My Pilgrimage in Pictures – June 14th, 2013

thought it would be fun to post one picture that captured a special moment for each day I was on the Camino. Considering that I took over 2,000 pictures it will be tough to pick just one but here goes.

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Statute in Carrión de los Condes. This town during the Middle Ages was one of the wealthiest and most powerful towns in northern Spain. At its height, the town’s 13 parishes supported a population of 10,000 and 14 pilgrim hospices. The wealth of the town came primarily from agriculture followed by the development of the pilgrimage road. Carrión was popular with French pilgrims because of the legend that Charlemagne camped here (much like our George Washington slept here…) during his war to gain control of the road from the Muslims.

Statute in Carrión de los Condes. This town during the Middle Ages was one of the wealthiest and most powerful towns in northern Spain. At its height, the town’s 13 parishes supported a population of 10,000 and 14 pilgrim hospices. The wealth of the town came primarily from agriculture followed by the development of the pilgrimage road. Carrión was popular with French pilgrims because of the legend that Charlemagne camped here (much like our George Washington slept here…) during his war to gain control of the road from the Muslims.

 

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