The first sizable town we come to in Daffadelya from the north is Sandstone. It's on an island west of the Cresent Islands and just east of the mainland. Inhabitabed for thousands of years, this island become fortified in ancient times due to imperialist threats. Today, it's considered one of Daffadelya's more populous "cities", though part of the island is rural. We'll first travel over the bridges from Cafe island (covered in the first entry) and then explore Sandstone's old town and newer developments.
Before Daffadelya had an egalitarian economy (pre-1950s), the wealthy lived in the newer areas and the poorer lived in the old town. These days, though, people usually negotiate space based on needs: huge family compounds often take the larger, newer houses, wheras younger people and couples often live in the old town. Sandstone is a very well kept place and the old town is a center of arts and culture. There are several industries and research centers located in Sandstone which are owned and operated by many of the inhabitants, while many are more engaged in fishing or farming. The "government" consists of several assembly halls which send delegates to one primary one.
Let's take a look at pictures.
Above: Sandstone's Great Assembly Hall, right outside of the old town
Below: The old town, with close-ups
The newer developments (built 1910s-1950s)
The farming side of the island
The rail station, showing parts of the new town and the turnpike and rail bridge to the mainland!
See ya next time!