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Home Alone - New Generation (i.e.Self Isolation) ideas

2020 Camino Guides

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
I'm sure many of you have plenty of ideas how to spend all the "spare" time now when restricted to go outside and around like we were used to until just few hours ago. But I still want to give you some more ideas which were compiled by Directors Guild of Slovenia. All of this is completely free to use:

- http://www.openculture.com/ (1150 movies, language courses, audio books and many more),

- https://zippyframes.com/ (cartoons and animations, not just for kids ;) ),

- https://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/en...is-closed-but-continues-to-play-daily-online/ (everyday new opera from Vienna Staatsoper - older editions),

- virtual museums and galleries:
The British Museum, London: https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

Guggenheim, New York: https://artsandculture.google.com/s...fnUmHRyOSzMtY3vtYU05g&sv_z=0.9645743015259166

Musee d'Orsay, Paris: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/musee-dorsay-paris?hl=en

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/van-gogh-museum?hl=en

Uffizi, Florence: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/uffizi-gallery?hl=en

The National Museum of Anthropology, New Mexico: https://artsandculture.google.com/a...n-dijk-wikimedia-commons/bAGSHRdlzSRcdQ?hl=en
- 360° shots of many cities all over the world: https://www.airpano.com/360photo_list.php?region_id=103795

- Project Guttenberg: https://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Category:Bookshelf (many on-line books of all genres in English, German, French, Italian and Portugues).


But you can as well entertain your kids and grandkids :D

Enjoy!
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
My son asked,"What will everyone do if the internet goes down from being so stressed... people working from home, children and college students doing online class, bored people streaming movies."
It was an interesting question.
Plenty of things to do in and around the house if everything E-related goes down. I still have about 5 meters of books I didn't read yet in my library ;)
 
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trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
I tend to spend most of my days alone anyway. The only difference now is that I'm not going to the store whenever I feel like it. I can always find lots of things to do to waste spend my time.
 

NorthernLight

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy to Santiago via the Frances 2012-2013. EPW2015
Aragonese & Frances 2016
Burgos to Muxia 2017
Starting my garden from seeds. I stopped at the outdoor store last week and picked up my garden supplies while everyone else was buying toilet paper. I have a bean sprouting already.

Spring cleaning is nearly unavoidable this year.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
I'm sure many of you have plenty of ideas how to spend all the "spare" time now when restricted to go outside and around like we were used to until just few hours ago. But I still want to give you some more ideas which were compiled by Directors Guild of Slovenia. All of this is completely free to use:

- http://www.openculture.com/ (1150 movies, language courses, audio books and many more),

- https://zippyframes.com/ (cartoons and animations, not just for kids ;) ),

- https://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/en...is-closed-but-continues-to-play-daily-online/ (everyday new opera from Vienna Staatsoper - older editions),

- virtual museums and galleries:
The British Museum, London: https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

Guggenheim, New York: https://artsandculture.google.com/s...fnUmHRyOSzMtY3vtYU05g&sv_z=0.9645743015259166

Musee d'Orsay, Paris: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/musee-dorsay-paris?hl=en

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/van-gogh-museum?hl=en

Uffizi, Florence: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/uffizi-gallery?hl=en

The National Museum of Anthropology, New Mexico: https://artsandculture.google.com/a...n-dijk-wikimedia-commons/bAGSHRdlzSRcdQ?hl=en
- 360° shots of many cities all over the world: https://www.airpano.com/360photo_list.php?region_id=103795

- Project Guttenberg: https://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Category:Bookshelf (many on-line books of all genres in English, German, French, Italian and Portugues).


But you can as well entertain your kids and grandkids :D

Enjoy!
Thank you for such a treasure trove! I hope I never get to the end of the list...
 

biarritzdon

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF11, CF12, CP13, CF14, CA15, S.Anton15, CF&CI15
Ditch Pig16, CF&CP17, CdN18, CM18, CF18, LePuy19
Yes and no, it was information gathered by a British writer who works for the FT, his name is John Burn-Murdoch.
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
More possibilities. I just got this from my Russian (Syberian to be exact) colleagues. It's already Google translated:

Hello.
Everyone already knows that for safety reasons, many cultural events are canceled. However, at the same time, it became possible to visit many museums online. There was also the opportunity to watch online many canceled video shows \ ballets \ operas- (which were scheduled to be broadcast in movie theaters) and all this, completely free ...

