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  1. Mexico City

    Today we're taking a look at one of the world's most populated cities - Mexico City. Sitting 7,400 feet above sea level, the capital of Mexico is home to some 22 million people in its metropolitan area. This center of finance, communications, and industry sprawls over 2,000 square kilometers - few cities can compare to its massive size. Mexico City is also one of the world's oldest cities - and before it was the massive urban area that it is today, it was once the center of the great Aztec Empire. Their capital of Tenochtitlán was founded in 1325 and was truly a sight to see with it's many canals and the great Templo Mayor overlooking the city's center. The mysterious ruins of Teotihuacan are one of present day Mexico City's most famous sites. Believed to have been built by either the Toltecs or Totonacs, the complex quickly developed into one of the world's largest cities but eventually fell into ruin for reasons unknown. A hot, smoggy summer's day in Mexico City. Here we see the city's most iconic skyscraper - Torre Latinoamericana - completed in 1956, it's said to resemble a mini Empire State Building and has notably survived a number of large earthquakes throughout the years. In the heart of the city lies Chapultepec Park - this massive urban oasis is one of North America's largest parks and is home to a number of landmarks and monuments like the impressive Chapultepec Castle. The Paseo de la Reforma runs diagonally through the center of Mexico City and is lined with modern high rises - and the distinctive Mexican Stock Exchange building is hard to miss. A nighttime view of the Paseo de la Reforma with a few more of its most impressive skyscrapers on display - 807 foot tall Torre Reforma and the 738 foot tall Torre Mayor, the city's tallest and 3rd tallest buildings respectively. Our tour concludes with a trip to the city's iconic public square - The Zócalo. With the famous Metropolitan Cathedral and Palacio Nacional close by, it's an area that's steeped in history and a can't miss destination. Don't forget to comment, like, and follow True Earth if you haven't already! -korver --- Previous Update: "Scenes From Hong Kong" Thanks to @Artimus, @mike_oxlong, @VALASatoshi, @RobertLM78, @f3cs, @Toby Ferrian, @jakis, @Handyman, @alejolopez13, @Dgmc2013, @PaulSawyer, @raynev1, @CorinaMarie, @redfox85, @Dead_End, @matias93, @nos.17, @9gruntsand1hammer, @Bastet69008, @mrsmartman, @T Wrecks, @bladeberkman, @schokoladeneis 1, @MilitantRadical, @AlexandrosB13, @kingofsimcity, @Elenphor, @_Michael, @Androgeos, @ESP15, @The British Sausage, @TekindusT, @Kieren Barnett, @tonyr, & @bixel for all the likes and comments!
  2. Scenes From Hong Kong

    With a population of nearly 8 million, one of the world's most recognizable skylines, and a thriving business sector - Hong Kong is one of the world's most important global cities. Today, we'll be taking another look at this city's famous skyline and much more as we further explore Hong Kong Island, the mainland, and more. We'll begin with another look into the past - back at the turn of the century, Hong Kong was still was still growing British colonial establishment. The city's port along Victoria Harbour continued to grow and grow throughout the years and was often crowded with junks, sampans, and other maritime vessels. Opening in 1998, Hong Kong International Airport, or Chek Lap Kok is the city's main airport and is located on reclaimed land outside Lantau Island in the western portion of the city. The distinctive Y-shaped terminal is said to resemble an airplane in flight. Just outside the airport is where you'll find Seaview Crescent and Tung Chung Crescent - two of the city's most impressive residential high rises. A rainy day in the city's Wan Chai District - home to the sleek Central Plaza. A late night in central Hong Kong with a view of The Center. The rain picks back up again as we visit the the city's Admiralty District - which features many of the city's most iconic skyscrapers like the Bank of China Tower, Lippo Centre, and the Pacific Place complex. A view of Hong Kong's stunning Union Square and the neighboring New Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter at night. Rising 1,538 feet tall, the towering International Commerce Centre is the centerpiece of the complex and the city's tallest building. Our visit concludes with one last overview of Hong Kong's spectacular skyline and Victoria Harbour at sunset. Don't forget to comment, like, and follow True Earth if you haven't already! -korver --- Previous Update: "Shanghai" Thanks to @VALASatoshi, @CorinaMarie, @RobertLM78, @JP Schriefer, @matias93, @Odainsaker, @bladeberkman, @alejolopez13, @weixc812, @SimRico, @bobolee, @9gruntsand1hammer, @PaulSawyer, @Krasner, @jakis, @Jackspital, @Handyman, @Toby Ferrian, @mike_oxlong, @Dgmc2013, @f3cs, @Duco, @redfox85, @Oerk, @Androgeos, @aegian, @TekindusT, @lolo69ol01, @KOSMO*, @tariely, & @don11327 for all the likes/comments!
  3. Shanghai

    With a population of nearly 25 million, Shanghai is one of China's largest cities and an important international business and financial center. From small market town in the 1200s, prosperous colonial port city in the 1800s, and finally a rising global economic hub in the present day - it's a city with an impressive history and a bright future. Today we'll be taking a look at a number of the city's most iconic landmarks and districts. With a number of vital rivers crossing the city - the waterfront has always played an important role in Shanghai's past and present. The Bund is where we'll begin our tour of Shanghai - this waterfront district along Zhongshan Road runs alongside the Huangpu River and contains many of city's most historic buildings - it was truly quite the spectacle during it's heyday in the early 1900s. Overlooking the northern end of The Bund is the iconic Broadway Mansions - since it's completion in 1934, this timeless Art Deco hotel has served as a symbol of Shanghai. Since the early 1900s, Nanjing Road has been the city's main shopping street and is constantly buzzing with tourists and locals, day or night. The striking design of Shanghai Stadium is one of the city's most unique sights - it's been the home of Shanghai SIPG Football Club since it's opening in 1999 and has hosted a number of important events as well. Located in the heart of Shanghai's shopping district in Puxi, the distinctive Tomorrow Square tower rises 934 feet and is one of the city's tallest buildings. A view of Shanghai's Pudong district and CBD overlooking the Huangpu River - with the centerpiece being the stunning 2,073 foot tall Shanghai Tower. Completed in 2014, it's currently the world's second tallest building. A final of view of Shanghai's skyline at night, featuring many of the city's most impressive buildings such as the Shanghai World Financial Center, Jin Mao Tower, Bank of China Shanghai, and the futuristic Pearl Oriental TV Tower. Don't forget to comment, like, and follow True Earth if you haven't already! -korver --- Previous Update: "Pacific Northwest" Thanks to @Toby Ferrian, @CorinaMarie, @The British Sausage, @Manuel-ito, @alejolopez13, @Handyman, @RobertLM78, @Odainsaker, @Bastet69008, @bobolee, @art128, @PaulSawyer, @jakis, @Jackspital, @KOSMO*, @Dgmc2013, @Simmer2, @bladeberkman, @VALASatoshi, @redfox85, @JP Schriefer, @Whte_rbt, @PHBSD, @matias93, @MAW, @Androgeos, @kingofsimcity, @mrsmartman, @Fantozzi, @mike_oxlong, @raynev1, @Elenphor, @Eclipticalstorm, @mayor11, @Huggy-Bear, @9gruntsand1hammer, @aegian, @nos.17, @dabadon5, @EvansRE4, & @tonyr for all the likes/comments!
  4. Pacific Northwest

