Thanks to all who commented on the previous entry; I really appreciate the fact that I'm already getting positive comments with just the region view. Also, I plan to update the region view image in the initial entry as time goes on, so keep checking back with that page to see more of the region.
To start off the journal's city-level entries, I'll be showing you part of Solitude, the island to the south of New Concorde and east of Tranwell (the region's industrial center). What you'll be seeing here is one small part of Solitude: its manufacturing base, which is officially known as the Solitude Industrial Area. The Industrial Area is densely developed with factories, although it is occasionally interspersed with small forested areas set aside for conservation.
The Solitude Industrial Area is situated between the urbanized area of Solitude to its north and a suburban area to the south. The highway T6 and a conservation zone containing dense forests form the border between the Industrial Area and the surrounding non-industrial development.
A shot of the intersection of Grayland Avenue and Forestry Road; this is the busiest intersection in the Solitude Industrial Area, both in terms of freight truck traffic and in cars going to and from the urbanized area of Solitude to the north.
This is the eastern part of the Solitude Industrial Area, where you can see a different perspective on that intersection and its surrounding area.
This is Solitude's rather small freight rail station. The track splits into two tracks further down the line.
Here you can see a couple of the big-box stores south of the Industrial Area along Coastline Avenue. A bus route also runs along this road.
For a quieter scene, here is a row of identical homes in the suburbs.
The transit hub was recently constructed to ease the area's traffic congestion; it includes a station on the light rail system's Gray Line, a large park-and-ride lot, and a bus terminal on the area's two local bus lines.
And finally, some mosaic images of the Solitude Industrial Area and nearby suburbs.
Industrial Area overview
Another perspective on the Solitude Industrial Area