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Cambridge University Botanic Gardens

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Cambridge University Botanic Gardens
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
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It was a dismal, wet afternoon, our last in Cambridge. Our final stop in the town was the Botanic Gardens, on the southern edge of Cambridge. Luckily we had thought to bring umbrellas, though I wish my foresight had stretched to waterproof footwear. We slogged around the gardens, and really enjoyed it, despite the wet weather. Just at the end of our stroll, as we were heading back towards the exit, the rain stopped and I saw this lovely scene with a fountain surrounded by lush greenery.

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