Hello Pioneers and Fans!
We cannot talk about Granado Espada real life references without talking about GE towns. Some references are very obvious.
Real world Coimbra is located in Portugal and it was the capital of this country from 1131 to 1255. The University of Coimbra was founded on March 1st, 1290, and it is the oldest academic institution in the Portuguese speaking world. Its foundation helped Coimbra to evolve into a major cultural centre. University of Coimbra historical buildings were classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2013.
[University of Coimbra]
Crossed by the Mondego River, narrow streets, patios, stairs and medieval arches, Coimbra was the birthplace of six Portuguese kings and the first dynasty.
[Old Town of Coimbra]
Question for Pioneers
Do you think real Coimbra looks like Port of Coimbra in GE world?
We also can find a real world Auch. Located in southwestern France, Auch is the historical capital of Gascony, in the Midi-Pyrenee. Auch is a very ancient town, whose settlement was noted by the Romans during their conquest of the area in the 50s BC.
Auch is the homeland of D Artagnan, the legendary captain of the guard of musketeers, literary character created by Alexandre Dumas, based on the real life person Charles de Batz, Comte d Artagnan born nearby in the Chateau de Castelmore.
[Auch monumental staircase with the statue of D Artagnan]
Auch is also known for its Renaissance Cathedrale Sainte-Marie with its magnificent organ, carved stalls and rose stained-glass windows.
[Cathedrale Sainte-Marie in Auch]
Viron is also based in real world, but I will talk about it next week.
Homeworks for Pioneers
With the following hints, locate where Viron inspired in real world is.
Last week I said next time would be a little more difficult.
Have fun with the research!
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