Monday, May 30, 2011

The Jewel in the Crown of Barcelona

Once again, another experience that defies words.

The Basilica of the Sagrada Família.


I was wondering if we'd ever get to see this curiosity. It certainly is the definition of Barcelona, but suffering from tiring colds, we wanted to save it for a day when we both felt well enough to cope with it's vastness. Luckily we did. There are no words that can adequately describe the wonder that is this fantastic structure. Even the photos are incapable of transmitting the essence of this sacred place. I have chosen only a few to give you a peek. You must go.








The Passion Façade






The play of the light in all the spaces makes this a total marvel. The vastness of the space and towering edifice is just all too astonishing.














The Nativity Facade




Final details suggesting the passing of time.


Paradise XXVIII 52-51 by Dante

Hence, if in this wondrous and angelic temple,
That hath for confine only light and love,
My wish may have completion I must know

6 comments:

  1. Wonderful, wonderful shots. I agree with you -- this is obviously a MUST when in Barcelona. Some day, I must see this too!

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  2. Oh, does this bring bacl memories. It truly is a master piece, isn't it? I am glad you are havinbg a good time and love to hera more wneh you are back!

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  3. Barcelona must be simply magical...these photos are all the evidence you need. Thanks for sharing these most extraordinary photos with us! Indeed, the Spain Travel and Tourism Bureau should have you on the payroll...
    David

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  4. Leslie, I just love these...let's do the trip together again.

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  5. Absolutely fantastic photographs. You captured it for all to enjoy!!!

    Now I want to go more than ever!!!

    Elaine

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