|Where do we go from here? Oh, I see|
|Segovia's 2000-year old aqueduct|
|Segovia's Church of Saint Martin|
|A Romanesque church, whose name I obviously |
didn't get. I love the backdrop of the sky, very
moody and inspiring of some sort of mystery.
It's a writer thing. If you're not a writer, don't even try.
|Cathedral at Segovia|
|Chapel of Saint Antonio, Segovia|
|The slate spires of the Alcazar,|
which supposedly inspired
the building of the castle at
Walt Disney World
|The tower of John II at Segovia|
In addition to being the place where Queen Isabella was crowned, Segovia is also the site where she spent some of her married life with Ferdinand of Aragon. Except for when they were afield campaigning against the Moors. As I walked the stonework floors they might have also trod, I couldn't help but wonder something. How much of the planning of the eventual overthow of the Nasrid Dynasty might have taken place behind these cold, masonry walls within the 'city of victory'? In the end, I was truly sorry to leave Segovia via the San Andres gate, but if my plans to live in Spain hold true, I know I'll be back.
Next Sunday, it's more pics and views from my trip in Portugal. I'll show you the fascinating stonework at the Jeronimos and Batalha monasteries, the ancient ramparts of medieval Obidos and tell you about a sickeningly sweet drink from ginja berries, the mystical wonder at the cathedral of Our Lady of Fatima and a perfect little coastal village called Nazare. Also, I'll let you in on a secret: the Portuguese make the BEST pastries and bread, and I have the proof. In pictures, of course. Before I go, some other photos from Madrid.
|Royal Palace / Eastern Palace|
|How could I forget? The mariachi band at Plaza del Sol|
|Fountain at the Plaza del Sol|
|Fourth century Temple of Debod, a gift from the Egyptian people to Spain in 1968|
|Don Jamon's tapas bar, one of the best tilework facades|