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I LOVE CAMBRIDGE IN SUMMER.

Two posts in one day?! What has happened to me… 

So, although revision is constantly on the brain, exam term makes me more conscious of what I am doing with my own time, and weirdly I am finding it easier to schedule in social time/breaks in-between my revision sessions. So, as the weather is getting better (and hotter) here by the second, my friend & I decided to take advantage of the sun and sit by the River Cam in St John’s College with a picnic this week. We amused ourselves by watching the tourists on punts, and had a great catch-up after the Easter holiday. 

It was an idyllic afternoon, so I thought I’d share pictures on how wonderful Cambridge looks (and is). Cambridge usually looks beautiful in the dismal rain, but the sun just amplifies this beauty ten-fold, and it takes my breath away. 

I feel lucky to be here to appreciate this place. So lucky. 

-Sarah 

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St. John’s College and the Bridge of Sighs in Cambridge, England

The weather was less than stellar (occasional snow), and Daisy and I had…insufficient footwear, given the number of hours we were outside.  We end up spending some time in the college chapel just warming our feet.

photos by thisoysterismyhometown

Bridge of Sighs, Cambridge University.

It was built in 1831 and crosses the River Cam between the college’s Third Court and New Court. The architect was Henry Hutchinson.

Named after the covered bridge in Venice, on which prisoners would sigh as they were escorted to their cells.

The bridge, a Grade I listed building, is one of Cambridge’s main tourist attractions and Queen Victoria is said to have loved it more than any other spot in the city.