St Eulalia Cathedral, Barcelona

November 29, 2012

graphite pencil 8B

Another daily drawing from photographs in the “virtual” Barcelona series. Even at one District a week, this series will go for ten weeks. I can’t imagine going to Barcelona in person without beforehand doing the necessary ‘observational’ research inherent in sketching.

Not sure yet exactly what the particular characteristics of Catalan Gothic architectural style are, but the principal Christian church in the Barrio Gotico, the oldest District 1 of Barcelona, is the medieval Cathedral, supplanting an earlier Romanesque building. It has a large cloister attached which has the air of a tropical rainforest and in which live 13 famed geese, symbolic of the saint who died aged 13. The interior of the church is extraordinarily ornate, but I thinks lacks the standard transept.

I’m not aware of the words for “church” or “cathedral” in Judeo-Spanish/Ladino or Medieval Spanish, but (further to yesterday’s sketch), the Ladino word for “synagogue” is certainly kal.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: