Parador de Segovia
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... castle and had a really good look around before leaving about 12.00 noon. Then we went present hunting for Julian's and Malachi's upcoming birthdays, found some and posted them to Singapore. And guess what? Spanish Post Offices are a lot like New Zealand ones - understaffed and incredibly slow. The woman who served us knew no English and we knew no Spanish so where the parcel ends up is anybody's guess.
... entire thing using symmetry, balance and force-meaning there was no form of cement or mortar used in the construction, a fact that truly amazed me once I was no longer standing under the stone arches.
After the Aqueduct we walked to the Plaza Mayor (town square) where the great Cathedral is located. The Cathedral is also built in Mudejar style (Christian built with Muslim influence). It is absolutely massive and magnificent on the inside. Small chapels run the ...
... feel for the town and the lie of the land. I walked through the cathedral which again amazed. This cathedral was rebuilt after an uprising destroyed the original which was closer to Alcazar Castle.
Our first serious port of call next morning was to Alcazar Castle/fortress.We took an audio guide with us and even though we find we don't remember much, it is interesting at the time to hear the history and the details of fires, armour, paintings or additions over ...
... the filled with the masterworks of the architect Santiago Calatrava. The engineer focused on organic designs and his works are extremely modern and aesthetically pleasing. However our guide told us that there were some calculation errors leading to an extensive renovation effort.
The building that caught my eye the most was the Hemisferic which has a huge ceiling structure that is placed on top of the building with a support on just one side of ...
... we were delighted to experience a minor snow storm lasting about an hour. Luckily we were inside an Italian restaurant, joking with the Sicilian staff and enjoying free grappa (used as a rinse in my espresso demi-tasse), limoncello and biscotti. Carol, we asked for granita and they were very pleased we knew of it. See pics and captions (persevere with the download, lots of pics ...