|By Ziyanlan (Ziyanlan) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 11:11 pm: Edit|
|By Jess13 (Jess13) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 11:30 pm: Edit|
oh boy. those are gorgeous. I was actually named for Clare College at Cambridge. interesting to see what it looks like
|By Ansiarach (Ansiarach) on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 07:31 am: Edit|
|By Benjamin (Benjamin) on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 06:29 pm: Edit|
That are absolutely beautiful...I really hope I get to study abroad there in a couple of years...
|By Hackerdiety03 (Hackerdiety03) on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 09:57 pm: Edit|
|By Anglophile (Anglophile) on Thursday, October 07, 2004 - 12:31 am: Edit|
I've only seen Oxford, but if this is what Cambridge looks like... Anybody know a good way to do study abroad there?
|By Ansiarach (Ansiarach) on Thursday, October 07, 2004 - 03:28 am: Edit|
"I've only seen Oxford, but if this is what Cambridge looks like... Anybody know a good way to do study abroad there? "
Theres an official student exhange program with MIT and probably other ways you could spend a year of your studies there. Otherwise you could always go for a year or two to do post-grad work which is what im thinking of doing.
|By Chocolatechip87 (Chocolatechip87) on Thursday, October 07, 2004 - 01:53 pm: Edit|
I did a summer program at Cambridge this summer and it was realllyyy beautiful. It would be nice to study there abroad but everything is really expensive, from clothes to food(especially!). Plus, the food is not all tht great.
|By Sauronone (Sauronone) on Thursday, October 07, 2004 - 04:03 pm: Edit|
Although those photos are beautiful, I'm pretty sure some colors are manipulated to accent the beauty. Similar photos could be taken of many US campuses.
|By Ziyanlan (Ziyanlan) on Thursday, October 07, 2004 - 04:29 pm: Edit|
I don't think so. Campuses in US have no buildings over four or five hundred years old. However, the oldest building in Cambridge is about one thousand years old.
When I saw the pictures of the chapel of king's college, I have a feeling that the university chapel of princeton is just so so.
" Although those photos are beautiful, I'm pretty sure some colors are manipulated to accent the beauty. Similar photos could be taken of many US campuses."
|By Jwblue (Jwblue) on Thursday, October 07, 2004 - 05:04 pm: Edit|
Cambridge is just down right awesome. I lived and studied at Trinity College for a summer (Trinity College is the best one at Cambridge and in the UK).
No US campus could even compare in sheer beauty and history to Cambridge. Look at it this way, when the oldest US college Harvard was founded (by a Cambridge grad), Cambridge was already older than Harvard is today.
|By Neobez (Neobez) on Thursday, October 07, 2004 - 09:20 pm: Edit|
Gah, that's astounding.
|By Cupcake (Cupcake) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 06:04 am: Edit|
Sauronone is correct in saying those photos have had their colours touched up but the buildings are still the same. None of the original university buildings (which were part of Peterhouse college from about 1280) survive. I think the oldest university building still standing belongs to Christs college and it's from about 1315? There are older buildings in Cambridge though.
I think these photos, in broad day light, show Cambridge how it really is and not some twilight fantasy land.
There is also a nice virtual tour here.
Being flatter than flat, Cambridge gets a little wet.
|By Ziyanlan (Ziyanlan) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 09:58 am: Edit|
The older part of the College (Peterhouse) is compactly built round two main courts - Old Court and Gisborne Court. Old Court is a fascinating mixture of styles: the Hall, built in about 1290; two ranges of Fellows' and undergraduates' rooms behind an eighteenth-century facade; a library built at the end of the Seventeenth Century; a seventeenth-century chapel, which is a hybrid of Gothic and Renaissance; and adjacent to the street, an impressive neo-classical building of the Eighteenth Century.
The Chapel (Jesus College)dates from about 1140 and is the oldest College building in Cambridge. It retains a unique atmosphere despite considerable alteration in accordance with successive artistic vogues. Most recently it was `restored' by the Pre-Raphaelites, Morris and Burne-Jones, who provided a painted ceiling and transept glass. This romanticized work sets a series of nicely rouged seraphim against the more serious structure of the convent church, and although the contrast is great, the overall effect is powerful, with each style retaining its integrity.
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