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Pope to consecrate Gaudi's Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona

Pope Benedict XVI is expected to consecrate the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona  this  November,  Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach, archbishop of Barcelona announced yesterday. The Holy Father will also visit the shrine of  Santiago de Compostela on his trip.

The Holy Father will travel to Santiago de Compostela on 6 November, for the occasion of the Compostela Holy Year, then move on to Barcelona on 7 November. This will be Benedict XVI's second visit to Spain. His first visit was in July 2006 for the Fifth World Meeting of Families in Valencia. He is expected to return to the country in August 2011 for the celebration of World Youth Day.

The Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece, is one of Barcelona's most popular tourist attractions. Construction on began in 1886 and is expected to continue at least until 2041, but it has already become Barcelona's most important landmark.

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I was there, and I didn't like it at all. It's a creepy church.
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I think it looks amazing.
(03-07-2010, 12:15 AM)The_Harlequin_King Wrote: [ -> ]I think it looks amazing.

I think it is absolutely hideous and should be returned to the underwater shipwreck from whence it came. Seriously, after seeing Barcelona's magnificent Gothic Cathedral and the city's beautiful "Gothic Quarter", this horrendous eyesore is truly a blemish on the face of this fine city. I find it to be nothing more than a pretentious attempt to find that "other modern" and is only being tolerated by, otherwise, architectural traditionalists solely due to the fame and eccentricity of its designer and his, albeit, innovative methods.

... Bah ...  :huh-uh:

In Corde Regis,
An array of melting termite mounds. Ghastly stuff.
Could be worse: It could be Apollo the 13 of Liverpool, or Taj Mahony, or the Glass Structure in Oakland.

Now, those are hideous.
Looks like a goldfish bowl decoration.
It reminds me of Dali's melting watches.