I’ve seen very much better photographs of this, but no series of La Sagrada Familia would be complete without it. Sending hugs, Becky!
Inside and outside, there is so much to see! Adoration barely covers it. My little Christmas crib will be tucked away securely for another year tonight, along with the tree. I’ll just take one last look at Becky’s.
Reaching for the skies in a spirit of optimism this New Year’s morning. I am, of course, looking up and taking part in Becky’s January challenge. Let me wish you all a Happy New Year! May the year bring peace, calm, good health and not too many more challenges.
Here I am at Day 5 of the Black and White 5 day Challenge and it’s the ‘big reveal’, though I gave the game away yesterday with my Day 4 photo. You knew all along it was Barcelona, didn’t you?
And now, with the help of a little WordPress magic, you can see both colour and black and white versions of my photographs. Which would you choose? Colour, or black and white?
There are only two rules for this challenge:
1. On 5 consecutive days, create a post using either a past or recent photo in B&W.
2. Each day invite another blog friend to join in the fun.
My last nomination is Elaine at I used to be Indecisive. We meet every week on Six word Saturday and share our love of Snoopy. I have a great collection of Charlie Brown cartoons which I’ve acquired from her blog. (thanks, Elaine!) I look forward to seeing her take on the challenge.
I’m going to finish with Sagrada Familia, in colour, of course.
Hopefully see you tomorrow. Don’t forget to bring your walking shoes.
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?
Rather in the same way that I left visiting the Sagrada Familia till my last day in Barcelona, I’ve resisted posting about it. I hoped against hope that I wouldn’t find it disappointing. My hotel, of the same name, was just around the corner, so I had walked past on numerous occasions. Not that it’s possible to just casually pass by the Sagrada Familia. Each time, I would stop and stare, fascinated. The stonemasons, seemingly oblivious to passers by, scaled the heights in flimsy cradles. But what would it feel like, inside? Would it be a venerable space, or simply a crazily imaginative work of art? I’ll let you decide.
Even now, just looking at the photos and writing about it, I feel quite emotional. Hard to explain the impact of this place. The altar, like nothing I had ever seen before. I was feeling reverence, while down below, in the parishioners church, a service was taking place.
Then there was the tower to climb. Fortunately, the lift did most of the work.
And then the exterior, worked upon for so long. (Gaudi began in 1883!)
I hope I have managed to convey some of the beauty and artistry of the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. It’s fair to say, there is nowhere else like it. What an incredible man was Antoni Gaudi, “God’s Architect”. The current projection for completion is 2033.
This is my contribution to Dawn’s Lingering look at Windows this week. I wasn’t disappointed. I hope you weren’t either? Meantime, Debbie, over at Travel with Intent has asked if I would like to link this post to her challenge, Look up, Look down. So that’s a lot more folks to visit, isn’t it? Happy Thanksgiving, all!