Toledo

So many gems are located within close proximity of Madrid. Toledo is the first of many that I've ventured out of the city to see, a decision made after being told by a friend my dirt-cheap Madrid metro pass gets me to Toledo for free. I spent Halloween wandering the narrow, hilly city streets with three of my fellow English teachers.

 Louis Velasco Vega, wood craftsman 

Louis Velasco Vega, wood craftsman 

 He's been working in this same workshop since he was 16.

He's been working in this same workshop since he was 16.

 In Louis' workshop. His tools and the smell of lacquer caught my attention from the street; he kindly welcomed us inside to look around.

In Louis' workshop. His tools and the smell of lacquer caught my attention from the street; he kindly welcomed us inside to look around.

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