Barcelona, a photo a day

Sagrada Familia


Yesterday, together with 24431 more people, I went to the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, aka the organic cathedral. The Cathedral had it’s annual Open Doors day. Hadn’t been inside for 5 years, although I live just around the corner, and I could see the progress, changed a lot in 5 years. In october this year, the central nave will finally be opened for masses, after 127 years (building started in 1882). This is a shot of the ceiling in the central nave.
Should be finished around 2150, or so they say, due to the traditional way of building.

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3 responses

  1. Interesting structure! It feels like being inside a huge fish skeleton.

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    June 8, 2009 at 10:40 am

  2. Interesting photo! Were you laying on your back on the floor to take it? Why so long to build thus far? Why sooo long to complete it?

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    June 7, 2009 at 9:44 pm

  3. Goodness! I knew it was taking forever to build, but I didn't realize that it wasn't even finished enough for Masses. Is that the ceiling? It looks like some kind of coral or plant! Organic is right, in more ways than one.

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    June 7, 2009 at 1:17 pm