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The uncompleted church.
The Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (official Catalan name; Spanish: Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia; “Expiatory Church of the Holy Family”), often simply called the Sagrada Família, is a massive, privately-funded Roman Catholic church that has been under construction in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain since 1882 and is not expected to be complete until at least 2026. A portion of the building’s interior is scheduled to open for public worship and tours by September 2010.
Considered the master-work of renowned Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926), the project’s vast scale and idiosyncratic design have made it one of Barcelona’s (and Spain’s) top tourist attractions for many years. The church is to be consecrated by Pope Benedict XVI on November 7, 2010, during his visit to Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona.
Imagine 144 years to complete a church….. amazing.
The central tower are reaching 170 m (515 feet) in the air…. Unbelievable.
Photo: Canon 400 D
Lens. Canon EF-S 17-85 mm IS USM
f. 13,0
s 1/250 sec.
Focal length 50 mm
ISO 100

Cranes and other building tools removed with help from CS3.
Have a great day.

Hi everybody
My name is Jens and I am a Dane.

Like almost all of the members here I am an amateur in photography…
I will never be a Pro.. but I try to be a good amateur.. thats my aim !
I dont have any favorites, I shoot what ever I see and the way I see it…
Besides photography I have a few more ‘weak spots’: Golf and Traveling..

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  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowalmost 5 years ago

    What an amazing structure Jens!!!! A great image you have captured, really quite a lot to view….. the eye travels everywhere to feast on the details!!! Perfectly wonderful against the brilliant blue of the sky. And your documentation is very interesting….Thank you for sharing this with us!!!! Instant fav!!!!!

  • Hi Brenda – thanks so very much for your lovely comment….comments like this always makes one happy and proud – thanks a lot.

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  • Rosej
    Rosejalmost 5 years ago

    I have visited this wonderful place twice now – just love it – Hope I am still around to see the finished article eh!!! Great shot.

  • Hi and Thanks for your kind comment – and you are so right – it will be a great day when we finaly can watch the finish product..

    – imagic

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 5 years ago

    Super work Jens. You did a good job of cloning out the cranes …

  • Tanks a lot Tom for your always positive comments.

    – imagic

  • kamaljeet kaur
    kamaljeet kauralmost 5 years ago

    wonderful details against a perfect blue sky!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  • Thank you so very much for your kind comment – make me happy to read…

    – imagic

  • tcat757
    tcat757almost 5 years ago

  • Thanks a lot for your greetings

    – imagic

  • Daniela Cifarelli
    Daniela Cifarellialmost 5 years ago

    La Segrada Familia!!!…Barcellona…Spain…Such a Fabulos City! I love Spain!
    Have U been there recently?
    And…SUCH A GREAT IMAGE, Jens! Just fab!
    Instant fav! Much luv, Daniela

  • H Daniela – again a wonderful comment from you…. make me happy to read.. thanks a lot my freind.

    – imagic

  • Vitta
    Vittaalmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks Vitta for your comment.

    – imagic

  • John44
    John44almost 5 years ago

    Bellissima Maestro Jens
    The angle is very effective for this photo
    Good informative note to!

    as you see IO am sefely back and had a great two weeks
    Did you get my special Greece card yet ?

  • Hi and welcome home Johnske….. hope you had a great trip – nice to have you back again….
    And yes I got your wonderful card from Greece – hope to be as fine a photographer one day…. amazing shot.
    The very best greetings
    ps. Susan says hallo….

    – imagic

  • anisja
    anisjaalmost 5 years ago

    Nice capture of this fantastic building/ monument still not jet finished.

  • Hi Anisja… Thanks for your comment – and No its not yet finished – they expect to finish in 2026 ….. maybe then….

    – imagic

  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayalmost 5 years ago

    Hi Jens, this is beautifully captured and thx for the description. All the best :)

  • Thank you so very much for your kind and lovely comment.

    – imagic

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