Some inspiration porn for your Christmas break

Surely the most spectacular and inspiring building of our lifetimes – and some others’

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Rigby
Rigby
8 years ago

Porn indeed. All that effort, expense and material to construct a monument to the worship of an invisible, intangible, incomprehensible, apparently inept figment of human imagination. Thinking of what could have been done with all that effort is enough to make me spit.

Patrick
Patrick
8 years ago
Reply to  Rigby

Think of all the people employed at most likely above-average job satisfaction and all their families, store-owners, landlords, communities etc that benefited from their employment…

Plus all the tourists (including me!) who went there, spent money there and contributed further to the well-being of all those families, store-owners, landlords, communities etc …

What would you have had these people do? Or are you more interested in an alternate universe in which these workers would all be medical researchers and in which the funds raised for the Sagrada Familia (many from tourists visiting it) would be donated to fund such medical research?

Rigby
Rigby
8 years ago
Reply to  Patrick

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Heavens, no! Medicine is another problem-causing activity, allowing far too many people to live; and for too long. I was thinking along the lines of replanting some of the magnificent forests that used to clothe the hills and valleys of Catalonia. Now that would be a monument worth admiration. This temple to an invisible superman in the sky looks like a clump of termite mounds, or as rex says, a wasp nest.

RexR
RexR
8 years ago

It’s a wasp nest.