Beautiful Britain

Cambridge

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Author: Gordon Home
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,280 / 47 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 40.2
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 6,429
Added to site: 2007.12.16
mnybks.net#: 19399
Genre: Travel
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he building of this library, for the figures stand out boldly above the Gothic window just mentioned. The remaining sides of the third court were built through the generosity of various benefactors, and then came a long pause, for it was not until after the first quarter of the nineteenth century had elapsed that the college was extended to the other side of the river. This new court came into existence, together with the delightful "Bridge of Sighs," between the years 1826 and 1831, when Thomas Rickman, an architect whose lectures and published treatises had given him a wide reputation, was entrusted with the work. The new buildings were not an artistic success, in spite of the elaborate Gothic cloister, with its stupendous gateway and the imposing scale of the whole pile. Their deficiencies might be masked or at least diminished if ivy were allowed to cover the unpleasing wall spaces, and perhaps if these lines are ever read by the proper authority such a simple and inexpensive but highly desirable improvem

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2011.01.27
Andrew Ives
***..

Slightly dry and disappointingly short book on Cambridge, written rather like a tourist guide. This book briefly covers Cambridge's origins, then the majority of the book is dedicated to the various colleges, with a brief mention of two churches at the end. There is nothing whatsoever about any other aspect of Cambridge, which is something of a shame. The omitted pictures are also rather necessary to understand some of the text.


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