Monday, 18 January 2010

Cambridge experience

It's very easy to take for granted living in Cambridge. But then something happens and you realize how lucky you are.

On Saturday I took the girls to Evensong at Kings College Chapel. It was a special Evensong to honour Sir David Willcocks' 90th birthday. Sir David himself conducted, including some of his own compositions. It was a beautiful occasion with three choirs (Mateja was singing in the CUMS choir).

The girls found it a little long, so I distracted them by getting them to look at the dragons and dogs carved on the walls. Of course, the interior of the chapel is one of the greatest interiors in the world! Sitting there, listening to some wonderful music, in the magnificent surroundings of the chapel, made me think how lucky we were.

On Sunday evening, we went to the light show which formed the finale for the University's celebrations for its 800th Anniversary. It was quite stunning:

Appropriately for a finale, the light show focused on current work taking place at the University.

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