Strange Modernism in the Sagrada Familia
Unsurprisingly, the most attractive feature of this souvenir from Spain is the detail with which the church is represented. It almost looks like an interesting impressionist painting, especially in the way in which the base, or foreground, of the piece seems like a different realm from the rest of the edifice, which begins to look considerably surreal as ones gaze raises. This is surely part of the intention of the architectural nuance as it denotes a heavenly state or the type of enlightenment and celestial state that the Christian religion, and various others religions and belief systems try to motivate their followers to aspire to. The historically significant are one of the biggest attractions for tourists who hope to check out Barcelona, and it would almost be unfair to not try to examine its nuances.
The Sagrada Familia and Gaudi
Gaudi is the artifice of this unique piece of architecture. It is Barcelona's most emblematic building and synthesizes Gaudi's unique style and work process. Gaudi didn't work with a full plan in his head, he laid out some big ideas that changed as the construction progressed. The Sagrada Familia is no exception. He draws a collection of possibilities which included the facade, the roof, the towers, the interior, the images and sculptures for the walls. Some of these ideas were realized, others are still in process.
One of the church's unique features is its tower. Gaudi planned eighteen towers, however he could only see one built. The Sagrada Familia's unique architectural style served as the excuse for UNESCO to have its Holy Birth Portal and Crypt as one of the World Heritage sites of the world. This travel souvenir will certainly serve as a reminder of the great architectural works of Gaudi.