Wednesday, January 10, 2007

La Sagrada Famila: The gates of death

One of the facades is dedicated to the suffering and death of Christ. The architecture is distant, cold and scary. The knight by the door, reminds me of the knight on the white horse mentioned in the Book of Revelation in the New Testament.

I found these symbols on one of the heavy doors of the death facade. Here you see death in the form of a skull and the symbol of St. James the Great, the shell of a scallop or the Coquille St. Jacques as it is called in french. He is said to be buried in the Basilica of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, in North western Spain.

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