Photographer's Note

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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