zondag 18 december 2016

Why not try the Camino del Norte

Very nice impression of the Camino Del Norte.

Did you walk it, see it again en relive memories.
Didn't walk it, see what you missed and perhaps write it down on your bucket list ;-)


maandag 12 december 2016

Campus Stella

This video contains the full album Pilgrimage: 9 Songs of Ecstasy - Pilgrimage
A video for your ears.

The album was released in 1997.

0:00 Campus Stella/Field of Stars
5:12 Through the Seas of Life
10:07 Pilgrimage
14:32 Land of Ecstasy
19:55 Rain or Shine
25:20 Ceremony
29:03 Dark Skies
35:50 Iberia
41:40 Path to the Invisible

A german story of pilgrimage

This is the story of  Sarah, a German girl telling her story of her camino. Never alone on holidays, not a hiking type, no idea why she started.

Walking the Camino del Norte, switching to the Camino Frances where she encountered as many pilgrims in the first hour as she saw on the whole of the del Norte.


The spoken words in this movie are in German!!

woensdag 2 november 2016

1200 Years of the Way of St James

A short documentary on the Camino to Santiago published by Deutsche Welle.


maandag 24 oktober 2016

Saint Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela

I'm a superwoman is the song in this video of the famous Camino Frances by a young pilgrim.
David is still around.

Think she's Dutch ;-)


The CF again, lovely

Another fine impression from France to the ocean.
Enjoy tranquility, the landscape, the walk..
Again a feast for your eyes, your memory, your ears...

As still most pilgrims walk the Camino Frances,
this route wil receive most video's.


El Camino de Santiago. Más allá del camino

Walking the French Way where many different people talk about it's meaning..
And at the end you know it's not the end, it's a new beginning


dinsdag 11 oktober 2016

Camino Primitivo

Walking the Camino Primitivo in colour and black/white. An impression from Petra Banus who walked it in 2015, from Oviedo to Santiago and onwards to Fisterra.

Petra Banus

maandag 10 oktober 2016

B&W Camino Frances

A black and white photographic impression of the Camino Frances.
Accompanied by 'Tu Gitana' by Luar Na Lubre

Alex Martinez

donderdag 6 oktober 2016

Khumb Mela

Khumb Mela

"Kumbh Mela or Kumbha Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred river. 
Traditionally, four fairs are widely recognized as the Kumbh Melas: 
the Haridwar Kumbh Mela, the Allahabad Kumbh Mela, 
the Nashik-Trimbakeshwar Simhastha and the Ujjain Simhastha, 
These four fairs are held periodically at one of the following places by rotation: Haridwar, Allahabad, Nashik and Ujjain. 

The main festival site is located on the banks of a river the Ganges 
(Ganga) at Haridwar, the confluence of the Ganges and the Yamuna and the mythical Sarasvati at Allahabad, the Godavari at Nashik and the Shipra at Ujjain. 

Bathing in these rivers is thought to cleanse a person of all sins. 
At any given place, the Kumbh Mela is held once in 12 years. "


Sister Maria Asuncion

This is just a memory for many.
Sister Maria Asuncion singing and leading in the Cathedral of Santiago.

Impressive memories for all who walked or biked and attented mass.


vrijdag 30 september 2016

Landscapes of the Camino Frances

And again, this is just an impression of the Camino Frances, but what an impression it makes on those who walked this camino. Lot's of landscapes. Memories flourish.

Camino Estrella

maandag 19 september 2016


The Camino Frances, all the way.
She had no idea what she was in for...

Colleen Peterson

Via de la Plata contemplated

Photographic impression and contemplation on the Via de la Plata.
From Sevilla in the south to Astorga on the Camino Frances.

Dermot Dolan

zondag 4 september 2016

El Canto Gregoriano

El Canto Gregoriano en el Camino de Santiago

Warner Music Spain


All the places forming the Camino Frances.
The mountains, albergues and views.
The food, churches and sculptures.
The bridges, crosses and cows.
The streams, communal diners and Botafumeiro.
Yop, it's all there.

Skipp Maiden

dinsdag 23 augustus 2016

Paths to go

Tomáš filmed several of the paths he walked on his Camino Frances from Saint Jean Pied de Port to Santiago.

Tomáš Minarik

Mecca 21th century pilgrimage

"In February 2016, photographer Luca Locatelli traveled to Mecca and Medina during umrah, a minor pilgrimage that can be made for much of the year. He received permission from the Saudi Arabian authorities to document the trip."

360VR video from the New York Times

Read the story, or see the slide show, by Luca Locatelli here: http://nyti.ms/2ahmvyY

Buddha pilgrimage

An educational video on four places of Buddha pilgrimage:

"This educational video follows the path of Buddhist pilgrims from around the world as they visit Lumbini, Nepal, the site of the Buddha's birth; Bodh Gaya, India, the site of the Buddha's enlightenment; Sarnath, India, the site of the Buddha's first sermon; Rajgir, India, the site of the Vulture's Peak, where the Buddha gave several famous sermons; Vaishali, India, where the Buddha first accepted women into the order of nuns; and Kushinagar, India, the site of the Buddha's death."

Philip Lucas

vrijdag 12 augustus 2016

Camino Ignaciano, the Ignatian Way

The Ignatius Way walked by Ignatius of Loyola in 1522 starts in Loyola and continues to Manresa, from the birthplace of Azpeitia to the Cave of St. Ignatius in Manresa.

I'll start with this documentary on the Ignatian Way.

Then onwards to two fine presentations.

