DAY 8- March 14, 2013
Thursday morning we woke up and took the tube to King's Cross and then caught the train JUST in time to get to Cambridge, which was just a short 45 minute ride. Jordan was particularly interested in going here because of the King's College, where one of his favorite groups, the King's Singers originated. A beautiful college town!
|The King's College Chapel on the King's Parade.|
|We both loved the Gothic Style vaulted ceilings.|
|Where the choir sings.|
|The chapel from the side.|
We took a walk around the grounds on our way to the Trinity College's Wren Library.
|The beautiful grounds outside the King's College.|
|This tree is just so strange!|
|Punting down the River Cam.|
At the Wren Library, we got to see Shakespeare's First Folio, as well as A.A. Milne's handwritten copy of Winnie the Pooh (the real Christopher Robin went to Trinity College). Along with those, we saw Isaac Newton's handwritten notebooks. Very cool.
|This courtyard outside of the Wren Library was featured in Chariots of Fire.|
|The Trinity Gate, with a statue of Henry VIII, who founded Trinity College.|
|This apple tree is supposedly a descendant of the apple tree that stood in the garden of Sir Isaac Newton. The very one that dropped an apple on his head and inspired him to investigate gravity.|
|Jordan and I had lunch at the famous Eagle Pub, where Crick and Watson announced their discovery of DNA.|
|We ate in the RAF bar, where US Army Air Corp pilots signed the ceiling while stationed in Cambridge during WWII.|
|The signed ceiling at The Eagle.|
After finding a fudge shop in Cambridge and catching the train back to London, we decided to do the odds and ends that we hadn't seen yet. It was a crazy afternoon hopping on and off the Tube, but we got some great pictures!
|Back at King's Cross Station.|
|We went into the British Library to see more amazing exhibits like the Magna Carta, Handel's original Messiah score, and Beatles' lyrics written on the back of a greeting card.|
|Basically the only picture I was allowed to take in the British Library.|
|This sign was so interesting to us both!|
|Stairs leading straight down into the water!|
|From the Globe, we walked across the Millennium Bridge, where we had a great view of St. Paul's Dome.|
By now, we were pretty hungry, so we walked to Harrods. By the time we got to the gigantic store, though, the overstimulation of SO MANY CHOICES was too much for me. Plus I am pretty sure I was dehydrated, so we walked to a nearby noodle shop called Wagamama. Delicious.
|A very large spoon.|
|Back in our hotel, using the internet that didn't quite make it up to our fourth floor room :)|