Friday, October 26, 2012

Kitschy Cambridge, NZ

Cambridge NZ is as tacky as you can get. Depending on the guidebook you're reading, it might be described as an "affluent English village" or as a the "town of trees". Regardless of what you might read, the town is a bit of a snooze.

It's such a snooze that I'm a day late in this posting, having favored geesers over garish yesterday. Thankfully I've spared you from too many pictures.

The closest you get to an English feel are the faux Tudor facades on the otherwise boring architecture. Town council did name almost every street after a notable English author, one of the main streets of course, is Shakespeare.

The nicest building in town is the tiny museum. This used to be city hall, and is at most 2k sq ft. 

One of the other touted attractions in town are the thoroughbreds. I didn't actually see any, but I did take a pic of this lovely non-thoroughbred at the side of the road. 

The city does have some nice gardens.

But the only really redeeming quality to this town is the amazing gorge that runs through its center. Of course, its nothing like the river cam, but we'll forgive it for that.

And tomorrow we'll be back to Rotorua... 

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