Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Reformation Day

Aha! You thought I was going to post a Halloween creation, didn't you? I suppose I could have, looking at the history of the Christian roots of All Hallow's Eve, or maybe at some of the Celtic roots of Samhain, but this day is also known as Reformation Day, remembering that October 31, 1517 was the day that Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg church. BTW, little personal aside here, if you're traveling in Germany, Wittenberg and Wittenberge are two different towns. I spent a half a day waiting for the next train back to Berlin from Wittenberge, which is a lovely little town, but not really what I was trying to reach. Anyway, back to LEGO, Chris Wunz made this great version of Martin Luther at Wartburg. Since there was a price on his head, Martin Luther hid out at the castle of Wartburg (the domain of one of his patrons), where he worked on translating the Bible into German. He was working in this room. BTW, I can't help but think that Chris also drew some inspiration from Jojo's version of the same scene.