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
s 1/250 sec.
Focal length 50 mm
Cranes and other building tools removed with help from CS3.
Have a great day.