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16.1- City Overview
Welcome to Astoria: the city of canals! Astoria is located about 40 miles east from Auburn. Astoria is roughly modeled after Amsterdam beacuse of its canal system. In a recent census, 64,000 residents live in Astoria. Tens of thousdands of visitors make their way to Astoria via train or by car. Its a popular destination for many Victorians(citizens of the country of Victoria). The city is divided into different parts or wards, escpecially in the city center. Lets take a tour of this wonderful city!
Downtown is located right in the middle of the canal system. The majority of residents work in the downtown ward. Sadly, after 5PM, downtown is not known for its nightlife. Nightclubs, bars, and eateries are found in other wards surrounding the downtown area. Nevertheless, in the daytime, its quite breathtaking.
Just a closeup of the downtown skyline.
The Marina District is more of a commecial shopping district. Many shops line the tree-lined streets. Its a nice place for a peaceful Sunday afternoon.
Denny's is alwasy crowded between 11PM and 2AM. Why? there are lots of hungry kids that make there way to Denny's on the corner of Fig Street and Walnut Street. An average bill for four hungry teens is around $37.65 @ 1AM. Its a popular destination for youth at night and the rest of the population during the day.
The city operates a large tram system. A place is needed to house the many trams that run on city streets during the day. The park accross the street is know as Trolley Park.
The Waterfront is a popular destination for tourists and residents. Often people ride bikes, walk their dogs or sit on a bench and view the sunset. Shoppers browse the shops lining Harbor Drive. Its a very nice place in the evening.
South Marina is home to serveral law firms. Its also known as the Justice District.
16.7-Astoria City College
ACC is home to more than 12,000 students. The college is located on its own ward thus having its own name, the College Ward. The ATS or Astoria Tranist System serves the college. Between the hours of 9AM-3PM,the college ward is very packed with tons of students.
Just a closeup of the heart and soul of the campus.
16.9- Professor housing
Professors have their own housing. The college built a small number of 3 bedroom houses. Students are not allowed to visit the professors in their homes but nonetheless, the teachers of ACC have a very easy commute.
Chinatown is home to a large number of Asian immigrants. Around 4500 Chinese live in this ward. During the day the streets are filled with people spending the day in Chinatown. After dark, Chinatown is run but the notorious Triad gang. They are heavily involved in the distribution of illegal fish to the many chinese restaurants. The city has tried to crack down on the Traids but to no avail.
16.11-Mao Zedong Park
Zedong Park is the main park in Chinatown. The park provides a small getaway from the urban lifestyle that many chinatown residents have.
The waterfront is named after Chiang Kai-Shek. its also another popular destination for many residents. it also provides a small escape from the urban setting.
The Great Temple serves the religious neess of the community. Around 2300 people can fit inside the building. Xi Shopping district lies behind the Great Temple.
16.13- Gaumont Mall
The Gaumont Mall is the largest shopping mall in the country of Victoria. over 580 stores are located inside.
16.14- Gaumont Mall traffic problems
Traffic near the mall can be quite problematic escpecially on the weekends. An average of one accident occurs every 23 minites on the streets that surround the mall.
Northern Blvd is notorious for terrible traffic choke points. Even though there is a tram system, traffic can be quite a nightmare during the rush hour period.
16.16-Admiral Kidd Golf Course
Admiral Kidd is a famous navy admiral of the Royal Army. The golf course was named after him in honor of his brilliant service to the country.
A different view of the golf course.
The posh neighborhood of Allied Gardens.
Sillery is aslo known as the French Quarter.
16.19- The heart of Sillery
The corner of Rue Sainte-Jean and Boulavard Rene Leveque.
16.20-de Gaulle Park
16.21-de Gaulle Elementary School
16.23-Kenwood Market Place
16.25-Hard Rock Club, Library, Astoria History Musuem
16.26 Underground Mall
16.27- City Park and Construction of the Arena
16.28-Rendering of the Arena
16.35-Standley Middle School
16.37-El Camino Memorial Park
16.38-Astoria Hills overview
16.39-Downtown Astoria Hills
16.40- Sprawling suburbs
16.41- James Brown Memorial Bridge
16.42-Million dollar views!
16.43- 8:15 into the city
16.44- Astoria Narrows Bridge
16.45-Evergreen Point Bridge
16.46-Astoria @ dusk
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