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Sleep tight under the sands...

_marsh_

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[Excerpt] - Nouadhibou - A once prospering city. After a stock-market crash in the city, the entire place went bust. The city, now abandoned, is slowly being covered in sands. Increased spending lead to an increase in things people bought. With money they did not have. Millions of loans where taken out by the millions that lived there. Ones that could not be payed back. The banks essentially ran out of money. The city was deserted, going from. upwards of 5 million people, to less than 4,000. practically overnight. An estimate of 3,255 people still reside in the city. Those too poor to get out. The Nouadhibou stock market crash was felt around the world. In Gansbaai, aside from Nouadhibou, not so much. Other kingdoms in Gansbaai did not get hit this hard, mostly due to their poor stature, but it is definite that many countries will ---

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The Nouadhibou Dijuibul. 4,600 ft (1,500m) tall. It now stands quiet. No one to tend to it. No one to live in it. The building, which was completed less than 2 months ago, is the tallest structure on the entire planet of Andonia. Despite it being abandoned. What will it be now? Aside from just a spire out of the sands to symbolize the cities once great prosperity.

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The Quay. Nouadhibou's finest achievement. Gleaming skyscraper walls along pristinely clear canals. Now being reclaimed by the sands.

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The city will slowly be taken back by the desert sands. Slowly...

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The Port. Still being built. Now sits vacant. Filled to the brim with un-shipped goods, to remain there forever.

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The Nouadhibou Crescent. A grand achievement for the city. A hotel on the water. Now destined to sink.

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Construction was everywhere in the city. Mostly, along newly built roads in the middle of the desert. What now but piles of iron and glass standing. Alone.

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,marsh




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When I thought I had seen everything from you, you proved me absolutely wrong; bringing maybe the best update ever focused in Nouadhibou...

You were in my very own CJ HoF, now I think I'll need to have a HoF inside the HoF to host updates like this one!
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Marsh, this is ridiculous[img]http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/44.gif[/img]

First of all, fantastic region, I love the bunbury map, and you have done a fabulous job of it. Secondly, you have out-done yourself in the photoshopping of the pictures, you have just lifted the bar, and it is truly amazing!! Carry on the great work....
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Wow very impressive stuff here! I love your photo editing, it definitely makes me forget that I'm looking at SC4 screenshots!
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Stunning. Even the pre-crash picture is unreal, particularly the artificial islands. All these images have a very high quality graphic novel feel to them. One of the best set of images I've ever seen on ST, and by far the best of this week. And almost 50 replies to one CJ update - wow, I don't think I've seen anything like that before. (Although it has happened - In Soviet Black Sea Union an update currently has 66 replies).
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Marsh you are beyond doubt the best SC4 Journalist and the best photoshop artist ST has ever seen.
Amazing. Outstanding. Brilliant. Adjective. Astonishing.
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[font=arial, sans-serif][size=2]I did not understand how did you get this effect: terrein mod, or just photoshop?[/size][/font]
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[font=arial, verdana, tahoma, sans-serif][size=2]This is amazing! Very well done [img]http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/9.gif[/img][/size][/font][font=arial, verdana, tahoma, sans-serif][size=2]
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Too bad about the fate of Nouadhibou. It was my favourite city in this CJ. It should have stayed as a simple coastal town and not embraced commercialism so much. I guess there will at least no longer be long traffic jams waiting to cross the runway of the airport.
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marsh I am thoroughly impressed. You almost had me convinced that you were giving up on this journal, and now you come back with what may be the most impressive set of city shots that I have ever seen. Keep it up man ;).
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Wow, wow, wow!...I see you got inspired by someone... :P
SC4 really can't get any better than this. You're an idol for the whole community. Don't let this talent go away!
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