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Odd assemblage - Gothic, but then you have a Renaissance dome instead of Gothic spires.
Beautiful Segovia

July 29th 2013
A wonderful day, mainly because it was such a scenically beautiful day. I headed Northwest again, on a bus, and again cut right through the Guaddarama Mountains, the great, little range just a ways from Madrid. Driving I also saw the absolutely massive cross of the Valley of the Fallen, Spain's tribute to those who died in its bloody Civil War in the 30s. The cross I swear reached nearly to th ... read more
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Spanish Flag Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more
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