Had a fabulous time Sunday with Gram and the crew. We went on the “Bridge The Gap” charity walk in Cambridge; which was aimed at helping The Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, Rotary Club of Cambridge & The Cambridge Press Relief Fund.
Of course I took my camera; what else is a gal to do when given the opportunity to mooch around dead posh Cambridge University campuses for the day?
It was well worth going from a horticultural point of view (Mr H you’re coming next time! We needed a horticulturalist!) The planting was spectacular. And the University buildings certainly did not disappoint.
I hung out with Darwin, Pitt & Wren to name drop but a few of the illuminaries who attended these incredible institutions.
The thing that struck me the most was the fact that although the buildings were in most cases hundreds of years old they stood alongside incredibly modern architectural extensions/additions. They seemed to embrace the past and the future in equal measure. Let alone the fact that you wandered from a bustling Cambridge High Street into this incredible inner sanctuary. I guess the main word I would use to describe the architecture and the gardens would be “progressive”.
It was a very well supported walk – and an amazingly interesting way to spend a Sunday. How incredible our educational and historical heritage is. It was fabulous to get into somewhere you can’t normally enter and learn about its histories and heroes!