    The Pacific Northwest is a geographic region of the northwest United States - and also usually encompasses the southwestern part of Canada as well. Well known for its majestic mountains, lush forests, modern cities, and more - there's plenty here to keep you in awe. Today we'll be taking a look at some of the area's most spectacular sights. Our trip begins in scenic Olympic National Park - located in western Washington, this vast wilderness is one of the world's best preserved temperate rain forests. The Pacific Northwest is home to a number of major cities like Portland - also known as the City of Roses. The Old Town's White Stag Sign is one of the skyline's most distinctive and recognizable landmarks. An overview of downtown Portland featuring the KOIN Center, Wells Fargo Center, and the U.S. Bancorp Tower. Our next stop is the Emerald City - Seattle. The famed Space Needle offers incredible views of the city - built for the 1962 World Fair, it quickly became the city's most iconic landmark. Safeco Field, home of MLB's Seattle Mariners since 1999. A look at downtown Seattle at night with a few of it's most iconic skyscrapers in view - such as the Columbia Center, Seattle Municipal Tower, and the Smith Tower. We travel north of the border to visit one more of the Pacific Northwest's most iconic cities, Vancouver. Scenes like the one below are common here - with the city core being filled with countless modern glass condominiums. A look at downtown Vancouver and the Bentall Centre - one of the city's most popular destinations. We start heading South to take a look at some of the Pacific Northwest's most amazing natural wonders, starting with Washington's majestic Mount Rainier. Rising 14,411 feet tall, it's the tallest point in the Cascades and can be seen all the way from Seattle, nearly 100 miles way. Rising 11,249 feet tall, Mount Hood is Oregon's highest peak and is another one of the region's most impressive mountains. Our last destination is one of America's most prized natural wonders, Oregon's Crater Lake. After the eruption of Mount Mazama nearly 8,000 years ago, the caldera filled up with rain water and snow melt - giving it a mesmerizing azure hue. Don't forget to comment, like, and follow True Earth if you haven't already! -korver --- Previous Update: "Melbourne" Thanks to @Toby Ferrian, @CorinaMarie, @Handyman, @_Michael, @jakis, @Namiko, @Jackspital, @Krasner, @KOSMO*, @bobolee, @ESP15, @mike_oxlong, @Odainsaker, @The British Sausage, @RobertLM78, @scotttbarry, @art128, @Androgeos, @bladeberkman, @Duco, @mrsmartman, @redfox85, @Charlie_Zane, @PaulSawyer, @TekindusT, @Bastet69008, @tonyr, & @blade2k5 for all the likes/comments!
  5. Hudston Bay - the modern gem of Treien Hudston Bay was a sprawling industrial area, however by 1960 all of the dockyard moved from HB to Jervis, Neutral Bay and Etusk. Today the dockyards are now fully outside of Treien in Etusk (a 55 minute drive from the city). During the 1960s to the late 70s, Hudston Bay was stagnated with poverty and crime. Most of the houses and flats are in a poor state at this time and most of the city's rich has moved down south to South Treien and even outside the city in places in New North Wales, Maine and Northern Ostrobia. However after the 70s, a massive push to revitalise Hudston Bay as Ostrobia has yet to have a proper financial and buisness hub at the time. The Government put billions and billions of dollars to put Hudston Bay in to good use and it meant that a lot of flats and apartments was knocked down to make way for tall skyscrapers and only 25% of original architecture still remains. Also shown is Forbes Park, one of the major city park of Treien, located in Hudston Bay. Forbes Park with ICE Studios complex at the other side of the canal. Hudston Bay viewed on top of a helicopter Jervis, Haswell & Airport and City Metrolink tracks towards Forbes Park Hudston Bay riverside Left - Hudston Bay station served by the City, Haswell, Airport and City and Grustanaberg lines (C,H,A&C building shown), Right - Drecht Canal and bridge leading up to Treien Hudston Bay main station. Victor Road junction. Treien Hudston Bay station (top) serves Northern Ostrobia and Maine. Victoria - Jewel of South Treien Victoria is one of the most luxourious LGA's of Treien and Ostrobia. Victoria is the place of shopping however Hamlewood is also regarded as that place as well. Victoria also has Ostrobia Park, one of the major parks of Treien. It also hosts the Treien Zoo and the Treien Nature Reserve. Ostrobia Park Treien City University Pernstraat leading to Grectheinstraat, off the Treien Victoria station Treien Zoo and Treien Nature Reserve Albertkeithen Statue and Victoria Square. The station is served by the River, City and Airport and City lines Complex junction towards Treien Victoria. Treien Victoria serves the states of south-eastern New North Wales, Prethenia, South Central, Hyenia, Holboken. Both high speed and regional services service the station. Roundabout of the Tower of Light. It is the main entrance to Victoria from Hudston Bay's New Bridge, which is the furthest west bridge of the River Oereomond. Canals, canals, canals [/SPOILER] Grustanasberg - Cultural Capital of Ostrobia Grustansberg is the Cultural Capital of Ostrobia? Why? There is a lot of history behind Grustansberg and lots of things to see and do there as well. Grustansberg is home to the Tower of Liberty, a world landmark built in 1860 to comemerate the Ostrobian revolution of 1848. The Riverside Park shows a glimpse of Hudston Bay from the south side. Notorious places of interest include New Edinbrugh Musuem, Uktlespreken Musuem, Treien Opera House, Treien Art and Portrait Gallery, Mirabel Fountain, Nieuw Alkmaarplein, Monument of the Fallen Ostrobians, Colonial Gardens, German Market and the Grustansberg Market. Grustansberg viewed from a helicopter Hudston Bay viewed from the Riverside Park Colonial Gardens. The Colonial House was the residence of the Governor of North West Ostrobia during the British colonial era. Treien Musuem Plaza. Shown is the Treien Art and Portrait Gallery Nieuw Alkmaarplein. Notice Hudston Bay in the distance. Right of it is the Treien Opera House. Left - New Edinburgh Musuem, focuses on the History of Treien and its Cultural History. The Nieuw Alkamaarplein station is also shown served by Ostrobia, Northern and River Lines. The Nieuw Alkmaarplein station is also served by NNW Rail. Monument of the Fallen Ostrobians Uktlespreken Musuem. Showcases Natural History and also Cultural and Technological History The Cathedral and the Tower of Liberty dominate South Treien until the new flats at Neutral Bay were constructed Grustanberg Station. The overground section serves City and Airport and City lines. The underground section serves the Grustansberg and Jervis lines. Left - Hamlewood Clock Tower. Centre - Hamlewood Station. Right - Grustanberg Market and Cathedral Grustanasberg Market and Cathedral Hamlewood Clock Tower with the Treien Hamlewood Station German Market with Hudston Bay at the background Treien Hamlewood Station. It is served by the City, Airport and City and Northern lines. It services Ostrobia's main cities in the west which are Seblo and Aranley. It also serves the Western and South Western Coast areas of Ostrobia. Inside German Market Tollsbury - Government's Area Tollsbury is the area in which the Federal Government is located. It also hosts a number of embassies. Tollsbury is generally not regarded as Central Treien but in fact Central South East Treien due to a number of flats and little major retail areas. Most of Tollsbury is either housing or office administration. The Tollsbury Circus island is owned by the federal government. It is surrounded by 15 story high stone walls built in the 1910s to deter any foreign invading power. The perimeter of the walls have been used to station machine and anti aircraft guns during World War II. Today they are an icon of Treien. Tollsbury Circus Complex. Top right: Federal Police Headquaters, across the road from the HQ: House of the Prime Minister, 10 Mirabell Road. Right of 10 Mirabell: Federal Court, right of the court: Federal Government Offices of various departments. Office block: Federal Security and Intelligance Organisation (FISO). Bottom right: Parliament of Ostrobia.
  6. Melbourne

