For many Pamplona is a place for R & R after a couple of days of walking.
It’s a walled city from the north and one enters over an old stone bridge — this is part of its charm:
Arriving sooner that expected I found the city during siesta time. Little activity could be seen:
The windows of closed shops were still fun to see:
This window was very unusual:
Along the way I also found the church of St. Saturnin. I walked in to check it out — lit some candles–actually upon dropping coins in a slot battery powered candles lit up. No mess — very modern:
The church was classic and an added bonus was arriving during mass:
Continuing through the city was constantly reminded that this was a path for the Camino:
Beyond this harbinger of good will were the numerous townspeople who patted my shoulder saying “Buen Camino”. If I appeared lost someone quickly reoriented me. It was as if I was running a marathon.
As I walked through the city Camino markers led the way:
under awnings of trees — more exotic than others:
One sight that will interest cycling affectionotos is the way traffic control treats bikes–and yes people are riding bikes:
Once into the “suburbs” other sights came into view:
I crossed the city in half an hour and the path changed as well:
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