Iconic England: Cambridge Punts
Sepia tone digital print of punts on the River Cam at Cambridge, England.
Traditional Thames pleasure punts were not introduced to Cambridge until around 1902–1904, but they rapidly became the most popular craft on the river, and today there are probably more punts on the Cam than on any other river in England. This is partly because the river is shallow and gravelly (at least along The Backs) which makes it ideal for punting, but mainly because the Cam goes through the heart of Cambridge and passes close to many very attractive old college buildings. The popularity of punting beside the old colleges in Cambridge can produce significant congestion on this relatively narrow stretch of the river during the peak tourist season, leading to frequent collisions between inexperienced punters.
During tourist season, students have been known to steal the poles of tourist punts as they pass below the College bridges.
Printed 29 x 17.3 inches (73 x 44 cm) on Hahnemuhle Photorag, a 308 g/s.m. heavy art paper, with a fibrous finish.
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