Schmap Cambridge Guide

Great success.

Almost a month ago I mentioned that one of my photos was nominated to be included in an online guide to Cambridge. Very happy to say this arrived in my inbox over the weekend:

Hi Maggie,
I am delighted to let you know that your submitted photo
has been selected for inclusion in the newly released ninth
edition of our Schmap Cambridge Guide

You can see it live on the guide right here, and you can also see it featured on their iPod app here.


Schmap Cambridge Guide Short-List

What a beauty.

Pretty cool email this morning:

Hi Maggie,
I am writing to let you know that one of your photos has
been short-listed for inclusion in the ninth edition of our
Schmap Cambridge Guide, to be published late November 2009.

River Cam

I’ve never heard of this guide, but they want to use my photo and that’s pretty sweet. As long as they give me credit, I say go for it.

Update 11/15/09:
My photo was picked! See it here.

A Room With a View

Whatever the weather, this was my favourite sight.

It sure does rain a lot in England. But it was beautiful anyway. This was shot from my room at Newnham College. I knew that I would want a video of this to watch when I got back home. Now I can watch it and pretend that I’m back there, waiting for the rain to stop so I can go outside for a walk.


You thought driving on the other side of the road was hard.

I’m bad at proofreading my emails on a good day. But I’m all backwards in this little city of Cambridge. This is going to take some getting used to: my @ sign and ” button are swapped on the keyboards. Is this a universal UK thing?

Honourable mentions:

# is hanging out next to enter.

Shift + 3 = £

England Shows You a Way Out

Watching out for your health and safety.


 Trotting around London I’ve noticed some intersting aspects of the city.

We say exit, they say way out.

We say leash, they say lead.

 We say watch your step, they say mind the gap.

But enough of us and them. Every person I’ve spoken to has been incredibly helpful and polite to a bumbling Canadian tourist such as myself.

The most helpful thing so far: on every crosswalk in London the painted directions LOOK RIGHT and LOOK LEFT.

Update 07/19/09:
Captured a picture of the warning! 

 No accidents so far!