E.J.Wilkins

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Trinity Lane

This narrow lane runs between Trinity College on the right and part of Gonville and Caius College on the left.

It's here

If you look at the aerial view you'll see there are some surprises behind these tall buildings.
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Cambridge


Trinity Lane

This narrow lane runs between Trinity College on the right and part of Gonville and Caius College on the left.

It's here

If you look at the aerial view you'll see there are some surprises behind these tall buildings.
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comments (24)

I walked down his lane the last time I was in Cambridge and thought the fa├žade was great, especially the chimneys. Interesting to see the quadrangles behind the buildings though, very green, and the ubiquitous bicycles get into the picture as well. Nice one Ingrid.
EJWilkins: Thanks for that Les wink

We didn't have much time to stop and stare when we were there, hopefully we'll be back again before too long to have another look round. It's a lovely town
It almost gives a sense of claustrophobia!

Nice to have you back, Ellie.
EJWilkins: There is that sort of feel, but if you look at the aerial view you'll see that the buildings are quite shallow, and face inwards onto a lovely green space.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Sep 2009, 00:59
Impressive lane, Ellie, despite the sombre tones.
EJWilkins: It took a fair bit of fiddling to raise the light levels in the lower part of the picture, even though it was a bright sunny day it was quite dark in this lane.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 28 Sep 2009, 02:42
I agree with Les on the chimneys, Ellie. They look more ornamental than functional. What a surprise. The people give good scale to this lane.
EJWilkins: The chimneys would, I'd think, have been built tall to make sure there was upward airflow and to help take smoke up and away from the streets. Open fires will have been the only way of heating the rooms when these were built, which was between 1593 and 1615 .. the buildings on the right are to the rear of Great Court
http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/index.php?pageid=44&stop=2
How beautiful! What stunning architecture.
EJWilkins: It is rather amazing isn't it, and very old too
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 28 Sep 2009, 05:45
Nicely done, Ellie. I'd like to see what this looks like at night too.
EJWilkins: I'd imagine it's quite dark, there aren't many streetlights - but there are plenty of rooms overlooking the street so I expect it's quite safe
Ha... I grew up in Cambridge ... but I was too thick to go the University.

richard
EJWilkins: Well there's a coincidence, ancestors of mine lived nearby and some current relatives still do. smile
That is probably true of most places!
EJWilkins: I think tall walls hide loads and loads of secret places, all round Britain
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Sep 2009, 07:02
Yes, a wonderful pic from Cambridge- the chimneys, the old famous colleges full of a great tradition, and the young students! I hope you'll continue this series! I'm glad that you are back again!
EJWilkins: Thanks Philine smile

Didn't get to take many pictures because it was a very hurried visit. Maybe I'll get back there again to take some more
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 28 Sep 2009, 07:23
The Chimneys are marvelous Ellie, amazing whta is hidden behind these high walls
EJWilkins: High walls hide all sorts of things, and protect them too smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Sep 2009, 08:50
This is a very atmospheric shot Ellie with all these lucky young people about to embark on the times of their lives
EJWilkins: I wonder how many of the young people in this picture are actually students, o whether they were just visiting as we were.
It's a lovely town.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Sep 2009, 09:44
Unusual looking buildings with those huge chimneys. Isn't it a shame how we deface our old city centres with double yellow lines everywhere?! BTW Les seems to have got us muddled up!
Ingrid
EJWilkins: Yes, I noticed Les got a bit confused.

One thing I liked about this street was that the yellow lines looked more temporary than the buildings!
Delightful Ellie and a little like Cirencester.
EJWilkins: I'mn going to have to visit Cirencester some tim.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Sep 2009, 10:46
I know it well Ellie - there used to be a fine pub down here, unfortunately the name escapes me ;o) A mis-spent youth perhaps!
EJWilkins: I believe there are many fine pubs in Cambridge, unfortunately we didn't have time to try any to find the best.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 28 Sep 2009, 10:50
Oh i love cities like this. Could walk for hours.
EJWilkins: You'd love Cambridge, there's a lot to see and do.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 28 Sep 2009, 10:59
Wow this is fab,great chimneys.Good to see your photo again
EJWilkins: Amazingly old chimneys too, I think they date from the late 1500s.
We dont normally see these places Ellie..Nice picture.
EJWilkins: Sometimes it's good to wander round a busy, old, city and see what's hiding along side streets. We didn't have anything like enough time to see all of Cambridge, there's a lot to see there.
Thanks for this Ellie, I was brought up only a few miles from Cambridge and know the city well. I have walked this lane a fair few times in the past.
EJWilkins: I've got relatives near Cambridge - what's the betting you were close neighbours?
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 28 Sep 2009, 12:38
Glad you're posting again. I'm glad this is not full of graffiti. That's what I think of when I think of cities and youth.
EJWilkins: There are too many eyes keeping a lookout for the graffiti artists to have a chance to deface these lovely old buildings. The students are proud to be there, they make sure the place is kept nice wink
  • Conrad
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Sep 2009, 14:11
I like the tones in this
EJWilkins: There's a comfy, warm feeling to the old stonework isn't there.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Zion National Park, Utah
  • 29 Sep 2009, 00:34
Much like Oxford in some ways, Ellie. They have large open spaces inside their colleges. Love those chimneys!
EJWilkins: I don't know Oxford at all Alan, so I can't compare the two, but I'd somehow thought it was more grey stone .. am I wrong?
Hi Ellie! I'm not on Shutterchance as much as I'd like to be these days. I see that E-400 is still taking awesome photographs for you though! This is a lovely picture -- what a building. I love those long narrow European roads.
EJWilkins: Lovely to hear from you smile

I haven't been around much either Iain, and yes, I've still got the E-400. I'd like to upgrade, but it's a bit expensive.

There aren't many roads/lanes like this any more, they keep knocking them down for "redevelopment", whichis terribly sad.
  • Brian
  • Melbourne
  • 29 Sep 2009, 09:19
I love these old buildings. Something we lack in Australia
EJWilkins: Yes, these were built late 1500s, which is a bit too soon for Australia isn't it. wink
Bonita foto urbana. Saludos
EJWilkins: gracias por su comentario Mª Ángeles smile

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