Antoni Gaudi felt that Nature was God's Art, and tried to bring natural forms into all of his designs. In La Sagrada Familia (Sacred Family), the columns are the shape of tree trunks, and they reach up into the sky with branches spreading out, so it feels you are walking in a forest, with light flooding in from the sky.
|Columns and winding staircase|
|The branches are holding up the sky|
|This is a large opening to the sky, that glows with light and those triangular shapes. I found it hypnotic!|
|The organ pipes reflect the colors of the stained glass.|
|The flower forms on the top of a couple of the spires.|
|This little building is the school that Gaudi designed for the children of the people who worked on La Sagrada Familia. It's all waves and curves and fun angles.|
Just a taste of the amazing forms and ideas that Gaudi was able to design - and figure out how to build. I'll post about a few more Barcelona sights soon. If you can be lucky enough to visit Barcelona - don't miss any of them!