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One Day at a Time, One Photo at a Time (Part 2)

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I'm almost sure that's in Ezequiel in Melide. Is it? If it is that's exactly the table and position I sat when I was there in 2011 :)
I'm almost sure that's in Ezequiel in Melide. Is it? If it is that's exactly the table and position I sat when I was there in 2011 :)
Indeed it was, on April 9, 2017. And the people watching was almost as good as the pulpo in the family-style dining room.
 
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Madidi

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And I think that I know exactly where you took it. Was it where something made of concrete (like a garage or something similar) was? To the right off the gravel road?
Hi K1: yes there was a viewing platform/patio I think, just as you left the village. We had stopped for a drink and the view just jumped out at us :) 👍

Viewing point
 

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11th May 2014:

Camino Ingles. Abandoned farm buildings (actually an old rectory: see kinkyOne's info below) on the way to Sigueiro.

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This building has been renovated last year and is now:
Many thanks for this info K1: it's great to see this old building back to it's best and serving this wonderful camino. 👍 :)
 

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Gijon, Asturias
It's so easy for us to forget that the actual Via de la Plata went from Cadiz to Gijon, rather than ending in Astorga.
also worth checking out https://www.larutaenbici.com/en which has both mountain bike and road bike routes for the via de la plata. the site is not strictly for the camino as it continues to gijon. here are two write-ups of both routes:
From one of the links I found by checking that out, here is an account of cycling from Leon to Gijon - a lot of it on a now little-used road, but in places following the Camino San Salvador and a route that as I understand what he wrote, roughly follows the original Roman VdlP:
Sorry...a digression. But I find the oldest routes irresistible.

On that note...I've posted photos from up here before, but it was such an amazing place. Via de Bayona 2019, looking back at the exit of the Tunel San Adrian, along the line of umbones (edge-stones) of the old road. It's one of my favorite photos, and one of the (many) high points of this camino.
 

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It's so easy for us to forget that the actual Via de la Plata went from Cadiz to Gijon, rather than ending in Astorga.
A better wording might be the original Via de la Plata. I have a copy of the map, "Caminos de Santiago en la Peninsula Iberica" (2016) created by the Instituto Geografico Nacional of the Gobierno de Espana. It labels the current Via de la Plata as the familiar route which goes from Sevilla to Astorga. The route from Cadiz to Sevilla is the Via Augusta and Gijon is shown as a town on the Norte. Of course, it may be interesting to speculate on how the Roman road went north to its conclusion to Gijon, if that was its original end. I am wondering whether one of the current secondary roads going north from Benavente to Leon might have been a route of an original Roman road, connecting with the Primitivo northbound. Its lots of fun to speculate and to look for available information.
 

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A better wording might be the original Via de la Plata. I have a copy of the map, "Caminos de Santiago en la Peninsula Iberica" (2016) created by the Instituto Geografico Nacional of the Gobierno de Espana. It labels the current Via de la Plata as the familiar route which goes from Sevilla to Astorga. The route from Cadiz to Sevilla is the Via Augusta and Gijon is shown as a town on the Norte. Of course, it may be interesting to speculate on how the Roman road went north to its conclusion to Gijon, if that was its original end. I am wondering whether one of the current secondary roads going north from Benavente to Leon might have been a route of an original Roman road, connecting with the Primitivo northbound. Its lots of fun to speculate and to look for available information.
From Astorga (Asturica Augusta) the Roman road (either XXXII or XXXIV) went to somewhere between Santas Marta (Palantia II) and Sahagun (Camala) where it crossed Roman Road I which went to Leon (Legio VII Gemina). From there Roman road XXXIX went north through Lugo de Llanera (Lucus Asturum) to Gijon (Gigia).

