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Santo Domingo de Silos


photo taken January 24, 2013

Santo Domingo de Silos.jpg

This bronze monument is of the 11th c. Abbot for whom the great monastery is named; the elongated silhouette and accentuated curves appear to be in the Spanish Modernismo style.
 
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The one from Galicia (the round) and the one from Castilla & Leon. Individually numbered and made by the same people that make the ones you see on your walk.
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Camino Frances
location ??
photo taken ??

Shell.jpg

I have always liked this little sculpture of a shell. However I know neither where or when I shot it! The distinctive vegetation should be a clue. I first used it in a 2010 blog. Perhaps you have also shot this and can locate it?
 
I have always liked this little sculpture of a shell. ... Perhaps you have also shot this and can locate it?
I tried using Google Lens. Surprisingly a large percentage of possibilities were of Our Ladies. I added camino as a search term and saw a number of nearly identical tiles inserted into different walls. The shell on the webpage below, though not the same one posted, is the closest match in my opinion.

 
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I tried using Google Lens. Surprisingly a large percentage of possibilities were of Our Ladies. I added camino as a search term and saw a number of nearly identical tiles inserted into different walls. The shell on the webpage below, though not the same one posted, is the closest match in my opinion.

Thanks for searching. I did use Google Lens also to no exact match. If I ever walk the CF again other than in my memory I'll try to find it.
 
I have always liked this little sculpture of a shell. However I know neither where or when I shot it! The distinctive vegetation should be a clue
Perhaps. The plant in the foreground looks like an oleander. So that narrows down the possibilities a bit - more likely in Galicia than elsewhere? Just thinking aloud.
 
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Stunning photo! And fascinating questions. On this knowledgeable forum someone probably knows an answer. I do not, so I apologize for speculating, but do you think it could be an allusion to the Sudarium of Oviedo, the cloth said to cover Christ’s head in the tomb - but only the head?
 
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leaving La Virgen del Camino

photo taken November 13, 2011

metal pilgrim.jpg

This metal pilgrim pointed towards the two ways to leave the town near the junction of the main CF, which parallels the noisy route N120 direct to Villadangos, and the peaceful alternate camino going slightly SW to Villar de Mazarife.
 
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Vilar de Donas
Iglesia de San Salvador
door hardware

photo taken November 13, 2004

Iglesia de San Salvador de Vilar de Donas.jpg

East of Palas de Rei the 12th c. Iglesia de San Salvador de Vilar de Donas was for centuries the official burial place of the Chevaliers de Santiago.
 
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Villalcazar de Sirga
Iglesia de Santa María la Blanca
overdoor panel

photo taken March 1, 2007

Iglesia de Santa María la Blanca.jpg

The Virgin holding baby Jesus is the central figure in this panel. Santa María la Blanca, the masive and austere 12th-14th c. fortress-church, was originally built by/for the Knights Templer and later became a royal Marian sanctuary .
 
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Vilar de Donas
Iglesia de San Salvador
door hardware

photo taken November 13, 2004

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East of Palas de Rei the 12th c. Iglesia de San Salvador de Vilar de Donas was for centuries the official burial place of the Chevaliers de Santiago.
Also from Vilar de Donas - taken in May 2016 - including one of the wall paintings.
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The one from Galicia (the round) and the one from Castilla & Leon. Individually numbered and made by the same people that make the ones you see on your walk.
Technical backpack for day trips with backpack cover and internal compartment for the hydration bladder. Ideal daypack for excursions where we need a medium capacity backpack. The back with Air Flow System creates large air channels that will keep our back as cool as possible.

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Definitely local and wishing the crowds weren't passing. The model is the innkeeper of the meson at his back.
Thanks for your comment!

Earlier on February 9, 2008 I took this photo.

Villalcazar de Sirga.jpg

A French fellow with whom I walked relaxed in front of the resto, Mesón losTemplarios which appeared to be definitely upmarket. Entering we both were led to a table separate from the more prosperous diners, ie. truly below the salt. Nevertheless our copious/ well "watered" pilgrim menu was a delicious treat for only 11€ each!...Happy memories.
 
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west of Fromista

photo taken March 1, 2007

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This stately sculpted column topped with a cross is a welcome contrast to the nearby low concrete bollards alining the CF path parallel to Palencia route P-980 west of Fromista/ east of Villalcazar de Sirga.
 
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Agés

photo taken February 2, 2008

Ages, Casa Caracol .jpg

This small discrete tile adjoined the Casa Caracol/House of the Snail, which was the only pilgrim place open that cold afternoon.

Agés 2.2.2008.jpg

After I entered the hospitalera, carefully drew and dated this special "stamp" in my Credential.
 
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Our Atmospheric H30 poncho offers lightness and waterproofness. Easily compressible and made with our Waterproof fabric, its heat-sealed interior seams guarantee its waterproofness. Includes carrying bag.

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...and ship it to Santiago for storage. You pick it up once in Santiago. Service offered by Casa Ivar (we use DHL for transportation).
Ideal pocket guides for during and after your Camino. Each weighs just 40g (1.4 oz).
The one from Galicia (the round) and the one from Castilla & Leon. Individually numbered and made by the same people that make the ones you see on your walk.
The 2024 Camino guides will be coming out little by little. Here is a collection of the ones that are out so far.
Ideal pocket guides for during and after your Camino. Each weighs just 40g (1.4 oz).
Ideal pocket guides for during and after your Camino. Each weighs just 40g (1.4 oz).
Ideal sleeping bag liner whether we want to add a thermal plus to our bag, or if we want to use it alone to sleep in shelters or hostels. Thanks to its mummy shape, it adapts perfectly to our body.

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Camino Portuguese (Central)
south of Redondela
Roman milestone

photo taken December 14, 2011

Roman marker.jpg

Now amidst a camino path/back lanes mix near Capela de Santiaguño 6 km south of Redondela this Roman milestone once marked the Via XIX which connected Braga to Lugo via Santiago.
 
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Astorga
Bishop's Palace
tile detail

photo taken March 10, 2007

Bishop's Palace, tile detail.jpg

Distinctive tiles were used by Antonio Gaudi in some original spaces designed from 1889 in the Bishop's Palace, now a museum known as the Palacio de Gaudi.
 
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...and ship it to Santiago for storage. You pick it up once in Santiago. Service offered by Casa Ivar (we use DHL for transportation).
Palmela, Portugal
coastal Rota Vicentina
Pousada/castle complex

photo taken December 29, 2011

Palmela castle church.jpg

This simple scallop shell is pressed into a column base in the church cloister within the vast castle complex; in the 12th c. the castle had been given to the Military Order of Santiago/the Templars and in 1423 became their headquarters.
 

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