TOLEDO

From Barcelona to Toledo on a train traveling at 300kph makes taking photographs difficult. The countryside is sparse and dry, dotted with olive groves and small dwellings. To travel slowly through this region of Spain would be fantastic.

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The old town of Toledo is perched on a hill surrounded, almost entirely, by a river and protected by high stone walls

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Bus loads of visitors invade the town during the day. Once the sun goes down visitors are replaced by locals heading off to bars and restaurants.

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We were lucky enough to catch a concert in the square outside the cathedral. 9:30 the square was empty – by 10pm you couldn’t move. The music was great and the acoustics, created by the perimeter of complex facades, amazing.

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The old town starts to stir around 6am with people heading off to work.

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By 7am the sun rises and beams straight through the main arch into town.

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These guys, in the Jewish area of the old town, spend their day tap, tap, tapping with tiny little hammers to make intricate gold jewellery.

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