Tag Archives: Aqueduct

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

My Top Fifteen Spanish Cities – 9 to 7

Continuing my countdown having already covered numbers ten to fifteen (10. Toledo 11. Cadiz 12. Vitoria-Gasteiz 13. Palma, 14. Denia & 15. Malaga). Number Nine – Madrid The fact that the modern day capital is relatively low on the list says more about how lucky Spain is to have so many great cities than it […]

Roman Aqueduct, Skopje - Filming A Pop Video

Friday Photo – Roman Aqueduct, Skopje

When I visited Skopje a second time in 2016 I found a city garishly transformed from a characterful Balkan capital to a Disney style freak show. I was therefore happy to negotiate a taxi journey to the environs, including this Roman aqueduct a few km from the centre. The largely neglected ruin stands in the […]

Wordless Wednesday – Segovia Aqueduct 

Segovia Cathedral

So having viewed the wonderful aqueduct from every conceivable angle we ventured off to the cathedral. €7 bought us an entrance ticket to the main building itself and a timed tour of the 90 metre high bell tower. Mrs Wilbur opted not to climb the 200+ steps to the summit so that would be for […]

The Aqueduct of Segovia

I count myself as fairly well up on great places to visit in Europe, but have to admit that I had never heard of Segovia until one of my favourite bloggers and Spain aficionado Andrew Petcher informed me of its existence. Furthermore he offered up some suggestions for a great hotel and a very pleasant walk […]

Orange Amphitheatre, France

Le Tour de France – Stage Three

Continuing my alternative tour ideas in France utilising engine power, I am now turning my attention to Romanesque France…… Gaulish The two main cities that you can use as a convenient base to explore the Roman sites are Avignon & Nîmes, so let’s start there. The walled compact city of Avignon and it’s smaller, younger […]