Shell motif Camino de Santiago

Camino Francés
from St Jean-Pied-du-Port
to Santiago de Compostela

Shell motif
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Stage 24 - From Ponferrada to Villafranca del Bierzo

Übersetzung aus dem Englischen von Verena Moser.

Ponferrada: the tree-lined exit from the city

Fountain with monument to the pimento farmers


The famous slag-heaps outside the city

Compostilla: waymark

Compostilla: waymark

The Camino goes under the building here

Compostilla: pavement waymark

Church with pilgrim monument

The country at last

Entering Columbrianos

Chapel in the centre of the village

Pumpkins and sweet corn



More pumpkins


The very friendly bar in Fuente Nuevas

Main street in Fuentes Nuevas

Reflections in the solar glass factory (the bodega opposite gave me a free glass of their excellent wine

The pilgrim bridge over the motorway - looking back

Looking forward to the hills of Galicia

First view of Casabelos


Hermitage in Casabelos

Casabelos refugio; cabins for 2 built around an old church

Swimming in the river

Interior of a cabin in the refugio: dawn

Leaving the road after km. 406

A sculptor's workshop in the middle of nowhere

Distant view of Villafranca and the mountain of Galicia

Dilapidated house showing method of construction

Villafranca and church from the steps of the refugio

Entering Villafranca del Bierzo

Alexander and Muriel from Holland in the main square

Torquemada's house


The pilgrim statue with two pilgrims

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