To celebrate the birth of the new Prince of Cambridge, yesterday, 22nd July 2013, here is a post on the city that is his namesake.
I had to leave Mumbai to find more work, but once I got home to Cambridgeshire I decided to continue looking at places with the eyes of a traveller, even though they are local and familiar to me.
Visiting Cambridge a couple of days after returning home, some fresh impressions of the city came to mind. To my Indian eyes it appeared very quiet, empty, and clean. All the parks and streets seemed deserted. Where were all the people I’m used to seeing everywhere?
The river here passes Magdalene College, and cottages by the riverside, where weeping willows dip their branches down into the green water.
Since my return to Britain, the weather has been very fine. Exceptional really, and like those summers that my brother, my friends and I all remember from our childhood, before climate change made Britain wetter and gloomier than it used to be. The sky and the river were beautiful.