A dane visiting Cambridge – experience university with colleges, chapels, churches, museums and on boats on river Cam

 

En dansker besøger Cambridge – oplev universitetet, kollegier, kapeller, kirker og museer  og  bådtur på floden Cam.

 

 

 

 

 

Text and photos Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

King´s College and King´s Chapel, Cambridge built 1441 and 1446 by King Henry 6:

 

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ings College and Kings Chapel., Cambridge. View to Entrance and chapel in background 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

King´s College and King´s Chapel, Cambridge, England. View to entrance and chapel in background 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

After 3 days holiday in London I travelled by train 80 km north to Cambridge to visit my stepson Jonas and his girlfriend Katharina.  They both work in Cambridge – she as an environmental legal specialist and he as a nature conservation scientist at Cambridge University. They have lived 3 years in Cambridge and it is my first visit in their home.

In morning on friday 20 april I walk alone around in the city to experience its atmosphere this “summer day” with 25 degrees. Cambridge is today a city with 125.000 inhabitants and 25.000 students at Cambridge University with 21 faculties and 50 institutions. The university was founded around 1200 and in the following centuries teachers and students were organized in more than 31 different colleges:

Peterhouse (1284), Clare (1226/38), Pembroke (1347), Gonville and Caius (1348/1557), Trinity Hall (1350), Corpus Christi (1352), King´s (1441/1446), Queens (1446), St. Catharine´s (1473), Jesus College (1496), St. John (1511), Trinity (1546) etc.

Every college had its own bedrooms, dining hall, kitchen, study rooms, library, chapel and garden. Every student staying on the colleges have 2 senior personal student advisers at the college to help them with their studying and personal life.

My son and his girlfriend live close to Mill Road and Cambridge railway station – only 2 km from center of Cambridge. Therefore I decided to walk to the city and pass this street with typical english 2 floor houses:

 

Side road to Mill Road, Cambridge:

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Side road to Mill Road. Two floor houses – typical english houses. Photo 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

– and this excellent big green area “Parker´s Piece“ with a lot of sporting activities:

 

Parker´s Piece:

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Parker´s Piece. Cambridge. Photo 20.april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Map of Cambridge:

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Map of Cambridge. Photo 20 april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

In Kings Parade and Trinity Street I pass beside St. Botolph´s Church and the entrances of St. Catharine´s College, King´s College and Gonville and Caius College:

 

St. Botolph´s Church:

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Botopph´s Church, Kings Parade, Cambridge. Photo 20. april 2018 by erik K Abrahamsen

Botolph´s Church, Kings Parade, Cambridge. Photo 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

St. Catharine´s College:

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St. Catharine´s College, Kings Parade. Phoot b20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

St. Catharine´s College, Kings Parade. Photo 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

King´s College and King´s Chapel:

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King´s College, King´s parade. Photo 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

King´s College entrance and King´s Chapel, King´s parade.  At right on photo: Senate House. Photo 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

King´s College and King´s Chapel:

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King´s Chapel and Senate House. Phoot 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

King´s Chapel and Senate House. Photo 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

In Trinity Street and John´s Street –

Gonville and Caius College, Trinity College, St John College and St. John Chapel.

 

Gonville and Caius College – inside the courtyard:

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Gonville and Caius College courtyrd. View to Senate House and King´s Chapel in backgriund. Photo 29. april 2018 by Erik k Abrahamsen,

Gonville and Caius College courtyard. View to Senate House and King´s Chapel in background. Photo 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Gonville and Caius College – inside the garden:

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Gonville and Caius College courtyard. Pho in direction to Senate House and King´s Chapel. Photo 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Gonville and Caius College garden. Photo in direction to Senate House and King´s Chapel. Photo 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Trinity College in  St. John Street:

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Entrance to Trinity College, St. John Street. Photo 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Entrance to Trinity College, St. John Street. Photo 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

St. John College:

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St. John´s College, St. John´s Street. Phot 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

St. John´s College, St. John´s Street. Photo 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

St. John Chapel:

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St. John Chapel. Photo 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

St. John Chapel. Photo 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

St. Clement Church in Bridge Street:

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View to St. Clement Church, Bridge Street. Photo 20. april 2018 by Erik k Abrahamsen.

