Walking on the streets of this openair-museum called Toledo you can again and again take a look inside... and after you've entered the shop/atelier, after you've spoked about this and that - not only buy/sell - and after you've returned the next day - well, after all that, you can even take a photo...
Toledo is a city and municipality located in central Spain, about 70 kilometers south of Madrid.
It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, due to its extensive cultural and monumental heritage.
Toledo was famed for its production of steel and especially of swords and the city is still a center for the manufacture of knives and other steel implements.
As encountered by the Romans, the city – called Toletum – was the capital of the Carpetani.
Later served as the capital city of Visigothic Spain, until the Moors conquered Iberia in the 8th century.
Under the Caliphate of Cordoba, Toledo enjoyed a golden age. This extensive period is known as La Convivencia, i.e. the co-existence of Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
Cervantes described Toledo as a "rocky gravity, glory of Spain, and light of her cities." The old city is located on a mountaintop, surrounded on three sides by a bend in the Tagus River.
From Wikipedia, Toledo, Spain
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jean11-3 (2799) 2006-10-28 9:07
Good portrait, the man is just getting on with his job, even to the movement of his hammer.I like the composition as you have informed us as to where the man is working, well done. Best wishes Jean
P.S. thank you for the notes.
archayati (0) 2006-10-28 15:27
Very nice portrait.beautiful daily life composition., very good sharp, colors and light.TFS.
lucero (1102) 2006-10-30 5:43
Verás que Toledo es mi lugar de residencia, y mi ciudad de adopción.
Retratas perfectamente al típico artesano en plena labor.
Siempre me pregunto si realmente será un buen negocio, ya que la ciudad está plagada de tiendas de artesania como esa.
Un saludo: javi
avigur_11 (22099) 2012-05-08 13:38
Hello Hello, old friend ! So glad to meet you again here. Well, life takes us here and there, but still, we are in one piece, and here again, with loveley photos !! Kep in touch, Janos !
baddori (20119) 2012-05-08 15:23
un documento di artigianato di Toledo .
Sembra sia di oggetti preziosi o particolarmente d'impegno .
delpeoples (57264) 2012-05-10 2:01
A photo which is timeless and also a historical document. In an age of mass-production and homogeneity, this man is in the minority and one day, his craft will be lost. Excellent quality photo, great skintones, sharpness and depth. Man at work, what a great shot.
dkmurphys (57025) 2012-05-16 5:41
Very beautiful scene from the old Toledo. I'm glad to see that there are still people doing that kind of work. Picturesque, well spotted.