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Hello guys! This is the latest shot from Bellingham. And this will be the first stop from this entry. Today we will be talking about the airport.
These are the three avenues that give you access to the airport at this moment.
In red, we have Avenida 8 de Março.
Yellow is Avenida Metropolitana
Black is D. Pedro II Avenue.
A huge infrastructure including a train line (Line D)
A elevated station named after the avenue, Carlos Prates Station.
And a expressway (Avenida 8 de Março) were created for accommodate the airport and give access to all the city zones.
Photo from one of the intersections from Avenida 8 de Março
Intersection between Avenida 8 de Março and Avenida D. Pedro II
The Terminal station "Aeroporto" is The terminal of the line D of the Train. It was constructed with big parking lots and capacity for another future transit lines, like the Pedro II Avenue Monorail, that will link the airport to Vila Olympia.
The airport itself has 2 terminals and a 2km runway.
A new neighborhood, a new infrastructure!
Welcome back to Province! Today, however, will be something different. While I was headed to Province from Chav'villa a group of tourists wanted to take me on a circle tour through the mountains instead of going via Highway Of The Mountains (designated Moneyland Highway-100 or ML-100 for short). I initially refused, but seeing that I could get my hands on some great pictures I decided to go with them in the end.
(All captions are BELOW the pictures)
The group that I was to meet told me to meet them at the corner of Saint Andreas and Stadium Avenues in Abalazone Park. Not exactly the best-looking place in the world, so I was a bit paranoid.
However, it turns out they were nice folk after all. After all, if it turned into a kidnapping wouldn't I have just put "JOURNALIST KIDNAPPED!" as the title instead? Huh?
While we drove southbound Saint Andreas Avenue, above our heads we saw the Red Line Province Metro making its journey. The Metro trains were initially built by the National Rail Co., headquartered in Abalazone Park back in the 1960s. NRC later went bankrupt along with almost every other company HQed in Province in the 1990s. To the right of the train is a freight train inbound to the Brotherhood Ave. Freight-house.
Driving forward on Saint Andreas past the Brotherhood Ave. intersection, we find ourselves at "Tunnel Junction" as the locals say it. To the right is the Wotton High district, full of british-style streets and terraced housing. However, we go left, into the tunnel underneath ML-100. The ML-100 is known as Highway of the Mountains in Province and carries more than 100,000 cars daily from the suburbs to the CBD and Province Strip. Unfortunately, it is due for an upgrade as it only has 4 lanes and is frequently congested.
A closer look at the tunnel. The Ste. Andreas Tunnel was constructed in 1989 as a way for traffic to get across ML-100 without an overpass, which would've been stupidly high (around 35 meters). Before 1989, the freeway didn't exist, as ML-100 was actually designated through Sainte Andreas Avenue and Morgan Street. However, the Bill of1988 passed by the federal government required the hold of Jiff to construct ML-100 as a freeway through their state. Today, ML-100 spans from the East-to-West coast as a completely divided freeway from Greenland to Chav'villa Holds.
As we emerged from the other side of the tunnel, I leaned out of the side to take this photo of the city.
Welcome to the countryside of Jiff Hold! Sure looks different from the city. We are at the foot of Mount Province.
A few moments later the paved road turns into a dirt one. Now we're talking.
This section of land is going to eventually be transformed into farmland by 2041. However for now it's just a gently rolling plain. The building on the top right is the Overlook Hotel, which is where we'll eventually come to.
Looking back again.
We eventually come to a crossroad.The tourists don't know which way to go, so we decide just to go right and see what's there.
Welcome to Audrey! Population: 0!
Hmm... not what we were expecting. Audrey was a small village constructed in 1765 after travelers from the U.S. settled in the area. However, extreme coldness, lack of food, along with the unforgiving wildlife soon killed off all 25 settlers. Fast forward to 1895- Province had been established for around 35 years. The city voted to pass the Law of Trash, or legally called Bill XIV. The Law of Trash basically turned Audrey into purely a landfill/incineration site. There were 2 incinerators and 6 landfills to start off with, however as the population exploded in 1950 the landfills were converted into incinerators. In 1960 and 1963 two Nuclear Power Plants were added to the site.
After realizing our mistake we did a U-turn and turned onto the other road, Mountain Rim Rd.. This hill pictured is called Grabbage Hill- named after James C. Grabbage, the original founder of Audrey in 1756. Ironically, Grabbage is only a letter swap and a letter removal away from Garbage. Jokes aside, Grabbage Hill has a gradient of 45%- so naturally even our 4x4 Ford Raptor struggled to get up this monstrous hill. People normally do not take Saint Andreas up due to these extreme gradients.
Continuing on, we see our first glimpses of an actual forest. While Jiff in general has a generally taiga climate, forests are not too common. In fact, more than 65% of the hold is unforested.
Trees brush up against our truck as we continue to struggle up this road...
And we have our first glimpse of the city from a height! Province is already at an elevation of 5,600 feet, so the air is getting thin around here. We hand around chapstick because we've never been so high. Here, the GPS approximates around 6,300 feet in elevation. The Atlantic Ocean only about 40 miles north of Province, so as expected there is a massive, 3,000 foot cliff drop-off into the sea. These gargantuan cliffs are extremely secluded, as no roads go near them and the only known settlement there was Jaquesville back in the 1700s. The people there vanished without a trace 20 years later and it is still a mystery today.
