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  1. In a perfect weekend, after a week of perfect waves and surfing weather, Finals Day and Day 2 of the Lords of the Board Festival made Sunday June 3rd the perfect ending of the The Ripcurl Pro Caravella Classic 2018. First of all: The winners! The 2018 Ripcurl Pro Caravella Classic has turned the both the 2018 Men's Championship Tour and the 2018 Women's Championship Tour upside down with 2 new overall leaders emerging after victories on Plage Le Soleil in Port de Caravella. 2018 Ripcurl Pro Caravella Classic: Women's Final: Tyler Wright (AUS) vs. Lakey Peterson (USA) In a epic battle between the Aussie outsider and US Lakey Peterson it was very close, but the final ditch effort of Wright to steal the win from Peterson was not enough. The 2018 Caravella Classic Women's Champion is Lakey Peterson (USA) and with this victory she is also the new overall number 1 in the Jeep 2018 Women's Championship leaderboard. Watch the final again: 2018 Ripcurl Pro Caravella Classic: Mens's Final: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Italo Ferreira (BRA) After all of the big starts of the Men's Championship were already knocked out early on, it was Brazil's Italo Ferreira who was the abosule favorite in the final of the Caravella Classic. His contender was Michel Bourez from French Polynesia. The 2018 Caravella Classic Men's Champion is Italo Ferreira and, just as in the Women's Championship, he is also the new leader in the Jeep 2018 Men's Championship leaderboard. Watch the final again: Lords of the Board Festival 2018: The Headliners And by perfect coincidence, the Finals Day was the same day as the final day of The Lords of The board Festival 2018. A festival to go coinside with the surf competition and attract more spectators to the WSL events all over the world. The Lords of The Board Festival 2018 has a strong lineup with world class artists like Anne-Marie, Metronomy, Zedd, Evanescence, Chvrches and Two Door Cinema Club. Saturday headliner: Run The Jewels On Saturday the headliner was USA Rap duo Run The Jewels. Run the Jewels, also known by the initialism RTJ, is an American hip hop duo consisting of rapper/producer El-P and rapper Killer Mike. They released their acclaimed debut studio album, Run the Jewels, as a free digital download in 2013. This was followed by Run the Jewels 2 in 2014, which was also praised by critics. Their critically acclaimed third album, Run the Jewels 3, was released digitally in 2016; a physical release appeared in 2017. Sunday headliner: Arcade Fire On Sunday the headliner were the festival kings and queens of Arcade Fire. Arcade Fire is a Canadian indie rock band, The band has been described as "indie rock, art rock, dance-rock, and baroque pop." They play guitar, drums, bass guitar, piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, xylophone, glockenspiel, keyboard, synthesizer, French horn, accordion, harp, mandolin and hurdy-gurdy, and take most of these instruments on tour; the multi-instrumentalist band members switch duties throughout shows. In 2019, both the Ripcurl Pro Caravella Classic and the Lords of the Board Festival will return! If you like it … let me know!
  2. It's on! The waves are here and the competition has started! The World Surf League (WSL) is now live in Port de Caravella for round 5 of the Mens + Womens Championship Tour: The Ripcurl Pro Caravella Classic 2018. This spectacular event takes place on the waves of Plage Le Soleil (Sunshine Beach) located about 20 minutes southwest of the Port de Caravella city center. The Ripcurl Pro Caravella Classic 2018 started on May 27th and will continue up to June 9th, daily competition is subject to the water conditions - but the weather is looking good! So far the competition has been fierce as 2017 World Champion John John Florence and the current leader in 2018 Championship Tour, Julian Wilson, both lost their heats in Round 3. Tomorrow the competition continues with Round 4, with heat winners advancing into the Quarter Finals. Here is some action from the Round 3 heat between Filipe Toledo from Brazil and Keanu Asing from Hawaii. The Ripcurl Pro Caravella Classic 2018 takes place on Plage Le Soleil. The capital of Principauté de Caravella-Guatalaga, Port de Caravella, is the host city of this world-wide broadcasted sports event. And it just gets better … This weekend, June 2nd and June 3rd, Plage Le Soleil will not only host the Ripcurl Pro Caravella Classic 2018 but also the Lords of the Board Festival 2018! Mayor Julien Cogolin: "Combining world class surf competition and a music festival with world class artists is the perfect combination to promote the WSL and the best that Port de Caravella has to offer to the world. It's an amzing weekend for the city, all surf fans and all the music lovers that are here to enjoy 2 days of world class performances and a lot of sunshine!" More on the festival in the next update … … Let me know what you think ...
