Although, right away I'll say I went around a curve in this pedestrian street and there at the end was the palace but I wasn't there yet and so here's another building I couldn't pass up.
These are a bit of the grounds out in from of the palace.
Walking away from the palace, (yep, I decided not to go in) here's an actual skyscraper but even it's quite in keeping with the older buildings, and what I really loved was the building in front of it.
And believe it or not, that's it for pictures. I came on back to the hotel to rest up and start editing some of them figuring I would go to the Thyssen Museum around 6pm which would give me two hours. I didn't get there until 6:30 and discovered that they close at 7:00 p.m. so that was my disappointment. I'm considering a change in plans for tomorrow that would involve giving up on going to Toledo and staying here to visit the museum and maybe pay to see the inside of the palace after all. I read the guidebook's 20-room self-guided tour and it does sound fantastic as far as how opulent it is. It's still in uses today because Spain does have a king and queen (even though they manage to stay out of the news way more than the British royals) and when there's a special function or a royal wedding or something along those lines they use the palace for that. Wash up all the china, polish all the silver and put on the glitz.
But for now I'm going to go to bed - if I wake up early I may do Toledo. But I'm not setting an alarm! Oh, and I've heard from Chris - he was getting ready to board his plane for Rome where he will have tomorrow to wander and then head to Barcelona on Monday as will I and Heather who made it safely to Morocco.