The Sagrada Familia: a Work of Pride
When you think souvenir, certainly something like this should come to mind, a piece that brings a taste of a culture to your own corner of the world. One thing is for sure, this souvenir from Spain comes into its own and is derivative of a culture that is surely quite distinct from what other cultures experience. It connotes a great deal of complexity that pays tribute to the unique and of course long history of the Spanish people. Often times places like the Sagrada Familia, serve as symbols of power as well as achievement. It most definitely serves as a source of pride for those who grew up admiring it. It is also open to critique as well as examination in order to find its influences that allowed it to be constructed in such manner. This is even truer, when the work comes from the mind and passion of such a creator as Antonin Gaudi.
The Sagrada Familia: a Work of Passion
The Sagrada Familia is not only one of Barcelona's emblematic buildings but also the greatest artwork conceived by Antonin Gaudi. In this architectural piece, Gaudi displayed his style and his unique work process which fed on improvisation from very strong ideas. Gaudi gave great emphasis to the system of towers that served as the iconic features of this church. He envisioned 18, however he could see only one erected.
He also thought the interior in a very innovative way: as a wood, with trees scattered in space serving as columns that hold the heavy ceiling. Gaudi even designed the images adorning the walls and the sculptures to be placed in the interior of the church. All in all, this travel souvenir serves as the perfect gift to share your `personal impressions of the Sagrada Familia and Gaudi`s work.