July 17: Pedrouzo to Santiago

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The tall poles are for stork nests?
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Such ancient churches along this stretch
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A new kind of signpost for pilgrims
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Notice the crosses made of twigs that are woven into the fence.  Perhaps each one carried a pilgrim’s intention, or the remembrance of someone dear?
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Another beautiful gateway, though in a somewhat odd location
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Finally, walking into Santiago
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Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, with the inevitable scaffolding
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Another view of the cathedral
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The streets are thronged with pilgrims and visitors
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A view through the streets of the bell towers
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A rehearsal before an evening performance
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The most abused part of pilgrims’ bodies.  The legend says, “Straight path, upright path”
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Another view of the rehearsal, flanked by the announcement that the performances on the stage are sponsored by the Santiago city council
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I haven’t taken enough photos of the delicious food we ate along the Way.  James likes crepes.