Hello fellow reader of books,
This week has been my first week of Spring Break, which means no school. Usually on breaks from school I would read a large stack of books, but relatives flew out to visit us and we have been travelling around and visiting places.
I call it research!
Monday we visited a castle in a forested area of Germany which had an amazing weaponry full of all sorts of medieval weapons. Man, I would have loved to have taken a whole bunch of reference pictures for possible weapons for Hope to use, but no pictures were allowed to be taken inside of the castle.
I still got a lot of information though. The Divine Leader’s castle in my story is based off of a small sixth grade unit we did on castles. That was seriously about all of the information I had besides typical fairy
tales and what-nots that tell of Princes living in amazing Palaces. One of the projects had the class split in groups of some number around five and construct a castle out of old toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, cereal boxes, and whatever trash we could find.
That castle that my group completed (finished with paint and little statues inside of it) is the model of the one in my story. Now that I have seen a few real castles I am able to describe more details about it besides the typical: Moat, Drawbridge, statues, and large doors.
On one of my ‘research missions’ (my family would call them vacations) we meandered about the Louvre. The place had amazing ceilings and
one of the artworks on the roof had a picture of a fire breathing dog on it!
Writing this blog post has made me remember that I was going to look the dog up
to see if he had any special symbolism. Who knows, one of my upcoming stories
might mention a fire breathing dog.
Today we are heading out to one of my favorite local castles
because it is unpopular and they let us touch everything! They have games set
up in the courtyard that Medieval children would play and the experience is
super neat. Hopefully on the next post I can add a bunch of pictures of
Till next time,