    Melbourne is the capital of Australia's Victoria territory - and with nearly 5 million residents, it's also the country's second largest city. Known for being one of the world's most livable cities, it features plenty of things to do and see - from famous attractions, historic landmarks, and scenic sites. Today we'll be taking a look at this amazing city. Our tour of the city begins with a scene from the past - Melbourne's Flinders Street Station in the early 1900s. Opening in 1910, it quickly became one of the city's most important and iconic railway stations - and the surrounding streets were constantly busy and bustling. Although not quite as hectic these days, the station still remains as one of the city's most important transportation hubs. Located in Yarra Park, the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground has been home to the Melbourne Football Club since 1858 and Australia's national cricket team since 1877. The 394 foot tall Melbourne Star ferris wheel can be found in the city's popular Dockland district and offers spectacular views of the city. The Yarra Valley is just a short drive from the city and is known for producing some of Australia's finest wines. A late summer evening in the suburbs of Melbourne. The Shrine of Remembrance is located in the city's King Domain parklands and was opened in 1934 as a tribute to honor the men and women of Victoria who served in World War I. The Arts Centre Melbourne is a performing arts center located in Southbank and features a number of important theatres and concert halls. The centre's distinctive spire rises over 500 feet tall and is extraordinary at nighttime. Melbourne is a city with a wide range of architectural styles, from old to new. Here we see the famous Neoclassical State Library of Victoria - built in 1856, it's gone through a number of renovations through the years and has become one of the world's largest exhibiting libraries. Right across the street is the modern Melbourne Central Shopping Centre - complete with a 690 foot tall office tower, it's become one of the city's premier destinations. A view of the eastern end of the CBD, featuring a number of the city's tallest skyscrapers such as Nauru House, 101 Collins Street, and 120 Collins Street. One final mosaic showcasing the city's iconic skyline, featuring skyscrapers such as Eureka Tower and the Rialto Towers. Don't forget to comment, like, and follow True Earth if you haven't already! -korver I would like to take a moment to thank all the custom content creators who helped make this update possible! I'd like to give a special thanks to noahclem for giving me access to his amazing unreleased tram set - if you haven't seen the "NORO Trams and Textures" thread already, I'd highly recommend checking it out here Big thanks to Reddonquixote as well for all his awesome Melbourne content released over the years and for the tram stops used in the update --- Previous Update: "Chicago" Thanks to @CorinaMarie, @Androgeos, @mrsmartman, @Odainsaker, @Duco, @jakis, @mike_oxlong, @KOSMO*, @Toby Ferrian, @PaulSawyer, @ESP15, @Handyman, @Elenphor, @tariely, @Simmer2, @redfox85, @Dgmc2013, @RobertLM78, @The British Sausage, @bladeberkman, @bobolee, @Manuel-ito, @_Michael, @nRVOUS, @Jasoncw, @Allstillwell, @PHBSD, @willguitar100, @JP Schriefer, @kingofsimcity, @simmytu, @nos.17, @9gruntsand1hammer, @scotttbarry, @TekindusT, @dabadon5, @DavidDHetzel, @MilitantRadical, & @tribar for all the likes/comments!
  7. Hi all, I'm back. After my Silva NC build got heavier and heavier (and with me getting lost in some asset creation like this https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1321658963 or this https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1314771179 ) I left this recreation of a real town because I wanted to go back to more freedom of something more fictional. What could be better than a desert town (with lots of empty space - good for FPS) and I like the bleak and dry places anyway. So here I started with a typical junction town - on a custom map taken from terrain.party with elevation data from around Tecopa CA - tweaked just a little bit in Wilbur. I'm not sure how quickly I'll be able to develop this town - and if I ever will get back to Sylva. But expect some pics of this gem of the desert rather sooner than later...
  8. Chicago

    Today, we're traveling to Chicago - the Windy City - to take a look at a number of this city's most iconic landmarks, from the past to the present. We'll start off with a look at one of the city's great railroad terminals - Grand Central Station. Built in 1890, stations like these helped to transform the city into one of the most important railroad centers in all of North America. Here we see a scene from its heyday in the early 1930s - unfortunately due to dwindling passenger numbers, the entire station was razed in 1971. Completed in 1925, the 462 foot tall neo-Gothic Tribune Tower quickly became one of the city's most famous skyscrapers. When it opened in 1930, the massive 4,000,000 square foot Merchandise Mart was the world's largest building and became an important retail destination. We move forward to present day to visit the home of the 2016 World Series champion Chicago Cubs - historic Wrigley Field. Nicknamed "The Friendly Confines", this legendary ballpark has been home to the Cubs since 1914 and is well known for its ivy covered outfield walls, hand operated scoreboard, and rooftop bleachers across the street. Located in Grant Park, Adler Planetarium can be found overlooking the city's beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline. Since opening in May 1930, its been one of the city's most popular tourist attractions ever since. In the suburb of Plano is where you'll find the famed Farnsworth House, located on the banks of the Fox River. Designed and constructed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe between 1945 and 1951, it's one of the area's most unique sights. Situated on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago's 3,300 foot long Navy Pier has been one of the city's most popular attractions for nearly a century. Centennial Wheel stands nearly 200 feet tall and is an iconic part of the city's skyline. A view of the Chicago Loop and River North districts. Trump International Hotel and Tower can be seen soaring above the skyline in the lower half of the picture - built in 2009, it's the city's 2nd tallest building and reaches heights of nearly 1,400 feet. Towards the top is a view of Millennium Park, which features a number of landmarks such as Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Wrigley Square, and the highly reflective Cloud Gate. A look over over Chicago's Magnificent Mile district, which features a number of the city's tallest buildings - such as the John Hancock Center, 900 North Michigan, Water Tower Place, and Park Tower. The Chicago Water Tower can be seen as well - built in 1869, it's the United States' second oldest water tower and is well known for surviving the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. One last view of downtown Chicago, featuring the city's tallest and 3rd tallest buildings - the iconic Willis (Sears) Tower and Aon Center. Don't forget to comment, like, and follow True Earth if you haven't already! -korver --- Previous Update: "Australia" Thanks to @f3cs, @RobertLM78, @Toby Ferrian, @Handyman, @CorinaMarie, @Simmer2, @KOSMO*, @Bastet69008, @MAW, @redfox85, @bobolee, @The British Sausage, @Odainsaker, @Manuel-ito, @_Michael, @Hanson784, @jakis, @mrsmartman, @PaulSawyer, @Holy_Duck, @tmorgan96, @MilitantRadical, @tonyr, @Androgeos, @dabadon5, & @mike_oxlong for the likes/comments!
  9. здесь будут выходить расказы про мои регионы планеты а вы делайте замечания there will be stories about my regions of the planet and you make comments
  10. Santa Catarina District

    Hello Everyone! Welcome to Bellingham! Today we'll go to a consolidated neighborhood of the city, The Santa Catarina District. It was named after the Santa Catarina plaza, one of the most famous and used plazas by day: And by night: It has some features of a downtown, but with lots of residential buildings, In fact, we have 1mi sims living in that district: In this photo, Avenida Manchester stands out: The East-West (Avenida dos Campeões) and North-South (Avenida Metropolitana) Greatest avenues of the city meets here. Trains and Subway are great forms of transportation here too This is a part of Vila Inglesa, a former British neighborhood , now a big residential neighborhood Since we're talking about trains, this is Ipiranga Station, one of the most used Train Stations in this city. 100.000 sims use them per day! A Huge number. In this Image, you can see Avenida 8 de Março too. Cloverstack, the end of Avenida 8 de Março For the Last Part, I'll introduce you to a part of Avenida Metropolitana. This is the Interchange that ends the express part of it Expressway of the Avenida Metropolitana: Two Viaducts with two lanes leading to the South Zone.
  11. Big Update

