THE CASTLE ON THE TABLE
Part 2: 2012 Version
Because the castle lives where I put my Christmas tree, every year it has to be taken down and stored away
during the Christmas season. Then after Christmas, I get it out and try to see how differently I can arrange
what I call the 'profile' of the castle. I haven't made any new pages here in the years between the version I
photographed when it was for just a while on the dining room table, but today, January 4, 2012, I decided to
take some of the way it looks now. For the first time I arranged the four tables in a different way, with the
higher one over to the right and the two square ones together on the left and the long one in front. I also
sort of rounded the front wall of the castle in three places to give it a different look. The castle itself in this
layout is almost five feet wide. I also decided not to include the 'fantasy' figures like the phoenix or the
Pegasus and some of the knights. It is basically an English castle being attacked by the French, though the
castle itself was made in Germany. There are also Crusaders, but they seem to be fighting for the English.
Livestock remain generally unperturbed by the battle raging above them on the walls.
This Crusader is battling some obviously mercenary unicorn knight.
Some parts of the battle are quite vicious as a crusader and two Englishmen determine
to take down a particularly pesky Frenchman.
The old king waits in the throne room with his faithful German shepherd puppy.
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