...Zabaldika (right??)!This one is from.....
Both! You could alternate one day to the next...I'm torn between posting something that reminds me of people - I seem to have quite of few like this
[...]or just something beautiful, like this
It doesn't look like much on the outside, but if I had known what the inside looks like I'd have definitely found a way to visit!More fortress than church on the outside.
On the latest Google maps, there are still a few of those small trees alongside the piles of stones: I think the maps are fairly recent, so they must still be thereAnd mine was taken just a couple of weeks after yours, @Madidi Sept. 21, 2012. Wonder if that little tree has continued to thrive?
Whoops, I obviously put it on the wrong link!Wonderful. If you would want to, we have an interesting thread about local walks. Full of inspiration.
That's exactly the kind of thing this thread is for. I look forward to seeing your photos, @Anne&Pat !if you don't mind!?
The French love shutters in shades of blue...on the Le Puy camino.Detail of albergue in Ribadiso da Baixo https://www.wisepilgrim.com/camino-...badiso-da-baixo/albergue-de-ribadiso-da-baixo.
It says municipal though I always thought it was from the Xunta.
From my first Camino in 2011.
I wondered what that would look like. Thanks, Alan...glorious!Autumn comes to the chesnuts of As Médulas, on the Invierno.
I can’t say, but I do know it was on the left, down a little bit from the church, and before heading out over on the right, past the albergue. If this is the same bar, then yes, because I found this and cropped it, from the Venta Celta website. Oh, my goodness. The cheese and honey set us up for the next stage of the day’s walk!
but I do know it was on the left, down a little bit from the church, and before heading out over on the right, past the albergue.
I understand, and I am sorry that your return experience was disappointing. I wish I had known the young lady was from Bilbao. That is where I learned my Spanish! I was lucky to be able to attend a second chance learning school, with other native people living in the barrio, and so did not have to go through learning how to order a meal! It really was immersion learning. Anyway, if my photo brought back your initial experience, I am happy.Yes, I do believe it is the Venta Celta. I stayed here on my very first camino in 2000 — they have some private rooms in addition to the restaurant. At that time the place was owned and run by a young woman from Bilbao, who had fallen in love with the camino and had opened this place. At that time, as others might remember, there was only one set meal for dinner. Ensalada mixta, caldo gallego, and tortilla española. Dessert was — queso do Cebreiro con miel
When i was back there in 2015 or 16, just passing through for a coffee, the owner was still there, no longer enamored of the camino but she had expanded her business to include a small grocery across the street in an old hórreo. You had to take some steps down from the road to get to it, I don’t think it was very visible from the street in fact. The restaurant had changed dramatically — now offering a full menu of all sorts of things to meet the increasing demands of the pilgrim traffic. I know that souring on camino businesses happens frequently as the realities set in, but I kind of wish I hadn’t gone back, so that I could remember the whole enterprise in its romantic bubble.
9th May 2014:
Camino Ingles. Strange cross atop a pig (I think) near the shoreside at Mino. I am sure there is a story to it
Agree ,there is something mystical and spiritual about a misty morning and a stormy evening (this near O Cabo)I wondered what that would look like. Thanks, Alan...glorious!
Following the misty and mysterious theme...
Morning on the Frances a little after Ribadiso.
I will have to string these along over a few days as I had a hard time choosing and can only post one!
I confess to not remembering, but I will ask my friend. She might remember. I remember that the road was very quiet, if there was one vehicle while we walked along that was it. The heading I put on the photo at the time was “18km straight on”. Your sleuth skills are highly polished!
I love that moment of coming to the top of the alto, when a whole new landscape opens up, and the old one disappears for good.View from Alto del Perdon, looking to Uterga, Muruzabal, Obanos and Puente La Reina in the distance.
Haha, yeah - that was my thought at the time. Erased!Not so delightful if you come from NZ ☹