Have you had enough Gaudi yet? Well if so, worry not, this is the last post dedicated to a Gaudi monument. The Sagrada Familia is one of Barcelona's most celebrated landmarks, plastered across tour books and postcards alike. And rightfully so. At the time of Gaudi's death, the cathedral was only a quarter completed; even now, it remains a work in progress. This is telltale of the amount of craftsmanship the cathedral's plan entails. The finished facade (the opposite of the main entrance) is reminiscent of melting wax; if wax melts in intricate curvilinear patterns and detailed tableaus that is. But it's the interior of the cathedral that is truly breathtaking.
Have you ever been wholly arrested by a transcendent moment? That would be the best way to describe my experience strolling within the Sagrada Familia's walls. It reminds me of a forest, full of pillar-trees reaching towards the heavens, forming a colorful canopy, through which gentle light softly diffuses. The Lothlorien of today's Middle Earth, if you'll forgive the "Lord of the Rings" parallel.
Anyways, I'll stop waxing poetic. Enjoy the pictures after the jump!