dinsdag 29 december 2015

Let's look at St Olav's Way

Just some nice clips on the St Olav's Way.
(or parts of it)
From Oslo to the cathedral in Trondheim.
The third one is a documentary from Arte.
The fifth one a documentary from Phoenix.
The sixth one is also an Arte documentary.

(but: clips 3, 4, 5 and 6 have German commentaries)

Joining parents for a few days.

Sweet Natural Living

Gabrielle Bettio

Following three clips have German narratives!

Documentary from Arte Wanderlust

Reflective comments in this video are in German language.
Jacob Schafle

Dokus, Arte

Pepe Doron

maandag 28 december 2015


Uma Jornada pelo Caminho de Santiago
Want to see the Camino Frances again, here´s your chance.
Days to remember.

A Caminho de Santiago


zaterdag 5 december 2015

Also on Facebook

Did you know that The Pilgrims Gaze also has a page on Facebook?

Have a look and if you like this blog, perhaps like the page. Thanks.

Ingles, Bayonne, Portugues, Invierno, Baztanes, VascoInterior, Aragones, Frances, Primitivo, Salvador, del Norte and VdePlata

A very nice collection of many caminos by TodoCaminoSantiago.

Do you want you have an idea of the walk?
Here's the place to get an impression.

Or walked if before?
Here's the memory.

Starting a bucket list?
Some suggestions below.

Camino Ingles starting in Ferrol

Camino Vasco del Interior from Irun to Burgos

Camino Portugues from Lisbon to Santiago

Camino de Invierno leaving the Camino Frances at Ponferrada

Camino Baztanes from Bayonne to Pamplona

Camino Aragones from Somport to Puente la Reina

The Camino Frances from Saint Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela

Camino Primitivo from Oviedo to Santiago

Camino Salvador from Leon to Oviedo 

Camino del Norte from Irun to Santiago

The Via de la Plata from Sevilla to Astorga

woensdag 25 november 2015

Camino Primitivo

A tastfull impression on the Camino Primitivo, the first of the camino's.
This one is from Antonio Navarro Martinez.



The Pilgrims Gaze spotted three presentations from Antonio
on his camino travels:
Camino Primitivo (this one)

Camino Ingles the beautiful

Nice pictures on the Camino Ingles
departing from Ferrol and heading to Santiago de Compostela. 

Walked it? Then you'll remember.
Didn't? Here's how to get appetite.
Presentation from Antonio Navarro Martinez.



The Pilgrims Gaze spotted three of the presentations from Antonio.
Camino Ingles (this one)

Camino Baztanés

Walking from Bayone to Pamplona, this is the Camino Baztanés.
Again beautiful photographs from Antonio Navarro Martinez.
This is a route still undiscovered, please don't distribute this presentation ;-)



The Pilgrims Gaze spotted three of the presentations from Antonio.
Camino Baztanés (this one)

dinsdag 24 november 2015

Sacred Journeys

Sometimes one of the sister blogs points to the other.

So I would like to point to Pilgrimage and Place for the documentary series from Bruce Feiler on Sacred Journeys.

in Lourdes,
on the Shikoku,
in Jerusalem,
in Mecca,
on the Kumbh Mela
and Osun Osogbo in Central Africa.

Both Pilgrimage and Place as The Pilgrims Gaze are blogs by me.

Pilgrimage and place has no unique focus on film, documentary and youtube movies but also looks at more background subjects regarding pilgrimage and place. So also expect more stuff on spirituality, on poetry, on pilgrimage to a bench or a grave....

Both have the possibility to leave your email so you'll get an update as soon as new items are added.

donderdag 19 november 2015

Rota Vicentina

Perhaps not an official camino, this fishermens trail in the south of Portugal.
But a very enjoyable and scenic route to walk.

"Rota Vicentina is a long distance path along the Sw coast of Portugal, between the city of Santiago do Cacém and the Cape of St. Vincent, totalling 350 km to walk along one of the most beautiful and best preserved coast lines of southern Europe."



zondag 15 november 2015

Peace all the way to Jerusalem

Follow Mony and Alberto on their walking for peace pilgrimage to Jerusalem. See their story and pictures here.

