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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Ceiling at Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona

The Ceiling at Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona

This is a partial view of the impressive ceiling at Sagrada Familia cathedral by Gaudi. 

It is hard to capture new angles when it comes to frame these columns that resemble trees or those sort of stars and flowers that simulate the thick canopy of branches in a tropical jungle. 

The place is still under construction so it can be full of scaffolds but if you watch where you shoot, obstacles won't ruin your picture. 

There's no need to say that geometry plays an important part in the design of this ceiling. If you enlarge and examine details you will discover the mathematical perfection Gaudi obtained after prolonged sessions with scale models in his workshop. 

To make it look more surrealistic than it already is, I experimented a little with the picture and here is the result.

8 comments:

  1. Carlos, I'm having a hard time getting my mind and my eyes coordinated as I view this photo; it is most unusual. I think I want to see this in person!

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  2. In my opinion the Sagrada Familia is one of the most, if not THE most, impressive architectural structures in the world. You are so lucky to live so close and have access to it. I love the shapes and lines in this photo, it drives the mind crazy! ;-) I hope to visit there again someday.

    Dustin
    Flagstaff Daily Photo
    http://flagstaffphoto.blogspot.com

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  3. I'm in love with Barcelone since I visited in May
    I'm also in love with the Sagrada Familia and it's a pleasure to see it again with your wonderful photos !
    Mine are not so nice : http://ilenfautpeupour.canalblog.com/archives/2007/06/12/5178351.html
    You're a lucky guy to live in this town, I wish I could come back soon
    Thanks

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  4. Fabulous! Fabulous Gaudi!

    Thanks for posting this. Super photograph.

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  5. This is an arresting image of an immortal creative vision. Great one, Carlos.

    Planet Earth Daily Photo.

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  6. Very impressive photograph. Those things with dark cetners. Are they supposed to represent sunflowers?

    Abraham Lincoln
    Brookville Daily Photo

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  7. Thanks my friends, I didn't expect so good reviews really. I was not sure whether to show this one or the other in the link. Being there under that ceiling, especially if it is for the first time is even more spectacular. Abraham, I am not sure if they are sundials but Gaudi did use floral motifs in his work.

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  8. me gusta esas abobodas del igrejas ou monumentos, bela foto

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