Upstanding craftsmen …

… work high up on the highest spires of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. The squares show one of these craftsmen doing his work, almost at the very top. The featured photo gives some idea of how Gaudí’s as yet unfinished cathedral towers high above the city.

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Author: margaret21

I'm retired and living in North Yorkshire, where I walk as often as I can, write, volunteer, and travel as often as I can.

50 thoughts on “Upstanding craftsmen …”

  1. They make for interesting photos capturing assured confidence and skill, but also the visual hot orange against the cool blue. Perhaps their hobby is rock climbing or even parkour and this is a walk in the park for them.

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    1. I completely know what you mean. Somehow, it wasn’t too busy when we were last there, and we didn’t feel too herded. Parts of it are amazing, and moving too. But I think it’s lost its way a bit, and I’m not sure it’s necessarily the building Gaudí envisaged


      1. It is a magnificent building for sure. Rome will not give it Cathedral status because Barcelona already has a Cathedral.

        It has been built without any funding from Church or State, from Catalonia or Barcelona. The desperate need for funding has turned it into a visitor attraction and theme park,


  2. Nice one! Even as an admirer of Gaudi, I wouldn’t want a job like this. This is the time of year where I often go to Barcelona – your photos brought back memories!

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      1. Ah, that’s a lovely chance to get to know this wonderful city better! Let’s hope it won’t be too long before we all get the chance to bump into each other on foreign ground.

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