It wouldn't be a road in Jiff without a steep incline and a pickup going down it on the other side...
Another look at Province from here, elevation around 6,600 feet. You can clearly see the suburbs on the left, the CBD and Revolution District in the center, Abalazone Park on the right with the stadium, and the Province Strip with all the hotels and skyscrapers on the far right. On the far left you can see Christchurch, a small farming town and a suburb of Province.
After driving a few miles or so, we finally come to the Stocking Bridge, a wooden bridge built on the side of Mt. Province. After concluding that an at-ground design for the road was impossible, engineers designed one of the most iconic bridges in Province.
After driving for some time on the bridge we can have the best look at Province we have seen yet.
After driving the 500 feet long Stocking Bridge we encounter Stocking Cut, one of the most challenging climbs for our trusty truck.
Another view of the Stocking Cut to show the 500 feet long 40% gradient hill.
After climbing the huge cut and driving for several more miles, we encounter a scenery change. Gone are the pine trees that we saw earlier. Instead, we are greeted by a barren tundra. Temperatures at this altitude, 7,900 feet above sea level, are shockingly cold this far north. In the summer, temperatures are normally around 48 degrees fahrenheit (8 degrees celsius), while temperatures in the winter usually reach a bone-crackling -5 degrees fahrenheit (-20.5 degrees celsius). This constant frigid weather along with unique composition of the soil stops all vegetation from growing. The summit of Mt.Province is around 8,100 feet high, just a few miles down the road.
Welcome to Summit Camp Village! The "village" only has two buildings- a Shell gas station and the Overlook Hotel. The Overlook Hotel is a 5-star rated hotel that offers breathtaking views -- for a price...
Conveniently there is a parking lot next to the breathtaking viewpoint- and a guardrail! Whew, wish there were at least some on Mountain Rim Road...
Looking over the south side of Mt. Province. As you can see, the land is largely untouched. This is actually one of the few places you can catch a glimpse of "Hidden Valley", a completely uninhabited area between Mt. Province and Mt. Monroe, the biggest mountain in the Monroe Mountain Range.
Another look at the Overlook Hotel.
Although we didn't necessarily want to spend a night there, we decided to ask the staff there to look at the view, who were kind enough to lead us to a suite with a giant window. Needless to say, it would be fantastic to come here at night and watch the city light up.
Leaving the hotel, we decide to continue up the road to the summit. Strangely enough, there is no sign or even flag to signal the top of Mt. Province. The road is extremely desolate here between Summit Village and Base Camp Village, our next destination.
The only building we see on the 5 mile trek is this giant incinerator. This building is the Skagate Incinerator, built in 1913 by the town of Skagate. Skagate later changed name to Base Camp Village, due to it being a base camp for trekkers hiking to the summit. In 1793 the first person ever to ascend Mt. Province was James G. Skagate, for whom the town was named after.
The Skagate Incinerator is still operational today, although safety concerns have been raised.
After driving for around 15 minutes (seemed like an eternity when all you see is desolate plain and a dirt road with very little traffic) we finally arrive at Base Camp Village, Population 2,235!
Downtown Base Camp Village on Mountain Rim Rd.
Despite being at the top of the world, literally, Base Camp Village is no utopia. Most people who live here are undereducated and the real estate business here is not great. In fact, the average salary here is only around 32,000MD (or around $16,000).
James Skagate Elementary, the only school within 10 miles from here.
We come up to the only traffic light for about 10 miles- the intersection between Mountain Rim Rd. and the Skagate Hwy. We will turn left onto the Skagate Highway in order to get back to Province.
However, first we check out some of the residential housing in Base Camp Village. We turned right at the light to get to the residential housing.
Another picture of the housing,
And yet another one.
We loop back around to the light again, this time on Mountain Rim Rd.
First, we make a pit-stop though. This is the Skagate Church, the highest church in all of Jiff. By the way, Base Camp Village (at 8,000 feet above sea level) is also the 4th highest community and 2nd highest incorporated community in Jiff.
Looking back at Base Camp Village while we escape via the Skagate Hwy. this road is much more traveled by since it has less steep gradients.
Travelin' through more desolate treeless land. We are finally descending back to Province-level (which is what the locals here call 5,600 feet, or the elevation the CBD of Province).
Hmm...A postal truck.... interesting. The MLPS (Moneyland Postal Service) only started to serve Base Camp Village in 2007.
*It's getting late here, so I'm going to have to cut this off. I've been working on this post an hour at a time today whenever I wasn't playing C:S so I'm ready to take a break*
To be continued tomorrow...
As of September 10,2017 I have decided to scrap Arden County for an unknown amount of period.The reason for it is because I want to try out building European cities.Another reason is my computer has reached it's limits on the city.I know this is very saddening but one day I could revive this project.
1. The 101 - 135 interchange in the city of Avalon Beach
2. The 101 - 246 Interchange at Balboa International Airport
3. The 246 - 135 Interchange in Costa Pacifica
4. The end of the 18 freeway at Balboa Rd.
5. The 101 - 166 Interchange in Balboa
6. The 101 - 18 Interchange in Balboa (this was in a previous entry)
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Ah, eight months.
