Jesus statue at the Sagrada Familia entrance

Jesus – A short meeting story…

Jesus statue at the Sagrada Familia entrance
Jesus statue at the Sagrada Familia entrance

I’ve found this image at the Sagrada Familia entrance, in Barcellona. The Jesus statue embraces, tied, a column in the center of the Passion Facade. I was immediately struck by its simplicity and expressiveness. Maybe due to the suggestion induced by the beauty of that place, but I felt like I was attracted to her. I started to walk around it, to admire it, to try to understand its magic, but I couldn’t find the right position for a shot. I looked away, I went over…, but like an iron attracted by a magnet, I found myself after a few minutes there again, looking at it again…

And while I was turning around it, at a certain point I noticed the golden inscription in relief on the bronze door in the background. JESUS. There were others golden relief writings, but that one was perfect! Then I realized that this was the shot I was looking for, that it could express the emotion I was feeling at that moment, and that I still feel, when I look, still admiring, this image.

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Technical details: Barcellona, Sagrada Familia, 25 August 2013, 12:50
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-120mm 1:4 G ED VR @ 120mm f/5.6 – 1/640 sec. ISO 400

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