Light within the Sagrada Familia

Sections of Barcelona

The lightness and wonder as you enter the Sagradia Familia is a sensation that everyone will experience. It is unlike any other church. When you first approach the church, it looks like a chaotic mess, lots of idiosyncratic detail, piled one on top of the other. For years I considered this the work of a madman, but I have had to eat my hat. Guadi was a very clever man.

renaissance architecture in Inverness MAAC Studio

The Northern Renaissance

If you like radical, progressive ideas you have to love the renaissance. It is an important milestone, marking the emergence of reason and scientific enquiry. It would eclipse mysticism and superstition, leading to the industrial revolution, every technological advance that followed and our modern concept of human rights.