It is difficult to choose just a few photos when there are so many good ones to choose from. So, again, I have split the day into two sections. We spent the day in Cambridge. It was quite a bleak, cold day so some of the photos are a bit dark.
Pembroke College Gatehouse
Pembroke College Courtyard
Pembroke College Chapel
The Chapel was designed by Sir Christopher Wren (who was also responsible for St.Paul's Cathedral and many other churches in London.
Must have been a REALLY boring sermon!
This is a 15th century alabaster carving. It shows the good and evil deeds of a soul being weighed by St.Michael. The Virgin Mary stands with the soul at her right side, under her cloak. The devil (at the bottom right) is trying to pull the scales to make his side heavier. The Virgin Mary, awake to his scheming, places her rosary beads on her side of the scales. I wondered what the outcome of the trial was. I also wondered, somewhat irreverently, why the Virgin Mary needed rosary beads and if she said the "Hail Mary" to herself if she used them!
Detail of the devil pulling on the scales.
I liked this building at Pembroke. Not sure what it is!
Little St Mary's Church
The church dates back to the 14th century but it has been remodelled several time, including by Sir George Gilbert Scott (yes, yet again!!)in the 19th century.
I particularly liked this window.
Peterhouse College Gate. Peterhouse is the oldest college in Cambridge having been established in 1284.
A courtyard (basically, visitors are only allowed in the courtyard and the chapel of the colleges- this explains the lack of variety in the photographs!)
The exterior of the Chapel
Interior - sorry, it was very dark inside!
The Organ looks pretty old, I wonder when it was built.
The windows are quite unusual. This one shows Moses with the ten commandments.
The Nativity - a rather lovely depiction, I think.
To find out what happened later in the day, click the "Forward" link, below right.