Okay so I could be wrong but…
Tony, do you have two coffee makers and three espresso machines on that counter?
Reblogging this again because I recently had a realization. Watching the movie I found the decor of the tower odd, but also right in that it seemed to feel really appropriate, and I hadn’t figured out what about it I was twigging to until now. It’s really apparent in this scene from a still, but I hadn’t noticed it during the actual movie because Important Things Were Happening.
So I didn’t realise that the wall was stone interspersed with really tall narrow windows. Windows that look a whole hell of a lot like modern arrowslits. In a floor walled entirely in stone. Designed/constructed by a guy who, (in comics canon,) has a really deep emotional connection to the Arthurian legends and fantasy lit.
Tony didn’t just build a tower. He built himself a castle.
And the thing about castles, yes they were emblems of power and status, yes they were used to elevate the rulers with that power and status, (metaphorically and physically,) but they also existed as a refuge. A safe place to retreat to. A castle was built to protect the people within from the world without.
Now if that isn’t a perfect duality metaphor for how Tony lives his life, I’ll eat my metaphorical hat.