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Cambridge cam on the Cam.

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Hidden : 10/25/2002
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Webcam cache pointing towards the Bridge of Sighs in St. John's College, Cambridge. It's about time central Cambridge got a cache!

Update 12th Jan 2005: The webcam address had changed, so it's been updated. You may have to refresh the webcam page itself to get the image to display. Computers, eh?

St. John's College was granted its Charter in 1511, after being founded by Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII. It is one of Cambridge University's largest colleges, and straddles the Cam river.

The Bridge of Sighs joins Third Court on the east side of the river to New Court on the west side, and is so named because it vaguely resembles the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, Italy (in that it has a covered walkway...). The college runs a webcam pointing at the bridge.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to post on this cache page a picture of you in the field of view of the camera, which can be found at:
Straight JPEG
Straight running video
St John's website.

So, you'll need a friend on a computer somewhere, and a mobile phone. Ring your friend and get them to grab the webcam image with you in the picture.

Extra kudos to those that find ways of doing this cache without being in the bridge!

Bridge of Sighs webcam image
The bridge on a rainy day in October

N.B. also The webcam seems only to work during the daylight hours, and not always at weekends. Check the camera image is gonna be OK for you before setting off!

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101 Logged Visits

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