‘The Other Place’ – October 2014

After the madness of the beginning of the academic year…

…I took myself off to Cambridge.

The irony of settling everyone into to Oxford…

….and then heading off to the Fens, didn’t escape me.

Whisper it…but I think that Cambridge is prettier than Oxford.

That’s partly because the river…

…flow through the middle of the city.

I was most taken with these lions outside the Fitzwilliam…

…this chemist’s sign (above a shop that’s still a chemist)…

…this chap’s fangs…

…that the Cavendish Lab was so posh when it built, that it has it’s own postbox…

….the ‘Round Church’…

…and this little ruin.

Good thing that my Ma or Dr Bones didn’t see it, as they’d want to move in!

When not wandering around the city I had a lovely garden to read in.

The Leaning Tower of Montreuil-sur-Mer

My dear friend Virginia has a keen eye for a postbox (it’s a long story). French postboxes are very dull, however, there looks like an interesting backstory here. Does the post van have a dent becuase it’s thumped into the postbox?

Keswick Reflections

The Boy and I were up in Keswick for a (lovely) wedding recently.

I couldn’t resist ‘bagging’ these for my friend Virginia. It made me reflect though, why two side-by-side? Did it used to be one for local, and one for other letters? Or do visitors to Keswick send so many cards that reinforcements were needed. I guess if I was a real postbox ‘licker’ I’d have checked the serial numbers to work out if they were put in at the same time or not.

As those of you who know me well can testify, I need regular infusions of tea. This tiny milk bottle made me squeal the house down

For Virginia…

The post-boxes in Morocco are the boring French yellow ones. Adam took this pic of a post office in Marrakech for the collection, as it’s a bit more exciting :-).