    Alright, we got a lot of pictures here... City overview More neighbourhoods are appearing around town A new suburb closer to the mountains is under way And to finish, a random picture of a parking lot downtown
  12. Rio de Janeiro

    Located on Brazil's Atlantic shoreline, Rio de Janeiro is widely recognized as one of the world's most beautiful cities. Between the perfect beaches, iconic landmarks, tropical weather, and friendly residents - there's plenty of reasons to visit and enjoy this one of a kind destination. The city was founded back in 1565 by the Portuguese - and its strategic location on Guanabara Bay allowed it to become an important port city throughout the years. Since then, the city has expanded greatly and nearly 14 million people now live in its metropolitan area. Rio is a city known for its income inequality - while luxurious apartments dot the shoreline, favelas can be found hugging the steep mountainsides. Rio's Jardim Botânico (Botanical Gardens) are a popular attraction in the city and are known for showcasing a wide variety of trees and plants - including over 900 different varieties of palm trees. The Christ the Redeemer statue at the top of Corcovado Mountain is the city's most iconic landmark - it's become a cultural icon over the years as well and is listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The iconic Maracanã Stadium comes to life at nighttime - the home of Brazil's national football team since 1950, it's one of the world's most famous stadiums. Famed Sugarloaf Mountain is located at the mouth of Guanabara Bay and is known for its resemblance to a loaf of concentrated cane sugar. Cable cars take tourists and locals right up to the top and offer incredible panoramas of the city. Rio is known for its beautiful beaches and Copacabana Beach is one of the city's best. From New Year's Eve celebrations, FIFA Beach Soccer World Cups, concerts, and more - it's become a destination that's known the world over. One last look at Copacabana Beach and busy Atlantic Avenue during one of Rio's beautiful sunsets. Don't forget to comment, like, and follow True Earth if you haven't already! -korver --- Previous Update: "Sights From London" Thanks to @pcwhiz24, @jakis, @CorinaMarie, @mike_oxlong, @Handyman, @The British Sausage, @feyss, @Cyclone Boom, @redfox85, @9gruntsand1hammer, @Duco, @MAW, @Androgeos, @Toby Ferrian, @RobertLM78, @_Michael, @kingofsimcity, @ESP15, @bobolee, @Krasner, @SS3K, @KOSMO*, @mrsmartman, @Mańkowsky, @scotttbarry, @PaulSawyer, & @v701 for all the likes!
  13. Chapter 12: A Summer to Remember

    Welcome back! School's out and summer has begun! It's time to make great use of the water park that was built a while back! Woodland Town, along with most towns in the region have stagnated a bit, with population hanging at 30,000 people. Plans to connect the towns and region by interstate and rail by the end of the year are in progress and will encourage major growth in all areas once completed. The Mayor and his wife have two kids, their son Jeremy who is 10 (going into 5th grade) and daughter Christina who is 8 (going into 3rd grade). A Summer to Remember I: A Trip to the Water Park It's another hot summer day This particular Saturday, however, it was very hot! Weather Report: July 8 Saturday Temperature: 96 Degrees Dew Point: 72 Degrees Feels Like: 107 degrees Rain: 80% Highs 98, Lows 73. Scattered showers throughout the day, isolated showers in the afternoon. I took the opportunity today to take the kids out to the new water park. They've been begging me to go the last couple weeks! Jeremy and Christina: Daddy let's go! Me: Christina put on your seat belts! Wife: It's really hot out today. The lines are going to be really long today! Me: I imagine. We get in the car and drive out: 1:24 PM We arrive at the water park and as you see, it's quite crowded: Unfortunately, the trip was cut short and just as they were about to go back upstairs to go on the slide, the lightning alarm goes off. The wind started picking up and drizzles of rain began to come down. Me: "Alright, let's pack it up!" People start exiting in droves as the storm nears. Typical summer storm, we've been getting a lot of these lately but they're normal. I feel the temperature drop. 4:15 PM Just as we're leaving the parking lot, it begins to downpour: It rained for a good portion of the afternoon... The sun peaks through the clouds as the rain continues: 7:35 PM The rain finally let's up: Christina and Jeremy playing in the puddles in my front yard: Here's the current weather now after the storm: Weather Report: July 8 Saturday night Temperature: 76 Degrees Dew Point: 71 Degrees Feels Like: 81 degrees Temperatures have dropped by 20 degrees! Later That Night... The night is peaceful, with the occasional sound of a car streaking through the wet streets splashing up water and distant thunder. Kids from the local neighborhood join in for a pickup game: 10:12 PM Regional Night View: Woodland Town on the right, Woodland River City on the Left, District one above and Pleasant view below it, and Coibridge on the upper left. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2:57 AM I just got awakened by what sounds like a loud rumble. It definitely isn't thunder. Wife: "What's going on?" She says as she rubs her sleepy eyes Just then an even louder rumble booms in the distance, waking up the kids. Jeremy: "Daddy what's that? Another storm?" Me: "I'm going to find out." We all go outside and notice just about the entire neighborhood's been woken as well, as families head outside out trying to make out what's going on. I look at the skies for a sign of a thunderstorm but the skies are clear... Neighbor: "Mayor! Do you have any idea what's the heck is going on?" Me: "No idea, maybe an earthquake?" Neighbor: "Whatever it is it's woken up- *Boom* An even louder thunderous rumbling noise so loud that it rattles windows... I can sense people starting to panic. Christina hugs my leg and starts crying. Just then, the power goes out... To Be Continued... Thank you for reading! Don't forget to leave a comment if you haven't already! Like and follow to stay tuned!
  14. Sights From London

    Today, we're returning to London to take a look at a number of iconic sights from across this amazing city. Our first stop is Piccadilly Circus - first constructed back in 1819, its become one of the world's most famous intersections over the years. Today it connects five different streets - Regent Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, The Haymarket, Coventry Street and Glasshouse Street - and is an important meeting place and one of London's most popular attractions. The Palace of Westminster is another one of the city's most iconic Landmarks. Sitting on the edge of the River Thames, it's hard to miss - and its famed Big Ben clock tower is one of the world's most recognizable buildings. The entire structure has been expanded, rebuilt, and renovated a number of times since its original construction back in 1016 - and now is home to the House of Commons and House of Lords. The suburbs of London are filled for as far as the eye can see with terrace lined streets. Park Crescent has been one of London's most recognizable estates since its completion in the early 1800s. Complete with a private garden, these curved terraces are well known for their elegance. A view of iconic St. Paul's Cathedral at nighttime with a couple of the City's other landmarks - including the Millennium Bridge and the London Stock Exchange. A nighttime rainfall in Canary Wharf - one of London's most important financial districts. The skyline of London's other financial district - The City - is ever evolving and changing. Our trip concludes with a glimpse into the future to see a number of newly completed and soon to be completed skyscrapers towering over the historic city core - a truly breathtaking sight. Don't forget to comment, like, and follow True Earth if you haven't already! -korver --- Previous Update: "Western U.S." Thanks to @Androgeos, @Krasner, @art128, @jakis, @Toby Ferrian, @ESP15, @Handyman, @CorinaMarie, @Duco, @mike_oxlong, @The British Sausage, @redfox85, @Silur, @mrsmartman, @kingofsimcity, @Cyclone Boom, @RobertLM78, @JP Schriefer, @Odainsaker, @_Michael. @nos.17, @9gruntsand1hammer, @bobolee, @tonyr, @Prophet42, @Hanson784, @MAW, @feyss, @scotttbarry, @PHBSD, & @juliok92012 for all the likes!
  15. New York City - Landmarks & Mosaics

