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Title: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on September 19, 2012, 05:19:20 AM
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Welcome to the Schulmania National Capital Region!


For those of you not familiar with Schulmania, let me by way of introduction point you to the national website, www.schulmania.info  (http://www.schulmania.info)and suggest you browse the archives (Simtropolis Archive: http://schulmania.info/index_files/archiveindex.htm  (http://schulmania.info/index_files/archiveindex.htm), Exclusive Web Archive: http://schulmania.info/index_files/exclusivearchives.htm  (http://schulmania.info/index_files/exclusivearchives.htm)and War Archive: http://schulmania.info/index_files/QFarchive.htm (http://schulmania.info/index_files/QFarchive.htm)) to catch yourself up on the world’s first and largest royal felinocracy. I would suggest you use the archive site because all chapters are preserved in PDF form. On Simtropolis, some updates have been corrupted over time and are not as well preserved, especially in Volume 1. Need to follow the story line? Try the Newcomer’s Guide, located here: http://schulmania.info/index_files/newcomer.htm (http://schulmania.info/index_files/newcomer.htm).

Now, to get some geographic context for the National Capital Region. If you want to see the current maps of the whole nation, try this link: http://schulmania.info/index_files/map.htm (http://schulmania.info/index_files/map.htm). The four districts of the Kingdom of Tenne, a constituent region of Schulmania, are shown in the map below.

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This is the heartland of Schulmania, and is available to you if you wish to build on it, as a map called “Heartland” – available on the STEX by my good buddy Vandy. Here’s a link: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/17709-heartland (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/17709-heartland)/.

The next map shows you where all of the cities shown thus far in Tenne are located. Now, of course, some are larger than the dot that marks their location. But this will help you place names and cities. The capital city is Oak Ridge. And, due to its size (26 arrondissements/quarters/districts) it covers more space than the typical Schulminion city.

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The map below shows you the urban growth boundary for the National Capital Region, comprising of the 26 districts of Oak Ridge. Now, before you ask how 26 districts will fit into a fraction of one large city tile, do know that thanks to the nature of cyberspace, it can. Just trust me on that one (wink, wink, nudge, nudge).

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If you are curious about the history of the site, there are two web exclusive links which give you the background of the new capital site. First, the announcement of the new site: http://www.schulmania.info/exclusive_files/xcl018.htm (http://www.schulmania.info/exclusive_files/xcl018.htm). And next, the reaction to the new site as it nears completion: http://www.schulmania.info/exclusive_files/consternation.htm (http://www.schulmania.info/exclusive_files/consternation.htm).

What to expect

A list of districts and their names and purposes will be posted below and periodically updated (not by modifying the post but by a new one, since some districts may be changed on a whim). The 26 districts will not be revealed in order, as they are not all finished. Each district is distinctive and has its own character and special buildings and features. Most districts will be revealed over multiple chapters due to the large number of pictures associated with their detailed compositions. For example, the second district, which is completed, is currently divided into 8 chapters worth of content; each of these with 20+ pictures each (the third district may be 15+ chapters!). Some districts will be in only one chapter, as is our first chapter, revealing District XVI. District I’s main feature will be revealed in one supermassive update with over 40 pictures. (There will be other features from District I in other updates, so fret not.)

With the impending release of Simcity 2013, one might be wondering in what format to expect chapters to be released. All Schulmania updates will default to SimCity 4 by order of the Supreme Wirdle unless the new version of the game offers the prospect of creating Schulmania-like cities and the advent of suitable custom content.

Again, welcome to Schulmania: National Capital Region.


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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: noahclem on September 19, 2012, 06:19:07 AM
Looks promising  :)  Good luck with the new MD  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: nas-t on September 19, 2012, 07:08:36 AM
looks interesting! i'll stay tuned
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: art128 on September 20, 2012, 03:56:56 PM
Oh! Here you are! I was looking for your new MD, just noticed it right now.

Interesting little map, Bruce. I like to play on small maps instead of big giant one.

Looking forward for the first in-game pictures.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on September 21, 2012, 06:15:14 PM
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Districts not named so far have not been started yet. But, fear not... they will come!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: kinderly on September 21, 2012, 06:21:58 PM

Looks like you have a bit of work ahead of you. This should be interesting!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on September 22, 2012, 05:15:47 PM
Leafing through an old book in the library, I found this old engraving of the XVI district of the capital, the Gilded Quarter:
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Upon further study, I found that the area is located here, and will be the focus of the next chapter:
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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on September 23, 2012, 06:55:04 PM
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noahclem   Thank you! And welcome! It is not often that someone gets to the first commenter on one of my works… since I have made so few of them. So, for all time you are #1 in S:NCR!

nas-t   Thanks. I hope you will like what I have for you. And welcome!

art128     Thanks. I am glad you found me and I hope you like what I have in store for you.

Kinderly   That I do! But a good bit is already done and waiting to be shown. But I will be busy for a while, that’s for sure! Welcome to Schulmania!



Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on September 25, 2012, 06:14:06 PM
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East Tenne: Gilded Quarter

The new national capital region opened to the public July 1st. The city is not yet complete, but government offices are opening around the city and many residential and commercial districts are now operational. This is our first look at the vast new capital. The capital region comprises both banks of the Wirdle River in North East Tenne and the shore along the Tenne Sea. We are looking at Pellissippi Island, which hosted the town of Hammers and a military installation before they were destroyed by Queensferry. Reborn as Oak Ridge’s District XVI, the island is now the financial core of Schulmania. Nicknamed “The Gilded District” for its concentration of wealth, District XVI is the new home to the treasury, national bank, and main stock exchange. The “Wall Street of Schulmania” is a startling transformation for this island and is a suitable introduction to the capital – which will be revealed in greater detail over multiple chapters to come.

 
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The Pellissippi Memorial Gardens at the south end of the island serve as a memorial to those who perished here in the wartime attacks by Queensferry. Nearby is the ferry terminal and a strong contingent of retailers and offices.
 
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The Columns of the Golden Paws flank the bridges leading to the mainland. Topped with oversize solid gold statues, the columns give an indicator of the vast treasure stored on the island.

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The national bank, Bank of the Government of Schulmania, sits behind one column and next to the Royal Treasury.

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The Royal Treasury is a round structure which stores the crown jewels, gold reserves and other national treasures. It is flanked on the west by the Finance Office (left) and national bank (right). It sits at the heart of the island and is a very secure facility.

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From here, gold and silver and sent to the various regional and municipal mints for coinage. There is a minting facility here as well. This will strike coins for the capital.

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The Finance Office works in concert with the national bank to develop and implement monetary policy

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The business sector south of the treasury comprises mainly of banks, other financial institutions and traders
 
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As can be imagined, a plethora of upscale retailers has descended upon the island. In the shadow of Whiskers Column, traders bid on the most valuable of all feline commodities: gilded whiskers

On the northern end of the island, the largest stock exchange in the feline world is now open. Combining the various stock exchanges in middle and eastern Schulmania into one, the new bourse is known by the name FelinEx, the International Feline Stock Exchange.

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FelinEx conducts trades for companies in Schulmania and Harar and other feline entities

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The FelinEx Bourse sits at the northern tip of the island

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Various trading houses and financiers have offices nearby. Luckily, our erstwhile feline traders do not engage in questionable financial practices, unlike their humanoid counterparts elsewhere.

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I am going to stop at famed jewel’s Van Claw & Arpels for a new collar. And then off to the marble-floored atrium at the Chicken King for lunch. Wanna come?

To close our visit to the island, here are two views of District XVI, one of the northern half and one of the southern.

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The northern half

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The southern half

Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: benedict on September 26, 2012, 04:22:15 PM
Good luck with this new adventure here at SC4D!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: art128 on September 26, 2012, 04:35:11 PM
Nice start!

Great work using the Parisian buildings.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on September 27, 2012, 05:51:46 AM
As a side note, any one seen over 100,000 Sims at a subway station before?

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on September 29, 2012, 08:22:17 AM
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The next update comes October 5th and featured the 6th SchulmAnniversary Special Update. This one will be a large update highlighting the major feature of the Royal Quarter, District I. The engraving above is one item you will see in this special chapter.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: noahclem on September 29, 2012, 09:43:18 AM
Great work with the Parisian area in the last update  &apls  I really liked that you included RL pics (I've never seen that bourse before). Looking forward to the next update  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Kergelen on October 01, 2012, 06:16:34 AM
Nice start! The Parisian buildings and the symmetric layout in this small island is beautiful. :)
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: rooker1 on October 01, 2012, 09:17:48 AM
Very nice start.  Great looking city so far, can't wait to see more.

I had to move your other MD to the Inactive Classics section.

Robin :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on October 02, 2012, 09:34:04 PM
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benedict   Thanks1 There may be a few SC4D exclusive features as well just to differentiate between the two.

art128      Thanks. You will see a lot of those here.

Noahclem   Thanks. Glad you liked it. I will be doing the same with RL pix throughout as possible.

Kergelen   Thanks! Glad you like it.

rooker1   Thanks! More is on the way!

Tomorrow I will reveal where the next update takes place. Stay tuned!

Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on October 03, 2012, 06:48:49 PM
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The next chapter features…

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on October 05, 2012, 05:45:31 AM
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East Tenne: Welcome to Wirtyplace

Schulmania’s sixth anniversary update features the home of Schulmania’s beloved, inspirational, soft and furry leader: the Supreme Wirdle. Her home for ages has been Wirtyplace, a structure built in ancient days in the center of the original capital of the nation, Wirt. But, her nation has outgrown its small capital and has built a massive new one on the western shore of the Tenne Sea. Her adoring subjects have spared no expense in building her a lavish palace commensurate with her position as the exalted leader of a prosperous and happy nation.

 
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Here’s the original Wirtyplace, a humble ancient structure located in the heart of ancient Wirt. The site has now been named “Old Wirtyplace” and is the home of Admiral Hestorb, Queen of Schulmanicus.

The town of Wirt, population ~10,000, has been the capital since forever. It is still smarting from the transfer of national power to Oak Ridge, though; residents would tell you if they were totally honest that life is easier without so many government officials pushing paper around all the time. Isn’t that what government officials do? As government agencies vacate the area, residents and businesses get more space. Not too much though, since the regional government is still headquartered here.

Building the new Wirtyplace presented an interesting balancing act: the country’s desire to shower splendor upon their leader and their leader’s non-opulent lifestyle. An outdoorsy girl who likes to catch her own dinner when she gets the time to do so, the Supreme Wirdle will definitely need more than a large palace and manicured grounds. The solution to this was devised by the City Planning Office’s star architect, Baron Mandeln von Schokolade. They said his plan was nuts, be he said it was simply almonds.

