Sunday, July 20, 2008

Toledo, Spain

A new UNESCO added to my collection ;-)

It was declared a UNESCO whs in 1986 for its extensive cultural and monumental heritage as one of the former capitals of the Spanish Empire, and place of coexistence of Christian, Jewish and Moorish cultures. Also it was the place of important historic events such as the Visigothic Councils of Toledo.

One of Toledo's residents was El Greco, who among his other work, had painted View of Toledo. I am not much of an art-person, but this painting left a very positive impression on me.
I love its gloomy, dark, somewhat spooky and horrendous atmosphere.

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