Europe Workshop Tour- Part 1 – Sightseeing in Toledo, Spain

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I am back from my Europe workshop tour just to leave for another Workshop in Dallas in a couple hours :) But how about I finally share some photos from my four-country trip?

DISCLAIMER: This Blog Post contains a picture with a naked statue – some might think of it as totally inappropriate – but it is called ART . If you have a problem with art, you might be better off looking at something else . Don’t email me to complain, don’t visit my blog anymore because I might post things like this again and for sure shield your precious kids’ eyes !

I arrived in Spain, Madrid and was picked up by my wonderful friend Cuchy. I loved this statue by Fernando Botero in front of the Madrid Airport.

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I used the first day to adjust to the time difference and mostly filled my belly with good food and hung out with good people :)

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The next day we took the train to Toledo – prepare yourself for a major picture overload as I really loved it there!

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A city with a history of more than 2000 years …yeah that is what we call old in Europe ;)

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Since the Festival of Corpus Christi was coming up , the streets and houses were already decorated.

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The first stop was the Cathedral of Toledo

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The Sacristy ceiling painted by Luca Giordano – he used both hands …and it took only four years – insane!

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Altar Piece painted by El Greco

 

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After a nice stroll through the city

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we went to the Synagogue of El Transito – beautiful stucco and details

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Next we stopped at the Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes, Toledo

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And just before an epic thunderstorm started  we made it back to the train station …of course not without taking a “where is Nat pic” ;)

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That was a pretty good start of my trip – next up are some pictures of the awesome Art Mesa Workshop – we had so much fun :)

Comments (13)

  • Vickie Doswell aka okienurse

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    oh my goodness such awesome pictures and things to see. Spain is one of my favorite places to visit and have been there many times. Being from Oklahoma USA it is a far cry from the norm here. Speaking of norms nudity is a big deal in the religious south and I think you summed up my feelings exactly with your disclaimer. I am hoping that was tongue and cheek and that you haven’t actually been accosted by people offended by your posts. I love them. Thanks for sharing! Vickie

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  • Mel

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    Die Bilder sind großartig – aber Dein Disclaimer hat´s mir angetan… ;-)
    Hummel-Hummel!

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  • stephanie

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    Welcome back! Awesome pix

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  • Joi@RR

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    Love the skyline pictures like the Toledo picture and the Where is Nat picture because… I hope you will paint them. I love your skyline paintings so much. And of course, ALL of these were sooo wonderful. What fabulous inspirations for you to use in your artwork. I just can’t WAIT to see what comes out onto your canvas from these pictures Nat. What a great trip. Thank you so much for a glimpse of it thru your eyes. I love traveling with you!! j.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Joi! I cannot wait to get into my studio either to paint :) I am sure some inspiration will get into my future work :) Thanks for traveling with me

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  • Ami Pilon

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    Nathalie,

    Julie must be drooling with all of the patterns that you are seeing. I can just see the stamps that would be carved. Your photos are very special.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Ami, heheh- I think Julie was drooling ;) Thank you for your sweet comment!

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  • Kelly Belton

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    Magnifico!

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  • Kathy P

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    Awesome pics, Nat! Looks like you had a great time! Thanks for reminding me that I have to get back to Europe again! Love it’s architecture, people, and diversity!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Kathy! Yes – I am of course biased – but Europe is a special place :)

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