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alexwalker

Forever Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
Not about bad content, but what I mean is: Sometimes, I like to view pictures from the Caminos: This forum has an abundance of fantastic pictures, but: Many of them are without ANY info about WHERE! I can sometimes go down memory lane with these pictures: For many of them, I can see where it is taken, but other times not: It is so annoying!

I wish that @ivar would remove them, or at least not post new ones that do not have a description of WHERE a picture is taken.

I mean, what does this picture title tell me:

SAM_1237.JPG ?

Nothing! I. Hate. It.
 
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ivar

Administrator
Staff member
Well, I guess you could ask in the comments under the picture? If I find out where it was taken, some times I actually update the picture title with the name of the place (especially if the name of the photo is as it came out of the camera, like "E183BD3C-0370-4A3B-8631-31E5CB8EF76E.jpeg"
 

alexwalker

Forever Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
Well, I guess you could ask in the comments under the picture? If I find out where it was taken, some times I actually update the picture title with the name of the place (especially if the name of the photo is as it came out of the camera, like "E183BD3C-0370-4A3B-8631-31E5CB8EF76E.jpeg"
I don't want to go asking the inconsiderate poster of every picture where it is: Time is precious at my age. :) I just find it so inconsiderate of the picture poster to behave like this. Jeeezzz: I must be in a bad mood tonight,..

But oh well: I will survive: I once had a very seasick person onboard my boat: The only thing that kept him alive, was his hope of dying.

BTW @ivar : It comes as no surprise that you do editing: It is most likely in your nature. Thank You!
 
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stratophile

Active Member
Many photos these days have GPS metadata embedded within them. A future small upgrade to the forum software could extract the coordinates automatically, do a lookup to one of the online geolocation servers (returning the name of the nearest community), and then automatically add that to the post. It still wouldn't be as useful as a user actually describing the location, but it would still be a big help.

Other useful bits of metadata that could be extracted include the date the photo was taken and perhaps the direction the camera was facing at the time.
 

koilife

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF w/ son #1 (2013); Logrono-Leon/Salvador/Primitivo w/ son #2 (2016); Portugues w/ son #3 (2020)
I agree. I'm looking at @alexwalker's Avatar at this very moment, and there's no information about where it was taken. You know, just so I can tell whether I've been there before . . . That he's from Norway doesn't help, unless it's actually from Norway, in which case I probably haven't been there before.

ARGHHH!!!!! What is a pilgrim to do?!

;)
 

alexwalker

Forever Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
Many photos these days have GPS metadata embedded within them. A future small upgrade to the forum software could extract the coordinates automatically, do a lookup to one of the online geolocation servers (returning the name of the nearest community), and then automatically add that to the post. It still wouldn't be as useful as a user actually describing the location, but it would still be a big help.

Other useful bits of metadata that could be extracted include the date the photo was taken and perhaps the direction the camera was facing at the time.
Gracias, Dio! Tu existe!
 

alexwalker

Forever Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
I agree. I'm looking at @alexwalker's Avatar at this very moment, and there's no information about where it was taken. You know, just so I can tell whether I've been there before . . . That he's from Norway doesn't help, unless it's actually from Norway, in which case I probably haven't been there before.

ARGHHH!!!!! What is a pilgrim to do?!

;)
:) And you cannot figure out where the lighthouse in the background is?! Start the quiz!
 

alexwalker

Forever Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC

alexwalker

Forever Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
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koilife

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF w/ son #1 (2013); Logrono-Leon/Salvador/Primitivo w/ son #2 (2016); Portugues w/ son #3 (2020)
I thought that was your hat...are you saying it's actually a lighthouse?! 😅
Alex is the lighthouse, and the light in his eyes are the fires of wrath for unlabeled pictures. Just think how many souls have been saved from wrecking on the rocky shoals of the Camino because of those fires.

Everyone, for the safety of those who come after us, DON'T EVER LABEL YOUR PICTURES! #keepthefireslit
 
Camino(s) past & future
cycled from Pamplona Sep 2015;Frances, walked from St Jean May/June 2017. Plans to walk Porto 2020
Not about bad content, but what I mean is: Sometimes, I like to view pictures from the Caminos: This forum has an abundance of fantastic pictures, but: Many of them are without ANY info about WHERE! I can sometimes go down memory lane with these pictures: For many of them, I can see where it is taken, but other times not: It is so annoying!

