A New Way of Looking at La Sagrada Familia


The first time Malena Georgieva saw photos of Gaudi's  La Sagrada Familia, she was eight years old and her father had just returned from a trip to Barcelona. Over the years, she has seen many pictures of Gaudi’s famous unfinished church and was very excited to finally see it in person this past November.

"I so was worried it would be like one those movies that all your friends tell you is fabulous, and then by the time you actually see it, you are inevitably disappointed," Malena says. "But it was the opposite: the moment my friend Kalina and I arrived at the church, my heart skipped a beat. It was one of the best experiences of my life — every detail of La Sagrada Familia was just incredible."

As Malena is an artist, she decided to shoot Gaudi's work with unusual angles and then manipulate the digital images when she got home. To see more of Malena's work online, go to She will also be exhibiting these La Sagrada Familia photos (along with a few more) on large canvases set in an all-white space at the Architectural Digest Show in New York City from March 26—29.

4 Responses to A New Way of Looking at La Sagrada Familia

  1. Brian from March 7, 2009 at 5:51 pm #

    La Sagrada Familia was spectacular. Won’t be completed for another 10 years or so. If you go take the trip up to the top and go outside to look out over Barcelona.

  2. Travelogged
    March 7, 2009 at 7:29 pm #

    When I went to La Sagrada Familia, I didn’t go up to the top because the line to the elevator was over an hour and the stairs were closed (I swear). But hopefully I will go back whenever it’s finished and go to the top then.

  3. Hawaii Tours March 8, 2009 at 11:54 pm #

    That is an interesting place to go.

  4. Jen March 22, 2009 at 12:06 pm #

    Went to La Sagrada in 2007 and it was phenomenal! We went to the top and looked out over the city. What a treat!

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