    Today, were returning to the Big Apple - New York City - to take another look at this incredible city's most famous landmarks along with a number of mosaics to further showcase the skyline. We begin our trip to New York City with a look at Lower Manhattan and the rebuilt World Trade Center complex. With the 1,776 foot tall One World Trade Center opening in 2014 along with a number of other buildings - and with more on the way - its becoming one of the city's premier office spaces yet again. Other sights here include the famous Woolworth Building - the world's tallest building for nearly 20 years - and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge upon opening in 1883. New York City's Financial District is one of the world's leading financial hubs and is home to a variety of historic and modern skyscrapers. The eight-block long Wall Street runs through the heart of the district and is home to the New York Stock Exchange - by far the world's highest valued stock exchange. Amongst the sea of skyscrapers sits one of the city's most beautiful natural landmarks - The Battery (formerly known as Battery Park). This 25 acre public park has remained a green space on the southern tip of Manhattan since the 1700s, and has offered both locals and tourists a place to relax and enjoy the scenery. Past the tip of Southern Manhattan is where you'll find Liberty Island and one of the city's most famous landmarks - the Statue of Liberty. This gift from the French has stood tall for nearly 150 years, representing friendship and enlightenment. We now head to Midtown Manhattan to take a look at a few more of the city's most famous landmarks, beginning with the beautiful Chrysler Building. Following its completion in 1930, this 1,046 foot tall Art Deco skyscraper briefly held the title as the world's tallest building until the completion of our next landmark. The famed 1,250 foot tall Empire State Building took the crown in 1931 and stood as the world's tallest for nearly 40 years. With a variety of stunning lighting schemes throughout the year - it makes for one of the city's most distinctive sights at nighttime. The skyline of Midtown Manhattan is beginning to change rapidly with an influx of supertall skyscrapers like Jean Nouvel's 53W53, formerly known as Tower Verre. This 950 foot tall building is set to open in early 2019 and sits in the heart of midtown, adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art. With Art Deco masterpieces like the Rockefeller Center close by - it makes for quite the contrast, and its striking design will be hard to miss. We now turn our attention to a few of the city's other famous tourist attractions - such as the Lincoln Center. This iconic center was opened in 1962 and is home to a number of performing arts organizations like the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, New York City Ballet, and the New York Philharmonic. With a variety of theaters, a library, and even a school - this 16 acre complex is truly the city's premier performing arts destination. The American Museum of Natural History was founded in 1869 by a group of prominent businessmen and politicians - which included eventual president Theodore Roosevelt. Since then, its turned into one of the most visited museums in the world, with nearly 5 million exploring the countless displays and exhibits here. Once you get done visiting the museum - scenic Central Park is right next door, and the fall foliage makes for one of the city's most stunning sights. A couple mosaics of Midtown Manhattan - showcasing a wide variety of architectural styles. Our last stop is one of the world's most famous intersections - Times Square. This major commercial intersection sits at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and has been dubbed "The Center of the Universe" for its bright lights, billboards, and famous destination status. Between the Broadway plays, restaurants, and entertainment venues - there's always something to do here, day or night. Don't forget to comment, like, and follow True Earth if you haven't already! -korver Previous Update: "San Francisco" Thanks to @mike_oxlong, @redfox85, @etg-nc2nyc, @RobertLM78, @CorinaMarie, @Odainsaker, @ByeByeBayou, @Handyman, @nycsc4, @9gruntsand1hammer, @bladeberkman, @tariely, @scotttbarry, @Toby Ferrian, @ESP15, @jakis, @Androgeos, @Simmer2, @_Michael, @Terring, @Krasner, @The British Sausage, @weixc812, @bobolee, @matias93, @nRVOUS, @JP Schriefer, @europe.au, @Elenphor, @Fargo, @Huggy-Bear, @Angry Mozart, @Ling Ziming, & @PHBSD for all the likes!
  16. San Francisco

    Today, we're taking a look at another one of the United States' iconic cities - San Francisco. This hilly city sits on a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay in Northern California - and since it's founding in 1776, it's evolved into a cultural, commercial, and financial center. With plenty of famous landmarks and attractions dotting the city - it's also one of the country's top tourist destinations as well. We'll start the trip off in the city's Central Business District - with a number of the city's tallest buildings like Transamerica Pyramid, 555 California Street (formerly Bank of America Center), and 345 California Street in full view. A view of San Francisco's stunning skyline at nighttime. At the center of the city's skyline is the distinctive, pyramid shaped Transamerica Pyramid. Upon its completion in 1972, it was the world's 8th tallest building - and even though it's not the tallest skyscraper in the city anymore (since surpassed by the 1,070 ft. Salesforce Tower, completed this year), it's still the most iconic. We venture out of downtown and onto the city's infamously hilly streets - and it gets especially steep on Lombard Street. This street is famously known for a one block stretch where it zigs and zags down the hillside - and these 8 hairpin curves have given it the title of "The Most Crookedest Street In The World". The crookedness serves a purpose, too - as it was intended to slow down vehicles and to reduce the steep gradient of the hillside, all while offering incredible views of the city. Located northwest of Lombard is the stunning Palace of Fine Arts. Constructed in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific Exposition, this Greco-Roman palace and attraction - complete with a rotunda and columns - has remained one of the city's most popular landmarks ever since. Art exhibitions are still shown regularly, and it also serves as a park and popular wedding destination. Our next destination can be found on top of the city's steep Telegraph Hill - the beautiful Coit Tower. Built as a gift from the late socialite Lillie Hitchcock Coit, this 210 foot tall art deco tower has remained an icon on the San Francisco skyline ever since its opening on October 8th, 1933. For our next destination, we catch a ferry ride at Pier 33 to visit "The Rock" - Alcatraz Island. This small island in San Francisco Bay was developed in the mid 1800s with military fortifications, a lighthouse, and most famously - a prison. Once a small military prison, it quickly grew in size and served as a federal prison from 1934 to 1963, housing some of the country's most hardened criminals like Al Capone. The rugged terrain and frigid water made it the perfect place for inmates - and the unforgiving punishments handed out here gave it a harsh reputation. Although it's been abandoned for decades - it's still one of the city's most well known landmarks and tourist attractions. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is located in the heart of the city and is another one of the city's most distinctive landmarks - the current building was constructed in 1995 and houses some 33,000 pieces of artwork. It's one of the world's largest modern and contemporary museums - any visit here is sure to inspire the mind. The earthquake of 1906 brought much devastation to San Francisco and its skyline - and the old city hall was one of its most prominent buildings brought to rubble. The new San Francisco City Hall, re-opened in 1915, has remained an icon on the skyline ever since with its distinctive Beaux-Arts Dome rising 307 feet above the city. Last but not least is the city's most iconic landmark - the legendary Golden Gate Bridge. This 8,981 foot long suspension bridge spans a narrow straight connecting San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean - and has been open for traffic since 1937. Despite the name, the bridge is actually painted in a brilliant "international orange" color, and it makes for a truly stunning sight, day or night. Don't forget to comment, like, and follow True Earth if you haven't already! -korver Previous Update: "U.S. Skylines" Thanks to @Cyclone Boom, @Silur, @Krasner, @art128, @Toby Ferrian, @RobertLM78, @CorinaMarie, @Handyman, @mrsmartman, @tonyr, @redfox85, @simmytu, @Androgeos, @bobolee, @The British Sausage, @jakis, @raynev1, @ESP15, @nycsc4, @kingofsimcity, @tariely, @scotttbarry, @MAW, @Odainsaker, @mike_oxlong, @feyss, @Simmer2, @etg-nc2nyc, @9gruntsand1hammer, @ByeByeBayou, @aciaKa, @Elenphor, & @_Michael for all the likes!
  17. U.S. Skylines

