Hello all! It's been a while since the last full-fledged entry and I like this one, mainly because I've discovered the magic of:
Well, this episode illustrates the second-richest city in Antara, after Stuyvesant. Tide is a town built on reclaimed land, on the southeastern coast of Antara. Tide is far more straightforward than an experiment of population density. It doesn't serve much of a purpose economically, even.
It's a playground for the rich.
The waterfront district, home to the "middle class" of Tide, is the center of government and business.
The brightly colored buildings and flashing lights of downtown are a little too much to bear, even for the seasoned traveler.
The Marina District is the oldesd reclamation project, jutting out half a kilometer into the sea.
The Corniche District, located in the north, is a remnant of a bygone era.
In the Northwest, Corona Island rises out of the water. Those who live there take ferries to work on the mainland.
The secluded paradise of The Ring is home to the rich and reclusive.
But the city's crowning achievement is, for sure, Sunlight Atoll. The atoll was a naturally occurring reef, until it was partially reclaimed and made into four separate islands, aptly named North, South, East, and West Isles.
For those who can afford it, living on South Isle is a viable, if exorbitant option.
Visitors who don't make seven figures but want a taste of Tide-style luxury can stay at the Al Thahab Hotel for a night or two.
At night, the hotel is truly beautiful.
Corona Island stands out as a pinprick of light against the dark waters.
And, of course, the Waterfront district is powerfully bright, even at midnight.
That's all for today!
@Huston: You're right. I tried a more understated lens flare and it works better.
Next time: Sand