At least that's what I can see here: https://prnt.sc/tzni5r
Full map: https://sashamaps.net/images/roman_roads_iberia_v2.5_140.png
 

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From Astorga (Asturica Augusta) the Roman road (either XXXII or XXXIV) went to somewhere between Santas Marta (Palantia II) and Sahagun (Camala) where it crossed Roman Road I which went to Leon (Legio VII Gemina). From there Roman road XXXIX went north through Lugo de Llanera (Lucus Asturum) to Gijon (Gigia).

At least that's what I can see here: https://prnt.sc/tzni5r
Full map: https://sashamaps.net/images/roman_roads_iberia_v2.5_140.png
Thank you. I have seen these maps, but I cannot connect them with anything on the current map of Spain, except that I noticed, by chance, Segovia, if that is the same city of that name which I visited last fall (obviously a Roman city). I would need quite a few points of connection before I could speculate that this was the same road that is currently going from here to there, which is what I am interested in. This looks more like a map of a transit system, and misses all the detail of actual roads. Not to say that it could not make more sense to the more knowledgeable.
 

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Thank you. I have seen these maps, but I cannot connect them with anything on the current map of Spain, except that I noticed, by chance, Segovia, if that is the same city of that name which I visited last fall (obviously a Roman city). I would need quite a few points of connection before I could speculate that this was the same road that is currently going from here to there, which is what I am interested in. This looks more like a map of a transit system, and misses all the detail of actual roads. Not to say that it could not make more sense to the more knowledgeable.
The Leon - Gijon on the Roman roads would mostly overlap with today Camino del Salvador. Roughly:
 

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I'll have more to say re the VdlP...now it's waaaay past my bedtime. Maybe in another thread to keep from cluttering up this one.
But~
The Leon - Gijon on the Roman roads would mostly overlap with today Camino del Salvador. Roughly:
Yes, as I said in my post, and as the links indicate.

This looks more like a map of a transit system, and misses all the detail of actual roads.
Indeed. It's not much use on the ground. @Albertagirl, you might be interested to check out the Swedish link in the thread about Roman roads that's active right now. https://dh.gu.se/dare/
Not to say that it could not make more sense to the more knowledgable.
It's different kind of data. Personally, I think it has lost most of the most interesting and useful information.
 

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The local Sisters on their evening stroll.
I stay here on purpose just to join their evening devotional. It's a real joy.

I'm off for a road trip around my other great love, Iceland.
May you have a wonderful time, John!
You better post on the local 'where did you walk today' thread! Pretty please? 🙏 🙏 🙏
Iceland has been on my list for decades, though obviously it's not as high as Spain, so I'll probably never get there except as a transit passenger in the aìrport.

So another photo of the bridge at Taboada, on the Invierno after it merges with the Sanabres. I can't begin to imagine all the small dramas and everyday events these stones have seen.
 

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Camino del Norte- 27th, May, 2018 Having left Gijon on our way to Aviles, we pass the very large Steel Plant, which goes on for a number of kilometres, eventually the road/path turns away from the Plant and winds up the hillside known as Monte de Areo. This was taken on a wall in the vicinity. A stark contrast to the very large Steel Plant. I thought this was a better photo than the Plant. ;)
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26th August 2016:

Camino San Salvador. Just beyond Poladura de la Tercia on the way to the Cruz de San Salvador. The night before I was in Buiza and we had experienced the most spectacular electrical storm, so while it was still raining off and on, I was happy to be able to continue on to Pajares :) 🌂

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Not a very clear picture of La Virgen Blanca in Tudela but the simplicity of the statue really touched me.

More info here.
 

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I stay here on purpose just to join their evening devotional. It's a real joy.

May you have a wonderful time, John!
You better post on the local 'where did you walk today' thread! Pretty please? 🙏 🙏 🙏
Iceland has been on my list for decades, though obviously it's not as high as Spain, so I'll probably never get there except as a transit passenger in the aìrport.

So another photo of the bridge at Taboada, on the Invierno after it merges with the Sanabres. I can't begin to imagine all the small dramas and everyday events these stones have seen.
Ah, I was unaware of that thread! I'll see what I can do.

