Hotel Fontecruz Toledo Palacio Eugenia de Montijo
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... Merv you will be happy to hear that I bought a couple of pairs of shoes. We saw the dancing fountains,beautiful as ever. We watched a fashion parade, and they announced there would be another in a few minutes, we found the best seats we could , and waited in anticipation, only to find it was a parade of Abayas albeit beautiful ones. We three girls felt rather out of ...
... square mile than you could throw a rock at (I'm sure my single, Muslim friend will understand that reference). The streets are narrow and winding and full of new treasures at each turn. I wish that I could say that we focused on the historical treasures but, with four kids hanging off us in the 2,000 degree heat, we rather focused on the tourist trap treasures that caught the eye of each child.
Anyone who knows me well, knows ...
... sculpture, or painting, that have lasted centuries and even millennia and still evoke the word 'stunning' in people. I sort of wish I could do something like that.
Today I went in my very first mosque and synagogue. I don't think I've ever been in either one of those places of worship before. They were both very interesting, and not currently in use and very old and had been converted to Christian churches at ...
... Spain (still controlled by the Moors). Captured christian soldiers were taken as slaves by the Arabs, but it was the Queen's job to make sure the slaves were released back to Christian Spain, either by trade of prisoners or by large ransoms of money). Every slave freed by the Queen had their shackles cut off and displayed up on the facade of this monastery for all to see the good work of the Queen!
The next building I saw in Toledo was a Synagogue. ...
After breakfast in beautiful Córdoba, we took one last gaze out of our room window at the old town, and were off on time to Castille - La Mancha, the province where Toledo is located. Once in La Mancha (and yes, this is the region that's the namesake of the movie), it was evident that this area is famous for its wine production and olives/olive oil. There were rolling hills lined with orchard after orchard of olive trees and ...