Nothing Like a Fresh Cup o’ Joe!

The town square gets an upgrade and the eastern water feature gets a bridge!

There are many times that becoming a teacher was a questionable career choice.  For some reason, people think we got it easy, especially with having the summers off (just for the record, the seven weeks that I get off in the summer are more than made up for during the actual school year with unpaid extra work).

Anyway, with summer well underway, I’ve gotten into quite a relaxing habit of waking up and starting the morning with a fresh cup of coffee and some form of relaxing–reading, catching up on some old tv shows that have been rotting in my DVR, playing some Minecraft.  The feeling of contentment and total relaxation is amazing, one that I wish I could bottle up and save for the school year.

Anyway, this amazing feeling of contentment leads to some Minecraft inspiration, so without further delay, I proudly present today’s post: the old public office building!

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The exterior was difficult and is definitely subject to change.

The interior is all made of chocolate! Yeah, I know, that’s a lot of brown, but as soon as the exterior is finalized a little more, I’ll go in and add some variety.  The ground floor is a general store, so there will be a ton of different colors and objects to break up Chocolate Island.  The upstairs could be a combination of an office and/or an apartment for the owner.

The last little addition today is a bridge that goes over part of the newly added water features in the eastern kingdom.  I was trying to model this off of some similar bridges I saw in Central Park in NYC: lots of stone, low rising, ya know.  It’s a good start, but, as always, there will be some updates in the future, I’m sure.

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