We visited Cambridge last week (Tuesday to Thursday) and had a lovely time pottering about all the colleges and chapels and things. I was delighted to discover that someone had renewed the traditional graffito on the lamp-post in the middle of Parker's Piece - it just says "reality checkpoint". This text has appeared on that lamp-post on and off since at least 1990; probably earlier. It's a pretty weird-looking lampost, with intertwined cast-iron fishes and other ornate decorations.
We went in Peterhouse Chapel, which has an atmosphere you could cut with a knife (not unpleasant, but palpable); also paid the obligatory visit to King's College Chapel (Nick hadn't been in it before) which is a monument to the Tudor ego. There is a tiny bit of stained glass in King's Chapel with a representation of a Pagan hero and heroine, which I've always thought was pretty cool.
We also visited the Round Church, built by the Templars, which is how, as a child, I always imagined early Christian architecture to be. It is loosely based on the Holy Sepulchre church in Jerusalem, so maybe I wasn't far off.
While Nick was at his work meeting, I did a bit of shopping in the Libra-Aries bookshop on Mill Road, bought the book of V for Vendetta in Borders, and then went to the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, which was excellent.
Later on we met up with the people from the Libra-Aries bookshop, and also an old friend of mine who knows loads of stuff about the history of the occult and socialism, so we had a fascinating conversation.