Sometimes it is really difficult picking out the appropriate like response. I gave a Thank you for posting this pic and story but it certainly is a sad story.
Yes, it was a sad, thoughtful start to the Camino Ingles. As I came across the photo today, I wondered if the families affected by sudden job loss then, are again experiencing the same situation due to the pandemic. Remembering certainly brought a keener understanding personally as my industry suddenly and completely shut down. There are blessings though and I'm gratefully counting them.Sometimes it is really difficult picking out the appropriate like response. I gave a Thank you for posting this pic and story but it certainly is a sad story.
No, I never noticed it. I tend to fixate on the ruins after you go around the bend and start heading in the direction of San Anton. The rest of the exit from Hontanas, other than the swimming pool, is a blur.Has anyone else seen this out of place elevator in the middle of nowhere ( just out of Hontanas )?
I agree with V. Leave it to you to find the romanesque Laurie. I'm no expert but I think I see Moorish influence there. I see that the columns and arches in the background have different styles.Time to jump in and share. Picking just one a day is hard! Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the Camino Castellano-Aragonés (from Zaragoza to Burgos), and getting to enjoy this particular cloister of the 12th century monastery of San Juan on the Duero River in Soria was one of the highlights.
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Amen.Undoubtedly for me, the wow-inducing vistas are those including either mountains or a romanesque church! But in another thread, @C clearly posted a beautiful photo of an ”unspectacular” landscape and described how it filled her with exhilaration. I am now remembering all the many hours I have spent walking through “boring” olive groves or fields of grain and being filled with awe at the beauty and feeling such a powerful sense of — I am ALIVE!!!!
Wow. What a beautiful photo, and very different from my experience of that place. Driving rain howling wind and no visibility meant I didn't see how beautiful it actually was. I was just cold and wet and miserable...Sansol - I stood for a long time at this view. As @peregrina2000 says above...that moment of awe at the beauty of place.
Those dark clouds in the photo opened up soon after with sudden heavy rain. The next photo in my file after Sansol is of pilgrims struggling to get into their ponchos. Then 20 minutes later, there is a photo of the sky clearing with a rainbow over the landscape. I love having a record of the date and time of each photo - years later when some memories are sketchy, there is such great visual help piecing together a timeline of the day.Wow. What a beautiful photo, and very different from my experience of that place. Driving rain howling wind and no visibility meant I didn't see how beautiful it actually was. I was just cold and wet and miserable...
My first thought was that the hospitalera must have been Swiss.All so neatly lined up and beautifully framed by the tile on the wall and floor!!
Yes. Please.Please send these in
It's the madonna at the foot of the alto de perdon, as you come into Uterga, right?
I edited my post a tiny bit to insert the pictures full size and I also wrote before the pictures "Use the two spoiler buttons below the pictures for either a hint or the answer".One is of the Sacred Heart. It has a feature beside it, wrought iron?, a shell. The setting is an open rectangular space, and so has the second picture , but even magnifying it I cannot see a matching shell feature...
On this trip I walked up the rocky part of the trail. My daily goal was Pamplona. I've got to admit that that section slowed us down a bit 4 years before and Peg normally flew down similar trails.I am guessing that one photo's of the madonna looking back at the alto you probably just stumbled down (dang rocks!)