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On the Camino: One Day at a Time, one Photo at a Time 10.0

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We are on the tenth One Photo a Day thread! đŸ„ł
Started in the midst of Covid lockdowns, these threads have become a reliable little hit of pleasant remembrance for those of us who are home and thinking about the Camino.

So this is a place to share memories and short reflections, one photo per day, one day at a time. Some of us will not make it to Spain this year, so this is our every day Camino fix. If you have been along for the ride since 1.0, you may find you need to repeat your posts,, but that is totally fine! We will see them with new eyes.

For new contributors, please note:
One photo per day (from a camino)
Please attach the thumbnail size so that even those of us with slow connections can see them.

My photo today is from the Via de Bayona in 2019, a yellow arrow pointing across the old (roman?) bridge into Briviesca. Please follow the arrow and join us!

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April 1, 2022, CF, Azofra to Grañon

A dramatic April Fool’s joke today. The weather turned very cold overnight and it snowed hard, big sideways flakes borne on a strong wind. I managed to warm up in the cafeteria at Cirueña, and again at a bar in Santo Domingo. By the time I arrived at Grañon, this street marker was a very welcome sight.

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My photo today is from the Via de Bayona in 2019, a yellow arrow pointing across the old (roman?) bridge into Briviesca. Please follow the arrow and join us!
And here's the fantastic old bridge at the entrance to Loarre on the Camino Catalan. In a previous showing members had to guess where it was. @VNwalking noticed the nearby Castillo de Loarre.
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In Betanzos in the early evening of Friday 6th of May, 2022, we sat across the street from the Igrexa de Sto. Domingo to enjoy the view and the people that were out for a stroll.

The following information was copied from a historical marker by the church:

"Built between the XVI and XVIII centuries, the church of Santo Domingo has interesting altarpieces and sarcophagus, including those belonging to its patrons the Counts of Taboada. Every year the famous paper balloon in honour of St. Roque - patron saint of Betanzos, is launched from the Baroque tower, finished in 1714 after some works financed by the archbishop Monroy.
The convent, with an interesting cloister, was used for many purposes all through the years and it was used as Civil Guard Headquarters. The Mariñas Museum, the Archive and the library are located there nowadays."

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Thank you for this inviting and welcoming spot to share photos, stories, and memories. As a new member, this thread quickly became a favorite place. Here's to a very happy thread 10.0!

On that theme of gratitude, here are a couple Camino cats also enjoying a thoughtfully construed haven – Redecilla del Camino, 2007.

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Thank you for this inviting and welcoming spot to share photos, stories, and memories. As a new member, this thread quickly became a favorite place. Here's to a very happy thread 10.0!

On that theme of gratitude, here are a couple Camino cats also enjoying a thoughtfully construed haven – Redecilla del Camino, 2007.

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Instantly, on seeing your photo I was reminded of this very formal looking cat in Betanzos this past May "seeking the friendly shade to screen it from the summer sun." We were walking in the soportal, to protect us from the sun too;-)

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Quoted and adapted a verse from Portuguese Prayer of the Woods.
 
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We are on the tenth One Photo a Day thread! đŸ„ł
Started in the midst of Covid lockdowns, these threads have become a reliable little hit of pleasant remembrance for those of us who are home and thinking about the Camino.

So this is a place to share memories and short reflections, one photo per day, one day at a time. Some of us will not make it to Spain this year, so this is our every day Camino fix. If you have been along for the ride since 1.0, you may find you need to repeat your posts,, but that is totally fine! We will see them with new eyes.

For new contributors, please note:
One photo per day (from a camino)
Please attach the thumbnail size so that even those of us with slow connections can see them.

My photo today is from the Via de Bayona in 2019, a yellow arrow pointing across the old (roman?) bridge into Briviesca. Please follow the arrow and join us!

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7th of May, 2022 on our way from Betanzos to O MesĂłn do Vento we came across the Igrexa de San Lourenzo de Bruma with a cemetery right next to it

Information that I found online tells us that it is late Gothic style and that the Igrexa de San Lourenzo de Bruma is part of the Hospital de Peregrinos as the Camino Inglés passes through this parish. The church has a triumphal arch that today is hidden by a false ceiling.

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View from bunks at the albergue Convento Adoratrices – Pamplona, June 2007
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I loved everything about this albergue. From its location just as you walk into Pamplona, to the gentle, unobtrusive welcome of the sisters. From its perch upon the Archives of Navarra, where you could watch researchers flow in and out, surely studying the most fascinating material, to the antique armoires in its hallways. In addition to its fantastic view, I especially loved the pristine wooden floors. Their depth and warmth belied great skill and care – a labor of love.

