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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Restoration of Spanish church shows shadows






Beautiful shadow shots for Sunday, of a lovely church being restored in Toledo, Spain.
Dick took these pictures during a walking tour of Toledo on Christmas Day, 2008. I don't know about the whole city of Toledo, but where we were staying, everything was uphill, and then downhill again.  We did have a rental car, but by the time we had squeezed it into the hotel's underground carpark, Dick said he wasn't taking it out again until we checked out the next morning. So off he went, looking for food to bring back to me, but there were no stores open. Eventually, he found a souvenir shop that sold boxes of pineapple turnovers. So, for Christmas 2008, we had pineapple turnovers and water for lunch and dinner. The next morning our hotel had a lovely buffet breakfast waiting for us, however, so we squeezed the car out of the underground parking lot and went on our way, crossing the plain toward the Mediterranean coast.
Photos by Richard Schear.
Posted by Kay Davies for


17 comments:

Ebie said...

Beautiful! The second photo's shadow looks like the Three Kings.

Francisca said...

Pineapple turnovers and water for Christmas! Now THAT is a story! :-D Whenever something doesn't go quite right, you know, the sh*t happens kind, I usually make light of it by saying, it's all part of the story. When things go just perfect, who cares? Now I HAVE been to Toledo, but unfortunately it was pre-digital days and pre-decent camera days. So it's nice to go back to see it through Dick's lens and your words, Kay.

Kay said...

Lovely shadows, Kay! I don't think we've been to Toledo. It must have been a lot of fun to see those beautiful structures.

Hey Harriet said...

Magic photos! And what a funny story about having to eat pineapple turnovers for Christmas lunch and dinner! Oh dear... I bet that buffet breakfast went down a treat!

Hope you have a lovely week :)

Mara said...

At first I thought the statue in front of the church was also a shadow, making it a bit freaky! Turned out it was a statue. Phew!

PS: did you know you won?

jabblog said...

Beautiful shadows - and what an unusual Christmas lunch! Have you eaten pineapple turnovers since then?

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shadows you've got here Kay!

Jack-O-Lantern shadows!

Jeanette said...

Beautiful Shadow Shots!! Love the story too. Thanks for sharing!!

Jo said...

Beautiful shadow shots, Kay. And what a lovely story about pineapple turnovers for Christmas dinner! I'm sure you enjoyed the breakfast the next day. Thanks for all your visits and comments on my blog while I've been trying to get back into blog visits and commenting. Have a great day, my friend, (((hugs))) Jo

Leslie said...

My daughter visited Toledo with her cousins and grandmother in the summer of 2008. She brought back many photos of this beautiful town.

My favorite of your photos here is #3. I love the pattern of the shadows. I love your story, too. Pineapple turnovers for Christmas dinner. That sounds like the title of a great children's book!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

A great light within,
outside sinister shadows—
which of them will win?

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Beautiful building. Wonderful SSs!

Rambling Woods said...

What a beautiful church..I have to laugh at you saying that your husband drags you around. So did mine, but my MS symptoms got too bad to be dragged as I once was....

Rambling Woods said...

Kay if you change your comments settings in Blogger from the default of embedded to pop-up, it will be easier to post. I have trouble getting the embedded ones to show in FireFox so I have to use IE..you can still use the word verification....Michelle

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Michelle ...thanks, I'll look at the comments settings and see what I can do.
K

Rick said...

Interesting work. You have indeed traveled well.

The Clip Cafe said...

Nice shadows and post :-)