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Bradypus

Antediluvian
Camino(s) past & future
Too many and too often!
#2
Pelegrin. The 1993 Xacobeo mascot. Still a few around here and there on the Caminos. I've always found it a slightly sinister image with those big blank eyes. Two contenders to replace him in 2010 largely sank without trace. I quite like Pingrino but Xubi never really gained much support :)
http://footprintsonthecamino.blogspot.com/2015/04/camino-mascot.html
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" camino
Porto to SdC May 2019
#4
If anybody comes across a small "pins" in the shape of Galicia in black with NUNCA MAIS written across it (it's about 1/2" across) can you buy it and I'll refund the cost and postage.
There are two in a shop in SdC but the old lady won't sell - she says they're stuck on the card. I think she's just mean :mad:
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF11, CF12, CP13, CF14, CA15, S.Anton15, CF15, CI15
Ditch Pig16, CF17, CP17, CdN, CM, CF18, LePuy19
#6
There is a large Sargadelos shop in Ferrol with quite few of these figurines on display. No way would I want to continue my Camino with them in my backpack. The most interesting item was a large chess set. I’ll send pix tomorrow.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF11, CF12, CP13, CF14, CA15, S.Anton15, CF15, CI15
Ditch Pig16, CF17, CP17, CdN, CM, CF18, LePuy19
#8
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
St Olav/Francés ('16)
Baztanés/Francés ('17)
Ingles ('18)
#10
I totally agree, that is why I bought it.
Hahahahahahahaaaaaa....
Thanks, Don, for making my afternoon.
(I don't know why, but this totally tickles my funny bone.
But watch out. Such things seem to send out invisible signals that attract more of the same - so you may soon find yourself overwhelmed with vast quantities of insanely ugly camino kitsch. And all your 'friends' will start sending you even more, thinking you actually like it. The feedback loop from Hell.)
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" camino
Porto to SdC May 2019
#14
Hey! You stole my pato. Actually, I have one just like it, in my bathroom of course...
I've been looking for a Pato Peregrino for years, came out of the cathedral and there, in a shop by the Praza das Praterias was a bucketful of them!
I'm now struggling with my daughter who wants to "adopt" him - yeah, right. You want one, you do the Walk!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2005,2008,2010,2015.camino Portuguese 2007 .primativo2012.camino Norte 2009.sjpdp to finisterre and muxia 2007. Le Puy to jpdp 2006. Via francigena vercelli to Lucca 2014. Lucca to Rome 2016.
#15

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natefaith

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Sarria-Santiago (2009)
León-Ponferrada (2014)
Camino Inglés (2017)
#16
Hahahahahahahaaaaaa....
Thanks, Don, for making my afternoon.
(I don't know why, but this totally tickles my funny bone.
But watch out. Such things seem to send out invisible signals that attract more of the same - so you may soon find yourself overwhelmed with vast quantities of insanely ugly camino kitsch. And all your 'friends' will start sending you even more, thinking you actually like it. The feedback loop from Hell.)
Hehe, you ARE grumpy today!! :p
 

Lurch

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
looking at 2018-2019
#17

MikeyC

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF - September 2016
CF - April May 2017
Shikoku - October 2017
Kumano Kodo - October 2017
#18
My find of the day was in a local auction after we had returned. One look at the scallop shell carved into the frame and that mirror was definitely going home with me. A daily reminder of our Camino. 20180606_195121.jpg 20180606_195140.jpg
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
St Olav/Francés ('16)
Baztanés/Francés ('17)
Ingles ('18)
#19
Camino(s) past & future
CF11, CF12, CP13, CF14, CA15, S.Anton15, CF15, CI15
Ditch Pig16, CF17, CP17, CdN, CM, CF18, LePuy19
#24
Well then, I won’t dwell on the Betanzos tonight. Sure we all know it rains a lot in Galicia but I think the latest weather in May and June has taken it too new heights. Maybe Dougfitz can chime in with some statistics but even the locals have quit smiling.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF11, CF12, CP13, CF14, CA15, S.Anton15, CF15, CI15
Ditch Pig16, CF17, CP17, CdN, CM, CF18, LePuy19
#27
So, here I go from the sublime to the ridiculous. What I saw in the Sargadelos shop in A Coruña tonight. They couldn’t just stick to ceramics, they have moved into handbags. FEFD3D5B-AE24-480A-9A14-11C806050F39.jpeg
 
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Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" camino
Porto to SdC May 2019
#29
My final post to this craziness is from the shop in Santiago, I understand the pilgrim figures but is the second thing supposed to be a Pan Flute? View attachment 43610 View attachment 43611
Good grief man, that's opened up yet another can of worms.

First picture: figure 1 has a candy apple? figure 2 upside-down sax/ear trumpet/shepherd's crook? €27???

Picture 2: They all look like scene extras from the classic TV drama series TRUMPTON but I would suggest a Galician Nose Flute . . .
 

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