Casona de la Reyna
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... had 3 of by the end. Shared
between us two, Rod and Dave. Briony head off to bed after the second fishbowl.
I walked her upstairs and we played on the swings inside the hostel 2nd
floor foyer. I wish I had of just walked into the bed with her but instead I
went back down and took on another fishbowl……. The end result wasn’t too bad on
the night but the next day….. well that’s another story.
... In the heart of the city we visited a famous painting by El Greco which was even cooler when we actually heard about what the picture means and the intricate details it depicted. A jewish synagogue and the city cathedral were just some of the highlights we saw as we walked through this beautiful city rich in the history of Spain.
The tour ended with a stop in the place where they inlay gold into jewellery ...
... forces, Toledo was the capital city of Spain before Philip II moved the capital to Madrid in 1561.
First stop, the Cathedral. One of the most ornate we have seen, it is mostly gothic inside with renaissance decor. There is a mini-Prado inside with many works of El Greco, Goya, Rubens, etc. The treasury houses a fantastic wealth of treasures of gold, inlaid with emeralds, rubies, diamonds, and on and on.
... and he became very excited and (I think) invited me to his house to meet his sons and daughters and grandchildren. I couldn’t really understand what he was saying because he was speaking so quickly, so I just thanked him for the directions and he kept looking at me imploringly so he was obviously inviting me to something. I thanked him again and tottered down the bumpy path to my hostel. I was greeted by Jose, a young and very helpful guy. It appeared I was the only guest ...
... and examining. I could definitely see and feel the handiwork and craftsmanship that came from someone dedicated to their craft. Flipped the bad boy over and BAM … Basically, I understand how these men/women make their living these items were not cheap by any means but for sure a one of a kind. We wound up purchasing an hour glass and a small plate (much smaller than the one I wanted originally) and a necklace pendant. Stimulating the economy the best I ...