JOHN CURTIS    Book Number: 88313    Product format: Hardback

A statue of King Henry VIII on Trinity College Great Gate has in place of the sceptre a wooden chair leg, placed there many years ago as a student prank. Punts on the quayside, the glamorous Wren Library at Trinity College, the very name Cambridge evokes unforgettable images - grand architecture of the colleges, the pastoral calm of the tree-lined backs, the bustle of bicycling students on King's Parade, and the serenity of the Christmas Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from the magnificent King's College Chapel. Today town and gown happily coexist and to walk around the city is to discover a mix of medieval, Tudor, Georgian and Victorian architecture, peaceful spaces beside the River Cam, busy shops and market stalls in a city at the forefront of science and technology often referred to as the 'Silicon Fen'. Here are turrets and battlements on gatehouses and cloisters, the Bridge of Sighs, gardens and passages, outfitters, tobacconists, booksellers and stationers, art galleries and pubs, bridges like the Mathematical Bridge, a replica of one erected in 1749 designed on the mathematical principals of William Etheridge and not Isaac Newton. A glamorous Pitkin 126 page landscape format colour illustrated gallery.
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ISBN 9781841653426
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