When I saw my friend's Facebook photo post about her holiday in Barcelona, I saw that she visited Sagrada Familia.... so I start browsing through my blog archive for nostalgia and couldn't find a damn image of it. How can that be? I failed to post about one of my favorite building? So here I am posting an unpublished series, and reminiscing on how I can travel Europe with one small trolley suitcase consist of probably 5 sets of clothing for the whole 3 weeks? Leaving behind my everything in Amsterdam.... I cannnn!!! I made it! although the photos of one country to another will seems like I had breakfast in Paris and dinner in Rome.... haha... here goes the post and a throwback Thursday post!
Sagrada Familia is officially the church /place that I love of allllll time! Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (Sagrada Família) is a large Roman Chatolic church. It is designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi (1852–1926). Although incomplete, the church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Though construction of Sagrada Família had commenced in 1882, Gaudí became involved in 1883, taking over the project and transforming it with his architectural and engineering style—combining Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. Gaudí devoted his last years to the project and at the time of his death in 1926, less than a quarter of the project was completed. Sagrada Família's construction progressed slowly as it relied on private donations [we did pay for the entrance fee of which all the amount plus the amount for other fee such as rental of telephony guide is for the continuation of this church]. I can still remember and hear the telephony guide saying “Welcome to Sagrada Familia....” plus the part that saying where I am and what I see at the moment and how the fees has been a contribution for the continuation of the building progress... The progress was also interrupted by the Spanish Civil War—only to resume intermittent progress in the 1950s. It is anticipated completion date of 2026—the centennial of Gaudí's death. On the subject of the extremely long construction period, Gaudí is said to have remarked, "My client is not in a hurry." When Gaudí died in 1926, the basilica was between 15 and 25 per cent complete.
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