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From your bedroom window

2020 Camino Guides

Kiwi-family

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)-Frances, Baztan, San Salvador, Primitivo, Fisterra,VdlP, Madrid
I just had the idea that even as we have less contact with our face to face community friends, maybe we could get to know our forum friends better.
So.....what’s the view out your bedroom window? If I look straight down from my second-storey bedroom I see this:
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i don’t object to having vegetables by my front door!
Later this afternoon I can show you the view if I look straight out my window, but first thing in the morning (as it is now) I have sun streaming in which obliterates detail in a photo!

maybe next week we can look out our kitchen windows.....then living room...then our yards etc etc
If it goes on long enough we might even invite each other inside! Perhaps share a cup of tea (by posting teacup pictures).....
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
I just had the idea that even as we have less contact with our face to face community friends, maybe we could get to know our forum friends better.
So.....what’s the view out your bedroom window? If I look straight down from my second-storey bedroom I see this:
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i don’t object to having vegetables by my front door!
Later this afternoon I can show you the view if I look straight out my window, but first thing in the morning (as it is now) I have sun streaming in which obliterates detail in a photo!

maybe next week we can look out our kitchen windows.....then living room...then our yards etc etc
If it goes on long enough we might even invite each other inside! Perhaps share a cup of tea (by posting teacup pictures).....
Lovely!
We are just coming out of winter where I live, so nothing is lush and green yet.
 

Hansel

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances and Fisterre (2018,08) ,Camino Primitivo, and Fisterre,(2019,04)
I already have my café con leche ready... as you can see in my new avatar 😎

I thought it was time I changed it to something representative of my character 😅!
I occasionally was given a cafe con leche,as the cafe owner would see a Pellegrino and assume that's what I'd want,
Even though I'd asked for an americano,I'm lactose intolerant so didn't really want any leche!
Bill
 

Bad Pilgrim

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Far too many...
I occasionally was given a cafe con leche,as the cafe owner would see a Pellegrino and assume that's what I'd want,
Even though I'd asked for an americano,I'm lactose intolerant so didn't really want any leche!
Bill
I want to state to the moderators that my avatar is in no way meant as a provocation to the Lactose intolerant Community of the Camino 😉 😄!
 

Bad Pilgrim

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Far too many...
It's 22.00 pm so it's dark, when I look out the window (11th floor) I see grass and a beautiful pond and trees and bushes.

Have this early morning photo from the sun rise .
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@Kiwi-family Sorry for derailing your thread, K-family 😄

Yep I'm in the same time zone as Peter F. Can't see my hand in front of me, it's that dark! 👻

I will get back to you in the morning with sum photos from my luxurious suburb…

/BP
 

Kiwi-family

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)-Frances, Baztan, San Salvador, Primitivo, Fisterra,VdlP, Madrid
This is my bedroom view!! Just to clarify this is the Illawarra Coast of NSW (about 125 km South of Sydney) looking north at the escarpment.
Great idea to include details of where we are (except for those who are in sensitive areas of course)
Beautiful sunshine today, but some of us are still in winter, or barely out of it. Ask us again in a few weeks. 😊
Please, show us now - looking down on the the plum tree we have out the front from my bedroom window, I noticed its leaves are turning red....we are people of time and place...the snow or mud or grey clouds all count. I wonder how many seasons we’ll go through before this is over.

Holy Concrete!

That's the Amazonian jungle, compared to my parking lot…! o_O
Bad Bad Pilgrim you’ll get a warning for making up new blasphemies. But I laughed out loud. (No disrespect meant to the mods - you do a hard job)
 

Icacos

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013)
The view from my bedroom window, in the afternoon light. The rhodos will be in bloom in a few weeks, beautiful shades of pink and mauve. And the heather on the right will be in bloom a few weeks after that.IMG_0693.jpg
 

Theatregal

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
So far...
2012 ~ 2019
My bedroom and living room both face east with a view of farm land and the currently dormant volcano Mount Baker (obscurred by cloud in this photo) My favourite thing is the Pin Oak tree that attracts a wonderful variety of bird life. The view is ever changing depending on the weather and seasons. It's of great comfort in this time of isolation!
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Kiwi-family

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)-Frances, Baztan, San Salvador, Primitivo, Fisterra,VdlP, Madrid
Now the sun has moved (effectively)...80BFEF40-6C0A-4F5D-99A5-9B78052DA9FB.jpeg
That steep little driveway takes us up to the road; good warmup for every walk!
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
I live out of my van, so my view constantly changes but here is my favorite . . . I took this last winter in Quartzsite, Arizona. Looking out of my van at the neighbor's rig. This photo has NOT been retouched. It really did look like this!
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Paladina

old woman of the roads
Camino(s) past & future
CF, primitivo & del norte (2017); VdlP/Sanabres, ingles etc (2018), Mozarabe etc (2019), tbc (2020)
The view at 06.30: the mountains are not yet visible, but 'this morning gives us promise of a glorious day'. It's still possible to walk across the fields, but I'll desist during the season for spreading slurry.
 