A lot has happened since that very last update. New interests. New realization. New experiences. There was a moment where I wanted to start over fresh but couldn't because of several commitments, like funding for a trip, finishing up school and contemplating about my future.
Not anymore, I'm starting fresh. Welcome to the underground.
It was definitely not at that time, my あの頃じゃねえ (ano koro janee), when I was thinking that this thing would not happen. I hated all of this before, that side that no one would talk about. Then slowly and steadily, I suddenly feel like I'm going to take off from the things I hated. What I hate is what I like now. It felt that the old had died but the new had been here all along, waiting for me to make my move. And so, my story begins...
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01_IN DREAMS WE TRUSTED
In dreams we trusted. I had thought for it for such a long time, the dream of moving to the big city. I had been stuck at this place in the middle of the country for such a long time that I had forgot what the big city looked like in my childhood. I’m already 23 years old and there’s no employment for me that can be found in this small town. All I can see are farms, farms and more farms. I mean, what kind of future would I have if I stayed here this way? Most of my schoolmates had already abandoned the town and moved to the big city. So, I decided to leave my parents and live away from my own from now. For sure, that was the dream that I trusted. I don't expect being familiar with the city and all, but it was worth the damning try.
I said "ittekimasu" to my parents. My parents are sad and all, but it was for my future. You see, my mom was a hardworking woman running an agar-agar company and a meat packing company. My dad is a businessman in a construction company, but for sure I don't want to work at that place. I am that determined to move to the city and see it for myself. In my mind, I started to imagine how the city would look like. A lot of jobs are on demand, and I for sure can find something that I could make good money with. They all said to follow my dreams. So, I am goind to follow it through even though I may end up falling to hell. I boarded the local train to the prefectural capital so that I can transfer to a bus that would take me to the capital city. Internally, I am screaming "[expletive] it, I am going to the big city". I am on my way.
On the way to the prefectural capital, I saw trees and lots of them. I thought that somewhere outside of this forest of despair will be that city of dreams. I stuck to my dreams because I trust it. In no time, this scene will be over and would have been replaced by a thicket of concrete, or whatever it's called. A sea, an ocean that I may not as well navigate like [expletive], I dont care. I had come to realize to not notice the same-old-same-old things and look for that one opportunity.
After a long while contemplating about a new chapter in my short life, I had arrived at the prefectural capital and boarded a bus bound for the big city. For me, I thought this prefectural city is good enough for me; however, it really is the big city where everyone's at. The companies are all there as well as some people that I may have known from school. I haven't seen them in years. I decided not to enter college and all that [expletive] but it was mostly because I am too lazy to take exams in order to make myself some sort of a company slave.
During the journey I realized how crazily dumb it was for me to not enter college. Of course everyone in the city will be looking for those degrees that they sought with university students. I only have a diploma in high school and a degree specializing on nothin'. if I could have entered the lowest university level that I could find then I could have entered it, but too late now. I'm already at the highway heading to the big city. So far, aside from a few houses, I could only find other cars and lots of green things that I prefer not to discuss anymore.
You never know how [expletive] excited I was to finally reach the big city. Everything was so different from the countryside! There are a lot of concrete, not so much trees, there are more cars than I thought and the amount of people is vexing. I've been at the bus long enough to see the slow gradual change from the inaka to the big city. I couldn't wait for my new adventures in here. What's in store for me I do not know yet. I still have so many big expectations about the big city, but so far, so good.
I have finally reached the end of my bus trip and had arrived in the big city. I could not believe how gigantic these buildings are in real life. There are so many people selling various fruits, vegetables and other things on totally overblown prices... I don't think the money saved for this trip would be enough for even a week here in the city, and I still haven't found any employment as of yet. My landlord had been expecting me for a while now to move into the new apartment near the station for a while now.
Walking through the neighbourhood, it isn't that bad after all. Since it was a holiday today, there weren't that much movement in traffic. I could only see a few cars down the road. The buildings were all pretty good and all and there's a large theatre that I don't know what in the world they playin', probably a thing called damn kabuki. I wasn't that interested in all of that jazz so I didn't learn that much about theatre at school. I was more interested in music back then. i think I'm still interested in it but had forgotten which one was my favourite. Oh shoot, I forgot to get money! Oh well, the bank was accross the street so that I could get that. Just around the corner from here is probably the apartment that I will be staying. Maybe it'll be that tall building behind the theatre...
First, I thought the apartment that I will be staying at was that. From what I could remember, that was the one that was advertised to me. Upon arriving at the building though, they said that it's not really an apartment but more of an office space. [expletive]. Looking accross the street at the park you can see a couple of people doing acrimonious things. I don't even know if they have a home or something. Is this the dream that I really trusted, a life in the city that would eventually end up in ruin? Looming over these people at the park is a memorial for people who had died in the war that happened a long time ago. It had been kept meticulously clean but you can also see the marks where graffitti once occupied the white marble.
The more that I walked through the neighbourhood the more I feel depressed. For sure, this will be my life from now on, seeing people sell and cut beef, "Yankees" wearing the most hip-hop clothes out there in the country. Immigrants trying to sell me local food at a cheaper price but of varying quality. Actually, there's a lot of people here, but they're mostly either tourists looking for latest beauty products or medicine, or locals looking for the lowest priced deal. I don't mind the sheer amount of people, but I would have been [expletive] scared of everyone around. You don't know which one would beat you up or steal money from you. Foreigners said that we as a country is safe but could you really trust them?
