Thursday, August 31, 2017

The iconography of the pilgrim

This statue of St. James, Santiago, on the outskirts of Oviedo is a modern rendering of the traditional motif of the peregrino. The sculptor is a woman; perhaps she envisioned a gentle staff bearing figure?

This rather sweet rendering was on the wall of a hostel, an albergue. 

At the same hostel, official signage included this very contemporary pilgrim. 

In Tineo one Camino neighbor had created this very contemporary figure along the way. The rain jacket might come in handy; we walked four hours in the rain yesterday, not as bad as it sounds. We plod on, happily.

1 comment:

Hattie said...

Sweet is the word that came to me too. Everything seems so intimate there, doesn't it?

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