Ahh, Paris, the city of lights and love. In this wonderful depiction by Markus Rollbühler you can almost hear the sound of the cafes and see the Eiffel Tower rising above the buildings in the distance. The smell of fresh bread and coffee fills your nose as you walk past a bakery and as you walk over a bridge you can hear and smell the Seine, which is not a pleasant as the bread but is almost as beautiful. You walk past a restaurant and… wait, is that a rat cooking? It must have been your imagination. After all, Paris is a magical place.
I live in California, which has missions dotted all the way up the coast (literally, the Spanish Empire built them walking distance from each other), and very strong Spanish aesthetic and cultural influences. So this excellent monastery by soccerkid6 feels familiar and "local". Plus I'm a sucker for Spanish tile roofs, I'm sitting under one right now in my house.
There's so many things to love about this marvelous multi-level building by builder snaillad that I don't know where to start. The architecture is of course the stand-out feature. It's got the weightiness and stature of a baroque revival, without all the unnecessary ornateness. Just a strong, confident style with loads of character. I also really dig that retro delivery van. And as for the coffee shop, I'll just invite you to click through and look at the high res photos, it's packed with detail and just lovely.
Ah billionaires, they sure build big houses don't they? Take this Bruce Wayne character, he certainly lives high on the hog doesn't he? Builder KW_Vauban has built just part of his opulent mansion, and it's positively jaw dropping. The level of detail in this thing is insane, I strongly encourage you to click through to take a tour of this place. As for the Batman/Bruce rumors, I don't think there's anything to it. Clearly someone that lives this nice has no need to dress up in black and go punch bad guys in the face.
The Hit the Bricks exhibit on the campus of Colorado University, Boulder is getting expanded thanks to the efforts of COWLUG. The already massive layout is going to be even bigger with additions like the Koelbel Building here by builder Imagine™. Having built with this wall technique before I know first hand what a huge investment in parts and time it is, but as you can see it's totally worth it.
When I was a kid if you wanted to learn anything this is where you went, the library. I can vividly remember learning to write my name so I could get a library card to visit the one that was literally around the corner from my house. Of course it wasn't nearly as nice as this one from builder MaximB.