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The Alcázar of Segovia (literally, Segovia Castle) is a stone fortification, located in the old city of Segovia, Spain. The castle is one of the inspirations for Walt Disney's Cinderella Castle.

The Alcázar of Segovia (literally, Segovia Castle) is a stone fortification, located in the old city of Segovia, Spain. The castle is one of the inspirations for Walt Disney's Cinderella Castle.

Imagine a country so dry that you have to build a 10-level stepped structure going down into the earth to get water. Such is India, where thousands of stepwells were built from the 2nd through the 19th century. Many have been abandoned and are in disrepair since the introduction of modern waterworks and plumbing. Some have been destroyed. Now largely obsolete, these Escher-like cisterns were once monuments of public life. And in the midst of water shortage, stepwells may refill their civic…

Imagine a country so dry that you have to build a 10-level stepped structure going down into the earth to get water. Such is India, where thousands of stepwells were built from the 2nd through the 19th century. Many have been abandoned and are in disrepair since the introduction of modern waterworks and plumbing. Some have been destroyed. Now largely obsolete, these Escher-like cisterns were once monuments of public life. And in the midst of water shortage, stepwells may refill their civic…

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