Saturday, 28 November 2009

Night Climbers to the Four


This week saw a fair amount of activity by Cambridge's favourite secret club. Santa hats have been appearing on various parts of the University's architecture - most notably on all four pinnacles of King's College Chapel as pictured (pic thanks to avaragado, click through for more and follow him on Twitter.) The Santa hat deluge is a pretty regular occurrence at this time of year; followers of this column will know that the Night Climbers have been a part of Cambridge subculture for over a hundred years definitely, and probably a lot longer (on Gunning's Balcony, St John's College, there's an inscription carved by pen-knife: PETRUS GUNNING ELIENSIS, HUJUS COLL : ALUMNUS Feb: 19th, 1734).

Those interested can read a free pdf on the history of Night Climbing below (and on the Oleander website.)

3 comments:

昏睡 said...

困難的不在於新概念,而在於逃避舊有的概念。.........................

腳亞子 said...

你的部落格很棒,我期待更新喔........................................

亮麗 said...

今天是個好天氣~祝你愉快~^^~~..............................