I share with all the links:



☑ Hermitage

Путешествие Five-hour trip to the Hermitage, shot on iPhone 11 Pro with one take in 4K

☑ Metropolitan Opera has announced free Live in HD streams from next week every day, on Monday Carmen, on Thursday La Traviata, on the 22nd Eugene Onegin

☑ Vienna Opera also conducts free broadcasts for the period of quarantine

☑Till April 15, free subscription to Arzamas Radio
by promo code QUARANTINE

☑Translations of the Bolshoi Ballet, March 29, "Romeo and Juliet" by Prokofiev

☑ Google project Arts and Culture

☑ Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum with google street view function:

☑ Tretyakov Gallery
...

☑ Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

☑ Uffizi digital archives

☑ Louvre

☑ State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg)

☑ British Museum, one of the largest online collections, over 3.5 million exhibits

☑ British Museum, virtual tours of the museum and exhibits on the official YouTube channel

☑ Prado, photos of more than 11 thousand works, search by artists (with alphabetical index) and thematic search

☑ Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

☑ Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

☑ online collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), about 84 thousand works
...

☑ online collection of the Guggenheim Museum

☑ Salvador Dali Museum

NAS NASA video gallery, short high-resolution videos https://www.nasa.gov/co.../ultra-high-definition-video-gallery

☑ Smithsonian Museum

☑ National Museum in Krakow

☑ Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest

☑ New York museums - virtual collections and excursions, archives of lectures and stories of artists themselves
https://34travel.me/post/nyc-museums "
 

K Turner

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
August-October 2019 CF
Thank you everyone for the excellent resources!

I checked out several e-books from my local library and found some downloads on Amazon. Time to catch up on my reading!

I also plan to work on languages and crochet a few items.
 

Mark Day

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino de Santiago planned for end April 2020 now 2021
Off to buy some paint this weekend. Start some decorating around the house, might as well do it now why we can't get out and about.
 

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)
Plenty of things to do in and around the house if everything E-related goes down. I still have about 5 meters of books I didn't read yet in my library ;)
Another good reason for resisting the current obsession with decluttering: I love my home library!
 

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'd love to go take a wander on the beach next to my building but there are hordes of mindless fools here in Florida for spring break. You simply have to start believing.View attachment 71067
I know! I'm visiting a relative in Pompano Beach who lives on the ocean. Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale by the Sea, and now Pompano have all closed their beaches to the spring breakers. Today is our first day to not be able to walk the beach here. The beach closures are moving north every day.
 
Camino(s) past & future
October 2020
I know! I'm visiting a relative in Pompano Beach who lives on the ocean. Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale by the Sea, and now Pompano have all closed their beaches to the spring breakers. Today is our first day to not be able to walk the beach here. The beach closures are moving north every day.
I live in Raleigh, NC and our restaurants and bars are closed. They can do take out, delivery or have a drive thru.
 

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 live in Raleigh, NC and our restaurants and bars are closed. They can do take out, delivery or have a drive thru.
Yep, same here. We fly home tomorrow to Illinois after ten days of perfect weather. I think we will be self quarantining for the 15 days. I will have no good excuse to procrastinate on projects I've been ignoring.😐
 

lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019)
I keep my pandemic reading to a minimum just to keep up to date. I am lucky enough to live in an area where I can walk in solitude every day. I read books and when I watch tv I watch YouTube and old Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart, Barney Miller and All in the Family shows. On Netflix I am binge watching Gilmore Girls. My daughters find it hysterical that I am watching that. But I want ZERO stress now.
 

jpflavin1

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(10,11,17), Vasco(12), Salvador(13), CP(13), CN(14), Madrid (16), Mozarabe (18), VdlP(19)
I have been working on preparing my garden. My seedlings for radishes and peas are already beginning to sprout.

Very odd being home at this time of year. Still hill training daily on my treadmill and looking forward to my first Fall Camino.
 

