Imperial Hotel Toledo
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... He died in Toledo in 1614.
The museum is very unique. A 16th century house was renovated to appear as it was El Greco's home. El Greco's works along with other artists of the same period were displayed in the house and galleries. The paintings of 'Christ and the Apostles' were on display. Some of the paintings of the Apostles were not finished. This really allowed us to see how he created a painting.
By now, we now know more about El Greco than ...
... later and there is an amazing bridge in the area, but even then, we could not find out exactly where it was.
The last visit on our circular tour was to a second castle, but we could see it had also been restored to near oblivion and was in the middle of a village, so we gave that a miss. The castle at Montalban was such a terrific experience, and has stayed with us, so it more than made up for the later disappointments.
... still want to travel the world and live an adventure like Papá did and tell stories of my travels. I do not want to stay in Toledo my whole life and live a dull life like Mamá. Instead, I want to be like Ibn Battuta, a Muslim merchant who has traveled throughout the Islamic world and the Indian Ocean trade routes. Rather than participating in trade though, Mamá and I have agreed that I will merely observing and journaling what I see ...
... final monument of the day is the beautifully simple tiny square mosque which was built in 922 and is the oldest building in the city. Towards the end of the day the monuments were less busy. The tranquillity of the mosque left me feeling refreshed and invigorated - at least enough to walk down through the Puerta de Luz and onto the Puerta de Bisagra.
To finish off the day in Toledo we decide to take a taxi up to the ...
... till late!"
We enter the old town and proceed to the small shop prior to going to the restaurant. All the shops are indeed open, except for this particular shop. Since we will be many miles away when they next re-open, it appears that Gail will just have to make do with a faulty travel iron. NB: I think as soon as we left the store, the proprietors shut up shop and disappeared before we realised what they had sold us.