Of course you will be really scared. Who the hell are all of these people? めっちゃ人が狭いだよね！ (It's so claustrophobic in here with this much people) in here. Adults, children, teenagers, you never know which one is which, as if it is just a blur mostly. I don't remember any of their faces, the people that I see on the street. I may be just overwhelmed with confusion right now. I tried to walk in a straight line but there are just too many of them along the way. But I think I have reached my apartment tonight.
It's still on a pretty busy portion of the arcade, but at least the roof of the structure shields the noise away from me. It's quite the measly apartment. I got it for cheap but I need to pay a portion of the electricity and water. Below it is a store owned by someone I have yet to meet. They said that he usually sells clothing and only goes to the establishment every two weeks to see what's up with everyone. And so, this is what it's like in the big city. I thought my dream would work out as it should be, only to be crushed by reality. In dreams we trusted, all right.
July 5, 2006.
Stepping out of the Azusa (Super Express), I arrived at the vast expanse of the railway station. The walls were depressingly blood red and the paint on the steel pillars used to hold the structure is peeling off. On a nearby wall was an unsightly spectacle of competing graffiti from rival gangs, none of which am I part of. Wearing a black hoodie with a striped black and white t-shirt, brown pants and a rucksack for an extra shirt, I begin anew to the hustle of this huge city. [expletive] Komaki, my future isn’t there and everyone’s at the city nowadays. Though I don’t fit in with the rest of these city people I could not give a [expletive] about them waiting to get into the red-striped loop line train. I need to get to Takadanoura to meet my landlord.
My landlord's head office on this tall building in the big city. They said that I will be staying at some shambled apartment nearby on a shopping arcade sans the amenities that he has just on his office. Oh well, I guess it's a dog eat dog world out there. But in dreams we trust.
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As a lot of you may have been surprised with this release, let me set things straight out of here. No, this is not an Okaiken update. This is not a continuation on anything but a new story with new characters in a nation that I refuse to name.
This update about Meriah, Karasem which I havent show in ST for 2.5 years (since last update of Karasem V4.7). I was thinking this CJ actually about Cibebek-Kota Baru area only but I have work in meriah which I havent show in a while so I changed it into fully Karasem CJ.
Update 43: Nightfall ~ Evening Stars
Kelan is a District in Meriah Regency located just in south of Border of Meriah. It's bordering with Jatibening City in the east, Meriah in north and Sukamulya District in south. This district with population of 56.234 (2015) include the Airport of Meriah, Kota Meriah International Airport.
location map of Kelan.
Kelan Utara is a subdistrict in Kelan, taken most of northern part of this district
Kelan Utara Interchange of Meriah Outer Ring Road (MORR) south ring.
Kelan Utara consist mainly the middle class suburban area as well as several undeveloped land and even agricultural areas.
Jl H. Solihin (road from west to east) in Kelan Utara.
There are several industrial area in Kelan Utara. mostly minor one.
Industrial area in Kelan Utara.
Jl H. Solihin in Kelan Utara (again)
Sarang Alang, another subdistrict in Kelan. Located just in west of Kelan Utara.
Suburban area in Sarang Alang featuring Jl Sarang Alang.
Jl Sarang Alang actually used to be Airport main access road toward Kota Meriah International Airport before the main expressway access done back in 1983.
Jl Sarang Alang Ramp of Meriah Outer Ring Road (MORR) bound for Airport Main Enterance-Curug
Jl Raya Curug, a major road through Kelan that connecting Jatibening and Curug is one of arterial road of this district as it connect Kelan with Jatibening and Western part of Meriah.
Jl Raya Curug in Sarang Alang.
another picture of Jl Raya Curug in Sarang Alang
With its location just neighboring airport, Buildings in Kelan Utara (Kelan in general) have height restriction.
Jl Raya Curug in Kelan Utara featuring airport gate.
In fact, Kelan Utara Interchange directly located in the north of airport eastern runway. The area in the south of interchange is known for the plane spotters to take nice view of Plane landing
area in the south of Kelan Utara IC
MORR (Meriah Outer Ring Road) is an expressway looping Kota Meriah area. the first phase of southern part which include Kelan-Cipelak built on 1992-1997. In Kelan, this expressway served by 1 interchange (Kelan Utara IC) and 1 junction toward Kelan-Sukasari Feeder Expressway
MORR in Kelan Utara bordering with Kota Meriah International Airport (KMIA) Hangars.
Meriah Outer Ring Road in the east of Kelan Utara IC
Kelan Junction, Kelan-Sukasari Expressway termites with MORR.
MORR in the east of Kelan Junction
The construction of the expressway/highway back in 90s leaving several minor roads that crossed the highway disconnected, leaving the dilemma of major highway project in the dense area like southern Meriah. Although, most of newer highway project in Karasem overcome the situation by building the streets in the side of highway to avoid disconnecting the minor roads by divert them to the nearest crossing.
one of the example of disconnected road by the highway. (image rotated 90 degree)
Meriah government did plan to build the light rail in pararel with the expressway since 2015 in order to fulfill the commuter around the city needs although this plan seems to be shelved for now as the city government focused on expanding Meriah Mass Rapid Transit System (M2RT) which seems more successful to bring more people around city to use public transit.
