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    OK, so for my Monastery Challenge, I am slowing working on the map.

    Here, I have converted my pencil sketches of the monastery dimensions to CC3.

    Nothing fancy, just a point I can look at to make sure all my elements line up.
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    Ahm yes, those are in CC2 format...I found those already
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    Ok, so I have done the Crypt's layer (where the Baddies have broken up through from the Underdark), and the foundation layer of the temple (where they have piled some of the bodies of the slain laymen.
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    Very nice thus far! I'm liking the underdark angle.
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    Interesting that this months CC Annual happens to be cathedral related...
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    So, doing some more research into the internal structure of a Russian Monastery (Of which the Challenge is a Russian Orthodox), I discovered that the "turrets" are not floored, nor are there any stairs within them, but are rather larger domes above each other painted/gilded on the inside and allowing as much light into the structure:

    http://www.qedata.se/bilder/gallerie..._interior2.jpg

    http://www.qedata.se/bilder/gallerie..._interior3.jpg

    So I am torn as to keep the main Chapel tru to the architectural style, or go with something completely different
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeonKnight View Post
    So, doing some more research into the internal structure of a Russian Monastery (Of which the Challenge is a Russian Orthodox)...
    Yes, exactly. Incidentally, I am Eastern Orthodox, so seeing that pic and thinking of a cult violently taking it over....wow, it gives me shivers

    From which monastery are those interior pics you found? Both appear very Catholic in decor vs. Orthodox (depending upon location).
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyrandon View Post
    Yes, exactly. Incidentally, I am Eastern Orthodox, so seeing that pic and thinking of a cult violently taking it over....wow, it gives me shivers

    From which monastery are those interior pics you found? Both appear very Catholic in decor vs. Orthodox (depending upon location).
    Was from this website:

    http://www.qedata.se/e_js_litauiskt_...ius-kyrkor.htm

    Looks like the Church in Question is from Lithuania, and is called the The Church of the Holy Spirit - Sventos Dvasios baznycia:

    The building begun in 1501, but is has burnt several times since. The latest renovation, in late Baroque and rococo happened 1752-1760. The Baroque organ was added in 1777 built by the master Casperini Gottlieb. Napoleon pinched parts of the interior in 1812 as he was running from the Russian army, but it was returned in 1815. The church was open during the Soviet years, but the nearby monastery was closed. It is now the main church for the Polish in Vilnius.
    So, again, was looking for how I was going to represent the interior architecture.

    Another angle of the picture above is here:

    http://www.qedata.se/bilder/gallerie..._kyrka_tak.jpg

    Other images of Interiors of Russian Orthodox:

    https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/c...CMEDIA/3.5.gif

    http://www.3saints.com/orthodoxy_is_life.jpg

    http://www.rtoddking.com/images/chin...7/07012338.jpg

    So again, I can try and 'mimic' the look of the interior, which is mostly large open spaces, with vaulted cielings, or I can do something different.


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    Oh, and I found this interior Shot:

    http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Interi..._i2352420_.htm
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