The site selected is along the south shore of the Wirdle River, whose narrow delta empties into the Tenne Sea between two large barrier islands. The Royal Quarter consists of the Wirtyplace compound as well as some surrounding government offices and two islands in the narrow river. One of the islands is reserved as a private sanctuary for the Supreme Wirdle and the other will be developed with high density government offices and commercial development. Today, we focus this anniversary special on the most significant building thus far in the nation – the residence of our beloved leader. In the absence of a national capitol building (one will probably be constructed so she won’t have to work from home) the new Wirtyplace is the de facto capitol of the nation.
 
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Our beloved leader, the Supreme Wirdle

With some commentary, we will begin our tour of her new home at the main entrance, which fronts the Wirdle River. She has frontage along the Tenne Sea as well, where she has her own marina. Her yacht, the H. M. S. Tortie, docks here as do ships of her guests, support staff and suppliers. Unlike many of her subjects, the Supreme Wirdle is not an avid traveler. In fact, she hates to go places and does so with great reluctance. So, to satisfy her need for outdoors time, she will have a hunting lodge and a private forest within which to hunt. Her lack of travel is legendary, by the way. Outside of Schulmanicus, she has taken only a few trips to Wirdleonia and East Atkinos, just one to New Atkinos, and has not been to Devonshire in person.

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One entrance faces a paved stone road which of course does not allow motorized vehicles. Passing through a gate, we see her front lawn, which has Schulminion flags flanking the walkway.

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The back entrance has a similar configuration, but does not have the reception hall. It instead features some elegant fountains.

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Looking south, we can see the front entrance leads to a reception hall. From here, distinguished guests are received and escorted with a procession across the lawn to the main building.

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The reception hall has ample space for visiting delegations and the expected throngs of tourists eager to see the massive palace. Tour guides meet visitors at the fountains on the hour weekdays.

Before we visit the palace, we can stroll around the extensive, manicured grounds. Walkways, plantings and special features abound in this luxurious landscape. Plantings from across the nation have been added. In a touch of charming whimsy, the varied flowers from around the nation were grown from seeds sent to the head gardener, R. M. Boothby, by schoolchildren from every town plus from Harar. In a show of appreciation for the gesture, the Supreme Wirdle personally escorts school groups around the palace at least once a week. Needless to say, the lucky group that gets her as their guide will remember the trip with excitement forever.

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Speaking of whimsy, the schoolchildren of the capital built this oversize portrait of the Supreme Wirdle using legos. She has put this delightful project on display in the reception hall for all to enjoy.
 
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Trees from five regions line the walkways around the grounds in this picture. A garden statue sits in a patch of native wildflowers at top right. The trees at lower right are the best for using as scratching posts, or so I hear…

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Beds of East Atkinos flowers line the route to a small patio overlooking the sea. The Supreme Wirdle wanted the shore left undeveloped, so its rocks and sand march right up to the manicured lawn’s edge.

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If one needs to take a stroll, why not use this scenic loop? You can’t get lost!

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You might get lost in here, though…

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The “Secret Garden” is where the Supreme Wirdle will be hosting cookouts for her friends. The incredible honor it would be to eat a meal she caught herself with her own paws is so great that the mere prospect of being invited causes mass swooning.

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Not bad for a back yard, is it?

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The Royal Conservatory is a greenhouse for exotic plants from the far south and other destinations. Behind it is a very fancy koi pond. The Supreme Wirdle gets her fresh fish from here when she’s in the mood to angle.

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Despite her aversion to getting wet, she will hop in to get a fish now and then. The fish is worth it. Her servants will dry her paws as soon as she gets out.

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Sometimes birds will come in trying to get the fish. And if the Supreme Wirdle is around, bird will be on the menu that night. She is indeed a mighty huntress.

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Her backyard features a massive fountain and plaza. Her subjects can gather here to hear her addresses from the palace.

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PARTY FOUL! Do not go in the pool without permission. Security may scratch you if they have to escort you out.
 
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A separate catnip greenhouse has the finest catnip in all the land

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Outbuildings include the Vault of the Fancy Feast (right) and Treasury of the Friskies

Now that we are up by the main building, it is time to see the Palace of Wirtyplace. The structure is the largest home in the nation and was built for the staggering price of 1.63 million gold schulmonetas (each one contains 0.2344 troy ounces of pure gold, which at today’s price for gold, is over US$ 675 million). It’s a good things she has that much gold on hand. The furnishings, grounds and other additional costs added up to 810,000 schulmonetas. The government was more than willing to pay these costs but she insisted on paying herself, as after all it is her home.

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Let’s head over to her front door so we can come in and get the grand tour

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Welcome to Wirtyplace!

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Here’s the whole palace. She has several courtyards and many rooms and halls. She also has a partial moat along the front. That’s just for decoration, but some of her guests enjoy a lazy glide in it on a raft.

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The courtyards are perfect for enjoying the sun and are used by the Supreme Wirdle and her staff/guests frequently. The paved surfaces keep it toasty warm, just the way cats like it.

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Every room and hall has ample sunlight thanks to many windows along every wall. Luckily, these windows are energy efficient so that the rooms do not get cold in the winter.

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Tourists do not get to go into the courtyards in the interior, but they can see them from the windows as they explore the palace

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In this wider view, we see that the palace has four courtyards. Each has paved areas for sunning and climbing trees. We also see the decorative moat, which is an interesting touch to add to the palace’s overall scheme.

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The main block has the formal state rooms and the rooms around the courtyards are quarters for her servants and support staff. One whole floor surrounding a smaller courtyard is devoted to staff reading and answering her fan mail.

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Guests enjoy their quarters – truly rooms with a view

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That moat looks cool and refreshing. Perhaps that’s why Leo, the Duke of Panthera, is out floating about in a raft.

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Staff is always nearby in case someone gets wet. Nobody likes getting wet in the feline world.

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Here’s a great place to gather to hear addresses from the Supreme Wirdle. She will address the crowd from the balcony.

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The Supreme Wirdle always inspires!

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Wirtyplace is a lovely palace; definitely worth the money spent on it

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In the main block are the formal state rooms, including the throne room and the Supreme’s offices and the dining hall
 
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Dinner is served!
 
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The interior is glittery with gilt trim and many fine furnishings and appointments. Interestingly enough, she often spurns her throne for her favorite pillow…

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The Supreme’s throne used for receiving her subjects; she has three throne rooms, each with a specific throne for a specific task

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She doesn’t mind her thrones but she likes the plushness of the Royal Pillow. She’ll have the servants bring the pillow to a sunny window and use it as her spot for thinking. And perhaps napping…
 
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As we head out from the main palace complex, we can visit the Supreme’s favorite retreat – her hunting lodge, Château Schulman. The lodge is located southeast of the palace and fronts the sea. She has her own private forest, the Woods of Wirdle, adjacent so she can hunt and frolic in an environment more suited to her background as a mighty huntress.

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The road leading to the château cuts through the Woods of Wirdle. Since the road is entirely inside the palace grounds, it remains untraveled except for the Supreme Wirdle and her servants (and any guests who are in the mood to pounce on stuff).
 
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Here we are at the lodge. Not bad for a hunting lodge, is it?

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She has the best of both worlds here – the comforts of home and the great outdoors

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Beyond the formal gardens out back, many meaty preys await capture. Interestingly enough, they find it quite the honor to be caught by the Supreme Wirdle. Sometimes, she catches and releases. Imagine the glorious stories told by prey caught by the Supreme Wirdle and then freed to tell the tale!

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After a hard day running a major feline nation, anyone would want to unwind here at the château

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The Supreme Wirdle thanks you for visiting her home. And she thanks you for visiting Schulmania over the past six years. She is proud of her nation’s progress and encourages you to come back again and again to share in our journey.

Happy SchulmAnniversary!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: RickD on October 08, 2012, 04:32:12 AM
Wow, six years. This must be one of the longest running MDs. Congratulations.

And what a huge update. The Supreme Wirdle has an impressive park and castle.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Swordmaster on October 10, 2012, 12:01:18 PM
That's only slightly larger than my home!

Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on October 11, 2012, 09:33:29 PM
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RickD      Thanks! I am glad you like it. 6 years is indeed a long time. I am glad you feel it is a suitable place for such a regal feline.

Swordmaster     Wow! In which case, I guess I need to get myself invited to your house!



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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on October 20, 2012, 09:48:35 AM
Coming up next, a series of updates from this area:

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See it the way famed engraver Albrecht Meöwer sees it!

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: nas-t on October 20, 2012, 09:54:35 AM
oh no i missed some updates, but I'm glad to see everything developed well!  &apls
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: art128 on October 20, 2012, 09:57:38 AM
Hmmm seems like the upcoming update will be good!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on October 25, 2012, 07:42:03 PM
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East Tenne: Theater District

In the ninth arrondissement, located north of the Wirdle River in the heart of the city, a magnificent gift from the Supreme Wirdle to the people of the capital serves as the focal point and as a dazzling example of the grandiose Capital Style architecture which dominates the expansive new capital. The National Theater presides over the district and is the home of the National Symphony, National Orchestra, and the National Ballet. Of course, many more fine arts are located here as well. We will explore this district over several chapters; but today, we will focus on the theater itself. Designed by Charles Garnier-Nutrisse in the opulent Capital Style, this magnificent structure is the largest dedicated arts facility in the nation.

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Sitting in its context, the grand theater provides a stunning focal point for the district

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The theater is topped with a large dome at the top and two at the sides. Gilded statues abound.
 
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The gilded statues were paid for by the Supreme Wirdle and designed by Henri Poisson-Frite

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The back of the theater abuts a bustling arts district, with many fine galleries and workshops

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Some of these galleries and performance venues are along Rue Andrew Lloyd Webber, which runs alongside the theater. Anyone know why the road has such a name?

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Rue Andrew Lloyd Webber has a most unusual shape for a road in Schulmania – or anywhere, for that matter!

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There is a lot more to the district than the theater. We will explore more of it in additional chapters.

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Are you ready to go inside?

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The interior is just as sumptuous as the exterior

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Ready to take your seat?
 
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After the performance, we can stroll over to the park and enjoy the outdoors. Perhaps we will notice that the district makes use of every single released Parisian diagonal BAT.
 
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There are two performances under the massive green dome today: a matinee performance of the National Ballet and an evening orchestral performance.
 
