Springtime in Santiago: As told by Instagram

Santiago has sprung back to life, now that the rain has ended and the weather is warmer.  Springtime brings festivals, street performers, pilgrims, tourists and so much more.  Here are of some of the highlights from this spring.

More of the sunset at the park

More of the sunset at the park

Some April showers

Some April showers

Sunset and clouds at the park

Sunset and clouds at the park

 

Family portrait

Family portrait

One of my favorite cafes

One of my favorite cafes

Team walk after church

Team walk after church

 

Celebrating May Day

Celebrating May Day

street fair on the camino

street fair on the camino

So many outdoor vendors

So many outdoor vendors

 

Rooftop tour with my Spanish class

Rooftop tour with my Spanish class

Some of the iron work at the cathedral

Some of the iron work at the cathedral

Always a breathtaking view

Always a breathtaking view

 

Old meets New

Old meets New

The Carnival for the Ascension

The Carnival for the Ascension

The Ferris Wheel was right next to the old church in the park

The Ferris Wheel was right next to the old church in the park

Sunset on my street

Sunset on my street

I love my street

I love my street

Spring flowers

Spring flowers

 

The Russian street performers outside the Cathedral

The Russian street performers outside the Cathedral

Silas watching the pigeons

Silas watching the pigeons

A monastery that hosted a conference about the pilgrimage that we attended

A monastery that hosted a conference about the pilgrimage that we attended

I'm told that's what they do on Labor day instead of picnics.

I’m told that’s what they do on Labor day instead of picnics.

Saturday afternoon in Plaza Toural

Saturday afternoon in Plaza Toural

Protests on Labor Day

Protests on Labor Day

 

Playing settlers with one of my fav little guys

Playing settlers with one of my fav little guys

We signed the contract for the building that will be home to The Pilgrim House!

We signed the contract for the building that will be home to The Pilgrim House!

Matthew and I made faces while the grownups signed the contract (both kids were sick with the stomach flu)

Matthew and I made faces while the grownups signed the contract (both kids were sick with the stomach flu)

some of my teammates walked parts of the camino

some of my teammates walked parts of the camino

I got to hangout with Pilgrims and Amigos that I know from back home

I got to hangout with Pilgrims and Amigos that I know from back home

Some of us took the tourist train

Some of us took the tourist train

 

Now that it's high season, the line is often to the street or longer!

Now that it’s high season, the line is often to the street or longer!

I began volunteering at the consigna (baggage check) again.

I began volunteering at the consigna (baggage check) again.

Pilgrims come from all over

Pilgrims come from all over

 

 

In church the pastor busted out the Galician bagpipes

In church the pastor busted out the Galician bagpipes

I got to see my friend, Javi's band perform

I got to see my friend, Javi’s band perform

New teammates came to visit

New teammates came to visit

 

view from one of my favorite parks

view from one of my favorite parks

I love the colors

I love the colors

Baby ducks were born

Baby ducks were born

 

Our team took a tiny road trip while the kids were in school.

Our team took a tiny road trip while the kids were in school.

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