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  1. Show us your Downtown / CBD

    I would never live next to that jail... Like the jail in my hometown. I don't live there, by the way.
  2. Show us your religious buildings.

    Some churches in Holsteinsborg: 1. Lutheran Church on the Amsalikerkade 2. Othodox church in a small neighborhood, called 'Trompetbuurt' 3. Catholic church in a renaissace- revival style.
  3. Show us your Downtown / CBD

    Holsteinsborg, a typical North- Europeanstyled city, without high-rises in the city center. The inner core has some medieval buildings, and 17th, 18th century buildings along canals. Some of the canals make way for broad traffic avenues. Just outside the old town, you'll find still mid- rise buildings, and the main trainstation. This ring has been built in the 19th- or industrial century. The old citycenter is built around the waterfront. The terminal station is built at an old city gate. West of the image you'll see some fragments of the fortifications, ditch. Some commercial 'high- rises' at the far south- east of the city. In European city's offices concentrate mostly around highways. R I created some contrasts between the old and new. Gradually you'll see this phenomenon in city's like Rotterdam, Frankfurt and London. 19th century neighborhoods. Holsteinsborg has 242.000 inhabitants. Groot- Holsteinsborg has about 290.000 people.
  4. Tesla

    The big housing project's are very realistic to me, keep on the good work! Has Tesla also an old, historic city centre? Like most Easter- European cities has?
  5. I realy like these couple of updates; the road scenery's. You've created a very realistic sunset. Can't wait for more!
  6. New Gelderland

    Nice update. I like the main street and prefer shoping there above shoping at the Wal Mart! This small zone of nature is also very beautiful.
  7. Paris

    Fantastic night shots!!!
  8. Veenland; between English and Dutch power

    cmdp123789 : yes, palm trees are forbidden now! I am glad Veenland's government has accept the "Act of burning palm trees". Update 14. Hop from Polderland-Kerkje! (1741) Polderland- Kerkje is a small village, in the far west of Dutch East- Anglia. The village lies next to the polders that has been drained by the Dutch in 1642. The village is populated by friendly Dutch farmers. The main agricultural export products are hop and barley. These products goes on transport to Koningslynn, where the big brewery of the brothers Tepe stands. Today we visit the biggest hop farm in Polderland- Kerkje. After a guide tour at the farm, the owner asks us to deliver a ton hop in Koningslynn. We accept his quest and leave at 11.00 am. Erm, I don't have a horse, but we could borrow some horses and a coach. After a ride of few minutes we arrive in Polderland- Kerkje. The small Romanesque church has been built by local English civilians around 1100 and stands on an unnatural height in the center of the village. We pass a mill, when we leave the village. At this T- crossing we decide to go left and travel over King's Lynn dike, also built by the Dutch in the 1640's. It's now more than 100 years old and the most expensive work to maintain for the province. Farmland is still very little here, because of the marshy grounds. After few endless hours we see the first of the seven mills. These are the cause of Holland's control over East Anglia, like I described in update 1. We leave King's Lynn and pass the farms west of Koningslynn. Late in the evening we arrive at the large brewery of brothers Tepe. It has been built in 1712 and stands next to the canal that is used for both transport as a fortification. A long journey. I am a bit tired now. Update 15. will be... disastrous.
  9. -I really like Gare du Nord in Paris. I went to Paris by train a year ago. The connection between Rotterdam CS and Paris is very good. If you leave the beautiful Beaux- Arts station you stay in the middle of this romantic city. Gare de 'l Est, Lyon, Lafayette and Montparnasse are also Huge.
  10. Ben's Top Ten +10

    Congratulations Nardo69! Arg, kicked out the top ten. I have to make things right.
  11. Veenland; between English and Dutch power

