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Alarconia, my Camera & Me

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TekindusT

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naftixe: Thanks for your comment! BTW, keep the great work with your San Francisco recreation!

k50dude: Thank you too! This next entry is inspired in your questions...

Sambucy85: Thanks for your comment! I tried to tell something a little bit different in the previous update, but don't get used to it!

Meshari: Thank you for your comment, once again!

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It was a nice Fall Sunday morning. There was no Formula 1 race this weekend, so I decided to do something different. I went out of my apartment, took my photo camera and got into my taxicab with some of my favourite songs and I went round the country, making photos to some of the buildings I see everyday...

I began my special trip in the northeastern part of the island, in the Universitat Politècnica de l'Atlàntic (Atlantic Technological University) campus. The first pic was for the Industrial Engineering Technical School.

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Download link: http://www.toutsimcities.com/downloads.php?view=1008

Seen in Trip 9

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Some meters far from there, I didn't hestitate on snapping the Aeronautical Engineering Technical School.

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Download link: Maxis official landmark, in http://simcity.ea.com (scroll down until finding the SC4 division).

Seen in Trip 9.

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Now, I took my taxi and went north along Avinguda d'Americana (Americana Avenue), and stopped besides Calatrava Tower, one of the three structures designed by Santiago Calatrava in Alarconia.

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Download link: http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/details.cfm?id=2590

Seen in Trip -.

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I had to go straight on Americana Avenue and entered in Americana's municipality, crossing all the city until arriving to the downtown. The first structure I wanted to capture was the Safeco Field, seemed it was game day:

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Download link unavailable.

Seen in Trip 19.

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I kept straight on the avenue. Half a kilometer to the west, stands the HSBC Arena, inside West Americana.

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Download Link: http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/details.cfm?id=3368

Seen in Trip 5.

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I left Americana and entered in Ciutat de la Fortuna (Lucky City), the so-called "Little Vegas". The two biggest hotels and casinos in Alarconia were waiting for me. First of all, The Mirage, placed in the east part of the city:

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Download link: http://www.sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=1167

Seen in Trip 19.

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And then, after driving some dozens of meters, the SGM Grand Hotel, Casino, Marina & Beach Resort.

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Download link unavailable. Search for "nealos101" in the LEX and download both files.

Seen in Trip 19.

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I kept along Atlantic Avenue and passed the small Alarconiatown without taking any pictures, until I arrived to Pont de la Unió (Union Bridge).

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Download link: http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=858

Seen in Trip 10.

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When I was done, I went back to the Expansion District. The Alarconia American College, former Alarconian School of Engineering was awaiting me.

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Download link: http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/details.cfm?id=20785

Seen in Trip 2.

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I took Avinguda de l'Eixample (Extension Avenue) until the crossing with Atlantic Avenue again. Then, I headed to the city's geographical center, a zone that has suffered a radical change during the last years; formerly industrial, now full of activity. I could see the Gray Building from lots of meters far.

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Download link: http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/details.cfm?id=22555

Seen in Trip -

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I kept straight on along Carrer de Fukitol (Fukitol Street), and then took Ronda del Turonet (Hill Beltway) to arrive under Tokyo Building.

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Download link: http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/details.cfm?id=19303

Seen in Trip 25.

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Now, through the Tunnel Industrial Park, I headed to Districte dels Madrilenys (Madrid People's District), this tour would be pointless without taking a photograph of Madrid Building.

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Download link: http://descargas.capitalsim.net/index.php?sitio=csc&descarga=498

Seen in Trip 1

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I crossed the Autopista (The Motorway) and headed to the Alarconia World Financial Center, easily visible from everywhere in the nation. The tallest building, the most well-known and the most controverted when its construction.

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Download link: http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/details.cfm?id=17853

Seen in Trip 5, 25...

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Now I headed to the city center, the zone besides the Old Quarter and Commerce District (the actual CBD). I had to stop in front of the Central Railway Station to take a pic of Station Tower.

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Download link: http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/details.cfm?id=17524

Seen in many trips, for example, trip 2.

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I headed now to the CBD's core, running parallel to the AlarcoTram tracks. Among all the wonderful CBD skyscrapers, the best pic was the one which depicted the HSBC building.

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Download link: http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/details.cfm?id=17423

Seen in Trip 4 and some more.

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I was quickly done with the CBD. The light conditions weren't very good with all those towering skyscrapers making strange shadows in my camera, so I took the car again and I went off the CBD, going to the southern part of the city. First stop: Staples Center; the largest sports arena in Alarconia.

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Download link: www.davidluart.com/download/DMscopio_StaplesCenter.zip

Seen in Trip 15.

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250 meters eastbounds, in the middle of Ricatxons District, stands the Ricatxons Velodrome, an old structure that represents Alarconia's rising during the second half of 20th century.

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Download link: http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/details.cfm?id=3149

Seen in Trip 18.

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Finally, I left Ciutat d'Alarcònia (Alarconia City) and entered in Costa Verda (Green Coast) municipality. There were a couple of landmarks I was interested in.

The first one is CostaverdaCommercialPark, popularly known as CoCommercial Park, the biggest shopping mall in Alarconia, the heart of an entire leisure zone in southern Illa de Nova Catalunya (New Catalonia Island).

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Download link: http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/details.cfm?id=16988

Seen in Trip 22.

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Again in Atlantic Avenue, 200 meters westbounds, stands the Olympic Hotel, one of the three structures designed by Santiago Calatrava in Alarconia. This is the most expensive and luxurious hotel in the nation.

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Seen in Trip 14.

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Now I was going to the last place. I had to cross all La Florida municipality and the PetroAlarconia complex, till I reached Port Alarconia. Then, I entered in the road that takes to the ferry terminal and the control tower. This was the last building.

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Download link: http://www.sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=355

Seen in Trip 12.

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I parked my taxi cab in the sidewalk and I got off. I breathed deeply, filling my lungs with the sea air, while watching how a oil tanker was refilling its tanks nearby. Then, I checked my pics.

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Thanks for all of those links! I wish more CJ's would have that  hopefully this will inspire others it sure did to me. Which reminds me I got to get back to work on my city  

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Another Great update! I really liked how you linked in-game photos with real life ones, it really gives your city a lot more character, since we're seeing all the buildings in Alarconia from different angles. Now I wonder how it would be like to live there

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