Closer look in Meriah Outer Ring Road (image rotated 90 degree). the government considered to build the light rail parallel with this highway.
As for the public transit, Kelan at this point dont have any access toward any mass transit, just several routes of city buses and paratransit toward Jatibening or Pemogan. In future, M2RT plan to expand a mass transit system which is a metro toward airport through Kelan.
Jl Raya Curug intersect with Jl Raya Kelan which is the main corridor road in Kelan.
Kelan-Sukasari Expressway is a feeder expressway toward the western coast of Meriah Regency which going through Kelan. although this expressway criticized for having low demand, it built in 2004 toward Kelan Utama IC where it termites at this moment in order to relieve the overcapacity Kelan Utara IC.
Jl Raya Curug Crossed Kelan Sukasari Expressway.
overview of Kelan Utara
overview of Kelan Utara featuring part of airport
Evening shot of Kelan Utara
Jl Raya Curug intersect Jl Raya Kelan at Night
During night this area can be seen from every single flight toward Meriah International Airport clearly as it located directly next toward the airport.
Suburb of Kelan Utara at night 1
Another picture of Kelan Utara Suburban at night
Aside from the commuting residents, MORR also congested with the people rushing toward their evening flight in KMIA
Night Shot of MORR
Night Shot of Kelan Utara IC
Thats all for today "repost", thanks for viewing!
Well, things are still progressing in my region. Total population is sitting at 625,000 sims. The capital has 280,000 sims and growing very nicely. I even have a freight train station hauling close to 500 in freight from one of my industrial areas.(rare for me) Starting work on Epiphany the last of the Large maps in this region. Theres still plenty to work on and when i can show better pics i will.
Oh and maaaan those KOSC parking lots are the bomb.....now we can make completely original lots. Just love it.(I go nuts on parking for realism and have mastered the KOSC set)
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Welcome to Suryamadi, a 5,200 people city built in silent region called Hydramile and currently led by Mayor Fraunzy. Before colonized by Mycamile, the city is empty. There is no people living there. However, since Mycamile built first airport in the city, the city became filled by people slowly.
First, the airport was a landing strip. Then, as the capacity become exhausted, Mycamile upgrades the airport into a municipal airport. After built, several changes were made, including underground parking, bus station, small cargo center, refueling station, additional hangar, airport police, and recently more airport police to secure the city from airport-related crimes.
On the right of the airport, there is Statue of Proclamation, which built by the current mayor to remember the proclamation process and the proclamator, Chief ZDN.
Currently, the city doesn't have any immigration office. For now, the immigrant or emigrant needs to manage the request in the city hall. Speaking city hall, it's small (technically stage 1) and in the opposite of it, there is Statue of Mayor. The upper shows current mayor, while the bottom shows the former mayor. Some parts of former mayor statues were keep in city museums.
In the first era of the city dev, the city only had a small amount of commercials and farms. The farm was used extensively until now because of education and commercial and industrial boom. On the upper side of farm area, there are industrials, open metal processing, truck workshops, and warehouses. And on the right side of the farm area, there is a solar power plant with additional storage. Also, a recycling center located on the left of the plant. Many farmers migrated to vertical farms to sustain their jobs.
Speaking garbage processing, there are 2 recycling plants: basic recycling plant and advanced recycling plant with power generator. As I said before, the BRP is on the left side of the power plant while the ARP is in opposite of the military zone.
As a new country, the diplomacy is in the risk. So, to prevent this, a military zone has been built. The military vehicles including advanced electric tanks, electric military helicopter, electric propeller fighters, and 'modern' electric fighters.
To provide radio, TV, and internet access, the goverment and Surya Group (a non-state owned company) was built 3 facility: radio station, internet center, and TV station. The communication towers will be built as soon as the city goes big. The city was connected by the internet with optical fiber cables. Not only broadcast digital TV and radio, they are also broadcast the series in the internet via services like proprietary TV/radio app and YouTube.
Education has been the focus of the gov since the day 1. Many education services placed in the strategic location such as the roadside of Main Rd and Central Ave. Even better, a high school has been placed in the right side of the airport.
The result of the education process is growing commercials and high-tech industrials as seen in the image above. Many investors and SOHO businessmen has been built the store and office in the roadside of Main Rd. This is also the product of low commercial and industrial (except dirty one which taxed 12%) taxes.
In order to sustain people lives, a small amount of clinics and hospitals has been built. The cemetery also has been built. This cooperation makes the city more healthy and more realistic.
As long as the city grow, the wealthies then made their house here. This is also the product of good education and good health services.
If you looking the communication infrastructure image, you can see the no jobs zot. This is the result of Suryaworks (member of Surya Group) corruption. The execs corrupted the local officials, resulting halt of jobs growth. This case has been handled by the Supreme Court. The building is in Central Ave right in the between a private school and a commercial building.
This is Lolli Forest. The forest is shaped like a square. The forest is medium-sized. This is for preserving the floras and faunas, including rare ones.
This is developing CBD. This is called Dzaky District since located in Dzaky Ave. As you can see, there is an industrial area too.
Bonus: When Fraunzy wins the election, the cars made the rightside of Central Ave jammed (above). Again, when Mayor Fraunzy officially inaugurated, the traffics made the some jam again (below).
Community grid-connected PV power plant. Go green, folks!
See you in the next chapter! Thank you.
