Saturday, June 19, 2010


We spent the day in Toledo yesterday. We saw the Monasterio San Juan de los Reyes, la Catedral, la Iglesia de Santo Tome - which includes El Greco's famous painting, the Burial of the Count of Orgaz. The Cathedral is one of the most beautiful in Spain. It is Gothic style and construction began in 1226, completed in 1493. The Ciudad Real group took so many pictures! The parents will be inundated with photos when the kids get home. During their free time most bought souvenirs, including some rather large cutlery - Toledo is well know for its knives and swords. It was a great day.

The weather continues to be "fenonemal", as we say in Spain. Temperatures have continued to be below average and it's been very cool at night. This is a blessing. I don't think our field trips to Granada and Madrid will be so lucky. It looks like next week should be more of the same, a bit warmer though.

The students are feeling more and more comfortable with their surroundings and the language. It is a joy for me to to hear them speak Spanish.


  1. Thanks Julie! I love your posts and especially the pictures! I keep coming back to look :) Thought if I mentioned it you might be encouraged to do it even more.... LOL

  2. Is this the iglesia with the 'nails' hanging from the side? Don't remember what they represent...