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Which will you select?

Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on November 04, 2012, 05:10:10 PM
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Nas-t      Thanks! Glad to have you back!

art128        Thanks! Hope you liked it.






Wow, the first Schulmania update ever to not get any comments at all… I hope everyone likes the next one better.

Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: art128 on November 04, 2012, 05:13:53 PM
Eh, Sorry I totally missed the update. :-[

It was a quite nice update. You did a nice job with the area around the Opera.

Would be great if you can activate the shadows just when you take pictures. ;)
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: wallasey on November 04, 2012, 05:25:42 PM
Great work with the area around the theatre! There's plenty of space for crowds to fill out into once the performance has finished!

Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Swordmaster on November 04, 2012, 05:49:06 PM
Hehe, that doesn't mean anything 'Nator. People are busy here, or just overlooked it.

I, for one, did. But I like it. One thing, though, those sidewalks are a bit empty. Need more people (cats? maybe some runaway monkeys?) on it.


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: nas-t on November 05, 2012, 04:54:43 AM
Ooh I missed the last update too - sorry for that. I like the theater complex!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: noahclem on November 05, 2012, 07:20:01 AM
Great job with the palace area and theatre district  &apls  That's very clever how you use walls as diagonal walkways which allows there to be diagonal fences on the sides. Keep it up  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on November 07, 2012, 06:06:20 PM
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East Tenne: What’s Playing?

In the ninth arrondissement, located north of the Wirdle River in the heart of the city, a magnificent gift from the Supreme Wirdle to the people of the capital serves as the focal point and as a dazzling example of the grandiose Capital Style architecture which dominates the expansive new capital. The National Theater presides over the district and is the home of the National Symphony, National Orchestra, and the National Ballet. Of course, many more fine arts are located here as well. Designed by Charles Garnier-Nutrisse in the opulent Capital Style, this magnificent structure is the largest dedicated arts facility in the nation.

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The façade of the National Theater is adorned with golden statues, commissioned by the Supreme Wirdle and carved by renowned sculptor Augustus Saint Clawdens
 
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Truly an impressive façade
 
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Augustus Saint Clawdens and his contemporary, Daniel Chester Furr, are the two most acclaimed sculptors in Schulmania. You will see many of their works in the new capital.
 
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Augustus Saint Clawdens carved this grouping in marble and had elements gilded to coordinate with the solid gold statuary atop the theater
 
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It’s a bit harder to see this statue when we see it in game; the massive theater dwarfs the impressive statuary
 
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We see nearby the bustling neighborhood of the ninth district, spilling out along Rue Andrew Lloyd Webber and continuing toward Calico Corners Boulevard
 
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An interesting venue is the more intimate Oak Ridge Playhouse, located in this domed corner building at the intersection of Rue Andrew Lloyd Webber and the district’s park. From the roof of the theater you get a fine view.
 
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Opposite the Playhouse, at the other end of the octagonal Rue Andrew Lloyd Webber, sits its mirror image twin: the Grove Theater & Arts Center, where the children’s theater, children’s choir and the children’s dance ensembles perform. And, as you can imagine, ‘children’ means kittens and the young of other citizens.
 
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To recap: Playhouse on the left and Grove on the right. And that’s of course the theater in the middle (in case you forgot).
 
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As we venture through the Theater District, we find a large number of diagonal streets. This is due in part to the district’s being centered around the octagonal Rue Andrew Lloyd Webber. Luckily we have every Parisian diagonal BAT ever released on the STEX and LEX at our disposal to handle such a scenario.
 
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Of course plenty of regular intersections as well. Here we see some fine and eclectic shopping destinations.
 
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Despite this being the nation’s largest city, every effort was made to make it as leafy as possible. Feline citizens love having trees to climb and use as scratching posts as well their effective use in attracting pigeons for dinner.
 
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The Theater District also hosts a large central park for its citizens and its many arts-minded guests. Lively Morris Park was named after one of the feline world’s most successful actors – Morris, the spokescat for Nine Lives cat food. Occupying a prime spot in front of the National Theater, Morris Park is in the perfect (or, purr-fect) location to honor such a standout feline performer.
 
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The grounds of Morris Park are fairly extensive and include walking paths, lawns, fountains, artwork, gathering spots and more.
 
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The fishing pond on the edge of the park is a particular favorite of the felines
 
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A nice and perhaps unusual touch is the wildflower meadow, a natural area surrounding a small pond. It is not sown with grass or mowed. And it is a great place to catch yourself a chipmunk for a snack.
 
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The rectangular park stands in contrast to the varyingly diagonal streets heading off in every direction. That’s quite a few diagonal buildings in that block… and virtually all different.
 
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Say, let’s go climb a tall tree and not come down. Maybe the fire department will come rescue us!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: feyss on November 07, 2012, 06:12:52 PM
Nice update and also a nice background  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: sunv123 on November 07, 2012, 06:46:12 PM
Quote
Say, let’s go climb a tall tree and not come down. Maybe the fire department will come rescue us!

Great idea! ::)

Great update too.:)
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on November 12, 2012, 07:57:35 AM
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art128      Good idea. I had shadows off forever because my computer had issues with eternal slowness. But I have a new one which works better so I shall bring the shadows back.

wallasey   Thanks! Glad you like it. And welcome to the NCR.

Swordmaster      Glad to have you back. Schulmania doesn’t have cars, so when I turn those off it turns off the sidewalk traffic too. I do try to get some livelier street scenes where I can. But doing it vehicle free is a bit of a pain. I did have greater success with streetscape vitality in some future updates though.

nas-t   Thanks. Glad to have you back and I am glad you liked the latest installment.

noahclem   Thanks! I do try to add some touches where I can. I am not so handy with lot editing so I try to make up for it in other areas.

Feyss      Thanks for coming back. I am glad you liked this one.

sunv123   Awesome! Let’s go climb then!


While you are waiting for the next update, if you are curious about what’s going on outside of the National Capital Region, check this news out: http://www.schulmania.info/military_files/briefing09.htm (http://www.schulmania.info/military_files/briefing09.htm)
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: art128 on November 12, 2012, 08:04:32 AM

art128      Good idea. I had shadows off forever because my computer had issues with eternal slowness. But I have a new one which works better so I shall bring the shadows back.



Yeah, same here. I can't develop a city when my shadows are on, that's why I have them off all the time. I only activate them when I'm going to take pictures.


Nice work on the recent update. Though the street are a bit.... empty. :p
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Swordmaster on November 13, 2012, 08:36:54 PM
Nice park! I also like these courtyard gardens.

Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: rambuckel on November 16, 2012, 05:51:37 PM
Hi there, some of you might know me. I'm Mozart, the cat of rambuckel who introduced me in her OSITM - Interview. I think Alba has far too much focus on horses and it was high time to have a story around a cat living in a worthy surrounding! Schulmanator, you understood one of the basic things ... CATS RULE THE WORLD! We do not have mums and dads and owners we just have servants!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on November 28, 2012, 08:50:44 PM
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art128      That is true. But Schulmania by and large does not allow cars. So when you turn off the cars you lose the sidewalk traffic as well. But I do have some closer in shots here and there with the traffic turned on but the cars cleverly hidden.

Swordmaster      Thanks! Glad you like this little green spot in the neighborhood.

Rambuckel   Mozart, it is a pleasure to make your acquaintance! As a distinguished feline of international expertise, perhaps you would like to be an executive in the Bureau of Feline Affairs?






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A big new Schulmania update is about to sneak up on you...

be looking for it!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Dantes on November 29, 2012, 06:17:37 AM
Good build with  paris houses, bat I miss cars on the streets  &ops
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on November 29, 2012, 06:41:53 PM
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East Tenne: Performance Based

In the ninth arrondissement, located north of the Wirdle River in the heart of the city, a magnificent gift from the Supreme Wirdle to the people of the capital serves as the focal point and as a dazzling example of the grandiose Capital Style architecture which dominates the expansive new capital. The National Theater presides over the district and is the home of the National Symphony, National Orchestra, and the National Ballet. Of course, many more fine arts are located here as well. Designed by Charles Garnier-Nutrisse in the opulent Capital Style, this magnificent structure is the largest dedicated arts facility in the nation.

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Given the massive National Theater, flanked by two performing arts venues, and multiple other artistic venues in the neighborhood, no wonder the Theater District’s business is ‘performance based’
 
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The golden statues on the National Theater gleam in the sun
 
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The renowned sculptor Augustus Saint Clawdens created masterpieces in marble, cast gold and gilt marble for the theater
 
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The fabulous details are inside as well as outside, dazzling all who come
 
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The IXè Arrondissement is a art lover’s dream. Venues with performing arts of all kinds radiate outwards from the theater. Shops selling costumes, jewelry, art and more abound. Bookshops and salons add to an eclectic and vibrant atmosphere.
 
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Salon Schulmanique is located across from the small Chapel of Maxis of the Reticulated Spline. It is a famed gathering spot for prominent intellectuals and a great spot for getting a catnip tea and watching the townsfolk.
 
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The Chapel of St. Maxis of the Reticulated Spline. Many come here in remembrance of St. Maxis’ exhortation to “Challenge Everything” but others come to seek intercession for the dreaded crash to desktop.

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By Morris Park, many establishments entice you to part with your schulmonetas. Here, we see TGI McScratchy’s Goodtime Funeatery, a casual dining franchise, and Moe’s Tavern, where the elite meet to drink. Care to join me for a catnip tea with some sardine and tuna tapas?
 
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Morris Park is a welcome patch of green in a highly urbanized district. Those living here in the Maison Aliki love the view.
 
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Closer to the theater, there is less green but more to see. Along Rue Félix, we find the dance studio of Meowcal Baryshnikov and the Lolcat Lounge, a popular comedy club. Headlining this weekend are Gabriel Iglesias and Jack Benny. Your sides will hurt from laughter – guaranteed.
 
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In this view, we see the entirety of Morris Park facing the National Theater. Along its central axis, vendors set up each morning to offer fresh foods, trinkets and doo-dads, and handmade (paw-made?) artwork.
 
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Having a large park is essential to felines to break up an otherwise highly built up area
 
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One popular spot in the park is The Scratching Post, a climbing tower for proper cat exercise. One’s claws and paws will be in good shape shimmying to the top of this one.
 
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The wildflower meadow is a natural area in the park. The felines like it because chipmunks and squirrels congregate here, leading to easy meals and plenty of fun in the sun
 
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Let’s head back to the theater. I understand there’s some seats left for the matinee performance of Penny Hofstadter-Koothrapali doing her one woman show “Cheesecake Factory”.
 
