Jim photo-documents some beautiful doors to the medieval cathedral in El Greco’s city of Toledo. (Story of the World, Vol. 2)
The magnificent cathedral of Toledo beckons one to come in and explore. (Story of the World, Vol. 2)
A close up on the detail work of the spires of the Cathedral
Jim and close personal friend, Miguel Cervantes, author of “Don Quixote”. Here, Jim has just finished suggesting a chapter about windmills and Miguel is thinking it over. (Cervantes’ life straddled Story of the World, Vol. 2 and Story of the World, Vol. 3)
At an outdoor café off the main plaza in Toledo we ate a colorful and delicious dinner.
The cloisters at San Juan’s Monastery in Toledo. The beauty, and sense of calm and serenity, were overwhelming. This was to be the burial place of Ferdinand and Isabella. Then they conquered Granada and changed their minds. (Story of the World, Vol. 2)
The beautiful chapel at San Juan’s Monastery, Toledo. (Story of the World Vol. 2)
Look at the workmanship on this chapel ceiling.
This author is dreaming of the phoenix bird and the nine-headed dragon, the Hydra. (Greek Myths)
Jim points out to Danna the lions on the ceiling at San Juna’s Monastery. The lions, symbols of royalty, are there because King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella loved and supported the place. Also seen throughout are paintings of castles and more lions, symbols of Castile and Lyon, the kingdoms of Isabella and Ferdinand.
The monastery’s peaceful main courtyard.
A view of Toledo’s river complete with ruins from a bridge