Segovia: The Land of Mystery

Sofia Wiener
January 21, 2014

¡Hola a todos!

Ayer fuimos a…I mean…yesterday we went to visit the marvelous city of Segovia.  Once again, (and you’ll see this as a pattern), I do not want to say too much with words in regards to what I present to you, but rather, I want to show you what I saw.  I’d like to highlight one thing that struck me the most, however: the mystery.

IES provided us with a wonder tour guide who explained all the facts and history of Segovia to us. Yet what she wanted to maintain in us was a sense of mystery as we toured the ciudad.  It’s no wonder that in front of the 2,000 (two THOUSAND) year old aqueduct, the Segovian people came up with a myth that says it was built by a demon who fell in love with a beautiful girl in the town.  How is it possible that something so ancient can still be standing so beautifully and perfectly?  It really does seem like it requires a supernatural explanation.

I hope my photographs can give you a taste of what I saw yesterday.

Adiós for now!


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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">Sofia--perhaps Sofía is more fitting in this case--is a third year Philosophy and Spanish Literature student at Fordham University. Some of her interests include photography, translating, singing, learning foreign languages, and cats--specifically red chubby ones. As the daughter of a Milanese mother, and New Yorker father, with a passion for Latin America, Sofia often finds herself lost in translation sipping on her favorite drink--yerba mate. She wants to spend her semester abroad in Madrid, Spain with her eyes wide open to live the experience to the full allowing you to take a step into her life. &iexcl;Ven a ver!</span></p>

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