Sunday, June 4, 2006
Sagrada Familia: Sunset At The Passion Façade
I took this late afternoon picture just passing by Sagrada Familia Passion Façade the other day.
It is hard to come up with good shots about this portico, I mean, it is hard to surprise people with a new approach, a different angle. So every time I see it I try to explore the scenes as if expecting Subirachs sculptures to adopt some secret pose nobody hadn´t seen before.
If you use your imagination and you wait for the last sun rays to play with the angular figures on the wall, sometimes you may get your reward: notice how Nieodemus at Jesus' feet, in the upper image (some people say it is Subirachs, the sculptor himself) seems to stick his head out as if looking for the light.
For a wonderful description of each scene and figure, visit this site, particularly check scenes 15 and 8 according to the enumeration given there.
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