Cambridge aerial video from a short flight while I was visiting my daughter at University. Id also read about the stone that has part of the poem 再別康橋 (Zài Bié Kāngqiáo), “Saying Goodbye to Cambridge Again”, by the poet 徐志摩 (Xú Zhìmó) and wanted to pay a visit.
Zài Bié Kāngqiáo
Saying Goodbye to Cambridge Again
輕輕的我走了， 正如我輕輕的來； 我輕輕的招手， 作別西天的雲彩。輕輕的我走了，
Qīngqīngde wǒ zǒule,
Lightly I leave,
zhèngrú wǒ qīngqīngde lái;
as lightly I came;
wǒ qīngqīngde zhāoshǒu,
I lightly wave goodbye,
zuò bié xītiān de yúncai.
to the sunlit clouds in the western sky.
Nà hépàn de jīn liǔ,
The golden willows of that riverside,
shì xīyángzhōng de xīnniáng;
are brides in the setting sun;
bōguāng lǐ de yàn yǐng,
their glimmering reflections in the water,
zài wǒ de xīntóu dàngyàng.
ripple in the depth of my heart.
Ruǎnní shàng de qīngxìng,
The waterlilies in the soft mud,
yóuyóude zài shuǐdǐ zhāoyáo;
sway splendidly under the water.
zài Kānghé de róu bō lǐ,
In the gentle waves of the Cam,
wǒ gānxīn zuò yītiáo shuǐcǎo!
I would be a water plant!
Nà yú yīn xià de yī tán,
That pool in the shade of elm trees,
búshì qīngquán, shì tiānshàng hóng;
is not springwater, but a heavenly rainbow;
róu suì zài fúzǎo jiān,
crumbling amongst the floating grasses,
chéndiànzhe cǎihóng shì de mèng.
the settling rainbow seems like a dream.
Xún mèng? Chēng yī zhī chǎng gāo,
Looking for dreams? Push a punt,
xiàng qīngcǎo gèng qīng chù màn sù;
to where the grass is greener still upstream;
mǎn zǎi yī chuán xīng huī,
a boat laden with starlight,
zài xīng huī bānlán lǐ fànggē.
singing freely in the glorious light of stars.
Dàn wǒ bùnéng fànggē,
But I cannot sing freely,
qiāoqiāo shì biélí de shēngxiāo;
silence is the music of my departure,
xià chóng yě wèi wǒ chénmò,
even the summer insects are quiet for me,
chénmò shì jīn wǎn de Kāngqiáo!
tonight’s Cambridge is silent!
Qiāoqiāo de wǒ zǒule,
Quietly I leave,
zhèngrú wǒ qiāoqiāo de lái;
as quietly I came;
wǒ huīyīhuī yī xiù,
I cast my sleeves a little,
búdài zǒu yīpiàn yúncai.
not taking even a strand of cloud away.
The city of Cambridge is a university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire, England. It lies in East Anglia, on the River Cam, about 50 miles (80 km) north of London. According to the United Kingdom Census 2011, its population was 123,867 (including 24,488 students). This makes Cambridge the second largest city in Cambridgeshire after Peterborough, and the 54th largest in the United Kingdom. There is archaeological evidence of settlement in the area during the Bronze Age and Roman times; under Viking rule Cambridge became an important trading centre. The first town charters were granted in the 12th century, although city status was not conferred until 1951.
Cambridge is most widely known as the home of the University of Cambridge, founded in 1209 and consistently ranked one of the top five universities in the world. The university includes the renowned Cavendish Laboratory, King’s College Chapel, and the Cambridge University Library. The Cambridge skyline is dominated by the last two buildings, along with the chimney of Addenbrooke’s Hospital in the far south of the city and St John’s College Chapel tower.
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