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Snow storm  
   

Snow storm

Big, soft snowflakes that settled on tables and cars, but melted on contact with the ground. In the distance you can see the fairly radical bend in the aqueduct.
El Escorial and Segovia. And snow!

November 16th 2013
Geo: 40.9494, -4.11921Today a visit to two towns in the Sierra de Guadarrama, about 80km north west of Madrid.El Escorial's main feature is a massive monastery/royal palace built by Phillip II in 1584. Nearly all Spanish monarchs from that time to the present are buried in the basilica, after their bodies spend 50 years in the Puridero (decaying place). We only looked at the outside, but ... read more
Europe » Spain » Castile & León » Segovia

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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