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Or, if you believe the reviewers and decided to pass on Penny’s show, why not marvel at the variety of fine buildings as you stroll down to Marv’s Sensational Six Seafood, a seafood eatery recently opened by an émigré from Schulmania’s longtime ally Port Matthew eager to start his second life amongst the felines.






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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: mightygoose on November 29, 2012, 07:50:07 PM
very nice work, it is great to see this project still running.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Swordmaster on November 29, 2012, 09:04:45 PM
I also live in a "theater district". But there's no cats here. :(

Nice work.


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Shark7 on November 30, 2012, 09:57:27 AM
You have done an excellent job recreating the real thing in game.

But I have to say...while it is beautiful, I don't think I'd like to live there, it's just too crowded for me.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: noahclem on November 30, 2012, 10:34:40 AM
Great job assembling this area  &apls  The layout and bat selection is very well done. My cat Santtu is quite enticed by your talk of catnip and sardines while I may stick to Moe's tavern.

And one of these day's I'll think of a clever enough or awful enough cat pun to include in my reply  :D
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: rambuckel on December 02, 2012, 04:15:59 AM
Mozart really appreciates the existance of a large park. He likes theatres as well as they provide pillowy seats to lie on and good music is good for dozing off  ;D Theatre monologues will do as well  ()stsfd()

I really like the choice of BATs and the structures you build them in!

Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: sunv123 on December 02, 2012, 06:31:56 AM
Dang, those flowers must be GIGANTIC!()flower()

Keep on going. ;)
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Dantes on December 05, 2012, 04:45:32 PM
I am amazed and watch your pictures. These are images of a capital city. I have rarely seen so much paris set in scene set. I will marvel at this evening still a while your pictures. Great, magnificent, impressive!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: eldaldo on December 06, 2012, 05:23:36 PM
I always love looking through your Diaries.  This entry is wonderful.  that is some well done and unique street work there.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on December 07, 2012, 09:36:22 PM
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Dantes      Thanks for coming by. Cats do not like cars very much, so don’t expect to see many here in Schulmania.

Mightygoose   Thanks! And glad to see you back!

Swordmaster Thanks for coming by. No cats in your theater district? You are missing out on some great performances!

Shark7   Thanks for coming by and welcome to Schulmania. The capital is the biggest city and has crowded parts. But the nation as a whole is quite low density. Our towns are leafy and compact. Come see us at www.schulmania.info.

noahclem   So you also have a feline supervisor? He is welcome to join the aristocracy in the Bureau of Feline Affairs. We always welcome more furry, purry friends!

rambuckel   Thanks! And do give Mozart our warmest, furriest regards!

sunv123   LOL! All the better to see you with, says the wolf! LOL!

Dantes      Thank you. You are very kind and I am delighted you liked it.

eldaldo   Thanks! This one took some work to pull off. And I am glad you liked it.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: nbvc on December 07, 2012, 11:49:12 PM
Great city. &apls
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: bat on December 14, 2012, 07:22:32 AM
Nice work on your new region and MD! The city is looking great.
Looking forward to more... :)
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on December 14, 2012, 10:19:57 PM
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A Tribute

As we all know, today a gunman entered an elementary school in Connecticut and killed 26 people. There is no rational explanation for this; it is simply an act of evil. It is a tragedy that so many lives have been lost and so many families devastated by malice beyond my comprehension. As someone who works in a school, this latest incident resonates very much with me. You can’t do what I do as a job; it’s personal. We don’t just give knowledge; we give ourselves. And regardless of whence they come, we take care of and care for all of our kids. And when things like this happen, regardless of how far away the place is, it feels very close to home. And I think of my own school and the many people who are special and important there. So I have this small tribute for those who were lost in this tragedy.

 
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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Mr.Lin on December 16, 2012, 02:27:22 AM
AMAZING !
Look forward to your next update !
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: sunv123 on December 16, 2012, 08:05:17 AM
I see that there's 26 candles. There was 27 dead you know &cry2. Ah, yes, it's very sad. Why did he do this? :'(

You can see that i care as well. Look to my signature. :(
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on December 17, 2012, 05:25:27 PM
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East Tenne: Around Morris Park

In the ninth arrondissement, located north of the Wirdle River in the heart of the city, a magnificent gift from the Supreme Wirdle to the people of the capital serves as the focal point and as a dazzling example of the grandiose Capital Style architecture which dominates the expansive new capital. The National Theater presides over the district and is the home of the National Symphony, National Orchestra, and the National Ballet. Of course, many more fine arts are located here as well. Designed by Charles Garnier-Nutrisse in the opulent Capital Style, this magnificent structure is the largest dedicated arts facility in the nation. Facing the magnificent façade is Morris Park, named for one of the feline world’s greatest actors. This park is a welcome respite from the urban jungle of the IXè arrondissement and is a haven for artists, musicians, families and recreationalists.
 
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The massive green dome of the theater dominates the neighborhood
 
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It is topped with statuary by renowned sculptor Augusts Saint Clawdens
 
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We’ll stop by the theater later to see what’s playing. But first, let’s stroll around the Theater District.
 
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Get your slant on! Diagonal roads abound here. Here we encounter the Cavalier Cavalcade, home of Schulmania’s musical and variety shows aplenty.
 
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There are plenty of residences hidden amongst the many musical and performing arts venues. Many enjoy a wooded backyard.
 
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The Klingon Opera House is on this corner. Klingon opera is, shall we say, an acquired taste…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1J7702SHxA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1J7702SHxA)

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A stint at the Klingon Opera House will definitely get you in the mood for a walk in the park
 
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Anyone want to climb the Scratching Post?
 
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We can also ride the carousel. It’s a fun whirl!
 
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There are plenty of vendors out today too. Do you want some handmade crafts? Or perhaps watch some street magic or freelance performers? The kitty breakdancers usually draw quite a crowd.
 
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If you don’t want to dine al fresco, you can always head over to the Blooming Idiot, a flower shop-café whose clever name definitely catches the eye. It’s located on ground level in the Weigel Building.
 
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We still have time for a quick stroll down to Calico Corners. There are quite a few theatrical venues along the boulevard.
 
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I saw a bill posted about a concert at the National Theater this afternoon while down on Rue Schulmaniste. It’s a double feature: Leonard Nimoy doing “I am Not Spock” followed by “I am Spock”.
     
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Attending this is the only logical choice…
 
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Back at the theater, ready to get tickets…
 
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It’s impressive, day or night
 
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The whole district is aglow with performance venues
 
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Let’s head inside; the show is about to start
 
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Let’s get our seats. It’s almost showtime!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: rambuckel on December 17, 2012, 06:11:31 PM
That's so brilliant again! I love the Parisian atmosphere! When I think of Paris my most beautiful memory is a morning when we (a group from my school on our way to Brittany) arrived in Paris very early in the morning. The bus stopped close to Montmartre. It was about 5 a.m. and the first cafés and bakeries were just opening. Montmartre was lying in the morning mist. The streets were nearly empty. We climbed all the stairs to Montmartre and had an overwhelming view over Paris from there. After enjoying that view we got ourselves a coffee and some fresh croissants. It was just brilliant. And somehow your pictures remind me of that moment ...
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Dantes on December 18, 2012, 07:35:14 AM
Your district with the large theater is very impressive.  :o You use the set-paris fantastic.  :thumbsup:

I like your park is not so much because it looks very cartoony compared to the Parisian buildings.  $%#Ninj2
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on December 20, 2012, 09:42:02 PM
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nbvc   Thanks! Glad you liked it.

bat   Thanks! Glad to have you here in the new MD.

Mr.Lin   Thank you. Glad to have you here.

sunv123   You are correct. I was counting only those at the school. Such a terrible event and totally senseless.

rambuckel   Awesome! I am glad my work brought you back to a happy memory. And now I am hungry for a fresh Parisian croissant!

Dantes      Thanks for coming by. The park is not Parisian in nature because the city is not intended to be a Paris clone, just inspired by it. I wanted it to be a contrast and break up the built space.



Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on December 21, 2012, 07:20:54 AM
Merry Christmas from Schulmania!

Get your decorations ready!
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It's time for a very purry Christmas for everyone!

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Purrs to all from Schulmania!

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Dantes on December 27, 2012, 05:16:27 PM
It's cat time !  °w° (click the pictures and they goes big)

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*cat-attack*

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*face-jump*

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*charlie-harper-sweet-cat-for-girls-attack*

Happy new year Dude  $%#Ninj2
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: dedgren on December 27, 2012, 10:54:24 PM
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year back at you, Bruce.  And, dare I say it, purrs on earth.

...Klingon opera... who'd 'a thunk it?


David
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: noahclem on December 28, 2012, 08:36:20 AM
Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to you and your overseer! Lovely Christmas greetings there  :D 
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: rambuckel on December 29, 2012, 05:07:35 PM
I hope you had a nice time during Christmas! Thanks for your greetings.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: wallasey on December 30, 2012, 04:40:01 PM
I am enjoying your urban scenes! the French buildings work well with your Centerpiece...The National Theatre1
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on December 31, 2012, 04:55:36 PM
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East Tenne: Outdoor Theater

District IX in the national capital is the Theater District, known for its opulent theater and its signature outdoor space—Morris Park. These two spaces’ purposes often intersect in the realm of outdoor theater. Plays, concerts and various family friendly performances often join sporting events and family gatherings in various sectors of the large park. Recently, a student group from Highland View School came to the park to enjoy a day of culture and fun. We can see a sampling of their adventure from the photographs they took on the trip. Let’s see what the kids have been doing...

This chapter is dedicated to the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School. Please click on the sample picture below to see the full update.


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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: rambuckel on January 01, 2013, 07:01:15 AM
Another great update! All the best for you in 2013!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Swordmaster on January 01, 2013, 08:39:24 AM
Now that's a great picture. Happy New Year!

Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on January 01, 2013, 09:03:23 AM

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Dantes    Love the pics! Happy 2013!

Dedgren   Long time no see! And a happy 2013 and DEFINITELY purrs on earth!

noahclem   Thanks! And to you as well!

rambuckel   You are most welcome. And happy new year!

wallasey   Thanks! I designed the whole district to showcase the theater. Glad you liked it.

rambuckel   Thank you! Glad you liked it.

Swordmaster   Thanks! Glad you liked it. And happy 2013 to you!

