A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Segovia’s Aqueduct: The Devil Did It,” 2 September 1983

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Segovia’s Aqueduct: The Devil Did It,” 2 September 1983 »

21 Jul, 2019
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There are several theories as to how the great aqueduct at Segovia was built. Since it is of such mammoth proportions, one theory is that it was constructed by Hercules. Another theory, and one that has become legend, is that Lucifer and his engineering crew threw up the aqueduct in the course of one, wild stormy night. Because it is so unreal, so imposing, so awe-inspiring, the last theory does seem the most likely and is the very reason the Segovians call the aqueduct the Devil’s Bridge.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “ZAMARRAMALA,”  13 FEBRUARY 1987

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “ZAMARRAMALA,” 13 FEBRUARY 1987 »

23 Jan, 2018
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Santa Agueda in her fight for liberty might be considered an early exponent of women’s rights. The small village of Zamarramala for a couple of days in February follows her example. It is a unique Spanish celebration in a nation full of tradition.

3 SUREFIRE WAYS TO GET SPOOKED IN MADRID

3 SUREFIRE WAYS TO GET SPOOKED IN MADRID »

24 Nov, 2015
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“Locals have seen Elena walking across the seven chimneys and pointing to the old Alcázar of Segovia where King Felipe II once lived”

FRIGHT OR FLIGHT: Balloons Over Segovia

FRIGHT OR FLIGHT: Balloons Over Segovia »

11 Jun, 2015
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The improbably happy ride on a balloon by a writer with virulent vertigo

FROM THE SHELVES TO THE STREETS ON BOOK DAY

FROM THE SHELVES TO THE STREETS ON BOOK DAY »

28 Apr, 2014
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“Book Day is a day when books bounce off the shelves and into the streets”