Here’s the third part – the final part, unless anyone has any specific requests – of the photographic tour of some of the locations in
. I don’t think the captions are spoilers. Till Undeath Do Us Part
Look closely and you can spot the faces used for the cover image of the book.
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The seven rowers … mill around King’s Front Court stamping and blowing under the sombre, ghostly gaze of Henry VI
It feels like the only change here in three centuries was the addition of an electric lamp about a hundred years ago.
The rest of the group gingerly crests the steep arc of the bridge — the newest crossing on this stretch of the river.
A hundred people or more are scattered along the riverbank, disturbing the peace and scribbling over the usual static slabs of colour: grass, stone and sky.
With Barney now topless, the two punts run the central span of Clare Bridge.
Together Adam and Jill brought the punt pole to the bridge.
Agenda item number one: what’s the zombie for Keep Off the Grass?
He said nothing; he just gazed up, at the high fan-vaulted ceiling fading into darkness beyond the screen.
Jill lit a couple of votive candles from the tray by the main doors, looking tiny beneath the huge west window.
And now the long-awaited part two of the photographic tour of some of the locations in
. As in Till Undeath Do Us Part part one, the captions are excerpts from the story and I’ve tried not to make them too spoileriffic.
I took the photos earlier this year during a short intermission between month-long rainstorms. Click to embiggen…
The girl, leaning back against the tree and sliding slowly down, laughed again,
Josh points towards Queens’ Green, a couple of hectares of common grassland between Queens’ College and Queen’s Road.
Another few metres, I thought, and we’d have a gate between us and them.
Only one tree-lined path to take, a minute’s walk or so alongside the field pompously named Scholars’ Piece — usually full of cows.
Just coming into view around the curve in the path was the girl in the red dress.
They reach the foot of King’s Bridge. “Oh, now, hang on.” Josh stops, serious. “This is a bridge.”
In an earlier post I promised you a photographic tour of some of the locations in
. Here’s the first post in that series. Expect further posts at highly irregular intervals. Till Undeath Do Us Part
These locations appear in the very first scene. The captions are excerpts from that scene and you might consider them spoilers if you’re particularly phobic (I know I am). In the scene the action takes place at night, but I couldn’t possibly visit the locations after dark, you know, in case of zombies.
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The road was an endless pattern of parked cars: no escape route left or right, no time to knock politely on someone’s door and beg for refuge. As if that would help.
There’s a fork in the path; we’d been outflanked, out-thought. We’d taken the shortest path towards the University Library. They hadn’t.
I glanced back again and again as I neared the library, that hideous, glorious thirties pastiche of a crematorium.
Soon I’d reach Queen’s Road: then what? Hijack a car? Push straight on, over the bridge into the centre of town? Back to college?
I came alongside the Clare College building and the ever-present patchwork of posters attached to its railings: flyers for gigs, concerts, plays, talks, films, the social merry-go-rounds of student life.