Sunday, July 1, 2012

fotografías de Madrid y Toledo



Jessi and I in Plaza Sta. Ana, Madrid. Our first tapas! We ate calamari and "patatas bravas" which are pan-fried potatoes with spicy sauce similar to Buffalo sauce.
Jessi y yo en Plaza Sta. Ana, Madrid.  ¡Nuestras primeras tapas! Comimos calamares y patatas bravas.



Me in Puerta del Sol, Madrid with the Oso y Madroño statue, a symbol of Madrid.
Yo en Puerta del Sol, Madrid con la estatua del Oso y Madroño


Jessi and I at the Royal Palace in Madrid. Beautiful view!
Jessi y yo al Palacio Real de Madrid. ¡Una vista muy bonita!


Me in front of the Royal Palace.
Yo en frente del Palacio Real.


An outdoor bookshop on a side street in Madrid.
Una libreria al aire libre en Madrid.

This is a street puppet in Madrid, it seems to be a common form of street entertainment there. A person crouched inside controls the head that looks like a camel. 
Esta es un títere de calle en Madrid. Parece que estos sean un tipo de entretenimiento de calle allí. Una persona esta dentro, y controla la cabeza que parece un camello. 


A view of the Toledo Cathedral, a massive Gothic style cathedral that took over 300 years to build.
Una vista del Catedral de Toledo, un gran catedral de estilo gótico. Había 300 años de construcción. 


Part of the ceiling in the Toledo Cathedral.  It is designed to symbolize the light of heaven.
Parte del techo del Catedral de Toledo.  Es diseñado como un símbolo de la luz del cielo.


The beautiful and ornate altar of the Toledo Cathedral. There are various sculptures of the life of Christ.
El altar hermoso y ornato del Catedral de Toledo. Hay varias esculturas de la vida de Jesucristo.


A street of Toledo. Notice how narrow it is! This is a very old city, and certainly not designed for cars.  We had to step up against the walls to allow cars to pass. There are canopies over the some of the streets because there were parades there for a celebration, and they walked beneath the canopies as a symbol of royalty that always walked covered from the sun.



La Iglesia (church) de Santo Tomé in Toledo. El Greco's masterpiece "El Entierro del Señor de Orgaz" is inside.
La Iglesia de Santo Tomé en Toledo. La obra maestra de El Greco "El Entierro del Señor de Orgaz" está dentro.


The main square in Toledo called "Zocodover" (from a Muslim word) was the marketplace of Toledo.
El centro de Toledo se llama "Zocodover" (de una palabra Muslo) era el mercado de Toledo.

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