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west of Azofra
Rollo

photo taken February 19, 2007

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West of Azofra I wondered how many pilgrims had passed this post, known as a Rollo which marks an ancient territorial boundary.

Thus conscious to be treading where innumerable feet had trod I was doubly surprised that morning as the camino climbed to a golf course at Cirueña and then crossed a new but vacant upmarket housing estate. Tempora mutantur!
 
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Between O Vicedo and Ladrido we went by Acantilados de Loiba or also known as Acantilados de O Picón - which are some fascinating cliffs. Here too, you can find a few least-known beaches strung along the foot of these spectacular cliffs.

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Great photo @Peregrina 2013
Cryptic message for @VNwalking: John Lennon's singing in my head -"I just had to look..." so checked the map and it's Ollo de Sapo, well at least associated formations. Bucket list.
 
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Galician bagpiper statue in Santa Marta de Ortigueira. The bagpipe is always present in celebrations and parades in Galicia and The Escola de Gaitas founded in 1975 right after Franco's death was also the creator in 1978 of the International Festival of the Celtic World of Ortigueira.


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Astorga
Bishop's Palace
interior

photos taken March 10, 2007

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Designed from 1889 by Antonio Gaudi the Bishop's Palace, now is a museum known as the Palacio de Gaudi. Some interior spaces contain original furnishings and distinctive tiles.

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On Ruta do Mar, on the 29th of April, 2022. I have to ask you to forgive for posting more than one photo today, but San André de Teixido is unique with a pilgrimage route of its own! It is a village like no other and, of course, incredibly picturesque being in the mountains with a great view of the Cantábrico. The third picture shows the parish house and you can see the local priest as he steps out, and the last one has the historical information about Teixido.



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Lunch at St. André de Teixido on 29/04/2022. Here we were introduced to Percebes, known as goose barnacles. They are considered a Galician delicacy and found out they are among the most exclusive seafood in Europe! Also had my very favorite seafood along the Ruta do Mar, Zamburiñas (small scallops).



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near Cardenuela Riopico

photo taken October 19, 2004

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In chill autumnal rain I slowly walked across Olmos de Atapuerca. Looking towards Villaval, Cardenuela Riopico and Burgos on the distant horizon, the rolling greenery was broken only by the giant curve of the dusty trail. All was reduced to basics.

Alone on that seemingly endless gravel path beneath the vast dome of an immense sky I sensed that special moment when everything 'clicked' realizing that this was, indeed, my way and that all was and would be good.
 

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Lunch at St. André de Teixido on 29/04/2022. Here we were introduced to Percebes, known as goose barnacles. They are considered a Galician delicacy and found out they are among the most exclusive seafood in Europe! Also had my very favorite seafood along the Ruta do Mar, Zamburiñas (small scallops).



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You will most probably know how brave the people are who catch these delicacies!

For the forummembers who want to know more about this type of fishing...




 
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You will most probably know how brave the people are who catch these delicacies!

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Sabine, thank you for posting this information explaining the formidable and life threatening risks these shellfish gatherers (mostly women!) undertake to get percebes!
 
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San André de Teixido is an enchanting village with a fascinating legend and unique traditions. Here is some information about it (Spanish and English):


 
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Villamayor de Monjardin
private albergue

photos taken October 26, 2013

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West of Estella in Villamayor de Monjardin this private albergue, named after the town, was very comfortable; each hyper-clean, small dorm had a near-by shower and loo. The view west from "my" balcony showed the autumnal route ahead.

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northwest of Santibáñez de Valdeiglesias
and east of San Justo de la Vega

photo taken November 21, 2014

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Each successive time I hiked past this fellow his clothes and kit had changed. This shot was during my last full CF. I wonder what he is wearing now.
 
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Estella
calle Curtidores

photo taken October 24, 2014

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Near the camino entrance to Estella shells and other tourist trinkets were for sale at this shop on the street named Curtidores after the Tanners who during the past would have used the river Ega water in processing hides.
 

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When I passed in September of 2013 he had a white cowboy hat, a white scarf with a yellow ribbon/scarf tied around his staff. I'm happy to see this pilgrim is well cared for. 😎 I don't have any pictures of him from 2019, I don't know how I missed it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I did pass through that area in the dark but I'm pretty sure I would have noticed it and no doubt it would have scared the living tar out of me.🤣
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Lavadoiro in Cedeira. 29th of April 2022. I inserted 3 pictures of this because it'll give you a better perspective and some information about it.

The explanation says:

Here, the women of Cedeira worked, talked, laughed and sang.
This meeting space is a living memory of our people (of who we are).
Be careful of it. Respect your heritage.



