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Tanis
Pharaoh's Palace in Tanis
About this creation
Hello everybody!
This is my personal reconstruction of Pharaoh Shishak's Palace in Tanis.

Tanis was founded in the late Twentieth Dynasty and became the northern capital of Egypt during the following Twenty-first Dynasty.

Shishak is best known for his campaign through Israel and Judah, as recorded in the Hebrew Bible (1 Kings 14:25; 2 Chronicles 12:1-12). In the fifth year of Rehoboam's reign (commonly dated between 926 and 917 BC), Shishak swept through the Kingdom of Judah with a powerful army.
According to the biblical story Shishak carried off many of the treasures of the temple and the royal palace in Jerusalem, including the shields of gold and the Ark of the Covenant.

Here you can see the Pharaoh's army guided by Shishak himself on his golden chariot returning home after the war campaign. Soldiers bring the Ark to Pharaoh who orders to hide it in the new Pyramid.

I hope you like it, thanks for your comments!




Aerial view of the Palace


Pharaoh's Army returning home


The first Pylone


In the background, the new Pyramid quite finished. The Pyramid is 96 studs each side






The Pharaoh's golden chariot is arriving in front of the second Pylone


The Horus Guard, the elite guards of Pharaoh, is waiting for the king with two Anubis priests


Shishak on his chariot


The Pharaoh is wearing the Khepresh, the blue Battle Crown


Twenty Sphynx welcome the Pharaoh






Two other Anubis priests are waiting for...


... the Sacred Osiris' Barge, accompained by two Anubis Guards. The silver statue of Osiris is wearing the ceremonial Atef Crown


Detail of the Sphynx headed barge








The two obelisks are 6 studs sided and 55 bricks high


Some views of Throne Room with its wall paintings




The basalt and gold throne


Shishak sitting on the throne, wearing the Pschent, the Double Crown, who combines the Red Deshret Crown of Lower Egypt and the White Hedjet Crown of Upper Egypt.




Pharaoh's guard is bringing the Ark of the Covenant, stolen in Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem




And Pharoh said : "Move the Ark into the Pyramid. So let it be written, so let it be done"




The Ark inside the Pyramid's secret chamber...


... just before workers close it forever... or not?



Thank you for your comments!

PS: the Palace is completely opening and playable, the grey bricks are moveable revealing interior chambers, but I have not still finished them.







Comments

 I like it 
  May 20, 2014
One the most amazing creations i have ever seen.
  January 9, 2014
This is amazing, the white realy makes it, well, look perfect, surine and clean. It really looks like egypt, and the people, the golden pieces, they are so shiny. Real skill with some of the structures there.
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  December 8, 2013
Wow!
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  December 7, 2013
Good work!
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  December 7, 2013
Sunning moc! Great job
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  August 12, 2013
I'm speechless.
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  July 31, 2013
amazing love the detail you've obliviously researched your facts love the way you've used modern pharaohs quest pieces
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  April 19, 2013
Amazing! :)
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  March 13, 2013
the best pyramid i´ve ever seen.
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  January 26, 2013
Splendid!!!! Very highly detailed and I enjoy that. I loved the attention to the road lined with mini sphinx and the throne room was great!
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  January 23, 2013
Excellent work. I love it, its so pristine looking... Well done.
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  November 12, 2012
Ok... He is not as good as you no doubt about it
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  November 6, 2012
Quoting Nate Beckett You like Rob Carney too? He is awesome but not as good as you
I dont agree with you, Bob Carney is a great master, I'd love I can build as many castles as him. Everyone must learn from him!
 I like it 
  November 1, 2012
You like Rob Carney too? He is awesome but not as good as you
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  August 5, 2012
Amazing! It inspires me!!
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  March 20, 2012
Awesome!
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  January 29, 2012
WOW! Quite the tribute to the Glory of Egypt! Any more pics to be seen? Any of the interior surrounding the thrown room? The scale of the palace is very impressive. How many of the white sloped did you need to build such a monument?
 I like it 
  January 29, 2012
WOW... Very impressive! And on such a scale!! How did you get so many of the white slopes to build such a monument? Any more pics to be seen? A glorious tribute to Egypt!
  January 15, 2012
Wow! That is amazing! Do you think you could post another moc on the interior? sorry if this has been asked before.
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  January 5, 2012
Very nice! I like everything about it, the sfynx are very cool, the piramid! And the story you're telling is great. And I especcially like the playability!
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  September 12, 2011
WOW just WOW!!
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  September 1, 2011
The scale is simply mind boggling! i also really like the sphinx statues and the way the horus guard awaits the pharaoh.
 I like it 
  August 28, 2011
wow vary nice check out my creations.
 I made it 
  August 18, 2011
Quoting Chris Phipson Wow, wow, WOW! I love the "not quite finished" pyramid! I've been thinking about trying some Egyptian stuff but now... never mind, I'll just enjoy yours! ~ Chris.
Thanks Chris, that's so kind!
 I like it 
  August 17, 2011
Wow, wow, WOW! I love the "not quite finished" pyramid! I've been thinking about trying some Egyptian stuff but now... never mind, I'll just enjoy yours! ~ Chris.
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  August 2, 2011
Most impressive!
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  August 2, 2011
Hahaha! Non avevo idea che fossi italiano quando ho visto questo!
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  July 25, 2011
Merci beaucoup pour tes gentils commentaires! Et m'ajouter dans tes favoris! A bientot, Froggy!
 I like it 
  July 23, 2011
Coucou le amis, je suis tout aussi positivement surpris! Merci!
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  July 23, 2011
Merci Krazy pour le compliment... La compet etait serree mais j'imaginais pas du tout gagner...
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  July 21, 2011
WOW amazing work I like it a lot, very authentic
 I like it 
  July 11, 2011
This is a great MOC. I love the wall pictures and the Ark of the Covenant.
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  July 5, 2011
Not only is your MOC absolutely brilliant, you are also a marvelous story teller! You have a great eye for detail and are a perfectionist; those little details keep us coming back for more. Cheers!
 I made it 
  July 4, 2011
Quoting christophe corthay Salut Krazy guy, nous venons de faire un nouveau groupe de langue francaise avec en commun autre que la langue le desir de faire un GROS moc.... si ca te branche, welcome !! http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/17616
Avec grand plaisir! Comment dois-je faire pour me joindre à vous?
 I like it 
  July 4, 2011
Salut Krazy guy, nous venons de faire un nouveau groupe de langue francaise avec en commun autre que la langue le desir de faire un GROS moc.... si ca te branche, welcome !! http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/17616
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  June 12, 2011
Well done... The artwork on the throne room rocks.
Krazy Kastle Krak Guy
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White Knight
  May 30, 2011
quite phenomenal.....well done.....
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  May 30, 2011
This is amazing! There are not many Egyptian MOCs out there, but this is by far the best! The mosaic in the throne room looks awesome! I have to say the statues in front of the first pylon don't quite live up to the rest... but the Sphinxes are good!
Krazy Kastle Krak Guy
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Mitchell Andre
  May 25, 2011
WOW! This is amazing!
 I like it 
  May 25, 2011
Wow! Incredibly detailed and fantastic!
 I like it 
  May 25, 2011
You definitely put effort into this one! Great work so far!
 I like it 
  May 25, 2011
AMAZING! You must be rich
  May 25, 2011
the ark should have melted the pharaoh's face! lol
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  May 25, 2011
you probably could have bought a real house with the money you had to have spent to make this ?? Unbelievable work breath taking !!
