German Limeres and I would like to thank everyone that made this years Rexistro 108 Vilei Global Pilgrims’ Photography & Video Exhibition in Santiago de Compostela possible. A very special thank you to Julio Castro Marcote, Director of Parador Hostal Dos Reis Catolicos, for making the exhibition this June and July 2013 available to share with the pilgrims and tourists visiting the city. It was time yesterday to take down the exhibition that we were so fortunate to share for two months with pilgrims and visitors to Santiago. A celebration we hope to have the opportunity to share in again next year in 2014.
The exhibition is a dream come true for me as this special event was inspired three years ago, one year before meeting German, when I attended and met Christina Oiticica and Paulo Coelho at their special private party event celebrating Christina’s Art Exhibition during Xacobeo July 2010. Paulo was very kind to personally introduce me to Julio Castro, and I knew that someday I wanted to share with others more of the Camino spirit and inspiration that it has provided in my life with others. I am very grateful to German for sharing his passion of Galicia, the Camino and Pilgrims with me that has provided for so many incredible experiences in Galicia. I have gotten to truly live more of the Camino and pilgrimage spirit for which I will be forever grateful.
This journey has shown me that you never know what will come from meeting people and where it will lead but that there is OPPORTUNITY and INSPIRATION waiting for us to CONNECT and SHARE using our gifts and talents working collaboratively with others to make a difference in the world.
We are excited to continue this journey as the exhibition moves onto Samos Monastery later this August and September connecting with more pilgrims and visitors along the Camino Frances. We look forward to sharing it with others as it begins to make its way around the world inviting others to make their own pilgrimage journey.
JULIO CASTRO MARCOTE – DIRECTOR OF PARADOR HOSTAL DOS REIS CATOLICOS VIDEO LINK:
We would like to thank everyone who made the exhibition possible: Julio Castro Marcote, (Director of the Parador Hostal Dos Reis Catolicos), Dimas Gonzalez (Film Commissioner, Santiago de Compostela), Nazareth Martín (Director Of The Camino Film & Television Festival), Martin Cañedo, Maruxa Ledo (Director Of Turismo de Santiago de Compostela), Tórculo Printing, Imaxina Diseño Begoña Pérez, Jaime Pardo Valdés Jorge Diaz Luque, Stacy Elaine Lutsch (Friend, Translator, and Fellow Pilgrim), Marisa Granda Escudero (Friend and Fellow Pilgrim), and a very special thank you to German Limeres for his wonderful photographs of the pilgrims and creating Rexistro 108 Vilei sharing the inspiring faces and stories with others.