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Our trip to France and Spain, Part 8
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Nov 10, 2019 23:48:34   #
tbell7D Loc: Houston
 
In this 8th and final installment we are visiting the city of Toledo, Spain, a relatively small city with a population of just under 90,000. Despite its smaller size, we found it to be thoroughly enjoyable and tourist friendly. Toledo is located approximately 45 miles from Madrid, a bus ride of about an hour. Toledo is an ancient city, having served as the capital of the region from 542 to 725 AD. It is famous as the birthplace of a type of candy known as marzipan, which consists mostly of sugar and ground almonds. It is also known for producing high quality knives and swords made of exceptionally hard steel. Posting 10 images. Comments welcome and I hope you enjoy.
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#1 Toledo is a rather hilly city. I shot this one as we were walking up to the city center from the parking lot.
#1  Toledo is a rather hilly city.  I shot this on...
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#2 A typically narrow street full of tourists
#2  A typically narrow street full of tourists...
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#3 The cathedral
#3  The cathedral...
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#4 Toledo was once known as a city where Christians, Jews, and Muslims coexisted in peace. I hope that is still true.
#4 Toledo was once known as a city where Christian...
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#5 The military museum, or Museum of the Army
#5  The military museum, or Museum of the Army...
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#6 A small cafe where we enjoyed some lunch. The only available seating was downstairs.
#6 A small cafe where we enjoyed some lunch.  The ...
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#7 I was quite taken by the light and shadow patterns created by these columns in the late afternoon sun.
#7  I was quite taken by the light and shadow patt...
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#8 I thought these doors were quite unique and picturesque.
#8  I thought these doors were quite unique and pi...
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#9 I shot this one around 7 pm as the evening sun cast a warm glow over the city.
#9  I shot this one around 7 pm as the evening sun...
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#10 Had to shoot this one through a slightly dirty window as we were returning to the lot where the bus was parked.
#10  Had to shoot this one through a slightly dirt...
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Nov 10, 2019 23:53:46   #
RichardTaylor Loc: Sydney, Australia
 
Very nice set. THanks for taking us there.

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Nov 10, 2019 23:59:23   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 
Enjoyed your photos.

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Nov 11, 2019 00:49:07   #
Ched49 Loc: Pittsburgh, Pa.
 
Must have been an enjoyable trip, thanks for the tour, enjoyed your photo's.

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Nov 11, 2019 01:24:00   #
linda lagace
 
Tk you Beautiful photos

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Nov 11, 2019 03:19:44   #
angler Loc: St Helens Lancashire England
 
Excellent set Tom.

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Nov 11, 2019 05:43:12   #
B_meyer5.55NY
 
And I was under the impression "marzipan" came from Germany.
Interesting fact, thanks....

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Nov 11, 2019 06:24:22   #
Tomfl101 Loc: Mount Airy, MD
 
Well done sir!

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Nov 11, 2019 07:36:12   #
jederick Loc: Northern Utah
 
Marzipan...I can't get enough!! Excellent series Tom you had a marvelous vacation and thanks for sharing your experience!!

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Nov 11, 2019 09:15:34   #
Cwilson341 Loc: Central Florida
 
Excellent series with a nice variety of subjects!

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Nov 11, 2019 09:48:38   #
Earnest Botello Loc: Hockley, Texas
 
Very good series, Tom.

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Nov 11, 2019 10:12:19   #
AzPicLady Loc: Behind the camera!
 
One of my favorite places in Spain. Nice.

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Nov 11, 2019 10:24:32   #
blacks2 Loc: SF. Bay area
 
Super nice Tom, I love it.

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Nov 11, 2019 13:04:40   #
David in Dallas Loc: Dallas, Texas, USA
 
A very fine set, I enjoyed it. I visited Toledo in 2016 and have an almost identical photo of the cathedral front. Did you go inside? (I have some photos of the interior.)

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Nov 11, 2019 14:51:46   #
Sylvias Loc: North Yorkshire England
 
Excellent series and variety Tom.

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