I always wanted to travel the world, but never ever thought of a nice ‘excuse’ to do that.. My passion to art and expressing my feelings leaded me to photography. Photography leaded me to traveling.
At the first stop of my journey around the world was London. Unfortunately this time i didn’t had plenty of time to take all the pictures that i wanted, but this is such an amazing city full of interesting architecture and amazing weather (at least for photographers) that i’m sure that i will get back. The light was so soft at that period, so mysterious, was changing so frequently that every photo in the same day seemed like it was taken in a period of a whole week!
In this pic i stand right opposite Big Ben and the Westminster palace. A classic pic. Im at the ground level, placing my camera on the wall that separated me from the Thames river. After a stormy day in London, thought it would be a good idea to capture the sun setting behind Big Ben, as the humid atmosphere was promising some nice colours in the sky. I guess i was right…
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In contrast with the exterior, the interior gives an impression of light and spaciousness. It is of the basilica type, with its three aisles forming a single space with no transepts and no architectural boundary between nave and presbytery. The simple ribbed vault is supported on slender octagonal columns, and abundant daylight streams in through the tall clerestorey windows.
The interior is almost devoid of imagery of the sort to be found in Barcelona’s other large Gothic churches, the cathedral and Santa Maria del Pi, after the fire which occurred in 1936 during anticlerical disturbances. Amongst the most notable of the works destroyed at that time was the Baroque retable by Deodat Casanoves and Salvador Gurri.
Some interesting stained-glass windows have survived from various periods.
The west end with its rose window, showing the proportions of the three aisles
The spacing of the columns is the widest of any Gothic church in Europe—about forty-three feet apart, center to center.
The church has a serious claim to have the slenderest stone built columns in the world.