Nov 282017
 

Following on from my recent post about  the remarkable 18th Century palace at La Granja, near Segovia, here are a few more pictures to whet the appetite. The first five are all based on official photos used on postcards issued by ‘Archivo fotografico del Patrimonio Nacional’:

One of the fountains in its full majestic flow – well, it surely wasn’t when I visited!

 

The view from the centre of the main façade looking down the formal gardens….

Another view of the bed which wasn’t there….

The view of the building approached from the town

Extract taken from a fascinating ‘conversation piece’ showing King Philip V and his wife Isabella of Farnesio. He commissioned the palace – she swanned around in it.

In yesterday’s post I mentioned the buildings, scattered throughout the town, decorated with fine stencils. Here is just one example – in a long building now used by the Parador for its conference rooms etc:

And to end with, a picture of the clipped yew hedges enclosing rose beds, with the mountains beyond. And the Georgian Gentleman’s Dear Lady Wife adding distinction and class to an otherwise anodyne view…

 

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