Inside Sagrada Familia
Being inside the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain is like being inside a kaleidoscope of colors and curved shapes. It is bright considering it is cloudy and raining outside. It is immense and constructed like no other in the world to date.
Gaudi studied the form of nature for the unique structure and strength of the columns. They start out large at the base like a tree trunk and gradually get narrower as they reach for heaven. They branch out near the top to support the roof. A unique dual spiral in the columns adds strength and stability to the narrow columns without the need for walls to keep them upright. One spirals clockwise while the other spirals counter clockwise within the same column.
Light from the stained glass reflects from the light colored pillars. The colors are chosen to create a contemplative mood.
The upper galleries are accessible from spiral staircases and elevators, tucked into the corners but still offering a full view of the worship space below.
On one side the stained glass is green and blue representing dawn and birth. On the opposite side red and orange hues represent the setting sun.
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