Holy Toledo, Spain

Construction of Toledo’s Cathedral (in case you haven’t been paying attention,* that’s the original Toledo, in Spain) began in 1226 (when Spain was ruled by San Geraldo’s 22-greats grandfather King Ferdinand III).

Construction was completed in 1493.

Modifications were made and a breathtaking art collection grew over the centuries.

San Geraldo’s relatives are no longer in charge. But, two are buried in the main chapel.

(Click the images to glorify.)


IMPRESSIVE.
LEFT: THE FIRST ARCHBISHOP.
(WHAT’S THE SECOND ARCHBISHOP LOOKING AT?!?)
PORTRAITS OF ALL FORMER ARCHBISHOPS CIRCLE THE ROOM.
THAT’S THE MOST RECENT FORMER ARCHBISHOP AT RIGHT.
CARDINAL CISNEROS (RIGHT).
GRAND INQUISITOR, CASTILLE, 1507–1517.
“EL TRANSPARENTE.” POSSIBLY THE MOST EXQUISITE OF THE CATHEDRAL.
ILLUMINATED BY WINDOW CUT INTO ITS CENTER…
… AND A HUGE SKYLIGHT OPPOSITE.
I LIKED THESE STAIRS IN THE CLOISTER.
FRESCO RESTORATION.
FROM THE CLOISTER.
GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-
GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-
GREAT-GREAT-GREAT GRANDPA FERNANDO.**

* What I should have said instead of “in case you haven’t been paying attention” was “to clarify” or “in case you’re wondering.” Sorry if anyone was offended by my attempt to be clever, which came off as snotty.

**I really expected them to give us the statue. To keep it in the family, you know?!? They’d still have a number of paintings of Grandpa. And Sevilla’s got the body and various personal items, including his ermine cape. Just a thought.

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