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One Day at a time, One Photo at a Time (Part 3)

Camino(s) past & future
Us:Camino Frances, 2015 Me:Catalan/Aragonese, 2019
A bit of Catalonia in Castile and León; Saint George killing the dragon at Gaudí's Casa Botines in León.

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VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
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Sometimes a photo triggers a search through my own photos, because it sparks a memory.
In this case, Sabine solved a small mystery of what that structure in the middle of the field is before Triacastella - Haha, I hadn't thought of a dovecote!

I am breaking my own rules, but I took two virtually identical photos of this dovecote, a year apart (because of amnesia, not on purpose:oops:). And I had never looked at them side by side. It is amazing, the difference time of day makes to how something appears.

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peregrina2000

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I am reminiscing about my Camí St. Jaume as Alan currently heads from Llança to Montserrat —this picture was taken on a little detour I took to visit the monastery of Sant Pere de Casseres, outside of Vic. It was a totally solitary walk (as was the whole camino, actually) through forests like these.
 

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Camino del Norte- May, 2018 Los Toneles AsturCantabros Restaurant in Unquera. No Pilgrim menu this evening, we decided to experience a bit of local flavour. Very good restaurant serving many local specialities. The decor was amazing. Loved the bread dish. Two photos today!
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Stephen Nicholls

Steve Nicholls, Suffolk, U.K.
Camino(s) past & future
Too many caminos to list in the permitted 100 characters!!
A bit of Catalonia in Castile and León; Saint George killing the dragon at Gaudí's Casa Botines in León.

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It always makes me smile - in the UK we have "St George and the Dragon" but in other places - especially Portugal - it's actually "St George and the Aligator"!
 

SabineP

Camino = Gratitude + Compassion.
Camino(s) past & future
some and then more. see my signature.
Do others also see some pictures rather blurry? I uploaded mine from my phone and it is rather blurry as or some pictures from other posters.

Maybe it has something to do with the latest forum maintenance?
 
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Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Yes, they are for me as well.

@ivar...
Is this a bug or a feature?
And for me, too!
Also the header options do not work. No bold or italic options!

Edit...Header options are now working properly!
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Us:Camino Frances, 2015 Me:Catalan/Aragonese, 2019
And for me, too!
Also the header options do not work. No bold or italic options!

Edit...Header options are now working properly!
Most of the options used to be toggled on and off with the cogwheel icon. Now that is replaced with the set of square brackets hidden in the rightmost vertical dot menu item.
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Most of the options used to be toggled on and off with the cogwheel icon. Now that is replaced with the set of square brackets hidden in the rightmost vertical dot menu item.
Rick, you are always so helpful with techy stuff. You save Ivar lots of time...maybe he needs a new category for mods. You are just the guy!

Edit...I just inserted a screenshot on another thread, but I see no option for a full size option. Any ideas? Sometimes I have to "dumb down" my camera photos with a screenshot or they do not always "send".
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Us:Camino Frances, 2015 Me:Catalan/Aragonese, 2019
Edit...I just inserted a screenshot on another thread, but I see no option for a full size option. Any ideas? Sometimes I have to "dumb down" my camera photos with a screenshot or they do not always "send".
I see what you mean. The fix is easy. There are three ways to attach a photo. 1) Pick out the file(s) and then post the reply without doing anything to the picture(s) and that gets you what used to look like a cardboard mounted kodachrome slide. It looks different now but it still has text of file data attached to a small version of the picture. 2) Thumbnail if you pick that. 3) Full size if you pick that.

The way of choosing between 2 and 3 now is to choose the insert ... menu printed on the image on the top left and then choose thumbnail or full size. There is a delete icon on the top right also.

I attached my picture using method #1 that shows the initial look on the right (using a landscape shot) and the expanded menu on left (using the cartoon). The picture I attached was by not using the insert ... menu at all.

Hope this helps.
 

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Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Thanks, Rick! It works!
I see what you mean. The fix is easy. There are three ways to attach a photo. 1) Pick out the file(s) and then post the reply without doing anything to the picture(s) and that gets you what used to look like a cardboard mounted kodachrome slide. It looks different now but it still has text of file data attached to a small version of the picture. 2) Thumbnail if you pick that. 3) Full size if you pick that.

