Well, some might say that it’s a condition of a little too much time on my hands, but at any rate I’ve created a whole *2nd* system of pipes for the Gallery at the Temple of TILE, which, in many ways, mirrors the layout and overall functions of the first system. Sort of.
Below, Baker Bloch has entered the first leg of the first system, using it to walk down to the new mural featuring Ozmo replacing you-know-who (you-know-who). In looking up, Blochs notices again the presence of additional pipes and other objects in the sky above him now.
Continuing to walk through the first system of pipes to its logical conclusion in the lowest level of the gallery proper (through that “phantom” Oz Christmas ornament photograph), he sees more evidence of the changes: a giant pipe now sits right outside the far window of the space he’s just entered; actually pokes through the window nearest the mouth part.
This mouth represents the beginning of the second system. Baker Bloch knows he can reach the pipe mouth very quickly by walking through the gallery room to his right and then heading through the opening in the wall to that outer foyer with the Blinkerton-style Land of Oz pictures, pictured here before the new pipe system was put in place.
Below is the new look with the open pipe end or mouth.
Blochs confidently enters the new system, but finds it rather dark and unlighted in comparison to the first. Where are Baker Blinker’s lights she promised to install in the new system, he wonders?
He finally finds one of these white halogen lights, but only when reaching this large opening to his left. Another subway system, and by appearances a little longer than even the one that’s, in essence, now part of the first pipe system.
Baker decides to ignore this subway for now and continue straight and then around a corner to…
The grunge water tower located at almost the extreme southwest corner of the Rubi properties. From here he takes in the spectacular view of the new-look temple and its vast series of pipes. Again, Baker finds the sight incredibly pleasing, although others may deem it too grungy or ugly in general. Whatever tickles your fancy, I suppose. I *am* glad I fixed the back side of the temple cube so the back of one of the Victorian houses within didn’t show through. Looks better now for sure with the smooth, continuous (blue) tiles returned, a look originally created for the temple at its Azure Island location. In fact, there are several things about the new pipe system that remind me of this old AI skybox, as I’ll get to in a minute.
The south view from the grunge water tower now looks out over some kind of new Christmas themed store. Quite a large and open winter wonderland!