So let me get my level numbering straight once and for all. The floor pictured in this post is level *3*, not 2. But it’s the same as the old level 2 of the original temple design, such as first described in detail in this post from way back in June.
Now we have a more fulfilled version of this level, most likely. For one thing, there’s the additional of several abstract Edna photos that you see 2 of immediately upon entering this level from below (the entrance is right at the top of the spiral walkway). Another is thrown in beside the more flame-y appearing of the two for good measure.
And then walking around the rugged level we have several provided glimpses into the very heart of the temple that is also the same as in the original temple version (not present in the last version, though). There’s some differences in this heart of the temple, though. You have the 11 rock or rock colored or rock related objects surrounding a common center again, but this time the walls are colored the TILE colors of red, green, blue and gold (gold substituing for yellow here) instead of the default texture color of white. You also have the spinning TILE cube that roughly centers the cube of the temple. However, the lemon tree that use to grow from the center of this ground spot is now gone (in more recent additions, it has been replaced by a smaller, winter-type pine tree). So it’s obviously the same space but with some important differences. Since posting the snapshots for this post, I’ve also added in a teleporter to this level which connects it to several different locations within the temple and associated gallery.
But obviously the most overt difference between the newest version of the Temple of TILE and the original version is the remaining presence of the two Victorian houses that surround this central area. In fact, I didn’t move the houses at all when rebuilding the temple around them — I just slid the temple down on top of them and did what I felt were some needed adjustments, which I’ll get to when talking about levels above this one.
And you get some nice views down into the lower levels as well, such as these glimpses into the large Charleston, SC photo filled chamber just below.