 I like it 
  May 25, 2011
Wow, fantastic building!
 I made it 
  May 25, 2011
Quoting Scott Bertaut Holy cow that is an awsome MOC! I just have one question, Where the heck do you store that thing!
I have an entire room for my MOCs, but I always tear them down few weeks after I finished them.
 I like it 
  May 24, 2011
Holy cow that is an awsome MOC! I just have one question, Where the heck do you store that thing!
 I like it 
  May 24, 2011
extremely impressive build!
 I like it 
  May 24, 2011
Dude... Everything about this is completely awesome. Even the references to biblical lore and/or Raiders. Nice.
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  May 24, 2011
Quoting John Beck Wow. Impressive use of white pieces. The level of detail is amazing. I don't think the bible actually says he took the ark though...still..fantastic job!
Exactly! The Bible said only that the Egyptian stolen Solomon's golden shields in the Temple... BTW, this MOC is my fantasy!
 I like it 
  May 24, 2011
Wow, brilliant work! The sheer scale of this is amazing!
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  May 24, 2011
THAT S SO AWSOME AND PLEASE ADD ME AS A FAV BUILDER IF YOU WANT TO SEE ALL MY NEW THINGS AND PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LOOK AT THIS NOBODY EVER DOSE :( http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/270590
 I like it 
  May 24, 2011
Wow. Impressive use of white pieces. The level of detail is amazing. I don't think the bible actually says he took the ark though...still..fantastic job!
 I made it 
  May 24, 2011
Quoting Don Tuter I Liked this so much I had to come back for the second day and check it out. This is probably my fav. MOC. I sent my Roman legions to claim Tanis for my own...friendly warning : )
It would be great to see your Legions come! But Amun army would defend also! ;-)
 I like it 
  May 23, 2011
I Liked this so much I had to come back for the second day and check it out. This is probably my fav. MOC. I sent my Roman legions to claim Tanis for my own...friendly warning : )
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  May 23, 2011
Incredible! The ark is spellbinding!
 I made it 
  May 23, 2011
Quoting Jim Garrett This is the best LEGO model on Mocpages of an ancient Egyptian temple. I like the pylons. The pyramid is curious since I am not aware of any royal pyramids built after the 17th dynasty... but hey, pyramids are cool!
Hey Jim, thank you so much! Your Egyptian works inspired me A LOT, they are simply fantastic!
 I like it 
  May 22, 2011
This is the best LEGO model on Mocpages of an ancient Egyptian temple. I like the pylons. The pyramid is curious since I am not aware of any royal pyramids built after the 17th dynasty... but hey, pyramids are cool!
 I like it 
  May 22, 2011
Excellent!!! 'nuff said :-)
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  May 22, 2011
WOW.....WOW.....WOW. Very amazingly detailed and interesting design. 5/5, though it thought if anything it might need more color. Very good.
 I like it 
  May 22, 2011
OMG!! Just say "it's amazing" is not enough. So epic and great and detailed and inventive and... Breathtaking job!!
 I like it 
  May 22, 2011
Congrats on another fantastically huge scene. The design and layout are well done. My only nitpick would be the area around the pyramid I would like to be sandy but naturally the artists choice is all that matters. Well done!
 I like it 
  May 22, 2011
Hé mec! Merci d'être venu voir Titan! Je peux encore te demander de voir celui-la? C'est le moc principal, et toutes ses fonctionnalités y sont détaillées! :-) http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/252434
 I like it 
  May 22, 2011
Wow! This is just too cool! What else can I say...?
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  May 22, 2011
WOW!!! This is great~! My roman army has its sight set on Tanis! :P 5/5
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  May 22, 2011
Incroyable! Je l'aime! Vous avez construit une excellent création!
 I like it 
  May 22, 2011
No hesitation to vote again, when I see masterpieces like this! :-)
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  May 22, 2011
This is beautiful, this is clever, this is historical... All I love! VERY WELL DONE!
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  May 22, 2011
Stunning work! I love how the entire creation is minifigure compatible!
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  May 22, 2011
Oh WoW! This is aamaaaazing!! I love everything about it!
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  May 21, 2011
WOW! this is a real masterpiece
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  May 20, 2011
That's really impressive. What a great job. It makes me want to visit Egypt. Congratulations! CM
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  May 20, 2011
Raaaaah! And I thought the ark was lost. This is gorgeous.
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  May 20, 2011
Awesome Moc. How much time did this take
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  May 20, 2011
WOW is all I can say! This is utterly amazing! Greets, Jelle
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  May 20, 2011
really well done!!! I have been twice in Egypt and it looks the same as the real things!!!
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  May 20, 2011
great stuff amazing
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  May 20, 2011
Quoting Max Pointner Love the Pharaoh's custom crown. How did you make it? If lego made bowling pins, it would be obvious. Very nice. Do you really believe that the ark went to Tanis?
I sell the crown on my Bricklink store http://www.bricklink.com/store.asp?p=Dan76 Honestly, I think the Ark is still in Jerusalem...
 I made it 
  May 20, 2011
Quoting Mark Kelso Wow - gorgeous!!! Great work all around. Love the addition of the chrome, but your color work in general, is just top notch. Nicely presented, too - Brilliant MOC!
Thank you Master Kelso, I'm honoured!
 I like it 
  May 20, 2011
Love the Pharaoh's custom crown. How did you make it? If lego made bowling pins, it would be obvious. Very nice. Do you really believe that the ark went to Tanis?
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  May 20, 2011
Wow - gorgeous!!! Great work all around. Love the addition of the chrome, but your color work in general, is just top notch. Nicely presented, too - Brilliant MOC!
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  May 20, 2011
