Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Day at Cambridge

One of our favorite weekend trips this spring was to Cambridge University, the fourth oldest university in the world, having been formed in 1209.
The daffodils were in full bloom that day as we strolled the university, admiring the strikingly beautiful architecture and grounds.
It was graduation day for many. Lots of proud parents in attendance.
Cambridge is a collegiate university, which means it's made up of independent colleges, 31 of them, each with its own classrooms, dining hall, dorm and chapel.

Punting along the River Cam is very popular. A punt is a narrow, flat-bottomed boat that looks something like a Venetian gondola. The boat is propelled by a long pole, not as easy as it looks!
We hadn't allowed enough time to try it out ourselves, but that's a great reason to return.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Debi, my mom just sent me the link to your blog. My father-in-law went to school at Cambridge.
    I was just looking at your blogroll and I also sometimes go to Between Naps on the Porch. Happy blogging! Kelly