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Camino(s) past & future
Various (‘12, ‘13, ‘15, ‘16, ‘18)
#1
It is well documented the Camino Frances has experienced an incredible investment in renovation/new alburgues, tiendas, bars, restaurants and other facilities during the past years. Has anyone or group collected photos from earlier years (since the turn of this century) or perhaps there are two or three blogs that can best share this earlier time photos with memories?

The CF has changed significantly and I believe many pilgrims would enjoy reviewing the early photos/blogs and comparing them to their own Camino photos and memories.

Thanks, in advance, for sharing and being pioneer peligrinos/peligrinas.

Mike
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
#2
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Hurry Krishna

Indian on the Way
Camino(s) past & future
2009 (from Sarria), 2014 from St Jean Pied de Port, 2016 from Porto, 2018 from Le Puy to Santiago.
#4
I loved your account of how the modern Compostela credential came to be designed. Do you know why the stopped giving certificates to those who had driven rather than waked/ridden? What was the official justification??
 

Hurry Krishna

Indian on the Way
Camino(s) past & future
2009 (from Sarria), 2014 from St Jean Pied de Port, 2016 from Porto, 2018 from Le Puy to Santiago.
#6
Five million tourists a year in Santiago would make the task impossible.
Indeed :) But was there an official reason given for stopping the certification of those who drove?
 

notion900

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
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#8
Here's a starter for 10. San Bol albergue had no electricity, running water (only a spring) or mains drainage. There was a rather brutally named compost toilet, but it didn't work, so people had to crap in the field out the back:

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Hurry Krishna

Indian on the Way
Camino(s) past & future
2009 (from Sarria), 2014 from St Jean Pied de Port, 2016 from Porto, 2018 from Le Puy to Santiago.
#9
Is this from 2007? ? Very funny. I am just in the midst of writing a blog on toilets :) May I quote this?
 


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