    Today, we're returning to the United States to cover a few more of the country's most stunning skylines. After already taking a look at the iconic skylines of New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago in previous updates - we'll be viewing St. Louis, Portland, Houston, and Philadelphia today. St. Louis, Missouri We begin in the Midwest - with our first stop being St. Louis. This major city sits right on the Mississippi River and is home to the iconic Gateway Arch, which towers 630 feet above the surrounding skyscrapers. It holds the title of being the tallest man made monument in the United States and serves as a symbol of the city's past - a true "Gateway to the West" for pioneers. Portland, Oregon Located in the United States' Pacific Northwest, Portland has one of the United States' most unique skylines with a mix of historic buildings and post modern skyscrapers like the 509 foot tall KOIN Tower. The "City of Roses" sits right under the shadow of Mt. Hood, and can offer some stunning panoramas: It's usually rainy here, but snowfalls can happen during the winter months - it's always a special sight. Houston, Texas We're headed to the South for our next city - Houston. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, oil production was booming and the city's skyline saw massive growth, with the 1,002 foot tall JPMorgan Chase Tower (1982) and 992 foot tall Wells Fargo Bank Plaza (1983) rising above the rest. A massive oil glut however soon followed and the city's skyline became stagnant for decades - but construction has picked back up in recent years. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Our last stop today will be on the East Coast - where we'll visit the "City of Brotherly Love" and home of the Philly Cheesesteak - Philadelphia. Once the capital of the United States, it's a city noted for its historic buildings like Independence Hall and Philadelphia City Hall - but in recent years, the skyline has been growing rapidly as well. With the 1,121 ft tall Comcast Technology Center (2018) and the 974 ft tall Comcast Center (2008) joining an already impressive skyline - it's truly one of the country's most stunning skylines. Special thanks for the photographs used in this update: St Louis night, CCSA2.5, Daniel Schwen | Portland at Dusk, CCSA2, Alejandro Rdguez | Houston night, CCSA2, eflon | Philadelphia from South Street Bridge July 2016 panorama 3, CCSA3, King of Hearts/Maps and stuff. Each photograph has the same license as the original, was resized, sharpened/blurred, and given a filter, border and vignette. Don't forget to comment, like, and follow True Earth if you haven't already! -korver - - - Previous Update: "Lagos" Thanks to @The British Sausage, @bladeberkman, @redfox85, @Silur, @CorinaMarie, @RobertLM78, @jakis, @AndisArt, @Toby Ferrian, @Krasner, @feyss, @tonyr, @bobolee, @mike_oxlong, @Cyclone Boom, @raynev1, @kingofsimcity, @Handyman, @ByeByeBayou, @SC4L0ver, @Manuel-ito, @Angry Mozart, @weixc812, @Duco, @scotttbarry, @Tyberius06, @Androgeos, @aciaKa, @9gruntsand1hammer, & @mrsmartman for all the likes!
  18. Lagos

    Today, we're taking a trip to Lagos, Nigeria - home to some 21 million people, it's not just Africa's largest city but also one of the largest cities in the world. As you'll see in the pictures below - the streets here can get unbelievably crowded, and played a part in the country moving its capital to the more centrally located (and more spacious) city of Abuja in 1991. The city has continued to grow since then however - and has further developed into a financial center for all of Africa. While today, Lagos is a city known for its sprawling markets, crowded housing districts and busy streets - there was a time when the city was a little less chaotic. Here in 1910, the city was just beginning to grow - with the first steam tramways crossing the streets. By the 1960s and 1970s, the city was growing rapidly and quickly became known for its intensely crowded streets - and Nnamdi Azikiwe street in the heart of the city is one the city's busiest. Markets like Idumota Market spill out onto the streets and can make traveling anywhere quite difficult. Another view of Nnamdi Azikiwe and Idumota Market in the 1980s. While the streets are usually crowded at all times of the day - it gets especially bad during rush hour, and you could be stuck in a traffic jam for hours behind an endless stream of yellow Danfos buses. There's a reason why they call them "go-slows". We move forward to current times to take a look at one of the city's most iconic landmarks - the Lagos Central Mosque. Opened for worship in 1988, its distinctive Ottoman style minarets can be seen from nearly everywhere in the heart of the city. Close by is another one of the city's most important markets - the sprawling Balogun Market, widely recognized as one of the best places to buy fabrics in the city. For our next sight, we're making a brief stop on the mainland - where it's a common sight to see wood merchants and sawmills dotting the shorelines. There's a number of bridges crossing the lagoon to get here - with the most stunning being the Third Mainland Bridge, which wraps around the perimeter of the shoreline for nearly 40,000 feet, and is usually filled with the city's iconic buses. We head back South across Lagos Island to take a look at the city's Central Business District. Many of the country's most important corporations, financial institutions, and major commercial banks are headquartered here, and it serves as a financial center for all of West Africa. For our last scene, we're taking a glimpse into the future to visit the city's Eko Atlantic development, being built on the city's reclaimed Atlantic shoreline on Victoria Island. This new development will house some 250,000 residents and include a variety of commercial and financial developments as well, leading some to call it a modern African Wall Street. While the development won't be completed for years to come - it still gives hope that it will transform the city into an even larger financial hub. Don't forget to comment, like, and follow True Earth if you haven't already! -korver Special thanks to @Maloskero for rendering some of his beautiful buildings in HD for this update! Much appreciated - - - Thanks to @scotttbarry, @_Michael, @AsimPika3172, @Handyman, @Krasner, @CorinaMarie, @jakis, @mike_oxlong, @Manuel-ito, @redfox85, @raynev1, @Toby Ferrian, @Angry Mozart, @tariely, @Silur, @pcwhiz24, @bobolee, @matias93, @Odainsaker, @9gruntsand1hammer, @Huggy-Bear, @Androgeos, @Elenphor, @kschmidt, @SC4L0ver, & @RobertLM78 for all the likes on the preview!
  19. Lagos (Preview)

    Lagos (Preview) For our next destination, we're taking a trip to Africa and visiting the continent's largest city - Lagos. We'll be taking a look at some of the city's most crowded markets, iconic landmarks, and even a glimpse into the future to see new developments on the city's Atlantic shoreline. It's one of my most ambitious custom lotting projects yet, and the full update is just about done - but in the meantime, here's a little preview of what's to come Lagos is home to some of the world's most crowded streets - and it gets especially busy near its famous Idumota Market, where you could be stuck in traffic for hours behind countless yellow Danfos buses. A view of Downtown Lagos. Don't forget to comment, like, and follow True Earth if you haven't already! -korver - - - Previous Update: "Pacific Islands" Big thanks to @CorinaMarie, @redfox85, @tonyr, @AndisArt, @bobolee, @kingofsimcity, @rivit, @weixc812, @RobertLM78, @Angry Mozart, @pcwhiz24, @Odainsaker, @bladeberkman, @scotttbarry, @Silur, @The British Sausage, @Toby Ferrian, @jakis, @Handyman, @Manuel-ito, @Linoa06, @Krasner, @AsimPika3172, @matias93, @Dgmc2013, @9gruntsand1hammer, @nissan_s14, @mike_oxlong, @Simmer2, @kschmidt, @ESP15, @PHBSD, @raynev1, @mrsmartman, @MAW, @rathefalcon, @Androgeos, @SC4L0ver, @_Michael, @feyss, & @Prophet42 for all the likes!
  20. Along metro line B