Their website also provides more info on other aspects of the journey.

Canterbury trail UK (trailer)

This is a trailer for a documentary
of a priest walking the Canterbury trail in the UK.
The way of Thomas Becket in South-East England.

As you perhaps know Canterbury is the start of the Via Francigena to Rome.


To Be A Pilgrim

Just two guys

Just two guys on their way, following the Camino Frances
and onwards to Finisterre.
Spinning staffs on the way.

Besides their pleasure you'll see lot's of memories.

Martin Koubek


Camino Português

Walk along the coastal route of the Camino Português starting in Porto, and continuing some more days to Finisterre.

Sceneries, churches, people, nature, roads, bridges, wildlife, villages, streams... 


Petra Banus


woensdag 11 november 2015

Korean father-son adventure on the Camino Francés

Father and son walking the Camino Francés.
The talk of the town.

By 서정균  ;-)



maandag 9 november 2015

Camino Primitivo as it is!

Personal impression from Isabelle Jørgensen
from her 2014 Camino Primitivo. 

Think you'll like it.


Camino Primitivo

A documentary from DesdeAsturias on the Camino Primitivo, starting in Oviedo and hitting the Camino Frances and finally Santiago de Compostela.

If you walked it, you'll recognize the places and scenery along the route!

(Spanish comments)



Hospitaleros, long trailer Hospitaleros Welcome

This trailer from the documentary Hospitaleros Welcome gives you an introduction to volunteering hospitaleros on the Camino de Santiago.



The complete DVD is for sale at this website from Freehighway.

Another documentary from this filmmaker,
The Way of St James, not a path of roses
This is the trailer.



zondag 8 november 2015

Reason and change

Nick Porter walked a camino and talked to several pilgrims from all over,
why are you walking?
Nice remarks on the ever changing landscapes,
even within the same day walks.


Historical Camino de Santiago

On the Filmoteca Espanola Tania Perez from the American Pilgrims on the Camino spotted a documentary on the Camino de Santiago.

Black and white

Visit several places starting in Roncesvalles,
see the empty roads...

Use the script to access specific places directly.

Couldn't find statistics from 1955 that quick, but graph below shows some numbers for earlier 1970-ties.
Yes, it must have been different compared to today.

dinsdag 3 november 2015

Compostela Field of stars

Again a beautiful documentary on the camino.
Compostela, Field of stars.

Meet the people and stories they met!

Directed by Lee Hanggab and Choi Yunjoung

The Camino Frances documentary style

Another impression from the Camino Frances.
Elliott Couch walking his 2014 way.
500 miles, 31 days, 5 minutes.

The temple of the stars

The Way of St. James (Camino de Santiago)
The Temple of the Stars - Full Documentary

The story from origins to today...

Planet doc


dinsdag 27 oktober 2015

maandag 26 oktober 2015

Experiencing St Olav

The video channel of St. Olavsleden features experiences, stages and views on the St. Olavsroute pilgrimage in Norway.

I took a few, the ones named 'stories'...

St Olavsleden

Angi from Germany

Anastasia from Russia

zondag 25 oktober 2015

Fuegos del Apostol Santiago dC 2015

The annual celebration festivities Fuegos del Apostol in Santiago de Compostela are usually a week of music, film, fireworks, cultural programmes and other entertainment and attractions.

July 24 and 25 are the main days. Perhaps you saw earlier great presentations on the facade of the cathedral.

In 2015 this wall presentation concentrated on the other side of the Plaza do Obradoiro.
The gothic facade of the cathedral pyrotechnically rebuilded.


For some other multimedia shows of earlier years with spectacular narrative shows on the cathedral see an earlier post on The Pilgrims Gaze.

donderdag 22 oktober 2015

In movement there is peace

Joe Foster walked about 500 miles, the famous 500 of the Camino Frances.
Here's his story, or read more in his book;-)


Camino Peace Pilgrimage

"Fifteen young pilgrims from various religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds walk one hundred miles of the Camino de Santiago as a sign of peace."

