Monday, 29 July 2013

Some Huge Buildings: Part II - Segovia

The Aqueduct 
The Romans built this without a drop of mortar. All to get a little bit of water for bathing in. Those Romans. 
We somehow managed to find a car park right next to it. We ate our lunch there and I watched someone in a van trying to parallel park in front of us and get squeamishly close to our front bumper. 

We walked from one end to the other, and seeing a map we figured that the cathedral was nearby. I asked a passing woman "donde esta la cathedral?" I couldn't understand much of her answer, but it seemed like she was saying it was way far away in another direction. 

The Cathedral
This was the cathedral in the historic part of Segovia. That's all I know about it really. 
It's quite yellow. 

There was also a castle nearby. It was a recreation of an older one that burned down in the 1800's. Not sure how a stone building burns down but oh well. They built it more enthusiastically the second time so it was fairly over the top and apparently the inspiration for Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty castle. We were impressed that the castle had a very deep moat. The moat was the best bit so we didn't take pictures. 

Some Huge Buildings: Part III - Salamanca