Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Sant Iago, Galicia, Spain.

Sant Iago, or Saint James, is a very famous figure in Galicia. That shows you why the capital of Galicia is Sant Iago, commonly called Santiago de Compostela. It is the end of the line for many of the walkers finishing their trek along the camino, of course some continue on to Finisterra as well. The town has a compact old town which, unfortunately, is overrun by tourist related things. You can't walk more than a few metres before you see the same souvenirs at another shop, followed by the same souvenirs, followed by.... you get the point. Also, the restaurants appear to be the sort that have a menu with pictures on it, rarely a good sign. It has some nice buildings and once you get away from the hustle and bustle sections it is really quite quaint. We arrived in the afternoon, but first went for a walk near our accommodation to find some food to cook dinner, then walked into the city centre in the late afternoon to enjoy that lovely soft light time of day.

The cathedral has a little hat, how cute!

All the kids, old and young on mobiles. The times, the times.

We only arrived on the first day just before sunset, which mean some pretty photos.

And some long shadows.

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