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Stafford & Clovington

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Borussia is back! I had just enough extra time this week to do this update. So, unless you want to hear more blabbering, let the tour of Borussia continue!

Today we're back on the east coast of the isle, passing by trees, farms and a rocky beach. The water is a lil cool for swimming today.


Following the highway we encounter buildings...


...and a city, too.


This is Stafford. Once the capital of the isle, it now is a tourist spot that still retains many of its old timber-framed buildings. Very few new buildings have been built in the old city due to it being a historical site, and as a result the population hasn't grown much in the last 100 years.

Stafford, just like any Borussian town, has its own soccer club, Stafford FC. The playing complex is nearly 120 years old, but hasn't been expanded due to the strict building codes put in place by the fact that the town is a historical site. The club as a result has a smaller fanbase than most big teams, but has been able to sneak into the upper divisions every couple of years.


Just across the street from Stafford Park is the King's Inn and the King's Theatre. The luxurious hotel offers great views of the area, while the theatre plays the best broadway shows Borussia has to offer.


Past the historic timber-frames lies the old castle of the kings that ruled the isle, Stafford Castle. There may no longer be a king, but the Royal Gardens still remain inside the walls.


Now that we've seen all of the good tourist spots we begin to meander out of the old city and towards the newer part of town.


Down the road we reach the old stone bridge. Turning right, we head down to the new town, which isn't really that new, but is slightly newer you get the point.



New Stafford holds more people than the old city, but expansion is still held back by the status of historical site.



But the new towm has a marina, which is a popular destination for townsfolk during the summer.


Now we backtrack back to the King's Inn to take a well deserved break, and for some food. But before we leave some more views of Stafford




And a night shot


After our stay at the hotel we cross the bridge again and follow the road to our next stop, Clovington.


Clovington is connected to the rails, unlike Stafford. Many citizens take the train south to the metropolitan areas.


Or they stay and spend their spare change at the Clovington Casino & Hotel.


South of the casino lies the small downtown area. It may not be much, but it fills the few needs that the locals have.



By the downtown lies the highway that crosses over the strait separating the town. Fort Clovington looks over the straits from its spot on the hill.



The east side doesn't have much, but does have a small train station. The neighborhood is mainly just another sight to see along the highway when travelling to the cities.


Back across the bridge we drive on up the hill to see Fort Clovington. Built in the early 1800s to warn locals of invaders, the fort and surrounding buildings now play the role of tourist spot. Some say the fort is haunted as many photographs of the fort show it floating with no ground beneath and an oddly colored flag in the center.


We head on down the hill as today's journey comes to a close.


As we leave we pass by farms and some lower income homes.


View of the west side:


The fort, along with the surrounding countryside.


And the area in whole


Next time in Borussia we'll make our way to the metropolitan area of Bannockburn, located on mainland Borussia.

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Your work is great, you fit those american and euro BATs together... Yet I have a tip for you - for extra realism you could limit the growth of tall buildings, since in small towns you wouldn't find any of these... :) Even at bid towns and small cities it's hard to see anything above 6 stories.
Well, great work, again, and have an awesome week!
Guy :thumb:

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@grstudios thanks, ill admit there's a couple of buildings that are too tall for my towns but i usually have a reason for most taller buildings being in the towns

@Hanzani thanks, glad you enjoyed the update!

@fighterfungus if only i had photoshop and knew how to use it i could

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