So I'm off to visit Australia, New Zealand and Weta (!!!!) in a couple weeks which has me thinking of the Hobbit. So this month's theme is...
Esgaroth, or Lake-town is a fictitious community of Men upon the Long Lake, in The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. The town is constructed entirely of wood and stands upon wooden pillars sunk into the bed of the Long Lake, south of the Lonely Mountain and east of Mirkwood.
You can choose to depict it during peaceful times or, of course, during the attack by Smaug.... up to you!
edit: winners announced!