View to St. Clement Church, Bridge Street. Photo 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

St. Clement Church in Bridge Street:

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St. Clement Churh. Photo 20 april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen

St. Clement Church in Bridge Street. Photo 20 april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

My stepson has invited me to lunch in Pembroke College.

 

Before I met him I decided to visit Archaeology & Anthropology Museum in Downing Street.

 

Students enjoy lunch in garden of Archaeology & Anthropology Museum in Downing Street:

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Museum of Archaeology and Anthrophology in Downing Street. Lun

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Downing Street. Students enjoy lunch in garden and courtyard of Museums and University buildings. Photo 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Archaeology & Anthropology Museum:

Plate: “Finding Roman Cambridge”.

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Plate ii Archaeology&Anthropology Museum. Photo 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Plate in Archaeology & Anthropology Museum. Photo 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Archaeology & Anthropology Museum:

Plate: “Danelaw, East Anglia”.

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Plate about "Danelagen", Viking Age in England. Photo 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Plate about “Danelaw”, Viking East Aglia. Photo 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Links: “Danelaw (Danelagen), East Anglia”.

The Dockyard

 

I and my stepson eat lunch in Dining Room of Pembroke College.

Religious reformer Nicholas Ridley was elected as a fellow in Pembroke College 1524 and became Pembroke´s Master in 1540.

 

View to Dining Room at Pembroke College founded 1347:

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Dining Room, Pembroke College. Photo 20. april 2018 by Erik

View to Dining Room, Pembroke College. Photo 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Pembroke College founded 1347 –  view to courtyard, garden and United Reformed Church:

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Pembroke College founded 1347. Phot 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Pembroke College founded 1347. In background: United Reformed Church. Photo 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Pembroke College – Chapel and courtyard and garden:

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Pembroke College - view to Chapel and courtyard. Photo 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Pembroke College – view to Chapel and courtyard and garden. Photo 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Pembroke College:

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Pembroke College, Cambridge. Photo 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

After lunch we walked to River Cam to relax.

River Cam – view to The Mill:

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River Cam. View to The Mill. Photo 20. april 2018 by erik k Abrahamsen

River Cam. View to The Mill. Photo 20. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

River Cam – view to Darwin College founded 1964:

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River Cam view to Darwin College. Photo 20, april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

River Cam view to Darwin College. Photo 20, april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Next day saterday 21. april 2018 is another “summer day” with more than 25 degrees celsius and the sun shinning from a blue sky. My stepson and his girlfriend invite me to a River Cam trip on a flat boat.

Before meeting on Darwin College I visit Sedgwick Museum in Downing Street.

 

Sedgwick Museum of Geology and Earth Sciences:

Entrance.

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Sedgwick museum of Geology and Earth Csience. Photo 21. april 2017 by Erik k Abrahamsen.

Sedgwick Museum of Geology and Earth Sciences. Entrance. Photo 21. april 2017 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Skeleton of Dinosaur –  Sedgwick Museum of Geology and Earth Sciences:

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Sedgwick Museum of Geology and Earth Scieneces

Skeleton Dinosaur. Sedgwick Museum of Geology and Earth Sciences. Photo 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Plate – Sedgwick Museum of Geology and Earth Sciences:

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Plate

Plate of Dinosaur. Sedgwick Museum of Geology and Earth Sciences. Photo 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

River Cam at The Mill:

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The Mill at River Cam. Photo 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

The Mill at River Cam. Photo 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

My stepson has his social base in Darwin College. Thats why he has free admission to lend a flat boat for 5 persons.

 

How to go punting?

By punting with a 5 m long bar on bottom of the 1-2 m deep River Cam by standing on back of the flat boat – punting.

 

Jonas and Katharina at River Cam:

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Jonas and Katharina at River Cam. Photo 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View to River Cam and Mathematical Bridge at Queen´s College:

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Mathematical Bridge, River Cam at Queen´s College at right on photo. Phoot 21. april 2018 by Erik k Abrahamsen.

