Not so sunny Spain!

Today dawned dull, but we set off early to visit the monumental Sagrada Familia. I was feeling frustrated by my camera as the zoom suddenly stopped working and the pictures were just blank. Thank you dear patient husband who came to my rescue and allowed me to use his camera.
Sagrada Familia is almost too enormous, it is overwhelming. Not just the spectacle of the building, the vibrant colours, the soaring shapes; but also the crowds of people, and the noise of the building site (which is what it still is). It took us a while to adjust and then we began to tune into to the wonder of it. I cannot hope to capture it, but here are a few photos.

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Stone sculpted into harsh stark figures, flowing like water, solid as rock, and as delicate as icing or embroidery.

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As we came back to earth over lunch the heavens opened in a deluge of rain. It damped the rest of the day, although we did manage to see the outside of the Palau de Musica Catalana and some beautiful inlaid furniture and glass in the Museu del Modernisme

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3 responses to “Not so sunny Spain!

  1. annajanegreaves

    Wonderful to see these pictures.

  2. Lovely pictures! I agree the SF is completely overwhelming and made more so by the fact of knowing you can’t live long enough to see it finished! Shame about the rain but at least you have missed the pollution here!

    • I wonder what it felt like for Gaudi, knowing he would never see his own creation? Perhaps he knew it would be so – like much in nature things take time to come to fruition. He seems to have enjoyed the process, perhaps we are just too keen to see the end product! 🙂

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