When poking around in the Great Buildings (Architect Unknown - Great Buildings Online) link posted a while ago by Ravells, I came across the Baths at Ostia. Although a set of baths is probably not -quite- appropriate for Kessila (there are limited water resources), I thought it would be a good exercise to attempt a version here. It would replace the gymnasium and other athletic building I cut when translating the city's layout from Priene (the inspiration for Kessila).
After remaking the baths I promptly placed them in Kessila....and decided to reorient them so my fancy solar-powered sauna rooms no longer get any sun. One interesting thing is that I drew my inspired baths to scale, and they squeezed into Kessila's street grid almost perfectly. I guess I owe a thanks to the exacting standards of the Greeks and Romans!
I found an image of a belt buckle from an Anglo-Saxon burial site Sutton Hoo (File:Great Buckle.JPG - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) that had an intesesting pattern on it, and I thought that would look cool if the knotwork pattern was actually a series of path mazes that allowed entry into into the three knobs, which would then be towers. The whole thing would sit like a fortress on the arcopolis of Kessila. Unfortunately I only have one drawing of this, and its no longer in presentation form, but the idea is there!
Expanding from the maze-like paths I found a picture of ice melting in Lake Baikal and decided to use that as inspiration for a broken landscape.(File:Circles in Thin Ice, Lake Baikal, Russia.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
After I had gotten a little ways in, I thought it might be interesting to see how Kessila felt in this landscape, but I couldn't get the two ideas to feel good with each other.
The broken ice landscape and the belt buckle towers will probably get spun off into their own project, I like the idea of something in the middle of the fracturing land, just not sure it should be Kessila.
Now I have to take these pieces and put the city back together again! I don't anticipate finishing soon.