‘Toledo - In the curve of the Tajo’
Toledo is an amazing city full of beautiful architecture. I found it great to walk around in town aimlessly and to discover its historical and architectural treasures.
But the walk that I most appreciated was the one along the south bank of the river Tajo, the opposite river bank from the town.
You can cross the Tajo on the Puente de Alcántara (east side of Toledo), follow the road along the river. and later cross the Puente de San Martin (west side of Toledo) to return to the centre. Or vice versa.
All along the way you have stunning views over the town and its monuments, views that ressemble 'Storm over Toledo', the famous work of the Cretan painter Domenikos Theotokopoulos, better known as El Greco.
The higest point you can go to is the hill behind the parador from where you can even see the part of town behind the cathedral and the alcázar en the fields at the other side of Toledo.
This picture is not taken from there because I wanted to include the Tajo and this view you have from a hill closer to the river.
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tusharkmandal (3171) 2010-03-07 22:44
Great Image. Superb details and frame. The stream gives great dimension to the pic.
Thanks for Sharing
acevherli (320) 2010-03-07 23:15
This is wonderful place. And very beutiful photograph. Wooow!
Ola_Kwiatek (0) 2010-03-08 0:15
Image of El Greco! Famous cityscape. Excellent POV and DOF. Fantastic picture.
ciakgiak (30409) 2010-03-08 0:36
after seeing this splendid image I think I'll go to Toledo! It's a really superb view and a perfect composition with the the river that gives a great suggestion to your magnificent image.
The quality of the shot is perfect and I like a lot the natural colors and the sharpness.
Have a great week, best regards.
alin-m (3716) 2010-03-08 1:26
A wonderful image of this great city.
Very good picture with beautiful colors.
dta (65852) 2010-03-08 1:36
Bonjour Paul ,
Quel magnifique point de vue ! Tolède est vraiment une cité extraordinaire . J'aime bien aussi le premier plan (la chute d'eau et les herbes vertes)
mkamionka (30222) 2010-03-08 2:30
beautiful POV. Great composition with the river making an incredible shape. Very attractive work, and really encouraging to visit Toledo.
Very well done,
afroditi (731) 2010-03-08 8:49
Beautiful composition of picture and colours!Nice frame and good point of reception!
adramad (37449) 2010-03-08 11:04
Wonderful image of the city of Toledo, I really like this POV capturing the curve of the river, a view that is not the most displayed.
The picture quality is superb, vivid and beautiful colors and good brightness.
patdeph (35748) 2010-03-08 11:26
le POV est magnifique et j'adore les couleurs ensoleillées,surtout le bleu de la rivière qui entoure la ville!Magnifique!
paura (47166) 2010-03-08 13:59
Fine details here. Framing and settings are very nice on it. Well done!
LOOOK13 (19046) 2010-03-08 15:13
Trés belle carte postale d'un endroit qui a l'air charmant, le point de vue est excellent ainsi que le cadrage,les éléments sont tous ien placés, de belles couleurs...
Un trés beau cliché.
francio64 (38276) 2010-03-09 5:14
questa è una foto in perfetto spirito di TE.
Io sono stato a Toledo, ma non ho visto questo fiume e nemmeno sapevo della sua esistenza.
Grazie per avermelo fatto conoscere.
L'immagine è molto bella e molto panoramica.
sacavem (18610) 2010-03-09 9:57
Fantastic panoramic of this place. Good shot.
Good work to capture this image. Very good colour, contrast and definition.
Beautiful postcard of Toledo.
ellelloo (6570) 2010-03-09 11:47
This is a enchanting and very inviting photo from Toledo. You have found a wonderful POV, from where you are presenting the whole city in all its glory and also the river and its banks. There is a great sense of wideness too. Beautiful light, good colours and perfect sharpness. Very well done!
Vasa (16760) 2010-03-09 16:02
probablement beaucoup de gens ont profite cette merveilleuse position a contempler Toledo. Ce cliche est une decouverte pour moi car je ne connaissais pas cette ville. J'hesite a dire que c'est une tres belle carte postale, car on le trouve pejorativement, mais comme je suis editeur des cartes, je me permet te le dire et sache que c'est un grand compliment pour cette realisation. Je ferme avec afmiration. Merci ami,
pajaran (51376) 2010-03-10 1:12
Mnogo lep pogled na reku i grad sa lepom arhitekturom, prikazali ste lepim bojama i fotografijom, dobra dubina snimka i rad, svidja mi se.
