|overlooking the tiver|
The Primate Cathedral of St Mary of Toledo was beautiful and they had one spot El Transparente. (The name refers to the unique illumination provided by a large sky light cut very high up into the thick wall across the ambulatory.) that was impossible to capture by camera despite my numerous attempts and it was like an opening into heaven. After the tour was over the guide said if we had any questions he be there for answers but he totally disappeared. There was another part to the tour and he told us where to meet in the afternoon but the place was hard to find so by the time I got there the tour was gone.
I then walked around some and was starting to feel a bit hungry as it was early afternoon and found a cafeteria and the menu looked good. I had to find a bank to get some money first. I ordered my meal and it was quite yummy.
I explore more of Toledo and found my way up and down the alleys. I was looking at this statue and some people decided to put sun glasses on it and were taking photos so I asked if I could pose with it too. The streets were very narrow and I saw one that when the cars were going up there was a post that would go down and they could drive up the narrow road. I checked with the tourist board, about getting back to the train station as the guide said it was about a 20 min walk or we could take a bus. The tourist places assured me it was longer than 20 mins and when I finally found the right bus to take, he gave the wrong info on that too I could see the walk at best would have been an hour.
|first views of Toledo|
|Cathedral of St Mary of Toledo|
|The Disrobing of Christ by Spanish Renaissance Painter El Greco|
|Toledo Railway Station|