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談山神社

6.20.2013

Barcelona in enchanting Spain

I went over Mt.Pyrenees this time for the first time. There was the blue sea, the shining sun and the curvilinear architectures in Barcelona. Because the movement for art revival  happened in Catalunya in 19~20century and the fusion style of Islam art and Gothic art developed in the architecture field.

 Basilica of Sagrada Familia was soaring in the blue sky at Barcelona. It seemed to be made by brown soil and very complicated structure. I've never seen such church like this shape.
Sagrada Familia means The Holy Family(Jesus, Virgin Mary,Saint Joseph),according to a book.






The atmosphere of the inside differed from its outside completely.
Many big white pillars that fork at upper part hold the ceiling and soft green or golden lights from the stained glass flow to inside. How beautiful!
The inside was bright ,not like common churches. I felt that I was in the bright forest and I also felt I was in the another world.
Each design had  highly originality as I've never seen.  Antonio Gaudi is really a genius.

When my children visited there about ten years ago, the inside was under construction and many instruments were laid on the floor, according to them. Yes, this church is not still completed. As it is approaching to completion every day little by little, it may be interesting to visit there to see a newly produced part after some years. According to a brochure, it is planed  to have 18 spires. Wow, so gorgeous!



                   Inside of the basilica






As I found figures look like characters in the movies on one facade, I was surprised again. This facade is called "Facade of Passion". They say this express the passion,death and revival of Jesus and by abstracting figures on this facade, internal world are represented.

At the opposite entrance, there was a facade is called " Facade of Birth". This  expresses that all bless the birth of Jesus and a story of Holy Family at Nazareth.


 
 
The Facade of Birth
 
 
 
The facade of Passion,.Can you see Jesus between two towers behind the net.
 
 
The underground altar
 
 
 
 
Many Gaudi's works are remained in Barcelona
 
At the Park Guell
 
 
At Park Guell,  we can see Mediterranean  over the city           

At park Guell, Enjoy optical illusion
 
 
Casa Mila (a high grade mansion,.the shape of chimneys on the roof are funny)
 
 
 
Casa Batllo---This is a mansion,too.
 
 
 
 
Palau de la Musica Catalana----This is a concert hall that was designed  by  Montaner not Gaudi.  They were architects in 19~20 century in Barcelona. We couldn't not enter in this hall,as there were no concert on that night.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 


20 件のコメント:

Giga さんのコメント...

Zrobiłaś śliczne zdjęcia z miejsc, kore miałam przyjemność oglądać w zeszłym roku. Pozdrawiam.
You made beautiful pictures of the places I had the pleasure to watch kore last year. Yours.

Red Rose. さんのコメント...

長~~い歴史を経てまだそびえ立つ荘厳な建物ですね。写真を通して日本とは全く違う文化に触れることができました。週末パソコンuserの私ですが今日は大阪にでかけます。朝一番に飛び込んできたSaraさんの華やかなポストを見て目が覚めました。
良い一日を!
Tomoko

Joy さんのコメント...

Wow! I must see those places. I am going to Barcelona with my hubby in September. Im so looking forward for it:)

Forest Dream Weaver さんのコメント...

Hello Sarah!
What a lovely surprise to see your beautiful photos of this remarkable architecture. When I last visited Sagrada Familia we couldn't go inside because of construction work.I'm an great admirer of Gaudi's work,it always seems so modern,maybe it helps that it's a work in progress.I'm sure there will be massive celebrations at the time of completion.....if this ever happens!

Thank you,have a great weekend,
Ruby

Arti さんのコメント...

The church looks so mesmerizing through your pictures, Sarah - both from the outside and the inside. The facade of birth and passion are intriguing and I feel like reading more about it. Loved walking along with you! Wish you a wonderful week ahead, Sarah :)

stardust さんのコメント...

What a lovely visit to Barcelona, Sarah! You must have been enthralled by these architectures which are uniquely and distinctly by Gaudi. My daughter enjoyed the same sites as you visited and I remember a photo in which she is sitting on a bench with the background of Gaudi mosaic art. Is your trip to Spain coming in series? Look forward to the next place.

Yoko

Marc Sheffner さんのコメント...

Excellent photos. Thank you.

Spiderdama さんのコメント...

So impressive! Beautiful art and details. I have never seen such a big church. Never been to Barcelona.., but wish some day.
Thanks for this wonderful post and pictures. The first one is my favorite, with tehe great reflection.

Hope you have a good time over there:-)

cosmos さんのコメント...

見事な写真から、大迫力が伝わってきます。まだ完成を見ていないと言うのが興味深いですね。娘も何年か前に行っていますが、その威容、スケールに感激していました。
まだまだこれからスペインの魅力満載のポストになるのですね。ゆっくりのペースでね。楽しみにしています。

haricot さんのコメント...

この教会は有名でTVで外観はよく見ますが、詳細や中側は知らなかったので、興味を持って読ませていただきました。明るい森の中にいる感じが写真からも伝わってきます。

Magia da Inês さんのコメント...

╮✿ °•.¸

Bela arquitetura, Barcelona é muito charmosa!
Bom domingo!
Boa semana!
°º✿♫ Beijinhos.
°º✿

Minoru Saito さんのコメント...

 こんばんは。素敵ですね。私も数年前にピレネー山脈に行った帰りにここに行きました。その頃もクレーンが何台も林立していて、まだ完成まで何十年も要すると知りました。
 前のブログに載せたら、イタリア人のブログフレンドから、「ガウディてなんて保守的な建築家なのかしら」というコメントが来ました。イタリア人のこのような見方を知って、参考になりました。
 英語が通じず、苦労はしませんでしたか。

orchid Miyako さんのコメント...

Dearest Sarah,
実は15年位前にスペインにツワー旅行で行ってきたのですが、中は見学出来ませんでした。 昨日「世界不思議発見」を見たせいもあって、とても楽しく拝見しました。

Happy for your lovely trip. Thank you very much for sharing these Wonderful pictures☆☆☆

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Yamaguchi, xoxo Miyako*

sarah さんのコメント...

To Minoru Saito さん
本当に英語は通じにくかったです。もちろんホテルや有名店ではOKでしたが。他のヨーロッパ諸国にくらべると、若い人でもわかりにくい英語でした。勿論私の英語もあやしいものですが。
モデルニスモ建築はイタリア人にすれば古いと思えるものなのでしょうか。

Rahul Bhatia さんのコメント...

An absolute delight, Sarah to see the lovely churches and city of Barcelona!

Kalyan P さんのコメント...

beautiful captures...lovely!

Magia da Inês さんのコメント...

¸.•°♡♡♫° ·.

Uma ótima semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil.
¸.•°❤❤♫° ·.

you-wee because さんのコメント...

Barcelona - impressing city with an impressing house of worship!
Hi Sarah!
It's already two years ago I was there with my wife and some good friends. If you wanna compare my photos with yours of La Sagrada Familia, here's the link to my post:
http://you-wee-because.blogspot.de/2011/06/house-of-worship-like-no-other.html

Uwe.

ruma さんのコメント...

こんにちわ。

スペインは、何処も歴史的建造物のようですね。
どれもこれも、日本では到底見られないものばかり。

素晴らしいです。

turkis さんのコメント...

Your blog is very interesting. I like Barcelona:), Ewa