spent the night at a very nice hotel on the hill overlooking Toledo,
Spain. Our plan was to see as much of the city as 5 hours
would allow and then get into the rental car and travel the 120
km back to Madrid and return the car. Our flight left the
next morning, so we planned to return the car the night before
our flight. The photos below are a combination of the
output of my Sony A7RM2 and Kathleen's new Fujifilm X-Pro-2 with
f/1.4 23mm lens. See if you can tell the differences
between 42 megapixels of the Sony and the 24 megapixels from the
The photos below are what we saw.
found us a really nice hotel overlooking the Toledo
way into Toledo via taxi we could see part of the city built on
the cliffs. Fuji.
into the center of Toledo took us past another fortified
took us down some really narrow streets. Sony.
looks like a mat of roots, but it is really a brass casting in
the Toledo plaza. Sony.
tower of the cathedral of Toledo. Sony.
tourist center. Sony.
front of the cathedral facing the plaza. Fuji.
of the carved figures on the front of the cathedral. Sony.
was an enclosed walk-way that went from the cathedral to the
adjoining building. Sony.
cathedral had some nice stained glass panels. Sony.
light of the cathedral made photos a challenge.
organ was huge. Fuji.
thing was huge. Note the operator's chair on the balcony,
in the center under the longest pipes. Sony.
the carvings were really stunning. Fuji.
wall was huge: intricate and detailed, the panels tell the story
of Christ. Sony.
the carvings depict battles. Fuji.
carvings were very intricate. Sony.
was breathtaking. Sony.
second exposure of the stained glass, columns and domes.
in the seat backs for the choir; these appear to be dueling
the choir seats had different carvings. Sony.
Monstrance of Toledo. Plenty of gold and jewels. This
monstrance breaks into two parts: upper and lower. The
lower "stays put" because it is too heavy. The upper
monstrance is carried in religious parades. Sony.
central portion of the monstrance has enamel over gold.
The patio walls in
the cloisters had beautiful paintings. Sony.
These paintings in
the cloisters were brilliant. Sony.
A heavy-haul cart,
possibly used to carry the monstrance. Sony.
monstrance-like artifact. Sony.
One of the side rooms
in the cathedral had a wall painted with all the key religious
figures. Not being Catholic, these were either past
popes or past bishops of Toledo. Sony.
Toledo's streets are
more narrow than any city that we have visited so far.
One of the larger
buildings in Toledo. Fuji.
A parting view of
Toledo on our way back to the hotel to get our rental car and
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