I think Sagrada Família in Barcelona is a very interesting phenomenon. It is the most famous landmark and tourist attraction in the city – yet it’s actually still an incomplete works. So the whole place is like a construction site (especially the inside) and yet it’s always full of visitors. Also normally when people take pictures of historical monument, they will try to avoid any modern distractors but for Sagrada Família it’s not possible because the construction cranes are part of it.
According to Wikipedia, the whole project started in 1882 with the most famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi taking over in 1883 to build it like a piece of Art. It is said that the completion is scheduled to be 2026 – exactly 100 years after the death of Gaudi. If I am still alive by the time of its completion, I must go there once to take a picture without the cranes.
Regular readers of this blog should know I am a great fans of Austrian designer Friedensreich Hundertwasser and because of this, you can imagine I am a great fans of Antoni Gaudi as well. To me their style is very similar – the use of curve, the irregularity of buildings, etc. Unfortunately I only had chance to visit his works in Barcelona but luckily they are the most famous ones. I will have more posts on his other works later.