Feather Storm In Toledo

The best weekend afternoons start like this:

Maria: Do you want to have lunch tomorrow?

Me: What kinda lunch?

Maria: Whatever happens to come with the drinks.

It’s very hard to argue with that. So for lunch we went.  It lasted from 2pm till 10pm. Interspersed by a street theatre performance on Town Hall Square.


Lucía’s luminous drink

Pimientos de Padrón

Pimientos de padrón. These are small green peppers, deep-fried, salted, totally addictive.

Toledo Cathedral Lit Up

Toledo Cathedral lit up, and a sea of people waiting for the performance to start.

Giant Screen

The performance included several eardrum-busting explosions, which sent clouds of dust and feathers up into the air. This is the back of a giant screen the performers used to project images onto.

Feather Storm

Maria in the midst of the feather storm. Either that, or we’re having a bloody good pillow fight…

61 thoughts on “Feather Storm In Toledo

  1. joannesisco

    Sounds like my kind of lunch! I’ve never had deep-fried green peppers. They looked delicious. I’m guessing they were heavily salted to make you drink more 😉

    I can’t help but think of the mess of feathers to be cleaned up the next day. That’s me, always worrying about the practical side …


      1. joannesisco

        It’s rather windy here this morning. I’m imagining what it would be like in this wind with feathers all over the ground. What an experience that would be!!


  2. Every Day Adventures in Asia

    I like the pillow fight notion!

    Curious about the performance – who, what, any good?? Or is this one of those things ANYONE in Toledo will already know about. And the rest of us are mere ignoramus??

    As for the peppers – yum! Salty? Yes… Just an excuse to quench your thirst with another drink… or was it another.. and another??


    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      I have no idea. I believe it was some French troupe, and the performance was centred around the 4th centenary of El Greco’s death. We’ve had nearly a whole year of it already. Anyway, the event was a bit disappointing.


  3. NancyTex

    Two things:
    1. an 8 hour lunch sound DIVINE!
    2. how unbelievably sweet are you to only have written one post during my self-imposed exile from WP this week??? I have spent the past 2 hours speed-reading through other bloggers’ tomes and then I find this on your site: short, fun and a breezy read! Thank you!

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  4. June

    Love the atmospheric photos. And the peppers. And that amber drink. And the all-day lunch. Pity the performance was underwhelming but the rest sounds like a damn good day!


  5. Kim G

    I love the picture of María with the feathers. Though the feathers strike me as a smidgen surreal, I guess “surreal” is really what Spain is all about.


    Kim G
    Boston, MA
    Where the only thing flying around today was snow. Ugh!


    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      Not in Spain they don’t. People drag their toddlers about at all hours, for any duration. Once they are exhausted from running about and bawling they collapse into their push chairs, until they are ready to go again.



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