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Sagrada Familia: A Sunday Evening Dream

by Becky on February 25, 2013

in Design, Travel


Last night my husband and I had the opportunity to attend a special event at the Sagrada Familia Basilica.

I hadn’t yet been inside.  Breathtaking. Truly. As in, you almost cannot breathe for the sheer wildness of the interior. Say a giant kaleidescope crashed into the Snow Queen’s palace.  There you have it.

Architecturally, the interior almost defies understanding, the stone work so painstakingly wrought that you wonder how, outside of someone’s dream (Gaudi’s, of course), human minds and hands ever had the patience to really execute it.  Have you seen photographs of Antoni Gaudi’s famous architectural achievement?–of the way, from a distance, it appears to be a monstrous dribble castle made of sand?

They’re still working on it. It’s projected to be finished in about forty years.

If I’m still around, I’m coming back.

(Actually, I’m going back next month.  With the Eleven O’Clock Kids.  Who need to step into this dream before we leave Spain!)

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