Segovian aqveduct

Segovia is an old Spanish hillside city some 50 km north from Madrid. However it’s root are already in Roman times.

DSC03505 In picture the Cathedral of Segovia. Queen Isabel was crowned here.

DSC04000It has been a typical fortress city having high walls and towers around it.

DSC04208But especially it is famous from it’s castle. All Spanish kings are sitting on the walls of it’s banquet hall. Some people say that this is one of the most beautiful castles – at least impossible to conquer.

DSC04135Segovia is also known from it’s Roman aqveduct – it is really impressive!

DSC04168Very nice stonework! I wonder how it had lasted so long time and in so good condition! More than 1500 years.

DSC04107Aqvrduct from west. It runs over deep valley. Somebody have placed a christmas figure high on aqveduct hollow.

DSC04136Still one is amazed about the very professional and exact work.

DSC04129I wonder – how much work for carving of every stone has taking? And the work for placing them on right place…

DSC04172Hmm … this must be over 30 meters. Here up we are standing in the place where aqveduct used to run through city walls.

DSC04169After aqveduct goes over valley it turns on the left and because ground is raising also aqveduct loses height.

DSC04281Here we are closer another end of valley and stone-arches gets lower.

DSC04302Here only one level of arch is left. Once water run from south to north in tunnel on the top part of aqveduct to make life worthwhile for Segovian people.

DSC04309Here more to south only stone wall is left from aqveduct. Soon it ends totally – we are near city border. I wonder what lucky idea made Segovian people to let this great aqveduct stay in tact. Usually people tear part old and use

DSC04322Aqveduct seen from other side – outside of old city walls.

DSC03523Here still once aqveduct at bright lights near midnight.