Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

When visiting Cambridge for the first time, it is important to go on the river in a punt. From the punt, you gain views of the river and associated, historic buildings which cannot be seen from the land.

The journey will take about an hour and, with very well informed punters to share knowledge, it is very enjoyable.
(You need to barter the price for there is much competition.)

This is the Bridge of Sighs, designed by architect Henry Hutchinson and built in 1831.

It is a covered bridge and leads between the St John's College University's Third Court and New Court.

It is named after the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, although they have little architecturally in common beyond the fact that they are both covered bridges. The bridge, a Grade I listed building, is one of Cambridge's main tourist attractions and Queen Victoria is said to have loved it more than any other spot in the city.

I will add a closer view of the bridge as a workshop and a further picture.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9507 W: 373 N: 22012] (86484)
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