October 08, 2008

The Magic Square.



Last summer I visited Barcelona, an incredible city. One of the "must see" sights is of course the " Sagrada Familia" church (or rather cathedral), that is and has been under construction since 1882. Many artist and sculptors have been in longer or shorter periods working on the construction. I was mesmerized by one interesting "magic square", that is seen on the "Passion" facade of the church. The sum of the numbers, whether they are added horizontally, vertically or diagonally, always gives the sum of 33, the age of Christ at the time of the Passion. Of course, as I always do on my trips, I purchased a small "magnet" replica of this curiosity in the souvenir shop.

4 comments:

Holly said...

Thank-you for commenting on my "new-born" blog. It was lovely to hear from someone clear across the world. I am enjoying your unique and exotic blog. Especially your spring in autumn post. Beautiful picture!

Protege said...

Thank you Holly for your kind compliments and for stopping by. I have plans on following your writing, as I sense you will be a really great blogger.;)

Donna said...

Oooo, I love things like that...mystical things.

Thanks for visiting me and leaving such nice comments. You have a great blog!

~Donna

Protege said...

I too find anything mystical (or magical) intriguing. Thank you for your visit Donna.:)