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Camino Frances- 10th, September, 2014. We left Castrojeriz at 05.35hrs with headtorches and the first photo is at 06.08hrs from the Alto Mostelares at 900m looking back to Castrojeriz and other pilgrims walking with headtorches!

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VNwalking

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So many amazing photos.
This thread is making me want to walk to places I never knew about, not to mention the ones I already did know about. And I'm imagining that when I finally get back out to the camino proper, I will often have that look on my face, @kirkie. A friend and I who have walked together call it the 'camino look,' often coming in the middle of a long climb when the body and terrain are fighting against each other uncomfortably. 🤭

The capitals of the roofless cloister ("destechado claustro - le basta la peña por coberto"), almost surrealistic in places, are unlike any I've seen anywhere else.
I was reminded of the capitals on the cloister when I saw the sculptures at the church of Diomondi on the Invierno last fall. To me, they seemed similar in style and theme.
@Albertagirl, that was my thought while looking at Alan's photo, never having seen San Juan de la Peña. But it brought Diomondi to mind immediately. But I have to say - whatever those chimeras are in your photo @alansykes, they're completely off the charts bizarre. Wonderful!

This bundle of contradictions tickled me mightily: the bar, the Buddha statue, the cowboy hat, the ivy, all that in the middle of La Faba. Camino Frances 2015.
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Camino(s) past & future
Past? Not enough.
Future? Sure!
It's about hospitality.
On all my caminos I have always been touched by the warmth of the people who are welcoming the pilgrims.
But sometimes hosts are going further.
Yes, you see it well: 9 jam jars, all home made.
And an apple and two boiled eggs, for the road, because you never know...

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Voie de Vézelay, 2017
Buen Camino,
Jacques-D.
 
Camino(s) past & future
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San Juan de la Peña

I couldn't decide which side of the outside to show.

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After our Camino Francés in 2015 I wanted to hike the Pyrenees and make a side trip here but we ran out of time. So the old monastery of San Juan de la Peña became a goal of my 2019 Caminos Catalan and Aragonese. I walked 18 days to get here. Mostly of romanesque architecture, the monastery was in use from 920 to 1675. There is a royal pantheon of kings of Aragon and Navarre here. You'll see more of my pictures later.

The coordinates for the old monastery are 42.508,-0.673
 
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Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
@Theatregal, we covered the same ground (not that that is surprising on a Camino!)
@JohnLloyd, there was something similar on the Salvador, just at the foot of the hill up to Bendueños. Just beside that spot, at the foot of the hill, we had the amazing fortune to see a mare give birth to her foal in the morning as we set off. We all watched the foal try to stand up. It was not easy, as the field was sloping. The owner came from his house and carefully nudged the foal so it could find its feet. You will have to imagine the scene, as my photos are temporarily out of reach...
 
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Camino del Norte- 21st, May, 2018. This is one of Pat's favourite photos he took on this walk! This is the Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores between Barro and Niembru, on the day we walked from Llanes to Ovio.

Thank you all for the beautiful and meaningful photos you are all posting, they are helping with Camino withdrawal symptoms!!

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hel&scott

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2004 St Jean - Santiago, 2008 &18 Seville - Finesterre, 2010 Ferrol - Lisbon, 2012 from Cartehenga.
My favourite view on the Camino, any route really the image was pretty much the same, this one just happens to be on the VdlP, but I would happily follow that man anywhere.
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Rich1

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Frances (5/15)
Frances & Muxia (2016-18)
Camino from Madrid (9/18)
Frances to Burgos (9/19)
TBC
Just found this thread what a great idea - I would simply love to be at my happy place now - The Camino.
Ive been on the Camino 6 times, been to SdC 4 times but the most special moment was when Jenny & I reached Muxia.
It was a beautiful place, and we felt deeply touched.
It was a good place to finish :)
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Kiernan

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Camino Francés febr/march (2012)
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This is not about the photograph, but about the place.
When I first saw this view, I just fell in love with this valley. I'm lucky because, so far, I've sat down to look at it three times (and looking forward the fourth!)

SOrry! Editing just to say that this is the view from Alto del Perdón, where you can see aaaaaall the way to Puente la Reina
 

alansykes

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Except the Francés
One of my main reasons for walking the Mozárabe, to see the Mezquita in Córdoba again. I'd argue possibly the loveliest building ever made by humankind. Got there at first opening and had a couple of hours of relatively peaceful enjoyment before the coach parties and hoards of selfie-sticks started filling it up.

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SabineP

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some and then more. see my signature.
One of my main reasons for walking the Mozárabe, to see the Mezquita in Córdoba again. I'd argue possibly the loveliest building ever made by humankind. Got there at first opening and had a couple of hours of relatively peaceful enjoyment before the coach parties and hoards of selfie-sticks started filling it up.

I also visited early in the morning the Mezquita ( Only five others were present those first twenty minutes.This was fifteen years ago ). It IS the loveliest building in the world.
And then late in the evening, finishing at Plaza de Capuchinos and the Cristo de los Faroles.
 
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Theatregal

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So far...
2012 ~ 2019
Negreira - dinner at the Hotel Millan. I went in at 7pm but they didn't start dinner service until 9. As I was walking away the man at the desk asked me to wait a moment. He came back and said the chef would be happy to make a simple dinner for me now. "Simple" was a lovely big salad, fish and vegetables in a massive dinning room all to myself :) Very kind people.

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A sheltered ermita along the Camino Aragonese 1 km before arriving at Ruesta.

