| Hi everybody.....again.....|
This weekend seems to be a great weekend to build some lego castles, so here
it's another MOC I'm very proud of it....
The Santiago's Gate is based on a real Gate that allow access to the old
village of Trujillo, located in Cáceres - Spain.
It's flanked by two impressive towers. At right side we have the belfry of
Santiago's church. At left we have the defensive tower of the fortress of Chaves
In middle ages when a noble family shows his valour and courage in battle, or
his loyality to the king, he wins some honors or privilege. One of the most
highs of these privileges was the 'honor' of defend the gate of the village from
intruders. This is the case of Chaves family....
From the year of 711 to 1492 AC, the Spanish Christians were involved in a
'particular' crusader over the Moors called 'La Reconquista'..... For more than
700 years they battle over the Moors and sometimes over themselves to win the
'control' of all Spain and overseas.
Trujillo was taken by Moors. It's an impregnable fortified bastion. This added
to the great courage and military knowledge of the Moors 'meens' that the
Christians had very difficult to re-taken the village..... It's told that then
the image of Santiago (patron saint of Spanish Christians) appears upon the
gate.... This help the Christians to cheer up and lead them to the victory....
Since then, the cross of Santiago is put on the Gate. The Chaves family wins the
honor of defend the Gate, and a church is build in memory of Santiago.... who
'helps' to reconquer the city.
Here it's my MOC of Santiago's Gate..... It has several adaptations to the
minifig scale and to the CCC standard, but I'm still very proud of it.
Enjoy it..... (this time I'm sure you will ;-)
PD: I'm working on some interiors, but at the moment there is nothing
completed (as always, sugestions, comments and ideas are welcome)
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| ||Re: Santiago's Gate|| Peter F. Guenther|
|(...) You should be--that is FANTASTIC! I love the depth to the detail--layering of arches and so forth. I've found myself that I do a lot more of that when working from a real-world prototype... I need to do more of that to develop my own skill. I (...) (10 years ago, 13-Oct-03, to lugnet.castle) |
| ||Re: Santiago's Gate|| Larry Pieniazek|
|(...) I'm with Peter! There is a LOT to like, packed into that one small package. I think my very favorite things are the many different rooflines and peaks, and the fact that you've put a half timbered third story on top of masonry. That mixture is (...) (10 years ago, 13-Oct-03, to lugnet.castle) |
| ||Re: Santiago's Gate|| Benjamin Ellermann|
|Hi Juan, This gate is excellent. The small architectural details such as the arches and timber frame sections are nice. It definitely has a medieval Spanish feel to it. Ben (10 years ago, 13-Oct-03, to lugnet.castle) |
| ||Re: Santiago's Gate|| Bruce Hietbrink|
|Juan, This is great! It has real depth, with the recessed arches and the way that some of the wall sections are inset, etc. Do you have a photo of the real-life gate? Bruce (10 years ago, 13-Oct-03, to lugnet.castle) |
| ||Re: Santiago's Gate|| Johannes Koehler|
|Hola Juan! This is again a very nice building, and I enjoy the story, too! I like the set-wise style of your buildings, but also how you go beyond and enhance the creations with such great details like the cages in front of the windows and so on. (...) (10 years ago, 14-Oct-03, to lugnet.castle) |
| ||Re: Santiago's Gate|| James Stacey|
|"Juan Cuello" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:HMnvqu.1D2C@lugnet.com... (...) so here (...) of (...) Chaves (...) battle, or (...) most (...) village from (...) a (...) than (...) the (...) added (...) then (...) the (...) (...) (10 years ago, 15-Oct-03, to lugnet.castle) |
| ||Re: Santiago's Gate|| Andy Lynch|
|(...) Juan, This is truly a beautiful MOC. I don't even know where to start. I love the fact that it is so compact, but is still full of beautiful eye catching details. If I can find the time, I may try to build something based on yours, just so I (...) (10 years ago, 15-Oct-03, to lugnet.castle) |
| ||Re: Santiago's Gate|| Ralph Döring|
|(...) Hi Juan, this is a great MOC and a perfect Timing: I just came home yesterday from my pilgram's way to Santiago de Compostella. The Image of Santiago (I think it's St.James in english) you described above that appeard from heaven shows him on (...) (10 years ago, 16-Oct-03, to lugnet.castle, FTX) |
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