The Round Church

/ Sunday, August 09, 2020
'The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, generally known as The Round Church, is an Anglican church in the city of Cambridge, England. It is located on the corner of Round Church Street and Bridge Street. Since 1950 the church has been designated a Grade I listed building, and is currently managed by Christian Heritage. It is one of the four medieval round churches still in use in England.
The church was built around 1130, its shape was inspired by the rotunda in the church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem. It was built by the Fraternity of the Holy Sepulchre, who was probably a group of Austin canons.' Wikipedia
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'Kościół Świętego Grobu, ogólnie znany jako the Round Church (Okrągły Kościół), jest kościołem anglikańskim w mieście Cambridge w Anglii. Znajduje się na rogu Round Church Street i Bridge Street. Od 1950 roku kościół został uznany za zabytek I stopnia i obecnie jest zarządzany przez Christian Heritage. Jest to jeden z czterech średniowiecznych kościołów okrągłych, które nadal są używane w Anglii.
Kościół został zbudowany około 1130 roku, jego kształt został zainspirowany rotundą w kościele Świętego Grobu w Jerozolimie. Został zbudowany przez Bractwo Świętego Grobu, które prawdopodobnie było grupą kanoników regularnych św. Augustyna.' Wikipedia
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Location: Round Church Vestry, Bridge St, Cambridge, Wielka Brytania
'The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, generally known as The Round Church, is an Anglican church in the city of Cambridge, England. It is located on the corner of Round Church Street and Bridge Street. Since 1950 the church has been designated a Grade I listed building, and is currently managed by Christian Heritage. It is one of the four medieval round churches still in use in England.
The church was built around 1130, its shape was inspired by the rotunda in the church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem. It was built by the Fraternity of the Holy Sepulchre, who was probably a group of Austin canons.' Wikipedia
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'Kościół Świętego Grobu, ogólnie znany jako the Round Church (Okrągły Kościół), jest kościołem anglikańskim w mieście Cambridge w Anglii. Znajduje się na rogu Round Church Street i Bridge Street. Od 1950 roku kościół został uznany za zabytek I stopnia i obecnie jest zarządzany przez Christian Heritage. Jest to jeden z czterech średniowiecznych kościołów okrągłych, które nadal są używane w Anglii.
Kościół został zbudowany około 1130 roku, jego kształt został zainspirowany rotundą w kościele Świętego Grobu w Jerozolimie. Został zbudowany przez Bractwo Świętego Grobu, które prawdopodobnie było grupą kanoników regularnych św. Augustyna.' Wikipedia
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Saturday's Critters

by on Saturday, August 08, 2020
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Trees on the dunes

by on Thursday, August 06, 2020
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I landed at Stansted Airport in the morning and my friend who lives in London could not see me until the evening. I checked beforehand if I could find anything interesting within one-hour journey maximum from Stansted. And here you are. Half an hour by train from the airport is one of the most famous university cities. WOW. One way tickets start from 11 pounds.
I immediately directed my first steps to the University Botanical Garden. Certainly in the other seasons, it is much more interesting, but it was still worth it.
The decision to establish a garden in this place was made in 1831 (previously the garden was located in the city centre and existed since 1762), but it wasn't until 1846 that the landscape architects began working on the project. It covers an area of 16 hectares and houses over 8,000 species of plants, grouped into themed gardens. It also has greenhouses in which tropical plants grow.
The highlight of the cold months is the Winter Garden. Its origins date back to 1979, and its colours show that winter in the garden does not have to be boring or monotonous.
Rubus thibetanus 'Silver fern'
Mahonia japonica 'Japanese mahonia'
Daphne odora 'Aureo marginata'
Galanthus L. 'Snowdrop'

The King's College Chapel is the symbol of Cambridge and the oldest building that has survived to this day from the King's College complex. The above-mentioned college was founded in 1441 by Henry VI, and construction of the chapel began in 1446. After historical turmoil, it was completed after 100 years, during the time of Henry VIII. Architecture has features of late English Gothic. It has wonderful stained glass windows, as well as the world's largest fan vault.
The green space on both sides of the river Cam is called the Backs. 
Sailing on a flat-bottom boat (a so-called punting) on the Cam River is an interesting alternative for viewing university buildings. It is good to take a break from sightseeing on foot and rest on the boat for a while. Quite a long moment actually, because the trip usually lasts about an hour. Take a deep breath and relax.
I had a great time searching for bridges. Cambridge has 25 bridges. No, I didn't cross them all, though it would certainly be an interesting experience. The most famous are easily found. They are in the centre side by side :)

Mathematical Bridge in Queen's College
Clare College Bridge
The Bridge of Sights, St John's College
The Kitchen Bridge, St John's College
Walking around the city, you can easily come across Newton's Apple Tree. Located at Trinity College, where Newton attended. The tree was grown from a seedling of the original tree that grows at Newton's family home (Woolsthorpe Manor House) in Lincolnshire. 
Corpus Clock is a must-see. For me, this is at least a strange and disturbing vision of time escaping. In the evening it looks beautiful, although the lighting gives it a diabolical image. I don't know why it moved me so much? Maybe because not so long ago I noticed how fast life goes by ...
Time passes quickly, but it is worth taking some time to visit Cambridge.
Just a final word about the trip to London. Don't put it off until the last minute. The British railways did not impress me once again. A train in Cambridge was delayed and another in London was cancelled. I had to wait for the next one. Half an hour here, half an hour there and you are tired of the journey, instead of the whole day of sightseeing.



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Location: Cambridge, Wielka Brytania