Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Segovia: December 12th

This aqueduct is 2000 years old and was built by the Romans. In the 1970s, it was still a functioning aqueduct but they decided to stop the water flow because of the way the water was wearing on the rocks. Imagine that 2000 years later, it was still working! It´s about .8 kilometers long.

Mark and José. José and Becky have been writing letters for the last 10 years. Becky met José when she visited Segovia in 2001. José was a wonderful tour guide and a gracious host. He drove us around the city for a few hours showing us all the sights. What you see in this picture is the Alcazar which is a castle or palace. This was the castle that Walt Disney copied when creating the cartoon drawings for the Sleeping Beauty Castle.

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