Adorable Cambridge

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I was really lucky to go to the GSGP Spring conference in Cambridge. Well there were no spring but summa summarum it was a great experience. One of those really rare moments when you are happy to pronounce yourself as a PhD candidate. Enjoy the photos of this magic place :)

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Some punts ( flat-bottomed boat with a square-cut bow) on the river Cam.  The punting is a great idea when the weather is nice.  2013-03-25 17.55.44 - Copy 2013-03-25 18.01.15 - Copy

King’s College Chapel (well I’d say – a cathedral!) dating from 15th century. It is a splendid example of late Gothic (Perpendicular) architecture. It was started in 1446 by Henry VI (1421-71) and took over a century to build. It has the largest fan vault in the world and some of the finest medieval stained glass.2013-03-27 14.57.54-2

If you are in Cambridge and you are  l’ameteur  of the classic music this is THE place to be. There is a possibility to get unisighted places for 5 pounds just before the beginning of the concert. I was so delighted when I realized that I can buy a ticket and listen Bach’s Matthew’s Passion preformed by King’s Choir and  three renowned German singers: Christoph Genz, Stephan Loges and Andreas Scholl. Put all of that in King’s and you’ll know what is like to be close to the Heaven! Listen HERE one tiny part of it.

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St. John’s College

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The Bridge of Sighs is one of the most beautiful bridges I’ve ever seen! It belongs to St’s John’s College. A common myth states that it was the students who named this bridge “bridge of sighs,” as the context of its existing within the college grounds means that the “sighs” are those of pre-exam students.

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Wearing my favorit bag/ a gift from the Atelje Mura Pehnec2013-03-26 20.19.25-2 2013-03-26 20.21.49

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Trinity College

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The Fitzwilliam museum! You should have a whole day to visit it :)2013-03-27 12.28.59 2013-03-27 12.29.04 2013-03-27 13.40.51

As it’s written – the most famous pub in Cambridge. The place where Francis Crick interrupted patrons’ lunchtime on 28 February 1953 to announce that he and James Watson*  had “discovered the secret of life” after they had come up with their proposal for the structure of DNA.

*what about Rosalind Elsie Franklin who’s data they used to formulate their’s hypothesis? Waiting for an explanation from my friends in science ;)

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The famous Cavendish Laboratory – the Department of Physics. Just for the record: 29 Cavendish researchers have won Nobel Prizes!!!
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Queens’ College2013-03-27 14.15.25 2013-03-27 14.20.16

The Mathematical Bridge belongs to a Queens’ College. His official name is Wooden Bridge. Although it appears to be an arch, it is composed entirely of straight timbers built to an unusually sophisticated engineering design, hence the name.

With this photo I’m sending you my love until the next post.



  1. Un grande ‘mi piace’ dalla bibliotheca!

  2. I love Cambridge, I almost went there for my PhD :) Too bad you didn’t have a change to see it in spring, it’s amazing. Regarding the mentioned discovery of DNA structure, well, it’s quite a shamefull event for the histroy of science. I think today, for stealing someone else’s data like this a person would be prosecuted both by the law and public, but back then you obviously would won a Nobel!

  3. Predivne fotografije!
    Uživala sam… ;)

  4. DIvne fotografije!!!

  5. The photos are truly awesome :-)



  6. Kao i uvek- divne slike na tvom blogu!;) Tasnica mi je preslatka!!!

  7. Još jedna divna razglednica iz tvog pera/aparata :))!

  8. Divne fotografije! Baš daju ono nešto posebno tvom blogu :)

  9. ptrkrl · · Reply

    bila sam tam kao klinka u osmom razredu i ostao mi je u sjecanju kao jedan od najkul gradica u kojem sam ikad bila. svaka kuca ima svoju pricu :) divna razglednica :)

  10. Dajana · · Reply

    Ajme,san mi je otići tamo,zavidim!

  11. […] style of the architecture –  don’t be afraid to open them wide! After visiting Cambridge in the March 2013 this was my second visit of the island and I loved it even […]

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