Category Archives: Camino

January 27

“Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago”

Seattle Friends, If you are even a little curious about the Camino de Santiago and would like to understand more about the experience of walking it, this documentary is a great place to start and it is going to be in Seattle soon. Starting on Friday, February 7th at the SIFF Uptown Cinema, there will […]

December 24

The Christmas Letters

I look up from the black and white laptop screen and the whole world is in color just like in the Wizard of Oz. It’s 10:30 at night and I’ll be writing for hours, but I don’t care because I’m ready now. Daddy’s home for Christmas.

Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week – August 25, 2013

* This half-hour film gives a great feel for the daily life (and sometimes grind) of the Camino. It is recorded in Spanish, but there are functional English translations at the bottom through captions. It covers three friends, the strangers they meet, the fellow pilgrims, and the ducks, geese, frogs, calves, foals, and goats met […]

August 17

Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week – August 18, 2013

People always ask me what’s it like to walk the Camino. What’s it like? What’s it like? Well, it’s kind of like these three pictures all taken at arrival in the great square in front of the cathedral. Thanks to Jean-François Aillet who assembled them as a trio on his site and forwarded the images on to […]

August 12

Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week – August 11, 2013

Honestly, this is what I thought pilgrims looked like by the time they reached Santiago. Ben Heine, a multidisciplinary artist from Belgium, published a set of photos from his Camino here. Home page of the artist here. More on the iconic subject of the photo here. <– July 28, 2013 Camino Photo of the Week […]

July 30

Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week – July 28, 2013

* This is a week when the city of Santiago de Compostela is in the news for the most tragic reasons. There have been powerful pictures from a number of news services, but this one caught my eye because of a detail pilgrims will recognize. The cement wall in the background is adorned with the […]

July 22

Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week – July 21, 2013

* A new follower on twitter this week (Kei Tachibana @Rikka1535135) had a fascinating scroll of images from two separate pilgrimages. The first of her recent pilgrimage to Santiago, the second of a Japanese Buddhist pilgrimage she is currently undertaking. But what jumped out among a number of terrific images was a picture of a […]

Adam Nathan July 17

Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week – July 14, 2013

In March of 2011 I left Rognes, France for Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Nine weeks and a thousand miles later I reached the town of Finisterre on the western coast. The pilgrimage was the centerpiece of a sabbatical year I spent with my family in the south of France and documented in Walking Backwards (A […]

July 02

Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week – June 30, 2013

The coolest pilgrim stick ever from the sculptor/artist Jean-François Aillet. His site here. Jean-François was previously featured on May 12, 2013. * <– June 23, 2013 Camino Photo of the Week Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week Archive Twitter: @caminophotoofwk Each week adamnathan.com features an image or piece of writing that captures something special […]

June 24

Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week – June 23, 2013

A collection of 32 terrific Camino shots by Victor Nuno in 2007 in Navarre, Spain. His website. Twitter: @victornuno * <– June 16, 2013 Camino Photo of the Week Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week Archive Twitter: @caminophotoofwk Each week adamnathan.com features an image or piece of writing that captures something special about the […]

June 16

Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week – June 16, 2013

From “The Greenery,” the blog of Kim Green, a self-described “gardener, writer, public radio producer, semi-retired flight instructor, retired Ultimate Frisbee player, and oft-humbled student of Russian.” Forgot the picture of the feet – although I love it – you have to read Kim’s list of the Camino by the Numbers as part of her […]

June 09

Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week – June 9, 2013

The Boy Scouts from Chapel Hill, North Carolina just raised over $6,000 for the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and walked the Camino from St. Jean Pied de Port to Finisterre. The full story here. I loved this quote from their trip leader Brian Burnham:  “Blistered feet? The Camino doesn’t care. Wet clothes? Camino doesn’t care. Music and […]

June 02

Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week – June 2, 2013

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep. One of an excellent many at the Flickr site from Ray Rosa at rcpfotografia. His personal site with an account of his Camino and plenty of pictures can be […]

May 30

Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week – May 26, 2013

Camino walker, writer and enthusiast Jane Blanchard has put together a Pinterest collection of all books Camino here. If you’ve written a book about your Camino — and who hasn’t? — and you don’t see it here, then let her know!  * <– May 19, 2013 Camino Photo of the Week Camino de Santiago Photo […]

May 21

Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week – May 19, 2013

A small collection of charming illustrations from the Camino, including a pilgrim collecting garbage in his backpack along the Camino (at top of page). * <– May 12, 2013 Camino Photo of the Week Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week Archive Twitter: @caminophotoofwk Each week adamnathan.com features an image or piece of writing that […]