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  1. peregrina2000

    Uproar over the renovations of San Marcos (the parador in León)

    The gist of this article is that some pictures have been released showing the renovations to the San Marcos parador. The article describes the public's reaction as scandalized. Look for yourself -- it is the post-industrial chic look. At least there are no exposed pipes, at least that I can...
  2. jungleboy

    Enormous Camino (Francés) Mosaic at Poio Monastery

    Today at Poio Monastery on the first day of the Variante Espiritual, I saw a huge and impressive mosaic celebrating various locations on the Camino Francés. It was designed by Czech artist Antoine Machourek and created from 1989-92 (unfortunately he died in 1991, before it was completed). The...
  3. Kathar1na

    A bigger cairn on the Camino Francés

    A waymarker near the pass on the Route Napoleon has been improved by the local camino association of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port who also run the pilgrims office in the town. The following pictures show the final result of their recent improvement works, the improvement works while ongoing and a...
  4. Artful-Chick

    O'Cebreiro aqua-lady statute...research help, request

    I've been blogging/writing about my 2019 Camino Frances journey, for friends and fellow pilgrims who have cancelled (had to or chose to) their 2020 trip. When we reached O'Cebreiro (by horse) I spied this statute, after our lunch with Victor, I went back and took photos, however, I haven't been...
  5. jungleboy

    Wonderful camino mural near Coimbra

    At Trouxemil, about 9km beyond Coimbra on the Caminho Português, there is a huge and impressive camino mural. It was painted in November 2019 and is probably 20-30 metres in length. I passed by it this morning, it was the highlight of an otherwise unspectacular day, and I wanted to share some of...
  6. WalkinRon

    What Is This Sculpture?

    I think this is near the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. I am hoping to learn anything about it such as the artist, title, what it represents. Thank you!
  7. B

    What is the meaning (if any) of this bas-relief?

    The attached photo was taken in La Laguna (between La Faba and O Cebreiro). It looks a bit like a boat or an anchor, with a face either side of the mast or shank. It is on the jamb of a barn door to the left of the path. Do you know what it means? Perhaps you saw a mention of it in a guide to...
  8. Paladina

    alas, poor Murillo!

    Experts call for regulation after latest botched art restoration in Spain https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/jun/22/experts-call-for-regulation-after-latest-botched-art-restoration-in-spain?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
  9. Friend from Barquinha

    Cheering news from the Caminho Portugues, central region...

    Getting ready for post-coronavirus: http://www.mediotejo.net/vn-barquinha-sinaletica-do-caminho-de-santiago-concluida-no-concelho/ (I think this is just down the hill and across the tracks from our place!--the second sign location mentioned in the story. I have a feeling the waste bin and...
  10. KJFSophie

    The Silent Camino "People"

    Would love to see photos of pilgrims with the 'strong silent types' on the camino... Here I am in Ferrol with my iron buddy ... Who have you met along the Way?
  11. Michael Mattalo

    Painting - Finding Your Way

    I just completed my latest painting, this one inspired by the various arrows, shells, and signs marking the Camino routes. The collage of markers is laid out to signify that while the Camino route is marked, every Camino is unique to the individual and sometimes our way is not logical or...
  12. T

    LIVE from the Camino Graffiti idiots staying in Portomarin tonight?

    Is anyone staying in an Albergue/Accomodation with Konrad, Barbara, Nko & Lorie???? Maybe you could suggest that they refrain from adding their idiotic scrawl to the way markers..... seriously guys, no one want to see it 😢😢😢
  13. Botaivica

    What you done, for the Way, after finished the Way

    The Way is full of energy, spirituality, connections with nature and with other people. When the Pilgrims open for such a Way, they experience something they cannot experience in "normal life". At least that's what I experienced and several pilgrims with whom I am in contact. So I wanted to give...
  14. Anniesantiago

    To the person who wanted to inspire love . . . you didn't!

    To me, this was horrible! Love certainly didn't win as a result of their irresponsible actions! Someone with a can of red spray paint tagged waymarks all the way from Sarria to Santiago. It was so sad. Here is one example of their work... others on my blog...
  15. Orlando Wren

    Memorial for Denise?

    I've hiked the entire Camino Frances twice (2018 and 2019) and despite looking for it, I have yet to find the memorial for Denise Thiem (the pilgrim murdered near Astorga in April of 2015). Yet this year I came across this beautiful mural 13KM west of Burgos (my photo location says "Rabe de las...
  16. smurr

    where to start a 21 day camino

    I have three weeks to walk Camino Santiago in june/july. Any suggestions of where to start? I’m wanting to meet people, enjoy great scenery, but would prefer to skip challenging downhill because of knee issues. Also would love to see some great art any towns with art walks?
  17. peregrina2000

    Oldest known statute of Santiago the pilgrim, in danger

    If you have walked the Camino Sanabrés you have probably gone to visit the Romanesque church in Santa Marta de Tera. It is lovely inside, but the showstopper is outside — the oldest known carving of Santiago as a pilgrim. (Even if you haven’t seen the original, you have undoubtedly seen lawn...
  18. Paladina

    The latest amateur restoration job in Asturias

    Will this lure you away from the Camino? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/07/mary-and-jesus-given-garish-robes-in-botched-spanish-restoration
  19. Michael Mattalo

    Painting - Camino de Santiago - Onwards to Molinaseca

    My wife and I walked the St. James way this past spring from St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela. The walk was, as expected of course, a life rewarding experience. We captured many of the beautiful sites and vistas we saw and experienced in 1,600+ photos and 50+ videos. These have...
  20. Rebecca Jane Johnston

    Painting on the Camino

    Hi everyone, Thought I'd mention this for anyone who might be interested or have some advice for me. In Sept/Oct last year I completed my first Camino on the French way and documented my travels in a little watercolour journal. Had a great response from everyone that saw it and it got me...

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