I wish that @ivar would remove them, or at least not post new ones that do not have a description of WHERE a picture is taken.

I mean, what does this picture title tell me:

SAM_1237.JPG ?

Nothing! I. Hate. It.
Hola @alexwalker I have privately been having this winge for the past 4 or more years. So if you are a photographer PLEASE provide some location indication, and a date of taking the photo would also help. Now I know that someone is going to tell me that there is GPS data attached to most photographs. But that only helps if one is computer literate enough to find the little file. Me no can do??!!
 
Camino(s) past & future
cycled from Pamplona Sep 2015;Frances, walked from St Jean May/June 2017. Plans to walk Porto 2020
Many photos these days have GPS metadata embedded within them. A future small upgrade to the forum software could extract the coordinates automatically, do a lookup to one of the online geolocation servers (returning the name of the nearest community), and then automatically add that to the post. It still wouldn't be as useful as a user actually describing the location, but it would still be a big help.

Other useful bits of metadata that could be extracted include the date the photo was taken and perhaps the direction the camera was facing at the time.
Hola @stratophile . I was aware of this information. But as I said above I dont understand how to get the data. I was just examining my avatar - just about anyone who has walked the meseta will recognise the bridge in the background. But for those that dont how does one donwload the GPS coords. BTW I am currently on my PC (Windows 10) and I also use my iPad. Thanks for any help. Cheers
 

alexwalker

Forever Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
This was not meant to be a fun thread: It was meant to be a complaint thread. You guys are all ruining my seriously meant thread! :cool:
 

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
This was not meant to be a fun thread: It was meant to be a complaint thread. You guys are all ruining my seriously meant thread! :cool:
Maybe Ivar can start a new sub forum under Miscellaneous- "Serious Complaints"! 😄
 

alexwalker

Forever Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC

jsalt

Jill
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, LePuy, Rota Vicentina, Norte, Madrid, C2C, Salvador, Primitivo, Aragonés, Inglés
What I would like to know, Alex, is why you are allowed to have such a long list under your "Camino(s) past & future"? It is seriously annoying me ;) when everyone else has to limit it to just a few lines.
:cool:
 

nycwalking

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Ourense to Santiago (2019), CF: (2014, 2004, 2002, 2001). On to Fisterra, (2002, 4, 14).
This was not meant to be a fun thread: It was meant to be a complaint thread. You guys are all ruining my seriously meant thread! :cool:
My bedroom wall. In Los Angeles, California.

January 29TH, 2019.

As a card-carrying Compostela owning peregrina this pic is camino relevant.

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Camino(s) past & future
Us:Camino Frances, 2015 Me:Catalan/Aragonese, 2019
Many photos these days have GPS metadata embedded within them. A future small upgrade to the forum software could extract the coordinates automatically, do a lookup to one of the online geolocation servers (returning the name of the nearest community), and then automatically add that to the post. It still wouldn't be as useful as a user actually describing the location, but it would still be a big help.
The automatic extraction of any GPS data was my first thought too but that was followed immediately by my second one. The data might not say where the picture was taken but instead where it was processed, i.e., the coordinates of the photographer's home. I have seen this on this forum.

I have been curious about some photos on this site and have extracted the GPS information and posted that information as comments to the photo's page. Once a closeup of a door or something that was labeled as being taken in Pamplona looked familiar and so I checked for its location. The photo's metadata indicated that it was "created" by a photo editor and the location marked was not in Pamplona but instead a house in suburban southern California. In a PM to the photographer I pointed out that he had a problem.

So, no. The forum should not do the extraction automatically.

If, on the other hand, you are curious yourself the webpage https://exifinfo.org may work for you.
 

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
My bedroom wall. In Los Angeles, California.

January 29TH, 2019.

As a card-carrying Compostela owning peregrina this pic is camino relevant.

