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... before the fire, so they had a very good sense of how the ceilings looked. In one case, they were able to find the exact same ceiling, in the exact size, at a convent in another town, and it was bought and transported to the Alcazar. (According to the audio-guide, this was not unusual: architects created blueprints of ceilings that they could use over and over again). The tour was interesting. One of the more unique rooms has statues of the kings of Spain, from Pelayo (yeah, ...
... 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.
... which was now mostly below us was rocking slowly in the gale, two chains hanging down, clanging as they open and closed. Yes it was pretty good. Photographs were full of promise, because of the light, but getting more difficult as the sun was increasingly hidden behind the clouds. With storms heading our way, we eventually lost our nerve and headed back down the path to the car, and we reached it just as the first spots appeared on the screen. ...
Reputedly the most visited parochial church in the city, thanks to possessing the famous el Greco painting "The Burial of the Count of Orgaz" which hangs above the Count's tomb.
Unfortunately two of the sites that we had hoped to visit: the House and Museum of El Greco and the Sinagoga del Tránsito are both closed on Mondays. At least that gives us an excuse to plan another visit.
Monastery of San Juan de ...
Took the 10:20 Renfe high speed train from Madrid to Toledo this morning for a day trip of sightseeing. A 33 min ride to go about 75kms south east of Madrid. Toledo is one of the best preserved villages from the Roman/Muslim periods. While other villages and cities eventually tore down their walls to expand Toledo was pretty much kept in tact. It was named a world heritage site in ...