Anyway, we got on the bus to go to Segovia and I slept most of the day since I was up late the night before. Once we got to Segovia, I wished once again that I would have dressed warmer. The sun was not up so it was quite chilly. Actually, I think I would've felt better even if I just had gloves. My hands were freezing taking pictures. Our first stop in Segovia was to see the aqueducts. No one is for sure when they were built, but supposedly they were built in the 1st century. The aqueduct is about 94 feet tall at the highest point. The aqueduct has been restored a few times so it's in tip-top shape.
|Main facade of the aqueduct with Virgen de la Fuencisla,|
the patroness of Segovia, nested up there in the little niche.
|Woo...blue skies..It warmed up in the afternoon so|
these are better pictures than the morning ones.
|Karin, Stephanie, and I|
|The throne room|
Above it says "Tanto Monta" meaning "They amount to the same"
or "Equal opposites in balance" referring to the
prenuptial agreement of Ferdinand and Isabel.
|Cool stained glass..Isabel's coat of arms as Princess of Asturias|
|In the King's room. There are golden kings|
and queens lining the whole room.
|View from the outskirts|
It was nice to see the Plaza Mayor area with people in it. When we first got to Segovia it was cold and like a ghost town, but it really livened up in the afternoon, which was pleasant. After this, we took a stroll through La Judería, the Jewish neighborhood and then strolled around to the many many churches that are in Segovia. We didn't go inside any because none of them were open and a few of them seemed to be completely abandoned, but seeing the outside of all of them was cool and it was nice just to walk around. Here are many of the churches that we saw...
|Iglesia de San Millán|
|Iglesia de San Miguel, where Isabel became queen|
|Iglesia de San Andrés|
|Iglesia de la Vera Cruz|
|Iglesia de San Estaban|
|Convento de Corpus Cristi|
|Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzmán|
|Iglesia de San Nicolás|
Once at home, I made dinner and started to blog from the day before and also began the daunting task of going through a ridiculous 367 pictures from one day. Haha. Lucia and I sat down and watched the EMAs (European Music Awards) together, which was pretty good. I got to see a "more tasteful" performance by Miley Cyrus than her performance at the VMAs. Anyway, that was my day and night. It was fun and I'm happy to be living in a city that makes traveling to other places easy. Anyway, now it's back to my Monday, as I said earlier. I have quite a bit to do today still and this blog took way to long to write, even though it doesn't seem like it. Have a good night. I don't know if I'll make it to today's blog. Wish me luck.