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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015); Camino Norte/Primitivo (2016); Camino Frances (2017); Le Puy (June 2018)
#1
Hello all,
Many of us have really been enjoying all the "favorite" photos posted recently in an earlier thread and also had fun searching through our own collections to select personal favorite(s) to add.

This has inspired me to start this thread. I love seeing the local Spaniards and am always curious about their way of life as I walk through the many Camino villages. Occasionally I ask if I can take their picture...and sometimes not! ;)
Here are a "few" of mine. 20150420_061246.jpg
 

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#5
All the wonderful people!
Since you said photos, here are three:
My favorite is an action shot that I've already posted elsewhere, but here it is again. Portomarin-Palas de Rei (14).JPG

And a lady in Villafranca who we were joking with one morning:
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And then there is David, at his stand near Astorga. This portrait from a distance captures something of the feeling of imagining him being there as people come and go and come and go. Hospital de Orbigo-Astorga (23) - Copy.JPG

I have many photos of gracious and endlessly patient hospis. Perhaps we need another thread?
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015); Camino Norte/Primitivo (2016); Camino Frances (2017); Le Puy (June 2018)
#6
All the wonderful people!
Since you said photos, here are three:
My favorite is an action shot that I've already posted elsewhere, but here it is again. View attachment 38002

And a lady in Villafranca who we were joking with one morning:
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And then there is David, at his stand near Astorga. This portrait from a distance captures something of the feeling of imagining him being there as people come and go and come and go. View attachment 38006

I have many photos of gracious and endlessly patient hospis. Perhaps we need another thread?
Yes, it's photo"s" as it's often so hard to choose only one. I remember the one you posted of the lady with her cows as I had added one similar to yours of the "fearless Galician ladies".
Yes, another thread...started by you! :)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances starting SJPdP Sept/Oct 2015, April/May 2017
#10
Not good pics but they add to my memories. This gorgeous old woman is one many who have walked the CF will know. She sells pancakes or crepes or whatever they might be called in Spanish. Freshly made, still warm, on a plate, covered in a teatowel. Offered right outside the door of her house. She holds a jar of sugar to sprinkle on each crepe. Donativo. The more you give the more sugar you get.;) Her pancakes are delicious. I’ve eaten them twice with no ill effect. And my very best to her. I love giving my money to locals.
AND can I add no thanks to @zrexer and @Camino Chris! I didn’t want to walk the CF again until I started trawling through photos to post to their silly threads.:confused:
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Camino(s) past & future
Frances starting SJPdP Sept/Oct 2015, April/May 2017
#11
Double dipping. I met this wonderful woman gathering herbs. I started a conversation and she began teaching me about local wild herbs:D. I love gardening but my Spanish is pretty much crap however I was understanding enough (combined with my sense of smell because she kept sticking various springs of greenery under my nose:D) to work out what she was saying. We put one of her sprigs (it was wild mint) in my water bottle. Makes my heart miss a beat to think back on it. And I walked away without hugging her. I still regret that.
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SabineP

Camino is about empathy. Not about entitlement.
Camino(s) past & future
some and then more. see my signature.
#13
I just love to observe how daily life goes on when we have the luxury to walk through that beautiful country!
That is for me the big advantage of knowing some basic Spanish : you can engage in conversations with local people and most of them do appreciate this effort.

PalmSunday in Santiago de Compostela

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Sunday in Tudela and the locals go for a tapa

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Workmen and their breakfast in Caldas de Reis

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Camino(s) past & future
camino frances2013 camino primtivo2015 camino portugues2017
#16
Hello all,
Many of us have really been enjoying all the "favorite" photos posted recently in an earlier thread and also had fun searching through our own collections to select personal favorite(s) to add.

This has inspired me to start this thread. I love seeing the local Spaniards and am always curious about their way of life as I walk through the many Camino villages. Occasionally I ask if I can take their picture...and sometimes not! ;)
Here are a "few" of m IMG_8887.JPG ine. View attachment 37981
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015); Camino Norte/Primitivo (2016); Camino Frances (2017); Le Puy (June 2018)
#17
Not good pics but they add to my memories. This gorgeous old woman is one many who have walked the CF will know. She sells pancakes or crepes or whatever they might be called in Spanish. Freshly made, still warm, on a plate, covered in a teatowel. Offered right outside the door of her house. She holds a jar of sugar to sprinkle on each crepe. Donativo. The more you give the more sugar you get.;) Her pancakes are delicious. I’ve eaten them twice with no ill effect. And my very best to her. I love giving my money to locals.
AND can I add no thanks to @zrexer and @Camino Chris! I didn’t want to walk the CF again until I started trawling through photos to post to their silly threads.:confused:
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I am dissappointed to having never seen the pancake lady, but I've heard others mention her before, too.
I thought I would only walk new routes in the future, but like you, going through all my pictures makes me yearn for the Frances again!
I also am often shy about asking locals if I can take their picture.
 
