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Home, sweet home...

Well, actually I came back home late Monday night. But I was so tired yesterday that I was barely human, so...

It's been a wonderful trip to England. Although I never did get a chance to visit London except coming to and fro Heathrow airport. The rest of time we spent in Cambridge entirely. Oh, how I loved this charming little town!


On the left is the Mathematical Bridge over the river Cam inside Queen's College. The story goes that when the bridge was first built in 1749, it was constructed without bolts - held together only by mathematical principles and a clever design, hence the name. Today the bridge was rebuilt in the same style as the original but has bolts in the main joints. The middle picture is taken along King's Parade. The structures in the background is part of the majestic King's College and King's College Chapel. On the right next to it is the soaring fan-vault ceiling inside King's College Chapel.

This is the entrance to St. John's College. My fellow BSG flist members - I'm sure it comes as no surprise to you why I paid particular interest to this. ;-)

On the left is a snapshot of tourists punting on river Cam. We didn't get a chance to do this during the trip. Instead, we elected to cycling - in my case, strolling - on the path along the river. The snapshot on the right is my boy riding his bike on the said path.


p.s. I apologize to everyone here that I've neglected my flist and LJ for quite a while due to this trip. I will attempt to reply your comments and check out your posts. Did I miss much?

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asta77
Oct. 21st, 2010 01:40 am (UTC)
You didn't chain yourself to the building? I'm SO disappointed in you! ;)
xwacky
Oct. 21st, 2010 03:40 am (UTC)
IKR? I'm even disappointed in me. *g*

I was too chicken to linger there for too long. I was afraid the man guarding the entrance thinking I'm too weird for overtly staring at the building.
ckll
Oct. 21st, 2010 04:14 am (UTC)
You've been to some gorgeous places, you lucky girl.
xwacky
Oct. 21st, 2010 04:23 am (UTC)
Thank you bb. I am lucky enough to get to visit some very nice places. But one of the places I most wanting to go is Greece. Alas, so far I haven't had the chance yet.
ckll
Oct. 21st, 2010 04:25 am (UTC)
Greece has some very beautiful places but you will be very lucky if you come and no strikes happen.
xwacky
Oct. 21st, 2010 04:35 am (UTC)
Whoa! Pardon my ignorance, but strikes still happen often there? That must've made things difficult for you. *hugs*
ckll
Oct. 21st, 2010 04:37 am (UTC)
It is sometimes but it's harder for the tourists when they go to visit Acropolis and is closed because of the protesters outside
xwacky
Oct. 21st, 2010 05:08 am (UTC)
That would suck major indeed! *pouts*

I hope the situation gets better soon. I really wish I'd get to visit Greece next summer.
ckll
Oct. 21st, 2010 05:20 am (UTC)
I hope things will be betetr here.
xwacky
Oct. 21st, 2010 05:27 am (UTC)
IKR. Here's to hope!
layne67
Oct. 21st, 2010 05:35 am (UTC)
Welcome back! And those are great pics. Does the Mathematical Bridge come with equations and stuff? :))

And did you manage to catch Jensen's SPN episode?
xwacky
Oct. 21st, 2010 05:43 am (UTC)
Hehe, no equations, alas! Thank you dear. *g*

Yes, I was able to catch the episode thanks to our friend. I was surprised at how much I honest to goodness enjoyed it given it's a Bobby episode.
anastdean
Oct. 21st, 2010 08:21 am (UTC)
Again thank you for sharing and welcome home bb. Hugs.
xwacky
Oct. 21st, 2010 04:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you darling. Any time. <333
(Anonymous)
Oct. 21st, 2010 11:50 am (UTC)
Absolutely beautiful pics!!!! I really like the bridge--I've never heard of it, but when I have some time I plan on looking it up!

Welcome home!!!!
mick
xwacky
Oct. 21st, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC)
Miiiick! Thank you sweetie. Yes the bridge is pretty nifty. And the colleges are gorgeous. Also it's absolutely a treat wandering through the book stores here. It must be a dream to go studying in Cambridge. No wonder one of our favorite actor is so well spoken, and such a gentleman! ;-)
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