The way of choosing between 2 and 3 now is to choose the insert ... menu printed on the image on the top left and then choose thumbnail or full size. There is a delete icon on the top right also.

I attached my picture using method #1 that shows the initial look on the right (using a landscape shot) and the expanded menu on left (using the cartoon). The picture I attached was by not using the insert ... menu at all.

Hope this helps.
Thanks, Rick!...It worked!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Us:Camino Frances, 2015 Me:Catalan/Aragonese, 2019
Thanks, Rick! It works!

Edit: The instructions below used to work. With the recent forum software upgrade they no longer do.

BTW, if you want to switch between a thumbnail and a full size image if you chose one or the other when you posted then choose the double bracket option with the rightmost dots menu and then edit the post. Your picture is identified with a number (I'll use 123). For a thumbnail use attach and for a full size picture use attach=full like in the box below.
Code:
[ATTACH]123[/ATTACH]
[ATTACH=full]123[/ATTACH]
 
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peregrina2000

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Santiago. Early morning on Rúa Nova, sitting outside a café with my coffee. These elegant women on their way to...?

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One thing that always makes a big impression on me as a traveler through Spain is how people in my age cohort are still very much a part of public life. That is sadly not the case where I live. It is true that our cities and towns have become much more “walkable,” much more alive, but I can’t even imagine seeing something like this in my own downtown.

And btw, maybe this has always been true and I just didn’t know it, but clicking on the thumbnail brings up a beautiful full size version of this picture. (I am just getting used to the new forum software, so maybe, like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, I am discovering things that have always been there)
 

Theatregal

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
So far...
2012 ~ 2019
One thing that always makes a big impression on me as a traveler through Spain is how people in my age cohort are still very much a part of public life. That is sadly not the case where I live. It is true that our cities and towns have become much more “walkable,” much more alive, but I can’t even imagine seeing something like this in my own downtown.

And btw, maybe this has always been true and I just didn’t know it, but clicking on the thumbnail brings up a beautiful full size version of this picture. (I am just getting used to the new forum software, so maybe, like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, I am discovering things that have always been there)
One of the things that quickly became a favourite daily thing on the camino was village (or city) life in the evenings - going to the park or square and watching the evening paseo. I loved the multiple generation communal gathering and visiting - especially groups of elders meeting their friends, taking a stroll or just sitting on benches in conversation. As you say Laurie, "still very much a part of public life". It's just not a common thing at home.
 

Lexicos

Jim
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances
2017
Camino Portuguese 2019
I think we have a software glitch. The same set of photos appear again and again in posts by different contributors.
 
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LePuy/CF(21?)
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WHW15
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Camino Frances- September, 2014 Beautiful children's play park in Fromista, with all ages enjoying a warm September evening, opposite where we were having dinner.

Posted this photo through Attach Files and didn't touch it, i.e. didn't touch insert. It posted as is and when you click on it once posted it goes to full size and is not blurred.
 

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Camino(s) past & future
Us:Camino Frances, 2015 Me:Catalan/Aragonese, 2019
I'm a cheater today. I'm posting more than one picture. I missed yesterday because of experimenting with the upgrade and posting here and there.

Last week, when looking through pictures to post here, I came across two pictures I had taken about five minutes apart with only a few meters between them (before Santo Domingo de Calzada on the CF). I liked both and really thought I had to post both but for comparison they had to be sent together. The first, earlier, one with the pilgrim in the foreground has the better compostion I think and shows a pilgrim as a happy wanderer. But the second has no foreground and the pilgrims are in the midground and shows them almost lost in the vastness of the meseta. I can't figure out which I like best. When you post your own picture please give me your thoughts.

