Camino pics#10 Astorga to Rabanal

I know this was the last pic yesterday but had to start with it again. Superb architecture!!

I know this was the last pic yesterday but had to start with it again. Superb architecture!!

Pictures today start out inside Gaudi Palace and the cathedral. We leave Astorga  and stop for a morning coffee or two and run into Sue from Australia, whom we haven’t seen since breakfast in Burgette after leaving Roncevalles. We walked the day together and stayed at the same albergue where her husband Kevin and grandson Jesse joined us.

statues in Gaudi Palace courtyard

statues in Gaudi Palace courtyard

Gaudi Palace

Gaudi Palace

Dale at the Palace.

Dale at the Palace.

door to Gaudi

door to Gaudi

inside Gaudi Palace

inside Gaudi Palace

ceiling

ceiling

cathedral detail

cathedral detail

cathedral interior

cathedral interior

Dale & cathedral door

Dale & cathedral door

organ

organ

Foot bath at St Javier albergue

Foot bath at St Javier albergue

not sure what this is but only a couple blocks from Gaudi

not sure what this is but only a couple blocks from Gaudi

large square with drinks and dining available around the edges. Ran into a couple from California that we had met at Orisson

large square with drinks and dining available around the edges. Ran into a couple from California that we had met at Orisson

Two statues clang the bell on the hour. Look close

Two statues clang the bell on the hour. Look close

Left Astorga in the dark with firemen from Atlanta. Stopped for coffee and in walked Sue from Australia. Hadn't seen her since breakfast in Burgette just outside Roncevalles. She walked with us for the day. We met her husband and grandson in Rabanal.

Left Astorga in the dark with firemen from Atlanta. Stopped for coffee and in walked Sue from Australia. Hadn’t seen her since breakfast in Burgette just outside Roncevalles. She walked with us for the day. We met her husband and grandson in Rabanal.

note the storks nest on top of the church

note the storks nest on top of the church

love the doors

love the doors

Very pretty home

Very pretty home

... with a great door

… with a great door

long, hot and flat for awhile

long, hot and flat for awhile

slight fixer!

slight fixer!

storks nest

storks nest

Lynda and Sue sharing a laugh

Lynda and Sue sharing a laugh

They must've filmed a Cialis ad here.

They must’ve filmed a Cialis ad here.

another church...

another church…

... with a great door

… with a great door

We finally made it to Rabanal  and stayed at the Guacelmo albergue. It was by donation. In the afternoon they had English Tea in the garden. Lots of cookies, chips, muncies and several types of tea. Would highly recommend this albergue.

We finally made it to Rabanal and stayed at the Guacelmo albergue. It was by donation. In the afternoon they had English Tea in the garden. Lots of cookies, chips, muncies and several types of tea. Would highly recommend this albergue.

dinner salad

dinner salad

Sue, Dale, Kevin, two other pilgrims and Jesse at dinner.

Sue, Dale, Kevin, two other pilgrims and Jesse at dinner.

Cheers!

Cheers!

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4 thoughts on “Camino pics#10 Astorga to Rabanal

  1. Beautiful !!!! The Gaudi Place is really cool !!! Wonder how many yrs. it took to build ?? Great pic of Dale in front of the Cathedral doors, they are huge !!!. Did you take a pictures of EVERY DOOR in town ?? ha ha ha I live @ 70 Green Door not to get confused with 41 Blue !! ha ha ha ha How big across are those Storks nest, they look huge ?? Oh and I like the statue of the people clanging the bell.

    • Dale did get mad at me taking pictures of flowers and doors. Some towns he took the camera away from me. As for the Gaudi Palace- the outside was more appealing to me than the inside. The castles and palaces in Spain were great but a little disappointing as I have been to the castles in Bavaria and Denmark and they are spectacular inside and out. I guess though, most of the Spanish ones are much older.

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