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Old Oct 14, 2006, 2:31 PM   #1
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The "Temple of the Holy Family" is Barcelona's most famous building, and one of the most unusual church edifices in the world. Designed by architect Antonio Gaudi (1852-1926) it features his "sensuous, curving, and almost surreal" style. Begun in 1883, the building is still under construction today.


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Old Oct 14, 2006, 2:52 PM   #2
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Here's an example of his style -- one of the exterior arches. While there is repetition in his style, it is much less obvious andfrequent, as compared with more traditional religious structures.


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123 years later, and they still haven't finished it? yikes! wonderful photos of a very unique edifice...


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Old Oct 14, 2006, 3:43 PM   #4
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Wow, that is impressive. The first photo, takenat that angle, looks as though those spires just go on forever.



Fantastic detail on the second photo.
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Old Oct 14, 2006, 10:57 PM   #5
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I remember seeing this cathedralon one of my trips through Barcelona in the late 1970s. I was absolutely blown away at the magnitude of this structure back then, and I can only say it must be expotentially even more magnificant 26 years later! Thanks for a wonderful memory shot!

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Great shot of a historic church. The closeup stirs feelings in me that are disturbing. I am not Catholic, hence, enough said.

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Those spires are quite different from anything I've ever seen before.

Walter, thanks for sahring.

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Ah must be a great experience being there, Walter. I am glad, at least, not to have missed these shots of yours
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