Segrada Familia, Street Art and Festival

23 Sep

1. Tha Segrada Familia is an amazing building that seems not to have been designed but to have grown out of the earth. Gaudi drew beautiful organic designs and the Cathedral resembles a forest of trees with the light shining through. It is very beautiful in a very unconventional way.
It was full of people in almost every corner and then we came upon this little girl apparently all alone and whimpering. However, we realised that she was taking a photo of her parents who were completely out of our sight and she clearly felt that she was too far away from them.
Solitary child

Inside the Sagrada Familia









2. Some lovely street art, from tile work to graffiti follows.





3. It was a festival day in Barcelona and the streets were packed with entertainers and people enjoying themselves. There was a choir that moved me greatly, about150 of them, a water play park for children, balloons and a card man. Look carefully at his photo. He was carrying a baize card table and was inviting people of different languages to play a simple card game together. He wanted to show that people can get on and have fun together without sharing language or culture.



A solitary lost balloon


The card man


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20 responses to “Segrada Familia, Street Art and Festival

  1. dhphotosite

    September 24, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Super photos…I like them all !!!

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 26, 2012 at 5:07 pm

      Thank you! Very happy that you think so. 🙂

  2. Don

    September 24, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Magnificent architecture.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 26, 2012 at 5:08 pm

      It really is something else! I look forward to going back and seeing more of Gaudi’s work. 🙂

  3. saymber

    September 24, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Thank you for taking me here! What an awe inspiring piece of architecture.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 26, 2012 at 5:08 pm

      It certainly is – and I’ve only shown you a tiny bit! 🙂

      • saymber

        September 26, 2012 at 7:36 pm

        “-) I love it when I get to go on trips with people even if it’s not a tangible experience. The way you write and your pictures do that for me and I appreciate it!

        • mybeautfulthings

          September 26, 2012 at 9:04 pm

          I’m so glad I can do that for you! That really pleases me! Thank you! 🙂

  4. lodgehousebandbsomerset

    September 24, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Great photos again,especillay of the Sagrada Familia. Glad you liked it, its such a great building

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 26, 2012 at 5:09 pm

      I agree, a very lovely place full of grace and beauty. 🙂

  5. John Roberts

    September 24, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Sally, you make Barcelona look so interesting with the things you spot. You should work for the Spanish Tourist Board!

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 26, 2012 at 5:03 pm

      Thank you! It is such a lovely and intriguing city. 🙂

  6. Choc Chip Uru

    September 24, 2012 at 5:36 am

    I can’t imagine any word except beautiful 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

  7. Hudson Howl

    September 24, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Gaudi’s spirals brings back memories -hours of yawning art history lectures. But Gaudi’s Cathedral always made me wake up. And still the construction cranes remain, the design lends itself for perpetual growth. I love you pictures, they soften the Familia far better than some photo’s I seen.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 26, 2012 at 5:06 pm

      Thank you for your thoughtful comments! Sorry you didn’t enjoy your lectures but love that Gaudi woke you up!
      We were there 5 years ago and lots has been done in that time though when it will be finished …… 🙂

  8. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    September 23, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    These are stunning. Wonderful. I love that huge clam. And the little girl – you taking a photo of the girl taking a photo – & yes, she did look very isolated in your picture. Wow. This lot are beaut.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 26, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      I love the way your comments make me look at my own post differently! Thank you again. 🙂

  9. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    September 23, 2012 at 9:42 pm



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