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Why am I posting these pictures today instead of last week? I was trying to the double posting but then the other day @Mournes posted one from nearly the same place in the road. It can be seen at

( It also showed up at
https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/on-this-date-in-october.68597/#post-877975 )
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
Rua Hortas
A favorite street in Santiago.
Maybe it's the 'Hortas' part.
Or just that the crowd magically vanishes at the bottom of the steps at Rua das Carretas.
Once you get to the bottom, you're near the best breakfast place in Santiago — on the corner at Tertulia. This pic was taken in the evening, but it's wonderful all day. If you are missing good black tea this is the place to go. Just look for me sitting in the corner with my pot of Assam. 🙃
 

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SabineP

Camino = Gratitude + Compassion.
Camino(s) past & future
some and then more. see my signature.
A favorite street in Santiago.
Maybe it's the 'Hortas' part.
Or just that the crowd magically vanishes at the bottom of the steps at Rua das Carretas.
Once you get to the bottom, you're near the best breakfast place in Santiago — on the corner at Tertulia. This pic was taken in the evening, but it's wonderful all day. If you are missing good black tea this is the place to go. Just look for me sitting in the corner with my pot of Assam. 🙃


I adore this place! I wonder how they manage now in these Covid times seeing inside it is rather small? Must mean they have to improvise alot to maintain social distance.
 
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Stephen Nicholls

Steve Nicholls, Suffolk, U.K.
Camino(s) past & future
Too many caminos to list in the permitted 100 characters!!
BTW, if you want to switch between a thumbnail and a full size image if you chose one or the other when you posted then choose the double bracket option with the rightmost dots menu and then edit the post. Your picture is identified with a number (I'll use 123). For a thumbnail use attach and for a full size picture use attach=full like in the box below.
Code:
[ATTACH]123[/ATTACH]
[ATTACH=full]123[/ATTACH]
I think I'll get my 6 year old grandson to explain that to me...... ;)
 

JohnLloyd

Author of "Go Your Own Way"
Camino(s) past & future
Francés - SJPDP to SdC - Autumn 2018
Portugués - Porto to SdC - Spring 2019
Francés again - ASAP
Well, a few weeks after I posted the last of my pictures from my two Caminos, thinking that was that for my participation in the thread, I'm back.

The circumstances in the outside world being as grim as they are, the desire to return to memories of happier times has become irresistible.

So, here is the first picture I took on my first Camino, which began like so many, in Biarritz.

I was struck by the sight of this little statuette in my Airbnb there, and I took it as a good omen that I had begun my journey in the home of someone who had such fine taste in comic-book history.

Am I alone in recognising the source of this sculpture?
 

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SabineP

Camino = Gratitude + Compassion.
Camino(s) past & future
some and then more. see my signature.
Well, a few weeks after I posted the last of my pictures from my two Caminos, thinking that was that for my participation in the thread, I'm back.

The circumstances in the outside world being as grim as they are, the desire to return to memories of happier times has become irresistible.

So, here is the first picture I took on my first Camino, which began like so many, in Biarritz.

I was struck by the sight of this little statuette in my Airbnb there, and I took it as a good omen that I had begun my journey in the home of someone who had such fine taste in comic-book history.

Am I alone in recognising the source of this sculpture?


Tintin aka our " Kuifje"...
 
Camino(s) past & future
Us:Camino Frances, 2015 Me:Catalan/Aragonese, 2019
On the Norte.
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(I cannot figure out how to only post a thumbnail size on the "drop in box". It's always full size. When I then insert thumbnail it adds it in instead of replacing the large picture. I don't really like the "attach" feature with the updated website because I don't like seeing all of the words/numbers below in the gray box. I know it disappears when you click on the photo, but still I don't really like it.)
Use "Attach file" instead of the "Drop in" feature and select your picture. When the image shows up it has a text overlay. In the top left it says "Insert". Click that and you then see a choice of sizes with which to do the insert. Choose "Thumbnail".

See the picture in post 316 above.
 
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Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Use "Attach file" instead of the "Drop in" feature and select your picture. When the image shows up it has a text overlay. In the top left it says "Insert". Click that and you then see a choice of sizes with which to do the insert. Choose "Thumbnail".

See the picture in post 316 above.
Thanks, Rick. My complaint is that if I use the "attach feature" like in the past, it now has that gray box underneath. From an aesthetic point of view, I do not like seeing it even though it goes away when you click on the photo. I guess I'm anal.
 