  3. It's been a loooooooooooooooong time since i've posted an update, but it's summertime so here we go again! And what better way to resume the story of Principauté de Caravella-Guatalaga then with the biggest event of the year! The World Surf League (WSL) is coming to Port de Caravella for round 5 of the Mens + Womens Championship Tour: The Ripcurl Pro Caravella Classic 2018. This is something never seen before on Simtropolis :-) From May 27th to June 9th the worlds best surfers will battle it out on the waves of Plage Le Soleil. So, keep posted because from the 27th onwards there will be ingame pictures and more! To get everybody already in the mood, some videos of the real action with current world champion John John Florence: And some of the highlights of round 4 of the Mens + Womens Championship Tour: the Rio Oil Pro.
  4. Port de Caravella: Some more Suburbia

    Yes they are. Mattb325 is one of the best creators and a preferred supplier for my city ;-)
  5. Can't find it?... Ask here!

    I can, but i can't figure out how i know which depedency files i've used ...
  6. Can't find it?... Ask here!

    @DavidDHetzel i believe i got the appartment building from the simpolska website ... But as tye site has issues with their images i'm not sure which one ... Happy hunting ;-) http://www.simcitypolska.pl/index.php?action=downloads
  7. After my last entry, the suburbs of Port de Caravella have grown even further to accommodate the the growing demand for detached houses and luxury appartments. Key to the development of the suburbs is the CGLR, the Caravella-Guatalaga Light Rail network, which provides cheap and easy transport from the suburbs into the center of the city. @Akallan @mike_oxlong @korver @TekindusT @kelistmac @_Michael @TowerDude @Dotdot @JP Schriefer: Thank you all for the positive comments! I know that progress is slow, but the positive comments keep me building more and more ... Next to the main beach of Port de Caravella several luxury appartment buildings with direct access to the beach were constructed in 2012 and 2013. And, as always: if you like it, let me know!
  8. A suburb is a residential area or a mixed use area, either existing as part of a city or urban area or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city. Progress on my city has been very limited recently and therefore it's been a while since my last update. But I've been working on some of the suburbs of Port de Caravella and it's time to share some pictures of the progress made. The suburbs are a combination of hotels, houses, apartments, shops and sports fields. The various pictures below show examples of all of them. The Grand Incan is the biggest resort in Port de Caravella and is located on one of the best beaches on the Island. An ideal place to relax and enjoy the best of Port de Caravella. And, as always: if you like it, let me know!
  9. It's summer, so let's go to the beach! And although Port de Caravella has several urban beaches, the Plage du Lac is a favorite with both locals and tourists. Located in the Nouvelle suburb, Plage du Lac is a popular beach due to fact that there are many small restaurant is the area. With two universities close by, the beach is also popular with students. The Plage du Lac is enclosed with several highrise apartment buildings and the famous RLS Resort. Next to the beach you can grab something to eat or drink at a Panera Bread, Carl's Diner, Starbucks or one of the local stands selling fruit and ice cream. At the other end of the Nouvelle suburb, an old part of the harbour has been completely renovated. As part of the renovation a large number of apartment buildings have been build on the edge of the harbour, previously occupied by warehouses and other industry. Replies: @mike_oxlong: I've looked around, but there are not many good examples of a Zoo on Simtropolis. So maybe you can add another one ;-) @TekindusT @Dgmc2013: Thanks for the positive feedback! @kingofsimcity: Many, many thanks for creating those textures! My city wouldn't look anything like it does without them. But, not everybody has left the harbour. The Police, Fire Department and Coast Guard still operate from an area at the top of the harbour. And, as always: if you like it, let me know!
