Central spires, Sagrada de Familia, Barcelona, Spain. Doves of peace flock around a Tree of Life at the center. Click photos to enlarge and view detail.
Central sculpture depicting Christ the King.
Leaded glass in a spire in the older part of the church suggests Spain's Moorish influence, next to Antoni Gaudi's more modern contributions. Construction on the building began in 1883 and continues today.
Angels blowing trumpets announcing Jesus Christ's birth near the Nativity scene. Note the detail of ribbon spiraling from one of the bronze trumpets, in the Art Nouveau style, so popular early in the 20th-century.
Entranceway leading to a courtyard and the city beyond.
Detail of the Birth facade, created under the direction of Antoni Gaudi. The sculpture depicts episodes from the birth and childhood of Jesus Christ. The Annunciation is in the alcove above.
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