I didn’t intend for this blog to be as photo-heavy as I feel like it’s becoming, but unfortunately I can’t think of anything else to share with you today! I’ve already missed the last two Sundays due to a stressful trip to Dublin and a recovery-from-said-trip weekend back in Cambridge.
Speaking of Cambridge, you might be wondering “why is Cassie even there right now?” Great wonder! I’m here thanks to a little study-abroad adventure called the Pembroke-King’s Programme (PKP) at the University of Cambridge. I’ve been here since the end of June and figured now is the time to show you why my parents are going to have such a hard time getting me back to the States!
This week, I thought I’d spend my Sunday wandering around and taking pictures of my favorite spots in the two UniOfCam colleges I’ve been studying at. Enjoy!
This is my resident college, the one I live and eat in (although technically I live outside of the college walls, around the corner). It was founded in 1347 and is by leaps and bounds my preferred college. It’s so cozy and comfortable and peaceful and overall it just has this feeling to it. I can’t really describe it, so take a look and see if you catch it too.
On one of my first nights here, I was curious about Pembroke alumni so I googled “famous people who went to Pembroke College.” Imagine my pleasant surprise when I discovered that Roger Williams, the founder of my beautiful hometown state of Rhode Island, attended Pembroke! I don’t want to call it fate, or destiny, or anything but I mean… that’s a sign.
Founded in 1441 (yes, also before America was even DISCOVERED…), King’s is probably one of the most iconic Cambridge colleges. I can’t say I’ve spent a lot of time here, but I can say that my breathing still hitches every time I walk through the gate. The campus features colossally overwhelming architecture and wide, expansive lawns. Not to mention it borders the River Cam, where you can sit on the banks gossiping with friends and laughing at tourists as they attempt to punt.