I just returned from a few days in Barcelona and although I have been before, this was my first time going inside the beautiful Sagrada Familia, Gaudy’s masterpiece. I have visited a few houses designed by Gaudy, so I knew Sagrada Familia would be spectacular, but I never quite realise how perfect it was. If you’re familiar with Gaudy’s work, you’ll probably know that he drew a lot of his inspiration from nature and nowhere is that more obvious inside the main space of the cathedral, nicknamed “the forest”. The nickname comes from the shape of the columns and how they split into smaller and smaller branches as they get higher and higher.
One of the really interesting parts inside the cathedral is how light place such an important role. For example in the photograph above, the bottom part of the image is the part facing the sunrise so the glass is a cooler colour, while the top part, which points towards the sunset is much warmer.