On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres

I’ve been looking for a new shop lately. With all these hunts, festivals and special sales I have begun to outgrow my current home for Vaughan’s. Now, I don’t deny it. I am a fussy cunt. I want something built well, and have the ability to modify because I like to tweak. This led me to Oriolus Oliva‘s The Golden Oriole. Hubba Hubba. An obviously experienced builder, Mr. Oliva has made a shop of delights at every turn. I was personally smitten by one building in particular, The Copernicus Tower.

outside, looking up.

The tower is a three-story building with a giant globe of the earth on top of it. Yep. I said “giant globe of the earth“.

The entry is all stone work with two rooms and modest windows. You can easily envision this room being filled with a frantic scientist cluttered with books, desks, reading couches and maps on every wall.

Entry, with two rooms.

The second level is a observation deck. Surrounded by windows and beautiful sculpty columns, you can look out at the stars. Maybe inhale some ether or hash and pass out on a mattress covered with old furs.

Observatory

The final top floor is the coolest part of the whole building. It’s a planetarium. You land in the middle of a slowly rotating solar system, complete with twinkling stars and planets gently floating by you. The textures are gorgeous and soft.

Planetarium

Lastly, instead of using stairs, Mr. Oliva has opted for a teleportation system which takes you to all three levels (Read more...)



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