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Because my doorknockers of Cambridge post was such a smash hit (biggest day yet! 20 likes! thanks, y’all!), I’m going to do my best to make it a series – weekly when possible, but every other week at least.  I’m going to try to find some recurring architecture detail around the city and post a bunch of photos.  I’m not sure how long I can keep it going, so I’m eagerly soliciting suggestions.  What do you want to know about Cambridge?

I chose address plates  for post #2 because once you start noticing them, you really cannot stop seeing what an incredible variety there are.  They don’t have the same visual impact as the doorknockers did, but there a whole lot of different fonts and styles represented.  Americans will also notice that the address numbers are low – Brits, on the other hand, don’t understand a grid system.  I gave someone my parents’ address, and he looked at it and said “Four numbers? there are over a thousand houses on your parents’ street?”

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