O sole mio. Was the gondolier singing?Nice atmosphere, anyway; especially when there are no students around.
Punters Sean, punters, not gondoliers. The flat boat is a punt and the punters are punting. I have punted myself - did it last year actually, although in Oxford and not as well as I managed 35 years ago in Cambridge. I raise my glass of Pinot Noir and bid you goodnight.
By the way there are many students around in my college - Darwin College - because it is a postgraduates only college and those postgraduates doing their PhDs and MScs work all the time, and some have looked askance at the old git from Scotland who is living among them briefly (probably too shy to ask for an autograph or a selfie eh?)
Oh, punters. Thanks. Had not heard that word before. Here, in the Spreewald with its more than 200 little canals people are still punting.Cheers then, "old git". And good night. ... And good luck. It's said that what one dreams during the first night in another bed, will come true. ... :)
Ahhhh.I could feel tension ebb away as I absorbed these photos. Thank you.
How wonderful to see your photographs, Andrew. The Wren Library ismost magnificent. Are you a Trinity man, or is that a silly question?
I am actually a Darwin College man, Susan; although Darwin College was founded by Trinity College and two others, and I was educated at Trinity Academy in Edinburgh. Nothing very holy about me though, I reckon, and nothing very saintly either, even though I have the name of Saint Andrew. I am rather Darwinian though, in the sense of being built from the genes of old reproducers.