photos below are what we saw.
to the restaurant and it was crowded beyond any reasonable
explanation. We finally got seated and on our way past the
bar we could see the selection of hams available.
Segovia, get the suckling pig. Crispy and delicious,
little eyelashes and snout notwithstanding.
eating and two bottles of house wine, we headed out on the
street. Most of the crowds had moved to Plaza Mayor for
streets were very narrow.
of the cathedral de Segovia on the crest of the hill.
were a number of churches, monasteries and convents in Segovia.
not as bid as the main cathedral, this was still impressive.
cathedral is huge and impressive with the flying buttresses.
was just as impressive as outside with huge columns and vaulted
detailed craftsmanship on the ceiling.
intricate sculptures were anticipated, but the pig was not.
structure was truly dramatic.
statue surrounded by granite of various types.
patterns in the granite were a great contrast to the white
lighting made sharp focusing a problem, but this photo came out
acceptable. Incredible detail in the carvings and nice
patterns in the dark marble.
a street cleaner the directions to the aqueduct and we followed
them. Turns out that the religious precession followed the
exact same path so we followed the band.
able to get in front of the precession to get this photo.
path to the aqueduct we passed yet another church.
was a very nice statue in front of the church.
turned per our instructions and walked up the narrow street and
spotted this interesting building.
terminus of the old Roman aqueduct before it went underground in
shade side of the aqueduct we could see the snow-covered
mountains in the distance toward Madrid.
an engineering marvel: not a lick of concrete was used in its
spotted this complex pattern in the wall of a house near the
comes down the face of the cliff via stairs. Note the
height of the aqueduct relative to the size of the people.
the stones was hand cut. The aqueduct was built to supply
water to the Roman fortress at Alcazar.
portion of the precession arrives near the aqueduct.
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