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Once again I have had to postpone my other San Juan de la Peña photos. I emailed some from my smartphone to download onto my desktop for editing. Downloading one of them seems to have crashed my ISP's email server two days in a row.
 
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alansykes

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Except the Francés
An "are we nearly there yet" moment on the Camino Aragonés not far from the Monasterio de Leyre, on the old route, now seldom used (I was one of 10 pilgrims to stay in the monastery's albergue last year) on the north side of Yesa's resevoir.

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Albertagirl

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Frances (2015); Aragones-Frances (2016); VdlP-Sanabres (2017); Madrid-Frances-Invierno (2019)Levante
An "are we nearly there yet" moment on the Camino Aragonés not far from the Monasterio de Leyre, on the old route, now seldom used (I was one of 10 pilgrims to stay in the monastery's albergue last year) on the north side of Yesa's resevoir.

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I am very curious whether female pilgrims can stay in the monastery and if there is adequate other accommodation along that side of the reservoir. When I walked the Aragones in 2016, starting in Oloron Ste Marie, there seemed to be too little information about the route on the north side of the reservoir for me to consider that route.
 
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Camino del Norte-16th, May, 2018 We had a short walk this day between the beautiful, historic village of Santillana del Mar to Cobreces. On the way we visited the 16thC Iglesia Parroquial de San Pedro between Orena and Caborredondo. It was open and we met a local called Gunther who was giving sellos, a warm drink and a guided tour of the church. It was great to find a local church open, as not many are on the Camino del Norte.


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I would have liked to meet the artist who paints all the quirky colourful waymarks and images along the road in and out and through the village of Alvaredos.
I'm not so sure. I loved the animals - especially the crabs and the solitary flamingo - but the eyes creeped me out (here are two; there were others)20190607_092958.jpg.
 
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Camino Frances-3rd, September, 2014. This beautiful poppy was by the wayside on the path to Santo Domingo De La Calzada after Ciruena.
As we are having quite a few very wet, windy & cold days here in Cape Bridgewater, not conducive to walking, unfortunately, this photo cheers me up and makes me think of those very warm, sunny days we had in September 2014!

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VNwalking

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I still get sucked into taking poppy photos - close-ups, wide angles, whatever.
They bring such cheer to the heart!IMG_4312.JPG
Here is a favorite, showing their tenacity even in the middle of a monoculture of wheat!
The back side of Alto de Perdon, taken from near Eunate.
 

Theatregal

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2012 ~ 2019
- but the eyes creeped me out (here are two; there were others)
Thinking of the "watching eyes", I thought of this photo. I was sitting on a bench in Penaflor on the Primitivo admiring the beautiful overgrown stone staircase at the front of a ruined building across the lane. It was a while before the I noticed the steady gaze of the little one near the top.

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Camino Francés - September 2019 / Camino de Madrid - September 2020
On Saturday 07-09-2019 I went to eat in Azofra with some pilgrims in the only local bar. It was a lot of noise, because the village was a party all weekend. I sat at the table with a very international group and it was very pleasant. The vino Tinto flowed freely.
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Early morning, after Mazariffe. A straight stretch of road there is much much better at dawn than in the middle of the afternoon! This place is one of my least favorite parts of the Frances, but this turned out to be one of my favorite photos (and it's just as I took it, unedited to push the color).
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Camino(s) past & future
Francés from SJPDP to SdC - Autumn 2018
Portugués from Porto to Sdc - Spring 2019
Francés again ASAP
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Early morning, after Mazariffe. A straight stretch of road there is much much better at dawn than in the middle of the afternoon! This place is one of my least favorite parts of the Frances, but this turned out to be one of my favorite photos (and it's just as I took it, unedited to push the color).
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San Juan de la Peña

Back again to the old monastery. I've have a number of favorite photos from here so I'll be slowly giving a tour. The monastery was in use from 920 to 1675 and, although the monastery is mostly of romanesque architecture there are a number of other styles here.

Across the road from the monastery is a small building for admissions and information. They lend out laminated informational sheets in various languages about the monastery. Fortunately I had the foresight to photograph the pages before returning them. My photos will present the main areas that they highlight. (The handout also tells about each of the capitals on the columns in the cloister.)

Romanesque Monks' bedroom.

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The coordinates for the old monastery are 42.508,-0.673
 
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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)
Ugh. That looks like what we walked up in the pouring rain that first day of the Vasco.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Us:Camino Frances, 2015 Me:Catalan/Aragonese, 2019
San Juan de la Peña

Back again to the old monastery. I've have a number of favorite photos from here so I'll be slowly giving a tour. The monastery was in use from 920 to 1675 and, although the monastery is mostly of romanesque architecture there are a number of other styles here.

Mozarabic original church.

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The coordinates for the old monastery are 42.508,-0.673
 
Camino(s) past & future
2017 Frances from Saria
2018 Finnisterre & Ingles
2019 Portuguese from Valenca
2020 Assisi(cancel.)
I was outside Sarria in April 2017, and had stopped at the monastery. I was the only person around. As I was leaving a school group was just entering. The teacher came up and asked me if I was American (what could be so obvious?) and, hearing I was, said the class was learning English and would I speak to them briefly. I agreed and went through the routine of where I lived, my work, complimented Spain and told them what a treasure they had in the Camino, etc. The teacher asked if I was willing to take a few questions and, of course, I agreed. One young man threw up his hand almost giddy. The teacher called on him and this first question (in perfect English) was...what do you think of Donald Trump? Please do mistake this for any sort of political comment. Just another interesting day on the Camino.A Short Pilgrimage (5).jpg
 
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