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I am a family man with interests in family history, photography, history and travel.

MM 4-24 Break Time at the End of the Camino

During our stay in Santiago last May we often walked down Rua da Acibecheria to the cathedral. One day I caught a street musician sitting on a wall near the cathedral’s north entrance taking a break from his guitar playing … Continue reading

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The Pilgrim’s Mass in Santiago

We walked down Rua da Acibecheria on a Saturday morning last May to attend the Pilgrim’s Mass at Catedral de Santiago which starts at noon every day.   We reached the cathedral’s north facade and then walked around the east side … Continue reading

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The Final Steps on the Camino

For hundreds of years pilgrims on the French Way of the Camino walked 500 miles from St. Jean Pied de Port in France to the marketplace on top of the hill in Santiago. Then they would walk down a narrow … Continue reading

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MM 4-23 Walls and Windows of Porto

Soon after we arrived in Porto after a long bus trip from Santiago we decided to check out the views from the roof of our hotel and I took several shots. This one is my entry for this week’s Monochrome … Continue reading

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MM 4-22 The entrance door to Milan Cathedral

There are doors and then there are DOORS. This one is made of bronze and it was designed by the Italian sculptor Lodovico Pogliaghi in 1902 and completed by him in 1908. You can find it protecting the main entrance … Continue reading

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Our Best Meal in Spain

Some of you may know that I am not too fond of Spanish food. That’s not any fault of the Spanish. I also don’t like French food very much. Maybe the fault is all mine! My wife is much less … Continue reading

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Restoring the Templars Castle in Ponferrada

Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are three European nations that are not part of the EU but are economically tied to all EU nations via the European Economic Area (EEA). Since 1994 these countries have contributed to the welfare of some … Continue reading

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