Tuesday, 18 October 2016

T stands for …..the most amazing time!

We arrived home from our trip to Ely on Saturday evening having had stops on the way for hubby to throw up!! Sorry! That is definitely not the most amazing time - I knew he was ill when he allowed me to drive - he normally likes to be chauffeur! 
The good news is that he was fine on Sunday - we think that as well as not tolerating Lamb he can no longer tolerate Pork which we had both enjoyed eating the previous evening!
I am still in a Mediaeval mood with the page I have made for Art Journal Journey - I am loving Valerie's Autumn theme - again I started this while away.
I took some Paper Artsy stamped images with me and I used Autumn coloured Coloursoft pencils and part of the flyer I used for my last page.
I drew in some patterns with a gold pen and used a small circle punch to add some circles cut from a magazine.
As I mentioned in my previous post the exhibition was amazing but so was Cambridge! It is probably about 20 years since I last visited but the architecture is so beautiful.
We started our day by walking from the railway station into the town looking for an information centre. On the way we passed Carluccio's so once we had some leaflets and a map to peruse we headed back there for coffee…and biscuits. You may remember that in last weeks T post I showed you Carluccio's in Lincoln - the space in the Cambridge cafe was so much airier! The coffee and biscuits that I am showing you while I join Bluebeard and Elizabeth for T Stands for Tuesday….
…were just as delicious...
…well, actually hubby had tea and I had a latte.
We didn't eat all the biscuits - I wrapped some up for another day!

We headed for the Fitzwilliam Museum stopping on the way for a peep at Peterhouse college, the oldest college
Yes, that's  me getting my camera out..
….and there's hubby.
On our way back into the town we looked in on Pembroke College...

….the gardens were beautiful.
We walked on to Corpus Christi College

We looked through the railings at St Catharine's College
I loved seeing the bicycles lined up everywhere!
We walked on to probably the most famous college - Kings College, founded by Henry VI and completed during the reign of Henry VIII

The carvings are beautiful but we were too late to go in….or were we?
We went off for coffee and returned at 5.00pm to join the queue to go to Evensong - the guide on the gate had tipped us off that it was sung Eucharist - well we weren't about to miss out on the chance of such an experience!
We didn't have to wait long and while we waited I took some photos.

 I even caught sight of a punter on the river.
so, we went in…no photos obviously but I can tell you that it was a very moving experience - the Kings college Choir lived up to our expectations!
When we came out it was getting dark - we went around the back of the college as hubby had stayed in the queue before the service.
 We could hear music coming from another chapel but I have no idea what is is called.

We were just in time to see some of the choir heading back to their school.

We headed back to the station by a different route that we had taken earlier - a lovely end to our day!

I will try to organise some more photos for a scheduled post later in the week!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Valerie-Jael said...

What a wonderful visit you had, I would so love to visit there again. Your page for Ajj is fantastic again, great idea. Thank for joining us again. Sorry yur hubby wasn't so well, poor man! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. I like your page very much! Gorgeous !
What amazing architecture there! Fantastic photos!
Hope your hubby feels better now!
Thank you for joining Art Journal Journey again ♥♥♥ and a happy T-Evening for you!
oxo Susi

Gibby Frogett said...

Love the colours and the imagery on your wonderful journal page Chris.
Thanks so much for sharing for your fabulous photos and showing the amazing architecture and scenery... glad to heat your husband is ok again too.
Gill x

Divers and Sundry said...

The architecture is stunning, isn't it! So much history. We have some Advent/Christmas music by the King's College Choir, I think. Happy T Tuesday :)

chrissie said...

Terrific page Chris with lots of interest

Love the photos with the great architecture. I have only ever passed through that area so must put it on a list. Thank you for sharing yout trip

Love Chrissie xx

Meggymay said...

