Oh wow. I’m following @Rob_Marshall for quite some time now but this one beats it all. “Wolf At The Door” is an interpretation of the siege of Stirling Castle in 1304.
There’s also a production video beside the rendered images and a lot of background information on the siege itself. Fiddling with Blender myself I’ve quite some understanding about the process involved so I can’t stress enough how freakin awesome this work is:
„The Sword – Form and Thought“ was the name of an exhibition held at the Deutsches Klingenmuseum (German Blade Museum) in Solingen from 26th September 2015 until 28th February 2016, and is also the title of the accompanying catalogue.
AFM has an awesome detailled article on rush braiding:
Die Verwendung von Binsen zur Herstellung von Matten und Gefäßen ist jahrtausendealt. Beim Binsenflechten sind ein paar Besonderheiten im Vergleich zum üblichen Korbflechten mit Weidenruten zu beachten. Hier geben Dir Anja und Bettina nützliche Tipps zum Was? Womit? Woher?
Das 14. Jahrhundert ist wie kein anderes eine Zeit der großen Bauwerke. Kathedralen, Burgen, Brücken, ja, komplette Städte, die bis …,Das 14. Jahrhundert ist wie kein anderes eine Zeit der großen Bauwerke. Kathedralen, Burgen, Brücken, ja, komplette Städte, die bis […]
We revisited Schiltach 77761 / Germany today and this time we were lucky. The Schüttesäge museum was open just as advertised. It’s free to visit and has a donation box.
Beside the framesaw and it’s water mills it also shows the history of Timber Rafting and Tanning in the area. A really small but nice museum.
After some refreshments – it was a very warm day this time – we moved over to the city museum that had a lot of stuff that could be touched or experimented with. A lot of fun for the kids. It also hosts a tiny library with books about the town – including several well known books about half timber by e.g. Manfred Gerner. This one is also free and has a donation box.
One of the most fascinating items on display is the model of the former “Zum Adler” inn (1604), that can be seen from the window of the museum.
Visited Dornstetten 72280 / Germany, that is part of the “German Timber-Frame Road”, for a lecture about Konrad Albert Koch held at the museum of local history (and that’s worth another visit).
Koch was an artist who lived from 1869 to 1945. He spent most of his life travelling to dozends of churches in the area to restore or paint various frescous and paintings. Not much of his work is wildly known but since a common scene on all of his pictures was discovered more and more work of him shows up nowdays.
We learnt all this from the speaker Peter Wagner, who invited to the lecture. A lot of the work of Koch can be found in his book “Der Burgenforscher Konrad Albert Koch” (The castle researcher / ISBN 978-3920801-93-3).
The more important part for us however is that Koch also started to paint castles and keeps – or what was left of them. Over time he got such a good understanding of medieaval structures that he started to draw castles how they might have looked like based on excavated ruins. People began to show up and helped to dig whenever Koch was in the area and his drawings became very popular. And they still are, in fact. Many of his pictures are still used to show how castles looked like on various historic sites.
And here is an interesting fact: Many of the castles and keeps were virtually recreated again using modern high-tech and latest archaeological insights. And many look very close to how Koch imagined them back then. And that’s from a time when the railroad was still on the raise and the choice of travelling was to trek or walk.
The pictures are from the beautiful market place of Dornstetten where we spent some time waiting for the beginning of the lecture.
Visited Castle Hohenzollern 72379 / Germany. Well.. can’t say much. It’s very huge, tourist oriented and kinda expensive (parking, shuttle, entry, entry and tour, food.. you name it). We skipped the exhibits due to time and costs and just enjoyed the view. It’s probably worth a visit but bring your wallet along and expect crowds.