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Gaudí's Crane


Speaking of Antoni Gaudí again, this time at his famous Sagrada Família, in Barcelona, Spain, there were more cranes there than you could shake a stick at.  Here's one of them, with the "tails" of others.

This year they told us they expect to finsh this structure in 20 years!  It's been a work in progress since 1882!  
As Gaudí said, God's not in a hurry!

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


Gaudí's Crane


Speaking of Antoni Gaudí again, this time at his famous Sagrada Família, in Barcelona, Spain, there were more cranes there than you could shake a stick at.  Here's one of them, with the "tails" of others.

This year they told us they expect to finsh this structure in 20 years!  It's been a work in progress since 1882!  
As Gaudí said, God's not in a hurry!

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (22)

  • Kay
  • Portland
  • 15 Dec 2007, 00:14
Wow! Two fine objects in your lovely picture, Ginnie. A Gaudi sculpture, and a crane! How lucky you are! And did you pick the color of the crane? It matches the sculpture so nicely, as does your picture frame. Nicely done.
Ginnie Hart: I felt very lucky indeed, Kay. And when the colors coordinate/match, I feel even luckier. smile Thanks a million.
  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • 15 Dec 2007, 00:18
That is quite an amazing sculpture! The colors in this photo are fabulous!
Ginnie Hart: All of Gaudí's work is amazing, Helen. This is just one bit of it. Thanks!
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Dec 2007, 01:32
Some inexplicable harmony in the wonderful image, Ginnie.
Interesting, isn't it, that they feel the need to place a protective wrap on Gaudi's wildly imagined masterpiece, but no such care for the equally improbable tool.
Ginnie Hart: So well said, Ray, as always! Thank you!
Same colours dor both !! Gaudi's place must really be impressive !
Ginnie Hart: It's out of this world, Flo., If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it! Thanks.
Impressive picture Ginnie. Amazing to notice how colours are matching!
Ginnie Hart: I felt so lucky, Richard. smile Thanks.
  • Roland
  • France
  • 15 Dec 2007, 08:30
Lovely one nicely done Ginnie !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
Wonderful contrast between the purely functional crane and the frivoloty and exhuberance of Gaudi`s spire. Great colour and detail, a always. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: I love how you said that, Roz. Thank you!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Dec 2007, 08:58
Interesting, wonderful contrast-combination! Or like Ray says an "inexplicable harmony" -not only in the colours! I like Gaudi's answer: "God's not in a hurry"!
I hope you had a nice flight and now you and Donica have to recreate, for those frequent flights over the Ocean are very stressful.
Ginnie Hart: Your words are always so thoughtfully written, Philine. Thank you kindly.

I had a good flight back yesterday, and as we speak, Donica is on her way back now. She has 2 more days of work and then will be off for the rest of the year. We plan to "recreate!" Yes! Thanks for the thought.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Dec 2007, 09:04
You must have been in your element what with all those cranes smile Hope you and Donica had a good flight.
Ginnie Hart: You know me, Scarlet! grin I had a good flight back yesterday and Donica is flying back right now as we speak. Thank you kindly.
  • Astrid
  • almost sunny Netherlands
  • 15 Dec 2007, 10:26
Sprakeloos Ginnie, dit is een geweldige foto, I agree with Philine all the way wink but you did very well with the border around the picture and than that 'play' of the lines in this pictureand, those orange colors, nogmaals geweldig, very well done smile
Ginnie Hart: Nognaals I have a new Dutch word! I love it, Astrid. Thank you, as always, for the new words to learn AND the very kind words you write. wink
  • Aussie
  • in a night shift daze.
  • 15 Dec 2007, 11:16
Fantastic shot Ginnie. Lovely matching colours on both.
Ginnie Hart: I guess sometimes the colors are everything, right? smile Thanks, Aussie.
Wonderful and certainly a likey, I posted shots of Sagrada famiglia few months ago, this is an amazing building !
Ginnie Hart: Awww, Zeb. You know how to make my day. But you are right about this building. It awes the mind!
Now how long did it take you to get them to re-paint the crane? smile It couldn't have matched better if you had!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Isn't it amazing how often things like this happen! Thanks, Bill.
Hi Ginnie, Wonderfull art thst is.. Have you seen it finished? Without the crane I mean?

I missed you on my blog last days...Come and look at my blog and see my alternative serie of christmas decoration. Have a great weekend!

JoAnn greetings,smile
Ginnie Hart: No one has seen it finished yet, JoAnn, because they're always working on it! But I don't think the cranes were always there/visible years ago. But not any more. They are very serious about getting this done in the next 20 years! Thanks.
  • Martin
  • Houston
  • 15 Dec 2007, 21:20
LOL, it is not hard to guess who took this shot. Great color combinations!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Always a dead give-away! Oh well. Thanks, Martin. smile
  • rags
  • United States
  • 15 Dec 2007, 21:54
thank you for sharing with us the work of this great artist.
Ginnie Hart: You are so very welcome, Kanyi! My pleasure. smile
A great structure ginnie with some fine detail in it, the building's not bad either, well seen.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You have a great sense of humor, Les! smile Thanks.
Interesting contrasts of shapes, art and industry. Think you'll be around to see the finished product? smile Nicely captured!
Ginnie Hart: Funny you should ask that, Patruska, because it never entered my mind. That is very weird. I heard 20 years and never once asked myself if I'd be around to see it done. Well, maybe! 82 isn't too old to travel, is it! smile Thanks.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 16 Dec 2007, 09:49
Yes, such an interesting contrast. Really? 1882? Wow.
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh. The link to your name didn't go through to YOUR site, Ruth. Boo Hoo. But yes, 1882, and still going strong. I wonder if he's turning in his grave?! smile Thanks.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 17 Dec 2007, 23:45
He gave shape to dreams so we can be enchanted.... with our eyes open wide...
Ginnie Hart: Yes and yes, Lina. I totally agree. What an amazing artist!
You have had luck to photograph to the "Sagrada Familia". Here in Barcelona, a great debate on if the subsoil must be perforated, underneath the building exists, to pass the tunnel of the three of high speed... Everything a danger by the possible vibrations of works for this emblematic eficicio. We will see that they will do in the end!
Ginnie Hart: We heard about the possibility of the train going right by this structure, José Angel. Let's hope sanity will win out!!!
  • Dave Wilkins
  • Ireland
  • 28 Dec 2007, 11:02
I don't know how long they've been tinkering with that building but when I was last in Barcelona almost ten years ago, it was surrounded by tall cranes.
Ginnie Hart: And for the next 20 years, too, I'm sure, David. Thanks for your visit.

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