Thursday, November 01, 2012

At Many Levels, The Most Amazing Experience Ever!

Good Morning Everybody,

This is going to be a short post today but I hope you find it one of the most amazing series of images ever!  Barcelona, while famous for many things, is most famous for it's architecture.  And, a lot of that fame is the result of the many buildings throughout the city by the very famous early 20th century architect and figurehead of Catalan Modernism, Antoni Gaudí.

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The most amazing building of all - yes, in all of Barcelona, has to be the Basilica of the Sagrada Família.  This cathedral, still under construction, is simply the most beautiful sanctuary I have ever visited.  And that's saying a lot especially since we were in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome just days before!

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From the floor to the high vaulted ceiling, you are blown away by this unbelievable visual experience!  Construction on the Basilica began in 1882 and passed it's halfway point in 2010 when Pope Benedict himself came to Barcelona to consecrate the cathedral. Antoni Gaudí spent the last 25 years of his life working on the project. Construction is expected to be complete on the centennial anniversary of Gaudí’s birth.

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The design considerations, artistic interpretations, architectural splendor of this edifice is nothing short of an awe inspiring experience!!!  I hope you enjoy the short series of images I've posted today. What you may feel while viewing these images can only illicit the smallest fraction of the emotional awe we felt as we walked through this wondrous paradise of space.


Hey gang, if you ever make it to Barcelona, you MUST make the trip to the Basilica of the Sagrada Família.  It will be one of your greatest life experiences, I promise!!!



  1. David, you are the world's greatest "ceiling photographer", photographing the world's greatest ceilings. Very impressive! Keep up the great work!

  2. hola David... when i was a poor student I went on my tour of Europe in the 1990s.....yes i remember visiting the Gaudi Cathedral in Barcelona but i shot it on film before the sigma wide angles were available!!!!! :)