Monday, March 22, 2010

Le Polaroid de la semaine: Seizième Semaine!

Barcelona, Spain
Sagrada Familia
An unfinished Cathedral designed by Antoni Gaudi.  
 We are standing in front of the nativity facade in this picture.
A site to behold!

On the other side of the church is a much starker, darker facade of the Passion of Christ. It was executed by a different artist- who designed the Roman Soldiers to look like this:
The design for the soldiers is taken from another of Gaudi's work (chimneys on an apartment building) but I wonder if George Lucas was inspired by them as well for the design of stormtroopers.  A little google-ing will answer this question!


  1. Hi Jackie,

    Those are some great pictures. With some light Googling I know that the Storm Troopers look was designed by Ralph McQuarrie as was much of the look in A New Hope. As a matter of fact it was Ralph's early drawings that helped sell the Star Wars idea to 20th Century Fox after being rejected at other studios before George Lucas had these drawings. However, I do not know if these statues were Ralph's inspiration. Anyway, I was in Barcelona .... in 1976. I was too young to appreciate it though.

  2. Bravo pour toutes les photos de l'album !