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Gondolin by breathing2004 Gondolin by breathing2004

"Now the streets of Gondolin were paved with stone and wide, kerbed with marble, and fair houses and courts amid gardens of bright flowers were set about the ways, and many towers of great slenderness and beauty builded of white marble and carved most marvelously rose to the heaven. Squares there were lit with fountains and the home of birds that sang amid the branches of their aged trees, but of all these the greatest was that place where stood the King's palace, and the tower thereof was the loftiest in the city, and the fountains that played before the doors shot twenty fathoms and seven in the air and fell in a singing rain of crystal; therein did the sun glitter splendidly by day, and the moon most magically shimmered by night. The birds that dwelt there were of the whiteness of snow and their voices sweeter than a lullaby of music.

 the Vala Ulmo, the Lord of Waters, revealed the location of the Vale of Tumladen to the Noldorin Lord Turgon in a dream around the year FA 50. Under this divine guidance, Turgon travelled from his kingdom in Nevrast and found the vale in FA 53. Within the Echoriath just west of Dorthonion and east of the River Sirion, lay a round level plain with sheer walls on all sides and a ravine and tunnel leading out to the southwest known as the Hidden Way. In the middle of the vale there was a steep hill which was calledAmon Gwareth. There Turgon decided to found a great city that would be protected by the mountains and hidden from the Dark Lord Morgoth.

For nearly seventy-five years, Turgon and his people built Gondolin in secret. After it was completed in FA 116, he took with him to dwell in the hidden city his entire people in Nevrast — almost a third of the Ñoldor — as well as nearly three quarters of the northern Sindar. The city stood for nearly 400 years until it was betrayed to Morgoth by Maeglin, Turgon's nephew, and sacked by the army of Morgoth the Dark Lord.[2]




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:iconthe-devi-stator:
The-Devi-stator Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Beautiful!
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rukiko-chan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
So beautiful colors. Amazing art.
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EvenSkarangerArt Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
this has to be some of the most inspiring fantasy art I've seen in ages! :D
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BenjaminART Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wunderschön und originell! Ich liebe die Geschichten über Gondolin.
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veveco Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely, as always!
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Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just... Wow!
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heidinanookie Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. Just wow. This is awesome!
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Nortstar Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
it is simply amanzig ^^
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arashabedini Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
how did you draw it?
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Tigzz Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just lost my breath for a second :heart:
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Calenith Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Superb.
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artikid Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Epic!
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TheARBL Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
I love the detail in this one. Very beautiful.
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SSSS7777 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Fantastic ! :wow:
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seffykoepsel Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow
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somercet Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Love the stained glass-like design. Tolkein would approve.
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NDLevett Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very pretty work^^
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Vaalandil Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
great work!
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Wasserwaldnymphe Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of the best Gondolin-fanarts I've ever seen. I love to detect all the great and small scenes from the story <3
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Amaniwolf Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Beautifully told tale in art. Clap 
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Dhorn-s-Rules Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
awesome spirit, this colorful point of view is fresh for the tolkien world looks more than what i imagined about those worlds. ( sorry for my english ) 
all the silmarilion like this *-*
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ThatStrangeGirlGemma Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist
Just beautiful
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Wavesheep Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
UUUUUULLLLLLLMMMMMMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DRAWWW MOOOOOOOORRRRRREEEEEEEEEE UUUUUUULLLLLMMMMOOO PLEASE 
让我去洗把脸冷静冷静。。。
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navy-locked Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
so beautiful TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT……TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTWaaaah! 
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steamey Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Excellent as usual)
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Folpetto86 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
you are a very fantastic artist... :happybounce: 
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Alexios2 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful work. I really like how you go from the city's beginnings through the dream, to the height of its glory, to its inevitable fall. Simply gorgeous!
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SpiritImmortal Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
*gross sobbing*
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imhilien Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely and bittersweet...
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