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    turdferguson1 got a reaction from bobolee for a City Journal entry, Baychester City: South Slopes   
    Sorry Everybody for the wait, but I'm back finally. This CJ still has a pair of updates left. I remember telling everyone about how Baychester was split into three parts. This is the final (and best, in my opinion) third of my humble northeastern city.

    We start off with a general description. The city of Baychester lies on the banks of a minor river as it empties into the Atlantic Ocean. South Slopes is the part of the city straddling the opening of the river. Bayfront Park is the largest park in the borough of the city, and it lies in the residential side of town.



    This image also shows one of the larger housing developments in Baychester. These are the New Vision Apartments. the development consists of eight large apartment buildings split into two rows of four. These buildings were built in a partnership between the city government and a large private housing developer, and they are run completely independently of the government. These buildings are therefore much nicer than their government-run counterparts, and they are much, much more expensive to live in.



    across the river lies the historic downtown. The name south slopes comes from the ridge that forms the demarcation between the historic town and the newer town. This is the edge that is farthest from the city center.



    Moving closer to the city, you hit Miller Field, home of the Baychester Corsairs, Baychester's beloved MLB team. This team, founded in 1934, is winners of 9 World Series, most recently in 2006. The stadium with its capacity of 23,697 has had over 3,000 consecutive sellouts (over forty years worth!).



    Farther intown, one comes upon one of Baychester's historic landmarks, the Forraker Tower. Built in 1931, the tower has served as office space ever since its inception, and it was the tallest building in Baychester for 35 years.



    Ocean Street serves as the boundary road for historic downtown as on one side of it lies the seawall. This street no longer has quite the traffic that it used to, but it is still home to some iconic Baychester establishments.



    And finally, here is an overview of the historic downtown district. The next and FINAL update shows the new downtown area of South Slopes, one that you can begin to see at the top right of this picture.


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    turdferguson1 got a reaction from Aaron Graham for a City Journal entry, Easton: Easton National Forest   
    First of all, thank you for putting up with that text only post, I promise there will be pictures on this post.

    I need to clarify one thing, the location of this fictitious american metropolis. Baychester lies around where New London, Connecticut is. This does not reflect in the map I used (sorry), it just is arbitrary because I wanted it to lie between New York and Boston.

    To begin, I'll be starting in the inner suburb of Easton. Backing right into this fine town is Easton National Forest (original, Right?). What is original however, is the National Forest's location. at its closest, the forest is less than ten miles away from Baychester city limits. This gives the forest not only a unique location, but also a unique set of problems as we'll see.

    Just a short drive away from Baychester on Interstate 97 is the entrance to the national forest scenic highway. To make the forest stay truly pristine, the park service decided to build the highway and ban all pedestrian and vehicle traffic elsewhere in the forest unless a special permit is applied for. It may seem draconian, but it seems to have worked.



    The scenic highway snakes around the forested hills and provides a wonderful day trip opportunity for the people of Baychester.



    Even though the protection measures have been enacted to protect the forest, its proximity to civilization has hurt it through the ages. atop one of the small hills, trees have been killed by acid rain that has formed from the high car traffic through the forest, the industrial output of Baychester, and from the industries of New England.



    However, for those lucky enough to earn a pass, the shore of Lake Easton is easily accessible even though there aren't any real trails around the forest.



    And just to drive in the fact that this is a unique forest, I've got a picture showing how close the park is to civilization.



    the little dish in the bottom right corner is a bit of high tech industry that is literally a few hundred yards from the national forest.

    Thats all for today, since it is after 1 AM, I think I'll be getting some rest.
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