    Today, I'm going to present you my city with an original presentation. You are going discover the city accros the metro station along the line B of Ligonnes. Metro B map Gerland quarter, his sport hall and his old stadium which is now use for rugby The quarter is also composed with a little campus and a lot research center Debourg Junction with Tramway T1 direction city center and East Hopital Center, his engineering school specialized in agro-food. The famous concert hall of the city Jean Macé His plaza, his small train station recently build to reduce the numbers of passengers in the twice big train station in the city. The train station is exclusively used for regional train, the train station is directly connect to the Tramway T2 University and city Center and metro Line B. Around the plaza you will find one of the most famous nightclub in the city, the Loft Club. Saxe Gambetta Station connected with the metro line D direction suburds and city center and the new quarter Vaise. Residential area Guichard Plaza A place, a residential area and the stocks markets. Part Dieu is the CDB metro station describe in the other entry https://community.simtropolis.com/journals/entry/28478-ligonnes-cbd/ Brotteaux An old train station detroy and replace by a new One the Part-Dieu Station in the CDB part. Old quarter of the city and very near the CBD To come Charpennes station and the Line B extension project
  21. Preface Hello all! This thread will feature several cities that i am building. They represent a fictional European kingdom that in real life would be somewhere around Denmark and Germany but with slightly milder weather (I do not have Snowfall). The cities would have nonsensical Germanic names and most of the cities would have a more European theme. Before someone get twitchy at the word "reich", it simply means empire in German. My Cims are not ... well, you know. A tour of Nordreich part 1: Schlossberg Welcome to Nordreich, a nation of happy, friendly and hard working people. The empire was created 200 years ago from a loose confederation of 7 duchies and principalities, and since then it has been guided by the goals of prosperity, freedom, and progress. Schlossberg is a coastal city of about 200,000 people. Before the creation of the empire, the city was the capital of the Duchy of Schlossberg. Today, it is governed by a democratically elected provincial assembly, while the Duke retains his nominal role as the leader of the duchy. Traveling to Schlossberg is easy. International travelers are welcome via the international airport. Meanwhile domestic flights are welcomed through the smaller Schlossberg North Regional airport: Passengers would be treated to a breathtaking Aerial view of the city while they are still up in the air, especially at night: The city is also easily accessible by train and by cruise ships. In fact it is such a popular destination for cruise ships that the has 3 cruise ports to handle the many travelers coming and going. Meanwhile, travelers by rail would arrive at the new Central Station, a regional transport hub that is also home to several subway lines and inner-city train routes that makes traveling within the city a breeze and car free. Once you arrive, there are plenty to see and enjoy all over the city. Here are some highlights: The Old Lighthouse is one of the oldest buildings in the city. Although no longer functional, today it is a popular location for tourists and locals searching for a romantic location to get married. A small team of provincial officers are there to conduct on site weddings for everyone who wish to tie the knot. The Basilica by the Sea is located near the site of the former cargo port. Originally built to pray for safety of seamen and remember those who were lost at sea, today it is a museum that commemorates the empire's role during the age of exploration and discovery. Around the Basilica is the Beach and Seaside district, home to major hotels, museums, and other leisure businesses. These include the panda sanctuary, a gift from the Chinese government One of the newest attractions of the city is the new Central park, located in the outer city district. And finally, the Schlossberg Palace and Gardens is one of the most popular destinations in the city, attracting thousands and thousands of visitors. Built around 200 years ago, the palace is the official part-time residence for the royal family, as well as the full-time residence of the duke and his court. The gardens was a partial replica of the larger imperial gardens in the capital of Reichsstadt, and it is open to the public. In the next entry: transportation and living in Schlossberg: green spaces, more attractions, and monuments.
  22. Pacific Islands

    Today, we'll be taking a tour across the Pacific Ocean - exploring some of its most beautiful landscapes, villages, landmarks and more. We begin in Hawaii, where we'll be taking a look at one of the Pacific's most stunning natural wonders - the Nā Pali Coast. Stretching fifteen miles long, these rugged cliffs dramatically rise nearly 4,000 feet above the ocean, making for an unforgettable sight. Coastal waterfalls dot the shorelines, and can be quite the stunning scene - especially after a heavy rainfall. We make our way a couple thousand miles East for our next stop - Ecuador's Galapagos Islands. This remote and isolated chain of islands is widely known for their amazing diversity, with many species found no where else on earth. Pinnacle Rock, located on Bartolome Island, is the islands' most recognizable landmark - formed by an underwater volcanic explosion, wind and erosion over time has given it a distinctive "shark tooth" look. Futher South is the Pacific's most mysterious landmark - the Moai of Chile's Easter Island. No one knows for sure how they were constructed, but it's believed that they were built to honor deceased ancestors and to protect the locals from invaders. Special thanks to Simmer2 for sending me the models! Travel a couple thousand miles West and you'll find one of the Pacific's smallest yet most beautiful capitals - Adamstown, located in the Pitcairn Islands. There's a simple beauty here - from the car-less streets, to the Norfolk pines that flank the hillsides, and to the great South Pacific sunsets - it's certainly worth a visit. Kiribati is our next destination - this low lying island republic stretches some 3,000 miles east to west, and contains plenty of uninhibited islands - which despite their beauty, are in danger of being washed away by rising seas. Our next stop is Tahiti's Bora Bora, one of the Pacific's most iconic atolls. With extremely shallow waters surrounding the entire atoll, it gave the locals the chance to build numerous resorts and huts right on top of the water, giving unmatched views for anyone staying the night. Bora Bora is truly incredible from above. We travel further West, stopping in New Caledonia to visit Nouméa's striking Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre. Since its opening in June 1998, it's been one of the region's most important and popular landmarks, celebrating the local Kanak culture. Our tour wraps up with a visit to one of the Pacific's most unique villages - Fiji's Navala Village. This 200 year old village is known for its traditional housing - with nearly 1,000 people living in it's many bures, or thatched roof houses. Nestled in the heart of rural Fiji with a stunning mountain backdrop as well - it's truly one of the Pacific's most picturesque locations. Don't forget to comment, like, and follow True Earth if you haven't already! -korver - - - Previous Update: "Japan" Big thanks to @jakis, @_Michael, @RobertLM78, @bobolee, @ESP15, @MushyMushy, @AndisArt, @redfox85, @The British Sausage, @Akallan, @CorinaMarie, @kschmidt, @Prophet42, @Krasner, @Odainsaker, @matias93, @Tonraq, @weixc812, @PaulSawyer, @AsimPika3172, @Marushine, @Toby Ferrian, @Handyman, @SC4L0ver, @feyss, @MAW, @Oerk, @mike_oxlong, @Sciurus, @tariely, @scotttbarry, @9gruntsand1hammer, @Angry Mozart, @thorK73, @Simmer2, @Aleksey-kuznetsow, @Jonas_Chaves, @Duco, @kingofsimcity, @Ling Ziming, @Dgmc2013, @jinjinjiejie, @mrsmartman, @Elenphor, @nRVOUS, @rathefalcon, @nissan_s14, @tonyr, @Artimus, @v701, & @Aezuros for all the likes! Replies for Japan:
  23. 1. Overview

