Barcelona Photoblog: Crucifixion on Decayed Wall, Barcelona

Friday, December 25, 2009

Crucifixion on Decayed Wall, Barcelona

Crucifixion on Decayed Wall, Barcelona [enlarge]

Crucified for defending the poor, the sick, the hungry, his image prevails in the memory of mankind. He was just a man victim of his own ideas, a revolutionary that renounced to the flesh in the name of his faith to become an eternal soul, an immortal message embedded in every heart. You may believe in the miracle or not, you may skip all that was written later on, but the fact is someone was killed that day apparently for nothing but for everyone at the same time and the account of such deeds still endures the pass of time cause that human existence is not what matters anymore but the act as such, his sacrifice for the love of others. It is true that there is some sort of flame in you, something that makes you feel right when you defend the poor, the sick, the hungry whether you are a believer or an atheist. You can call it humanity or religiousness. I cannot give you an explanation but I am glad there is something after all, if not, life would be totally meaningless. On this Christmas day I leave you with this graffiti of a crucifix on a decayed wall in hope you remember those who need your help. Nice holidays my friends.


  1. Beautiful photo and text. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  2. I hope you had a very wonderful Christmas, Carlos.

  3. Strong and colorful message.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Greetings from me "up in the north"

  4. A arte da rua sempre a surpreender-nos.

  5. Carlos, a very heartfelt sentiment, and I appreciate the time you took to express it. The graffiti is really a remarkable piece of art, and you captured it beautifully. I like your reference to "a flame" inside all of us. I shall remember that and try to act upon it in 2010. May your new year be filled with love, laughter, and much happiness.

  6. Oh… poor man: born yesterday and crucified today!

    More seriously, I recently heard a broadcast on radio talking about religion and about the duality faith/logic. And someone said: “You need faith to believe Jesus was the son of God, he made those miracles, he died and resurrected. But you need logic to understand the depth of his message."
    Sadly nowadays many people fight for the symbols of Christianity (crucifix in schools &c) but only a few people fight for the values and the message of the Christ.

    Feliç any nou.


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