Whoa.....color me speechless! I know those gold bricks weren't cheap, but they really pop! Excellent build my friend!
Krazy Kastle Krak Guy
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Doctor N
  May 19, 2011
Awesome MOC. Very impressive pyramid too, and the uncompleted to finishing on it is fabulous! And the ark...four levites are supposed to be carrying it, so shouldn't it be all like ZAPPOW!! on those egyptians? Hmm... anyway, well done!
 I made it 
  May 19, 2011
Quoting Ethan mason OMG! I'm at a loss for words. 0_0 By the way where did you get all the gold plated pieces from!?
They are mainly from two Bricklink stores: Chrome Block City and Chromebricks
  May 19, 2011
OMG! I'm at a loss for words. 0_0 By the way where did you get all the gold plated pieces from!?
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  May 19, 2011
very nice! i'm studying egyptology and i'm amazed by all the details you've built. well done! would be looking great in our institute for egyptology :D
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  May 18, 2011
Ben mince !!!! suis plutôt au nord heuuuu nord nord..... à Paris en fait (hé ouais désolé !!)... sauf si dans ton club tu acceptes les parisiens... et sinon tu as un compte flickr ??
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  May 18, 2011
One word: OMFG Ok, it was more than 1 word, but dude, thats amazing! Gratz!
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  May 17, 2011
O...M...G!!! Wow! This is spectacular! 20/5!
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  May 17, 2011
Awesome! I love how you made the throne room with the murals!
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  May 17, 2011
This is brilliant! I love how the wall paintings turned out and the inner architecture of the throne room. There are too many wonderful details to mention every single one of them (the throne itself, with the gold and basalt, or the way you did the pedestal around it, just to name two ). My best friend is some sort of expert for old oriental languages and cultures. He will like that for sure.
 I made it 
  May 16, 2011
Quoting christophe corthay houaaaaa !!!!! on s'y croirait !!! c'est tout simplement superbe comme decors !! Je confesse avoir une certaine jalousie face a tes constructions... Tu maitrises toutes ces architectures anciennes comme un chef, ce qui leur donne une assise des plus respectables !!! Chapeau l'artiste !!
Et moi donc, j'adorerais être un minifig pour me balader dans un de tes vaisseaux!!!
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  May 16, 2011
Quoting Rogue Shadow I commented on this on CC, but this is fabulous! I like the Ark of the Covenant. Are the 1x1 clips custom chromed?
They are from BL store Chromebricks (Thanks Ansgar!)
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  May 16, 2011
Quoting Bob Carney Absolutely beautiful, Dan!
Thank you Master! That really touch me my dear friend!
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  May 16, 2011
Now here's something inspiring! 5/5
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  May 16, 2011
amazing lots of white bricks
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  May 16, 2011
This is awesome! I like especially the detail of the workers setting up the pyramid's smooth outer layer.
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  May 16, 2011
I have to say - it doesn't have any special build to it, but it looks amazing and it's got a real atmosphere helped by the right use of colors and pieces. It was about time someone built something huge like this without it being the Star Wars diorama. Awesome creation! Keep it up!
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  May 16, 2011
Really gorgeous. see ya. garth
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  May 16, 2011
fantastic awesome work...congratulation
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  May 16, 2011
great build can't wait to see inside.
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  May 15, 2011
Absolutely beautiful, Dan!
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  May 15, 2011
Pretty intense here, Chief! Excellent build, extraordinary details. Congrats!
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  May 15, 2011
I commented on this on CC, but this is fabulous! I like the Ark of the Covenant. Are the 1x1 clips custom chromed?
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  May 15, 2011
Massive scale, well done!
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  May 15, 2011
Amazing build, love the Egyptian minifigs!
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  May 15, 2011
Excellent. What about the Well of Souls and Indy?
  May 15, 2011
Wonderful, I love it. And We just built 120x120 stud Pyramid showing in Hong Kong.
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  May 15, 2011
C'est magnifique, fabuleux, extraordinaire ! J'adore les peintures murales et aussi les statues de Sphynx. Et l'Arche est vraiment superbe ! Juste un petit conseil (si j'ose): je pense que ça rendrait mieux si le fonds n'était pas noir...
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  May 15, 2011
OMG! That is truely a work of art man and awesome detail work!!
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  May 15, 2011
This is a simply mindblowing and stunning creation! Every detail is perfect! Congrats on a truly magnificent creation! - Kevin
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  May 15, 2011
You have achieved my speechlessness. Did you know I only give about 1 5/5 every month? Well, you got it!
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  May 15, 2011
Wow, this is impressively huge! Nice build. I espeicially like the wall-paintings.
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  May 14, 2011
Very impressive work.
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  May 14, 2011
Amazing...I especially like the throne room and the wall designs.
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  May 14, 2011
wow, fantastic and on such a large scale blows you away.
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  May 14, 2011
houaaaaa !!!!! on s'y croirait !!! c'est tout simplement superbe comme decors !! Je confesse avoir une certaine jalousie face a tes constructions... Tu maitrises toutes ces architectures anciennes comme un chef, ce qui leur donne une assise des plus respectables !!! Chapeau l'artiste !!
 
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