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?”