C clearly

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016), VDLP (2017), Mozarabe (2018), Vasco/Bayona (2019)
I have removed an interesting graph and several follow-up posts from this thread. Let's keep the thread on the topic of things to do during self-isolation. There are several other threads where the graphs and statistics can be discussed.
 

Marc S.

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Since 2012: CF, CdN, CP, Salvador, Aragones, Via Regia, Elisabethpfad, Jakobsweg NRW, Jakibspaad.
The IDFA (International Documentary Festival Amsterdam) has put more documentaries online which are free to watch - there is now a total of 302. Lots of interesting things to keep us busy.

 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
Adding even more possibilities:
 

TaraWalks

Peregrina without a skateboard
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2016 & 2018, planning for Le Puy 2019/2020ish and for some shorter Caminos stacked
I have LOTS of wool at the moment so I will be finishing crochet projects (including one started 30 years ago by my grand aunt - bless her soul!)

My partner Dave and I are working out how to create a skate spot in our basement so we can skateboard indoors.

I have decided to relearn functional anatomy with an anatomy colouring book (so relaxing) as despite using it every day in my job, you can never be too precise in knowing origins, insertions and innervations.

My partner Dave loves origami. He will be folding and listening to podcasts.

We'll probably be doing home workouts to stop us both from going stir crazy.

I have a Kindle (my favourite possession in the whole world) - plus a stack of books too.

We have just resubscribed to STAN too - the new season of Better Call Saul is beckoning and then there is playing Red Dead Redemption on our PlayStation. (Best. Game.Ever.)

There are also all the fantastic suggestions and links provided on this thread :) We are well and truly set up and it's like we are kids during a rainy day.

Sadly, these temptations will be right by us as we will likely be working from home!
 

Anamiri

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
2016, 2017, 2019 Camino Frances
I've always been an avid reader, knitter, baker and general crafter. I used to look forward to time alone to indulge in my hobbies. So far a week working in isolation by myself and my dogs has me wanting to get out!
 

Delphinoula

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
C. PdC 2018 Finisterre Muxía 2018
C.Franconia 2019 C.Algeciras Sevillia 2019
Swabian C. (2020)

I enjoy my free kindle app and read or with OverDrive an audio book for free from my local library. I enjoy being read to.

Here a one hour work out it’s in German but I think one can follow it

I started to dust off my guitar and practice. When it’s good enough I’ll open my window.

since my physical therapy got cancelled I am now proud owner of an indoor bike and can train for the next Camino.

With excess wool making mittens for next winter.


 
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Icacos

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013)
A finally located copy of the out of print book The Cypresses Believe in God, recommended by @Rebekah Scott, is waiting for me in our library, closed now due to the current situation. I found the notice - that this inter-library load had come through - in my junk mail two days after the library closed. A used copy of The Basque History of the World, by Mark Kurlansky, which I found on ThriftBooks, seems to be hung up at the border. So frustrating ☹. Still, there are lots of other good books to read, ... and exercises, and walks, knitting and crocheting (for charity) ... and now visits to museums, etc. Thank you @KinkyOne. 😊
 

peregrina2000

Moderator
Staff member
I'm sure many of you have plenty of ideas how to spend all the "spare" time now when restricted to go outside and around like we were used to until just few hours ago. But I still want to give you some more ideas which were compiled by Directors Guild of Slovenia. All of this is completely free to use:

- http://www.openculture.com/ (1150 movies, language courses, audio books and many more),

- https://zippyframes.com/ (cartoons and animations, not just for kids ;) ),

- https://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/en...is-closed-but-continues-to-play-daily-online/ (everyday new opera from Vienna Staatsoper - older editions),

- virtual museums and galleries:
The British Museum, London: https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

Guggenheim, New York: https://artsandculture.google.com/s...fnUmHRyOSzMtY3vtYU05g&sv_z=0.9645743015259166

Musee d'Orsay, Paris: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/musee-dorsay-paris?hl=en

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/van-gogh-museum?hl=en

Uffizi, Florence: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/uffizi-gallery?hl=en

The National Museum of Anthropology, New Mexico: https://artsandculture.google.com/a...n-dijk-wikimedia-commons/bAGSHRdlzSRcdQ?hl=en
- 360° shots of many cities all over the world: https://www.airpano.com/360photo_list.php?region_id=103795

- Project Guttenberg: https://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Category:Bookshelf (many on-line books of all genres in English, German, French, Italian and Portugues).


