nostalgia: la sagrada familia.

10 Jul

So, it’s no lie that i’m obsessed with all thing Barcelona. It’s truly an awesome place – with stunning architecture, beautiful beaches, and epic nightlife. You really won’t believe how awesome it is until YOU go…

I’m in the process of getting things ready to move to Madrid in September (even though this visa process is a pretty big pain) and hope to return to BCN sometime in 2010. In the meantime, I’ll continue to be nostalgic for Gaudi’s unfinished church, La Sagrada Familia. I took this photo right outside the Starbucks I occasionally “studied” at on C/Mallorca.

I like this photo because it combines the fact that Barcelona is a metropolitan, consumer and fashion-driven city, with capitalistic businesses like Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts/Coffee (bizarre) everywhere with the old, modernisme traditions of Antoni Gaudi. This view of the church is actually the more recently completed one, and my favorite is the other side that looks like a dripping sand castle.

There’s a reason this thing is the most visited site in Spain. It’s truly awesome, and I will always remember the first time I got a glance at those spires.

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