Fabulous photos of Cambridge Chris, we loved our visit there earlier in the year. Its a wonderful page as well, love all the interesting images.
Happy T day
Yvonne xx

Linda Kunsman said...

beautiful journal [page Chris. Sorry hubby was ill-nothing worse than that and when you're in a moving car yet. Hope he is back to 100%. Gorgeous photos of those stunning old colleges. I got goosebumps just thinking about hearing the choir there...
Happy T day!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Chris, First I am sending you heartfelt thanks for taking the time to visit my blog when I have been all but absent, certainly absent from blog visits. Cannot say if I am "back on track" but I hope if there is an absence, it won't be for too long.
Now onto your amazing page - love it. Beautiful colours and there is such a sense of time to it, gorgeous.
TFS all those wonderful photographs.

Helen said...

oh, you lucky thing! I always listen to Carols from Kings at Christmas (it's the best bit of the whole time if you ask me!) so to hear them in action would be fabulous. Amazing photos; thanks for sharing. hope hubby is better now, sounds like a nasty journey home!

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful place to visit and you must have timed it just right to see the choir boys - wonderful! You art work is lovely and some of the colours remind me of the beautiful roses that you captured in your Pembroke College photos. Wishing you a Happy T Day! J :-)

My name is Erika. said...

I don't know whether Cambridge is more beautiful in the day or the evening. The light coming through those windows in the evening gives such an amazing view. Your page is also wonderful. I love how all those images work together so well and really fir your medieval theme. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

Krisha said...

Great page for AJJ.
Thanks for sharing all your lovely photos, I've gone through them a couple of times.....such breathtaking architecture and I bet that choir was amazing....I could almost hear them.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Medieval inspired art and photos make this an especially lovely post. I only wish T had felt better. He looked in good spirits when he had tea, though. I hope all is well now.

I loved seeing all those colleges in Cambridge. I had NO idea there were so many of them. Seems the entire city must be colleges. The views you shared are gorgeous.

It was pretty awesome that you picked the right time to visit, so you could see the choir sing. I suspect that was a real joy.

Thanks for sharing your medieval art and the colleges with us, along with your latte and T's tea for T this Tuesday.

Brenda Brown said...

Wonderful photos Chris bringing back memories of when I lived in St.Ives as a child not that we got many visits to Cambridge in those days. Thanks for sharing your fabulous day. Xxx

johanna said...

i enjoyed this post so much! i visited Oxford and Cambridge in 1975 (!), with a Group of my School. and only remember i found it very beautiful, but have not detailed memories. now i´m really impressed with all that architecture again. a feast for the eyes for sure! i plan to go back there one day.
i hope your hubby is well meanwhile and wish you a wonderful week!
happy belated t-day!

Darla said...

I went to your previous post so I could see all your great pages. The visit must have been great and it looks like you covered everything.
Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.

Carol said...

What a delightful post....well except for the hubby feeling ill :( Glad he is better!!! Some foods do me that way too. I love seeing all of the old buildings and churches. The new and modern ones just have no character at all :( I'm so glad you had such a great trip and that you shared it with us :)

Crafty She said...

Fabulous page Chris and as always your photos are wonderful. xxx

Little Artbee said...

Oh what lovely photos from these amazing architecture,I love such old buildings so much and you show us much of them perfectly. Great pleasure to look at.It must have been wonderful to listen to the choir in such an old buildings atmosphere. Hope your husband feels better now.
Your Middle Age influenced page I love very much, very well done.
Dear greetings

craftytrog said...

Great photos Chris, and a wonderful tour of Cambridge! I love your pages too! xx

butterfly said...

I really like your medieval page, and I'm so grateful for the trip down memory lane round Cambridge. I do miss it. That's Clare College Chapel round the back/side of Kings where you heard the other choir - another very strong choir tradition there. In fact, in my day, they were considered the choir to beat.
Alison x

Dianne said...

oh is wonderful to see how you've visited these marvelous places...that I've only seen on British TV shows! I envy you the visit to the Medieval those complex designs and beautiful figures! Made me smile to see the choir boys actually wearing those hats. What a lovely journal page you've made too...those vine and flower designs are irresistible! ♥