for damscene work, toledo is a must. i was there 7 years ago and there was
several individual craftsmen working all over. but the factory near the
jewish temple is really great several craftsmen are working and love
my wife who speaks spanish asked one of the workers how much he was
getting paid to produce a certain piece (she’s the cpa), she was
astonished that he was getting paid so little and told him he might have a
better life making more somewhere else. i thought for sure he would be
offended, but i was enheartened by his reply. he said i’m an artist
who is getting paid for what i like to do, i get to do what i want and how
i want. all of these people here are my friends. why do i need to go
somewhere else? - he said this without admonishment but with
a very inspirational place.
toledo is billed as a one day side trip from madrid. my wife and i stayed
there three days, looking and looking. +ACo-incredible+ACo- history there.