Tuesday, March 19, 2013


King's College, Cambridge
When I walked Munson into central Cambridge this morning, the fog was so thick that I couldn’t see the end of the streets we were on. It took a few attempts to negotiate a path across the river and thence Jesus Green, the parkland behind Jesus College where knit graffiti swathed lamp posts.
 P3182400  P3182402-04_stitch knitted pole sleevesP3182406

As you can see from the top photo, the sun emerged and our intermistent glimpses of the Cambridge colleges were replaced by a clear view of intricate stonework and parades of young students gasping “ohmygod ohmygod ohmygod look at that dog. ohmygod ohmygod ohmygod”.

I picked up a few books at Waterstone’s, but my interest was much more piqued by the densely arranged assortment of used titles at The Haunted Bookshop in an alley near King’s College. I wish I had a day to systematically go through those shelves.

Waterstone's  The Haunted Bookshop
We spent a little time waiting outside the main entry to King’s College, where Munson woo-wooed his audition piece for its famous choir. While the choir director Stephen Cleobury didn’t appear through the college portal to snap Munson up for a solo role (their loss), a large number of faces were pressed against the glass of the window by the entrance. The purpose of our wait?: to meet Manu, who has been a reader of this blog for some years.
King's College, with special mamalute viewing window
P1130230 Munson sings  

While I’ve “collected” a number of people directly from the streets, cafes and pubs of many ciies around the world where I’ve travelled with the dogs, I rarely get to meet people who’ve met us through the blog. Meeting Manu was a special pleasure – we had lunch together and a walk along the river into the early afternoon.
Munson & Manu Munson & Manu

1 comment:

  1. Just love the photo of Munson in Waterstone's. He looks supremely at home amongst the shelves! Lovely to see so many pictures of Munson; I know you're going to miss him terribly while he is in quarantine!