Category Archives: Photo Challenge

Photo Challenge – Look Up, Look Down: Segovia and Toledo

The first shot is of Segovia’s historic town centre, taken LOOKING DOWN from the top of Segovia Castle. (That darn turret sure had a lot of stairs!!!)

Stork nest in the bottom left corner :)

Storks’ nest in the bottom left corner ūüôā

The second shot was taken at sunset in Santa Barbara, Toledo, LOOKING UP at the Monastery of San Juan De Los Reyes (left) and Puerta Del Cambrón (right).

Toledo at sunset

To connect with travelwithintent’s weekly Look Up, Look Down photo challenge, click here.

Cee’s Which Way? Challenge: Passageways, Light And Dark

For this week’s Which Way photo challenge, I’m offering two contrasting entries, taken at historic buildings in the Castilla La Mancha region of Spain:

Walkway in the Alc√°zar (Fortification) of Toledo

A sunny walkway located on the exterior wall of the Alc√°zar (Fortification) of Toledo

...and the entrance to a dingy dungeon inside Consuegra castle

The entrance of a dingy dungeon inside Consuegra castle

Photo Challenge – Look Up, Look Down: Street Lamp & Lantern

Toledo has photogenic street lamps. This one I spotted last week (still lit up though it was already daylight) on my way to meet with some friends for brekkie:

Street LampAs for the next one, I posted this a few months ago, but it’s just so pretty and it fits in with the theme. It’s a lantern that was part of the decoration for a local festival here in Toledo.

Toledo Lantern Close-UpTo connect with travelwithintent’s weekly Look Up, Look Down photo challenge event, click here.

A Lingering Look At Windows – Ham Heaven

You know you’re in Spain when you see a shop window like this one:

Ham HeavenThis shop opened up a few weeks ago in Toledo, just down the road from me.

[To connect to the Thursday’s Lingering Look At Windows photo challenge, click here.]

Photo Challenge – Look Up, Look Down: Poppies High Up On A Wall

Inspired by Bevchen’s entry last week, I’m posting these rather whimsical poppies, spotted three months ago in the beautiful city of Segovia.

Poppies on a wall

To connect with travelwithintent’s weekly photo challenge Look Up, Look Down, click here.

Cee’s Photo Challenge: Which Way? In Your Flowery Dress And Pink Stilettos?

I’d love to know where she’s going…probably just getting some bread… Spanish women, always so stylish!

Lady on scooterMy entry for Cee’s Which Way? Photo Challenge for this week, taken last month near Toledo’s main square (El Zocodover).

A Lingering Look At The World’s Smallest Window!

I’m not usually one for blowing my own bugle quite so unashamedly, but my entry to this week’s A Lingering Look At Windows photo challenge seriously rocks. In my opinion, anyway.

Without further a do, let me give it to you: The World’s Smallest Window, according to the Guinness Book of Records (though, I admit, I’ve not double-checked this factoid):

Here it is, with my friend Reyes, who works as a guide in Toledo

Here it is, with my friend Reyes, who works as a guide in Toledo, and who kindly pointed it out to me

It has a proper window cross and everything. Don't ask me what the Arabic inscription means, I haven't the foggiest.

It’s not just a hole in the wall, it has a proper window cross and everything. Don’t ask me what the Arabic inscription means, I haven’t the foggiest.

The embarrassing thing is that this little gem is less than 400 yards from my house, and I’d never noticed it until last Tuesday, when Reyes gave me a free tour!

Photo Challenge – Look Up, Look Down: Bavarian Church Steeples

I’ve been looking up, up, up all the way! My neck will never be quite the same again… but it’s a price well worth paying for being part of travelwithintent’s weekly photo challenge Look Up, Look Down.

So, here we have one of the imposing steeples of Munich’s emblematic Frauenkirche:

Frauenkirche - Rechter Turm

You’re probably more used to seeing it from this angle:

These are Munich's most famous landmarks - the towers of the Frauenkirche and the Mariensäule

These are Munich’s most famous landmarks – the mighty twin towers of the Frauenkirche, and the Mariens√§ule. It took me ages to get the column in the middle… I was nearly trampled to death by the tourist hordes in the process!

The next shot is of a church steeple located in the beautiful historic centre of the Bavarian town of Landsberg:

Landsberg Church

It seemed really tall from down here!

To view some of the amazing medieval buildings of Landsberg, click here