Magical Landscapes: Spain, north of the plain

11 06 2014

A view from the backseat of a car of the landscape in the plains of the far north of Castile and León. The photograph was taken on a road trip around the north of Spain in late October 2011. The region is where some of the well-trodden pilgrim pathways of El Camino de Santiago  – the UNESCO World Heritage listed ancient pilgrimage routes of the Way of St. James, passes through, taking pilgrims on journey that is blessed with some truly magical landscapes as well as places en route that are a joy to discover.

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The pilgrimage, which dates back to 9th century A.D. sees pilgrims walking hundreds of kilometres (some routes do involve distances of as much as a thousand kilometres) along several routes leading to the sacred destination of Santiago de Compostela in the far northwest of Spain, the shortest of which is just over a hundred kilometres to venerate St. James (Santiago in Spanish) the Great – one of the twelve apostles. It is in a crypt in the city’s cathedral, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, that what is believed to be the relics of the saint, is housed.

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12 06 2014
3D2Dfrente

This land is waiting for u again 🙂

PD. Funny u put this post today…is my birthday! Its a sign lol!

12 06 2014
Jerome Lim, The Wondering Wanderer

It has to be – there’s so much beauty there! I also really need to go back and at least walk a part of one of the routes of the pilgrimage 🙂

And, haha, it is funny that you brought that up, by coincidence the photograph was one that was taken on my birthday in 2011! Happy Birthday!

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