History is merciless.
Yes, Toledo's Alcazar (Arabic: al-qasar, meaning palace-fort) is like no other.
And the cathedral? Well, just look at it ...
Yet, it is hard to escape the feeling that these landmarks are now mere trophies, like medals on an old, worn uniform – vague allusions to an illustrious past, the full measure and glory of which will never be known.
And what a past it is.