To celebrate the birth of the new Prince of Cambridge, yesterday, 22nd July 2013, here is a post on the city that is his namesake.


Ducklings on River Cam

I had to leave Mumbai to find more work, but once I got home to Cambridgeshire I decided to continue looking at places with the eyes of a traveller, even though they are local and familiar to me.

Magdalene Street

Visiting Cambridge a couple of days after returning home, some fresh impressions of the city came to mind. To my Indian eyes it appeared very quiet, empty, and clean. All the parks and streets seemed deserted. Where were all the people I’m used to seeing everywhere?

Park Terrace, Cambridge

Park Terrace

River Cam, Magdalene Street, in the morning

River Cam, Magdalene Street, at midday

Morning on the board walk, River Cam


The river here passes Magdalene College, and cottages by the riverside, where weeping willows dip their branches down into the green water.

Riverside cottages


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Since my return to Britain, the weather has been very fine. Exceptional really, and like those summers that my brother, my friends and I all remember from our childhood, before climate change made Britain wetter and gloomier than it used to be.  The sky and the river were beautiful.



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Sidney Street

Market place


Rose Crescent

Market Hill

Bridge Street

Bridge Street

All Saints Passage



The Round Church

Bridge Street, Cambridge


Jesus Green tennis courts

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Approaching lock on the River Cam – view from Jesus Green

Ducks on the River Cam





Jesus Green


Jesus Green

Lower Park Street


Portugal Street

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4 Responses

  1. WelshGirl says:

    It’s certainly a good place to be named for 🙂

  2. laubao says:

    Nice pictures!! …I do the same of you: appreciate places with traveller’s eye, it’s the best thing to do to really look at the best parts of a place!!

    • Thanks very much! It is the best way – to try to look at everything with fresh eyes and an open mind. Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂 Hope you continue to enjoy the blog!

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