Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sentimental Sunday

I've been a little remiss with my Sentimental Sunday posts the last couple of weeks. If you remember, last time I posted some pictures of Madrid taken on our trip to Spain this summer. From Madrid we took three day trips. We traveled by train to Segovia, El Escorial and Toledo. The first trip was to Segovia, which is a quick 30 minute (high-speed) train ride north of Madrid.

The first thing that greets you when you enter the town of Segovia is an amazingly intact Roman Aqueduct that was built in the 1st century AD. And, believe it or not, it was still in use in the 19th century! No wonder those Romans ruled the world!




There are several impressive buildings to visit in Segovia. The grandest is the Cathedral which was built between the 16th and the 18th centuries. Not only is it a beautiful and impressive building, it is filled with gorgeous paintings, sculptures and tapestries. A feast for the eyes - inside and out.





This next picture is of the back side of the Cathedral with a nice view of the tower. Unfortunately, I can not recall where we were when we took this picture. Maybe Mrs. S knows. If you're reading this, Mrs. S, maybe you can refresh my memory. In any case, I love this panoramic view of the Cathedral with Segovia laid out at her feet. Just gorgeous.




OK, next Sentimental Sunday will include pictures from our day trips to El Escorial and Toledo. Hopefully, I'll be back on track and they will be up NEXT Sunday.

11 comments:

Shanda said...

Gorgeous photos! Makes me want to travel there one day. Hope you had a fabulous Sunday.

Dropped by from SITS!

Tammy Howard said...

This is just breathtaking. Maybe it's good that you waited - now you get to relive it a month or so later!

Jenn said...

Makes me remember Paris. (sigh) Thanks for your comment on my blog!

Sandy said...

That cathedral is spectacular! And you traveled by train to Segovia...you know how much I love train travel.

Lorie said...

The pictures are gorgeous!!

Anita said...

I love your Sentimental Sundays. I'm not as widely traveled as you, and I'm living a bit vicariously!

Peterson Family said...

Wow. Beautiful pics!

Dorkys Ramos said...

Oh the architecture in Spain is amazing! I've had a couple coworkers go there recently and I can't wait to see those views for myself someday.

Visiting from SITS :)

Miss Lady Grey said...

Didn't you just love Spain! I travelled there a few years back, and loved the architecture, the people, the food, everything! Beautiful pictures!

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous pictures. I think the last one must have been taken from the tower of Segovia's alcazar (the fortress/palace that overlooks the town).
-- Mrs S

Ronnica said...

Segovia! I remember being thoroughly impressed with the aqueducts when I went when I was 16. That's also where I had my first--and only--sip of alcohol. And yes, it was only one.

 

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