Featured picture Choice of the week, the medieval Mespelbrunn Castle, was built in a forest between Frankfurt and Würzburg. It is one of the most visited water castles in Germany.
The Signpost welcomes Ron Ritzman (nom), from Atlanta, as a new admin. Ron focuses on maintenance tasks and has a history of contributions going back to 2005, with high levels of activity since mid-2008. He has particularly strong experience at AfD and as a new-page patroller.
An Andalusian performing dressage at the 2007 World Cup Finals, from the new FA Andalusian horse
Four articles were promoted to featured status. These will be considered for Choice of the week in the next edition.
List of Olympic medalists in volleyball (nom), which is played in two disciplines: indoor volleyball and beach volleyball. Brazil's representatives have received the most overall medals (16), while the United States' representatives have received the most gold medals, with 8 (Courcelles).
1973 NBA Draft (nom), the 27th annual draft of the National Basketball Association. Dave Winfield, selected by the Atlanta Hawks, was drafted in four leagues: the National Football League, Major League Baseball, the NBA, and the American Basketball Association (Chrishomingtang and Martin tamb).
From FL Choice of the week, List of National Treasures of Japan (crafts: swords). This is a Katana with an inscription in gold inlay. Katanas were characterised by a curved, slender, single-edged blade, a circular or squared guard, and a long grip to accommodate two hands; they were associated with the samurai of feudal Japan.
Choice of the week.Ruslik0 has written three featured lists in astronomy topics, and is a regular reviewer at FLC. Here is his favorite of the week:
Among the lists promoted for the last week, one really stands out. I am talking about List of National Treasures of Japan (crafts: swords), which provides a wealth of information not only about swords but also about History of Japan in general. Some of this information is actually quite difficult to come by. The list is also part of a series of articles about the national treasures of Japan written by the same author, some of which I reviewed in the past. All of the them are of the same high quality. So, I find that List of National Treasures of Japan (crafts: swords) is the best of the week, and would recommend everyone to read it.
Bryaninops yongei, shown here on whip coral. In a commensal relationship with the coral, the fish derives benefit from its host without harming it (picture by User:Nhobgood)
Eleven images were promoted. For medium-sized displays, please click on "nom".
Benjamin Franklin (nom), the painting of the Founding Father that is displayed in the White House, "showing a younger Franklin that differs substantially from the more common view of him", according to reviewer Howcheng (created by David Martin).
For me this week it's been between two very similar, but entirely different pictures: Mespelbrunn Castle and Koppelpoort. The difference in the architecture of these two castles is striking. I have to say though that I find the Mespelbrunn Castle picture is the best. The outstanding colours, the clarity of detail and the unique setting make this picture extremely attractive. And for a picture to receive just one Oppose is a good sign! This is definitely my Choice of the Week. [Picture at top]