A las dos de la madrugada ataque de faritis , y me he acordado de este... y después de buscar en un disco duro , 4 pens ,en el dropbox , (lo que hace el insomnio )lo he encontrado.
Cuando sea mayor , me toque la lotería y pague la hipoteca , me haré un mapamundi donde marcaré los faros que quiero conocer ... ire de faro a faro...y tiro porque me toca. Bona nit .. o no ! 👋😘
Aqueduct of Segovia, Spain
Photo credit: @jeremiahburnett
The Aqueduct of Segovia, also known as the “Puente del Diablo” or Devil’s Bridge, is a well-preserved Roman aqueduct in Segovia, Spain, crossing the city from one side to the other. For almost 2,000 years it has defied the passing of time, bringing water and beauty to Segovia.
Built at the end of the 1st century, the aqueduct is considered one of the Roman Empire’s most impressive works of engineering. It was in use until the mid 19th century, supplying water from the Frío River 17 km (11 mi) away to the city.
Legend has it that Lucifer himself built the bridge in one single night, in order to win a young woman’s soul. He failed, however, lacking the final stone when dawn came. This left a gap in the bridge, where a statue of the Virgen de la Fuencisla (the patroness of Segovia) stands today.
Roughly 813 m (2,667 ft) long and at its highest point almost 29 m (94 ft) tall, the aqueduct bridge is made up of 167 arches supported by pillars. Its colossal granite blocks are joined without use of mortar or cement, ingeniously held together by balancing forces.
Along with the Old Town and fortifications, the Aqueduct of Segovia became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.