A brief stop over in Cambridge gives one a feel for the place, and a promise to go back and explore properly.
The buildings are phenomenal, I took several photos of the colleges of course and really would like to go on the river.
Opposite the buildings there sits the amazing Corpus clock in a window:
Apart from their wonderful collection, the current exhibition' The Search for Immortality' featuring tomb treasures of Han China is well worth seeing, and being shown until the 11th of November.
Love Cambridge Art - the Cambridge Art Walks map was also helpful in guiding a visitor round the other arty places to visit. Some listed were galleries, I would like to go back to visit Kettle's Yard: www.kettlesyard.co.uk
The Champion of the Thames was a great place to reflect on the day's events:
Moving next to Colchester where Tim found The Minories and was very impressed with their collection: www.colchester.ac.uk/art/minories
From there we visited the castle in Colchester which has an enormous number of old relics housed in a well restored castle:
Last but not least the trip took us to The Beth Chatto Gardens, Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7DB.
It's now 52 years since Beth Chatto began working on the garden, from an overgrown wasteland with poor gravel soil and boggy hollows, she has created an informal garden. The gardens are inspirational and so carefully thought out, with planting schemes to delight even at this time of year .
And glorious planting beside the water above.
And below three wonderful views showing how well Beth Chatto puts plants together: