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 :)
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.
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.
St. John’s College
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.
Wearing my favorit bag/ a gift from the Atelje Mura Pehnec
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 ;)
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.