Barcelona, a photo a day

Gaudi’s sudoku

It’s theme day again! Yeah! And the portal is still down… WHAT TO DO??? No worries, mates, there is a way. Even 2 ways.
First,  you can post your posts (…) here, at Julie’s place. The more obvious choice. You know what to do, you’ve been there before.
And also, for all FBers, there is Eric’s page.

So, about this photo. This is on the Passion facade of the Sagrada Familia, the unfinished cathedral in Barcelona designed by Antoni Gaudi. Each row and column add up to 33, the supposed age of Christ at his death. In fact there are supposed to be exactly 33 different four number groupings that add up to 33; can you find them all? I tried, but guess I’m more literary minded. In fact, can’t stand sudoku, gimme my crosswords anytime, the harder the better!
By the way, and this is the Frenchie speaking, did you know that sudoku was invented by… the french? Yeah, really, don’t get confused by the not-so-very-french sounding name! Just check it out, here!

10 responses

  1. I prefer my crosswords too, but this is wonderful gem for theme day! I'm intrigued that the French invented this game, yet it carries a Japanese name – the world melds aon ll fronts & there's a story there, perhaps. Thanks for sharing!


    August 2, 2012 at 4:38 pm

  2. A very interesting post. I like your choice for this theme day. Thanks for sharing with us all.


    August 2, 2012 at 12:44 pm

  3. Joe

    This one looks like some sort of secret code.


    August 1, 2012 at 11:37 pm

  4. Tres interesting post for today's theme Rob, I did not know that the Sudoku was invented by the French, well, well you learn something you though I absolutely prefer a crossword anyday!! Hmmm! 33 different groupings of 33 might have to explore that fact.


    August 1, 2012 at 2:22 pm

  5. wow, that's really neat and i'm with you, i prefer word games over number games!


    August 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm

  6. Je suis également adepte de Sudoku…


    August 1, 2012 at 11:18 am

  7. What a great find and beautiful details for the theme day!
    Happy new month to you TWO!:) and plus ONE for the cat.


    August 1, 2012 at 6:47 am

  8. Gaudi was brilliant.


    August 1, 2012 at 6:20 am

  9. Very clever sudoku and a great contribution to the theme day!


    August 1, 2012 at 5:11 am

  10. What a magic find ! Thank you for the history and links. Admit, that I love Sudoku, newly even in 3D.

    Please have a good new month.

    daily athens photo


    July 31, 2012 at 10:02 pm