UK Trip 2011: Cambridge & Ely
Cambridge is a nice, small town and about an hour train ride away from London. I’ve heard locals describe it as a somewhat boring place, but I found it to be a nice break from big and bustling cities. Of course, I was only there for a few days so who knows how I would really feel in the long run! Nevertheless, I did enjoy my stay there. It has quite a few historical site such as the King’s College Chapel which was completed during King Henry VIII’s reign.
King Henry and Anne Boylen even carved their initials onto the organ piano inside the church. Kind of neat to think that they had walked the same church floors as I did, right?
Since old church buildings are kind of neat to look at, Pilbeam also took me to a nearby town, Ely. We visited the Ely Cathedral. Along the way, we met a friendly horse looking for sugar cubes and carrots from the tourists passing by.
Ely Cathedral was a stunning building and we took one of the tower tours. We got to climb up on hundreds of medieval steps in order to reach the tower. Admittedly, the narrow, winding and tiny steps made me quite nervous… I was afraid of falling backwards on the climb up…! Once we reached the top, all that work was quite worth it for the rare view.
Here is a slideshow of all my photos from our visit to Ely –