Hostal Alfonso XII
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... soccer goals. The dimensions of the court were the same as a basketball court, but had the field lines of a soccer field. One image that sums up the landscape of the sports world. This captivated me.
Soccer is the world's most popular sport and has been for quite some time. According to Forbes, the top three most valuable sports franchises are soccer teams (Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Manchester United) and ...
... around the cold, cold building. There were many chapels. It was a very late quasi-gothic cathedral, built in the 1500s, and really almost as Renaissance as gothic. It definitely has limited dematerialization and much more realistic (less ephemeral light) than true gothic cathedrals. You could enter the choir and see the music books, which was cool.
We checked out and then headed out of town. The drive towards Avila was lovely, through snow-covered countryside – ...
... was a good idea
at the time) put it straight in our 3 litre fishbowl.
At this point I would like to mention we had both not had much water for most
of the day in the Spanish heat. After a sad sad sad farewell to Didier in which
he offered up a hug to me! I did go for the kiss but he wasn’t up for it ha ha.
We stayed in and kept going and I kept on singing. My playlist for the night
consisted of ;
Ash and ...
... Dark and cool inside, it is full of wonderful things, I’ll mention four. The huge reredos in polychrome and gilt finished in 1502, is absolutely breathtaking not least because of its scale. Second, at the back of the alter is a huge baroque assemblage of sculptures, of many figures, lit from above by an oval window cut through the vault and which itself is surrounded by figures which emerge from the painted wall, the light filters down ...
We meet Maria in the lobby again for our trip to Toledo. We got an early start so that we can be at the Cathedral as it opens, avoiding the crowds. After driving around the city to get an overview, the van drops us off at the bottom of an escalator labyrinth that takes you up into the heart of the city that doesn’t allow vehicles. We’re at the front door as it opens so we ...