Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #83 – Future

It’s a small detail in this photo, but you can see the Pride flags waving proudly above the Liffey in Dublin, Ireland.  It was the weekend of the Pride festival when we visited, and the country had recently approved gay marriage via referendum.  In addition, while we were there we heard the news that the U.S. Supreme Court had also guaranteed the right of same-sex couples to marry with their landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.  It felt like a significant moment, like a look into a brighter future.

A visit to the Sagrada Família in Barcelona also requires a look into the future.  The masterwork of architect Antoni Gaudí, the church was begun in 1882 and is scheduled to be finished in 2026.  It was amazing even under construction, so I look forward to returning to see the completed building in the future.

You can find more from the future at the original Lens-Artist challenge.


8 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #83 – Future

  1. Leya February 10, 2020 / 1:21 pm

    Great future things to enjoy and love – I agree about going back to Barcelona to see the masterpiece finished. So looking forward to it!

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    • Mei-Mei February 10, 2020 / 2:48 pm

      Yes, I can’t wait! Even now it looks more spectacular than when I went 8 years ago.


      • Leya February 10, 2020 / 3:11 pm

        Agree – and we were there 8 years ago too! Maybe we saw each other .

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  2. JohnRH February 10, 2020 / 4:07 pm

    Well done. Gay marriage in Catholic is certainly a change! La Sagrada Familia will always be one of a kind.

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    • Mei-Mei February 12, 2020 / 9:19 pm

      Yes! I was surprised how a Catholic country like Ireland can be even more liberal than the US.


  3. Amy February 10, 2020 / 4:51 pm

    Great choices. The Sagrada Família is magnificent! It does rquire a look into the future.

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  4. Tina Schell February 10, 2020 / 9:23 pm

    I saw it quite some time ago. I’m surprised they actually have a completion date now! It’s quite something. Well chosen for the challenge on both counts

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    • Mei-Mei February 12, 2020 / 9:18 pm

      They chose 2026 partly for the 100th anniversary of Gaudi’s death…it might be a bit ambitious but I think they will have all the main stuff done!


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