Monday, October 27, 2014

THE STREETS OF TOLEDO

Toledo, Spain is a physically beautiful city, built on a hill overlooking the Tagus River, the same river that empties into the Atlantic at Lisbon, Portugal.  On our way to our visit of Toledo, we stopped at an overlook on the other side of the river.  Unfortunately, it was still rainy that morning and photo opportunities were distinctly limited.  I did get a few shots, however, through the murky atmosphere.



I liked this second shot for the glimpse of the curving road descending the hill above the river.

Once in the city we had lunch on our own and then met our able Toledo guide, who took us on a walking tour through the old part of the city toward our primary destination, the Gothic Cathedral.


Along the way we had an opportunity to soak in some of the local color.


In the scene below, the Cathedral tower looms above the street.


And the following shot features the Cathedral clock at the end of the street.


It was here that our guide introduced us to the street's resident guard dog.


I took the following photo of a man lounging on a low wall, attracted primarily by his posture and his pipe, and then had to chuckle later when I realized that he was taking my photo as I was taking his.


Then we made our way to the Gothic Cathedral.

John

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures. Much money spent on churches

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