It was 7 am when I heard the unpleasant sound of my alarm. Another early Saturday morning. Not what I expect when I thought of how I’d spend my summer weekends in Madrid, but I can’t complain. Especially not when my weekends involve seeing roman structures and ancient castles. Saturday was my trip to the city of Segovia, about an hour north of Madrid. Synonymous with the name, Segovia is the amazing roman aqueduct built there. Standing at 818 meters long and 29 meters high, this thing is massive. It consists of about 25,000 granite blocks, stacked upon each other with not a single drop of cement. It’s no wonder people travel from all corners of the world to see it.
My fellow photographer, Marcell
The Puerta de Sol
And then there was the Castle of Alcazar. I didn’t even know this was here, but what a pleasant surprise!
Crossing the tiny bridge over to the castle, it’s a long way down..
A knight’s armor
I imagine kings and noblemen sitting on these velvet seats at the table
Oh, hey, Nathan!
About to drop this coin down the well
Overlooking Segovia from the castle
So hungry for dinner! We had pasta…
Vegetables, always a favorite…
And homemade hamburger
Strawberries and pineapple with whip cream to satisfy my sweet-tooth