On our third day in Spain, we took the train to Toledo, Spain - a 30-minute ride from Madrid. Since we did not have a lot of time to go around the city we took the double-deck Tour Bus to the city where we got a panoramic view of the city. The city is old, as evidenced by the narrow alleys which, along with monochromatic beige to tan-colored buildings, characterize the city.
As we approached the center of the city from the train station, I saw a giant billboard that said "Toledo: Capital Espanola de la Gastronomia". The Gastronomic capital of Spain! It was indeed easy to find something to eat from any point. We entered a store that specialized on Marzipan where I bought one block of the almond goodness. For lunch I got chorizo empanada while everyone else had Spanish sandwich with ham and cheese.
I love the look of cobblestone that is really old and worn. It appears now that whenever we go to places with cobblestones I end up taking such pictures. I don't know why, but I could guess that it is the sense of antiquity with the imagined history behind and imperfection which might have been considered perfect at the time that attract me to cobblestones. It is for these reasons that we had some installed in a small section of my garden but...sigh...they just don't evoke the same impression.