I had a lovely day in Cambridge today; I dropped off one of my pupils at Pembroke College for a holiday course, and then had the rest of the day to do as I pleased. I started with a lunchtime concert in a church opposite Pembroke; Brahms and Franck Violin and Piano sonatas, a real treat to listen to others playing rather than me! Then a very pleasant afternoon in the Fitzwilliam Museum. I'd never been before, and it's a real gem - something for everyone! Greek, Roman, Egyptian and African artefacts, wonderfully preserved, whole suits of armour from knights of old, and a gallery of British and European paintings; from 14th century Italian religious art, to the pre-Raphaelites, French Impressionists, small bronze sculptures, works by the Bloomsbury Group and Stanley Spencer. And two Turners, so for me, worth going for them alone!
Then a wander around some of the Colleges. It's quiet as most of the students are still on holiday.
Love this sign spotted on the way to the station
And these sweet little houses
On Christ's Pieces
On the aptly named Eden St.
All in all a great day, and I dodged the rain showers!