Yet - Cambridge gave me an entirely different vibe. In some ways, I think I liked it better. Its parks and open spaces were more incorporated into the city, and the sights alongside the river (with its many bridges and punters) were more stunning than those in Oxford. Also, it's a slightly younger university, so some of the buildings were more modern - that is, modern in the sense of 16th, 17th, and 18th century architecture (in addition to the medieval). Finally, the fact that there weren't many buses swerving down the narrow roads, and that many streets were completely closed to cars, made it a more pleasurable place to walk. There are some other subtle differences, too, that I can't quite put my finger on.
|One of the many gorgeous bridges. Pictures don't do this place justice.|
|The beautiful architecture of Trinity College. There was sun! (after a torrential rainstorm at lunchtime)|
|King's College and chapel from the outside - with cows. How pastoral.|
|Inside King's Chapel. The screen and fan were stunning. Yes, I know - haven't I seen enough chapels/churches/cathedrals here already?|