Tourist in Cambridge #1

Today’s post is the start of a new series called Tourist in Cambridge. I’ll be sharing photos I have taken around my home city of Cambridge. Obviously I’ll include bicycles, especially as the city has gone even more cycling mad since the Tour De France!

I recently upgraded my camera so all photos are taken on a Canon EOS 1200D with a 50mm lens.

G and I passed Kings College this weekend and right after we got caught in a massive thunderstorm and *had* to duck into a pub for cover.

Kings-College-Cambridge

I spotted this old and characterful bicycle down a back street.

Vintage-Orange-Bicycle-Cambridge

I’m often asked by visitors if this book shop really is haunted….

The-Haunted-Bookshop-Cambridge

This antique book shop is amazing inside, full of history!

Antique-bookshop-Cambridge

We usually wait for the hype to die down before trying a new restaurant in the city, but we couldn’t resist Smokeworks which is in the home of the old Erainia restaurant.

Smokeworks-Restaurant-Cambridge

Think trendy interiors with exposed brick and benches with a cool switch ordering system. We had pulled pork buns and milkshakes that were out of this world. Salted Caramel especially. We are definitely going back.

Smokeworks-Restaurant-in-Cambridge

This cheery red bike is in the same place every day. I hope it hasn’t been abandoned.

Classic-Red-Bicycle

G and I spotted Wills and Kate made out of jelly beans in the old fashion sweet store!

Old-Fashioned-Sweet-Shop

This BMX was almost camouflaged in the hedgerow.

Vintage-BMX-Bike-Cambridge

Lots of shops and windows are celebrating cycling at the moment and the art around Cambridge is bike influenced.

Cycling-Window-Display-Cambridge

This cyclist reminded me that I really should make a start on decorating my bicycle!

Decorated-Bicycle-Basket

I recently visited a bicycle sculpture trail in the city too, so I’ll be sharing photos of this soon. What are the best parts of your home town or city? Tell me in the comments below.

Toodles!

Claire

TwitterPinterestFacebookBlogLovinInstagram Google+

 

*Some pages on this site may contain links to outside sites, including paid affiliates.

6 thoughts on “Tourist in Cambridge #1

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *