Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Toledo

Perched along the River Tagus, former Visigoth capital and eventual home to El Greco, Toledo is a cool little medieval town that's maybe not quite up to the heavy tourist traffic that comes through every day.


The buses drop their tourists off along the main arteries through town, but the locals manage to squeeze their cars and trucks up and down the narrow, hilly, medieval streets. I don't know how they get around some of those corners without taking the paint off the sides of their vehicles, but apparently they've been getting along this way for quite some time.


Of course, the biggest attraction in town is the Toledo Cathedral, which was under construction from 1226 to 1493. It is enormous, a maze of altars, tombs and rooms that will take your breath away.

3 comments:

Keera said...

Ooh, I want to see Toledo! That cathedral looks incredible!



I love the light and shadow on the bottom picture.

Dear Daughter said...

I didn't get a chance to say goodbye and that I hope you have no problems driving today and to have a good trip!

Jamie said...

What an amiable society - cuz' there is no way that two cars that meet in the center of a street that narrow could pass - so one car or other must back-out. - Or do they just beat each other to death like we would do in this country?