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Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2, El Norte incompleto
#21
Not good pics but they add to my memories. This gorgeous old woman is one many who have walked the CF will know. She sells pancakes or crepes or whatever they might be called in Spanish. Freshly made, still warm, on a plate, covered in a teatowel. Offered right outside the door of her house. She holds a jar of sugar to sprinkle on each crepe. Donativo. The more you give the more sugar you get.;) Her pancakes are delicious. I’ve eaten them twice with no ill effect. And my very best to her. I love giving my money to locals.
AND can I add no thanks to @zrexer and @Camino Chris! I didn’t want to walk the CF again until I started trawling through photos to post to their silly threads.:confused:
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Where is the pancake lady located? I haven't seen her.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2015
#23
Some pictures of locals from our 2015 Camino Frances.

Some of the nuns from the church and albergue of Santa Maria del Camino in Carrión de los Condes.
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From our emailed blog: Outside, the narrow one-way street that the Camino follows was being marked up with decorations in chalk. Tomorrow morning they will be filled with flower petals. Flags and banners are already hanging off of buildings or on ropes strung between them. This is one way they celebrate Corpus Christi (since 1996). Our New Year's Rose parade has floral floats pass by us while standing on the street. In this town the people pass by the floral decorated street. We are hoping to see some of this filled in as we head out in the morning.

We were in Sahagún during their festivities for San Juan de Sahagún. In the afternoon before the mayor officially started the festivities the locals were unofficially starting things off in the plaza major with drinks. There were many clubs there and the members wore shirts in their club colors. A woman's club wore pink shirts and were the smartest ones there as some members were charged with pushing pink decorated carriages filled with drinks.
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A gaitero (a Galician bagpipe player) busking near the 100 km marker. We could hear him a kilometer away. He played the Scottish style pipes too but liked the sweeter sound of Galician pipes. I'm with him.
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A lady going out to work the fields in Galicia. I pointed to my camera, she gave a nod and a smile and I got my shot. Sometimes I asked for a picture but I found it was easier on me to ask by just pointing to the camera.
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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2015
#28
Burgos, 1506
Lament for the death of Philip the Handsome

During our hike of the Camino Frances Peg and I took an afternoon to do some errands in Burgos and to scope out the town for places to see on our rest day the next day. We got an special treat; the plaza below the cathedral was the scene of a royal funeral procession. Well, actually there were about 100 actors and extras there for a filming of "La Corona Partida" ("The Split Crown"), a sequel to the TV series "Isabel." They were depicting the funeral procession of Phillip the Handsome who died in Burgos in 1506.
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hel&scott

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
2004 St Jean - Santiago, 2008 &18 Seville - Finesterre, 2010 Ferrol - Lisbon, 2012 from Cartehenga.
#32
Love the lady laughing with the mop.

My favourite pic is the one we never took, an old women in a shack boiling water over a fire, she called her old man in for a cup of tea, he was out collecting chestnuts, he smiled at us and touched his heart then his hat. Scott smiled at me and said, that will be us. We'd just brought our family nut farm and Scott was in Spain researching nut fed pigs.

I think if those old two Galcians every time I go out to collect walnuts.
 
Camino(s) past & future
2015-2016 VdlPlata - Sanabres
2016.Primitivo
2017 Salvador
2018 Norte?
#39
dames merida.jpg DON BLAS.jpg Here are two pictures taken in 2015 on my Via de la Platacamino. the first one is taken in Merida during a Holy Week procession. On the second one is Don Blas, a well known priest in Fuenterroble de Salvatierra, he is very active in developing the albergue there. By many pilgrims he was treated as a popstar, many wanted to be with him in a picture. I only took one on request.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF April 2016 April - Jun
Del Norte, Finesterre 2018 May - Jun
#40
Double dipping. I met this wonderful woman gathering herbs. I started a conversation and she began teaching me about local wild herbs:D. I love gardening but my Spanish is pretty much crap however I was understanding enough (combined with my sense of smell because she kept sticking various springs of greenery under my nose:D) to work out what she was saying. We put one of her sprigs (it was wild mint) in my water bottle. Makes my heart miss a beat to think back on it. And I walked away without hugging her. I still regret that.
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You'll hug her next time you pass thru....or I will for you!!
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF April 2016 April - Jun
Del Norte, Finesterre 2018 May - Jun
#41
Not good pics but they add to my memories. This gorgeous old woman is one many who have walked the CF will know. She sells pancakes or crepes or whatever they might be called in Spanish. Freshly made, still warm, on a plate, covered in a teatowel. Offered right outside the door of her house. She holds a jar of sugar to sprinkle on each crepe. Donativo. The more you give the more sugar you get.;) Her pancakes are delicious. I’ve eaten them twice with no ill effect. And my very best to her. I love giving my money to locals.
AND can I add no thanks to @zrexer and @Camino Chris! I didn’t want to walk the CF again until I started trawling through photos to post to their silly threads.:confused:
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I think the pancake ladies name is Carman (from my memory which I don't really trust!) They were delicious according to Anton
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013)
#42
Where is the pancake lady located? I haven't seen her.
She lives in Fonfria.
The crepe lady found us as we walked along the passageway/roadway to the right / back of the buildings on the main road. I couldn't help but register that we were enjoying delicious crepes, as described by @HedaP above, while standing amid the cow offerings on the ground. :D
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances starting SJPdP Sept/Oct 2015, April/May 2017
#45
The crepe lady found us as we walked along the passageway/roadway to the right / back of the buildings on the main road. I couldn't help but register that we were enjoying delicious crepes, as described by @HedaP above, while standing amid the cow offerings on the ground. :D
And did you see the colour of her finger nails? My sister who is a nurse was apalled. That first time I was so hungry that particular day I just inhaled that pancake. And ate another pancake the next time round. Both equally delicious and no ill effects whatsoever. And yay for her because she suppliments her pension or whatever income she has with means she has at her disposal. True entrepeneur. I have great respect for her and would eat another pancake should I ever be lucky enough to be offered one.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013)
#47
And did you see the colour of her finger nails? My sister who is a nurse was apalled. That first time I was so hungry that particular day I just inhaled that pancake. And ate another pancake the next time round. Both equally delicious and no ill effects whatsoever. And yay for her because she suppliments her pension or whatever income she has with means she has at her disposal. True entrepeneur. I have great respect for her and would eat another pancake should I ever be lucky enough to be offered one.
I will send you a PM.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2014
Aussie Camino 2015
West Highland Way 2015
Portuguese 2016
del Norte (2018)
#50
Here are three images of a street procession we were delighted to come upon in Redondella while walking the Camino Portugues in April and May 2016. It appeared that the whole neighbourhood was involved. The musicians and the various characters were terrific and the local children were loving it.

Thanks for this thread,

Anne and Pat
 

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rappahannock_rev

Anglican Catholic Priest
Camino(s) past & future
Lourdes, Burgos & SdeC 77 (by train); Frances 12, 15 & 17; Finisterre 17; Lourdes, Aragones 18
#51
Not good pics but they add to my memories. This gorgeous old woman is one many who have walked the CF will know. She sells pancakes or crepes or whatever they might be called in Spanish. Freshly made, still warm, on a plate, covered in a teatowel. Offered right outside the door of her house. She holds a jar of sugar to sprinkle on each crepe. Donativo. The more you give the more sugar you get.;) Her pancakes are delicious. I’ve eaten them twice with no ill effect. And my very best to her. I love giving my money to locals.
AND can I add no thanks to @zrexer and @Camino Chris! I didn’t want to walk the CF again until I started trawling through photos to post to their silly threads.:confused:
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Missing the Crepes Lady of Fonfria was one of my great disappointments! Thanks for the pic.

JGE+
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
St Olav/Francés ('16)
Baztanés/Francés ('17)
Ingles ('18)
#53
It appeared that the whole neighbourhood was involved. The musicians and the various characters were terrific and the local children were loving it.
Love those giraffes, @Anne&Pat !
(Hey, everyone from the 'NOT serious thread' - now we know where they ended up!)
 

stevov

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
walked the portuguese way (senda littoral). from porto, vila do conde via viana and redondela Jun 17
#57
Hello all,
Many of us have really been enjoying all the "favorite" photos posted recently in an earlier thread and also had fun searching through our own collections to select personal favorite(s) to add.

This has inspired me to start this thread. I love seeing the local Spaniards and am always curious about their way of life as I walk through the many Camino villages. Occasionally I ask if I can take their picture...and sometimes not! ;)
Here are a "few" of mine. View attachment 37981
Hello all,
Many of us have really been enjoying all the "favorite" photos posted recently in an earlier thread and also had fun searching through our own collections to select personal favorite(s) to add.

