Inside Sagrada Familia

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.

inside Sagrada Familia

inside Sagrada Familia

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.

inside Sagrada Familia

Unique columns support the towers inside Sagrada Familia

inside Sagrada Familia

inside Sagrada Familia

inside Sagrada Familia

inside Sagrada Familia

inside Sagrada Familia

inside Sagrada Familia

inside Sagrada Familia

inside Sagrada Familia

inside Sagrada Familia

Where the pillars meet the ceiling inside Sagrada Familia

 

looking up to ceiling inside Sagrada Familia

looking up to the ceiling inside Sagrada Familia

inside Sagrada Familia

stairways inside Sagrada Familia

Light from the stained glass reflects from the light colored pillars. The colors are chosen to create a contemplative mood.

inside Sagrada Familia

inside Sagrada Familia

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.

inside Sagrada Familia

open elevators inside Sagrada Familia

Organ pipes inside Sagrada Familia

Organ pipes and altar  inside Sagrada Familia

inside Sagrada Familia

Crucifix above the altar inside Sagrada Familia

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.

inside Sagrada Familia

stain glass windows inside Sagrada Familia

– Where do you want to go today? –

http://www.barcelona.de/en/barcelona-sagrada-familia-interior.html

http://www.sagradafamilia.org/en/

 

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One Response to Inside Sagrada Familia

  1. Martha says:

    OMG, I am in awe at your breathtaking photos! The pillars and ceilings, oh my! I can only imagine the beautiful sound from the pipes. Thank you so much for giving a great tour.

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