The Westfalen Abbey has housed the most penitent monks in the land for centuries.
The small chapel has housed many of the most famous and powerful Kings and Queens of the land, praying for their salvation.
It requires quite a climb to even get into the Abbey, so the monks stay fit.
Father Rochester is the scribe, keeping detailed records of everything exciting that ever goes on (in the hood). Brother Aaron believes that he must punish himself for God, and always keeps a rough plank strapped to his back, to remind him of his sins.
The Bell tower. They ring the bell every hour on the hour. And they are lucky enough to have one humble guard (who is rotated every month with a new one)
Brother Hardford is the gardener. He keeps the apple tree and all of the other plants healthy.
The Cross, beckoning weary travelers into the Abbey's open arms.
The back of the strong, tall bell tower.
And an always lit lantern burns, another message of hope to the world.
The Back of the Chapel. It has been rebuilt many times after fires or raiders tried to destroy the Monastery.
Brother Hartfords small garden. Always well tended.
And the humble residents. From left to right:
Brother Hartford, Brother Aaron, Father Rochester, Rufus, and anonymous guard.
I am yet again floored by your building prowess. So many great details but the stand out was the "woodwork" on the chapel. Just amazing my friend. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us next! ~ Chris
Awesome! You've done an excellent job perching the abbey on those rock pillars, tremendous techniques all round. The lantern particularly caught my eye, and the way you 'cut' steps into the rock. The chapel is nicely done as well. This is the kind of creation I wouldn't be ashamed to play with! :)
Ah, to be a monk in Westfalen. Tis a life well lived. T'were i able, i would strap TWO boards to me back, one for penance and one for the sheer joy of being able to strap a board to me back for penance in so blessed an isle.