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: rooker1 on January 02, 2013, 01:24:16 PM
Always nice to stop by here....great work
Happy New Year!
Robin
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on January 04, 2013, 05:38:13 AM
And, here's where we are going next:

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Dantes on January 05, 2013, 06:40:00 AM
A beautiful region view. :)  I expect more trees so the cats to scratch and what fields with catnip.  :P
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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on January 05, 2013, 07:14:05 AM
Barring unforeseen changes, this is a list of all districts in the NCR and it is actually complete. Next up will be a few chapters from District 2- the Feline Quarter.

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: metarvo on January 05, 2013, 07:18:37 AM
I'm looking forward to seeing how this plays out.  A little pre-planning is almost always beneficial to city development.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on January 05, 2013, 09:05:50 PM
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East Tenne: Feline Quarter

The second arrondissement of the national capital, adjacent to the Royal Quarter, is the Feline Quarter. The Feline Quarter is the home of the magnificent Bureau of Feline Affairs palace, which serves as the administrative headquarters for BFA activities in Schulmania and its colonies. The district centers around this landmark and its extensive gardens, but contains far more than just a palace. The bustling and densely developed district will be explored in multiple updates, as we stroll the palace grounds, amble along the Riverwalk, marvel at the plethora of cultural and economic amenities, and enjoy the ambiance that only a feline capital can provide.
 
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The densely populated district has many short diagonal roads near the BFA compound. Altogether, they make use of every single Parisian diagonal BAT ever published in the LEX/STEX. That’s right, not a one has been left out of District II.
 
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One the main thoroughfares is Chancellor Mooky Boulevard. Over 1,000 carriages and wagons traverse the road daily.
 
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Here’s an easy to find landmark on the west side of the district: the Column of Baron Nik
 
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Pedestrian walkways have been installed at key places along major thoroughfares to reduce delays for walkers and carriages
 
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Check off a few more diagonals… this is Rue Calico
 
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This is the Bureau of Feline Affairs Palace, the centerpiece of the district and one of the foci of national power in the nation. From here, Governor-General H. J. Franciflora and his staff administer the nation’s feline affairs. The international headquarters of the BFA is located in The Wirdleplex. The palace sits amidst luxurious gardens. The grounds are known as the Jardin des Felines and remain open to the public during business hours.
 
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At center on the top floor is the Governor-General’s office. He has an inspiring view of the town and the beautiful gardens. I wonder if that distracts him from his work. I think I’d be gawking at the surroundings all the time and not get any work done. But of course, I am sure he is more focused than am I.
 
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The Royal Protectorate of Harar is administered by the Bureau of Feline Affairs and ruled by Queen Vera. As the population is mostly engaged in traditional feline culture, much of the government’s functions are carried out here, at the Royal Embassy of Harar. Queen Vera, when not in her palace at Lake Felis or at the BFA headquarters in The Wirdleplex, often works from the embassy here in the capital. This suits her well, as she can be closer to her husband, Chancellor Mooky, who is often in the capital.
 
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The Royal Embassy of Harar is next door to the BFA compound and is the only embassy in the capital. There are consulates in District VI, but non-BFA nations’ embassies are in Friendsville, on the other side of the Tenne River.

Let’s take a stroll through the magnificent Jardin des Felines. Designed by famed feline landscaper Fredrick Meow Olmstead, the garden consists of two distinct sections: rambling gardens along the front and sides and a formal, geometric section in the back, fronting the river.
 
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The front and sides of the palace have grounds such as this, with plantings and walkways in exuberant abundance
 
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The formal gardens in the back are much different but equally inspiring
 
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On a sunny day, picnics aplenty fill the lawns

One of the signature features of the Feline Quarter is its waterfront. The south shore of the Wirdle River has been developed into a park- the Riverwalk. Riverwalk Park is the nation’s first attempt to develop a shoreline as a recreational area. Usually, these places are left natural to encourage wildlife and preserve water quality. The BFA decided to use the minimally invasive technique of building walls along the shoreline to add space for strollers and fishers without compromising the river. Since its inception, the Riverwalk has been a huge success with the locals. The concept is sure to be reproduced elsewhere.
 
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The beautiful Wirdle River beckons…

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You can head downstairs to the waterline to fish. The national fish, the catfish, is plentiful and pan fries excellently.
 
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Further east, the Riverwalk encompasses a large plaza, dominated by a gilded column
 
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As you can tell, Olmstead did a fine job marrying the Riverwalk to the formal gardens. Truly, his impressive work is meritorious of an award. And he has received a medal from the BFA for his efforts.
 
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The Riverwalk continues to surprise as we stroll its length. Around every bend we find monuments, pocket parks and special features.

We have barely started to see what the Feline Quarter has to offer. Across the street from the BFA palace we find St. Sylvester’s Square, home of the golden domed church of the same name. St. Sylvester Puddytat is one of the most popular figures in the feline world and his ravenous spirit is celebrated in many places.

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The church is flanked by huge bronze statues. This one is of Dr. Kannopenner, inventor of Fancy Feast.
 
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The church’s dome uses over 10,000 ounces of pure gold and is a blinding sight at the right time of day. Sunrise and sunset, the effect is dazzling and not to be missed.

To conclude our tour of the Feline Quarter, we will see some wider view of different parts of the district. But, if you think we are finished exploring this amazing sector of the capital, think again! It will take eight full chapters to see all that is here. So, sit back and enjoy!
 
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The intricate pattern of streets in the district makes ample use of diagonal buildings
 
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Busy streets are lined with thriving shops and offices, many of who specialize in feline supplies. Ossie’s Scratching Post, the premier feline outfitter, has several locations here in the capital.
 
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In this wide view, we see the heart of the Feline Quarter. The massive palace complex is the heart of the district and dwarfs all of the other developments.
 
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Though densely developed, nobody in the Feline Quarter is far from open space
 
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In this photo alone are six different Parisian diagonals. Told you!
 
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Here we see more of the Riverwalk
 
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St. Sylvester’s is a landmark in its own right, located across the road from the palace

Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: rooker1 on January 08, 2013, 08:29:44 AM
Wow, what a huge, awesome update.  Loved every picture.

Robin
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: M4346 on January 08, 2013, 10:47:48 AM
Great update, and beautiful and intricate gardens / parks layout and design to match amazing buildings!

I like your use of the French-themed buildings ;D

M
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: eldaldo on January 08, 2013, 01:17:34 PM
I love your updates.  I particularly like your parks, and the waterfront.  what are those seawalls?  they are beautiful!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Dantes on January 12, 2013, 11:00:30 AM
*woahw*  :o I like the Bureau of Feline Affairs Palace and the many w2w streets  :thumbsup: Awesome work again  &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: rambuckel on January 12, 2013, 03:18:49 PM
Meow-Wow!!! Another beautiful update!  &apls  &apls I guess all the cats love to streak through the huge gardens and along the shores ...

 
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on January 12, 2013, 04:17:39 PM
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rooker1   Thanks! Glad you came by!

Dantes      The area will be built up well, as the largest city in the country. But, there will always be catnip and trees around. It’s the feline way. :D

metarvo   You bet! Thanks for coming by. And I am glad you like it.

rooker1   Thanks! I enjoyed making it and am glad you enjoyed seeing it.

M4346      Thanks! And glad to see you back in Schulmania.

eldaldo   Thanks! And the seawalls are Xannepan’s quay pieces, found here on the LEX.

Dantes      Thanks! I enjoyed making it.

rambuckel   Thanks! It is a great place for felines. And we welcome Mozart to come anytime!




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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Swordmaster on January 13, 2013, 03:58:50 AM
Nice work there, although the water mod isn't really my thing. I like the waterside, although my usual qualms are still valid overall: not many people, no traffic, no shadows. Seeing how much you're plopping, it wouldn't hurt to run those lots through LE and stick some people props on there. And some traffic generators can help if there is no real traffic.


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: noahclem on January 23, 2013, 12:21:12 PM
Looking good  :thumbsup: I like the riverwalk and the abundance of awful puns  ::)
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on January 23, 2013, 07:46:43 PM
In case anyone was wondering what's happening in Schulmania, come check here...

Part 1
http://community.simtropolis.com/journal/698/entry-19455-siege/ (http://community.simtropolis.com/journal/698/entry-19455-siege/)
Part 2
http://community.simtropolis.com/journal/698/entry-19580-siege-part-2/ (http://community.simtropolis.com/journal/698/entry-19580-siege-part-2/)

And we will be back to the National Capital region after the battle has concluded. :)

Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on January 31, 2013, 03:16:32 PM
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East Tenne: Fabulous Felines

The second arrondissement of the national capital, adjacent to the Royal Quarter, is the Feline Quarter. The Feline Quarter is the home of the magnificent Bureau of Feline Affairs palace, which serves as the administrative headquarters for BFA activities in Schulmania and its colonies. The district centers around this landmark and its extensive gardens, but contains far more than just a palace. The bustling and densely developed district will be explored in multiple updates, as we stroll the palace grounds, amble along the Riverwalk, marvel at the plethora of cultural and economic amenities, and enjoy the ambience that only a feline capital can provide.
 
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As we wander down the narrow sidestreets of the Feline Quarter, we can take in the exuberant charm and cultured ambience of this most feline of places
 
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Don’t be afraid of getting lost in the Feline Quarter. There are great open spaces everywhere to help you get your bearings.
 
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Including wide, brick-paved sidewalks lining the sides of the Jardin des Felines
 
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Before we continue, how about grabbing a quick bite at the Chipmunk Café?
 
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Fine eateries serve the many workers and dignitaries who come here as well as the thousands who live here. The second arrondissement is home to more than 20,000 purring citizens.
 
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The centerpiece of the Feline Quarter is of course the Schulmania National Palace of the Bureau of Feline Affairs. It sits astride the massive Jardin des Felines.
 
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The BFA Governor-General has been thinking about having a colorful changing of the guard ceremony in the courtyard. Think he should do so?
 
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The only embassy found in the Feline Quarter, for the time being, is that of the Royal Protectorate of Harar, which is administered by the BFA. Queen Vera is often here working on Harar’s behalf when not in Lake Felis.
 
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The BFA palace and Harar embassy are both by the signature park of the district – Jardin des Felines. The park has a variety of formal and informal spaces.
 
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Shall we stroll through the gardens?
 
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They have some nice gates at the front entrance. The iron was wrought by famed blacksmith Dr. Zachary Smith.
 
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Nice work, isn’t it?
 
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Let’s head over to the Riverwalk. We can enjoy scenic views of the Wirdle River and perhaps do some fishing.
 
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All that glitters is not gold along the Riverwalk. Well, the statue is, but not the rest of it!
 
