Being a born and bred city mouse, I tittered like a little girl when I saw the Windows XP wallpaper right in front of my eyes in Segovia. Amazing stuff.
Monthly Archives: November 2011
This lamp’s got the best seat in the house, in this small alley in Segovia.
Ceiling details of the Throne Room in Alcázar of Segovia. I love the Arabic design and the almost-kaleidoscopic symmetry. If you stare hard enough, the patterns almost start to swirl.
The Alcázar of Segovia perches on a rocky mound near the Guadarrama mountains. Visitors driving into the old city will get to see its very medieval facade, soaring from the stones like the bow of a vessel. Those on foot however, will only get to see its ‘rear’ – the Tower of John II. The …
Church of Vera Cruz
This peaceful looking structure in Segovia has a lofty beginning. Built in the 1200s by the Knights Templar, a medieval secret society, it was believed to have been used to safekeep a fragment of the true cross. Photo taken from within the Segovia Alcazar, where the view is especially pretty with winding roads and rolling …
Distinctly Moorish designs on a series of earthen Spanish tiles.