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Park Hwan is now a name that people in the region are beginning to recognise, though would not excited to talk of it, or know what is there. More people have moved into the area, prompting some shops to spring up, and something of a central location to call Park Hwan is forming.

<a href=" SimCity 4 2011-05-27 16-14-47-68 title="SimCity 4 2011-05-27 16-14-47-68 by joel.littler, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5230/5776040828_359f27f66b_b.jpg" width="1024" height="819" alt="SimCity 4 2011-05-27 16-14-47-68"></a>

Housing and shops are also beginning to spring up near the temple on the hill. It is a popular area for newcomers, especially those that have tried to escape rice farming.

<a href=" SimCity 4 2011-05-27 16-11-13-17 title="SimCity 4 2011-05-27 16-11-13-17 by joel.littler, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2225/5776027814_2aa87d84d3_b.jpg" width="1024" height="819" alt="SimCity 4 2011-05-27 16-11-13-17"></a>

<a href=" SimCity 4 2011-05-27 16-13-48-39 title="SimCity 4 2011-05-27 16-13-48-39 by joel.littler, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5107/5775490519_ea5accf5b9_b.jpg" width="1024" height="819" alt="SimCity 4 2011-05-27 16-13-48-39"></a>

More wealthy citizens are moving into the town, and settling at the bottom of the temple's hill.

<a href=" SimCity 4 2011-05-27 16-19-41-84 title="SimCity 4 2011-05-27 16-19-41-84 by joel.littler, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2422/5776049624_89f237b7a5_b.jpg" width="1024" height="819" alt="SimCity 4 2011-05-27 16-19-41-84"></a>

In this new area traditional cobbled streets have been replaced by new asphalt. Lots of new middle class residents are coming to the town, mainly to work in the growing service industry in the small, bustling town of Park Hwan.

<a href=" SimCity 4 2011-05-28 16-33-40-92 title="SimCity 4 2011-05-28 16-33-40-92 by joel.littler, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3452/5776071158_773b625e2e_b.jpg" width="1024" height="819" alt="SimCity 4 2011-05-28 16-33-40-92"></a>

That's all for today! Please tell me what you thought!


Hi everyone, this is my first CJ, despite being a member of this forum for years I haven't been particularly active, at all...

Anyway, this is a log of the development of an eastern style town, named Park Hwan. Sounds like the name of a Korean person, though that is because it is in the region of Busan. It bears no parallels with the real life area, and is more of an alternate reality, where the Japanese have retained control of the Korean peninsular, and thus influenced the architecture to a much more Japanese style than a Korean one.

When I started this, jagged edges wasn't working properly, so I apologise in advance. Hope you enjoy my CJ, please leave comments if you found it interesting :)

<a href=" SimCity 4 2011-05-28 16-36-29-76 title="SimCity 4 2011-05-28 16-36-29-76 by joel.littler, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5144/5776107496_0ab82141bc_b.jpg" width="1024" height="819" alt="SimCity 4 2011-05-28 16-36-29-76"></a>

Park Hwan is not yet the name of the town, in fact, at this stage in it's development it is merely a collection of hamlets in a predominately rice farming area.

<a href=" SimCity 4 2011-05-27 16-07-43-95 title="SimCity 4 2011-05-27 16-07-43-95 by joel.littler, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3451/5775466205_5f730b2f79.jpg" width="500" height="400" alt="SimCity 4 2011-05-27 16-07-43-95"></a>

The temple is the focal point for the community, and serves as a place of refuge in floods. The floods can be devastating to the villagers, but they are essential for the good rice crops.

<a href=" SimCity 4 2011-05-27 16-09-58-62 title="SimCity 4 2011-05-27 16-09-58-62 by joel.littler, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5225/5775481607_783e4c7d3f_b.jpg" width="1024" height="819" alt="SimCity 4 2011-05-27 16-09-58-62"></a>

There is still no specific centre to the area, small collections of houses and shopping streets are dotted around the place.

The canal in the left hand side of the picture is part of the irrigation system, which was dug by the villagers after several years of floods being short, but powerful, leaving devastation and washing away fertile land.

<a href=" SimCity 4 2011-05-27 16-08-23-18 title="SimCity 4 2011-05-27 16-08-23-18 by joel.littler, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5310/5776016606_01a1e9e8fd_b.jpg" width="1024" height="819" alt="SimCity 4 2011-05-27 16-08-23-18"></a>

<a href=" SimCity 4 2011-05-27 16-07-33-62 title="SimCity 4 2011-05-27 16-07-33-62 by joel.littler, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3079/5776000440_4386b8bc17_b.jpg" width="1024" height="819" alt="SimCity 4 2011-05-27 16-07-33-62"></a>

Hope you enjoyed this first entry, questions and criticisms are welcome


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