Here you have a small town that is close to Torre Canne and San Foca. This village is called San Donato.
With this warm climate you get to 42 degrees centigrade there are beautiful beaches with a crystal clear sea.
The Church of San Donato of Arezzo
The San Donato railway station
This village is crossed by the highway A34. You can see the railway network and the high speed.
A small industrial area and the beach.
A34 highway with A35.
Campaign and highway junction
To conclude a beautiful olive cultivation
Torre Canne Marina
@GoKingsGo:Torre Canne is a very coveted tourist destination.
@JP Schriefer:Thank you very much
@Toby Ferrian:I was experimenting with the effects to find the right effect. In effects in some photos the effects are exaggerated.
@schokoladeneis 1:I was experimenting with the effects on the pictures
@BLANKBLANK:I was experimenting with the effects. Anyway thanks for the comment.
@kschmidt:Thanks for the comment. Even if you do not see in the shots there is a tunnel that connects the industrial area with the city
@Takingyouther:Thanks for the comment.
Hello everyone, welcome back to Spring City.
The past year has treated the city (mostly) well. The city's population has grown, and the commercial side of town has grown even more. One new, large, building has been built in downtown, it is the corporate offices of Simdustries, the main industrial employer of town.
But before we get to that...
Here is highway 10 which leads right into town. Traffic on it is pretty terrible, but town planners cannot do too much to improve it. The infrastructure require to improve the highway would be far too costly. However, some plans are being discussed among the city council about building a secondary, bypass, route south of town.
With that in mind, a new road is being built going north.
The road is planned to go north past the rail lines. This side of town is expected to be the fastest growing side of town, and so infrastructure is being prepared in advance.
Here we can see the rail line getting a temporary bypass so that the line can continue to be used during construction.
Here is the finished overpass. The city is attempting to future proof itself when it comes to planned expansion. However, only so much can be done due to monetary limitations and the population rather the money be spent on existing areas than new.
Now, onto downtown. Some of the older buildings have begun to fall apart, water damage, poor upkeep, and poor construction is causing these two buildings on the corner of the road to be demolished and a new building put up.
Here's the new corporate offices of Simdustries.
Parking space is taking up too much space in town, too. So a small parking garage has been built to accompany the new tower.
So, now we have covered some changes made from the north west side of town, downtown, and now onto the east side of town.
The main industrial base of town is based in the east. Some years ago they faced some extreme hardships with the local economy having a large recession. To keep them in business and from leaving town the city went to them to make a deal. One of the major complaints of the industrial companies was extreme difficulty to exporting goods produced. The road network was not accommodating to the mass of trucks, and the single rail station (pictured below) could not handle the volume.
So, the city has decided to make a huge new station, tripling the capacity.
Now some more minor changes. Along the river a small expansion is being built.
And a new park with the expansion.
And a new school.
Well, that concludes update three! Lots of changes made to town, planning for future expansions, new infrastructure, and a new building in downtown,
Thanks for reading,
Here is part 3 of Riverview covering the farms, some small businesses, and some nature for your viewing pleasure.
The Golf Course which once was a farm and belonged to Farmer Dan, who sold up and ...
moved here with his family and his horses. Retirement suits him just fine!
Just down the road are his daughter and her husband, who own the stables in town.
One of the dairy farms
Here is the small shopping area plus in the back is the distribution centre for the farmers. The farmers market is just in front of the strip mall. You can also see some industry.
Some businesses that service the farmers - Bank, Post Office, Corner Gas, a church
The big supermarket
Barby's Honey Farm. Note the Stall where she sells honey and flowers - all organic of course.
A bit of housing near the farms
A small overview
The lake with the trail around it
The creek that feeds the lake (don't know how to do a mosaic yet)
1. Fieldsborough once had fields. Not any more. The city planners have taken Mayor Brownstone's demands very seriously : as little grid as possible !
4. Although there are still pockets of griddy resistance here and there.
5. Not wanting to be outdone, Aldergrove (where the groves of alders have long since disappeared) also tried its best to comply :
6. Although building diagonally still escapes the vast majority of contractors.
6. There too, as you can see above, a few farms hang on. But it's a losing battle,
7. The MacKinnon flower farm. (Imagine living there in the spring and summer, perfumes wafting on the breeze... and the deafening buzz of buzzy bees.)
10. Last but not least, the further away from Mont-Valin and Middletown, Elmsborough has seen its growth shaped by the railway that goes through it, forcing the planners to give up a little on their ungridding fervor.
11. But they still made a valiant effort.
13.However commerce and some mansions owners still like a good, simple grid...
14. The school and one of the town's clinics :
14. There is one medium shopping center, at the edge of town...
15. ... but the Ste Ermenegilde church hasn't ceded an inch of its propriety -- the cemetery has been relocated, though, and the space converted to the town plaza.
16 Many ancient farmhouses have been converted :
17.The last big farm, half of what it was in its glory days, before the railway came :
After such a long time, maybe it is a bit nonsense, right?
The meeting had gone quite well, better than expected. It was already a bit late, and those who had flown from out of Barnanova were already checking their phones and checking in their flights. I was one of those, who tried to do this while giving farewell to the barnanovese business partners.
