Palacio de los Velada
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Fantastic hotel, best location, and a magical stay
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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 ...
... hospitality of Carmelites at the Universidad de la Mistica tonight after soaking up the spirit of Avila and the spirits that flow freely at the supper table even in a Carmelite monastery.
Off to Segovia tomorrow. Sorry if the reports get briefer but the wfi is not always reliable and getting the pics from camera to blog can be a tedious process.
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... preserved piece of civil engineering work that is believed to have been build when Trajan was the emperor. Its dating is backed up by the archeological vestiges found dating back to the period 112 and 117 AD. That makes this about 1900 years old. I am wondering has civil engineering improved over the last 1000 years, or are we way behind our Roman ancestors? Will the bridges we build today still be standing in a 1000 (or 2000) years? I am speechless to even ...
The weather forecast is terrible again, cold and wet, and I reckon that a large proportion of my visit to the Sierra de Gredos (something that's been in the planning for at least 10 years!) may have to consist of driving, rather than walking - not just on account of the weather, but also because of my dubious fitness, though I'm feeling a lot better than earlier in the week. So instead of making straight for the centre of the Gredos at La Plataforma, I head for the eastern end of ...