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    Posted July 3, 2015 by
    mskents
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    Dallas, Texas
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    Sagrada Familia Barcelona Treasure

     

    Sagrada Familia is a magical Catholic Church full of light and colors of the rainbow constructed by the famous Spanish architect, Antoni Gaudi to honor God.  He envisioned a visual narrative of Christ's life.

     

    Two million visitors come to Barelona each year to see the amazing church, inspired by his religious faith and love of nature. He worked on the project for almost forty years knowing future generations would complete it.

     

    "My client is not in a hurry," Gaudi used to say. It is suppose to be finished in the middle of the 21st century. The last year of his life he actually lived on the site.

     

    The construction began in 1883, combining Gothic and Art Nouveau forms. It was inspired by natural forms found in nature. According to the philosophy, art should be a way of life.

     

    Gaudi left detailed instructions on how the work should be completed. Computers have aided to the understanding of his complex thinking. He studied the effects of light on nature. He said the origin of all things is nature, created by God.

     

    My husband and I loved our recent trip to Spain and hope others come to enjoy the culture and friendly people.

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