Lep dan, paja.
Many beautiful views of the river and the city with beautiful architecture, you display the beautiful colors and a photo, a good depth of image and work like it.
Nice day, Paja.
emka (77658) 2010-03-10 12:16
Hi Paul, Splendid panorama of Toledo. Stunning view of the Alcazar and the houses around it. Is this a dam in the lower part of the picture? Splendid colours.
carper (96) 2010-03-11 3:37
prachtige foto Paul,
machtige mooie view hier, zeer fraai in beeld gebracht, goed fotowerk, prettige dag verder.
josepmarin (57713) 2010-03-11 3:59
This high point of view is excellent to catch the essence of the historical core of the city of Toledo and its wonderful architecture, and to see also the beauty of the meander of the river Tagus that surrounds the hill where this part of the city is located.
The framing is very effective and the final result of the photo is very good.
A beautiful work.
Dyerco (10185) 2010-03-11 5:18
There is a nice natural framing bythe river so it was a good choice of POV. The castle was also well placed in this scene.
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-03-11 6:00
Fine postcard of Toledo with lovely vivid colors
Nice sharpness and light management
TFS and have a nice day
jemaflor (83861) 2010-03-11 11:36
Très beau pdv sur la ville depuis ce belvédère, belle lumière, magnifique composition avec la rivière en contrebas.
jlynx (12645) 2010-03-11 12:31
Very well composed frame, great colors and wonderful light controlled. Excellent all plans included in the frame. Meander River Tajo surrounds the wonderful elements of the old city. Incredible POV, major focus and unusual contrasts.
Have a nice evening,
John_F_Kennedy (42062) 2010-03-12 2:37
Excellent shot with great colours and perspective. Beautiful capture. Nice colours and sharpness.
have a nice day,
asajernigan (21132) 2010-03-12 2:49
Great shot of this colorful town. The river leads the eye into the shot nicely giving the photo a nice sense of direction. The lighting is a little harsh but the photo still has good color and detail. I think a polarizing filter would have been a good choice here!
Uhu (8451) 2010-03-12 13:30
It's a great work - such a perspective over this famous city! Tajo are much less wide than I have thought before.
Very interesting POV!
jhm (138382) 2010-03-14 4:35
U creëert hiere een mooie foto met de river Tajo in de voorgrond.
Ook de volledige stad met het mooi gebouw boven als meest aantrekkings kracht naar de goede samenstelling. Bedankt.
Fis2 (84704) 2010-03-14 14:20
A beautiful city.
Excellent POV and composition.
I like super colors and light.
Very impressive picture.
s_lush (16134) 2010-03-15 10:42
The city looks absolutely beautiful in the frame of the river. The composition with the rapids in the foreground and the impressive edifice at the top of the hill in the background seems to be ideal for this case. Excellent presentation of this historic city!
npecanhuk (64434) 2010-03-15 10:43
A very impressive picture of TOLEDO!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, dof, colors and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congratulations!
cmarino (2486) 2010-03-16 10:52
What an overview ! Beautiful with the Tajo in the foreground.
Very well done.
raszid62 (18583) 2010-03-16 15:15
Cool located in the bend of the river the ancient, historic city. I like a waterfall in the Tajo tem. Incredibly clean air. Colossal sharpness.
abiesudiono (235) 2010-03-17 22:28
This is beautiful photo. The composition and the natural light were beautiful too.
Thanks for share,
gunbud (34066) 2010-03-21 9:30
The sweeping curve of the river catches a beautiful reflection as it winds around this splendid Spanish architecture.
Brilliant light brings tranquil foreground shadows to this striking image.
diomed (13926) 2010-03-23 5:30
fantastic view of Toledo. Perfect natural frame of the river. Beautifull light, great contrast and sharp, lovely composition.
guitianmiranda (5323) 2010-03-28 11:59
Hi Paul, a classic view of Toledo and the Alcazar surrounded by the Tajo River, it is very descriptive and real close to the reality.