    Benedict: Thanks again for your comment, Benedict! I'm very proud of the new looks of Tiherveld and Zuylendam; the two cities began to look splendid; I prefer this town above the great Northern city Noordhumbra. Well, I think you've already read the title of the new update: the new governor isn't a very pleasant person, but a dictator. Let's find out what happens in Veenland... Update 13 Pim Roodvink... an absolute ruler? (1730) "Governor Pim Roodvink has been inaugurated within two weeks after Rankzand's death. Let's hope he brings wealth and peace to Veenland!" Update 12 ends with this quote. But within 12 years Pim Roodvink has managed to become an autocrat. Now he rules with an iron fist over Veenland and has almost sidelined the council. The overall respect of craftsmen, intellectuals and especially farmers, is decreasing. Militarists are pleased with him, so England also hates him. "the unknown man," but I know that he IS Pim Roodvink. A local farmer in Noordwijk: "The other provinces of the Republic are not taking any actions against this despot and his hunger to money and power!" said a local farmer. "The Hague is too busy with avoiding a war against France and Colonial expansion, or SOMETHING, but they should listen to the lower class, I hope something like communism appear, but I won't expect that..." The villagers are looking at him quizzically, but they agree. in secret a "party" is forming against governor Pim Roodvink. Toon van de Smit, a son of a smith in Noordwijk, leads this new bunch of angry civilians... In Juli things are getting worse: Pim Roodvink is raising taxes and farmers and craftsman from every town are protesting against the government. In Noordwijk its getting out of hand and more than 1200 Dutch people are burning and looting the Anglican church. Also Lord Marlurgh's castle at the top of the Noorwijker hill has been assaulted by hundreds of men. Lord Marlurgh, also head of the council of Noordwijk, was killed in the violent actions. The Anglican church in the afternoon. And in the evening... Lord Marlurgh's castle. Built by the East- Anglicans between 800 and 900. Violent actions are spreading through Veenland and The Hague desperately dismiss governor Pim Roodvink, to calm down the people in Veenland. Nelis Pietersen- Gravenhart has been installed as an interim- governor for the coming months. Born as son of a poor farmer, he became soon very successful as merchant in Amsterdam. He hopes to win the souls of both farmers and craftsman in every corner of Dutch East Anglia. Although Veenland is steadily calming down, the riots in Noordwijk are not passing without being seen in Europe; several absolute monarchies have seen that the power of the people can't been underestimated. I'll show you a map of Veenland from the 1730's. Nothing exciting has happened yet. Spain has only lost the Southern Netherlands to Austria, haha!
  12. Nice update. The road signs are very clear to me, especially with the Wenzel streetmap.
  13. New Gelderland

    Nice update. I like Randwijk and its beautiful rural area that surounds the town. I prefer New- Gelderland's Randwijk- and Elden above Dutch Elden and Randwijk! I am looking forward to your next update!
  14. Ben's Top Ten +10

    Congratulations Efkin!
  15. Veenland; between English and Dutch power

    Benedict: thanks for your comment. European cities grows inside the city walls our moats, so their centers are mostly overpopulated. These city walls were torn down in the 18th or 19th century, when they had no function anymore. Then the European suburbs began to expand. wiecher: thank you for your reply. It has to look like an old map Efkin: thank you! I'm glad you like it. Schulmanator: thanks. I hope you like the coming updates. But for now... we are still stuck in the 18th century. Update 12 The split up of Oosterland county (1718) "The population of Veenland is growing by the minute," said Boris Dieterick, head of Oosterland's council. "Once Jarrevesting was our base where we began the expansion into East Anglia. Zuylendam and Tinherveld are now flourishing cities that should have their own place in this brand new federation." of course he didn't mention the disagreements and affairs between Catholic Tinherveld in the west and Dutch Reformed Zuylendam in the east. 70% of Tinherveld's population settled down here during the Spanish control over the southern Netherlands. A map with two fresh counties. Zuylendam has 13700 inhabitants, including Jarrevesting (1500) and Noorder Polder (3200) Tinherveld county has only 8000 (1400 men lives in Paasbergen) souls. This couple of paintings show the easternmost corner of Veenland; where the Jarre river begins and the land ends. This peninsula is called: "Noorder Polder" or North Polder. The governor has demanded the town to build defense works, to form the corner- stone of Veenland's defence. Zuylendam: the reformed town where a new council has just been installed. An Georgian- styled governmental building has been built by an English architect! In the corner (below, on the right) you'll see the old Oosterland county house. Tinherveld has also a brand new governmental building. With its colossal columns and the triangle- shaped tympan, it's almost a double- sized Acropolis! By the way, our first governor, Adriaan Willem Rankzand died in 1713. He was a strong, and fair ruler. His victory at Solebay in 1672 makes him a real hero of the 17th century. For 41 years he ruled the Eight province of the Republic. Governor Pim Roodvink has been inaugurated within two weeks after Rankzand's death. Let's hope he brings wealth and peace to Veenland!