For years I wanted to write an article about abandoned places in Toledo , because we had plenty of material to do it. A brief review of several mysterious places, houses, palaces, subterranean, even monuments, that remain in oblivion in the same city of Toledo or very close.
Enter and visit the forgotten places that also exist in the old Imperial City.
Some years ago, when we had the opportunity to visit numerous places the photographer O. Utri11a and the one who writes this, while we were gathering information to create the book ” Toledo Oculto y Secreto” , we had the opportunity to visit many abandoned places in Toledo.
When the book saw the light, many of these photographs remained ” in the drawer” , because the book had some characteristics and logically, some limits.
David has been publishing in his great blog of photography some of these places, that now I allow myself to compile in this publication, as well as to add some of own crop. Let’s get to it.
The forgotten houses, palaces and convents of Toledo
It is a fact that the old town of Toledo is slowly becoming depopulated. While it supports the arrival of thousands of tourists a day, the big houses of neighbors with courtyard, the sumptuous palaces, the rich convents that once housed large communities of nuns, are closing their doors and are left to a dark fate of oblivion and abandonment.
Time and the elements make a dent in the structures that slowly fall down. Many articles could be made detailing the large houses that are sinking, in solitude, in Toledo.
Perhaps the photo that best summarizes a past of splendor, of the noise of children playing, of patios full of seamstresses, of an old city full of life is this photo:
Inside Alcantara Bridge, by…