Thursday, March 24, 2011

Looking Up at the Cathedral at Santiago

Two years ago Christine and I walked a portion of the Camino de Santiago, the Way of St. James, with Fresco Tours.  The Camino is one of three pilgrimage routes recognized by the Catholic Church -- the others are to Rome and to Jerusalem.  It has been a Christian pilgrimage since early medieval times. Alex and Jason of Fresco Tours took excellent care of us  -- we stayed in lovely hotels, had great Galician cuisine, and our luggage was carried for us.  However, the walk each day was challenging and rewarding.
At the end of the pilgrimage is the body of St. James and the cathedral surrounding his tomb.  As I said in an earlier blog, it pays to look up.  This image shows the repeating arches in the ceiling (do cathedrals have ceilings?  well, whatever you call it..a roof?).

We're teaming up with Fresco Tours again, in April 2012, to visit the Basque country.  While there, we will walk a portion of the Camino, as well as spend time in Bilbao and San Sebastian.  For more information about the trip, check out my website or contact

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