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Photographer's Note

Staying with the architecture of Antoni Gaudi, I have returned to my archive and pictures from La Sagrada Familia.
A building that, as I have stated before, left me speechless; its' size and beauty were astonishing to me.
"It was 1883 and Gaudi, who at that time was 31 years old, had to respect the orientation of the basilica and the work of the crypt that had been begun in 1872 on this site by Francesc de Paula Villar, who had designed a neo-Gothic style construction.

Gaudi proposed a much more ambitious project.
Gaudi envisaged a temple with five naves, crossing arm, apse, an exterior ambulatory as a cloister, three facades and 18 towers.
Gaudi dedicated 43 years of his life to this project. On his sudden death in 1926,aged 73, only the crypt, apse, cloister, Nativity facade and 4 towers had been built."
(Visual guide to the complete work of Antoni Gaudi)
Note the metal rails on the balconies, a style that I recognise from La Pedrera, maybe using scrap metal once again?
Two more views in the w/s showing Gaudi's distinct, and I think, beautiful designs.
Thank you as always for looking.

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