Sunday in My City: Reality Checkpoint

I pass Reality Checkpoint on the days I walk in to work. It’s the lamppost that stands where the paths cross on Parker’s Piece in Cambridge, so named to demarcate where ‘gown’ (the bubble of the world of the university) ends and ‘town’ (the rest of Cambridge) begins. I took these… Wednesday or Thursday this week.

Fish carvings on Reality Checkpoint

Cambridge having once been a major port on the river Cam has a number sea-related symbols dotted around the city.

Reality Checkpoint - scratched into the base

In case you didn’t know what it was called…

Detail of Reality Checkpoint

Detail of Reality Checkpoint

It wasn’t until I was taking photos that I noticed the locks on the base… how mysterious…

Locked base of Reality Checkpoint

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