Santiago Cathedral photos

To be honest I did not think I’d be into the whole Pilgrim Mass thing upon arrival in Santiago, but to come so far, I realised it would be a shame not to miss it.  And what was really neat, we were fortunate to experience the Botafumerio at the 7.30pm Pilgrim Mass.

Scallop shell, the symbol of the Camino, embedded in the walls of the Cathedral

Scallop shell, the symbol of the Camino, embedded in the walls of the Cathedral

Beautiful cut stone arches

Beautiful cut stone arches

The main knave in the church

The main knave in the church

We stayed at this seminary which also housed an hotel and pilgrim accommodation.mmi'd say Uncle Jerry is laughing his socks off at the idea of me staying there!

We stayed at this seminary which also housed an hotel and pilgrim accommodation.mmi’d say Uncle Jerry is laughing his socks off at the idea of me staying there!

Finola and I waiting for mass to start

Finola and I waiting for mass to start

This is where we stayed.  We rounded the corner on arrival and for fun I said this is where we are staying - yeah right!  But it was the place!

This is where we stayed. We rounded the corner on arrival and for fun I said this is where we are staying – yeah right! But it was the place!

The breakfast room

The breakfast room

The hallway down to reception

The hallway down to reception

I tried to upload a video Grace took of the Botofumerio but for some reason it won't upload.  In the meantime, this will have to do!

I tried to upload a video Grace took of the Botofumerio but for some reason it won’t upload. In the meantime, this will have to do!

 

 

About Kate Coffey

After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between. It took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and it's people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Sanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with my friends there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to date. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.
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