When Segovia is buzzing it is particularly lively around the base of the aqueduct, where most of the city’s comings and goings happen. The aqueduct has been among us for so many centuries now that Segovians wander through or past it without so much as noticing its mighty presence. It has become almost invisible, and we’re no longer amazed when we see it. It forms part of what we are. Although we may already be aware, it is the admiration of visitors that reminds us each day that this old Roman construction is one of the most magnificent examples of western culture.
5 December, 2014