However, even in its unfinished state, the building is a mind-boggling structure of amazing beauty and harmony. The site already attracts two million visitors a year who each pay eight Euros to walk through those parts open to the public; for an extra ten they can view the city from the top of the metre belltower. The largest dome still to be erected is planned to be metres tall to the top of its cross.
Being a persistent man, he eventually gained support for his idea from the local Archbishop and land for the project was duly acquired. In a ceremony was held to bless the site and lay the corner stone.
The first architect stayed around only long enough to produce a floor plan before moving on. Then along came Antoni Gaudi; a flamboyant young man with a string of successful design commissions behind him. It was said that during his student days he hardly ever attended lectures. Like many Gaudi designs the Temple Sagrada has a funky feel to it. From a distance, its towers in their tight cluster bring to mind a patch of tall foxgloves in full flower.
Portrayed are the important aspects in the life of Christ with a series of modern larger-than-life-sized stone sculptures. In the case of the west facade, which features the Passion and death of Christ, the stark beauty of the sculptures is combined with an astonishing grim realism. Easily discerned are the betrayal of Judas and the denial of Peter as well as the arraignment of Jesus before Pilate, the scourging at the pillar, the carrying of the cross, and the crucifixion.
Another facade is given over to depictions of scenes from the Nativity of Christ. And then there are the various portals dedicated to facets of Catholic worship such as the one to Our Lady of The Rosary and, always, the subject is illumined using figures sculpted in stone. Community This content is not subject to review by Daily Kos staff prior to publication.
Recommend Unrecommend Add to Blog. Edit Tags. Done Editing Tags. Share this article. Please send comments before pm ET by email to topcomments gmail. As always, complimentary orange croissants are available for pickup as you proceed below. Our organized tour group was only at the site of La Sagrada Familia for an hour or so; here is one of the first shots I took of the building: [Note: these images are all hosted on flickr. On our first visit in late , portions of the interior still looked like a construction site: Scaffolding, and curtains to guard against falling objects, were everywhere.
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And it looks magnificent. From the outside, you can still see there is lots of work being done, and still to be done. And from another angle, look down on the beautiful city of Barcelona below.
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