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... to decorate every wall and floor there is. This palace is only used now for stately functions, wedding etc, while the Spanish royal live a separate residence. I love the grand staircase leading up the rooms , the throne room and the massive dining room with a long dining table that can easily fit over 130 guests . The quarter also houses some of worlds best violins collections by Antonius Strdivarius. the violins are over 300 + years old and produces some incredible music. ...
... the secret chapel a loud rumbling noise caused us some concern. We were waiting 4 the walls to start shaking, they didn't prepare us 4 the audiovisual presentation of the Lisbon earthquake.
Quick daylight bus to avila stopping in small meagre villages to pick up passengers.
Bray you would have loved our meal tonight. Grandpa had lamb chops and I had goat - huge plate of meat no vegitables and we ate it with our ...
... 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 ...
... which has been around for about 350 years in the same location, making glass for the royal family. It was beautiful, and after watching what all was involved in making a hand blown wine glass I was not surprised that they were $20 each. Kris and Izak HOSA will have fun here. In short, they work with melted glass, at about 1800 F (I cant remember the exact degrees, and my 3 amigos are of no help) with no gloves, they did not wear steal toe shoes or fire ...
... in the rocks with a river running at the bottom. So narrow, in fact, that you can only just squeeze through in places, using a constructed walkway suspended about 3 or 4 metres above the river - a clever piece of engineering. But it's nowhere near as long as I'd imagined - it only takes about 10 minutes to walk the entire length of it.
Then it's on to Santo Domingo de Silos itself, where there's a monastery and a church, both 10th or 11th century (how ...