When I next saw it in 2012, it was no longer an albergue, but a 4-star hotel! The Hotel Puerta del Camino. The new owners were very kind and remembered the establishment’s pilgrim roots. Their special pilgrim discount of 80 Euros/night was a no-go for me
but it was nice of them to offer! Even nicer was how they allowed me to use their computer to contact my husband, who was planning to meet me there, to send an emergency email: “Oh no, the albergue is not here anymore! We can still meet outside but now it is not an albergue!” Amidst all the changes, I really hope they are still able to preserve the spirt of their old pilgrim heritage
along with the sisters’ meticulous wood floors. :)
 
Camino Frances
Roncesvalles

A bit of legend plus recent history/1

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This 19th c. print depicts Charlemagne mounted finding Roland dead August 778 near Roncesvalles on what will be later known as the Valcarlos route. Similarly the village Valcarlos/Luzaide would also be named in honor of Carlos ie. Charlemagne.

For a further description of this scene see the Roncesvalles monastery web.
 
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Camino Inglés 7th of May, 2022. A local gentleman recommended we go to this incredible area. This is a view of the Castro Maior de Abegondo. Experts have discovered a part of a pre-Roman building of "exceptional size" and vestiges that they consider "of great interest" in the area. This was a fortified town in Roman Iberia and has a remarkable level of conservation and a very interesting archaeological context.

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this incredible area. This is a view of the Castro Maior de Abegondo. Experts have discovered a part of a pre-Roman building of "exceptional size" and vestiges that they consider "of great interest" in the area.
Sic transit gloria mundi. it was a grand place and now is just a pile of rocks. There's a lesson in there for anyone who wants to learn it.

On the same theme, all that remains of the Ermita de San Felices near Villafranca Montes de Oca , on a snowy morning in March 2015.
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Santiago de Compostela
Cathedral Archivo-Biblioteca

A bit of legend plus recent history/2

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This illustration depicting Charlemagne and Roland fighting Moors is from Historia Caroli Magni et Rotholandi/History of Charlemagne and Roland, Book IV of the Codex Calixtinus

Twelve examples of the Codex, a 12th c. medieval manuscript, exist but it is
assumed that the Codex in the Santiago de Compostela cathedral library is the original.

For recent history of the Santiago de Compostela cathedral manuscript
see these forum threads reporting the
Codex stolen in 2011 and fortuitously
recovered in 2012.
 
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The artistic expression that lines the Way often takes the breath away, as this marvellous mural did at Hostal Domus Viatoris in SahagĂșn.

The sense of a cheerful community at ease with itself and the world beyond its doors was palpable.

The pig may have had a different view though!
 
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.
April 4, 2022, CF
This was another bitterly cold day. The ground was frozen and the wind was strong as I left Agés. Again I had to take refuge in two cafes along the way to thaw my frozen hands.
By the time I reached Burgos the sun had prevailed and I had managed to find the river walk into the heart of the city. I went directly to the only albergue I knew I would be able to find, the Albergue de Peregrinos beside the cathedral.

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Photo of a painting of a statue
Burgos, 2007

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While not exactly M.C. Escher's infinitely recursive images of hands drawing hands, this small scene outside Burgos cathedral captured a similar feeling to me – tired but grateful pilgrims, spiraling one after the other in appreciation and mutual links toward a mysterious infinity.
 
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Still in the municipality of Oroso on the Camino InglĂ©s on our way to SigĂŒeiro, the 8th of May, 2022 I came across this stone as I was about to step on it. It made me smile and think about who might have written it. Was it from someone who speaks Spanish? "No te creas todo lo que piensas". Makes sense;-) It definitely was food for thought!

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Looking back at Pamplona and to the left, the ruins of the 16th century Palace of Guendulåin and parish church of San Andrés. September 9, 2022

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Theatregal,
This is a wonderful/very current shot!
Looking forward to seeing more as you walk west.
Carpe diem and in the truest sense Ultreia!
 
Theatregal,
This is a wonderful/very current shot!
Looking forward to seeing more as you walk west.
Carpe diem and in the truest sense Ultreia!
Thank you mspath! But... oh no! I just realized I put the wrong year in the date - it should read 2012. 🙃 However... all being well I will be in this very spot sometime in the new year!!
 
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Made it to SigĂŒeiro on the 8th of May, 2022 and were thrilled to arrive to the local celebration Festa da Troita - Trout Festival! We joined in the festivities and tasted a variety of trout dishes and other local cuisine delicacies:)

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Those aren't trout, they look more like pilchards. This is a trout, at least where I come from.

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Those aren't trout, they look more like pilchards. This is a trout, at least where I come from.

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OMG!!! That is the mother of them all! I had no idea that trout could be so big! Well, my husband is a Tenkara fly fisherman and I'm pretty sure that his fishing rod would definitely not work for that Kiwi trout!!
 
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OMG!!! That is the mother of them all! I had no idea that trout could be so big! Well, my husband is a Tenkara fly fisherman and I'm pretty sure that his fishing rod would definitely not work for that Kiwi trout!!
That is a healthy size specimen from a wild river. We also have the world record but these really big trout, while wild, live in a hydroelectric canal downstream from a salmon farm.
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They are definitely rod breakers.
 
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St Jean Pied de Port, 8th, May, 2022. The day before we started walking the Camino Frances earlier this year.


Hi everyone. Glad to be back on the Forum. We managed to walk the Frances then to Muxia and Finisterre, the Ingles and the Primitivo this year. We were in Spain from the beginning of May until the end of July. Luckily we both remained very healthy throughout. We had a wonderful time, met many amazing people and made a few Camino families along the way. We also caught up with Ivar on one of our four visits to Santiago!

It is great that this thread has continued, thank you VNWalking.
 
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That is a healthy size specimen from a wild river. We also have the world record but these really big trout, while wild, live in a hydroelectric canal downstream from a salmon farm.
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They are definitely rod breakers.
Definitely rod breakers! That's impressive! Thanks for the information, I learned something new today ;)
 
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Four years ago today, I walked across this astonishing medieval bridge into Villares de Órbigo and made a decision to rest and enjoy a lazy afternoon in the lovely albergue there.

What followed was one of those memorable experiences that can only happen on the Camino.
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Ideal pocket guides for during and after your Camino. Each weighs just 40g (1.4 oz).
We are on the tenth One Photo a Day thread! đŸ„ł
Started in the midst of Covid lockdowns, these threads have become a reliable little hit of pleasant remembrance for those of us who are home and thinking about the Camino.

So this is a place to share memories and short reflections, one photo per day, one day at a time. Some of us will not make it to Spain this year, so this is our every day Camino fix. If you have been along for the ride since 1.0, you may find you need to repeat your posts,, but that is totally fine! We will see them with new eyes.

For new contributors, please note:
One photo per day (from a camino)
Please attach the thumbnail size so that even those of us with slow connections can see them.

My photo today is from the Via de Bayona in 2019, a yellow arrow pointing across the old (roman?) bridge into Briviesca. Please follow the arrow and join us!

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Riego de Ambros to Molinaseca, September 2017
 

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A4E466AA-4362-4F5D-8642-CAB1795939E3.jpeg10th, May, 2022, sunrise from Auberge Borda. We had a great stay there on our first night of our Camino Frances, meeting fellow pilgrims from France, USA, Canada and South Korea during the communal dinner. We were well looked after by our host Laurent. We also met a young American couple with their three year old son and five month old daughter who we continued to meet along the Way, walked with them from time to time and saw them at Monte de Gozo on our way into Santiago on our last day of the Frances. They walked with a double stroller but the three year old often walked/ran good distances as well!!
 
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Fuente de los Moros

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photo taken October 26, 2013

After a rather steep climb from Azqueta I arrived at the 13th c. Fuente de los Moros beneath a cold grey sky; in the near distance rose the tower of the Iglesia de San Andrés Apóstol.
 
Riego de Ambros to Molinaseca, September 2017
Yeah. THAT spot.
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And this (2015), which is fine in the dry weather but would be no fun at all in a downpour.
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We walked this path in 2014 and coped fairly well with this descent on a hot sunny day.
This year on the 10th June we walked it again on a hot sunny day but this time we had to cope with many cyclists also doing this descent! In particular a group of at least twelve day cyclists on mountain bikes trying to go down the hill as fast as they could go!!
It was terrifying!
We were very relieved to get to the bottom of the hill and the road into Molinaseca uninjured along with quite a number of other pilgrims on foot!
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Walking the Camino Francés, occasional diversions from the path can be rather rewarding.

Just beyond Murias de Rechivaldo, a short walk brings you to the marvellous MaragaterĂ­a village of Castrillo de los Polvazares.

Well worth a little detour!
 
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Walking the Camino Francés, occasional diversions from the path can be rather rewarding.

Just beyond Murias de Rechivaldo, a short walk brings you to the marvellous MaragaterĂ­a village of Castrillo de los Polvazares.

Well worth a little detour!
Castrillo de los Polvazares seems to have changed for the better in recent years. When I visited in November 2010 it was a "Potemkin" village and quite dead!

Sadly the small rural sandstone buildings roofed in tile ALL had the exact same green painted trim ! The effect resembled a stage set; No evolving village EVER looked like that.

Glad to see your recent more realistic photo.
 
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Without a doubt, this was my favourite day walking the Camino - the stretch from FoncebadĂłn to Molinaseca.

Cruz de Ferro was the day's focal point, but the real meaning came from an unexpected reunion and the extraordinary views on the path to Molinaseca.

What a day.
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Shameless and flagrant breach of the rules, but I have an excuse: these three make a set. The Ruta de la Lana is essentially an old drove road with the wool trading city of Burgos its destination. Centuries ago, thousands of sheep were herded north every spring and south every autumn between Andalucia and Cantabria, Navarra and Asturias, a practice known as transhumation. It still goes on, though much diminished. These pictures were taken in May this year in Alicante, Villena and Atienza.

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Towards Berantevilla / Haro to Santo Domingo de la Calzada or towards Miranda de Ebro to Burgos.

Camino Vasco 2019.

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