Category Archives: Barcelona

MM 2 – 52: Closeup

Leanne Cole has chosen Closeup to be the theme for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge which also happens to be the final week of the second year of this challenge.  For my entry this week I have decided to submit … Continue reading

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The Passion Facade of La Sagrada Familia

Of the three facades of La Sagrada Familia only The Nativity Facade was completed during Gaudi’s lifetime. The famous Catalan artist Josep Maria Subirachs was appointed in 1986 to provide the sculptures for the Passion Facade and he accepted on … Continue reading

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Inside La Sagrada Familia

We learned a lot about about Antoni Gaudi during our first six days in Barcelona last Fall. We saw the lamppost he designed for the Placa Reial on our walk down La Rambla. We walked past two of his majestic … Continue reading

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Visiting La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (The Basilica and Expiatory Church of The Holy Family) is located in the northeast portion of Barcelona’s Eixample district. The best way to get there is to take the Metro. Both … Continue reading

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MM 2-50: La Sagrada Familia in Monochrome

It’s called The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família and it’s the number one attraction in Barcelona according to TripAdvisor. We visited the church one day during our one-week stay in Barcelona last October. This shot will be … Continue reading

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Gaudi and Modernisme: The Walls and Windows of Gaudi’s Crypt

The Modernisme movement in art and architecture reached its zenith during the period from 1888 when Barcelona held its first world fair until 1911 with the death of the poet Joan Maragall. During this period Antoni Gaudi spent most of … Continue reading

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Antoni Gaudi and Colonia Güell

On our way to Montserrat one day during our recent visit to Barcelona we stopped at the village of Santa Coloma de Cervelló to tour the church designed by Antoni Gaudi that has become known as Gaudi’s Crypt. It’s also … Continue reading

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