Barcelona, a photo a day

Splish splash… The end of the Camino, in the field of stars


I went to Santiago de Compostela yesterday, at the other end of Spain, 1100km/770 miles away, as a pilgrimage to my youth. I will come back to the long history of the place, let’s just say for today that it is the place where Saint James is supposed to be buried. And many many people go there on pilgrimage, ideally on foot, from far away. They call it the Way, El Camino.
As for my trip… I am always complaining about the lack of rain in Barcelona… During the 12 hours I spent in Santiago yesterday, the first 2 hours were heavy drizzle, and the last ten torrential downpour. My plane back to BCN was delayed due to the flooded runway… Anyway, I managed a miserly 200 photos, and my camera still works!

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8 responses

  1. What a magnificent building Rob..200 shots is nothing to cry about, especially if they're like this one.

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    October 19, 2012 at 3:23 pm

  2. Ann

    Magnificent building. I've read a couple of trip reports of the Camino. Don't think I could do it.

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    October 18, 2012 at 12:48 am

  3. What an adventure.

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    October 17, 2012 at 8:43 pm

  4. Oh this is magnificent. Thank you for braving the weather to capture it for us. Stay dry now!
    V

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    October 17, 2012 at 3:55 pm

  5. This is massive.

    I did not lament a lack of rain during our 6 days in Barcelona. But at least we a a couple of days of sun and clear skies in Barcelona, which was more than we had during our week on the Costa del Sol.

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    October 17, 2012 at 12:05 pm

  6. Texture and the whole structure is amazing !

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    October 17, 2012 at 9:47 am

  7. This picture is splendid Rob, congratulations!
    Léia

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    October 17, 2012 at 9:27 am

  8. Wow, the cathedral is that big, eh?!
    Too bad about the rain.

    A friend is en route to Santiago now, on foot. I walk with her vicariously, via her blog.

    Looking forward to your future posts on this, Rob.

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    October 17, 2012 at 8:05 am