June 21, 2016: Fromista to Carrion de los Condes

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Walking, we wondered what these metal frames were intended  to hold.  James thought candles, but there are no bases to support  a candle.  I thought perhaps some sort of kerosene lantern could hang below.  Regardless, they are interesting for passing pilgrims to look at and speculate about.
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A rather stylized pilgrim, but he’s got his cockle shell on his hat.
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Are my eyes deceiving me?  Those can’t be teepees, can they?  In Spain?
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The troubadour and his guitar March into the next town.
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Very plump geese and chickens patrolled the garden where we stopped for drinks.
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Did I mention the donkeys joining us for snacks?
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Sometimes one gets a sense of what it must have been like to be a medieval pilgrim.  You are walking across this absolutely flat plain, then up ahead you see this enormous building rearing far above its one- and two-story neighboring structures.  It’s a church, of course, summoning you to visit.
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When we finally got to the church, the door was still open–but it was 2 pm and time to lock up.  So we only got the briefest glance inside.  We lunched at a cafe across from this beautiful doorway and so got to admire it for a good long while.
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We encounter a metal pilgrim or St. James in many towns, but this is our first one seated and having coffee.
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Every once in a while we get a reminder of just how far we  still have to go.