This And That
Since I started my official web site a few weeks ago, I’ve had a few people ask me about the image in my banner. It is a highly cropped photo I took in 1983 of the Segovia castle in Spain. The Segovia castle is what I consider one of those Disneyland castles and is my favorite of all the castles I’ve visited in Europe. It was about a two hour drive from our house and was a great day trip to visit not only the castle but the town with it’s winding streets and the ancient Roman aqueduct.
The castle is open for tours and today is the home of the Spanish military archives. It is also the place where Columbus asked Queen Isabella for permission to sail to the new world.
Right inside the entrance is a little door to the side that is now locked. However, back in the early 70’s, the first time I was stationed there, it was possible to sneak down there. A winding staircase leads to the dungeons under the castle and you can get lost down there as they go on forever!
This is the whole photo, in case you’re curious.
That’s all for now.