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Aug 28, 2011, 6:05:27 PM
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Zapatones - The Pilgrim by BenHeine Zapatones - The Pilgrim by BenHeine
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A great looking pilgrim I met in front of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain) at the very end of my 700 km walk. His name is Zapatones and he is a well known living monument in Santiago.

The scallop shell on the man's hat has long been the symbol of the Camino de Santiago. It is often found on the shores in Galicia. Over the centuries the scallop shell has taken on mythical, metaphorical and practical meanings, even if its relevance may actually derive from the desire of pilgrims to take home a souvenir.

The Way of St. James has existed for over a thousand years. It was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during medieval times, together with Rome and Jerusalem.

Legend holds that St. James's remains were carried by boat from Jerusalem to northern Spain where he was buried on the site of what is now the city of Santiago de Compostela.

Since 1980 the route has attracted a growing number of modern-day pilgrims from around the globe. The route was declared the first European Cultural Route by the Council of Europe in October 1987; it was also named one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral (I'll soon post other photos of it) is a Roman Catholic cathedral of the archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. The cathedral is the burial-place of Saint James the Greater, one of the apostles of Jesus Christ.

The above photo has been shot with the Samsung NX11, provided by Samsung Electronics. Co., Ltd.
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leorlazo Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Absolutely perfect
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tozhma Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wish you had more stuff like this
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daxusx Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
excellent !! i like this very much!
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amydudess Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Hi, I was wondering if I could use this image on a presentation about catholic pilgrimage?
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IKNOWHOIAM Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist
HEEEYYY))) I've seen this old man this summer in Santiago de Comp!
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aprilclash Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice!
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:iconwoodpig:
Woodpig Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great face! Very weathered - ideal for image of pilgrim.
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:iconaveyune:
Aveyune Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
PIRATE!!!

But seriously, this is a stunning photograph. Elderly people, I feel, are always the most interesting to photograph, due to the way the light plays across wrinkles and such. You've done a wonderful job capturing this gentleman's mystique and wisdom. Lovely.
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xellcocoa999 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
Wow... Outstanding potograph... I look at this man and I want to learn from him. He looks like he's just full of vast knowledge. Not cause he appears old but his eyes...
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anafilipacouto Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this picture is priceless!
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:iconmarsiams:
MarsiaMS Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for sharing.
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:iconlunagata:
lunagata Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
He looks like he stepped out of a fantasy book! (Specially a Tolkien one).
Heh. :D I like it
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:iconsmerle:
SMerle Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
nicely done!
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BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
an interesting character
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:iconokakora:
okakora Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
wow...amazing! What a striking man..:)
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:iconinobras:
inObrAS Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Wonderful portrait! :clap:
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FreckleOnMyPalm Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
He's so amazing looking...he could easily be a wizard. Love the shot! You really find the most amazing people to photograph
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Mann-of-LaMancha Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He looks to be quite the character! :D (Not meaning to be insulting, as I like that)
Nice subject, wonderful capture.

Though I have little interest in religions or iconography, I recognize the building's architectural significance and will watch to see those future pictures posted :D

Point of reference, did you know that the information about what camera you used and shutter speed, etc is listed on the (for me) right side of the screen;
Make:SAMSUNG
Model:NX11
Shutter Speed:1/80 second
Aperture:F/11.0
Focal Length:38 mm
ISO Speed:100
Date Taken:Aug 28, 2011, 6:05:27 PM
Software:Adobe Photoshop CS4 Macintosh
Sensor Size:3mm
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Kharen94th Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Student General Artist
This pilgrim always walks around that area, I have not spoken with him, but I know by sight, and always in the news by Xacobeo 2011
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JazzinLyric Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow.
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Wosele Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of a Pilgrim I saw in TV called "Marcelino el Peregrino"
Looks like he has a lot to tell!
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:iconoscar-ojisan:
oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011   Artist
he looks nice..
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:iconcrown-jewels:
Crown-Jewels Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Hot cute, reminds me of captain crunch. XP
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psychmeout Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
What a beautiful picture! This man looks like he's got wisdom to impart.
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wiggler94 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Magnifique ! :D
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Anesidora-Rising Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
El color es muy bonito, realmente captura el espiritu del peregrino
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WhiteShinigami Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the picture! it's like you caught a whole story in it. these are the portraits i enjoy ^^
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:iconviketaur:
Viketaur Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Student Photographer
Superbe portrait, très émotif !
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:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
merci l'ami!!
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