Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #102: A Quiet Moment

One of my great joys of touring Europe was visiting churches and cathedrals, not just for the beautiful architecture but also the spiritual experience.  My favorite was La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain.

It’s funny right now to think of being in such a public space with so many people, but I don’t remember it feeling crowded at all.  I remember it feeling so peaceful with all the light and colors and forms of nature.  As a Catholic, I was very moved; this church helped me feel the presence of God.

I think of morning as being a quiet time, though I am not a morning person at all.  Taking an early morning walk down Grafton Street in Dublin was such a contrast to visiting the day before during shopping hours.

You can find more quiet moments at the original Lens-Artist challenge.



10 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #102: A Quiet Moment

  1. Amy June 22, 2020 / 2:52 pm

    Excellent choices for this theme. The image of La Sagrada Familia is remarkable.

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  2. JohnRH June 22, 2020 / 4:31 pm

    Excellent photos. Well done. La Sagrada is a big bucket list item. Someday……..

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  3. pattimoed June 22, 2020 / 5:20 pm

    Great choices, Mei-Mei. I went to the Sagrada when it was under construction. It was amazing before, but it’s truly stunning now. The light in your image is terrific.

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    • Mei-Mei June 28, 2020 / 9:53 pm

      I can’t wait to go back when it’s completely finished!


  4. Leya June 24, 2020 / 1:23 pm

    Ah, Gaudi’s masterpiece! I know what you mean about feeling quiet and serene, peaceful, despite all the tourists. The designs taken from the natural world made me feel I was in a forest instead of a building. He really was a genius, combining two kinds of creation. I am not religious, but walking here lifted me up and carried me through his work in a close to religious way.

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  5. AngelaFurtado1 June 24, 2020 / 10:55 pm

    Great images! I know what you mean about La Sagrada Familia. I’ve been there twice. The first time I started crying when I first set foot on it, completely overwhelmed by it all. The second time, I figured I got this, no reason to cry. Then as I stood at that exact place in your photograph, an organ started to play and tears came down my face. Must go again to see what happens…

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    • Mei-Mei June 28, 2020 / 9:51 pm

      I was so surprised by my reaction! I was just anticipating some interesting architecture, but it was the most affecting church I’ve ever been in. I’d love to go back too!


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