Yes, there are priceless antiquities to photograph here on the Camino. But what catches Maureen’s eye? Thatched something- or-others! Really, where are the Spaniards when I need them? (Making a living!) I’m guessing this structure is for chickens, but really, isn’t it gorgeous?
Had lunch today in a restaurant in Melide called (generically) a “pulpoaria” (I think) which is a place that specializes in octopus!
See the little legs? Yum! Really, it was good although I liked the green mini “pimientos” much better. They are mostly mild, but, like a vegetarian version of Russian Roulette, every plate has one or more REALLY hot ones! Spaniards tell us to drink beer or wine with the pulpo, never water. Some enzyme thing. Or, a good reason to indulge!
Over door at Iglesia San Esteban, Ponferrada
Even though there was intermittent rain all day, this was the view as I walked west from Portomarín towards Palas de Rei. Not bad, eh?
Walked past this tiny church on my way to Palas de Rei today. It is located in the ancient hamlet of Lameiros, about the size of 1/2 of Conesus, NY! Because the Capela was named for my darling husband’s patron saint, I HAD to put this on my blog!
This is a Camino contest: name the original use for that shiny container & I’ll send you a Camino related prize!
My guide book says this wayside cross is from the 17th century. There was a magnificent gnarled oak there too with a field stone bench around the trunk, good for weary pilgrims!
Took this photo in the San Tirso church in Palas de Rei where I went to Mass tonight. The lighting was not good, but I hope you can see the faces on Mary & the Child Jesus. Very beatific, of course!
Before Mass the congregation recited a 20 min. litany to la Madre de Dios, from memory!
This was a typical scene from my walk yesterday…very contemplative woods!