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Bad Pilgrim

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Far too many...
The view at 06.30: the mountains are not yet visible, but 'this morning gives us promise of a glorious day'. It's still possible to walk across the fields, but I'll desist during the season for spreading slurry.
That is my favourite view so far?! Can you please tell us where it is from? o_O
 

Paladina

old woman of the roads
Camino(s) past & future
CF, primitivo & del norte (2017); VdlP/Sanabres, ingles etc (2018), Mozarabe etc (2019), tbc (2020)
That is my favourite view so far?! Can you please tell us where it is from? o_O
From my bedroom window, here in south Co Mayo, in the west of Ireland. The invisible mountains, which would doubtless be considered molehills in most countries, are the Partry mountains. When I first came here, nearly 40 yeas ago, I was entranced by the four seasons in one day and the forty shades of green and glaucous grey. Even now - especially now! - I still am.
 

kelleymac

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
March/April 2015, Late April 2016, Sept/Oct 2017, April 2019.
Leafless black walnut trees and sugar maples too. There are some low hills in the distance to the west. We have early spring flowers on the ground. And there are steeper hills immediately to the south, but our house is in a small dale and we are too close to get a good photo. There is a 50' waterfall near the house as well, and I can hear it from the house when the windows are open. Today though, it is 10 degrees F (-9C), and all the windows are shut.
 

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Martin Cole

Love being a pilgrim walker
Camino(s) past & future
2015-2019 French x3 Portugese x2 Primitivo x1 English x1, Muxia x1 Cancelled 2020!!
Sunny down the road, front door below has my Camino Shell advertising a pilgrim home.
Some of the other offerings look more enticing.
Wish mine showed a cafe on The Way with a credential, a cafe con leche and a pan a choc in front of me.
 

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Camino(s) past & future
Us:Camino Frances, 2015 Me:Catalan/Aragonese, 2019
I'm going to cheat. Recently a contractor bought the house and lot next door, leveled both the house and lot (and the garden and trees) and then built a three floor house on top of a foundation half as tall as our house. That is our bedroom view now. But the good news is our study area, used as a guest bedroom, has a river view.
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If you open the window and lean out in a different season you can see this:
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The window goes down to the floor as you can see from this shot outside:
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These are from the living room or just outside it:
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And to make things sweeter, when we bought the house this was nearly the cheapest house in town.
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Cam Frances SJPDP to Santiago ('17): Finisterre ('17); Muxia ('17): Camino Portuguese ('19)
I just had the idea that even as we have less contact with our face to face community friends, maybe we could get to know our forum friends better.
So.....what’s the view out your bedroom window? If I look straight down from my second-storey bedroom I see this:
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i don’t object to having vegetables by my front door!
Later this afternoon I can show you the view if I look straight out my window, but first thing in the morning (as it is now) I have sun streaming in which obliterates detail in a photo!

maybe next week we can look out our kitchen windows.....then living room...then our yards etc etc
If it goes on long enough we might even invite each other inside! Perhaps share a cup of tea (by posting teacup pictures).....
Very pleasing Indeed!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Cam Frances SJPDP to Santiago ('17): Finisterre ('17); Muxia ('17): Camino Portuguese ('19)
Here’s a slice of Freeport, Maine.74AA9FCB-4CBB-42D1-A3A0-5453FDAF9481.jpeg We just put out the Adirondack chairs hoping we were done with Winter (we should have known better😂). However, we have 5”- 8” of the snow predicted for Monday night. We are so ready to get busy with the garden and yard, and to feel warm again!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Cam Frances SJPDP to Santiago ('17): Finisterre ('17); Muxia ('17): Camino Portuguese ('19)
I live out of my van, so my view constantly changes but here is my favorite . . . I took this last winter in Quartzsite, Arizona. Looking out of my van at the neighbor's rig. This photo has NOT been retouched. It really did look like this!
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Magical! Love it Annie!
 

Kjell family

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Pontferrada to Santiago ( April 2018), Porto to Santiago (April, 2020)
Hahaha, much further west and bit more north.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2017
This is from our bedroom, but as we live on the Salish Sea and face west, our sunsets tend to be more spectacular than our sunrises. In the photo is our vista of Rosario Strait. We live on Fidalgo Island which the Spanish "discovered" in 1790. They subsequently named many of the islands in the San Juan archipeligo. When you next go to the naval museum in Madrid (Museo Naval), you will see an enormous gold leaf mural taking up an entire wall—floor to ceiling—depicting all of Spain's major voyages of discovery. Salvador Fidalgo's voyage is traced thereon.