Mathematical Bridge, River Cam at Queen´s College at right on photo. Photo 21. april 2018 by Erik k Abrahamsen.

 

On our flat boat on River Cam view to Mathematical Bridge:

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River Camp. View from our flat boat to Mathematical Bridge. At right on photo Queens College. Photo 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen

River Camp. View from our flat boat to Mathematical Bridge. At right on photo Queens College. Photo 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View from our flat boat on River Cam:

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River Cam. View from our flatboat. Phoot 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

River Cam. View from our flat boat. Photo 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

View from our flat boat on River Cam:

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View from our flat boat on River Cam. Photo 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

View from our flat boat on River Cam. Photo (mobil) 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View to College from our flat boat on River Cam:

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River Cam. View to College. Photo (mobile) 21. april 2018 by Erik k Abrahamse,

River Cam. View to College. Photo (mobile) 21. april 2018 by Erik k Abrahamsen.

 

View from our flat boat on River Cam:

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River Cam - View from our flat boat. Phoot (mobile) 21. apri 2018 by erik k Abrahamsen.

River Cam – View from our flat boat. Photo (mobile) 21. apri 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View from our flat boat on River Cam to D-Day 1944 planning group meeting place building:

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View from our flat boat to D-Day plan group meeting building. Photo 21. april 2018 by erik K Abrahamsen.

View from our flat boat to D-Day 1944 planning group meeting place building. Photo 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View from our flat boat on River Cam:

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view from our flat boat on River Cam to building. Phoot 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

View from our flat boat on River Cam to building and College Garden. Photo 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Katharina enjoying our punting experience on River Cam:

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Katharina enjoynig our punting exprience on River Cam. Photo 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

AView from our flat boat on River Cam:

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View from our flat boat on River Cam. Photo 21. april 2908 by erik k Abrahamsen.

View from our flat boat on River Cam. Photo (mobile) 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

After finished our boat trip on River Cam we passed across Mathematical Bridge to Queen´s College.

 

Queen´s College – St. Berhard College refounded as Queen´s College 1448:

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Queen College. Photo (mobile) 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Queens College. Photo (mobile) 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Queen´s College – dining room:

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Queen College. Dining Room. Photo (mobile) 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Queen´s College. Dining Room. Photo (mobile) 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Queen´s College – Entrance on National Day, St. George Day 21. april 2018:

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Queen College. Photo 21. april 2018 by Erik k Abrahamsen

Queen´s College – Entrance. National Day. Photo 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

King´s College and Chapel´s entrance – Garden as neighbour to River Cam:

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King´s College and Chapel. View to garden as neighbor River Cam. Photo (mobile) b21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen,

King´s College and Chapel´s entrance. View to garden as neighbour River Cam. Photo (mobile) National Day the 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

River Cam as neighbour to garden of King´s College and Chapel:

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River Cam as neighbor to King´s College and Chapel. Photo (mobile) 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

River Cam as neighbour to King´s College and Chapel. Photo (mobile) 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

I will close my article of my 4 days visit to Cambridge with this 2 photos of King´s Chapel:

 

King´s Chapel  – founded 1446 by King Henry 6:

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Kins Chapel - interior. Photo (mobile) 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

King´s Chapel – interior. Photo (mobile) 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

King´s College and Chapel founded 1441 and 1446 by King Henry 6: 

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King´s College and Chapel - vewu from garden neighbor to River Cam. Photo (mobile) 21. april 2018 by erik K sabrahamsen.

King´s College and Chapel – view from garden neighbour to River Cam. Photo (mobile) 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

 

On sunday 22. april we decided to visit The Orchard Tea Garden near Grantchester on a walk alongside River Cam south of Cambridge.

