No matter how you may feel about organized religion,
Basilica Sagrada De Familia, is an amazing piece of art.
Designed by Gaudi, building started in 1882, and is still underway.
Gaudi died in 1926, at that time the building was about 20% complete.
As you can see in the photos above, details are what make this building come to life.
Once inside the building, organically formed columns that resemble tree trunks
support the elaborate ceiling. Well placed skylights allows natural light to filter in,
much like light filtering through the canopy in a forest.
Brightly colored stained glass work allows colored light to bathe the stone interior.
It is hard not to notice the visual symbolism around every corner
adding intrigue to every step, while leaving you eyes hungry for more.
The continuous construction is not financially supported by government or outside churches. Private patrons, money collected from ticketed tours, as well as donations
fund the building of this UNESCO world heritage site.
This building is one I hope to see again.
There is more to see on this journey!
I invite you to join along on the next adventure in Barcelona, Spain.