Posts Tagged ‘Religious’

Liu Zhang Temple

September 8, 2014

Liu Zhang Temple
Liu Zhang Temple by Lukasz Wiktorowicz

Temple of Mithras

August 31, 2014

Temple of Mithras
Temple of Mithras by Dan Harris

Knights duel inside the Cathedral

August 29, 2014

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Cathedral by Pippo Zane

To War!

August 10, 2014

James presented this wonderful ship representing the arrival of King Richard at Acre during the Third Crusade.
I really like how James built the wooden hull of the ship! Well done and another great historical entry on the blog :)

To War!

Here’s the historical context given by James on Flickr.

1191AD, June 8, King Richard lands at Acre during the Third Crusade

The Third Crusade had begun after Saladin had conquered a great part of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. The Crusaders afterwards controlled only Tyre, Tripoli, and Antioch. A new Crusade is called by Pope Gregory VIII in October of 1187AD.

Richard had become King of England on 6th July 1198AD and began preparations to join the third Crusade. On his way to the Holy Land he fights in Sicily and Cyprus, gaining control of Cyprus an important Island for the Crusaders.

On arriving at Acre, he arranges a meeting with Saladin, and an armistice of three days is agreed so the meeting can take place. However, both Richard and Philip II of France fall ill. There is no meeting.

Afterwards Richard and his forces help capture Acre, despite his serious illness. Although sick from scurvy and being carried on a stretcher, he fights, picking off guards on the walls of Acre with his crossbow.

Herakles on his quest to save Prometheus

September 22, 2013

According to the greek myth, Heracles saves Prometheus that was chained by Zeus after he has stolen the fire and gave it to humans. This diorama reflects the imagination of Mihai Marius Mihu about the story of Heracles confronting some myth creatures who guarded the temple on the foot of the mountain where Prometheus was chained.

Heracles confronting minotaurs

 

Quoting the author:

 (I wanted to include the chained Prometheus in the diorama but the lack of pieces forced me to make them separated www.flickr.com/photos/mihaimariusmihu/9515653462/). The emblem on the minotaur shields and the decorative bird statues on the architecture are to relate to the eagle that torments Prometheus.

Roman temple

June 27, 2013

Apparently simple but very effective is the representation of a  Roman Temple built by lokosuperfluolegoman.

However, if we look closely we will find the great details such as the top of the columns, the micro detail of the top wall supported by the columns, the way how the roof was colored and the nice green door.

Roman Temple

Story of Moses

December 5, 2011

In a few years from now we’ll see him opening the sea of bricks :D

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Eurobricks CMF 5 Contest Category A, originally uploaded by DR.Church.

Abbey of Saint Rumare

October 25, 2011

I stumble with the Abbey of Saint Rumare today while browsing the news MOCs at history bricks flickr group. The MOC built by Aliencat! is pretty old (2009) but I taught it would be nice to revisit this magnificent masterpiece.

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Abbey of Saint Rumare, originally uploaded by Aliencat!.

Nikaia Antipolis

August 18, 2011

Josh at TBB found this great diorama of an ancient Spartan temple complex built by Dan76. The statue is cool but my favorite part is definitely the theater. Take some time to see the full gallery and admire more closely all the details.

Nikaia Antipolis

Moai – Easter Island mysterious statues

August 10, 2011

Check out this cool representations of the mysterious statues on the Easter Island (Rapa Nui) built by Matija Grguric.

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Moai, originally uploaded by Matija Grguric.


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