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Passion Door

Barcelona, Spain

There is more written ON the doors (8,000 letters give or take) of the Passion Facade's nave entrance than ABOUT them. A quick internet search turns up thousands (millions?) of photos...but no information about them! Let me help...

The bronze doors were designed and sculpted by controversial Spanish sculptor Josep Subirachs. He is responsible for the design and sculpting of the entire Passion Facade on the Bascilica's West side. I'm apparently in good company as a non-fan of his sculpting though he was the most-respected sculptor in Barcelona when he was commissioned for the project in 1986. A band of Catalan artist/sculptors protested his style as "cartoonish" in 1990 and worked to have him removed from the project. He wasn't...and worked on the sculptures for 18 years.

He completed the bronze doors that are the main West entrance...and they are pretty incredible. I'm neither versed enough in the Bible nor the Catalan language to appreciate all the references contained in the mixed-language message on the two massive doors but, like the entire basilica, they are many.

This particular raised and polished name DID stand out literally and figuratively and was beautifully contrasted in the ambient light just beyond the doors.

Though not projected to be completed until 2026, the basilica (né church) is a must-see if you are anywhere near Barcelona, Spain. Christian or not, it is a colossal modern-day monument to man's desire for Holy connection. If that means nothing to you, then it's massive and beautiful. Really...you should see it. Photo © copyright by Craig Kerr.

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