Sorry for the late start! Ok... theme for this month is: Grand Fireplace.
Meaning something you would find in a castle, mansion, wizard's lair and so on. Really this just means a fireplace that you could probably stand in (but not necessarily). You are not required to put fire in it as I know that can be tricky from an fx perspective, although you could always comp something in Photoshop. So just think... if Michelangelo, Bernini or Rodin designed a fireplace, what would it look like? No pressure. Heh.
Also, this could be a lot of modeling work, so for this challenge I will allow images that are not textured with final lighting...
edit: winners announced!