Barcelona 2009 - jsnyder42
Pictured here: four of the eight existing spires of the Sagrada Familia--eighteen are planned by the time work is completed in 2030 (Gaudi, of course, died in 1926--when asked why he would undertake such a time-intensive project, he pointed upward and said, "My client is in no hurry.")  Gaudí's original idea is that the eighteen bell towers represent Jesus, the Virgin, the four evangelists and the twelve apostles; on the three facades is sculpted the story of the human life of Jesus.

Pictured here: four of the eight existing spires of the Sagrada Familia--eighteen are planned by the time work is completed in 2030 (Gaudi, of course, died in 1926--when asked why he would undertake such a time-intensive project, he pointed upward and said, "My client is in no hurry.") Gaudí's original idea is that the eighteen bell towers represent Jesus, the Virgin, the four evangelists and the twelve apostles; on the three facades is sculpted the story of the human life of Jesus.

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