I was surprised to find this Camino de Santiago marker on a sidewalk near my friends’ apartment in the Lesseps district of Barcelona. It was actually one of the first things I saw upon emerging from the subway station.
As I walked to their apartment, I found a few more.
“I found the Camino in Barcelona!”
At one point I had thought about starting the Camino in Barcelona, the “Camí de San Jaume” in Catalan. I decided not to because it would add at least 3 weeks to my walk and by many accounts it’s a long and lonely road—not one of the most well-traveled Camino routes.
What are the odds that my friends would live one block off this Camino route? Was this a sign?
I shot this photo on my way to the train that took me north. I would start my Camino two days later.
(September 26, 2013 at Plaça de Lesseps, Barcelona, Catalunya)