My Pilgrimage in Pictures – June 21st, 2013

I thought it would be fun to post one picture that captured a special moment for each day I was on the Camino in 2013. Considering that I took over 2,000 pictures it will be tough to pick just one but here goes.

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This is a three picture post because of the excitement these horsemen and horsewoman generated just as I approached Astorga. This is what I wrote about it at the time:

“As if La Casa de los Dioses wasn’t enough excitement we were about to experience one of those surreal moments that happen on the Camino. For me it was like a scene out of one of those Westerns that Americans were so fond of in the 1960′s. To set the scene, our American/Australian group had just arrived at the Cruciero Santo Torbio – a stone cross commemorating Bishop Torbio who in the 5th century went on pilgrimage to Jerusalem and returned with a fragment of the true cross – at the cross was the Spanish group from Cartagena when suddenly in the distance – out of the blue and reminiscent of a scene from Western film – we all saw a group of horsemen (actually there was a woman amongst them) riding in our direction! The senior-citizens waved and encouraged them to pose in front of the cross with them. As this scene was unfolding in front of me I was hearing the big western-themed music that one would hear during a climatic scene in a Western film!”

Cue the Western music because here they come!

Cue the Western music because here they come!

It was very exciting to see them come amongst us!

It was very exciting to see them come amongst us!

Their pose in front of the cross and the troubador that was singing Camino songs.

Their pose in front of the cross and the troubador that was singing Camino songs.

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