This has inspired me to start this thread. I love seeing the local Spaniards and am always curious about their way of life as I walk through the many Camino villages. Occasionally I ask if I can take their picture...and sometimes not! ;)
Here are a "few" of mine. View attachment 37981
Gaiteiros practising....and then in full flow...in pontevedra WP_20170618_018.jpg WP_20170618_043.jpg
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015); Camino Norte/Primitivo (2016); Camino Frances (2017); Le Puy (June 2018)
#60
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Perhaps this is cheating a bit because the "local" (person) isn't as much the subject of this photo as I remembered, but I'm still fond of this photo! In Santiago.
I think the local "person" in your photo is the octopus! :D
 
Camino(s) past & future
9/2014 Camino Frances. 5/2015 Lepuy. next 6/16 ?
#62
Hello all,
Many of us have really been enjoying all the "favorite" photos posted recently in an earlier thread and also had fun searching through our own collections to select personal favorite(s) to add.

This has inspired me to start this thread. I love seeing the local Spaniards and am always curious about their way of life as I walk through the many Camino villages. Occasionally I ask if I can take their picture...and sometimes not! ;)
Here are a "few" of mine. View attachment 37981 [/QUOTE
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2017)
#63
Hello all,
Many of us have really been enjoying all the "favorite" photos posted recently in an earlier thread and also had fun searching through our own collections to select personal favorite(s) to add.

This has inspired me to start this thread. I love seeing the local Spaniards and am always curious about their way of life as I walk through the many Camino villages. Occasionally I ask if I can take their picture...and sometimes not! ;)
Here are a "few" of mine. View attachment 37981
 

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013) SJPP to Santiago
Camino Frances (2014) SJPP to Finisterre
#65
0543E5BA-5117-4065-88D4-0A5114EC8D74.jpeg BEE09CC1-C9A8-4523-9FC7-D3D6A1C1B5EE.jpeg We met Juan tending his trees by the cross on the hill before Astorga. He weights the branches with stones to straighten them. Halls water for them. Plants more every year.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
St Olav/Francés ('16)
Baztanés/Francés ('17)
Ingles ('18)
#67
@Nekodemus, I love it that those guys are so busy talking that no-one is paying any attention to that watermelon from another planet. (!!It's immense!!:eek:)
 

jeffnd

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
March/April 2014
#69
I just love to observe how daily life goes on when we have the luxury to walk through that beautiful country!
That is for me the big advantage of knowing some basic Spanish : you can engage in conversations with local people and most of them do appreciate this effort.

PalmSunday in Santiago de Compostela

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What year is that from? I was in Santiago on Palm Sunday in 2014. It was quite an experience watching the procession from the St. Francis church to the cathedral.

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This was one of those "Point the camera behind me and see what comes out" pictures. The little boy on his dad's shoulders is one of my favorite pictures from the Camino, plus there's the girl in the corner giving me the evil eye!
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This lady taking pictures of me, taking pictures!
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This happy fellow, hanging out in Santo Domingo's hometown.
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This guy, who did the one man band thing for the kids at the bar near the cathedral in Burgos.
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This little stalker, who followed me for a good mile, probably laughing at the mud sticking to my boots outside of Leon.
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After my own little "running with the bulls" in Galicia, this lady who turned at the last second to give me a smile.
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SabineP

Camino is about empathy. Not about entitlement.
Camino(s) past & future
some and then more. see my signature.
#70
@jeffnd : it was indeed PalmSunday 2014. Ha, maybe we crossed each other on the street. :)
 

JillGat

la tierra encantada
Camino(s) past & future
C. Frances
SJPP - Finisterre - Muxia, May 2016
C. Frances, Sept 2017
Via de La Plata (spring, 2019)
#73
I walked into Leon on my birthday, October 1st, which also happened to be the 1000th year celebration of the founding of the city. There was a huge parade with people from nearby small towns dressed in traditional costumes from their areas. Leon ladies.jpg
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
#74
I walked into Leon on my birthday, October 1st, which also happened to be the 1000th year celebration of the founding of the city. There was a huge parade with people from nearby small towns dressed in traditional costumes from their areas.

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well, I suppose, not bad for being 1000 years old...
 

caminka

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
see signature
#76
ooo, another lovely thread... :) much as I try to avoid taking pictures of people, sometimes I can't help myself...

these two old chaps were listening to a football game in tardajos.
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two young ladies doing their beautying right on the street corner of jaca.
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a happy little lady and an unhappy little man in viana's main plaza.
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waiting for the cows to come rushing by in los arcos.
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two local ladies taking a stroll after santibanez de valdeiglesias.
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this family from astorga cought many eyes.
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SabineP

Camino is about empathy. Not about entitlement.
Camino(s) past & future
some and then more. see my signature.
#78
@caminka : They are all so stunning! They capture Spanish life brilliantly. I just adore the fact how Spanish people/ culture embrace the natural flow between generations. Older people on their paseo, children in the playgrounds...People actually " talking " to each other.
I cannot wait to get another shot of Spanish culture this April!

Gracias!
 
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