Cambridge looks the most pretty in summer, but it is magical in the winter sun too. The ice rink arrives in the city in November and this year we had an outdoor Food Park with independent vendors and festive treats.
I took a photo tour on my bicycle one chilly afternoon to add to the Tourist In Cambridge series with a festive post.
There were lots of traditional wreaths on the cottage doors.
We added our new fabric wreath to the door for Christmas.
Florence has been out and about with me in the cold and her pom poms are holding up well.
Even in the winter chill, people make the most of the many green spaces around the city.
I love spotting bicycle decorations and especially love this Pink Pashley with floral bunting on the basket.
The Fitzwilliam Museum always manages to look grand whatever the weather, but it is especially majestic in the low winter sunshine.
We don’t buy a real tree because of our cat, but I love the smell!
This cycle counter is a great addition to the city. The lit up display really wouldn’t photograph well – there had actually been 514 cyclists. Not many, but most of the students had left the city for the holidays at this point in mid December.
I love the quirky bikes you can spot around the city. I was at the traffic lights on my bike when I quickly snapped this strange mode of transport!
I hope the winter sun lasts. We had a super sunny Christmas day, it was perfect for a walk along the river and around the city.
I plan to continue this series into 2015, perhaps with some features on local favourites such as cafes and shops. Do comment if there is something or somewhere in the city you would like to see!
What do you love about where you live?