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The cloister of the cathedral in Toledo Spain (Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo) is where you meet for the tour to climb up the bell tower. While you are waiting you can enjoy the peace of the cloister, including these massive frescoes. It is always amazing to me to imagine how a painter is able to plan and execute such a massive work, keeping everything in perspective and making room for all the important parts. The frescoes were done by a painter named Bayeu. It is very fitting to place a cloister near a church; it is a nice transition from the tranquillity of the sanctuary to the turmoil of the city. You can go to it to walk about, to dream, or to reflect, without being forced to join in the prayers and ceremonies. The cloister in Toledo's cathedral was begun in 1389 and finished by 1425. Some intrigue surrounds the acquisition of the land adjacent to the cathedral, as a massive fire destroyed the markets that stood on the spot coincidentally during the negotiations between archbishop and the land's owner! All things to reflect on while you wait for the tower tour!
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May 25th, 2013
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