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... their bumb cheeks!!
Went to one Franciscan nuns convent. Two 4ft nuns greeted us. The youngest gave us an italian interpretive sheet, but the old one was saying - australi - English.
Toured the major cathedral, then climbed the tower. My feet and calves were tingling. So high, up on a ledge around the edge of the main central church, 50 ft up - 400 years old and you could see cracks you could fit your arm through. ...
... either of them would been overawed religious ornamentation but the Segovia Cathedral really is something else. In size and magnificence of artwork it could rival the Vatican or Prado but with none the crowds. Churches like this are made to mirror heaven so I won't even try to describe it.
We wandered the many ancient alleyways and found some verdant forest walkways that go around the base of ...
Let nothing disturb you
Let nothing frighten you
All things pass away
God never changes,
patience obtains all things,
he who has God
finds he lacks nothing
God alone suffices - St Teresa of Avila
It's very late, we're very sleepy, photos way to slow to download. Today it's all about Teresa so I'll let her take the lead. We are ...
... they wore no ear protection and no eye protection. That was just the infringements I saw in the first 2 minutes. But they looked happy and worked together as a team, with 4 people involved in the making of one single glass. Avila is a great little town with the best preserved medieval town wall. The sight to the old town inside the wall, or the new modern town outside was fabulous. Our Parador was inside the old town which made it easy to walk, just like all ...
... century buildings have we got in the UK?). But despite the fact that there are notice boards informing me that I'm here within opening hours, neither of these places is open. I'm beginning to wonder whether the economic difficulties in Spain have led to the closure of some of the less-visited historical sites. And talking of lack of visitors, what about the car park in Silos. It's not all that old and has room for about 200 cars and quite a few buses. But my car ...