    I'm back. I have a little bit more time; not much, but a little. Posts will be seldom at best, but the fact that I'm back still has me baffled. I promised I would bring a new region in to light - that region was partly damaged due to file transfer, so only a handful of cities had survived as a result. But fortunately, I was able to develop a small "provincial" region with over 1,200,000 residents. Allow me to walk you through some miscellaneous pictures. 1) Above is the smaller town of Lindley, with a population of 6,551. It straddles a northern development corridor, a distance from the largest city in Columbia, Northampton. The road to the right, Route 74, climbs the ridge and serves as a pivotal link between Lindley and points west on the Hashen Plateau, including Mountainville. 2) The Hashen Bridge was constructed in 1978, while the majority of Columbia province was much smaller than it was today. Originally a main link across the region (with Lindley at the time being an important transportation town), it has since been overshadowed by numerous freeways and other regional routes; the bridge today carries local traffic between Lindley and rural areas outside of Northampton. 3) Further down the valley from Lindley is the moderately sized community of Midland, which has a population of 22,642. Midland saw quite considerable gentrification and expansion in the late 1990s with the construction of Highway 21 to the immediate west. Midland has, as of recent, become more of a commuter city, as the population has steadily increased with the surrounding Auburn and Northampton suburbs approaching city boundaries. 4) Appropriately named "The Crossroads", this area is the result of an 11 year expansion project, aimed at joining city of Cambridge and the metropolis Northampton. Here, Highway 21 continues towards the top of the image, and the newly reassigned Highway 72 continues into a lengthy tunnel, where it emerges at the foot of the Hashen River. The area here is officially designated as part of Cambridge, and the development around this new interchange has exploded. The reassignment of Highway 72 gives suburban areas a much faster, direct route into the Northampton area, whereas before commuters were required to encounter Auburn traffic and encounter the previous terminus of Highway 72 north of Midland. https://i.imgur.com/U424g3l.jpg[/img ]5) Here we see Highway 72 meandering to the right of the screen in the city of Riverton, right next door to the thriving metropolis of Northampton. Riverton sits on the northern shore of Hashen Bay, with ferry and subway services providing easy access to Northampton without use of car. Towards the top of the picture is Route 37, which is a major surface artery for the smaller cities around Northampton. Not pictured to the bottom is Lancaster Island, which serves as a convenient turn west for the Highway 72 towards Cambridge; a small industrial park is also found here. And, last but certainly not least.... ^^^^^ (unfortunately, this region is solely medium tiles, so I can't go too far without exposing edges. But since this was at night and it wasn't too terrible, I found it hard to pass up.) (pro tip 2: demolish those darn manufacturing tiles so they don't show zots and ruin another picture.) 6) All of the above are of Northampton, a city currently straddling a population of 775,000 and a greater urban area of 908,000. Northampton is comprised of one large peninsula, as well as two islands to the south and east. But more on that later....this was just an intro. It's good to be back. Not sure when the next one will be, but I look forward to continuing this CJ. Until next time.
  24. Holston Begins

    The year is 1867. Andrew Johnson is the sitting president of these United States of America. Nebraska is admitted full statehood. The U.S. has just bought Alaska from the Russians. Westward Expansion is still full throttle. Yes, disease and poverty run rampant still, but the Industrial Revolution has begun a few decades prior. New industries and shops are being built, and businesses are prospering. It is the era of American Reconstruction. Enter Holston: A small but promising boom town with much to offer. Though the skies are filled with smog and the streets are dirty potholed, what goes on behind the large glass windows and the bricks upon bricks is extraordinary. Holston might not look like much now, but it will become a large, prosperous city with scholars and businessmen aplenty. And now without further ado, some photographs of the great city herself, in all her glory. Thanks guys and hope you enjoyed it! More shall come soon.
  25. Notes and stuff: One day, I was looking at the forums (before I registered.) I say a section marked 'City Journals'. I thought 'Hey, that section looks nice, maybe I'll find a nice city timeline in there.' *click* Immediately, I saw a thread marked 'Skylines of Cathnoquey.' I thought 'That looks interesting, I should read it.' *click* I spent the next 3 hours reading it. (Good job Linoa, your journal is one of the best I've seen) After I was done, I wanted more. Much more. I waited for updates. *One week passes* Nope. *One month passes* Nope. *One year passes* Still nope. There finally was an update in November 2017. I was excited! I thought the series would be revived. That was the last update before now. (If the author has real-life problems, I understand.) There seemed to be a big hole where the 'Organic City Timeline Journals' category was. At this point, my interest in C:S began to rise again. I thought 'Why not make a city journal?' So I did. I tried to make one and lost the save file. (I just remade it.) The town that I remade I wanted to be the first town to have the city journal focused on. I hope to update this one until I lose interest within a month for at least a few years until my SSD has no more room for my save files. That town's name was Lynnfield (Named for a reason that you maybe will see once I stop being lazy and make a state map for Lynnfield.) So here it is! (Notes are done.) __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In northeastern Kabylake province (named for the giant lake in the middle of the province and another hint to where the name Lynnfield came from), at the intersection of Freeway I-670 and A-87 (The major highways in the province) lies a sleepy village by the name of Lynnfield. It's an unassuming little town, situated at the tributary of two rivers. This quiet little town of 2.950 hasn't seen much development since its founding a mere 35 years ago. The city lies just off Freeway A-87. The city is linked to a freeway, connected by a roundabout named Maxwell Circle, aptly named for the giant statue of a GTX 980 in the center. On the other side of the freeway lies the city's farming industry, which has largely driven the local economy and provided the majority of employment in the city. Freeway A-87, which provides highway access to Lynnfield. Cosine Co., a major engineering company in Kabylake, recently opened another of its many headquarters, providing Lynnfield citizens an alternative to farm work and a break from the sun and the heat. Atlantic Salmon Apartments, named for how the colors of the complex resemble the skin and meat of a salmon, is the latest addition to a downtown that otherwise hasn't changed in the past 15 years. Bob the motorcyclist takes a right turn to the farm he's employed at. He's contemplating leaving the city or applying for a job at Cosine Co., as the city has provided little jobs for college graduates like him. Lynnfield high school. Built 20 years ago, the school is starting to have an overflow problem and the city, governed by Mayor McFatbags, seems to spend all its budget at improving the Mayor's mansion, so the problem remains. However, elections are coming up, and there's a disruptive candidate that gives the previously uncontesed (for reasons that the city absolutely does not want to disclose) mayor McFatbags a run for his money. The intersection of Blemont and 7th street, the main East-West and North-South axes of the town. Plans to upgrade the roads and potentially accommodate more new citizens have been stalled by the mayor's monopolistic council, but as mentioned before, there a a wave of young Lynnfielders who are tired of stagnation and corruption in the city and running for a spot in city council and even mayor. The city hall. The 2 main highways near the city provide the city a huge opportunity as a transportation hub, which many of the young Lynnfielders running for city council or Mayor are hoping to take advantage of. Being the largest town within a few tens of miles with low tax rates and easy accessibility, maybe the city will grow some day... That's it for today! There probably will be more tomorrow, considering how excited I am at continuing this. This is my first CJ, so feedback is strongly appreciated. Edit: Ideas for future updates and mods/assets are also appreciated. The map is Copper Creek, if anyone's curious.
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