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Toledo’s Palacial Patios

Toledo Patio BrochuresThe deal is that once year, for one week only (for the duration of the Corpus Christi celebrations, Toledo’s biggest annual event), a number of private houses open their patios (inner courtyards) for the general public to mooch around in.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI wasn’t intending to go this year, but then my friend Cristina, who I was having lunch with today, suggested that it would make for a fun photo hunt. And so it did 🙂

There was even one that had been turned into a private art gallery! Unfortunately, none of the pics I took of that one is in any way presentable.

Tile Mural of Toledo

A tile mural of Toledo

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I took this one a few weeks ago. It's the patio of an historic building called Casa Del Judio (House of the Jew). My friend Olga (pictured) grew up here, and her mother still lives there

I took this one a few weeks ago. It’s the patio of an important historic building called Casa Del Judio (House of the Jew). My friend Olga (posing like a good sport) grew up here, and her mother still lives there

Cristina, who I did the patio tour with

Cristina, my patio tour accomplice

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Toledo Trails: Ambling from A To B

Yesterday afternoon, on my way to a friend’s house, I took a few pics. It was a dull, grey day with not much to commend itself… but there’s nothing like a stint of gratuitous photo posting on a Sunday morning 😉

…featuring, needless to say, the obligatory cat.

Roses in bloom - always photogenic, even against a grey sky

Roses in bloom – always photogenic, even against a grey sky

Said cat. When I spotted it, it was sitting slap bang in the middle of the stairs, bushy tail trailing coquettishly. Of course, by the time I had the camera in positing, it had scuttled off to the side, cowering and glaring at me.

Said cat. When I spotted it, it was sitting slap bang in the middle of the stairs, bushy tail trailing down coquettishly. Of course, by the time I got my camera out, the recalcitrant creature had scuttled off to the side, cowering and glaring at me.

The patio (or inner courtyard) of the building where my friend lives

The patio inside the building where my friend lives. And not a hair out of place!