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By JP Schriefer
The Palácio do Planalto (in english: Planalto Palace) is the official workplace of the President of Brazil and it's located in the national capital, Brasília. The building was designed by the architect Oscar Niemeyer and inaugurated on April 21, 1960. It has been the workplace of every Brazilian president since Juscelino Kubitschek.
This model is only available as Landmark.
Plop cost: 70,000
Lot size: 7x9
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Palacio do Planalto - MN : this is the Landmark for those who do not use SimFox Day and Nite Modd.
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This is the capital city, Burg die auf Bucht, of the Schwegau, in the Küssellreich. The Gau is dominated by the major island of Tindel and at its western edge, facing the Westmeer, lies the fort. The Kingdom was for a long time a mainly agricultural land; built on the tripple traditions of Gott, König, und Herr (God, King, and Gentry) as the King had actively staved of the encroachment of modernity (and the social upheavals that would come with it).
However, upon the death of the old King August II and the succession of his young nephew August III, the Schwegau, which was the most underdeveloped of the all the Gau, was slated to become a beacon of a newly-modern Kingdom. This experiment would need a capital city to befitting its newfound importance. And, with the enthusiastic support of the King and the financial support of the Central Government, the Burd die auf Bucht was built atop the ruins of the old medieval fortress.
Designed by Dr. Josef Schleckt, a Gau assembly building was erected, and the other necessities of a government were built around it. The denizens of the Burg live in single-family homes in the suburbs surrounding the old city walls. Many commute into work at one of the many bureaucratic offices surrounding the Central Mall, or commute in from the surrounding small towns and villages along the rails that terminates at the König August II Station.
On Fridays and Saturdays (not on Sundays as that would be frowned upon by the religiously-minded), many would take the train, walk the trails, or park near the grounds to attend the local fußball match in hopes of witnessing a victory. The addition of a professional football team to the Schwegau was welcomed with more fanfare than even the new assembly building!
In accordance with the wishes of the King, the city holds the benefits of a state-of-the-art opera house and library which supply education, culture, and sophistication worthy of a Gau capital. In keeping with its tradition, a new (but purposely Gothic-looking) National Cathedral was built for the good people of the capital to attend. On Sundays and holidays the religious would surge out of the rail station and bound up the Heiligestraße to have their souls saved.
After hearing the sermons preached, many denizens would leave the Cathedral grounds and walk the trails that circumnavigate the city along the old city walls, talking away the morning or stopping to watch their children play on the frequent playgrounds of the Castle Walk.
Then, it is time for the good denizens of the Burg to find their ways home and prepare to do it all over again at the start of the next week.
Welcome everybody !!
For my latest entry I took some pictures of my Capital !!
I got a bunch more but I only picked a couple.
So take a look around and tell me what you think of it...
And if you want to see some more, like some close ups from a specific building or area. Let me know !!
A huge cloverleaf interchange :
Some random spots in the city:
Thx for watching !!
More to come...
Today's update will get us around the Capital Hallanen. First of all, I must say thet the city you are about to see is the greatest (and at the same was biggest) I've ever done, for that reason I divide the tour through in more than a couple of entries. As well, through this update I'll explain you a important part of the history of the country, so I hope you don't mind if it too much text, anyway I expect you like it. Let's get on it.
The Crude 18th Night
" It was an eighteenth day of september. A monday night. The capital and its ten thousand souls were asleep. In a moment the town alarm awaken up the people without advide, and it was just a matter of a few seconds when the earth begun to crumble. All were trying to get out of their homes as fast as they were able to. The streets were filled by midnight screams. All of us were tryiyng t understand what was happening when the crude nature decided to repeat what it just done, in a bigger scale. The town was screaming from the deepest part of its throat. Reddish and hell-like flame appeare from almost anywhere you see. The town was transformed into ashes."
This is just a extract of he ten pages narration made the local newspaper, Paivï News, three days after the disaster, extract that is now sheltered on the National Gallery on Hallanen. This museum dedicated a two story hall for a permanent homage to the disaster of 18/4.
(By the way, thanks to Alex_Bervoets for this wonderful BAT).
This event is now a clue part on the culture of the republic.
And now, you may wonder how did the city rised up? What a good question.
Well, Roi Karnen, the mayor and president, leaded a plan called the Hallanen Metro Area, which contemplates three cities: Hallanen, Hallenest (the one of the previous update) and Sud Halle.
The plan seeks to build a compact system of cities, connected by a road, rail, metro and bus systems.
So the first phase was developed in nearly two years. The almost ten thousand souls who live here before the disaster were moved onto nearby cities, all of them find work on the reconstruction works of the city.
After all the hard work, this was the result.
(We'll focus more onto the plan in another update).
After this brief story of the events of 18/4 and the city rise, our tour begins, in the 18th street. This important road crosses the whole city, including downtown. During the homage made every year in honor to the ones who died on the disaster, the street is closed almost completely.
The next stop is the Yldeys Park. If we translate it, it means 'The pride park'. Its one of the only places that survived the earthquake, it only needed just minor quantity of restaurations. Nowadays, it is one of the major symbols of the nations.
Here is a larger view of the park.
The next stop is just crossing the 18th street, the Chapel of Saint Iley. John Iley was one of the first settlers of the nation and the principal promoter of a equitative social and political system, helping hundreds of communities in the region. Every eighteenth of september, people from all the country filled the chapel and surrounding plazas and streets for hearing the homage of the 18/9 events.
Just behind the chapel, we find the fallen cemetary. There is were the ones who died on the earthquake were buried. They were almost a hundred of infortunate souls. It could be considered as a sacred place.
After seeing all this icons and memorials, we will go through one more stop. This place is considered one of the major icons of the country, the UN Fountain.
(Thanks to Cockatoo for this beautiful BAT).
It is between the three main avenues roundabout, it was made in conmemoration of the addition of the republic to United Nations. But above all, it was made for representing the rising of a new, united and strong country, which has now earn the alias of: The Northern Pearl.
So that's all for this update, you'll see the second part very soon. Any feedback and commentaries are completely welcome.
Hoping that you are enjoying this journal.
I'll just show you a plus photo of the new train the HATC invested on, enjoy it!
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