On bright sunny days the aqueduct casts a protective shadow onto nearby rooftops from early on in the morning. The paved area where the aqueduct stands is just one big shadow punctuated by the rays of light that make it thought its arches. If the shadow of a cypress tree is long, beautiful and sad, the aqueduct’s shadow looks like it is made up of hundreds of cypresses, but in this case they are a beautiful and joyful sight.