The photograph on the right shows the front of the church (obviously), with peons scurrying about .
The other three photographs in turn show -
i. The right hand side of the church
ii. The rear of the church with curved apse(?), where the altar would be found.
[Note: As Christian churches are always built on an east-west line, with the altar in the east, this gives us a good orientation of the entire village.]
iii, The left side of the church, showing the only noticeable feature on this wall - a hole !
|Note the 'arched building' on the left of the Church|
|Showing the general cross-section of the church|
|The very peculiar eliptical hole (window ?)|
My build started with drawing out the plan and the front and rear walls of the church on a sheet of foamboard (A2), then gathering the other materials I'd need for the build.
|Sketched plans, and all the tools needed|
|Two figures that will be used as statues on the front|
|A thick cardboard tube, used for the roof-top and the end bit|
|The roof top cut from the tube.|
|Rough assembly of the bits - the front is left seperate for ease of working on.|
|Vaulted roof will lie between the ends, rather than on top as shown.|
|Work started on the front - lots more to do.|
I have also cut out the pieces for the sloping roof sections and the vertical walls from the vaulted roof, but they're nothing remarkable.
There's still a lot to do, the front to finish off, the steps to cut out and that tower to start ! The latter is almost a full build in itself !
That's it then for this week, more on this next week - probably.
Thanks for taking the time to visit, and as always your comments are both welcomed andappreciated,