By: Derry Brabbs
256 pages, 220 col photos
Designated as World Heritage sites in 1993, the ancient pilgrimage routes to the shrine of Santiago de Compostela have seen an astonishing rise in the number of pilgrims undertaking the route for purposes of religion or tourism. This book covers all the major routes, on both sides of the Pyrenees, from Le Puy, Vezelay, Tours and Arles, along with the various alternatives within Spain itself culminating in Santiago, and then extending onwards to the rugged coast of Finisterre.
An architectural emphasis will be of particular interest to those with an ecclesiastical interest, but the book doesn't disappoint in its depiction of French and Spanish landscapes. Westmorland Gazette This is the essential reference-book for those who have made or intend to make this inspirational journey; not to mention those who prefer to participate from the comfort and safety of their own armchairs! Don't wait till Christmas to buy this book! Keswick Reminder A celebration of the glorious religious architecture and countryside that are the very essence of the pilgrimage. Lakeland Walker As you'd expect from a photographer of the calibre of Derry Brabbs, The Roads to Santiago, a celebration of the ancient pilgrim routes through France and Spain to Santiago de Compostela, is a stunning collection of images. TGO: The Great Outdoors This is the essential companion for those who have made or intend to make this inspirational journey, not to mention those who prefer to participate in its pleasures and joys from the comfort of their armchairs. Universe Derry Brabbs's celebration of the architecture and countryside along the route would make a great present for any past or prospective 'caminante'. Daily Telegraph
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Derry Brabbs has written over 10 and provided photographs for over 30 books about the landscape and architectural heritage of Britain.
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