A slide show of the route, guided by spiritual music

A photographic presentation

And finally:

From Catalonia to Logrono

BlogdiBruno's experiences were welcomed earlier in this blog ;-)

Recently he walked from North Eastern Spain to the Camino Frances. On the Cami de Girona ending in mighty Montserrat,
and following the Cami de Sant Jaume to the Camino Frances upto Logrono.



zondag 31 juli 2016

A photographer's way of the CF

An impression of the pilgrimage through the eyes of a photographer.

Church Hill

Camino del Norte

A contemplative journey along the Camino Del Norte, from Irun to Santiago de Compostela.

A movie by Enrico Colantoni
Click on the link below picture to watch.

vrijdag 22 juli 2016

Knock Shrine

Knock, place of apparition of Our Lady, Saint Joseph,
and Saint John the Evangelist in 1879.

It rained heavely, during two hours 15 villagers saw three persons, enlighted, flowing above the ground, ...


An impression from visitor Dominic Kennedy



Again a portrait of the Camino Frances,
all who walked will recognize

Saturn 17x

zondag 17 juli 2016

Doing El Camino

The one the most walked, the Camino Frances.
An impression of this camino,
making you remembering yours,
making you longing for the next.

See the views, the albergues, the animals, the pilgrims, the paths, the churches, ....

David Henderson

Making their own music video clip

Just four girls performing their Camino Frances.


Biking del Norte

Up to speed biking tour of the Camino del Norte,
900 kilometer, sea on the right. 


zondag 10 juli 2016

Pilgrimage & Paris & Contemplation

A collection of movies related to pilgrimage and related to Paris.
Have a look at an initiative to place bronze waymarkers, visit Pere Lachaise and the Tour St Jacques and enjoy some music from the 'Messe de St. Jacques'.

Bronze waymarkers on the pilgrimage route through Paris?

Regnier Junior


A personal pilgrimage Pere Lachaise

Rick Steves Europe


Tour de Saint Jacques, Paris

"The tower's rich decoration reflects the wealth of its patrons, the wholesale butchers of the nearby Les Halles market. The masons in charge were Jean de Felin, Julien Ménart and Jean de Revier. It was built in 1509 to 1523, during the reign of King Francis I. With a dedication to Saint James the Great, the ancient church[2] and its landmark tower welcomed pilgrims setting out on the road that led to Tours and headed for the way of St James, which led to the major pilgrimage destination of Santiago de Compostela. A relic of the saint preserved in the church linked it the more strongly and in modern times occasioned its listing in 1998 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO among the sites and structures marking the chemins de Compostelle, the pilgrimage routes in France that led like tributaries of a great stream headed towards Santiago in the northwest of Spain."

Travel and discover


Some more on the history Of the St Jacques Tower



Timelapse Tour Saint Jacques 



And finally a musical outro.
"Sanctus de la "Messe de Saint Jacques" de Y. Olivet
Coro diocesano de París
Ensemble de Solistas de la Maitrise de Notre Dame.
Paris - Francia.
Domingo in Albis 2010.
Gran Órgano: Jean-Pierre Leguay
Órgano de Coro: Yves Castagnet"


zaterdag 2 juli 2016

Just an old fashioned Camino Frances ;-)

A few minutes to enjoy the Camino Frances.
The walk, the pilgrims, the villages, the views, the arrows, the sky, the trees, the rain, ......

Pere Bellido

donderdag 16 juni 2016

Drone footage Roncesvalles and Casa de los Dios

Some time ago The Pilgrims Gaze presented a collection of drone movies of several villages and cathedrals. You can see them here.

As popularity of drone usage rises, more movies will appear.
As popularity of walking the camino rises.... ;-)
Today some additions.

The first one is a famous location on the Camino Frances, the location of Dave, the Casa de los Dios in San Justo de la Vega.

Camino de Santiago Radio

The second one is about Roncesvalles. Also a famous location after 'conquering' the mountains between France and Spain.

Dronic Servicios Aereos

dinsdag 24 mei 2016

Russia Velikoretsky Procession

The revival of pilgrimage isn't a local phenomenon. I like to introduce you to one of the many Russian pilgrimage sites:
the Velikoretsky Procession of the Cross.

A large route where pilgrims walk about 150 kilometers
following the icon of St Nicolas / St Nicolay.

I provided two links for extra information and a link to the site of photographer Sandra Reddin.


The Velikoretsky Icon of St Nicholas

Sandra Reddin

vrijdag 13 mei 2016

Camino Portugues, variante espiritual

Starting in Pontevedra an alternative route starts from the Camino Portugues. It´s the Variante Espiritual.

I happen to stumble on three nice impressions from this route. Have a look for yourself.


Volkmar Hase

And the third 2015/2016 one
Pepe Arlote

Camino de Levante

Starting in Valencia...

(picture from: http://www.berenguela.com/)


zaterdag 7 mei 2016

Something droning along the camino

A collection of drone footage along the Camino de Santiago.

Several places along the camino
Aerofoto Aerofotocopter

O'cebreiro in winter
felnan blogg

Santiago dC and cathedral

Bilbao, cathedral

Catedral de Zamora

Monte de Gozo

Cabo Fisterra
Martin Mutzenberg

Saint Jean Pied de Port

woensdag 27 april 2016

Camino Frances, just the real thing...

Long but impressive impression of a Camino Frances, walked in April 2015.
Experience it, see the scenery, hear people's motives, go shopping, enter mass and albergue, have a cafe con leche, enjoy the music, buen camino...

Knowing that this structure is here, as a way of working through life transitions, gives me some peace...

James Nicoll