The Sixth Day (Toledo)

The scenery just outside Salamanca.

The scenery just outside Salamanca.

The scenery little further from Salamanca - a crop of some sort, possibly corn?

The scenery little further from Salamanca – a crop of some sort, possibly corn?

The lone skyscraper. I think this is Ávila, but I'm not sure.

The lone skyscraper. I think this is Ávila, but I’m not sure.

Ávila.

Ávila.

A wind farm.

A wind farm.

One of the gates into Toledo.

One of the gates into Toledo.

A chapel.

A chapel.

A street.

A street.

The smallest mosque in Spain. (I think - possibly just Toledo).

The smallest mosque in Spain. (I think – possibly just Toledo).

One of the towers on the outside of the wall of old Toledo.

One of the towers on the outside of the wall of old Toledo.

Above the gate above.

Above the gate above.

The rest of Toledo (the new part).

The rest of Toledo (the new part).

A very ornate staircase.

A very ornate staircase.

The staircase's bannister.

The staircase’s bannister.

 

A blanket box.

A blanket box.

A cupboard.

A cupboard.

A writing desk.

A writing desk.

Another writing desk.

Another writing desk.

The roof.

The roof.

Mediaeval (or earlier) graffiti.

Mediaeval (or earlier) graffiti.

Another roof.

Another roof.

A tapestry which apparently depicts Creation.

A tapestry which apparently depicts Creation.

The New Testament (in pictures).

The New Testament (in pictures).

A queen.

A queen.

A scene of mediaeval life.

A scene of mediaeval life.

 

We couldn't work out what this was - something about officers and something about a school. Military? Police? We have no idea.

We couldn’t work out what this was – something about officers and something about a school. Military? Police? We have no idea.

A pipe band and dancers. Galician?

A pipe band and dancers. Galician?

Well, just one pipe, plus a drum, a juggler, and some dancers.

Well, just one pipe, plus a drum, a juggler, and some dancers.

A building with a clock. No idea what this is, but it looked old.

A building with a clock. No idea what this is, but it looked old.

A souvenir shop.

A souvenir shop.

The Cathedral.

The Cathedral.

The main side door of the Cathedral.

The main side door of the Cathedral.

Jesus (I think). About six stories tall.

Jesus (I think). About six stories tall.

The outside of the sanctuary.

The outside of the sanctuary.

The organ.

The organ.

The inside of the sanctuary. Each of the fourteen niches contains a life-size collection of statues depicting scenes from the New Testament.

The inside of the sanctuary. Each of the fourteen niches contains a life-size collection of statues depicting scenes from the New Testament.

The sanctuary, with some people to give you an idea of size.

The sanctuary, with some people to give you an idea of size.

Ceramic tiles like this menorah were all over the ground in the Jewish Sector.

Ceramic tiles like this menorah were all over the ground in the Jewish Sector.

And these Hebrew letters.

And these Hebrew letters.

A ruined bridge (or something) in the river just outside Toledo.

A ruined bridge (or something) in the river just outside Toledo.

Another cathedral. There was a wedding (or something) going on inside.

Another cathedral. There was a wedding (or something) going on inside.

The bridge out of Toledo.

The bridge out of Toledo.

 

3 thoughts on “The Sixth Day (Toledo)

  1. I loved your pictures as always! I just wanted to say that I believe the painting of Jesus that was so tall was St. Christopher who in the legend carried Jesus in the form of a child across the river on his shoulders. 🙂 He is the patron saint of travelers and always has a large staff with him so that he can cross the river.

    • Rachel says:

      Quite possibly. I suppose foggy knowledge happens when your tour guide is speaking quickly in a language you’re not terribly proficient in… But I *had* wondered why there was someone on his shoulders.

  2. Ruth Hay says:

    Great photos Rachel. Looking forward to seeing more when you get home.

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