Monday, September 11, 2006

Another Short Break

Trinity Great Gate, originally uploaded by Neorelix.

Trinity is the biggest and the richest of the Cambridge colleges. The story used to be that it was the third largest landowner in the country after the royal family and the Church. In particular it owns a sizeable amount of Cambridge. It has used its vast wealth to help out the poorer colleges and the university in general. The gatehouse is not that spectacular and is best known for the fact that someone substituted a chair leg for a sword in the pathetic statue of King Henry VIII located in the middle. In a quaint English ceremony, a new Master (head of the college) has to knock on the gatehouse door and be let in by the Fellows (the senior members of the college), this is supposed to indicate who has the real power in the college. Away til Saturday now - have a good week :)