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Old May 31st, 2009, 07:54 PM   #61
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Why do they always come up with Gaudí?

I think because for the larger part Spanish architecture is mediocre, conservative or simply non-architecture.

Just like in Italy. You turn on a television set: you see a lot of astonishing women. But in reality Italian women have huge noses with a huge warth on it with two long hairs growing out.

And than a Catalan with inferiority complex starts saying: Gaudí is Catalan. You have to respect the Catalan flag. Because he's not a heroe of Spanish modernism but of Catalan modernism.

And than A guy from Madrid shows up and says: Stick that Flag in your ass.

The Catalan guy says: I'll stick the pole it in your mother's [...]

And than the guy from Madrid says: If Franco would have lived...

And than the Catalan guy says: You're a fascist.

And the Madrid guy says: You're a fag.

And than the Catalan guy says Barca is far more ...

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Old May 31st, 2009, 07:55 PM   #62
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The Catalan Modernism assumed an independent style: catalan simbology, exotisism, colours... It's not the same than Art Nouveau at all. Barcelona is the capital of this movement with 2216 buildings, it's not the same.
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Old May 31st, 2009, 08:10 PM   #63
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I know. You're right. But what irritates me is that for instance tourists alwas just come up with one name: Gaudí. And on the other hand this provincialism of Catalans. No show for instance buidlings from Puig i Cadafalch (I don't know if I'm spelling it right).
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Old May 31st, 2009, 08:32 PM   #64
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Come on... Every style has its variants, and not because of that those variants stop belonging to that style. Would you also consider Vienna seccesion as an indepedent style of Art Nouveau? In that way, we could consider dozens of different independent styles instead of, for example, just gothic or renaissance, you know what I mean.
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Old May 31st, 2009, 08:34 PM   #65
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I know. You're right. But what irritates me is that for instance tourists alwas just come up with one name: Gaudí. And on the other hand this provincialism of Catalans. No show for instance buidlings from Puig i Cadafalch (I don't know if I'm spelling it right).
Oh yes. I agree with that. I think there are other important architects less knowed like Cadafalch, Valeri i Pupurull or Domènech i Montaner.
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Barcelona's Sagrada Familia finally becomes a church

BARCELONA, Nov 6 (Reuters) - For decades tourists have visited the twisting spires of Barcelona's iconic Sagrada Familia church, but 128 years after construction began Catholic faithful will worship there for the first time on Sunday.

Pope Benedict XVI will celebrate Mass to give his official blessing to the church designed by architect Antoni Gaudi, whose sculptural masterpieces dot the city in the region of Catalonia.

The pope consecrates Sagrada Familia during a visit to northern Spain where on Saturday he joins pilgrims at the shrine to St. James, Spain's patron saint, in Santiago de Compostela.

While work is not scheduled to finish for many more years on the intricate and colourful Sagrada Familia, enough has been done to welcome the pontiff, including installing last minute stained-glass windows.

Jordi Bonet Armengol, chief architect of the cathedral and seventh successor to Gaudi, hopes the pope's visit will provide the boost needed to finish the work.

Under instructions from Gaudi, who died in 1926, construction is funded by private donations and visitors' fees.

Protests ranging from gays who are against the Catholic Church's stance on homosexuality, to residents complaining about the disruption and cost of the event are expected to greet the pope when he steps out of Gaudi's masterpiece on Sunday.

But devout Catholics said they were excited about the consecration.

"There are all kinds of protests but we live in a democracy and should let believers enjoy this," said Petita Martin, 68, who was disappointed she would not be able to attend the Mass, but planned to greet the pope along the route of his procession on Sunday.

"Sagrada Familia is a jewel and great propaganda for Barcelona," she said.

SHOWING THE POPE AROUND

Bonet eagerly awaits the tour he will give the pope of the ornate church.

"He will bring a message of spirituality and it's a stimulus to finish the work... The building shows that through art we can achieve spirituality that people need so much."

A lot remains to be done to complete the church, including erecting the central 170-metre tower. But Bonet swore it would not take another century -- if visitors continue to be generous.

In the past, the tourist flow was lower and sometimes the church had trouble paying workers, said Bonet.

He marvelled that Sagrada Familia now pulls in up to 10,000 visitors each day to see a building not yet finished.

When completed, Gaudi's elaborate design will feature 18 towers dedicated to the 12 apostles, four evangelists, Jesus and the Virgin Mary.

The intricate sculptures detailing Jesus's life made the work much more labour intensive than first envisaged, especially as it grew higher into the sky. At present they are partly being carried out by Japanese sculptor Etsuro Sotoo who has worked on the building for many years.

According to Bonet, when Gaudi was asked whether the Sagrada Familia was the last of the great churches to be built, he replied "No, it's the first in the second series of great cathedrals."

"The temple is unique in the world. It's the work of a genius, who was also an exemplary Christian," said Barcelona Archbishop Lluis Martinez Sistach.

While in Barcelona, the pope is due to address the crowd in the local language, Catalan, a coup for the region which has fought to maintain cultural and economic independence from Spain.

Construction of a rail tunnel under the church had sparked fears it could harm the architecture, but so far the tunnel has not caused damage.

After consecration, the church will begin holding regular masses with a capacity for 9,000 church-goers. Fewer will attend on Sunday due to security measures.
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