Minecraft is not usually known for its impressive graphics and vibrant palette of colors. Certainly the constructions I tried my hand at tended to be tall, singular pillars of... brownish greenish. This video shames me by showing off some of the most impressive structures that Minecraft can imitate, all set to a soaring soundtrack.
The mod showcased here is called Sonic Ether's Unbelievable Shaders and it allows for a much more realistic look. It certainly shows the potential for Minecraft to reach beyond its current charming retro look.
The Beauty of Minecraft [Youtube]