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Isobeljc

Still walking
Camino(s) past & future
Frances “2017”
Aragones “2018”
Portuguese “2018”
We are in the outer suburbs of Melbourne.
The birches will soon change colour. This view was different this time last week. The new owners across the road cut down the big cyprus trees. I hope they replace them with something nice.
Have attached another pic half way through the destruction 1C4930D2-8F89-4BC2-8363-E528056C2D3C.jpeg

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C clearly

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016), VDLP (2017), Mozarabe (2018), Vasco/Bayona (2019)
In the suburbs near Vancouver, BC, Canada, our small vegetable garden has been dug up in preparation for planting. We're not expecting any more frost, but it could still happen, so cool-weather plants only for a few weeks.
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JabbaPapa

"True Pilgrim"
Camino(s) past & future
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An older photo -- we only very rarely get snow -- but you can see Monaco, France, and Italy -- and if you know where to look, a section of the Camino & coastal Francigena on the Provençal Way. (both the historic Aurelia route and the current waymarked GR one)

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AlwynWellington

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
please see signature
Kia ora, Rachel, a lovely thread, and so interesting a set of images.

Mine was taken a few hours - my early afternoon.

I live in a retirement village, so that is a lawn bowls green, with movable stuff for Croquet also in place.
Beyond is a small hillock with self planted "bush" as it is called through most of the country. While we are well in Autumn, this vegetation will remain green throughout the year. Except for three light green trees on the right: they will loose their leaves in about two months.
The four trees directly across the bowling green are Po'hutu'kawa: just before Christmas they produce a bright red "flower" and so are called the Christmas tree - most abundant in coastal areas (the ocean is about 90 metres lower and a little over 1 km behind me).

The "feature" on the window sill (an executive toy) was made by my youngest child (and son) more than 25 years ago.

I look forward to seeing the results of the other "topics" you have in mind.

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Paladina

old woman of the roads
Camino(s) past & future
CF, primitivo & del norte (2017); VdlP/Sanabres, ingles etc (2018), Mozarabe etc (2019), tbc (2020)
Sorry, I'll have to give up on this thread. My rural broadband connection can't cope with this deluge of photos. That's the downside of living in the middle of nowhere!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
A lifetime ago I spent 30 days in a retreat just outside Manila, and every day I ‘retreated’ to the cemetery. Not because I am morbid. There was shade there that I couldn’t find anywhere else! Also, I had never seen that kind of cemetery before, very different to my own cultural experience of graveyards. I still recall the feeling when I wrote in my notebook: nothing has changed, yet nothing will ever be the same again. I had another such moment, looking out now from my bedroom window at the containers rolling along on the tracks for the goods trains. Whatever we have in our mind’s eye - no matter how wide or narrow the vista in fact - colours our possibilities for seeing what is actually there in front of us. Maybe I should use the ‘I’ word instead of us... I guess I am just conscious of the vast range of points of view evident both in the views from bedroom windows, and from the life experiences of each one. Thanks again, @Kiwi-family for the idea of this thread.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2017
That's a wonderful reminiscence, Kirkie. I lived in the metro Manila area (Parañaque) for four years when I was with Westin Hotels (Westin Philippine Plaza). I met my wife there in 1976—in a negotiation! Fast forward, we've been married 43 years. The Philippines is a wonderful country with wonderful people. I think you add to its richness.
 

Iriebabel

Iriebabel & the cyborg turtle
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2018
Camino Del Norte & part of Lebaniego 2019
Out my Side windows CDD4BC22-6256-4D73-BACC-6D6D1F270AAD.jpeg
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From my bedroom windows in the the back garden
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Today needed to get out for some inspiration not far away- down by the beach (nature area) beach closed but people fishing social distances very far apart .

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Arctic_Alex

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Finished: Camino Frances April/May 2019
Considering: Primitivo May 2020
Spring has arrived at the Arctic Circle ... with temperatures occasionally well above freezing point! But the big rivers are still frozen.

I actually cheated as the image is taken not from the bedroom but I am standing outside the house ;-)
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Iriebabel

Iriebabel & the cyborg turtle
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2018
Camino Del Norte & part of Lebaniego 2019
@Iriebabel Your heron photo is amazing! Especially love the perfect muddy foot prints on the rail :)
Thank you. I will try to attach the 2 videos for you.
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The heron didn't seem afraid he was right next to my car social distancing though hahah. He had just come out of the water. Maybe he thought I had food. I think I will drive down there again It was such a lovely day






































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