Not a big trip, but I remembered I forgot to post pictures of a recent day trip to a town called Toledo. It was a quick 30-minute train ride to the town, and I spent most of the day there with a friend walking around and visiting some noteworthy sites. Despite losing my return train ticket (a man was nice enough to reprint it for me) and a deceivingly long walk back in the dark to the station in which I almost thought we were lost (I had to rely on instinct rather than Google maps since my phone died), it was a rather nice day with pleasant weather. The pictures (and my short captions) will mostly speak for themselves!
Even the tiny train station was pretty!
First view of the town as we walked in from the train station.
Very sunny day.
View overlooking the town after climbing many stairs only to find out there’s an elevator…
We were able to visit a synagogue. It was interesting to see a place of worship for another religion.
Add this to the pile of ceiling pics I take.
The courtyard of Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes.
Another view of the courtyard. From this angle, I doubt you would guess this was taken in Spain.
Inside the monastery. Napoleon burned down parts of the monastery in the early 1800s, but it has been restored since.
Chandeliers always remind me of Phantom of the Opera. Luckily, this one didn’t fall.
Some very impressive doors to Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo.
…and it’s even more impressive from this angle.
Choosing an audio tour for this cathedral was a good choice.
Surprise. It’s a ceiling picture.
I spent a good hour and a half listening to the history of this cathedral. My European history teacher would be proud.
At one point in my audio tour, I even got a sampling of some organ music.
The architecture here was amazing. I put my art history knowledge to the test.
Toledo is apparently known for its sword making. The swords for Lord of the Rings were made here!