Nothing could have prepared me for the awe I felt visiting la Sagrada Familia. Gaudí’s church is nothing short of incredible and is unlike any piece of architecture I have ever seen. The most memorable part of the visit was the amount of detail Gaudí put into every aspect of his design. He thought painstakingly about acoustics, color, texture, structure, and light. The church had to have just the right amount of light because he believed both too much and not enough light are blinding.
In general, Gaudí's work seems to have a striking balance of geometric shapes and organic shapes. They flow in and out of each other in a way that is beautiful, strange, and almost other worldly. I am still processing much of what I saw at La Sagrada Familia simply because there is so much to take in. I definitely plan on making another trip (or two or three) back here in the coming months.