From Mill Road we walk through streets with typical english 2 floors houses to River Cam as neighbor to Botanical Garden:

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Cambridge – a street with typical 2 floor houses. Photo 22. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

River Cam between Cambridge and Grantchester – spring 2018:

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View to River Cam between Cambridge and Grantchester. Phot in direction south 22. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Grantchester – view to St. Andrew and St. Mary Church built around 1200 A. C.:

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Grantchester St. Andrew and St. Mary Church. Photo 22. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Grantchester – view to St. Andrew and St. Mary Church built around 1200 A. C.:

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St. Andrew and St. Mary Church in Grantchester. Photo 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen,

 

Grantchester – view to St. Andrew and St. Mary Church built around 1200 A. C.:

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St. Andrew and St. Mary Church in Grantchester. Photo 22. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Thatched house in Grantchester:

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Thatched house in Grantchester. Photo 22. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

River Cam at Grantchester – walk path fra Grantchester alongside River Cam to The Orchard Tea Garden, spring 2018:

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River Cam at Grantchester. View in direction west.  Walk path from Grantchester alongside River Cam to The Orchard Tea Garden. Photo 22. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

The Orchard Tea Garden – view to restaurant and the orchard:

 

The Orchard is a tea rom and garden near Grantchester 7 km south of Cambridge.

The Orchard became popular since 1897, when students of Cambridge University were allowed of the orchard owner to enjoy their tea in the orchard in their spare time.

Later in 1909 it became famous, when writer and poet Rupert Brooke (1887-1915), The Old Vicarage, Grantchester (Poem 1912) invited writers, painters and scientists to join fellowship with him in The Grantchester Group:

Virginia WoolfJohn Maynard KeynesE.M. ForsterBertrand RussellAugustus John, and Ludwig Wittgenstein

 

Writer and poet Rupert Brooke (1887-1915):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/brooke_rupert.shtml

https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/rupert-brooke

 

Since 1900 locals and tourists have enjoyed – together with students from Cambridge University visiting The Orchard – the relaxed atmosphere and to eat and drink tea. The Orchard restaurant is open all year around.

 

The Orchard Tea Garden:

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The Orchard Tea Garden at Grantchester and 200 m to River Cam. Photo 22. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Plate:

“The Grantchester Group” of entrance to The Orchard Tea Garden:

 

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The Grantchester Group. Plate in The Orchard. Photo 22. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Plate: “The Grantchester Group – Later in life ” of entrance to The Orchard Tea Garden:

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The Grantchester Group. Plate in The Orchard. Photo 22. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

The Orchard Tea Garden – spring 2018:

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The Orchard – spring 2018. Photo 22. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Jonas and Katharina enjoying our lunch in The Orchard Tea Garden – spring 2018:

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Jonas and Katharina enjoying our lunch in Orchard Tea Garden. Photo 21. april 2018 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Cambridge University and School of Cambridge´s influence on philosophy- and economic thinking:

Analytic philosophy:

G.E. Moore and Bertrand Russell (Logic atomism), Wittgenstein (Logic positivism).

Mathematical logic: Donald Davidson, Michael Dummett, Saul Kripke.

Economic science:

Alfred Marshall, John Maynard Keynes, Piero Sraffa, Joan Robinsom.

 

I hope you have enjoyed my experiences on my 4 days visit to Cambridge.

I spent an excellent time with my family – full of joy, love, fun and humor in the first “summer days” in all England with more than 25 degrees celsius.

 

 

Links:

The Bloomsbury group –  a circle of artists, writers and intellectuals from period 1910 to after second World War 1939-45 and an important connection between Cambridge University and King´s College London .https://www.britannica.com/topic/Bloomsbury-group

http://www.tate.org.uk/art/art-terms/b/bloomsbury/lifestyle-lives-and-legacy-bloomsbury-group

 

“Danelaw (Danelagen), East Anglia”.

The Dockyards

 

The Orchard Tea Garden:

Virginia WoolfJohn Maynard KeynesE.M. ForsterBertrand RussellAugustus John, and Ludwig Wittgenstein

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/brooke_rupert.shtml

https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/rupert-brooke

 

Text and photos Copyright Erik K Abrahamsen

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Enjoy life – be happy!

 

 

Melby, North Sealand, Denmark the 13. june 2018

 

Best wishes

Erik

 

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