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I love the grand arches of the Siberian Railway. Also the multi-faceted arched doorway (exit?) to the right.
The Educated Horse sounds like something P.T. Barnum would have on display, right alongside the Fiji Mermaid. Except Barnum was already gone by 1904. Still, I'm sure that horses clomping their hoofs to indicate numbers, etc. had been around for quite a while, and at numerous fairs and exhibitions. Funny how the horses seemed to know only the things that their owners knew. ;)

The Hanging Gardens has been one of my favorite Ancient Wonders because so little is known about it. Scholars aren't even in agreement as to what they actually were. It's generally thought that they were, as you depicted them here, basically rooftop gardens. Evidently that had never been done before, at the time.

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Egypt
« on: May 21, 2022, 11:41 AM »
I think the first pic is my favorite today. It looks like a giant desert snake wrapping itself around a rock formation.
Last pic, musta been a "buy one, get one free" sale on obelisks. :D  Actually, all those vertical pylons give the shot a striking look.

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Enchanted Lake
« on: May 21, 2022, 11:30 AM »
Haha, "exploding fun". So you laid down a tracked ride to use for the camera, right? Do they have an invisible track in PC? Or did you have to sink the track under the pavement? I assume the explosion was just the cars crashing at the end of the unfinished track. Sort of like Peep Bowling.

Planet Zoo / Re: Brookfield Zoo
« on: May 21, 2022, 11:16 AM »
In the first pic, we get a nice view of the rare (and endangered) Globe Armadillo (Armadillius Globulus). His shell-like armor protects him from the roaming cats.
And in the last pic, we can see a Rocktopus (Octopuseus Stonicus) clinging to that upper crossbeam on the left-side viewing area. :D  Sorry for the irreverence, I'm feeling giddy today.

RCT Community Board / Re: CS Depot
« on: May 17, 2022, 12:18 PM »
I clicked on your link, warcat. It took me to the Authors page, no white screen. I selected an author and clicked on a CS set; the set's page came up; still no problems. Probably something to do with whatever computer you were using. Good luck with the other computer. :)

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Enchanted Lake
« on: May 16, 2022, 11:49 AM »
Nice walk-thru of the funhouse and hedge maze. The multi-colored spider webs linger in my memory the most, I think.

Planet Zoo / Re: Brookfield Zoo
« on: May 16, 2022, 11:35 AM »
I like the rock archway with its hanging vines. Very dramatic!

RCT Community Board / Re: CS Depot
« on: May 16, 2022, 12:08 AM »
Hmm. I tried clicking on numerous tabs (Authors, CTRs, etc.) and did not get a white screen. Have you tried using a different browser? i.e. Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and the like? Not sure what else to suggest.

RCT Community Board / Re: CS Depot
« on: May 15, 2022, 12:09 AM »
Hey, warcat. I just tried downloading a couple of things from different authors and had no problems. No white screen. Can you give a specific example of something you're trying to download? I'll see if I have any problems with it. Right now I'm thinking it might be something at your end; don't know what, though.

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Egypt
« on: May 12, 2022, 12:44 PM »
The warm orange-y glow of the lights with the blues of the moonlight has always been a favorite look for me.

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Enchanted Lake
« on: May 12, 2022, 12:39 PM »
I'm curious to see what's going to be built on the island in the lake. Maybe you already told us, but I can't remember.

Planet Zoo / Re: Brookfield Zoo
« on: May 12, 2022, 12:30 PM »
When I build things in these simulation games, I also do not worry too much about what is realistic and what is not. They're just points of light on a screen, after all. I try to stick to realism when it's practical because that's the purpose of these games: to create a world of our own and make it seem real. But it's not a hard and fast rule with me.
Besides, I'm sure these are well-behaved cats who have no intention of climbing over the fences. Their habitat looks much more inviting than the paved-over walkways outside their enclosure. The cats probably feel sorry for the humans who have to walk on that hard grassless pavement. ;)

I've always had a love affair (of sorts) with the seven wonders of the ancient world. It's neat to see them come alive. I'll be watching! :)

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Enchanted Lake
« on: May 08, 2022, 06:49 PM »
You should open up the 'boneyard' to guests. Add on a $20.00 up-charge. I'm joking, but I'm sure there are some who would pay to see the backstage area. (probably me)

The random path screenshot is well composed. Both, the illuminated tree branches on the left and the tall evergreen tree on the right act as eye-stoppers to keep our attention from wandering off the edge of the scene. And of course, the path itself meandering through the center portion. The colorful lights at the far end lead us onward.

Along the same lines as The Elephant Man, is Tod Browning's "Freaks" (1932). Disturbing on many levels, but riveting.

I saw this thread yesterday, but I couldn't get my brain thinking in the right direction. Then citytrader listed his favorites and that got my brain going in the right direction.

So, a couple of my favorite B&W movies are: King Kong (1933); Young Frankenstein, not from the B&W era but a B&W homage to those movies- "Frau Blücher" [cue the horses neighing wildly]; The General (Buster Keaton, 1926 silent) takes place in the Civil War South, but was filmed in a nearby Oregon town (Cottage Grove); and Dr. Strangelove, Stanley Kubrick's scathing take on the military and nuclear war. Late addition: The Man in the White Suit (Alec Guinness).

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Enchanted Lake
« on: May 03, 2022, 09:27 PM »
Even at night it's festive and inviting. :)

Planet Zoo / Re: Brookfield Zoo
« on: April 30, 2022, 10:43 AM »
The patches of snow look neat. I'm guessing you sunk some white rocks into the ground for the snow?

I like the last screenshot the best, showing how the two rides intertwine. Plus all the rocks and cliffs, and of course, the village. All together, the scene has a rural/industrial look to it. Nice!

I assumed there would be something named Valkyrie in this part of the park. And here it is! Love the Viking longhouse interior of the station with the warm lighting; as if fire-lit.

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Enchanted Lake
« on: April 24, 2022, 07:38 PM »
The maze looks beautiful and fanciful. It'd be fun to go through in real life.

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Egypt
« on: April 18, 2022, 08:20 PM »
A pleasant and relaxing video, just like the gondola ride, itself. Thanks.

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Enchanted Lake
« on: April 18, 2022, 08:14 PM »
Again, we're forced to jump through many hoops to accomplish what should be a fairly straight forward attraction in these simulation games. Oh well, I suppose figuring out how to do it is half the fun?

Planet Zoo / Re: Brookfield Zoo
« on: April 18, 2022, 08:08 PM »
I like the bamboo baffles to peek through. Makes the habitat, and viewing experience, seem more natural. Nice idea for the bump-out (or bump-in) viewing area as well.

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Egypt
« on: April 12, 2022, 02:20 PM »
Wow, that's a long gondola ride! From Egypt to the Amazon... must be about 8,000 miles! :D  (better pack a snack)

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Enchanted Lake
« on: April 12, 2022, 02:17 PM »
I want one of those toothy plants on the right in the last pic.

Nice walk-thru and ride-thru, DwarrenIce. It gives us a better idea of the layout of this area of the park. I do love long, twisty queues with lots of theming. :)

Planet Zoo / Re: Brookfield Zoo
« on: April 06, 2022, 08:44 PM »
wowman, sometimes good enough is good enough. :)

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Enchanted Lake
« on: April 02, 2022, 12:49 PM »
I've done that a few times in RCT3 as well, conceal a ride out-of-sight to create a walk-thru attraction. We shouldn't have to resort to trickery.  :mad:up:  I think Theme Park Builder 3D, the user-made program that was never completed, was going to be capable of walk-thru attractions. Actually, that game may still be in production?

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