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avatar Shel
Level 23 : Expert Nerd
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Introduction and History


Hello, my name is Shel and this is my entry for the PMC Monumental Temple Project where you must create a temple worthy of its patron (or patrons). The idea to build something in a style often called boring and bland and make it something more came to me when I first saw this contest, and this is the result of that. This church was a Puritan church built in the 1690s in Colonial Virginia, but was later converted in the 1740s due to the growing Methodist movement in England started by John Wesley. It is in a wealthy area near large estates, outside the city center. Though technically a cathedral, having a bishop reside there, it is tiny by European standards. To me, the relatively small size of the building (historically, at least) adds to the charm of it.


The Building

The church is quite large for the poor colony in a farm-based economy, so it is naturally the religious administrative center of the city, otherwise known as a Parish. It has one large brick belltower at the front, which also contains the largest spire of the church. Inside you find one long hall with intricate carved ceilings and pillars. The small pews (long benches for the devout to sit on) show that the church can only seat the prestigious enough to worship here. Two smaller entrances come out from the sides of the building with stairs leading to the ground. At the end of the hall, there is a small elevated area for the bishop and pastors to preach. Behind them is a large stained glass window depicting Jesus Christ.


The Blocks

My style of building is very different from most others'. I prefer to use few blocks with sometimes boring shapes and use small detail that can sometimes go unnoticed but adds just that bit more to the whole build. Throughout the whole exterior, I use only 5 different types of blocks: Brick, Granite, Sandstone, Quartz, and Prismarine. In my personal opinion, if you can use fewer blocks to make something better, you are a good builder.


Some important notes

English is not my native language, so please forgive any spelling mistakes.

This Church/Cathedral/Parish was based off of an actual one in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.

It took 4 days to build.

Thanks for listening to 3.5 paragraphs of ranting! Have a good day :)
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Update #1 : 12/05/2017 3:35:27 pmDec 5th, 2017

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12/23/2017 6:31 am
Level 42 : Master Musician
VietnameeGuy
The little details are cool, like using hoppers for pot plants and anvils on the roof. The stained glass window is a work of art.
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12/24/2017 7:35 am
Level 23 : Expert Nerd
Shel
I can't say the same about the stained glass window xD
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12/12/2017 2:56 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
eagoy
Nicely done with the detailing of the exterior & interior.

Solid made entry fellow contestant!
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12/12/2017 3:15 pm
Level 23 : Expert Nerd
Shel
Thanks :) It means a lot coming from a judge
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12/13/2017 12:36 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
eagoy
My pleasure,
*I am a contest judge of the nov17 blogging contest, NOT this contest.
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12/13/2017 2:06 pm
Level 23 : Expert Nerd
Shel
Oh. My bad
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12/13/2017 2:14 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
eagoy
no problem :-)
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12/08/2017 4:12 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Wizard
Gigeno
szanuję za próbę zbudowania realistycznego kościoła <3
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12/08/2017 8:22 pm
Level 23 : Expert Nerd
Shel
To wiele znaczy dla mnie, aby pochodzić od sędziego :)
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12/07/2017 9:16 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Architect
0noobus_
This is definitely a very good build; you have a very solid chance of becoming a finalist.
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12/08/2017 3:44 pm
Level 23 : Expert Nerd
Shel
Thank you! I know I won't get first place, but thanks for the complement :)
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12/05/2017 11:24 pm
Level 21 : Expert Dragonborn
ViciousPixel
Very creative use of blocks. I liek :p
In a serious note. I personally think some decoration outside (but not too much to take away the main focus) the temple would do it some good. You still have plenty of time :DDD
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12/06/2017 6:04 am
Level 23 : Expert Nerd
Shel
Thanks for your feedback.
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12/05/2017 4:16 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Explorer
NateyMinecraft
I like the indented brix
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12/05/2017 7:20 pm
Level 23 : Expert Nerd
Shel
Haha. Thank you
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12/09/2017 2:20 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Novacell
Yes, I agree
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12/04/2017 8:39 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Novacell
gj
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