  10. Caravella Zoo, short for Port de Caravella Zoo and Wildlife Sanctuary, is a zoo on the edge of the Kronenbourg park in Port de Caravella. The zoo is the only zoo in the Principauté de Caravella-Guatalaga. Caravella Zoo also ownes and operates the Port de Caravella Aquarium, which is located in the new suburb called 'Nouvelle'. Tickets bought at the zoo are therefore also valid at the aquarium and vice versa. The Port de Caravella Zoo and Wildlife Sanctuary is a member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), the International Species Information System (ISIS), and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). Inspired by a 1908 visit to the Hamburg Zoo, the founder of the Caravella Zoo, Albert Gassin, envisioned a zoo based on the bar-less concept. Gassin shared his vision with the ruling prince at that time, Prince Phillipe IV de Caravella, who granted Gassin 20 acres of land on the hillside at the northern edge of what is now Parque Kronenbourg. The Caravella Zoo was officially opened on 5 October 1916. The zoo has 2 entrances: the main entrance includes a parking lot and bus station, is located at Rue de Conil. The second, smaller, entrance can be reached by climbing the stairs that connects Kronenbourg park to the zoo. The zoo has a restaurant, zoo shop, lookout tower, information centre, several eating areas and a playground. Apart from being a zoo, the Caravella Zoo also is the home of the Wildlife Sanctuary. Zoo Friends offers support in form of volunteers and fund raising for both Port de Caravella Zoo and the Port de Caravella Aquarium. Members are offered behind-the-scenes experiences at the zoo and unlimited zoo entry. Members are also eligible to volunteer to help at the zoo. @JP Schriefer @mike_oxlong @Akallan @GoKingsGo @RandyE @TekindusT @BLANKBLANK @Takingyouthere: Thanks to all of you for the nice comments on the previous Nouvelle update. @_Michael: The platforms are props by Working Man Productions, not sure which file, but have a look around on his website: http://workingman-productions.co.uk. The bollards are just props. @kschmidt: Although I like the Sky Tower building, i'll stick to the Euromast one (just to have some Dutch buildings in the city ;-) And, as always: if you like it, let me know!
  11. In 1979, several architects designed 'plan nouveau' (new plan) for a new extention of Port de Caravella which was to be build on the other side of the bay and would house 100,000 residents, various hotels and cultural buildings. Although the plan was well received with both the local and national governments, the plan was deemed too ambitious and expensive to execute. But in the 1990's local and national governments, backed by the increasing income from oil fields, started plans to turn this dream into reality. This was mainly driven by the fact that the land around the old town of Port de Caravella was lacking of good building spots and beachfront locations. In 1994 the construction of the new neighbourhood called 'Nouvelle' started with the build of the Centre de Conference. The new neighbourhood was build to become a tourist hotspot. Apart from the Centre de Conference, the 'Nouvelle' neighbourhood also contains the Port de Caravella Aquarium, the Heineken Tower, the Stade Nationale football stadium, a casino, a cinema, several hotsels and resorts and the largest university of the country. The 'Nouvelle'neighbourhood is connected to the old town by a mayor causeway that has splitted the bay into a smaller bay and a large enclosed lake. This causeway was also build to reduce the total number of kilometers of coastline that is exposed to the open ocean. This to reduce the chance of floods. On the westside of the new neighbourhood several highrise appartment buildings were contructed in the early 2000's. The Millennium Towers are the tallest residential buildings of the country. @Takingyouthere: Thanks for the positive feedback, i'm trying to build the city as realistic as possible. @lolo69ol01: Those walls are just textures that i found on the STEX (or LEX - not sure). @Akallan @korver @Abrams124 @Simmer2 @JP Schriefer @vinlabsc3k: Thanks all for the positive comments and feedback, hope you all like this update as well! As always: if you like it, let me know!
  12. Thank you for the kind words @korver!
  13. To be honest, when someone like @korver names you as the up-and-coming member, you get really nervous posting the next update ;-) Hopefully it can meet the expectations ... (interview with Korver: http://community.simtropolis.com/forums/topic/72468-a-trixies-interview-with-korver) Lately I have been working on various small changes to Port de Caravella. So, in this update there are no big new developments, but small areas that add a little bit more size to the city. Parc Kronenbourg The first addition that I want to show you is the Parc Kronenbourg: the biggest park in Port de Caravella. The park is built in the former garden of the Presidential Palace. The rebuilt of the park started in 1978 when the city needed a new city hall. This was built in the garden of the palace. The city hall is built in a middle eastern style, giving it a huge contrast with the surrounding building which are built in a French style. The park is build for the people of Port de Caravella and contains a playground, a mini golf course, several petanque (or Jeux de Boules) fields, the Port de Caravella Visitor Centre and the National War Memorial. Eglise Sorbonne The Eglise Sorbonne or the Sorbonne church is a church build on a hill near the market square. This church is also known as the new church as it is the biggest church build after the Cathedral. These days, the church is surrounded by the Sorbonne suburb, but there is still a small graveyard next to the church. The main avenue of Port de Caravella is built underneath the square and buildings in front of the church. Le Phare (The Lighthouse) The lighthouse of Port de Caravella is build at the end of the 1950's and is still an active lighthouse today. Once the only way to find your way safetly into Caravella Bay, it now has more of a symbolic status than a actual contribution to safety. @mike_oxlong: I'm not sure what the terrain mod is, but most of the tree placements are lotted, just a small number is MMP. @Akallan: Thanks! @89James89: Thanks! @juliok92012: Thanks! Bonus: City overview Last but not least, i've added a small bonus: the city overview. So now you get a real idea of how it all comes together ;-) As always: if you like it, let me know!