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Fishing, anyone? The national fish is the catfish and they are biting today. Remember: pan fried salt and pepper catfish is a Schulminion traditional dish. Yummy!
 
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If catfish is not on the menu, why not get some fresh pigeons from the statue? We have recipes for that too…
 
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Sidewalk cafes along the Riverwalk will entice you… come hungry, leave happy!
 
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Heading away from the shore, we move deeper into the district to the Church of St. Sylvester Puddytat. The golden dome of the church brightens St. Sylvester’s Square. The lawn in the heart of the square is a great place for summer concerts and picnics. Pops in the Park is an annual summer tradition – great music while having a picnic lunch.
 
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Anyone else notice the golden tweety birds on the dome of St. Sylvester’s? Tweety will never escape again!

We close this chapter with some wider views of the Feline Quarter. This densely developed urban area has a variety of built environments, meeting all of the needs of its residents and visitors. We are sure you will agree that the most feline of cities in the most feline of nations is truly “the cat’s meow”!

 
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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: eldaldo on January 31, 2013, 03:49:39 PM
As always, you Paris style cities are incredible.  My favorite pictures were the wider views.  But, that's nothing new.  Those are the views I like.  I don't think I have ever said anything about your water texture.  it's . . . unique.  at first I didn't like it, but i think it lends itself to your cities.  almost like a trademark.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Jmouse on January 31, 2013, 11:54:48 PM
Congratulations! Your MD is looking better every day!


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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: rooker1 on February 01, 2013, 06:13:26 AM
A huge congrats and I look forward to spending the month with you.

Robin
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: RickD on February 01, 2013, 07:49:44 AM
Congrats on your OSITM.  :)
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: vortext on February 01, 2013, 08:00:13 AM
Congrats for being OSITM!  &apls Can't wait to see more of your splendid city!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: noahclem on February 01, 2013, 08:01:11 AM
Congratulations on OSITM and great work with the last update  &apls
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: art128 on February 01, 2013, 08:09:54 AM
Another well deserved award, for an MD that doesn't get the attention it deserve! Congratulations! :)
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Swordmaster on February 01, 2013, 08:27:50 AM
Three times is the charm, eh? Good luck, Bruce.


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: metarvo on February 01, 2013, 09:25:07 AM
The inclusion of diagonal segments in the riverwalk district makes it stand out nicely.  Oh, and that catfish is mouthwatering.  It's starting to get to me.  :D

Congratulations on three-time OSITM, Bruce!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: sim_link on February 01, 2013, 09:59:05 AM
Congratulations on OSITM - perhaps it's a sign the felines are rising to fight, well... you know. :P
Look forward to more NCR goodness!  ;D
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: benedict on February 01, 2013, 10:14:36 AM
Congratulations on OSITM - looking forward to seeing what your MD has in store this month.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Dantes on February 01, 2013, 01:08:07 PM
So many beautiful neighborhoods. *~nyaaaaa*
I like these very neighborhoods.
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Here one can live as a cat. *~nyaaaaa*
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: rambuckel on February 01, 2013, 03:03:57 PM
Congratulations on OSITM! And yes, roasted pigeon would be great :)

Wonderful pictures again!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on February 02, 2013, 07:26:30 AM
ENGRAVED PRINTS OF THE SCHULMANIA CAPITAL

From the workshop of famed printmaker Albrecht Meöwer...

Schulmania’s feline artists have a reputation for innovation, ingenuity and for outstanding quality. The Admiral Museum of Fine Arts features a wide variety of feline artistry, including the world’s largest collection of prints by universally-acclaimed engraver Albrecht Meöwer. Meöwer rose to fame doing prints of scenes of small town life. Later, he visited the new national capital and completed a set of immensely popular engravings of various areas of the city. Here's a few of his prints of the Feline Quarter...

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on February 02, 2013, 07:06:33 PM

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Swordmaster      I am not wed to my water mod, but I do like it. It is cheerful. There are ones more visually realistic but they have not won me over. If you have a suggested one, I will take a look at it.

noahclem   AWFUL puns? I know not of what you speak! :P

eldaldo   Thanks! I am glad you like it. District II will be shown in 8 updates, so you will have plenty more of it to enjoy!

Jmouse   Thank you! I am honored and hope to please the community with a bevy of OSITM updates this month.

rooker1   Thanks! I have prepared a host of updates to celebrate the occasion.

RickD      Thanks!

vortext   Thank you. And more is on the way!

noahclem   Thank you! :D

art128   Thank you. I appreciate it.

Swordmaster   Thank you! :D

metarvo   Thanks! And I will treat you to a basket of our national fish and hush puppies!

sim_link   Thanks! We do have 9 lives, ya know! :D

benedict   Thanks! We will have a month of excitement around here!

Dantes      Thanks! Your picture is purr-fect!

rambuckel   Thank you! I am glad you and Mozart came by!




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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Kergelen on February 03, 2013, 03:22:03 AM
Congrats on the 3rd OSITM! &apls

Great use of xannepan walls.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on February 03, 2013, 07:43:49 AM
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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM Updated Feb 3)
Post by: rambuckel on February 03, 2013, 10:19:46 AM
Great offers :) I really should book a flight to Schulmania pretty soon. But what about some yoga courses? I just started training ...

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- Mozart  ;D
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM Updated Feb 3)
Post by: Huston_N7 on February 05, 2013, 04:06:18 AM
Lol, dat movie :P Really awesome way to display your updates, clever too  :thumbsup:

Hope there's some cheap available flights to Schulmania from New Zealand at this time of year...
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM Updated Feb 3)
Post by: bat on February 06, 2013, 09:49:24 AM
Some great new updates there! And nice views of your city!!
Also congrats on the OSITM-award!! :thumbsup: &apls
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM Updated Feb 3)
Post by: Schulmanator on February 06, 2013, 06:20:57 PM
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East Tenne: Nyan Cat Vision

The second arrondissement of the national capital, adjacent to the Royal Quarter, is the Feline Quarter. The Feline Quarter is the home of the magnificent Bureau of Feline Affairs palace, which serves as the administrative headquarters for BFA activities in Schulmania and its colonies. The district centers around this landmark and its extensive gardens, but contains far more than just a palace. The bustling and densely developed district will be explored in multiple updates, as we stroll the palace grounds, amble along the Riverwalk, marvel at the plethora of cultural and economic amenities, and enjoy the ambience that only a feline capital can provide.

A young feline visionary, Rainbow Poptart Nyan (known to his friends as “R. P.” or just “Nyan Cat” for short), has recently arrived in the Feline Quarter. He wanted to speak to the BFA High Council about his grand scheme. What could possibly motivate this gray kitty to travel hundreds of meows across a war zone just to share his vision? Let’s find out what he has planned. And, if he has his way, it will forever transform Schulmania.
 
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Let’s follow along on Nyan Cat’s plan to transform the feline world…
 
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He arrived at the waterfront on a small passenger boat. He missed the ferry because he was too busy looking up in the sky and daydreaming, so he missed the ship. He paid a fisherman 20 purrs to bring him here.
 
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He spent quite a while flying paper airplanes off of the edge of the Riverwalk, carefully noting the trajectory of each. He was very methodical in his observations and note taking.
 
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His best planes which went the farthest went in a long arc pattern, reminiscent of a rainbow’s shape. The best couple got stuck in the ivy and he had to carefully climb down to retrieve them.
 
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He went up and down the Riverwalk, tossing planes and taking notes. Kinda unusual for a park-goer on a nice sunny day…
 
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Eventually he got thirsty and stopped by a refreshment stand to get some assorted beverages. Since he was daydreaming and looking skyward as he walked across the plaza, he dropped several of his small bottles and they fell, spilling on his notebook. The paper was now stained with a rainbow pattern of fruit colors. Not really an auspicious start, eh?
 
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He was going to leave the waterfront to look for a shop selling notebooks. But he instead turned around and decided to use the rainbow stained pages to make new paper airplanes. He was delighted with the rainbow going across the sky as he threw each plane. His vision started to coalesce.
 
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He was hungry and decided to get a bit to eat. But the local restaurants were a little out of his price range.
 
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And the local mouseteria was fresh out of mice…
 
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He ended up at the local grocery store, where he had just enough money to buy a pop tart…
 
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…and a legend was born
 
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Nyan Cat headed out to meet the BFA officials, more confident than ever about his plan
 
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He went to the Jardin des Felines on his approach to the BFA palace
 
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He got lost in the gardens; he should have been paying better attention
 
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He was too excited and not looking where he was going
 
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Eventually he found his way back to the main path
 
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His goal: the Bureau of Feline Affairs Palace
 
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The clerk on duty told Nyan Cat that the High Council was across the street at the Feline Heritage Center, attending the grand opening of a new exhibit of exotic fabric scratchware. (For those uninitiated in the world of feline arts and crafts, fabric scratchware is the decoration, by claw, of various fabrics, such as rugs and couches and chairs. Perhaps you have seen it exhibited somewhere before?)
 
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Here, we see famed artiste Jean-Clawed van Pounce engaging in one of the feline world’s oldest and most popular forms of artistic expression
 
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The Feline Heritage Center (at left) is the world’s largest feline museum
 
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At the Feline Heritage Center, Nyan Cat ran across Fleet Captain von Bremerhaven, Governor of The Wirdleplex. He shared his vision with the governor, who was impressed and asked for a demonstration.
 
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Together they headed off to the dome of St. Sylvester’s. Here, Nyan Cat intended to fly his super plane and convince the felines they need to fly!

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From the gilded dome, Nyan Cat launched his best rainbow plane as far as he could. He noted too late one of his poptarts was stuck on the plane. But, the plane flew on,… and on,… and on…
 
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Over the Feline Heritage Center and almost to the river flew the rainbow poptart plane. Imagine the astonished looks on the feline faces below when they looked up and saw it:
 
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And a legend was born…

After such an impressive demonstration, the BFA High Council quickly approved a huge grant for Nyan Cat to design the ultimate feline flying machine.

BEHOLD!!!
 
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(Nyan Airlines concept picture compliments of USFighter15)
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM NYAN CAT update Feb 6)
Post by: nbvc on February 06, 2013, 09:17:34 PM
Nice city and park. &apls
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM NYAN CAT update Feb 6)
Post by: Schulmanator on February 09, 2013, 07:14:28 AM

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Kergelen   Thanks! It’s actually my first time using them. They’re a bit tricky but worth it.