Heartbeat Journey


Why do they walk, how do they change?

The Power of Saint James' Way

"The Power of Saint James’ Way is a documentary that contains true stories of pilgrims whose pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela radically changed their lives. Amazing witnesses that testify this phenomenon plus explanations from experts in different disciplines that try to identify why these changes may occur."

Published by Viewster on oct 2015


Music to slides on the CF

A full hour of photo & music on the Camino Frances,
The Invierno and onwards to the sea.
Enjoy the pictures.

Laura Collins


dinsdag 13 oktober 2015

Via Francigena all the way

Follow Henk and Suzanne on their 90 days voyage from Canterbury to Rome through England, France, Switzerland and Italy in 2014.

Video by Henk van der Klok

Canterbury - Arras

till Vienne-le-Château

entering Switzerland

doing St Bernard and entering Italy

till Fidenza

finally, entering Rome

vrijdag 25 september 2015

Oliver Schroer A song for all seasons

A song from the Canadian fiddler Oliver Schroer.
The text in this clip is an article published in 2008,
just a few days before he died.

Oliver walked the camino with his violin and played in several churches (cd camino) The music in this clip is from another cd.
Just close your eyes and open your ears...

Enya Pilgrim how you journey

Pilgrim how you journey
3' 12"

Pilgrim, how you journey
On the road you chose
To find out why the winds die
And where the stories go.

All days come from one day
That much you must know,
You cannot change what's over
But only where you go.

One way leads to diamonds,
One way leads to gold,
Another leads you only
To everything you're told.

In your heart you wonder
Which of these is true;
The road that leads to nowhere,
The road that leads to you.

Will you find the answer
In all you say and do?
Will you find the answer
In you?

Each heart is a pilgrim,
Each one wants to know
The reason why the winds die
And where the stories go.

Pilgrim, in your journey
You may travel far,
For pilgrim it's a long way
To find out who you are...

Pilgrim, it's a long way
To find out who you are...

Pilgrim, it's a long way
To find out who you are...

iPhone short film

A short film by Peter Cordenonsi
Written and Created by Michel Gagnon, Peter Cordenonsi and Terri McCarley
Shot on iPhone 5s

(2' 31")

To the End of the World

And again a very recommended mini movie on the Camino Frances
by Hank Leukart.
I know I'm hooked to pilgrimage and the camino. Movies like these probably only encourage these feelings.
And again, if you walked this route, you're into memory lane.

Closer to yourself, he says.
Trailrunners for boots, he says.
Why did we go?
Visit David.
Wake up and just walk and walk and walk.
"The camino is gods dream for how people should be when they are with each other."
Well. You know...


The video is here:



Hank Leukart has a travel weblog with more information on his voyage,
and also more on his other trips. 

Ich bin dann mal weg Trailer

The USA had it's way: The Way.
By the end of the year Germany has
'Ich bin dann mal weg'.

In 2001 Hape Kerkeling walked to Santiago and published a popular book on his experiences.
Being a comedian, it features some comedy.
(All fragments in this blogentry are in German.)

The movie 'Ich bin dann mal weg' is directed by Julia van Heinz, and Devid Striesow plays Hape Kerkeling.

Here's the trailer:

Warner bros
( 1:39)

Below is part of the show 'Hape liest vor', where Hape Kerkeling reads his book and entertains his audience. Obviously the show is in German language.
Other parts available through Youtube.

Introduction of Devid Striesow when filming started in 2014.

zondag 20 september 2015

Camino Frances, some of the final stages, great production

Again, a great, great movie of the last days on the Camino Frances.
Watch it while some of the final stages to SdC are walked.

Day 1 Foncebadon (Rabanal del Camino) to Ponferrada
Day 2 O'Cebreiro (La Faba) to Triacastela
Day 3 Triacastela to Sarria
Day 4 Santa Irene to Santiago de Compostela

John D15


Camino Frances, but different

Amusing, wide angle, selfiestick, gopro-like impression of the Camino Frances!

For sure tickles memory. Walk it again!