I used Alison’s VdlP CSJ guide many years ago and so appreciated all the erudite information on architectural gems; last year she accompanied me on St Olav’s Way. A great loss... and I too thought she was a contemporary rather than an elder.
Lastly some shots of the interior of the cathedral. Ikea—esque new confessionals. St James on telly in a beleagured state!
An Arab film festival in SdC - well, full marks!
Heading to London where I have never seen ‘Lion of Porches’.
The 30’s house is part of an enclave in the new town on the way to the station. This is where it all happens! Including a chart topping 9 Euro meal inc. bottle of tinto with no foreigner in sight, bar me.
So... soon to Lavacolla. Still, a highlight has been to meet our glorious leader, Ivar himself. Upright at his computer, surrounded by shelving, boxes and a fresh pile of Brierley’s Sanabres/Invierno guide.
The queue at 10.30 opening time to...
Breakfast service. Nothing is too much trouble. The Parador solution to Covid is individual portions in glass jars and little bamboo tongs. Perfection
A wonderful late ‘50s tiled wall on the staircase to the restaurant
I would urge all...
I think I will hold moments of Camino in my heart forever: that view, that conversation, that sudden crash of bird-song and sunlight somewhere on the Meseta that allowed me to understand that I had been elsewhere for a while. But I won't worry...
Simplicity, having few needs.
Contentment, not whining to myself when things are not as I might want.
Presence, being there for each moment, wirh openness.
Kindness, inwardly and outwardly.
Connecting, in a spitit of common humanity...