domingo, 17 de julio de 2011

Field Trip Pictures: Toledo

A picture is worth a thousand words. So this is the equivalent of several thousand words. If I were writing for money, I would be flush with cash again (even in euros).

A view of the city. On the right is a fortress (the Alcazar) on the top of the hill.
On the left is the cathedral. We had the opportunity to visit both.
The view from the top of the fortress is impressive.

The Tagus River.
Though I don't know who I'm supposed to tag in this photo, exactly.

That cloth thing up there is supposed to keep out the sun.
It reminds me of something from like, Aladdin, or something.

Some streets were narrower. It was always
entertaining whenever a car tried to pass us pedestrians.

I was, of course, going to take a picture of this. I was window-shopping.

I salute you too, Sir.

Like just about everything in Spain, Toledo used to be Arab territory.
In the bottom third of the frame above you can get a good view of the city, complete with
some of the important political figures of its Arabic heyday.

Here, El Greco paints Jesus dying on the cross in Toledo.
Historical accuracy was one of his main stumbling blocks.

3 comentarios:

  1. By the way, the picture from El Greco belongs to the Cincinnati Art Museum. I wish that El Greco had also painted a picture of Jesus in Cincinnati.

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  3. I listened to the Aladdin soundtrack just the other day!

    "Arabian niiii-ights, like Arabian daaaa-ays
    more often than not, are hotter than hot
    in a lot of good ways!"