Rambuckel   Mozart is truly gifted in his flexibility. I am sure he will be a fine yoga instructor! :D

Republic   Thanks! Funny you should mention flights. I am contemplating a return voyage to NZ this summer (winter to you). I am due to restock my supply of jaffas, hokey pokey and chicken chips. :D

Bat   Thanks! Always great to have you come by.

Nvbc   Thanks! :D







Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM NYAN CAT update Feb 6)
Post by: Dantes on February 09, 2013, 07:53:53 AM
I see an evil palm tree Ò___Ó
And awesome w2w work  :thumbsup:

And woaaaahw: Nyan-Airline =°w°=
Funny  :D
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM NYAN CAT update Feb 6)
Post by: Schulmanator on February 10, 2013, 07:13:21 AM
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East Tenne: A Garden Stroll

The second arrondissement of the national capital, adjacent to the Royal Quarter, is the Feline Quarter. The Feline Quarter is the home of the magnificent Bureau of Feline Affairs palace, which serves as the administrative headquarters for BFA activities in Schulmania and its colonies. The district centers around this landmark and its extensive gardens, but contains far more than just a palace. The bustling and densely developed district will be explored in multiple updates, as we stroll the palace grounds, amble along the Riverwalk, marvel at the plethora of cultural and economic amenities, and enjoy the ambience that only a feline capital can provide.
 
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There’s so much to see and do. It’s a good thing that the roads are well organized, even if many are diagonal.
 
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Three point intersections such as this are common in the Feline Quarter
 
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Of course there’s plenty of squared off intersections as well
 
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And of course a meandering track along the Riverwalk
 
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And any stroll along the Riverwalk is not complete without stopping by a local eatery or perhaps some quick fishing. The national fish, the catfish, is always biting.
 
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You can stroll all day along the length waterfront park. It stretches the entire length of the district. And you can’t get lost, since all you need to do is walk in the opposite direction to get back to where you were. You could walk backwards instead, but that might prove awkward…
 
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The Riverwalk has many amenities. Birds like perching on the column, providing for easy pickings for feline eager for a fresh snack.
 
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And of course plenty of cafes provide alternatives to catching your own snack…
 
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But instead of meandering along the sidestreets of the Feline Quarter, let’s head over to the Jardin des Felines for a picnic and a rousing game of hackey sack
 
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There are many access points along the gardens. The center of the gardens is of course the national BFA headquarters. Did anyone remember their hackey sack?
 
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There’s a massive formal garden behind the BFA palace. Looks like a great place for our game.
 
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And then we can play hide and seek along the meandering paths through the gardens
 
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The gardens are quite extensive. They range from the riverfront all the way to St. Sylvester’s.
 
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Beautiful St. Sylvester’s Square featured The Gloriette, a fabulous addition to the park like setting
 
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The golden dome of St. Sylvester’s is a landmark in the Feline Quarter
 
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Let’s make our way back across to the BFA Palace. There’s a poetry reading by e. e. clawing today and it’s free!
 
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So through the gardens we go…
 
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Oops! We were wrong. The guard says the poetry reading is across the street at the Feline Heritage Center. Let’s head over there now.
 
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Just in time! To the courtyard! Let’s get our culture on!
 
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Afterwards, we can head out to look for mischief to get in… that shouldn’t be hard to do!
 
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Mischief? Us?! Never!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #4 update Feb 10)
Post by: mave94 on February 10, 2013, 07:23:26 AM
Great work and a nice selection of buildings. You love cats, don't you? I think that Nyan Cat song will be stuck in my head the whole day, after seeing Nyan again. $%Grinno$%

-Matthijs
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #4 update Feb 10)
Post by: vortext on February 10, 2013, 09:12:07 AM
Very nice updates! I think I'm in love with your city, then again, Paris is the city of love they say, so it wouldn't be surprising! And the diagonal roads in the first picture are outstanding. Keep it up!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #4 update Feb 10)
Post by: Flatron on February 10, 2013, 10:22:57 AM
Very nice, especially that you tell that story &apls
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #4 update Feb 10)
Post by: Schulmanator on February 12, 2013, 07:13:41 PM

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Dantes      The Nyan planes are still on the drawing board but it would be fun to make them available for folks to place at their airports.

Mave94   It is a feline nation. And since cats rule the internet, soon they will rule all! Meow-ah-ah-ahhhhh!!! LOL!

Vortext   Thanks. I have been playing around with the Parisian stuff and each district I am trying something new. Glad you like this version.

Flatiron   Thanks! Glad you like it and welcome to Schulmania!


Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #4.5 Teaser Feb 13)
Post by: Schulmanator on February 13, 2013, 06:01:50 PM
Coming up next, a little something from:

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #5 Teaser Feb 14)
Post by: Schulmanator on February 14, 2013, 05:38:23 AM
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East Tenne: Island Sanctuary

The Royal Quarter, home of the magnificent Wirtyplace, also contains many government buildings, prominent businesses and some special places. The district comprises of the south bank of the mouth of the Wirdle River as well as two islands within the very narrow delta. The smaller, easternmost island is Robin Island, a private sanctuary for the Supreme Wirdle. It is connected to the palace complex by a bridge to the south and to the north bank by another bridge. The island is given over mainly to an elm grove and walking trails. There is also a small chapel on the site to allow for reflection and mediation. The island is one of her favorite spots and it reminds her of her birthplace across the sea in Wirt. Not only are there some nice climbing trees but there are also plenty of pounceables waiting to be caught.
 
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The chapel sits in the center of the island. The only other built items on the island would be a pair of Babalonia style obelisks flanking the bridge to the palatial Wirtyplace complex.
 
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The Supreme Wirdle can go to the rocky shore to look for fish. But she does not like getting her paws wet, so she more often just sits on the rock to enjoy the sun.
 
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Climbing the big rocks can give some fabulous vistas of her capital
 
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The southern bridge is flanked by these obelisks
 
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It is a very natural place, just the way she likes it
 
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A wider view of the island, looking west
 
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The view looking north, as if approaching from the palace
 
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Looking toward the palace to the south
 
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Not quite the precision gardens one would expect at a palace. But then again, the Supreme Wirdle is an outdoorsy kinda gal…
 
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The ceiling in the chapel was expertly frescoed by the renowned painter Meowcelangelo. Perhaps you have heard of him?
 
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Significant boat traffic passes by the island daily, as ferries, ships and fishing vessels ply the Wirdle River and the Tenne Sea coast
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #5 Feb 14)
Post by: Schulmanator on February 16, 2013, 07:55:40 AM
Coming soon to a MD near you...

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A preview from an engraving by Albrecht Meöwer:

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #5.5 Feb 16)
Post by: Schulmanator on February 17, 2013, 07:26:39 AM
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East Tenne: The Woodlands

The 12th District of the capital is a largely residential area. Located in the northwestern corner of the National Capital Area, The Woodlands is a low density development, essentially a suburb. It is best known for the distinctive tree-filled park which inspired the district’s name. The circular park’s boundary road connects the five main roads of the neighborhood. One, West End Boulevard, serves as the connector between the capital and the regional capital of Roane-Anderson, not too far to the west. One of the more upscale roads in town, Queens Road, runs northwest from the park and is lined with many nice homes. Let’s take a trip down Queens Road and see what they have to offer.
 
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Herrenhaus von Katzen is a neighborhood favorite for its amply stocked koi pond.
 
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At the Maison des Ronrons, the gated entrance is framed by a small pedestrian bridge, so that felines walking on the sidewalk are not inconvenienced by carriages going in and out
 
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Whisker Woods is a mansion known for its party balcony. Guests are able to dine alfresco on all sorts of gourmet treats, often featuring live string quartet music from the symphony. Not a bad place for a gathering, if I do say so myself.
 
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Palazzo Schulmanini is the largest home on the street. As you can tell from the photo above, it is easy for someone on the balcony to drop a water balloon on the head of an approaching visitor. So, be sure to wear your hat,… just in case!
 
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Here at stately Wayne Manor, nothing out of the ordinary ever goes on. That’s our story and we’re sticking to it. Of course, we will admit that Catwoman has come by a few times, but that little secret stays between us and Alfred.
 
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Wirtington Mews also has a koi pond in the front yard and is surrounded by woods full of lots of juicy pounceables…
 
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Château des Chats Noirs is one of the best places for a garden party. Also, not a bad place for a hunt. The prey is both wily and succulent here.
 
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Glenwood School is the neighborhood school. It's simple wood construction stands in sharp contracts to the fancier abodes on the street. But, it is a highly regarded school and beloved by its students and the community.
 
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Harar House is designed to resemble the national palace in Lake Felis. They did a great job matching the features up, don’t you think?
 
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Almost hidden by the tall tress is Purrington Place, a lovely home near the school
 
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Koci Dom is an estate near the end of the street. It has a lovely courtyard the residents enjoy in good weather.
 
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Anyone noticed the median in this road yet? Rather opulent, don’t you think?
 
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Not many roads have as much lavishness on them as Queens Road does
 
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Plenty of places for the kids to play…
 
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Special care was taken to make the infrastructure special, including the lush median and paved brick sidewalks
 
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Small pedestrian bridges allow joggers and walker to proceed unimpeded by carriage traffic
 
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Plenty of trees allow The Woodlands to retain its character even though it has been built out substantially
 
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The only down side is you have a ways to walk should you need to go next door to borrow a cup of sugar…

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Château Griffe (at right) has some prime hunting grounds
 
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There is also a great patio with a fancy fountain
 
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Casa di Gattini is a lovely home with a unique rooftop balcony
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #6 ALLNEW! Feb 17)
Post by: benedict on February 17, 2013, 01:09:32 PM
This is a great new part of the NCR. I liked your comment about the koi pond... I bet they're restocking that on a weekly basis.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #6 ALLNEW! Feb 17)
Post by: Dantes on February 19, 2013, 08:33:28 AM
Very beautiful garden and residences.  &apls Very impressive.  :thumbsup: The idea with the pedestrian bridges is good.  :satisfied: You can do that but better!  :P
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #6 ALLNEW! Feb 17)
Post by: Schulmanator on February 19, 2013, 05:57:06 PM
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Benedict   Hehehe! You bet!

Dantes      Thanks! Always nice to have you drop by :D



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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #6 ALLNEW! Feb 17)
Post by: Schulmanator on February 22, 2013, 09:30:28 PM
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East Tenne: 50 First Dates

The second arrondissement of the national capital, adjacent to the Royal Quarter, is the Feline Quarter. The Feline Quarter is the home of the magnificent Bureau of Feline Affairs palace, which serves as the administrative headquarters for BFA activities in Schulmania and its colonies. The district centers around this landmark and its extensive gardens, but contains far more than just a palace. The bustling and densely developed district will be explored in multiple updates, as we stroll the palace grounds, amble along the Riverwalk, marvel at the plethora of cultural and economic amenities, and enjoy the ambience that only a feline capital can provide.

