Mirador de Santa Ana
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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 ...
... to take pictures. Because everything was closed we drove to the highest point to see if we could take a good photo. I was desperate to get on camera. The sun was directly in our eyes, and when the six foot team photographer complained about it, I pulled my full 5 foot shoulders squared and offered a perfect solution "Johan just stand on that bench over there, and I will hold my hand over the camera to provide shade." Normally this would come from my beautiful ...
... the road back from La Plataforma and a noticeboard indicates that it's recently cost over half a million euros to upgrade it. It ends up back on the main road not far from Hoyos del Espino, having passed a few cows on the way, having virtually duplicated the original route. Money well spent? Not!
Back at Avila, it's time to take a walk along the walls, rather than round them, and to see the Cathedral. There are two sections of walls which are open to the public, ...