The deafening silence that accompanies a snowfall never ceases to surprise me. I feel privileged when I take an early morning walk through the deserted gardens scattered around my city, just after the last few snowflakes have fallen. I can’t help but wonder why the city takes so long to wake up on days like – Read More –
From way up high
Whenever it snows I try to go up to San Cebrián’s Gate, which forms part of Segovia’s city walls, to take photos of the landscape below. The gateway served to connect the city with the district of San Lorenzo and the old Dominican Convent which now houses the IE University campus. It’s impossible to survey – Read More –
Weathering the snowstorm
The forecast said that a big snowstorm was on its way to the central regions of the peninsula. Nobody could have imagined that it was going to be the heaviest snowfall in Segovia for the last 20 years, bringing the city’s streets to a standstill. But every cloud has a silver lining. Nature brought us – Read More –
Only your own footsteps mark the way
Segovia is an ideal city to discover on foot. The path that goes along the Eresma valley is wonderfully pleasant at any time of year and can surprise walkers with sights like this one. Segovia has a serene beauty, which should be taken in one piece at a time, calmly, without rushing or following any – Read More –
Masses of snow fell on Segovia in the early hours of the morning. Afterwards the city reappeared blanketed in white. I’ll never tire of seeing my city covered in snow – it looks so captivating. As the great Japanese poet, Matsuo Basho, said: Let’s go snow-viewing until we all fall down!
Beauty in solace
Trust me, that abstract notion, that vast and sometimes pretentious thing we call beauty, really exists. I search for it all the time. The other day it kept appearing: It was in every corner of the city, every scene I wanted to capture with my camera. When that happens, I find it’s better to enjoy – Read More –
Dawn came at last
Dawn came at last. The darkness withdrew slowly giving way to the light and the colors on the horizon. In winter, first thing in the morning, the sight of the Santa Cruz campus from high up is pretty impressive. Segovia, with its multiple landscapes, can be so inspiring.
The storks are home
White storks are circling in the skies of Segovia. From the windows of the Santa Cruz la Real campus you can see these migratory birds gliding stylishly around the city. The sighting of a stork is the first sign that spring is not far away. Soon new life will appear and the cycle will continue.
Meanwhile, outside the city…
On the outskirts of Segovia, just a few minutes away from the city, there are amazing landscapes to enjoy before the sun goes down. Leave the city behind, take a slow walk, look back at the buildings from a distance, breathe deeply (the air in these parts is so pure), forget your tiring routine … – Read More –
Watching these birds on a wire in Calle Doctor Velasco reminded me of something my grandfather used to say to me: “If there are eight little birds sitting on a wire and along comes a hunter and shoots two of them, how many little birds will be left there?” I would work it out and – Read More –