It’s not everyday one gets invited to a ball, so it seemed as though it could be a regrettable mistake to not make the effort to shoot up to Cambridge, from Eze, to attend the Magdalene May Ball with a dear friend from elementary school when he asked.
Riding into town, I loved seeing all of the students, dressed in full length gowns and white tie, the required dress code, hobbling along the cobbled roads and waiting in line to enter the sprawling white tent where an eight course dinner would be served to start the evening.
Because Magdalene College in on The River Cam, we went to the ball by punt. Here are some shots from our tranquil ride along the Cam where we saw “The Backs” of the other schools on the river;
bridge after beautiful bridge,
|Students attending another, more casual, ball and my feet :), what a soothing way to get to a party.|
and many other beautiful views of this legendary campus.
We arrived to the dock relaxed and just in time for the dinner.
Next post I’ll share highlights from the ball.