Back to Spain & The Sagrada Familia

When we were in Spain this spring, we went to The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Antoni Gaudi spent over 40 years designing the temple, but many other architects, designers and sculptors have been involved in this massive project that began construction in 1882, a year before Gaudi was involved.  For details, go to

Here are a few of the many, many photos I took of the temple.

Here’s The Sagrada Familia rising over the trees as we approached through the park. If you look closely you can see a touch of the gorgeous light purple jacaranda blossoms that greeted us in Spain. The temple’s construction is still underway, which was not a detraction for me, but only added more drama to the scene.

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Here’s some of the amazingly detailed carvings on the facade.

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Blue and green light is cast into the temple from the stained glass on one side, orange and yellow on the other.

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I have made visual art works all my life. Arts of May shows some of my explorations in different media and the inspiration I take from other artists and works. An earlier blog, of humans and nature, concentrates on my photographs of natural places that help my spirit.

4 thoughts on “Back to Spain & The Sagrada Familia”

  1. That last photo is amazing! My husband and I visited the Sagrada Familia a few years ago. It’s a fascinating space isn’t it? I wonder whether it will be completed in our lifetimes.

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