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Alan, thank you for the Rosetti! I did not know that one....Does the road wind up-hill all the way?
Yeah, it is weird. I did this in reverse last year, on my way From Santiago to Irun to walk the Vasco-Frances-Invierno. It was a preview, since the train tracks were often very near all three Caminos. By the time I got to Irun I was questioning my sanity. What I learned on the return trip was rocketing past the landscape makes it look far more difficult to walk through than it actually is.which saw me head all the way back across Spain into Basque country by train.
It took just ten hours to get there, after having spent five weeks walking in the other direction.
Well, de gustibus non disputandem est...but I'd agree.The most beautiful museum in the world?
Google came up with it - you are correct, and otherwise called Lady Orchid.Alan, thank you for the Rosetti! I did not know that one....
Yeah, it is weird. I did this in reverse last year, on my way From Santiago to Irun to walk the Vasco-Frances-Invierno. It was a preview, since the train tracks were often very near all three Caminos. By the time I got to Irun I was questioning my sanity. What I learned on the return trip was rocketing past the landscape makes it look far more difficult to walk through than it actually is.
Well, de gustibus non disputandem est...but I'd agree.
One thing that walking has over the train is that you get to see beings like this (on the way up to the Tunel San Adrian, Camino Vasco):
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(Anyone who can confirm the name of this beautiful orchid, please sing out - I think it is Orchis purpurea)
Wow...the light and composition is pretty amazing.All things considered, this might have been the finest photograph I took while I was in Spain.
It was a strange sight to see this unique, modern church after so many ancient churches and cathedrals along the way.Camino Frances- 17th, September, 2014 La Virgen Del Camino Church of San Froilan, we turned of just after this to head to Villar de Mazarife. We met Gordy & Tracey from the USA with their 6 year old daughter walking the Camino outside this church. We also stayed in the same Albergue, Tio Pepe that evening and had a very good communal meal.View attachment 77951
Extraordinary: it looks like the first scene from a horror movie, before anyone has noticed what has just landed in the square. I love the fog in the background.
Hi Rick, I too, loved my tour of the unique Sagrada Familia. It was so nice to meet you in person...what a great coincidence to be in Barcelona at the same time!Before I continue on with pictures from our 2015 Camino Frances I'm going to jump back to the start of my 2019 camino. I started out in the morning passing by Sant Pau del Camp, meeting @Camino Chrissy for breakfast (Hi, Chris.), touching the Mediterranean and a few of the other churches in Barcelona. I had already spent a bit of time in the area beforehand though. Since my first day was a long one I didn't spend much time photographing the churches I already visited. But, for you, I'm going to submit some pictures of those churches that I photographed pre-camino. I start with Sagrada Familia.
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The windows on the east side of the church are in the cool colors and those on the west side are in the warm colors.
Such a beautiful, rhyming style poem!Does the road wind up-hill all the way?
Yes, to the very end.
Will the day’s journey take the whole long day?
From morn to night, my friend.
But is there for the night a resting-place?
A roof for when the slow dark hours begin.
May not the darkness hide it from my face?
You cannot miss that inn.
Shall I meet other wayfarers at night?
Those who have gone before.
Then must I knock, or call when just in sight?
They will not keep you standing at that door.
Shall I find comfort, travel-sore and weak?
Of labour you shall find the sum.
Will there be beds for me and all who seek?
Yea, beds for all who come.
Between Tarazona and Ágreda on the Camino Castellano-Aragonés.
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Looking back on the photos from that camino now, I remember again just how warm it was. So many photos are of a similar hue. As we walked down through Navarre, there were large scorched areas close to the camino from recent fires.I've never walked a camino in the fall. I notice how the grass and the gravel road meld seamlessly into one color.
Me as well Sabine! I'm sorry that I didn't find information about the photographer and the exhibit at the time. I've tried since but haven't found anything. I think this photo is a self portrait of the photographer. @ivar and @SYates , as Santiago residents, I'm wondering if you know anything about this exhibition?
The webpages for the forum's picture threads would load faster if members did not attach their pictures to show them in full.I wish I could see some of the photos. After about ten minutes, at least three above are still not loaded...
I should add that I was guilty of posting pictures in full too. They do look more impressive that way. I thought that only the posters of the pictures were readers of the thread also until @kirkie expressed concern back when @VNwalking started the new thread. That didn't need to be done as each forum webpage shows no more than 100 posts at a time. The number of posts in a thread doesn't make a difference in speed of rending but the number of posts on a page does.The webpages for the forum's picture threads would load faster if members did not attach their pictures to show them in full.
Thanks Rick. I have now done this but is it possible not to have the word attach visible on the post?The webpages for the forum's picture threads would load faster if members did not attach their pictures to show them in full.
If a member's post is recent then the post can be easily edited to change a full picture into a clickable thumbnail. After getting into edit mode click the cogwheel icon so the other icons are greyed out and then edit the statement where your picture would be that says ATTACH=full to be just ATTACH.
When you want to eat a tree. Landscape with cherries, Invierno.when you want to hug a tree.
Sorry, that will not help speed up page downloads. The image is still saved on the server full size and delivered to the browser full size but with an instruction to the browser to manipulate the pixels to display the full size image in a smaller size. It is the number of bytes being delivered that slow things down, especially if one has a low broadband internet connection.[Edit ~ Proposing a middle way in the discussion of how to post photos. Attach them full size, but then reduce the size of the image so it's not so big. Click on it and you'll see the edges outlined in blue with little squares at each corner - you can adjust the size by dragging the squares.]
Oops. There seems to be more there than I remembered. Anyway the process is the same. In the sandbox I attached a full image and submitted it. I then edited my post and clicked on the cogwheel and I saw the following (ignore the "Code header, that is to prevent the software from trying to interpret my text as a display instruction; also the number 78639 is an identifier used by the software to find the correct picture in the 78,639 of them submitted so far.)Thanks Rick. I have now done this but is it possible not to have the word attach visible on the post?
[ATTACH type="full" alt="IMG_20191017_103935.jpg"]78639[/ATTACH]
Dang. Oh, well, it was a good idea. Thanks for checking it out Rick! I just went back and reduced the size, which makes the photo into a nondescript green blur. Sigh. But whichever we do, please know it is possible to click on the image and get a full size version.Sorry, that will not help speed up page downloads. The image is still saved on the server full size and delivered to the browser full size but with an instruction to the browser to manipulate the pixels to display the full size image in a smaller size. It is the number of bytes being delivered that slow things down, especially if one has a low broadband internet connection.
My guess is one or more unsettled lawsuits. There often seem to be lawsuits involved when a region or town in Spain plans for a new albergue in an unused building, so this may be something similar.
I'll keep the photos of the chapels to myself.
I'm keeping that to myself too.Because?
Sorry, that will not help speed up page downloads.
I'm offering an apology; that was a very good idea and I should have thanked you for it. Sometimes I go into a mode like Sgt. Friday: "Just the facts, ma'am." But I do admire your people skills @VNwalking.Dang. Oh, well, it was a good idea.
Hi Madidi, We have a very similar photo to yours but taken at 10.40am. I will post it as our photo for today.15th Oct 2017:
The Puente Medieval over the Rio Burbia on the exit from Villafranca del Bierzo. Not a very well focused shot but the camera on my phone 'struggled' a bit in poor light. This was just after eight in the morning and I was weighing up the option of taking the route through Pradela. I did and it was a super walk.
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