Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sagrada Familia

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Barcelona has been an amazing whirlwind. Somehow seven days have gone by and we're packing up to head back to France already. I have to say, we have all fallen in love with Barcelona, and are already talking about what we'll do when we return.

I have tons of photos to go through and post, but none quite as breathtaking as those of Sagrada Familia. Neither words nor images can do justice to what Antoni Gaudi has created here. Construction began in 1882, and is still underway. I believe the current completion date is set for 2026.

Although the architecture is mind-boggling, for me it was the stained glass and the play of light and shadow that captivated my attention.

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2 comments:

alphabet dancer said...

wow, gorgeous. Barcelona is definitely on the list now!

Jim Carpenter said...

What alphabet dancer said. Me too. Barcelona has been on my list ever since I heard Sondheim's lyric in "Company" - Where'ya goin?
Barcelona.
Oh.