Half an hour outside of the bustling metropolitan of Madrid, lies the city of Toledo, a must-see according to all of the locals in the province. Easily accessible by bus or train, Toledo lies in the Castille-La Mancha region and is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Just a skip and a hop away from my home in Madrid, I thought the trusty NX20 and myself would take a little day trip and capture some of the history and old town Spanish charm that Toledo is praised for.
Using the 50-200mm Tele Zoom lens, I was able to get a close-up shot of Toledo Cathedral’s stunning architectural details, which made it one of the pinnacle examples of Spanish Gothic style in the 13th century
Of course, no day trip is complete without visiting the local wine shop for some vino and cheese–especially in Toledo, where Manchego cheese gets its roots (the region of La Mancha). And if wine isn’t your thing, you can always divulge in a satisfying cup of cafe con leche, a staple in Spain that also happens to be the perfect pick-me-up after a day of walking around Toledo’s winding alleyways.
The above photo was shot with the “Fisheye” effect available under the Picture Wizard settings on the NX20.
While the bridge itself is a sight out of a Medieval storybook, I had to swap into my NX20’s “Panorama” mode to fully appreciate Toledo’s ancient borders.