Best regards, Carlos.
Gerrit (47632) 2010-03-29 3:26
wat een prachtig zicht op deze wondermooie stad. Goed dat je die waterval beneden nog hebt mee kunnen nemen.
Prachtige diepe kleuren.
UlfE (14641) 2010-04-12 10:22
A very impressive POV. I love the inclusion of the river bend and the rapids at the left bottom of the photo. The fact the you have manage to capture the whole Puente de Alcántara is also very impressive. I would really have enjoyed to see the scene in the wonderful evening light in your previous post. TFS and have a fine week!
yeln (11504) 2010-05-01 11:59
excellent photo. photo fot the postcard. I like it!
nice sharpness and very good p.o.v.
ecmel (1145) 2010-05-05 0:47
Excellent view over the city, great use of your wide angle with the many houses in differrent colors.
River is well placed in the photo.
Angshu (55407) 2010-05-05 7:59
Good high POV and a fine view with the Tajo girdling around the fortified town. Light seems to be quite harsh as is evidenced from the buildings. Like the water splaying in the bottom FG...creates a nice touch here and the deep blue of the water. Lovely shot!
Yves-triga (5149) 2010-05-05 8:50
Ahhh tolède,une ville au centre de l'Espagne près des moulin de Don Quichotte,une ville pleine de charme.
un pov bien réalisé mettant l'accent sur le coté fortification de la ville
Fante (5429) 2010-05-14 11:31
magnificent panoramic photo. Extraordinary view with great DOF. Excelent sharpness with many details. Composition is brilliant. Nice lovely colors. Bravo
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-05-16 11:02
Hello Paul! Picture like paint by El Greco. Ideal POV and capture. Superb exposure. Nice weather, very nice lightness and colours. Good focus. Well done!
BluSimo (9392) 2010-05-18 10:20
Hi Paul, the city has of the beautiful colors pastel. it forms a harmonic agglomerate that contrasts well with the part to beyond the river, full of rocks and uncultivated. Good the POV that includes the embrace of the river to the city.
ciao, have a nice evening
ikeharel (56212) 2010-05-21 0:52
I know this POV from a treep I took to Toledo in 3/2000.
A very lookout point over the town.
Good color's comp., clear details and contrast.
dawekato (2269) 2010-05-25 8:03
Wow! Great composition. You managed to get so much in. This really shows the location. Sharp from front to back. Well balanced exposure in difficult situation with the bottom half in the shade. Perhaps you could bring down the brightness a tad in the upper half with the burn tool to even out the lighting even more.
Charo (51210) 2010-06-10 13:38
This picture of Toledo, is a classic, but each photographer brings his particular way of putting it.
Magnificent view to the river and a very good light.
danos (85865) 2010-08-04 3:14
very nice presentation of the panoramic view of the city of Toledo with the Tajo river to creates the famous curve.Excellent the light and colour management as the landmark on the top of the hill,the Alcázar, dominating the skyline.
Have a nice day,Danos
RPoole5552 (1812) 2010-08-14 18:43
I like the angle looking downward onto the Beautiful Spanish city. The Cathedral and the river make this one.Nice sharpness. Thanks for sharing.
tomi1 (2176) 2010-08-25 19:29
I lived at the bank of this river in a small village called Valada do Ribatejo. The nearer city is Cartaxo. I always have wished to visit Toledo driving myself. Once I was in a trip to Benidorm and the bus passed by Toledo at night. But I look for the opportunity to it. Despite all a lot of portuguese drivers die in accidents. Toledo streets seemed to be very narrowed and I notice it is better to park the car away from the center. From the place you were taking this picture both Toledo and the river are fully visible. My best regards. Domingos
romalek (3114) 2010-08-28 12:44
Very nice view of the beautiful city, very good light and colors
hemantbuch (1649) 2010-09-17 5:01
What a wonderful shot! And to think I have been to Toledo and haven't been to this pov...the colors and sharpness are just perfect showing off this ancient Spanish town.
fds (8136) 2010-10-31 14:47
very beautiful point of view for this very good city scape from spain