I know what you are saying about the location thing. Some kids in my History Class didn't even know where Egypt is, or the State we live in is. Yeah, you guys were a bit behind the U.K. and others, but you still made some wonderful discoveries in the Age of Exploration. I love learning about History (any part of it), and lately I have been interested in the Age of Discovery and a little before the American Civil War. Probably started with Age of Empires 3. Which reminds me, I love being the Portuguese in that game. Why, you ask? (No I am not just saying this, I really Do love to be them), Well the Ships, troops, building style, and the language. That's just in the game. I love hearing about the Portuguese Explorers, Like Prince Henry The Navigator. It's smaller countries like Portugal that made the real difference during that age, at least to me anyway. I find foreign cultures to be so cool and exciting. It is really neat to learn about how others do things differently and how they do some things the same (Like LEGO!). Don't know if you have ever seen this but: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/163225 It's about the Portuguese finding Brazil. It's got a Caravel in it. The creator is also Portuguese so here is his Homepage:http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/163225 So, any cool information you would like to dispense on me?
Quoting Matthew Novosad
That is really good! The Portugeese are really understudied when it comes to their achievements in History and it is a pleasure to meet you! This is really nice!
This is nothing compared to what I really know. Some of us are informed people but the fact that our country was a bit behind the UK and other countries left us in a tough situation. There are many causes to this delay of our country but our culture is rich. Writers, composeres, painters... It's good to know a US person who knows Portugal (some americans (but only they) think Portugal is in Africa, not kidding! By this I do not mean to offend you, of course) In Europe, we tend to look at the USA with a certain view, different from other countries like Canada, but this doesn't mean we don't like you. We're friends and allies.
Great design on the castle and some great details inside. Some additional landscaping outside the castle would have made this! The main pic is blurry, if you still have this built, doubtfull, re-take the main picture.