Monday, 15 October 2012

Photos

I didn't take a lot of photos on the Camino; as often as not, taking snaps just didn't seem appropriate, but some of the ones I did take I am now putting into my Camino posts. Actually, the pictures are a mix of mine and Clemency's. For those interested in that sort of thing, the camera I used was a Nikon Coolpix P7100. It is an excellent camera, though very prone to water damage. Clemency began the trip using a tiny Samsung point 'n' shoot, but after a very short while put it in the bottom of her pack and used her cellphone, an HTC One V. Her results were pretty impressive.

You can check our photos out by looking at the older posts, below. I hope to finish posting pictures in the next few days. And in the meantime, here are a few others:

A view from the city wall, Astorga

Complicated overbridge specifically for the Camino, just before Astorga local bodies take the Camino and its infrastructure and also care of pilgrims very seriously. It is, after all, a major contributor to the Spanish economy, as well as being a deeply integrated part of their culture.

 
 Preparing the communal meal, Foncebadon

 Templar's Castle, Ponferrada

 Some flowers. Obviously.

 At every open church we lit a candle before the image of the virgin. It was a prayer specifically for our children.Some of the Madonnas were very old indeed, and many of them powerfully beautiful. This one would be 18th Century, I'd guess.

 A wayside chapel in a tiny village

 Every town had its graveyard with these small above ground mausoleums for local families.

The cloister at Samos. One of them, anyway.

2 comments:

Katherine said...

Lovely. Really lovely. I'm particularly fond of vaulted ceilings and cloisters.

VenDr said...

Then you need to go to Samos. They have five storeys of them. And frescoes: big lurid 20th century ones detailing the life of st. Benedict.