El Camino de Santiago

A Spiritual Pilgrimage – Week 4
Photo Essay by Jamie Gominger

Day 22.

Near Hospital de Orbigo.

Day 24.

Cruz de Ferro.

Manjarin, a nearly abandoned 12th century village.

Population: 1

The ascend.

Village in ruins. A familiar sight along the Camino.

Passing through, a short glimpse into another person’s life.

Go this way.

Mountain roads.


Day 25.

Ponferrada Castle. Built in the late 12th century by the Knights Templar.

“Humanity suffers the consequences of uncontrolled progress. When will we be able to harmonize science and nature?”

Day 27.

Go that way.

Welcome to Galicia.

Just outside of Tricastela in Galicia.