Doing business in Barnanova, and especially with barnanovese officials, is quite an experience. All business meeting etiquettes tend to highlight the same points in regards to Barnanova, and they tend not to be wrong. Handshakes between men are almost comparable to getting your hand stuck with the car door: a painful experience. Barnanovese are used to hardcore handshakes, which can cause them some trouble when dealing with Asian partners. Businesswomen are spared this pain, and most handshakes are milder.
We wrapped out our meeting and left the very official-looking building in the historic quarter, and made my way to the Metro entrance. A huge national flag flew in the middle of the circle. Time to head to the airport. Just a couple of stations down to the city's central station, which still keeps its original name, North Station.
The underground interchange at North Station was complex and rather confusing, even for locals. Barnanova has pushed since several years the so-called Plan BNN, a hugely ambitious plan to improve the air links of the nation with the world. And the first step, was improving the signage downtown, in order to effortlessly guide the business traveler back to the airport. The yellow BNNExpress train can be invariably found at platform 14. It is painted in yellow colors and of course, sponsored by barnanovair. I was flying with these airlines today.
The BNNExpress train breezes through the modern CBD, only stopping at the "Centre de Negocis" station before the airport. A dozen passengers hop in the train, most of them businesspeople and some, having already removed their ties and jackets off. The train starts again and rapidly accelerates running through the city. We arrive just 20 minutes later to the Barnanova-Mediterranean International Airport.
The Plan BNN revamped in 10 years this airport from a mid-range international airport to an air hub, competing directly with the large European airports. The success was so large that the airport is already struggling to cope with the increased demand barnanovair brought to the airport. The lack of taxiways forces air traffic control to plan ahead all flight movements to the second, making the airport work like a huge clockwork. Another expansion is already on the planning phase.
The advertisements at the station are statements of barnanovair's vision of the air industry.
The departures/arrivals screens at the station lobby informed me that my flight was departing from the north terminal. There was still no gate information though. Pushed my carry-on luggage down to the north terminal departures lobby and headed to one of the automatic check-in machines. Only a couple minutes later I received my boarding pass and an SMS with a link where I could download my mobile-friendly pass as well.
The new barnanovair boarding pass design looks gorgeous in these vibrant colors! The airline has gone the extra mile taking care of these kind of details, and the high quality printing on the automatic check-in counters is a good proof of that. The mobile pass looks more basic, as per compatibility.
The security check was painful as always, a bad experience one has to go through in any airport in the world. Once cleared, I found myself breezing through the duty-free shop, looking for gate N21. The activity was intense in both in the terminal building and outside. I stopped by for a second to see an Airbus 330-300 aircraft, the backbone of barnanovair's medium-range fleet, being loaded for its departure to London-Gatwick. This particular airliner is christened as Alessandro Volta. All planes in the fleet are christened after famous inventors and scientists.
Not too far from there, the Queen of the Skies reclaimed my attention while resting on gate N12. She had just been polished and shone under the sun, looking majestic. barnanovair placed an order for 15 Boeing 747-8I in 2011, and the first orders have been flowing in since 2015. The 747 covers these intercontinental high-demand routes between Barnanova and other world capitals, and helped the airline to reach all five continents, placing it among the big names in the airline industry. This particular plane was christened after Marie Sklodowska Curie; all 747s are christened with women scientist names. Her departure to Tokyo-Haneda was expected in half an hour.
Near the gate, some more advertisements. Some of them help clear out what is the mission of the airline for the years to come:
I relaxed on my seat until boarding time. The Barcelona route is the busiest for this airport. barnanovair offers up to 28 flights between both cities per day, even with its own name, the Viceroy Shuttle. The route is always operated with Airbus 320 aircraft, with 28 business class seats. I wasn't traveling business today, small companies can't afford that anymore.
The boarding was fast. In contrast with low-cost airlines, barnanovair makes customers board in four batches in this case: rows from 1-7 (business), board first. Rows 25-32 board after that, later rows 13-24 and finally rows 8-12. People tend to find this confusing at the beginning, but speeds up the boarding procedure, essential to make the Viceroy Shuttle work properly.
Once on my 21C seat, I sat back on the confortable seat and leafed the in-flight magazine, Panorama. Found myself discovering the route map, a staple in any in-flight magazine. barnanovair's had drammatically expanded in recent years. Barcelona and Rome are marked in blue, meaning shuttle destinations with many routes per day. The yellow destinations are seasonal, most of them only served during the summer months (Dubrovnik, Santorini, Larnaca...), some during the winter months (Lulea, Trondheim...).
It is however the world map the one that had gone through the most changes recently:
With the new B747-8I fleet, destinations such as Denpasar (Bali), Buenos Aires, Cape Town and Chengdu could be introduced this year. Barnanova-Mediterranean airport is increasingly becoming an intercontinental hub, efficiently connecting long-haul destinations with European regional destinations.
The read distracted me from the emergency procedures demonstrations, and felt already the pushback. In no time we would be departing already.
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First day is off to a great start! It took a long time, but after about 4 hours of work I got all the streets down (thanks to google maps and its measuring tool), and I managed to detail a whole one lot(s). Not too much work done yet, but I am looking forward to continuing this project.
