"Kids, can you help me set the table? And bring out extra chairs?"
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I bought the Grand Hotel on the 25th of September 2015 on an auction of eBay. While I prefer the colours of the Regency Hotel, I think that the Grand Hotel suits Lingondale better, and it was very, very cheap. Since I got it, I haven't known what to do with it.
It's a gorgeous building, three stories high, and I love the details, such as it being possible to slide up the windows. The balcony is also gorgeous.
But I was so unprepared for the size of it. It is massive. Absolutely massive! I can fit the main part and one "wing" into my bookcase, but when it's folded together, it's huge!
It's really gorgeous though, and the size make it look really impressive when folded out. (as you can see, I'm missing one flowerbed! D:)
There is also this issue, a hole! I don't think it's too noticeable, and I'll probably get around it by simply not taking any photos from this angle! XD I have no clue how to fix it, and it was broken before I got it.
The inside is as well huge. On one hand, that mean you can fit a lot of furniture and critters into it, but on the other the depth of it mean that the light can't fully reach into it.
Look at it, there are so many shadows and I don't know how to light things up that well! Haha! I'll find a way though, and maybe learn how to properly light all my pictures as well.
There are some paint scuffs here and there, and I don't know if I want to try my hand at repainting or just ignore the issue?
Two doors are broken. I don't mind it too much as they still fit as they should and as I collect and take photos rather than playing, it's not going to annoy me.
So what are my plans? I have always wanted the Grand Hotel to be an official building in Lingondale, the home of the mayor and his family. I see it as the main building at the end of the square of the town.
I've seen some people making the hotels into apartment blocks, and I think that's a wonderful idea! I decided to make my Hotel a building with the residential area on the 2nd and 3rd floor, and on the first floor there will be a post office and the mayors office, as well as two undecided areas. I am thinking of a reception, perhaps? Maybe an archive or library? I'm not sure, but I want to get crafty with these areas.