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Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp, Belgium

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CaptT avatar CaptT
Level 18 : Journeyman Miner
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Hey!
I am a guy from Antwerp and I tried to recreate my city's most iconic land mark, the cathedral. I am sure a lot of you already build it, but I could find very few examples online so I thought I would share mine.
I did my very best rebuilding it as close to a 1 to 1 scale as my building skills would allow me to.
I will try to do the interior as well, but am struggling a bit with the lighting inside. The large windows that illuminate the cathedral in real life, provide very little lighting in the game.
This is my first submission so constructive criticism and improvements are appreciated 🙂
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Update #1 : 08/17/2020 4:51:46 amAug 17th, 2020

Hey guys, I forgot to add the map so you could download, see, play and add upon my work so far. I would like to see your takes or changes on the cathedral :)

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08/23/2020 4:32 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
Meandria
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Wow, as a proud citizen of Antwerp, I love this a lot :) Supercool. Can't wait to explore this :)
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08/17/2020 11:37 am
Level 37 : Artisan Architect
Goverke
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goed gedaan man,
heel indrukwekkend!
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08/17/2020 8:05 am
Level 51 : Grandmaster Architect
TheLimeHit
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Impressive! Your 1st submission? Wow. Can't wait to see more of your builds!
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08/17/2020 6:28 am
Level 50 : Grandmaster Architect
misterich
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That's a really good - no great - first submission; go on with that and welcome to Planet Minecraft.
To be honest; I've never visited Antwerpen in real live and I didn't know this building from any video source either but it seemes interesting. The missing tower remembers me at the Cathedral of Straßburg - make it looking cool and weird at the same time. I really like the ornamants and your gothic archs. I am not such a fan of using sandstone as main material and stone-bricks as second material; especially when you see this without mods like I do but it's still okay. Anyways at this stadium of processing this should not be changed anymore. As the interior is unfinished I am not going to say anything to. To your lightning problem; well yes illumination of huge buildings is always a problem. Without mods (also the way I play) there are only 3 possibilities;
1: Remove some of the roof blocks and replace them with glassblocks; for this building not an option.
2: Very much low level Lights
3: Using ornamentic lightblocks - this is the best option in this case. Try to use as many sealaterns, glowstones or other ligtblocks as possible in walls, pillars or similar structure elements.

And one more - for your diagonal gothic archs - use the debug stick ;)
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08/19/2020 2:05 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
MonsieurZeno
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Sorry my friend, but why is there the need to clarify that this isn’t a quote: “great” first submission? Smh, compared to what standard? Your creations? I am genuinely interested :)

I partially agree with your suggestions considering the lighting of the cathedral. Mine would be to use glowstone or any lighting block placed beneath carpet. This truly is a great project and deserves much more recognition and likes. Keep up with your great work, captT!


xx Zeno xx
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08/19/2020 4:37 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Miner
CaptT
CaptT avatar
Thanks man, really glad you liked my work! 🙂
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08/19/2020 4:28 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Architect
misterich
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I am sorry - after I readed it again I see what you mean - that problem is that I forget a ',' between no and great. This was supposed to be a stylistic way to that this good is not good enoght but because of the missing ',' you are 100% right this is can be misseaded.

To make is clear once for all I wanted to write like I would say in a speech with "This is a really good " - break, followed by a self correction ("- no"), followed by another break followed by "great". As a non English nativ I am not sure here if there is another "it's" needed; in German I would not that is why I havn't done here either.
So again sorry for the missunderstanding;
but when you're asking that polite what I use to compare I will post a link here to someone elses' project: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/notre-dame-de-paris-preserving-world-heritage-contest/
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08/21/2020 2:55 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
MonsieurZeno
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Thank you very much for the clarification, I’m glad that is what you really meant. :)
Sometimes things can bet a bit confusing, I’m also a non-english speaker, therefore I can imagine...

indeed, that is a great project!
Thank you.
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08/19/2020 4:43 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Miner
CaptT
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No worries man, there really are some great builders and works to be found on this site. I really appreciated your comments, tips and potential improvements for the futures. It's al fun and games! 🙂
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08/17/2020 6:40 am
Level 50 : Grandmaster Architect
misterich
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I've just checked most of my bigger buildings for the lightning; well the best lightnings where these I worked with Option 3 - but especially at gothic cathedrals I mostly used option 2; gothic is not that well for very many ornaments. My two selfbuilt favourite cathedrals (St. Sebastian, St. Marcus/AoE-2 Franks Wonder) are very different from each other. Marcus is also a gothic cathedral and have the same light problem like you have and even when it's better than Sebastian I was not able to light it well. Sebastian instead has got a renaissance/gothic mix interior, and here I was able to use very many glowstone blocks, so this building is lighted very well. Maybe you should check both or other peoples creation if this might help you but like I said - lighting huge buildings is always hard
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