One of his most famous buildings is the Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, commonly known as the Sagrada Família. Started in 1882, Gaudi became involved in 1883 and combined Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. While the construction is still ongoing on the unfinished building, it is impressive.
I wished I had gone into the building, but hadn’t had time to. Nonetheless, I still managed to get some impressive images of its exterior. I found the building was essentially Gaudi, and the continuing construction is sensitive to Gaudi’s plans.
Generally speaking, I prefer more protestant churches as they tend to be plainer. Gaudi’s architecture is the complete opposite. What draws me to Gaudi’s architecture is its earthliness – its rootedness in nature. Perhaps I am drawn to Gaudi’s over the top manner in a rather indulgent way.
I am generally drawn to photograph his work in colour. Somehow it lends itself to colour – its richness and earthiness would be different in black and white.
Next time I visit Barcelona, I would like to see the interior of the Sagrada Família, and take photos.