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Cambridge - Kings Parade

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A fine sunny but breezy day in June in Cambridge. A Graduation day. Lots of smiles on the graduants' faces and even broader ones on the faces of their proud parents. A pleasant feel to the whole place. A marquee for graduation ceremonies has been erected infront of the Gibbs' Building and beyond that, to its left, King's College Chapel; a chapel almost as large and certainly as splendid as many cathedrals. The chapel was built during the 15th and 16th centuries and with its two spires to the front and matching pair to the rear is one of the most distinctive landmarks in a city with many.

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