Saturday, February 7, 2015

Cathedrals, Nuns, and Marzipan (Toledo Photos, Part I)

My mom came to visit for two days on her way back to the US from giving a talk in Israel.
We spent one of the days in Toledo. There are a lot of pictures after the jump.

The Cathedral:

I really liked the representation of Mary's assumption to Heaven in this altarpiece. 

The damage to the fresco is from the Civil War.


In many of the convents in Toledo, the nuns produce and sell traditional marzipan treats.
This diorama is a slightly terrifying illustration of that process. With baby dolls.

And this is a model cathedral made out of marzipan (with my mom for scale and because it happened that shooting from an angle resulted in the least glare from the glass):

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