As for Iceland, I've been 11 times in the last eight years, including a five-month stay in 2018.

It's rather special there.
 

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@VNwalking you started the original thread, perhaps time to start Round 3?
Maybe...please hang on a sec and I'll ask: is anyone out there having trouble with the thread loading slowly? If so, I'm happy to start round 3.

(I will admit a mild preference to have all the photos on one place, because that way it's easier to revisit old posts.)
 

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Maybe...please hang on a sec and I'll ask: is anyone out there having trouble with the thread loading slowly? If so, I'm happy to start round 3.

(I will admit a mild preference to have all the photos on one place, because that way it's easier to revisit old posts.)
No problem, because most of the photos in posts are thumbnails. That makes it faster to upload the whole thread.
 
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Hi, am happy with the thread, no problems downloading at the other side of the world😊!
 

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I was told to look out for palm trees, which were often planted near of people who had come back from the Americas. You can see them in Pais Vasco, too.
I had always heard that if a home had a palm tree in their yard on the caminos in the north of Spain it was a status symbol to show wealth. I did notice they always seemed to be on very nice properties.
 

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I was away for over a week and it's taken me nearly an hour to catch up...such a pleasure.

A beast of a bridge being built on the Primitivo, not too far past Oviedo...amazing what man can accomplish.
 

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Just another summer morning.
(Outside of Itero de la Vega)

[And it seems the consensus is to continue this thread as is. Please keep posting thumbnails to keep the loading quick for everyone. Thank you all for the ongoing beauty, whimsy, grandeur, and memories. Your photos are a real lift each day!]
 

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On the Norte in Bilbao at the pension we stayed at. After walking a fairly long day we had to climb five flights of stairs to get to our room. It seemed a bad joke as I was so tired, but knew there was a bed waiting for me at the top.
 

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A beast of a bridge being built on the Primitivo, not too far past Oviedo...amazing what man can accomplish.
Isn’t that outside of Cornellana, Chrissy? I remember getting lost there once when construction was in full force, and I wound up walking a loop that took me into some other little town — even though it was my third time through!

Here’s similar engineering feat, from Ponte Ulla on the Sanabrés, last stage into Santiago.

Three levels across the River Ulla — the old stone bridge, the “regular” train bridge, and now that gleaming AVE bridge.
 

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Camino Chrissy

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Isn’t that outside of Cornellana, Chrissy? I remember getting lost there once when construction was in full force, and I wound up walking a loop that took me into some other little town — even though it was my third time through!

Here’s similar engineering feat, from Ponte Ulla on the Sanabrés, last stage into Santiago.

Three levels across the River Ulla — the old stone bridge, the “regular” train bridge, and now that gleaming AVE bridge.
I'm at the grocery store and will check when I get home. I am not addicted to the forum...no, not me.😄
 

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Isn’t that outside of Cornellana, Chrissy?
Laurie, you are amazing with your memory! Yes, it was shortly before arriving at Cornellana, where we spent the night at the ancient monastery ruins. They had renovated a small section for pilgrims and it was top notch. We met a few memorable pilgrims staying there as we were a small group and shared a remarkable dinner together in town which ended with this fabulous dessert.
A couple of photos...
 

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Today I post another of my pictures of people taking a break along the way. The rest area is the Fuente de Praotorre between Rabé de las Calzadas and Hornillos del Camino. (The link will lead to a Google map and to other pictures.)

resting-on-the-way.jpg

Speaking of The Way, this location appears in the movie somewhere around the 1h 30m mark depending on the version of the film (the embedded YouTube video below starts at 1h 33m 45s). It was filmed in the autumn; my picture was taken in the spring. The location sequence in the film and in a real camino do not match.


Location: 42.34156,-3.86476
 

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We were talking about The Way?
I'm glad I missed it. 🙃

A whimsical peregrino, next to the Hospital Santiago Apostal in Oron, on the Vasco.
I have to admit to the truth of this...some days on the camino the body does feel like that.
 

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