Spain's Pilgrim Trail: photos to enjoy. Edition 2
By Fran West
The Pilgrim Trail originated centuries ago for religious pilgrims travelling a route from France to the shrine of Santiago de Compostela (Saint James) in Galicia, Spain. Hence the name, El Camino Frances (the French Way). It winds its way through northern Spain, passing through towns, villages, farming land and mountains. People can choose to travel on foot, by bicycle or on horseback and as quickly or as slowly as they want. Along the way they can stop off for breaks at cafes and stay in hostels (albergues or refugios) or hotels at the end of the day. Some pilgrims can take days or several weeks to complete their chosen way.
In this picture book there are 20 colourful photos of what people can see when they travel on the last 150 kilometres of El Camino. There are photos of a trail sign, a section of the trail, a trail marker, walkers, cyclists, horse riders, mountains, a bridge, hostel, farmhouse, tractor, cows, granary (for grain storage), a village, church, café, water fountain, backpacks, inside the Cathedral of Santiago and the statue of Saint James on it.
First comes the photo with information on it for looking and learning (it can also be used like a flash card). Next comes the photo just for looking and enjoying.