Thursday, 18 October 2012

A waterfall down the side of a cathedral


Day 151 21.09.12 Barcelona

Light show on Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona for La Merce festival
Light show on Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona for La Merce festivalChris is feeling a little run down after all of our recent walking so we opt for a lazy day.  We head over to the local shopping centre with our laptops to do a little covert charging!  Our parking spot at the moment is between two very tall buildings so our solar panels aren’t getting a great deal of charge at the minute!  After charging up the laptops, phones and camera (the centre security weren’t too vigilant) we headed back to the van for dinner.

Light show on Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona for La Merce festivalLight show on Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona for La Merce festivalThe evening plan was to head up to the Sagrada Familia to watch the light show, a new event for this year’s La Merce festival.  We arrived a little late to find the show was just starting.  This meant we ended up on the edge of the crowd at the very far side with a pretty poor view.  Even still the show was very impressive, so much so we opted to hang around until the next show in an hours’ time to get a better view.  We found a perfect spot right in front of the cathedral and waited for the next show.  Boy was it worth it!  The show featured huge waterfalls cascading down the cathedrals spires and flocks of brightly coloured birds fluttering around the arches, all in time with an emotive soundtrack. There was even a section where the cathedral went black and then appeared to be sketched in pencil in front of us from the ground up.  I’ve never seen anything quite like it!  I took a couple of videos as well as a lot of photos, hopefully between them they go some way to getting across how magical this event was.

I’m so glad we waited around to catch the show the way it was intended.  We grabbed a beer and then headed back to the van, still in awe of the wonderful display we’d just seen. 


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