Cold food only, a manager whispered in our server’s ear.
a spring storm ruled out the patio and temporarily knocked out the power.
We ordered a charcuterie board, a firm, nutty cheese. We dined one night as a foursome to celebrate an anniversary and a birthday. Known absolutely. Built upon a garlic, olive oil, stewed mato and penne base and threaded with spinach, with that said, this was a satisfying ‘face stuffer’. No. And now here’s a question. Was it transcendent? It is that same zesty sausage thoroughly lit up my bounteous bowl of Pasta con Chorizo. Of course was it one of a kind bangforyourbuck offers in any upscale restaurant in wn at this point? I am sure that the first thing that will strike you is probably itsodd exterior -and how it looks entirely different relying on which side you’re looking at, when you first see the Sagrada Familia from the outside.
Church currently has two facades -the Nativity Facade and the Passion Facade.
Up close, it’s almost like it’s melting or perhaps made out of mud.
From afar, it just looks really bumpy. Nativity Facade was completed by Gaudi himself, in a typically unique style. Essentially, at present, look, there’re only on most days, you can buy tickets to go up into a couple of them. Besides, I chose to visit the Nativity Facade simply since those were the wers with availability when I ‘pre booked’ my ticket online. Then again, wer visits are regulated, and often sell out by the end of the day. Besides, the original design of the Sagrada Familia calls for 18 wers in total. I know that the inside of the Sagrada Familia came pretty close to rendering me unable to form coherent thoughts as I roamed around, ‘slackjawed’, completely awed by the beauty in this architecture, very rarely am I speechless about a place.
In 1985, Jordi Bonet I Armengol was entrusted with the building’s management.
In 2012 Jordi Faulí became chief architect and director of works on the temple.
He brought gether a team comprising of Carles Buxadé, Joan Margarit, Josep Gómez, Jordi Coll, Mark Burry and Jordi Faulí, whose main task was to design and build the naves. Above all to be conducive to introspection, gaudí planned for the light inside the Sagrada Familia to be harmonious and to accentuate the plasticity of the nave. Now please pay attention. His present and future Glory, Passion, Death and Resurrection. Every one represents the three crucial events of Christ’s existence.
Its light further emphasises the qualities of every facade, as the sun moves across the sky. It’s an interesting fact that the life and teachings of Jesus are represented on portals of the three facades. It gave a completely different perspective of the church, and allowed you to get upclose with quite a few architecture that Gaudi himself executed. For and extra 5 Euro, I thought this was definitely worth it. It’s kind of a problem to follow in the footsteps ofone of the world’s most creative after all. Considering the above said. Today, nearly 90 years later, the church STILL ain’t complete. Although, progress is slow, crews was working off Gaudi’s original designs ever since his death.
With that said, this wouldn’t be just any church.
This my be unlike any other church anywhere on earth.
No, so this church should have gnarled wers and wering stained glass windows and giant turtles should hold up its pillars. As well as having a structural function, the branching columns reflect Gaudí’s idea that the inside of the temple will be like a wood that invites prayer and is fitting for celebrating the Eucharist. You should take this seriously. Definitely not what I should call pretty, cool as hell, make sure you do not get me wrong. That’s interesting right? I’ll be perfectly honest with you, both are definitely interesting. Then again, I think the outside of the Sagrada Familia is kind of hideous. Of course, massive pillars stretch from floor to ceiling, absolutely dwarfing any human inside. On p of this, on two of the main outer walls, ginormous stained glass windows paint the church’s interior in different shades of greens, blues, reds, and yellows. Fact, the first thing you’ll notice when you walk inside is the sheer HEIGHT of the ceilings inside the nave.
My last stop in Sagrada Familia was the Schools building.
This was a school originally designed by Gaudi in 1909 for the children of the church’s construction workers.
Today, the building now houses an exhibition about the history of Sagrada Familia and Gaudi’s designs. Notice that he worked on the church for nearly 40 years before hedied tragically in 1926 from injuries suffered in a tram accident. Plenty of say his obsession with the Sagrada Familia made him go a little mad, gaudi had always been a religious man. Basically the church wasn’t even 25percent complete. With all that said… Despite not being understood by the majority of his contemporaries, Gaudí developed an architectonic language that has made him worldfamous. That’s right! Day nobody contests his place in the pantheon of 20th century architects. Of course, gaudí’s methods continue to be considered revolutionary, a century after he devised them.
Various architectural elements are imbued with hierarchically organised Christian symbolism.
Thus, every of its 18 wers has a special significance.
Books containing the life and teachings of Jesus, In the middle is the wer dedicated to Jesus Christ and around it are four wers representing the Gospels. While the remaining 12 wers represent the 12 Apostles, the wer above the apse.
Represents his mother the Virgin Mary, witnesses to his words and deeds. In 1883, Gaudi, Barcelona’s foremost and possibly most creative modernist architect, got involved in work on the Sagrada Familia. He dedicated most of his life to the design and construction of this Roman Catholic masterpiece -to the point where he spent the last couple of decades of his life living in the church’s crypt. Now regarding the aforementioned fact… He’s on a mission to find bliss in everything he does, wherever he goes. Of course a sojourner who has an insatiable urge to wander and takes a bunch of photos. Certainly, he finds pleasure in sunsets and burying his feet in the sand -because he doesn’t know how to swim!
Accordingly the meaning of the Sagrada Familia is communicated through the form and expressivity of its architecture and the iconography of its sculpture.
Virtually this verticality is a characteristic of the building chosen by Gaudí to symbolise elevation wards God.
So it is achieved with the rising pyramidal design outside, the loftiness of its naves, and the pinnacles on p of the wers that seem to fuse with the sky. There were many helpers and followers of Gaudí who collaborated with him during his lifetime, including Francesc Berenguer, Josep Maria Jujol, Josep Francesc Ràfols, Cèsar Martinell, Joan Bergós, Francesc Folguera, Josep Canaleta and Joan Rubió. Depending on hyperboloids, built using pieces of golden and light green glass and tiles to reflect daylight inside, to lessen the load of the roofing and bring light into the building he designed lucarnes or skylights in between the columns.