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Early evening in Boadilla del Camino with the entrance to the Albergue En el Camino in the centre and the 15th century Rollo de Justicia on the right. September 23, 2012

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leaving Navarette
marker

photo taken October 28, 2015

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This contemporary marker/tablet depicting two pilgrim basics, a water gourd and staff, is located on the entrance wall of the Navarette cemetery. On the west side of town the entrance of the cemetery earlier repurposed/reused the ruins of a medieval pilgrim hostel originally located on the east of the town
 

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Camino Frances
leaving Navarette
marker

photo taken October 28, 2015

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This contemporary marker/tablet depicting two pilgrim basics, a water gourd and staff, is located on the entrance wall of the Navarette cemetery. On the west side of town the entrance of the cemetery earlier repurposed/reused the ruins of a medieval pilgrim hostel originally located on the east of the town


Gorgeous in its simplicity.

I spotted the same one in Santa Olalla de Bureba on the Vasco Interior in 2019.

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leaving Navarette
marker

photo taken October 28, 2015

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This contemporary marker/tablet depicting two pilgrim basics, a water gourd and staff, is located on the entrance wall of the Navarette cemetery. On the west side of town the entrance of the cemetery earlier repurposed/reused the ruins of a medieval pilgrim hostel originally located on the east of the town
I just love your selections from all of your caminos, @mspath. Due to my hopeless filing, I have misplaced a great many photos, so it is a pleasure to be nurtured by your gift to us all in the forum.
All others, also with your contributions I appreciate them very much. Maybe soon, I will have a few more to add, when I have some days around Pamplona before my duty spell in Zabaldika. 🐾
 
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Burgos
cathedral museum
reliquary

photo taken October 20, 2004

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Within the cathedral museum is this mid-15th c. reliquary. Roughly 30cm. high, clad in vermeil/ gold plate on silver, Saint James wears a pilgrim hat complete with shell atop his delightfully precise curls. Sainthood is depicted by the flat halo behind his head. He grips his pilgrim staff and from one shoulder hangs a tiny traveling bag known as a scrip also decorated with shells.

...I still fondly recall seeing this exquisite figure for the first time.
 
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Carrión de los Condes
Iglesia de Santiago

photo taken November 14, 2012

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The western facade of the Iglesia de Santiago built mid-12th c. is a splendid example of Romanesque style. Christ sits in the middle of a broad frieze beneath the roof eaves surrounded by symbols of the four Evangels flanked by the Apostles. The other facades and much of the interior have been rebuilt/repurposed over time.
 
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Léon
calle Cien Doncellas.

photo taken March 7, 2007

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This is an handsome use of repurposed historic sculptural fragments set into a more recent wall on one of the narrow streets north of the cathedral cloister.
 
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La Virgen del Camino
windows

photo taken February 27, 2009

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Deep yellow windows light the contemporary church, La Basilica de La Virgen del Camino, located 7 km beyond Léon on the CF. The basilica was designed in the 1960s by a Dominican monk, Francisco Coello, in the Brutalist style. The town is named for a 15th c. figure of the Virgin holding the dead body of Christ; today that figure is displayed within the basilica.
 
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This is a great shot of an historic replica. Thanks for posting.
In Viana do Castelo I've always found the history of this ship and North American salt cod to be a fascinating account of renovation and repurpose of an actual ship.
Thank you
 

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near Calzada de Coto
sign

photo taken November 9, 2011

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This confusing sign shows 2 ways to get to Mansillas de las Mulas after leaving Sahagun. The CF passes through Bercianos del Real Camino, El Burgo Ranero and Religios. The alternate route accesses Calzada del Coto and continues through Calzadilla de los Hermanillos.
 
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San Nicolas del Real Camino
Casa Barrunta

photo taken November 15, 2014

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Casa Barrunta is a very pleasant bar/restaurante at in San Nicolas del Real Camino, roughly 7 km east of Sahagun on the CF. I happily ate there on all my caminos. Their daily menu was always delicious and a great value. An eclectic mix of varied mementos provided the background ambiance while tbe staff were VERY pilgrim friendly.
 
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towards Arzúa

photo taken December 1, 2011

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The CF from Melide west to Arzúa crossed many villages, several rivers and much woodland. Tucked into the wayside greenery amidst the fern mementos such as this small cross could be seen.
 
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Saint Jean Pied de Port
rue de La Citadelle

photo taken February 6, 2007

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Just after dawn in a cold mist I set off alone walking west, thrilled to be moving towards new adventures on this 3rd CF but my first in winter. As always I would follow the Valcarlos alternate route
 
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30th April, 2022 on Ruta do Mar. As we were walking leaving Cedeira in the morning this sweet lady called us out from her window. She asked for help with a new mobile phone her daughter had just given her because she had no idea how to set it up.We were happy to oblige and by the time we left she was able to make a call to her daughter:) It was a great experience and a left us with a good feeling!


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Outside Villacazar, en route to Carrion de Los Condes
25 May 2022

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I dreamt I was in a field of poppies last night, and woke up this morning to find that my phone had chosen this picture (another favorite from my walk this spring) as one of today's Featured Photos.
A nice reminder of a perfectly beautiful day on the Camino.
 
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