Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The heritage from Antoni Gaudí: La Sagrada Famila

There are few buildings that fill you with awe, in the same way as La Sagrada Familia. On a distance it looks like a gothic cathedral under construction, but as you come closer you find that it is so much more. It reflects the styles, faith and moods of its creator, Antoni Gaudí, from the dark recognition of the empire of death to his jubilation of the resurrection of Christ.

In the same way as the large gothic cathedrals, La Sagrada Familia has been under construction for over 120 years. Even if the construction of the cathedral has been done after the drawings of Gaudí, still at least four to five generations of arctitects, engineers and builders will have left their mark when the building is completed. I will give you some impressions of this magnificent church, but you have to see this mighty house of worship yourself.

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