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Sadly I have no pics as there's some format issue but its really coming along well. The funniest thing is is that the making money tutorial map is my best work yet in my own opinion. I love taking any region or map and seeing the possibilities that lie in the infastructure and designing of each city and the surrounding suburbs down to industrial. Everything needs to mesh and thats the eternal joy of SimCity for me in a nut shell. Timbuktu has a fully operational transit system as well. Made sure to have plenty of rail. Folks can fly if theyre in a hurry. My sims have no limmits to what the can do just as i have no limmits as the creator.
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Hey all! Long time lurker here, with my first city journal.
My city is based heavily on the cities I grew up in, Palo Alto and San Francisco (as well as Northern California in general), and inspired by the geography of Hong Kong, as well as the density of New York City. It is named Palo Alto (not to be confused with the actual Palo Alto!) and is envisioned as being north of San Francisco, yet still maintaining SF's Mediterranean climate and geography.
Street names and some history have been borrowed heavily from Palo Alto, as well as local cities Atherton and Menlo Park, as an homage to the area I grew up in.
In this alternate reality, the gold rush heavily affected the Palo Alto Bay region, catapulting Palo Alto into the world’s economy as a heavy financial and tech sector, leaving San Francisco as a regional economy with strong tourism (think Austin, New Orleans, San Diego, etc).
I’ve envisioned most of the institutions that define the San Francisco Bay Area (both current and those that have relocated) as originating in Palo Alto instead, as well as some notable companies from the Pacific Northwest.
The Palo Alto economy is defined by many financial, tech, and Fortune 500 companies, including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Google, Chevron, Gap, Apple, Facebook, McKesson, Hewlett Packard, Safeway, Visa, Oracle, Salesforce, Clorox, Charles Schwab, Starbucks, Nike, Nordstrom, Levi’s, Union Bank, Electronic Arts (!), Intel, Adobe, the Hearst Corporation, and PG&E, as well as being the national hub of venture capital, and hosting the (still intact in this world) Pacific Coast Stock Exchange, in addition to the Federal Reserve Bank for District 12. This diversity and strength of industry has allowed Palo Alto to become a Global Alpha city, and a major population and commercial hub of the United States of America.
I’m still learning to play the game, so this is just as much about my experiments with creating a city as it is with perfectly polished regions.
My focus is going to be on neighborhoods, developing infill over time, and transportation routes (particularly subways and buses). My goal is to create a city (primarily wall-to-wall) that feels like it grew naturally rather than disjointed, and each post will feature a different area, project, or transportation system.
Anyway, I hope you all enjoy!
De L'Ouest, or the western Penninsula, is a largely agrarian part of the Baie. Involved heavily in coffee production, one of the centers of life (albeit not the largest city in the region), is Côte d'Arbica. Just shy of 100,000 people, the "city" is actually made up of three distinct communes. The oldest commune is the northern-most one, known to locals as Coffee Town.
Little of the old sleepy beach town still exists, having been supplanted by high rises, whose construction is mostly fueled by Des Capitales citizens looking for beach-front property at lower prices. But while the old beach town is long gone, the inland coffee processing district still exists, just beyond the highway.
Newer homes dot the nearby hillside, overlooking this historic, if dirty, district, and the major western highway cuts in front of the district, separating it from the night scene in Coffee Town.
Speaking of night scenes, there is no better time to see the Southern coastal commune of Nouvelle Nice, than at night.
The beachfront comes alive with the Night Market, and local roasters light bonfires to roast their beans in the traditional fashion for tourists.
Most of the population lives in the final commune, La Ville Université.
Surrounding Université de l'Ouest, the first land-grant University in the Baie, the commune is predominantly wealthy, and supported by coffee growers, and the agriculture and science programs at the beloved University.
Students live mostly west of the University, in a dense low-rise neighborhood.
The whole region benefits from a rather forward thinking transit system, with subway access despite the smaller population.
Well, it's certainly been a while since I've posted here, why not spice things up again? Much has changed since the last time I posted, I have completely moved over to Cities Skylines and remade all my previous cities in cities skylines using the original SC4 maps.
Anywhoo, no more chatter, let's get to the pics!
Outside Blois Stadium, the main stadium for Blois' bid for the Alliance's Summer Games, showing the flags of New Duveland's provinces and territories in alphabetical order starting (left to right) with the national flag, the territory of Avaiki, Laperouse, New Caledonia, New Herault, New Munster, New Ulster, the New Duveland Capital Territory, Norfolk, Tasman, and finally, the national flag of New Duveland once more.
Apartment living in Blois is becoming incredibly more popular, as it offers a luxurious lifestyle close to the heart of the city, while maintaining peace and quiet.
Even though Blois is home to just under 400,000 people, the city's metropolitan train network is one of the most efficient in the country. Here we see commuters at Pontlevoy Station heading towards downtown during the morning rush.
Another view of Blois Stadium, showing the lush sub-tropical vegetation that is featured in every park around the city. With a seat from here, you would get an impressive view of the city skyline!
The city from above, laid out on a warped grid system, driving through Blois can be a breeze. Wide tree-lined boulevards offer an efficient way to get through town, or you could take the Devereaux Freeway, which travels along the edge of the city.
The city skyline from Île de Waipapa (Waipapa Island), one of the most popular getaway spots for exclusive holidays, and is also home to a large collection of early French colonial housing, as well as several large open-air events. It's just a shot ferry ride from the heart of the city.
Nothing says national or provincial pride like having your flag everywhere! Just in case you forgot that you were in New Hérault, New Duveland.
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