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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The Bridge of Sighs in Cambridge is a covered bridge belonging to St. John’s College of Cambridge University. It was built in 1831 and crosses the River Cam between the college’s Third Court and New Court. The architect was Henry Hutchinson. It is named after the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, although they have little architecturally in common beyond the fact that they are both covered. The bridge is one of Cambridge’s main tourist attractions and Queen Victoria is said to have loved…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Magdalen Bridge was designed by John Gwynn of Shrewsbury and built 1772-1790; widened in 1882.

    Magdalen College was founded in 1458 by William of Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester. It stands next to the River Cherwell and has within its grounds a deer park and Addison’s Walk. The large, square Magdalen Tower is a famous Oxford landmark, and it is a tradition since the days of Henry VII that the college choir sings from the top of it at 6 a.m. on May Morning. The Great Tower was built betwe…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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