I almost didn’t go to the top of the spire at Sagrada Familia and what a mistake that would have been. I was smart enough to be at Sagrada Familia first thing in the morning when they opened their doors to the public so there were not too many people to get in the way of my picture taking. I had gone the day before at sunset but when I saw how crowded it was I made up my mind to go back at a more opportune time. I did get some cool exterior shots that evening though so it was still time well spent.
Anyone who knows me is aware that I am not good with heights and that’s putting it mildly. So I sucked up what little courage I could muster and got into the lift that takes you to the top of the church. As I got to the windows and took my first glimpse of the panoramic view I was blown away. The way the blue sky and white clouds contrasted with the orange glow of the church and cityscape took my breath away. Then again it could have been a panic attack due to the height issues I have ;^). Whatever the case may be I’m just happy to have had the chance to be at the right place at the right time. Even the cranes and haze above the buildings blended in nicely in this image taking on a similar hue to the church spires. If you are like me and have an issue with heights then don’t worry as the windows are small and I never felt unsafe. That is until I boldly decided to take the stairs down as opposed to the lift… Bad decision, very bad!
I have friends from Canada and Mexico who will both be in Barcelona soon. They don’t know each other and it would be kind of cool if the 2 groups met by some chance. I hope they get an opportunity to visit Sagrada Familia and take in the view. Happy travels Gaby and Daniel!
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