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out of the ordinary

A sunny day in Cambridge, we walked along Queen’s Road turned onto Silver Street over the Cam, a quick look at Mathematical Bridge, Trumpington Street past Pembroke College, home to a magnificent library and onto The Fitzwilliam Museum to see A world of private mystery: John Craxton. The paintings of John Craxton are wonderful, making us want to leave damp Cambridgeshire immediately and settle in Crete with black cats, mountain goats, beautiful goat herders and olive groves.

John Craxton, Landscape with Derelict Windmill, 1958

John Craxton, Landscape with Derelict Windmill, 1958, Private Collection.

From there we ambled along to King’s Parade past the Corpus Clock , dropping into Nomads to try out the Singing Bowls, if you get the chance – they are lovely, before re-grouping in the Central Library, buying new wellies, and home.

It is damp and flat but there are amazing sights to see on our doorstep.

2 replies on “out of the ordinary”

I love John Craxton’s paintings first admiring them on the covers of Patrick Leigh Fermor’s books, forgot all about them and then came across them a few years ago, I have a feeling via seeing something by David Attenborough talking about his favourite art but I could be completely delusional here….(no, just checked and that was the connection, brain working better than expected for once!)

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