Since it's the big summer holidays in Harbourtown, the city gets flooded by tourists. And they all have one aim, seeing the cathedral and take a stroll around the center. But there's more to Harbourtown than just the obvious.
Harbourtown is the home of 3 football clubs, of which two play in the "Premier Division" and one plays on regional level.
"Harbourtown FC" and "Westend Harbourtown SC" play for the "Premier Division". Currently at places 3("HFC") and 7 ("WHSC") in the season 2009/10. "Birmington FC" is only in the middfield of the "North Regional Football League" but looks foreward to get under the top 5 this time.
Harbourtown homes the "Richmond Rugby Union FC".
But that's not the only thing. Harboutown is also the home to a number of quite famous athletes which use some of the sport grounds for their summer training at which visitors can watch them, free of charge of course.
And there are lots of museums and other means of wasting time which can be done in the city when you're on holidays.
But to get holidays, people need to go to school and work. So now the spotlight is on the schools.
You have already seen the "Royal Harbourtown University" which is more of a middle class university for all students, disregarding of it posh name. But the real pride of the city is the "Ryburn School of Economics", short: "RSE" which is a university. It is, well, pretty new only beeing founded in the 1950's it already educates the next leaders of the economy and is a big name within the University ranking.
There is also "St. Samuel Boys School", one of the oldest schools in the country. Founded in 1874 it is dedicated to give the youth of famous and important persons the education they need.
At the moment, the "Zavi Open Air" takes place in the city. This open air concert tries to combine famous artists like this years headliners "Red Hot Chili Peppers" or "Queens of the Stone Age" with yet unknown bands from Harbourtown and the region.
But let's have a look:
This is one of the most choosen postcard pictures, showin the "St. Sebastian Church" and "Ryburn Inn" in "Freeman"
And this is the "RSE", it is located a bit outside the city to ensure a good learning enviroment for the students.
"Zavi Open Air" in "Northwood". Due it's still day, it's not very crowded yet, but wait for dusk...
Another tourist attraction, "Northwood Chapel" once just a small chapel but then just grew and is now the 4rd largest church in Harbourtown but it is commonly refered to as "The Chapel". Most visitors enjoy visiting this chapel at nighttime because of the illumination of it.
"St. Samuel Boys School", was actually build in the "6 Oaks Wood". But it partially got surrounded by the town as it grew bigger. But it also has advantages to the school that the city grows around it. Like getting a new athletics field sponsored by the city.
The small building with the red roof is the one of the old government buildings but got converted to the "Federal Constitutional Court", in front of it is the "St. Caroline Minster" and the "Harbourtown Museum of Engineering" home to the largest collection of steam engines world wide.
This is "Mosside Park". Even though it is very small, it attracts lots of visitors every year who are astonished by one of the oldest wood rollercoasters in the country.
"Westend" and "Morton" with the "Troy-Van-Leuween Park", the largest park in the city with a new amphitheatre. You can also see the "West Cementary" and a part of the "Westend Stadium", home to the "WHSC".
First of all, I know what it looks like: but no, I am not trying to make it the biggest, largest, greates and whatever else best city on the Simtropolis CJ section (probably can't even compete with most of 'em anyway). But I just show you the best bits of the city. Of corse there are booring bits and just lame city parts, but more to them next time.
Secondly, I tried some Paint.Net on some of the pictures and I like the results I got, however I would like to know what you think about them. Any suggestions?
Hope you like it so far, as per usual, comments are more than welcome and appreciated.