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Postcards from Govad

Discussion in 'City Photos' started by mrmnts, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. mrmnts

    mrmnts Skilled Worker

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    Govad means wind in Persian. This was the name of a Yazata (angel) in Persian mythology.
    Legend has it that the wind blowing in the region many centuries ago, carved a spiral shape into the mountain; the land formation known nowadays as the spiral, the tower and even the cake or the hat among younger generations. It is this formation that gives the city its identity and it's what attracts most visitors into the city.

    Aerial view of the spiral and the old town

    SOT.jpg

    More photos of the spiral and the park on top of it

    statue.jpg

    parknite.jpg

    parkpond.jpg


    The maze at the spiral

    mazespiral.jpg

    The old town

    backgardens.jpg

    earlymorning.jpg

    lowrise.jpg

    oldtown.jpg

    oldtownstr.jpg

    Farmers' market at the old town

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    City center (plaza of the Opera)

    plaza.jpg


    plazaopera.jpg
    City center: shopping distric and cafes

    cafes.jpg

    shops.jpg

    cafesquare.jpg

    studentplaza.jpg

    sunsetcafe.jpg
    New district: executives' residences and offices

    ferris.jpg


    boats.jpg


    newdistrictnite.jpg

    officepark.jpg
    Cocktail bar at the flower

    nitecocktail.jpg

    University Campus

    campus.jpg

    The farms and rural area

    fields.jpg

    oldwind.jpg



    windmills.jpg

    Riverside suburbs

    residen.jpg

    residential.jpg


    Aerial view

    bevfspiral.jpg
     
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  2. veija2

    veija2 Mayor

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    this is a lovely city. Are you making it into a cj?
     
  3. mrmnts

    mrmnts Skilled Worker

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    @veija2 , thanks! My initial idea was to write a CJ with a twist: a photographer's journal about the city he was photographing for a travel guide and postcards set (hence the title), so each entry on the journal would tell what place he visited that day and give some information about it that way. But then I wasn't sure if that was a good idea or just plain silly and in the end decided to use this thread instead and not make a big deal out of it :) and no CJ
     
  4. kipate

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    Looks like a promising start. Let's see how it turns out. Maybe try to use some bridge mod instead of the in-game bridges, though?
     
  5. Alex24

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    he does, look at the two pictures at the end ;)
     
  6. kipate

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    You are right, I should have been more specific: the red cable-stayed bridges could be replaced by modded bridges, though :p
     
  7. mrmnts

    mrmnts Skilled Worker

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    @kipate, yes the bridges are still a challenge for me. It doesn't show in any photo, but there is one that looks like it's sinking :LOL: and I also had a good laugh trying to place the monorail which ended up looking like a rollercoaster ride in some places so I opted out of it. Once the buildings are placed it is very difficult so next time I'll work on the transportation system first. This is a learning curve so there is still a lot to learn before my cities look polished. Also highways: that is advanced level for me. Not there yet
    Another problem I'm finding is the moment the city starts growing a little my computer starts to not being able to cope. The fan goes on at full blast and it makes me nervious. I got to 170k inhabitants and it already was a struggle. I don't do zoning, every single building I've placed intentionally where it is and it is a lot of work for such huge maps so I might stick to smaller cities for now
     
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