While I have visited interesting and impressive architecture in cities around the world, I have never experienced anything like the Basílica de la Sagrada Família in Barcelona. While the general forms and conventions of a church building may be present, the expression of these forms is like no other and almost defies description. Utilizing a unique combination of Gothic and Art Nouveau styles, chief architect Antonio Gaudí directed the project from 1883 until his death in 1926, at which time the project was only 20% complete. Construction continues to plod forward even to this day with hopes the project will be complete later this decade. Photo © copyright by Brian Divelbiss.