Hotel San Antonio El Real
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... but we do know that the Romans built it during their conquest in Spain. Part of the aqueduct was actually destroyed by the Moors in 1072, but was since restored in the 15th century. It has been preserved so well. I learned a lot about el acueducto de Segovia when I took culture of Spain at WVU, and it was an honor to finally see it in person.
Well, now we are headed to Madrid for the rest of our trip until we fly out on Tuesday.
... Dennis had been most excited about the aqueduct, which was definitely cool, but I had been most excited about this castle, which was even cooler (in my humble opinion). This castle was supposedly Walt Disney's inspiration when designing Sleeping Beauty's castle, making this the third "Disney castle" I've visited in Europe (the others being Chambord in the Loire Valley on this trip, and Neuschwanstein in Bavaria on a trip with my brother seven years ago). ...
... a the acueducto is monumental! At this point the treble height arches rise to a height of about 28 metres. Following the course of the acueducto along Calle Teodosio el Grande, it diminishes in height along Calle Almira and Calle los Ca˝uelos. Here it is hemmed in by the houses and buildings on either side of the road, its original functional purpose - bringing water to the city - becomes more apparent. The aqueduct remains one of the most intact Roman aqueducts in Europe.There ...
... second highest in Europe in fact, behind only the Ulm in Germany. The cloister outside was also very interesting with Gregorian chants making the atmosphere very soothing.
The final point of interest for the day was the Patronato Del Alcazar Segovia. This is basically a huge castle situated no more than 400 metres from our hotel. The castle contained a weird yet wonderful collection of armour, cannonball lifters and general military objects from centuries ago. The view ...
... The presentation and 5 page paper are our thoughts and
feelings. The 12 page paper will be more work. We need to do research
about our towns and interview 8-10 people in our town. That should be
interesting. But for now I;m going to relax. I have time to do that.
The family is super nice and I haven't had a freak out moment since I
got settled here. I hope the other students are doing as well as me.
On monday Laura has her birthday. She is ...