Barcelona, a photo a day

Sagrada Familia

Some of the incredible and so organic stonework on the flanks of the Sagrada Familia Cathedral. I am almost enclined calling it needlework. Please click on the picture to see the finer details, it’s worth it!
Latest updates on Sagrada Familia and Barcelona. Although the cathedral wont be finished this century, the nave is almost finished and will be inaugurated in October this year by the Pope.
More info about it here, as usual.
Weather: it is absolutely freezing, day temperatures barely above freezing. The snow has gone, almost overnight. A lot of fuss for 2/3 inches of snow. But maybe not for the 70.000 people or so still without electricity, heat and hot water.

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20 responses

  1. Thanks for sharing, and that will be on my “must list” in Barcelona!


    March 12, 2010 at 7:59 pm

  2. VP

    I hope they'll finish it one day, it's a wonder!


    March 11, 2010 at 6:53 pm

  3. another new great header! ^0^

    usually it's all about the exteriors and structures that one forgets to take a closer look at these interesting intricately detailed carvings.
    makes me appreciate more of la sagrada.


    March 11, 2010 at 3:41 pm

  4. This cathedral never ceases to amaze me. Absolutely crazy fantastic!

    What happened to your power? I sure hope it gets restored soon.


    March 11, 2010 at 12:18 pm

  5. hee hee
    «Louis» stopped by to see if you had changed the masthead photo – and YES, there's a new one. You don't let the masthead photos go stale – it's nice the way you have a variety of always beautiful images.


    March 11, 2010 at 11:49 am

  6. I could spend many hours watching all the details 😉


    March 11, 2010 at 10:18 am

  7. Absolutely amazing. So beautiful. Here's hoping things warm up there soon.


    March 11, 2010 at 7:12 am

  8. Superb.
    Sydney – City and Suburbs


    March 11, 2010 at 3:35 am

  9. He was so ahead of his time.

    Aloha from Hawaii my Friend!

    Comfort Spiral


    March 11, 2010 at 2:37 am

  10. «Louis» had forgotten that Sagrada Familia is not finished. He has never seen an interior view until now – he thanks you for posting this!

    He also likes your coffee logo in the right side bar!


    March 11, 2010 at 1:43 am

  11. Remember well how I took the train from Lloret de Mar and walked on foot through the town to reach this sight.
    Beautiful photography indeed of the many details. Please have you all a nice Thursday.


    March 11, 2010 at 1:32 am

  12. I stutter trying to exclaim at this beauty…..


    March 10, 2010 at 9:19 pm

  13. Cezar and Leia, officially, the cathedral should be completed. When? Some time between 2026 and 2150


    March 10, 2010 at 8:30 pm

  14. m_m



    March 10, 2010 at 8:21 pm

  15. This cathedral is one of the most impressive structures I've ever seen! Do you think it will be taken to completion?
    God bless you!


    March 10, 2010 at 8:10 pm

  16. I have not seen anything like this before today. Amazing.


    March 10, 2010 at 8:06 pm

  17. Yes, organic is precisely the word that came to mind when I first saw this image.


    March 10, 2010 at 7:46 pm

  18. I hope to make it to Barcelona some day, and when I do, this will be high on my list–it's such a delight.


    March 10, 2010 at 7:11 pm

  19. La Sagrada Familia was one of the first things I saw in Barcelona. I was mesmerized by all the intricate carvings and artwork.


    March 10, 2010 at 6:04 pm

  20. It is truly exquisite!

    I hope the people without electricity will soon have their heat and light back.


    March 10, 2010 at 6:02 pm