Tuesday, March 13, 2007
It felt almost surreal to see the familiar images of Gaudi's Sagradia Familia in reality. We took a taxi there, which let us down right outside. The hollow spires certainly echo those of the Cathedral, down in the old town.
There is much beautiful use of mosaic - this is on the roof, which can be accessed, again like the cathedral, by lift. You are then supposed to descend by stairs, but the lift attendant, espying my two walking sticks, insisted we should take the lift back down again, when we were ready. The views across the city were wonderful, and we enjoyed a conversation with another couple from the UK while we took our time up there. However, it was no mean feat to go against the flow of newcomers to regain the lift when we could drag ourselves away.
I could have spent much longer up on high, but time was passing and we wanted to see the interior before the church closed for the night.