Hotel Las Moradas
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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 ...
... s garden and missed her so much. There was even little "Africaner flowers - a bright yellow flower with a terrible smell, but one of ouma's favorites. The garden was great. I think it could be best described with the kings instruction when the gardens were planned "he wanted formal French gardens that was good enough for a Spanish king." Now, I have not seen formal French gardens, but these sure must have made the French jealous. All I can say about touch is ...
... and very little traffic. I've left the cliffs and gorges behind now and it's flattish agricultural country. Not far beyond Aranda, I get to the village of Torregalindo. Population 126, 141 or 147, depending on which version of Wikipedia you read. But it's got a magnificent ruin of an old castle standing right on top of a steep hill above the village. This must have been a very substantial fortress in its day (probably about 1000 years ago) - enough to keep ...