One can stop for a hair styling...
...or listen to the latest vinyl recordings.
I marveled at how small they were now making players!
The library contains numerous volumes on the Weimar Republic and the culture of the time - essentially, Berlin in the 20s, between the two great wars.
The sim remains a fairly strict RP area, with a stern warning to dress in period costume (though no one complained about my 1940s-era dress, so perhaps close counts). Despite the fact that, historically, this was an era in which the National Socialists rose in popularity, ultimately taking power, the one deviation from historical accuracy upon which the sim owners insist is: no Nazis. In some sense this is a loss, as RP involving the contrast between the decadent old regime and the awful regime-yet-to-come might be interesting. No doubt some would take it too far, though, ruining the experience for everyone.
I don't recall if the church, above, was in place during my previous visit, but the art gallery, below, is surely a new addition.
When I was there, rehearsals for some sort of a live show - perhaps a burlesque-style show - were underway, so I did not bother any of the performers. I saw a lady of the evening, lounging in a doorway, waiting for a customer so she could ply her trade. (Not that I'm suggesting anything to the gentlemen of the Steamlands.)
Interestingly, the day before this was scheduled to post, Mrs. Dio Kuhr mentioned that she had just visited the sim and would be writing up her recollections of her visit; this lovely - and far more detail-oriented - post can be found here, and is well worth reading if you have not done so already, Dear Reader.