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'BRIDGE OF SIGHS' AT ST. JOHN'S AND CAIUS' GATE OF HONOUR

'BRIDGE OF SIGHS' AT ST. JOHN'S AND CAIUS' GATE OF HONOUR

In the first quarter of the last century the great college of St. John's was extended by a large block of buildings on the farther side of the Cam. Thomas Rickman designed them, and united his new structure with the old by a delightful bridge (bottom) called, from a faint resemblance to the famous one at Venice, the Bridge of Sighs. The beautiful effects of sunlight through its windows are excellently illustrated above (top right). The Gate of Honour at Caius (top left) was built by Dr. Caius when he refounded Gonville Hall in 1557.

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