Pope To Consecrate Sagrada Família.

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    obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    I've always be fascinated with the design here.

    It should be finished in 2026. Rendition of finished work

    Anyone seen it in person?
     
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    I did in 2002. I was studying abroad in Vienna and spet a week in Barcelona and made a point to see as much Gaudi as possible. This piece was particularly profound.
     
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    I loved visiting Barcelona and that church in particular. Even the non-religious are amazed by it.
     
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    That's awesome. Was there is 2007. One of my best memories of Spain was sitting at a little coffee shop just outside the church enjoying a sweet and a Cafe Latte just admiring the view.
     

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    It looks ok from a distance. I made the mistake of going up the tower and looking at the embellishments close by. It looked like a primary school project.:(
     
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    Yes, but the HeX has all those pics. :p

    In 1990, on one of those 17 countries in 28 days tours.

    <snicker>

    Maybe they'll dig up all the Pope's in the intervening time, so they can participate is this glorious accomplishment by Man, in servitude to his God.
     
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    The amount of detail on the thing is outstanding, but it really is gad awful ugly. It looks like a bunch of stalactites supplanted from a huge cave into a modern city.
     
  9. Statik macrumors member

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    I believe that was the effect they were going for; Something that looks like it was grown from the earth instead of being forcefully carved from stone. I'd love to go back if it is finished in my life time to see it again. It was quite surreal to see a little chapel in the back and then construction workers and machinery everywhere else while touring the inside.

    As for ugly, well, it is Gaudí after all. :)
     

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