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The West Banks & Walden

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Welcome back to Borussia!

Continuing our trek, we leave Green Cape and make our way to a T intersection

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Down the road we drive by the West Banks Motel, a place too prestigious for us tourists. (Lulz)

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and past the motel we reach the main street of West Banks. Any souvenir you need can be found in the small shops.

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Its a big town, compared to Green Cape. Other than that its pretty small.

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There's a football pitch in West Banks, just like most places in Borussia. Football/Soccer is the most popular sport, followed by baseball. A couple of famous professionals began their careers practicing on this local pitch when they were children.

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The town also once supplied all of the locals with farm equipment made right here in the middle of town until the company went broke 30 years ago. Tractors and combines were shipped down the rails to small communities all over the area back in the day. Now the building is the only remaining sign of the small town's former industrial glory.

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Travelling back on the main highway we see the local geothermal plant and a dock nestled next to the coast and trees.

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The driver then takes us to the tourist lookout points south of town. Cabins are located just off the road for those that want to get away from their neighbors in town. The lookouts give a great view of the ocean and the ferryboats leaving and entering the docks.

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After snapping some pics from the lookout, we backtrack our way to the T intersection and take the highway out to our next stop. A final look at West Banks

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The highway meanders through the forests and farmland...

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...and takes us to the town of Walden, just under 5 miles from West Banks.

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Walden still has its timber framed buildings around the center of town. Some are nearly 450 years old! Many of the shopkeepers in them will be happy to tell you about the history of the buildings and the town itself. The town hall in the center square also has a small historical museum inside, along with a cafe. Also near the square are the old water tower and the old windmill. Both have been replaced with modern utilities but still stand for tourists to see.

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But if history isn't your thing you're more than welcome to relax with an ice cream at the local Dairy Queen.

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South of the tracks lies most of the houses of the townsfolk.

"I don't find these exciting..."

Nothing exciting, but without houses where would the citizens live?

"Good Point"

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And now the whole town and the surrounding farms.

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Next time we'll learn a bit more about Walden, then we'll ride the train to our next stop.



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Long and fulfilling post you have there! Great job. :thumb:
Liked the town hall at West Banks - where did you get that?
Good day,
Guy

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@grstudios glad you enjoyed the update. I don't have a town hall in west banks though, but if you're referring to the old farm equipment store in the center of town you can find it here
[url="http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/20481-itc-tdp-international-harvester-co/"]http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/20481-itc-tdp-international-harvester-co/[/url]

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You have a nice little old town here - I would maybe add some tables, kiosks, planters, etc to the town square to make it more alive.

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@SimCoug thanks for the advice. Do you know of any good prop packs or ploppables that would help do that? If you do that'd be great.

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