La Sagrada Familia
Quite hard to miss the most famous monument of Barcelona during a trip in the Catalan capital, I mean the Sagrada Familia. This romanesque basilica (it isn’t a cathedral as no bishop sit there, even if it has the same shape) was built in honor of the Holy Family from 1882 according to the Gaudi’s architectural drawings. It originally had (on the original-drawings) 18 towers representing the twelve apostles, the four evangelist, Virgin Mary and the Christ. It also had three frontages symbolizing the Nativity, the Passion and the Glory. Many years later, the Sagrada Familia’s construction isn’t finished yet. Gaudi filled it with symbols in his own style, inside like outside, giving the basilica its lyricism. This imposing unfinished edifice had to be featured at least once in our “Look” category.
Right in the middle of all tourists, I’m walking incognito in the small garden next to the basilica. Maybe I’m also a tourist, an Italian visiting the potential World’s highest religious building. Potential, indeed, the Sagrada Familia may never be finished… “Ma que!” Anyway, the sun came shining for this beautiful day strolling in Barcelona’s Barri Gotic streets.
For this occasion, better dress with a light outfit to keep vented all body parts exposed to perspiration during a whole day spent walking. A seersucker blazer, preppy inspired piece worn over a simple t-shirt, light jeans and the essential pair of canvas sneaker. Icing on the cake is this “etheral” scarf and an original pair of sunglasses. A Gaudiesque outfit blending into picturesque this background.
Photos by Joe