Having mentioned Haggis in the last post, I want to add here so pictures which he and his wife Isobel took on their recent trip to the Med. Isobel has already appeared here on choiceindying.com, in a guest post of her email to the Scottish Parliament, as recently as April this year. One thing they especially wanted to see was the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Designed by Antoni Gaudi, building of the church — according to Wikipedia a Basilica and Expiatory Church — began in 1882, and it is still far from finished, although confidence has been expressed that construction will be complete by 2026, the hundredth anniversary of Gaudi’s death. I suggested to Haggis, when they left, that I would like to have pictures taken by people that I know — if only on the net — and he kindly obliged by sending a few of his photos. The fantastical, almost fairy-tale building, festooned with figures and Art Nouveau curves and living shapes, has, at its foundation, a gothic structure of arches, buttresses, and soaring towers. Here is a picture of the completed North facade:
And here is a closeup of the detail on the same facade:
And then, of course, there are Haggis (Colin) and his wife Isobel themselves, with the same facade in the background.
Isobel continues to undergo treatment for cancer, and we wish her all the best in this fight of her life. Both Haggis and his wife are in the forefront of the Scottish struggle for the right to die. The pictures are used by permission. Thanks to both Colin and Isobel for their kindness.