"Is it not cruel to let our city die by degrees, stripped of all her proud monuments, until there will be nothing left of all her history and beauty to inspire our children? If they are not inspired by the past of our city, where will they find the strength to fight for her future?" Jacqueline Kennedy

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Toledo, The 'City Of Three Cultures'

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View of Toledo, early in the morning, with a balloon in the sky as well
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The San Martin Bridge over the Tajo River, leading into the old part of Toledo
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So many narrow, winding streets in Toledo
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Going down one street
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and going up another
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and getting lost
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By now, you know my fondness for windows and flowers
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La Catedra Santa Marial De Toledo
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La Virgen Blanca
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‘El Transparente’ altarpiece created by sculptor Narciso Tome in 1732Untitled
High above, illuminated by a skylight, these figures look down on the visitors below.
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'The Disrobing Of Christ"by El Greco
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Magic landscape. Driving South from Toledo.
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The windmills of Consuegra
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The second stop on our journey through the south of Spain was Toledo. a Unesco World Heritage Site. Toledo shows influences of  the Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities who left many  imprints of their cultures on the City.  Romans and Visigoths left  their own traces behind before them.

The ancient walled city, with its winding, narrow streets is much unchanged since the middle ages. Its Cathedral is one of the most spectacular ones I have ever visited.
Since we were in Toledo during Easter week-end, it was teaming with visitors, which made navigating the streets a bit difficult, but it still was very much worth a visit.

On the way further South, we stopped in Consuegra to see 11 beautiful old windmills...and a castle too.

Our next stop is Córdoba.
Feel free to follow Pardon Me For Asking on Instagram for more photos of our travels and of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, of course.

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