Stephen Nicholls

Steve Nicholls, Suffolk, U.K.
Camino(s) past & future
Too many caminos to list in the permitted 100 characters!!
View attachment 85176 Pension Hortas in Rua Hortas. Most of the times my place to stay when in Santiago.
Close to the oficina de peregrinos and on the way to Finisterre.
Love that friendly "Pension" - stayed there on several caminos' My brother saw me off from there when I walked the Ingles in 2014. Little did we realise that he would be dead five months later. Thanks for reminding me of happy days, SabineP! S xDSCF6384.JPG
 

Stephen Nicholls

Steve Nicholls, Suffolk, U.K.
Camino(s) past & future
Too many caminos to list in the permitted 100 characters!!
Pretty please, can we see them? ❤️ 🙏
(Hee hee...all of them.)
I don't think Ivar would be happy if I posted 200 photos here!! However, try:
and let me know how you get on!
 

Lexicos

Jim
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances
2017
Camino Portuguese 2019
I loved the Ebro Camino from Vinaros to Logrono, five years ago. Beautiful mountain scenery, and a good footpath through multiple tunnels where once a train line had run.
What a wonderful series of photos Stephen. Very evocative and they capture perfectly the best things about the Camino.
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
Imagine being that guy.
Off topic, but here's an article that's a wonderful window into the local reception of the crazy expat Hawaiians bringing surfing to Brittany; it must have had a similar impact in Biarritz:

I read it on a flight some years ago and it's stuck with me.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF14
LePuy/CF(21?)
Aussie Camino15
WHW15
CP16
CdelN Fin/Muxia18
GGW StCuthWay HadrWall CotswoldWay19
This couple had a great way of identifying which pack belonged to who.

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Another of my couples pictures. One more to go.

Camino Portuguese- April, 2016 Your photo made us laugh, as we have two photos of us taken by fellow pilgrims, this one is on the way between Valada and Santarem, taken by two Irish ladies we had met the night before at our accommodation and then saw them here, stopped for a rest and snack.
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Camino del Norte- May 2018 We stopped at the bus station in San Vicente de la Baquera for a drink and met a pilgrim we had met in the albergue in Boo de Pielagos a couple of days before. He was from Thunder Bay, Canada and was catching a bus as his Camino was over. It was a lovely moment and he took some photos of us, as we did of him.
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Both times, same backpacks and boots!!
 

alansykes

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Except the Francés
A tanker passing the straits of Gibraltar, shortly after I started on the Vía Serrana in 2017. The Rif mountains of Morocco just visible in the distance. The only time one of my caminos has started in sight of Africa.

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mlhhome

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Camino(s) past & future
Various (‘12, ‘13, ‘15, ‘16, ‘18 & ‘19)
You walk anyway
Just as you have for previous 3 weeks
You walk with blisters and headwinds
You walk for the people at home
You walk for your new family
You walk for you
The rain is coming and it’s always cold
You walk away
Sanctuary is Santiago
 

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roving_rufus

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2013-2015) Portugues (2017-2019) Via Francigena (2018-??) Camino from Ireland (2020-??)
20200109_081127.jpg On the Via Francigena in January 2020 in the church in San Leonardo (just after Pavia) As it was still the season of Epiphany all the Christmas decorations were up in churches - and this word struck - Corragio which if my translation is correct is "courage" - it fitted on a dark, freezing morning with ice and fog on a long walk day - but strangely the parish must have been prophetic about what was lying ahead in 2020
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
The amazing cloister at Santo Domingo de Silos, 2016.
You can get here as a side trip from the Frances by a short bus ride from Burgos, or on foot - from the direction of Soria on the Castelliano-Aragones, via the Ruta de Lana, or on the Camino del Cid.

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VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
The Cathedral of Saint Mary in Bayonne, on the last day of non-specific wandering.
And the beginning of the Baztan!
Here are the river and the tips of the cathedral spires on a gray evening with the weather gathering - the next day's walking to Esplette was one step up from swimming.

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Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
The playground of the former ( boarding ) school in Carrion de los Condes from the Sisters of Espiritu Santo. Now converted into an albergue. All individual beds. Very friendly Sisters.
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I stayed here too, in 2017 and had fun watching the stork in the church bell tower come and go feeding babies in this courtyard. I see the stork nest was there in 2011.
It was a treat having single beds.
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