Grand! A Weekly Photo Challenge

Sagrada Familia, reflected in the lake in Gaudi Square

Sagrada Familia, reflected in the lake in Gaudi Square

I just couldn’t help myself this morning!  I’ve already said farewell to Gaudi, and I’ve halfway constructed this week’s Six word Saturday.  But the Weekly Photo Challenge this week is irresistible, isn’t it? (you’re right- I don’t have tremendous willpower!)  Does grand come any grander than this?

And inside the aura deepens!

And inside the aura deepens!

The pathos in this figure

The pathos in this figure

And this

And the self containment of this.

I've never seen anything like it!

I’ve never seen anything like it.

I’ve already posted numerous photos of Sagrada Familia.  Please excuse just a few more.  I’ll be joining many others on the Weekly Photo Challenge. See you there.

114 comments

  1. Aw Jo I had forgotten quite how lovely your blog is …my loss . right .. I’m here now following 😉 so I won’t miss out on such great posts again …

    1. Bless you- that’s such a lovely thing to say! I don’t follow you either, hon, so I catch you now and then. My Reader overflows and I seldom get there these days, but I visit whenever I can 🙂

  2. Like everybody else … I just love the first shot – well captured and spotted.
    This is Grand of Grandness!! I agree, even if I only been outside … I just love the finishing of this church. What an amazing job they have done. So respectful.
    Next time I will be inside too. Jo, a grand post.

    1. Funny, isn’t it, how sometimes a photo grabs everyone? I remember the moment of taking it so well. The first afternoon in Barcelona was grey and I took the shot with no nice reflection. On my last day the sun was beaming away, so the shot is as you see! I love it too, but probably I’m not supposed to say that! 🙂

  3. Wow! The photo of the cathedral’s reflection on the lake is AMAZING. I love it! As I love the Sagrada Familia. It is no doubt the grandest go all. I cried when i walked into it… and I’m not religious!.

    1. There’s a lot to love, Angela 🙂
      I tried a couple of times to visit via your link but I’m getting “not found”! I’ll have to go to my Reader to find you a little later.

    1. The first time we saw the SF it was a grey day but I took a few shots anyway. On our last day, we were booked to go inside and the sun was beaming! That shot across the lake just called to me 🙂

  4. You can keep on posting until you’ve shown me all your pictures Jo – it’s just marvellous to see how it’s looking now. And yes, a building in the grand style … and grandeur of vision and execution too.

      1. You’ve got that right. I have images on my blog too, and am finally getting some of them printed large format. The colours, textures and light are stunning. I want to look at them on my wall, not just on the computer … 😉

  5. The photo of the Sagrada Familia reflected in the pool has to be one of the best ways of representing Gaudi’s vision I have seen. It captures that sense of the man as a dreamer that I felt was missing in the clumsy modern attempts to realise his vision in the modern additions.

  6. Jo I adore that first shot…it’s like an otherworldly fairy tale castle under the waters of a lake….so dreamy 🙂
    You shouldn’t apologise for posting more shots of this incredible place….you’ve succeeded in making me bump Barcelona right up my list of have to see soon places! Also more than half the fun of travel is getting to relive the feelings, the sights and the warmth on cold grey winter days 🙂

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