by Erin Elaine
Today was all Gaudí. First I went to Parc Guell. It was a pretty neat park. I will tell more about it after I get back. I also walked along the ¨Block of Discord¨ but I didn´t go inside any of those buildings because I didn´t think it was worth the price.
Next I went to the Sagrada Familia and it was unbelievable. I didn´t realize how gigantic it is on the outside. It is incredibly tall, and the tallest tower hasn´t even been built yet! One day I need to see the Sagrada Familia finished. I went inside and it was even more beautiful. After seeing so many pictures I thought I knew what to expect, but the reality is so much more spectacular and unbelievable than I could have imagined. The whole place is filled with so much stained glass, it bathes the place in colored light. It was so magical to see. The columns resemble trees, branching off near the top, and the ceiling looks like a forest canopy, with spaces for the light to peek through. Every single thing in this church is filled with symbolism. It was really amazing to see.
Of the two, I hands down prefer the Sagrada Familia. Parc Guell is neat, but Sagrada Familia is impressive. Parc Guell is pretty, but Sagrada Familia is downright magnificent. It is not only considered to be Gaudí´s masterpiece, but many also consider it to be the masterpiece of Barcelona.
Right now is my little bit of down time after all the sights have closed for the day and the sun has gone down but it´s too early for dinner. The computer room at my hostel is almost full. It´s about 8pm so I´ll probably start dinner within the next hour or so, and then come back for bed by 11. Tomorrow is my last full day in the city, and then I´ve got a half day on Sunday.