I’ve seldom felt as small as when I visited Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia. It is the biggest building I’ve ever been inside and what an experience it was.
I was in Wonderland, The Hall of the Mountain King, The Greatest Wonder of the Modern World. I was in the basilica that the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi designed for his city and which has been under construction since 1883. Rumour has it that it may be finished in the mid-2020’s.
Whilst my tourist snapshots don’t do it justice at all, they do serve to remind me of its beauty and its grandeur. It is quite simply breath-taking.
(If you want to see some professional pictures of it they are here on the Sagrada Familia Website. Or better still book yourself a trip to Barcelona and enjoy it all first hand. Travel Tip: skip breakfast, get there early and have a pre-booked timed-entry ticket. Once you’re inside you can stay as long as you like).
By getting there early and being in no hurry to leave, we were able to follow the light as the sun shone at different angles, highlighting different colours. The reflected light on the pillars (and on the visitors) was constantly changing. And as people moved from one spot to another they changed from being bathed in red light, to yellow, to green, to blue.
Oh, I can’t wait to go back………
Stained Glass ©HelenBushe