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But NYC, you forgot to identify the little guy hanging from the doorknob...who he?
 

lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019) VDLP?
Sometimes, only the image is important. Beyond that, nothing is vital!
Incorrect. The New York Giants winning another Super Bowl before I die is vital to the health, happiness spiritual peace of men and women around the world, But most of all especially me!
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999, now living in Santiago de C
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Santiago - Muxia 2019

Now: http://egeria.house/
Incorrect. The New York Giants winning another Super Bowl before I die is vital to the health, happiness spiritual peace of men and women around the world, But most of all especially me!
Sorry, but I don't think so, as some of us, me included, have no idea what the Super Bowl is nor who the Giants are... ;-)

BC SY
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francis SJPDP-SDC (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) , Norte 2018
Pilgrim Office 2018, Hospitalero Acebo 2019
Not about bad content, but what I mean is: Sometimes, I like to view pictures from the Caminos: This forum has an abundance of fantastic pictures, but: Many of them are without ANY info about WHERE! I can sometimes go down memory lane with these pictures: For many of them, I can see where it is taken, but other times not: It is so annoying!

I wish that @ivar would remove them, or at least not post new ones that do not have a description of WHERE a picture is taken.

I mean, what does this picture title tell me:

SAM_1237.JPG ?

Nothing! I. Hate. It.

Just for the record, I stand with alexwalker......
 

lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019) VDLP?
Sorry, but I don't think so, as some of us, me included, have no idea what the Super Bowl is nor who the Giants are... ;-)

BC SY
On completion of my next Camino, Sally I would be more than happy to come see you and give a quick 3 or 4 hour rundown on the history of the New York Football Giants, our greatest games, greatest heartbreaks and greatest players. I am sure it will be a life changing event for you. You don't have to thank me I am a giver. See how evolved I have become after 5 caminos??!!!!! ;) :)
 

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
Sorry, but I don't think so, as some of us, me included, have no idea what the Super Bowl is nor who the Giants are... ;-)

BC SY
I do not follow sports and could care less who wins, but I do know the Giants are a football (not soccer) team in the US and the SuperBowl is the grand finale of the season. There...now you know!
 

hughb

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Norte June 2013 plus Finisterre
Norrte 2015
Ingles 2016
Portuguese 2018 and 2019
Fatima routes
Not about bad content, but what I mean is: Sometimes, I like to view pictures from the Caminos: This forum has an abundance of fantastic pictures, but: Many of them are without ANY info about WHERE! I can sometimes go down memory lane with these pictures: For many of them, I can see where it is taken, but other times not: It is so annoying!

I wish that @ivar would remove them, or at least not post new ones that do not have a description of WHERE a picture is taken.

I mean, what does this picture title tell me:

SAM_1237.JPG ?

Nothing! I. Hate. It.
Don't worry about it. Go on the Camino, then you simply take your own pictures. Ps then post your pictures without any reference to where they are. That way everyone else will have to go on their caminho to take their own pictures.............. ad infinitum.

Bom caminho
 

alexwalker

Forever Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC

Colette Z

Happy Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
CF- Finisterre-Muxia 03/17; Camino SK 10/17; Norte 03/18; Ingles 11/18; Augusta 03/19
Not about bad content, but what I mean is: Sometimes, I like to view pictures from the Caminos: This forum has an abundance of fantastic pictures, but: Many of them are without ANY info about WHERE! I can sometimes go down memory lane with these pictures: For many of them, I can see where it is taken, but other times not: It is so annoying!

I wish that @ivar would remove them, or at least not post new ones that do not have a description of WHERE a picture is taken.

I mean, what does this picture title tell me:

SAM_1237.JPG ?

Nothing! I. Hate. It.
I Agree but worse are the specific FB Camino group posts which I join to see actual current info. They do this long description of the walk, weather, distance, albergue and fotos but never say where. I use to,post each day for example on the Camino del Norte: CdN D1 Irun-San Sebastien 27km 18C sunny. Then describe terrain, albergue with name and fotos. Then I have my own record.
 

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
Actually for me the most frustrating thing are youtube videos. Many of them are made very well and wonderful, but often they never tell you the date they started or month they walked in. Sometimes I can tell by the pictures/videos, but often can not. If it's a route I am contemplating in the future, I'd like to know what time of year they walked.
 