But you can as well entertain your kids and grandkids :D

Enjoy!
Thanks, Kinky, I was so excited to get these links. My first “trip” was to be a return to the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City (the list says ”New Mexico” but it is in the “real” Mexico). But when I click on the link, I only get a picture of the exterior of the museum. Is there a virtual tour somewhere that I am missing? I am not an anthropologist or archaeologist, but I think this is one of the most spectacular museums in the world.
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
Thanks, Kinky, I was so excited to get these links. My first “trip” was to be a return to the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City (the list says ”New Mexico” but it is in the “real” Mexico). But when I click on the link, I only get a picture of the exterior of the museum. Is there a virtual tour somewhere that I am missing? I am not an anthropologist or archaeologist, but I think this is one of the most spectacular museums in the world.
You need to click through few links etc but here it is a direct link:

Scroll down a bit and there are categories.
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
Geez, we just had a minor earthquake minutes ago (06:24 CET).
All we need now is major flooding and no link will be needed anymore...

PS (And Kenny Rogers died.
)
 
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Delphinoula

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
C. PdC 2018 Finisterre Muxía 2018
C.Franconia 2019 C.Algeciras Sevillia 2019
Swabian C. (2020)
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And here the current music piece I am working on.
I remember about 50 years ago we heard it on TV and I thought how great is this?
this is for all my neighbors In Europe and around the world.
 
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KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
You can also have some fun researching through Wikiloc trails and maybe find new ideas for your walks in the future:
 

Bella2017

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2014,2015,2016.
March 2017 Oct 2018 Camino ingles june 2019 cancelled Camino Portuguese Oct 2019
If you can get bbc2 you can watch the new pilgrimage program on now
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
I'm sure many of you have plenty of ideas how to spend all the "spare" time now when restricted to go outside and around like we were used to until just few hours ago. But I still want to give you some more ideas which were compiled by Directors Guild of Slovenia. All of this is completely free to use:

- http://www.openculture.com/ (1150 movies, language courses, audio books and many more),

- https://zippyframes.com/ (cartoons and animations, not just for kids ;) ),

- https://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/en...is-closed-but-continues-to-play-daily-online/ (everyday new opera from Vienna Staatsoper - older editions),

- virtual museums and galleries:
The British Museum, London: https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

Guggenheim, New York: https://artsandculture.google.com/s...fnUmHRyOSzMtY3vtYU05g&sv_z=0.9645743015259166

Musee d'Orsay, Paris: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/musee-dorsay-paris?hl=en

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/van-gogh-museum?hl=en

Uffizi, Florence: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/uffizi-gallery?hl=en

The National Museum of Anthropology, New Mexico: https://artsandculture.google.com/a...n-dijk-wikimedia-commons/bAGSHRdlzSRcdQ?hl=en
- 360° shots of many cities all over the world: https://www.airpano.com/360photo_list.php?region_id=103795

- Project Guttenberg: https://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Category:Bookshelf (many on-line books of all genres in English, German, French, Italian and Portugues).


But you can as well entertain your kids and grandkids :D

Enjoy!
I have been waiting to find time to explore at least one of these links. I copied them, and pasted them, and shared them with some friends. However, it is only today that I gave myself permission to sit down and go slowly through at least one link and hey presto! I am sitting at my laptop thoroughly enjoying A Spanish Night, conducted by Placido Domingo in 2001, in the Berlin Waldbühne. Wonderful!
Thanks ever so much, KinkyOne, for this treasure. I didn't imagine how long it would take me to get the time to do this!
Of all the posts I have read since this all began, I am going to cheat to mention one here now that just tugs at the heart: on the "Humor in .. round two thread today there is a photo with a little boy kneeing by his bed, hands joined in presumably fervent prayer. By his side equally fervent... his dog.
Oh, this concert is such a delight! Maybe this is what retirement is meant to be? Maybe I will retire when this is all over? II will want to go outside again though. For sure!
 

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