SAGRADA FAMÍLIA (HOLY FAMILY CHURCH)
posted on 06/05/2005 2:01:24 PM PDT
This is a stunning piece of architecture and well worth a lengthy side-trip if you are ever anywhere near Spain. We toured the building site in 2000 when there was nothing in there but a smallish museum of Gaudi's work and a lot of dust and beams and concrete sitting around. I am so pleased to hear it will soon be somewhat finished and put to good use! Here is an interior shot of the cathedral:
posted on 06/05/2005 2:12:06 PM PDT
Now all they need to do is find some people to put in it.
posted on 06/05/2005 2:13:53 PM PDT
(The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
To: american colleen; Lady In Blue; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; ...
A true work of art requires time ... lots of time. Perhaps that is why some Cardinals prefer the boxy cement cubes which provide immediate gratification.
This is an astounding work! I have posted several links to the chief architect and contributing artists. Take your time visiting these ... there is so much to imbibe.
Sagrada Familia (status as of December 2003).
Josep Maria Subirachs
posted on 06/05/2005 2:18:32 PM PDT
("Love without truth is blind; Truth without love is empty." - Pope Benedict XVI)
I dunno. I think I first saw a picture of the place 40 years ago, and my reaction then was what it still is: corncobs!
posted on 06/05/2005 2:45:37 PM PDT
posted on 06/05/2005 7:27:48 PM PDT
("Whenever you come to save Rome, make all the noise you want." -- Pius XII)
The bad part is that La Sagrada Familia is not going to be as big as Gaudi originally designed it.
When asked why he decorated the tops of the towers when nobody could see them, he replied "The angels will see them".
posted on 06/05/2005 11:59:18 PM PDT
(Real men don't buy their firewood.)
I like it.
Sure beats the Taj Mahony, and it definitely has a verticle line to it. I'll be interested to see what the altar and nave look like.
PS: LOVE the Nativity facade. Kind of Rodinesque, with the figures seeming to emerge from the raw rock.
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