132 Years In

132 Years In

I'll be the first to admit that, having seen photos of the Sagrada Familia, I thought that it was significant and undeniably interesting but not necessarily beautiful. It's obviously hard to pass judgement on a building that is still very much under construction – at this point, it's been under construction for 132 years – , but the whole look of it just wasn't my thing. I could appreciate it but I didn't feel it.

This photograph is of the minor basilica's Apse Façade and it was taken while climbing up the hill to another one of Antoni Gaudi's creations, Parc Guell. This side, and I'm sure there are those who are more familiar with the Sagrada Familia who will disagree with me, is the least interesting of the four. The others, the Passion, Glory and Nativity façades are all (or will be, the Glory Façade is still in it's early stages) much more decorated and fit the themes they are named after. From this vantage point, the scale of the project is impressive. Already, it dominates the city around it. When it is done in 2026 or so, it will be the tallest church in the world. Seeing it completed is just another reason to go back to Barcelona and I wasn't really running short of those.

This view though, didn't change my opinion. It's significant, undeniably interesting but I still didn't feel it. That would have to wait until I was actually inside it.

Here is a video—I didn't make it—that shows what the Sagrada Familia will look like when completed. Pretty amazing.

My other photographs of basilicas can be found in the gallery.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type: 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6
Focal Length: 140 mm
35mm Focal Length: 210 mm
Exposure: 1/800 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100


Taken: 2013-12-06 12:53:38
Posted: 2014-01-21 | 18:34





132 Years In

132 Years In

I'll be the first to admit that, having seen photos of the Sagrada Familia, I thought that it was significant and undeniably interesting but not necessarily beautiful. It's obviously hard to pass judgement on a building that is still very much under construction – at this point, it's been under construction for 132 years – , but the whole look of it just wasn't my thing. I could appreciate it but I didn't feel it.

This photograph is of the minor basilica's Apse Façade and it was taken while climbing up the hill to another one of Antoni Gaudi's creations, Parc Guell. This side, and I'm sure there are those who are more familiar with the Sagrada Familia who will disagree with me, is the least interesting of the four. The others, the Passion, Glory and Nativity façades are all (or will be, the Glory Façade is still in it's early stages) much more decorated and fit the themes they are named after. From this vantage point, the scale of the project is impressive. Already, it dominates the city around it. When it is done in 2026 or so, it will be the tallest church in the world. Seeing it completed is just another reason to go back to Barcelona and I wasn't really running short of those.

This view though, didn't change my opinion. It's significant, undeniably interesting but I still didn't feel it. That would have to wait until I was actually inside it.

Here is a video—I didn't make it—that shows what the Sagrada Familia will look like when completed. Pretty amazing.

My other photographs of basilicas can be found in the gallery.

Show this photo on a map ✈

EXIF

Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type: 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6
Focal Length: 140 mm
35mm Focal Length: 210 mm
Exposure: 1/800 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100


Taken: 2013-12-06 12:53:38
Posted: 2014-01-21 | 18:34


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