Amazing Kaleidoscopic Photos of Gaudí’s La Sagrada Familia

Barcelona-based photographer Clement Celma captures magnificent perspectives of Baslica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Famlia, a Roman Catholic church in Barcelona designed by Spanish architect Antoni Gaud. The views from below, looking up at the meticulously detailed architecture, whose construction began over a century ago, is a breathtaking display of art nouveau.

There's a geometric symmetry to the cathedral's intricate design that is all the more mesmerizing from Celma's perspective. Many of the images in the photographer's collection are naturally kaleidoscopic, drawing the viewer's eye to the center while keeping the senses occupied with the colors, lines, and patterns extending outward.

Gaud's vision for the monumental structure boasts spectacular details within every square inch of the architecture. Though the church remains incomplete, over a century since Gaud began working on it in 1882, the site welcomes visitors to help fund the project. There is a projected completion date for 2026, in time for the centennial of Gaud's death, though it is only an estimation.

Sagrada Famlia website
Clement Celma website
via [Architecture Bucket List]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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