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
Just a FYI, the Super Bowl is what sits in my cupboard and is used exclusively for ice cream. It it much larger than you standard soup bowl. Mine also includes a Super Spoon.
I love your humor, Mary! 😃
 

jozero

Been there, going again...
Camino(s) past & future
CF x 3
I do not follow sports and could care less who wins, but I do know the Giants are a football (not soccer) team in the US and the SuperBowl is the grand finale of the season. There...now you know!
To clarify for the world wide audience... Football is a game played with the feet, everywhere but the US and Canada, where it is played mostly with hands and the ball isn't round but oblong. In the rest of the world it is played mostly with the feet and the ball is round. To be more correct and understandable perhaps football in US and Canada should now be referred to as Hand Egg so as not to be confused with Foot Ball... And yes, that has no bearing to @alexwalker gripe on photo locations, unless it happens to also include a Hand Egg or Foot Ball at some point... which is statistically unlikely if there is to be a lighthouse in the background...
 

alexwalker

Forever Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
To clarify for the world wide audience... Football is a game played with the feet, everywhere but the US and Canada, where it is played mostly with hands and the ball isn't round but oblong. In the rest of the world it is played mostly with the feet and the ball is round. To be more correct and understandable perhaps football in US and Canada should now be referred to as Hand Egg so as not to be confused with Foot Ball... And yes, that has no bearing to @alexwalker gripe on photo locations, unless it happens to also include a Hand Egg or Foot Ball at some point... which is unlikely if there is to be a lighthouse in the background...
Indeed, American Handball (Handegg) should be the correct name! Thank you! And yes, there's a lighthouse behind me...
 

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
To clarify for the world wide audience... Football is a game played with the feet, everywhere but the US and Canada, where it is played mostly with hands and the ball isn't round but oblong. In the rest of the world it is played mostly with the feet and the ball is round. To be more correct and understandable perhaps football in US and Canada should now be referred to as Hand Egg so as not to be confused with Foot Ball... And yes, that has no bearing to @alexwalker gripe on photo locations, unless it happens to also include a Hand Egg or Foot Ball at some point... which is statistically unlikely if there is to be a lighthouse in the background...
Yes, in the UK football is the USA's soccer. Our football is misnamed for sure...but it does get kicked with the foot once.😅
 

MisterH

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2017, 2018 neither successful
There is a problem with the EXIF data on photos and that is, when a JPG is compressed, or otherwise processed, the EXIF data is often changed or deleted. The EXIF or data portion of a JPG file is the "extra" non-visual data that is used for many purposes. Only one of those is GPS location data. Try a Google search for EXIF and see what you find I'm working with a faulty memory.
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Camino de Santiago, St Jean to Santuago, 2015
Camino Portuguese, 2018
I agree. I'm looking at @alexwalker's Avatar at this very moment, and there's no information about where it was taken. You know, just so I can tell whether I've been there before . . . That he's from Norway doesn't help, unless it's actually from Norway, in which case I probably haven't been there before.

ARGHHH!!!!! What is a pilgrim to do?!

;)
Song of the day: “Whine, whine, whine...”. Not criticizing as I agree pretty much with the thread. Sometimes we just have to let it out....
 

Elle Bieling

Elle Bieling, PilgrimageTraveler
Camino(s) past & future
A total of eight in the past 6 years!
There is a problem with the EXIF data on photos and that is, when a JPG is compressed, or otherwise processed, the EXIF data is often changed or deleted. The EXIF or data portion of a JPG file is the "extra" non-visual data that is used for many purposes. Only one of those is GPS location data. Try a Google search for EXIF and sed what you find I'm working with a faulty memory.
You are a true geek!
 

dougfitz

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Spain: Mar 2010, Apr 2014, May/Jun 2016. Norway/Sweden: 2012, 2018. Other: 2011, 2019. CP (tbc)
Football is a game played with the feet, everywhere but the US and Canada, where it is played mostly with hands and the ball isn't round but oblong. In the rest of the world it is played mostly with the feet and the ball is round.
What nonsense!! There is always a danger when one claims to speak for the rest of the world that one ends up displaying in all their glory one's own regional biases about the use of particular words, or even worse in this case, one's ignorance of the many distinct football codes that are played around the world.

In this case, I will stand with my US and Canadian friends in defence of their right to use the word football for their variations of gridiron, and to refer to association football as soccer. It is not mis-named, as @Camino Chrissy seems to suggest. Football is one of those flexible words that is used in English everywhere, but always with a specific local meaning.
 

alexwalker

Forever Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
What nonsense!! There is always a danger when one claims to speak for the rest of the world that one ends up displaying in all their glory one's own regional biases about the use of particular words, or even worse in this case, one's ignorance of the many distinct football codes that are played around the world.

In this case, I will stand with my US and Canadian friends in defence of their right to use the word football for their variations of gridiron, and to refer to association football as soccer. It is not mis-named, as @Camino Chrissy seems to suggest. Football is one of those flexible words that is used in English everywhere, but always with a specific local meaning.
Well, the "region" you talk about, has a more correct name: The rest of the world outside US/Canada... :) :) :cool:

Football is one of those flexible words that is used in English everywhere, but always with a specific local meaning.
No. the way you play it, the rest of the world call it handball. There are World Championships arranged for that sport. Football is not a flexible word: It means: playing with a ball with one's feet; hence the name of the game. :)
 
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alexwalker

Forever Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
Song of the day: “Whine, whine, whine...”. Not criticizing as I agree pretty much with the thread. Sometimes we just have to let it out....
Allow me to correct your confusing misspellings: It should stay "Wine, wine, wine...". At least when we talk communal dinners... :cool: But we're going off-topic here...
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés (Sept-Oct 2015)
Camino Portugués (Sept-Oct 2017)
Camino de San Salvador (Oct 2020???)
Why take all the fun and mysteries out of life? If someone wanted to know where a picture is taken, they can walk around and find out? :p
 

MisterH

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2017, 2018 neither successful
I don't like to know everything in advance. I carry a cell phone that records my GPS location. I don't much care where I am going, but I like to know whare I hale been. Here is the record of when I quit my most recent attempt a walking the Camino. It is where the train went. I have these for all my Camino walking/travelling. map_2020-01-13_17-32-52.jpg
 

jozero

Been there, going again...
Camino(s) past & future
CF x 3
What nonsense!! There is always a danger when one claims to speak for the rest of the world that one ends up displaying in all their glory one's own regional biases about the use of particular words, or even worse in this case, one's ignorance of the many distinct football codes that are played around the world.

In this case, I will stand with my US and Canadian friends in defence of their right to use the word football for their variations of gridiron, and to refer to association football as soccer. It is not mis-named, as @Camino Chrissy seems to suggest. Football is one of those flexible words that is used in English everywhere, but always with a specific local meaning.
Interesting. As a Canadian myself, I watch a fair amount of 'gridiron' as you refer to north american football I'm curious which part of our north american brand of 'football' I am wrong about? Either way, not too fussed as the post was done in fun which seems to have been lost on you. My apologies for missing your Aussie Rules version :)
 

freescot

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
La Plata (2010) Portuguese from Coimbra(2010) Levante (2011) La Lana (2013) Francés from Roncevalles to Molinasaca then the Camino de Invierno (2014)
Time is precious at my age. :) !
Is that really so, Alex? I'm sure you lose all sense of time when you're on a Camino and are surprised when a Sunday pops up and the shops are shut.
 

alexwalker

Forever Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
Is that really so, Alex? I'm sure you lose all sense of time when you're on a Camino and are surprised when a Sunday pops up and the shops are shut.
A very good pont, my friend: Yes, on the Camino, time just flows in a good way. Staying at home reminds me of the time flowing: Have to go back to release the time grasp! :) That's why I'll continue until I drop. It (The Camino) is good for us.
 

Walking Lover

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CdS from Leon to Santiago, June 16, 2016 to June 30, 2016.
Not about bad content, but what I mean is: Sometimes, I like to view pictures from the Caminos: This forum has an abundance of fantastic pictures, but: Many of them are without ANY info about WHERE! I can sometimes go down memory lane with these pictures: For many of them, I can see where it is taken, but other times not: It is so annoying!

I wish that @ivar would remove them, or at least not post new ones that do not have a description of WHERE a picture is taken.

I mean, what does this picture title tell me:

SAM_1237.JPG ?

Nothing! I. Hate. It.
I totally agree.
 

koilife

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF w/ son #1 (2013); Logrono-Leon/Salvador/Primitivo w/ son #2 (2016); Portugues w/ son #3 (2020)
Please stay on track members. The topic is unidentified pictures.
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But, Ma, I'm waiting for an email postcard from Pooh so I can look at the EXIF data and the KML tracks so I know where he's been. The card I got from @alexwalker had a lighthouse but I couldn't find it in the 100 Acre Wood.
 

dougfitz

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Spain: Mar 2010, Apr 2014, May/Jun 2016. Norway/Sweden: 2012, 2018. Other: 2011, 2019. CP (tbc)
My apologies for missing your Aussie Rules version
... and the Irish or any of the nations playing one or other of the versions of rugby?

No. the way you play it, the rest of the world call it handball. There are World Championships arranged for that sport. Football is not a flexible word: It means: playing with a ball with one's feet; hence the name of the game.
I sense a Don Quixote moment coming on here. I think I will go back to removing the geo-location tags from all my photos!
 

Stivandrer

Perambulating & Curious. Rep stravaiging offender
Camino(s) past & future
I´ve got Camino plans until 2042,
- or till I fall flat on my face, whichever comes first !!
Well, It seems that most likely, no churches in Spain contain a lighthouse, to my limited knowledge...
only tried to find the picture you were referring to, as enlightenment (!).....

- men ellers er det rigtigt nok , ej fyrtårn i kirker !! -men måske en dag blir jeg overrasket !!
 
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lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019) VDLP?
I do not follow sports and could care less who wins, but I do know the Giants are a football (not soccer) team in the US and the SuperBowl is the grand finale of the season. There...now you know!
So do you think your short explanation is better for Sally than me tying her to a chair and giving my 3 hour lecture???????? I doubt it Camino Chrissy!!!!!!:cool:
 

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
So do you think your short explanation is better for Sally than me tying her to a chair and giving my 3 hour lecture???????? I doubt it Camino Chrissy!!!!!!:cool:
If you have to tie her to a chair for three hours for her to listen to your ramble, then I think she is happier with my ten second explanation! 😛
 

alexwalker

Forever Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
You are all hijacking my complaint thread... :cool:
 

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
You are all hijacking my complaint thread... :cool:
Oh, is this the one Kanga told us to keep on track? I forgot cuz complaints are not nearly as much fun as pubs...oops, that is a typo. Should be puns...but pubs are fun, too! 😛
 

alexwalker

Forever Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC

alexwalker

Forever Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC

Koidream

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francès 2012
Camino Finisterre 2012
Well than, I will start removing my pictures. unless someone says ... NO, please don't. There is so much fun at watching new places...
After that I start looking at your media... what media? 😱
 

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
a SAM Picture?! o_O

This thread is discriminating and stigmatising to the TCP community (Technically Challenged Pilgrims).

I can't understand half of what is said here 😭!
BP...you speak the same TCP language as I do...I understand You perfectly! 😅
 

jmaltais

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2020)
Well, I guess you could ask in the comments under the picture? If I find out where it was taken, some times I actually update the picture title with the name of the place (especially if the name of the photo is as it came out of the camera, like "E183BD3C-0370-4A3B-8631-31E5CB8EF76E.jpeg"
Why should you have to do all the work? This applies to photos on all social media (FB, Instagram)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2019)
The
Last one is really easy, even for someone who has not been there yet. Where would we find a lighthouse, close to the sea and showing 0.0 kilometers on the way marker? Why Cape Finisterre, of course!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2019)
To clarify for the world wide audience... Football is a game played with the feet, everywhere but the US and Canada, where it is played mostly with hands and the ball isn't round but oblong. In the rest of the world it is played mostly with the feet and the ball is round. To be more correct and understandable perhaps football in US and Canada should now be referred to as Hand Egg so as not to be confused with Foot Ball... And yes, that has no bearing to @alexwalker gripe on photo locations, unless it happens to also include a Hand Egg or Foot Ball at some point... which is statistically unlikely if there is to be a lighthouse in the background...
Clearly you have never been to New Zealand
 

alexwalker

Forever Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
Last one is really easy, even for someone who has not been there yet. Where would we find a lighthouse, close to the sea and showing 0.0 kilometers on the way marker? Why Cape Finisterre, of course!
Correct. Yes, I have also noticed that most, if not all, lighthouses are located close to the sea.
 

Rowena

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2015, 2018) Le Puy-SJPP(2016) Geneva Way(2017) Portugués Muxia Fisterra(2019) Invierno(2021)
Correct. Yes, I have also noticed that most, if not all, lighthouses are located close to the sea.
But not all. We have plenty of lighthouses on the shores of the Great Lakes in Canada.
 

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