A couple of weeks ago, friends of ours got married in the Essex countryside. It was a beautiful wedding, in a medieval castle, with harpist and magician and everything. Fabulous. I hope they're enjoying their honeymoon!
The day after the wedding, though, we had some time to kill before our flight home, so we decided to go to Cambridge. I'd never been before, and was surprised by how much I liked it - though I think the reusing of old buildings to house chain coffee shops is an Abomination unto Nuggan. (If you're not a Pratchett fan, you should be, but you can google that if you don't get the reference...) Cambridge is like a distilled essence of England, and it's mostly rather nice!
Notre Dame, the Cambridge version:
Flowery bikes (there were several, this was just the one I liked best):
Cambridge city centre:
Inside one of the college gardens:
Top of the bulding in which Costa Coffee now lives:
Abomination unto Nuggan:
Punting on the river Cam:
There's a very nice restaurant just next to the river there - excellent steak sandwiches.
The spikiest wrought iron fence in the world:
A doorway, which I did read about but have now forgotten:
Some more photos of the colleges: