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In the late 80s we visited Barcelona as part of a driving tour of Portugal and Spain. We wandered around alone at the Sagrada Familia construction site. I think it was free. Before our 2015 Camino Francés we stopped in Barcelona again. On entering I wept; such beauty. We visited again in 2019 and I started my Camino Catalan from Barcelona.
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Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Villatuerta
private albergue

photo taken October 20, 2011

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The loggia of the Casa Magica, a private albergue in Villatuerta on the CF, was strung with colorful hammocks for shady siestas out of the sun; these might have been very appealing during summer heat, but were not quite as inviting in the October chill.
 

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Viana do Castelo --> Vila Praia de Âncora
CP, Oct 2019

Everytime I see a thread asking about the CP coastal vs interior routes, I know the answer for me. The interior of Portugal is rich with places/things to experience, yet as someone who lives above 7,100 ft (2,160 meters) elevation, I will take every opportunity to walk by the water, to feel the ocean breeze, and to hear nature's mood through the sounds of the waves.
 
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Light from the warm colored west windows of the Sagrada Familia wash over a wall and a font. The inscription reads In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit in Catalan. The giant clam shells composing this font and several others were a gift from the Philippines.
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south of Ages, bridge
photo taken November 01, 2011

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In Ages on the CF at the south side of Iglesia de Santa Eulalia a farming path/dirt road begins. It will cross the rio Vena via this bridge.

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The dirt road continues to Zalduendo on
Estrada Logrono Vigo / route N 120 where an old camino path parallel to that highway goes west to Burgos.

When I followed this old camino path so did pelotons of cyclists. Those bikers upon seeing my slow walking pace and gray hair often stopped to kindly ask if I needed anything.
All I needed was more pep!!
 
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Zaragoza. Camino del Ebro.2013. I might be repeating myself?
Won't be long before I used all the pictures from my archive. I seem to have lots of pictures left of food but hey how many pics can you post of breakfasts and pintxos! ;)
Every last one of them! They will intersperse with other contributions, no problem!
 
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Puente La Reina - Gares
Convento del Crucifijio
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photo taken February 11, 2007

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In Puente La Reina - Gares on the CF this open door of the Convento del Crucifijio frames the view of the closed door of the Iglesia del Crucifijo across the Calle del Crucifijio.

The Calle del Crucifijo is named for the church which is in turn named for a famous crucifix displayed inside. A private school, the Colegio de los Padres Reparadores, occupies the Convento
 
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Food. Pintxo of morcilla and egg at the Taberna Blai in Beasain.


What an exquisite choice of pintxos they have at this place.
@VNwalking and I arrived there after quite ( another ) a rainy day on the Vasco Interior. She already tracked down the friendly hospitalero of the albergue and so we waited till the hospi was ready to take us in.

We found two chairs at the windowsill and had some bites. There was a lovely vibe of local families at Blai.
The next morning our breakfast there was very good also.


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@Rowena Ponte de Lima from a different vantage point ("new" bridge with old bridge in the distance), just a few weeks before your photo was taken.

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@Phoenix, I took a photo from that spot too. It must have rained in between your photo and mine, because there was plenty of water flowing over those exposed structures in the river.

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Crossing the old bridge the next morning, October 23, 2019
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Vila Praia de Âncora
CP, 10 Oct 2019

EDIT: Many pilgrims pass through this town on the way to Caminha (5-6 km farther). It is the kind of spot many people in the US would travel to several hours by car for vacation, yet many pilgrims blow past it because a guide book/app may state that Caminha is the end of the stage. It's a very nice place to chill for the evening.
 
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Hi all,
I have not participated on this thread for quite some time, but I came across this photo I'd taken near Sahagan and thought it interesting. I wasn't sure if it was a repair of loose stonework, or if a larger window had been removed and replaced with a smaller one. This is an example of one of the rather quirky, yet charming aspects of the Caminos imo.
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P.S. I have caught up with viewing all the photos on this page. I do enjoy all of the submissions as, like myself, they make us recall many of our wonderful memories walking these pilgrimage paths.
 
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Perfection at the end of a delicious meal in the lovely garden of Casa Felisa in Santiago. August 7, 2014. Had a meal here 2 days in a row because it was so good!

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The garden is one of the nicest spots in Santiago!
Had one of those memorable lunches there . Arriving at 3 pm and leaving at 5.30 pm...
Thanks for sharing this memory...
 
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Perfection at the end of a delicious meal in the lovely garden of Casa Felisa in Santiago. August 7, 2014. Had a meal here 2 days in a row because it was so good!

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If I am not mistaken the pictures show the Hotel Costa Vella, no.17 Rua da Porta da Pena. Casa Felisa is on the same street no.5. Pictures attached. I eat there every time I am in SDC.

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Perfection at the end of a delicious meal in the lovely garden of Casa Felisa in Santiago. August 7, 2014. Had a meal here 2 days in a row because it was so good!

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If I am not mistaken the pictures show the Hotel Costa Vella, no.17 Rua da Porta da Pena. Casa Felisa is on the same street no.5. Pictures attached. I eat there every time I am in SDC.
It could be! I couldn't remember the name of the place so I googled "garden restaurant in santiago de compostela" and one of the entries that came up was Casa Felisa with a photo showing the sculpture in my photo.
 

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west of Itero de Vega
landscape

photo taken February 28, 2007

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The sky was grey and heavy with rain while this ocher landscape on the CF was thoroughly wet. Puddles were everywhere. For pondering the weather was perfect; the cold drip of rainwater on my face kept me focused.
 
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If I am not mistaken the pictures show the Hotel Costa Vella, no.17 Rua da Porta da Pena. Casa Felisa is on the same street no.5. Pictures attached. I eat there every time I am in SDC.

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You are not mistaken Chenahusky. The magnificent gardens of the Hotel Costa Vella are the refuge of pilgrims and locals alike. We have enjoyed stays at that Hotel at the conclusion of 2 Caminos - 2013 and 2017. The owners are wonderful as is their hospitality.
 

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Santiago de Compostela
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photo taken December 3, 2011

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Evening mass was a simple service. Perhaps 15 pilgrims attended; we all sat/stood close to the new altar. In the nave were a few other worshipers. A solitary nun sang; her voice rose pure and clear. The places from which we pilgrims had begun our caminos were read.
All was timeless.
 
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Santiago de Compostela
Cathedral
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photo taken December 3, 2011

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Evening mass was a simple service. Perhaps 15 pilgrims attended; we all sat/stood close to the new altar. In the nave were a few other worshipers. A solitary nun sang; her voice rose pure and clear. The places from which we pilgrims had begun our caminos were read.
All was timeless.
Of the many good folks who've walked Camino(s), I think I would most love to sit and listen to your Camino stories/experiences.
 
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Check out how this name evolved from antiquity here.
Thank you mspath - I've checked the link out and for the benefit of those who may have been as ignorant as me, here is the explanation. Despite its name, it is a beautiful little village.
There is no relationship between the English word condom and this town. The toponym Condom comes from the Gaulish words condate and magos combined into Condatomagos, which means "market or field, of the confluence".
 
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To make it easier for me to choose some photos to post tomorrow I will show pictures of places I visited on day one of my Camino Catalan. Most were closed due to my early start but I touched them as I passed. I had taken their pictures earlier on my trip and I'll be posting those.

Today is the Basilica de Santa Maria del Pi, which I didn't visit on my walk out of the city. Its style is Catalan Gothic.
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To make it easier for me to choose some photos to post tomorrow I will show pictures of places I visited on day one of my Camino Catalan. Most were closed due to my early start but I touched them as I passed. I had taken their pictures earlier on my trip and I'll be posting those.

Today is the Basilica de Santa Maria del Pi, which I didn't visit on my walk out of the city. Its style is Catalan Gothic.
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My favourite church in Barcelona!
 
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