On the Road and In Your Backyard

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Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!


Today, pictures from valued commenter Wag.

A few years ago we took a trip to Barcelona, staying at an Air-BnB around the corner for the great Basilica, Sacrada Familia. Seeing the otherworldly facade at various times of day was a highlight, but paled in comparison to the day we toured the interior of the church. Unlike other great churches, where each window has glass depicting the life of religious figures, or intricate patterns of creating a mosaic of color, the glass of Sacrada Familia are more monochromatic, and offer subtle patterns that shift is beautiful way.We started early in the morning, and the sun streaming in through the stained glass windows created washes of color that painted the interior with color.

Taken on 7/18/14/18/14

Sacrada Familia

Examples of the stained glass windows demonstrating the use of color as opposed to pictorial scenes

Taken on 7/18/14

Sacrada Familia

view in to the Nave of the basicilica

Taken on 7/18/14

Sacrada Familia

another view

Taken on 7/18/14

Sacrada Familia

more light

Taken on 7/18/14

Sacrada Familia

Again, more painting with light


Thank you so much Wag, do send us more when you can.


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10 replies
  1. 1
    p.a. says:

    Beautiful place. Thanks.

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    rikyrah says:

    Beautiful pictures 😊

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    Mel says:

    The beautiful kaleidoscope-ish stained glass seems so much more peaceful and comforting than the typical scenes of saints and martyrs.

    The red, green and gold glass in the first photo is breathtaking, and the photos are all gorgeous.

  4. 4
    JPL says:

    Alain, Thank you so much for having a post where people can share their photos. Today’s pictures are beautiful.

  5. 5
    p.a. says:

    Very pretty spot. But I don’t think comments are working for me, again.

  6. 6
    eclare says:

    The colors projected onto those columns, wow.

  7. 7
    Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho says:

    Wow is all I got!

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    biff murphy says:

    beautiful church, thanks

  9. 9
    David Evans says:

    Lovely pictures. I think I prefer the interior to the exterior!

    By the way, it’s “Sagrada”

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    debbie says:


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