So, you found someone you like. And, you finally worked up the nerve to ask them out. And they said YES! Now, to find the perfect first date for you. And the Feline Quarter is here to help. It’s hard to think of a place better suited for meeting, mingling and sparking romance than the luxurious-yet-personable second arrondissement. While there’s way over 50 fun things to do in the Feline Quarter, we’ll pick a few of the best spots for a first date. So, next time you pass a note which reads: “Do you like me? Check yes or no” you will be ready to go when the answer is yes!
 
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How about meeting your new amour at the coffeehouse at the ground level of corner bookstore? I hear they have a great caramel mouse latte. And they have live music Thursday through Saturday nights.
 
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You could meet your special someone at the Cheesy Mouse. Mmmmm, cheesy!
 
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If the weather’s nice, how about a stroll outside? There’s trees to climb in the parks and pigeons to pounce upon. That’s a fun time anytime!
 
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Take that special someone over to the luxury Tabby Boutique. You don’t even need to buy anything (after all, that would be a bit awkward for a first date) just browse the exotic luxury goods from all over. One of my favorite places is the Collars With Bells Department on the third floor. It’s amazing just how many melodious sounds the little bells can make. And it’s nice to see the ones with jewels and filigree/
 
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A popular meeting spot is the manicured grounds of the BFA Palace. Get to know your friend as you stroll the manicured grounds. Perhaps a picnic lunch would be nice? If you don’t want to carry a basket, you can have a local eatery deliver a gourmet lunch right to your perfect shade tree.
 
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Of course when they have the Changing of the Guard in the Courtyard, it is a great moment for any occasion. Makes for a great way to break the ice with a new friend…
 
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How about meeting at the Feline Heritage Center? This vast museum of feline arts and crafts is free to enter, so it is a cheap date. Be sure to spring for a souvenir in the gift shop so you don’t come off cheap though.
 
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It is one of the hottest destinations in town. You will surely make a good impression!
 
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Admire feline arts from throughout the ages
 
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This month there is a special exhibit of masterworks by Vermeow

One could never go wrong with stroll through the Jardin des Felines. Perhaps followed by a trip along the Riverwalk.
 
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If you want a quieter, more artsy first date, why not come tour St. Sylvester’s? The gilded dome features an interior space elaborately frescoed by Meow-colangelo a pipe organ made famous by the consummate composer Meow-han Sebastian Bach.
 
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The plaza in front of the Veterinary Science Institute has both a great view of the waterfront and the gardens but also a variety of street vendors and performers.

Ever wanted to watch a cat breakdance? You can here! Mimes? Got ‘em! White cats standing still like statues? Yep, you guessed it. Barbershop quartets? Of course! Caricature artists? Plenty. Novelty cat bobbleheads for purchase? Certainly! It’s also a place for flash mobs. I don’t know where the students of the VSI got the idea to start flash mobs. But they do like to have them now and then. Not too often, since it’s like herding cats to get them all out there and doing something…
 
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There’s a wide variety of places and things to do here in the Feline Quarter
 
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Did I mention the river cruises? You can get a quick sightseeing tour or the romantic candlelit dinner one.
 
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No cruise today? How about taking your new friend bowling? There’s a new alley at ground level in the Feline Activity Zone Building. There’s a gym on the second floor if you want o get really active. The space was a bounce house, but they went out of business because the claws kept puncturing the attractions…
 
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Our last suggestion of the day is to catch a show. The “Claws of Magic” is a big hit right now at the Regal Clawhurst Theater.


Come on over to the Feline Quarter and have a great time!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #7 New Feb 22)
Post by: Swordmaster on February 22, 2013, 09:40:45 PM
Vermeow :D  That's about how the Dutch pronounce it.

Nice shots as well.


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #7 New Feb 22)
Post by: Dantes on February 23, 2013, 03:42:53 AM
Amazing !  :o Epic cat park  :P
The paris w2w is perfect  :thumbsup: Onliy I miss boats in the sea   $%#Ninj2
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #7 New Feb 22)
Post by: eldaldo on February 23, 2013, 05:57:36 PM
Wow, I missed alot of updates.  This always happens to the OSITM journals.  I always forget to check OSITM.  I really liked the one prior to this one as well as this update.  as always your humor makes me smile.  I like your palace and the riverwalk the best.  I agree with Dantes that boats would add something to the sea.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #7 New Feb 22)
Post by: benedict on February 24, 2013, 07:26:32 AM
The overview with the park is one of my favorite views in all of Schulmania.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #7 New Feb 22)
Post by: Schulmanator on February 24, 2013, 09:32:52 PM
Coming up next, we begin an exploration of a district in which I have taken over 600 in game pictures!

The first installment is on the way!

BEHOLD!!

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #7.5 New Feb 25)
Post by: Schulmanator on February 25, 2013, 09:11:57 PM
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East Tenne: Holy Quarter

The third arrondissement of the national capital, the Holy Quarter, occupies the northern end of an island just east of the Royal Quarter. This area has the highest concentration of churches in the nation, including the National Cathedral and St. Felix, St. Heathcliff, St. Garfield, and the Shrine of the Savory Salmon. The capital’s city hall is located in the Holy Quarter, facing the city’s largest park. The district is bisected by the largest urban park in the nation. There’s a lot to explore in the Holy Quarter – arts, culture, music, food – so let’s get started.
 
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We start with the iconic Church of St. Felix. The church sits astride a plaza overlooking the water near the Monastic Order of St. Francis.
 
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St. Felix is named for one of the early feline saints

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St. Felix has both spectacular stained glass windows and an impressive carillon. The bellringer, Clawsimodo, is widely regarded as the best in the business.

The plaza by St. Felix is part of the more extensive Seaside Park. This park lines the district’s coastline and offers great vistas of the city on one side and of the Tenne Sea on the other. There are many gathering places along the way. In a warm sunny day, the place is packed with happy citizens.
 
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One of my favorite Seaside Park spots is the Furry Fountain
 
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The SchulMariner statue overlooks the water. It looks like one couple is taking in the same vista as the statue.
 
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Weird how those trees make a trapezoidal shadow, isn’t it?
 
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Always nice to hang out by the statue of the Supreme Wirdle…

If you are in the mood for some shopping, there are many places in the district ready to relieve you of your money. Next door to the science museum is Sardine Square, one of Oak Ridge’s premier shopping destinations.
 
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On its several floors, you may find over 150 retailers providing an array of goods and services sure to make you purr.

If you want something more highbrow that shopping, why not head over to the Feline Music Hall of Fame? You know, cats are famous for their singing. They often enjoy opera. Actually, Klingon opera seems to have a good bit in common with feline opera.
 
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We can get our tickets at the door. We can hang out on the plaza until the next tour. I am sure there will be some amateur musicians sharing their skills with the assembled crowds while we wait.
 
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I hear there’s a special exhibit of famous clawmonicas this month. That’s cool. And perhaps we can see the pipe organ made famous by Meowhan Sebastian Bach.
 
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The crowd’s inside now. And they’re excited by:
 
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And, of course:



If you want a quieter form of culture, why not try out the nearby Prince Excalibur Museum of Art? This lovely facility was donated to the city by the regional ruler, Prince Excalibur, King of Tenne. He donated some gems from his collection as the museum’s core collection. But, they have many other exciting artworks available for your enjoyment.
 
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Admission is free, too!
 
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The museum sits in Excalibur Square, which provides a nice oasis of green space in the southeastern corner of the Holy Quarter

There’s much, much more for us to explore in the third district. Schulmania’s capital has new and exciting things to reveal at every turn. Let’s get ready to explore more of this special island.

Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #8 New Feb 26 All New!)
Post by: vortext on February 26, 2013, 05:17:36 AM
Great couple of updates!  &apls

Holy Quarter sure lives up to its name! Also, the youtube link made me watch way too many cute cat videos and hug my cat afterwards, which wasn't particulary welcomed, hehe. Anyway, back to the topic at hand. The Woodlands are also very nicely done, it's really fancy and has given me some inspiration for the affluent area in my own city. Keep it up!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #8 New Feb 26 All New!)
Post by: Swordmaster on February 26, 2013, 11:58:51 AM
I'm exactly like vortext, I spent half an hour watching cat videos :D  Please don't do that again Bruce.

Great update. More life on the streets, too, which adds a lot.


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #8 New Feb 26 All New!)
Post by: benedict on February 26, 2013, 04:20:20 PM
Great new part of the Capital. The art museum looks very posh.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #8 New Feb 26 All New!)
Post by: Schulmanator on March 06, 2013, 07:05:08 AM

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Swordmaster     LOL. Great to know that the Dutch enjoy feline art!

Dantes      Thanks. We do have boats but I don’t show many because I need older looking boats and we have so few of them.

Eldaldo   Thanks for coming by. Actually, it is a river, so we can’t have too many boats in it. I have only one old looking boat to use. I’d like some clipper ships and such to do more with the water.

benedict   Thanks! And we have more views of the capital which I hope will silimarly inspire as we continue our exploration of the area.

vortext      Thanks! I am glad you liked the last few updates. And I know what you mean about the cat videos. They have addictive qualities…

Swordmaster   Thanks! The street life is a tradeoff with hiding cars. Cats do not like cars. Cars tae them to the dreaded v-e-t!

benedict   Thanks! We do like to celebrate our rich feline culture.

Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #8 New Feb 26 All New!)
Post by: Schulmanator on March 16, 2013, 09:31:16 AM
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East Tenne: City Hall

The third arrondissement of the national capital, the Holy Quarter, occupies the northern end of an island just east of the Royal Quarter. This area has the highest concentration of churches in the nation, including the National Cathedral and St. Felix, St. Heathcliff, St. Garfield, and the Shrine of the Savory Salmon. The capital’s city hall is located in the Holy Quarter, facing the city’s largest park. The district is bisected by the largest urban park in the nation. There’s a lot to explore in the Holy Quarter – arts, culture, music, food – so let’s get started.

You know they say “you can’t fight city hall,” but who would want to do so? Not here in the capital of Schulmania. The massive, palatial Oak Ridge City Hall dwarfs the buildings around it and overlooks the city’s signature park – Myers Park – named for cat food magnate Oscar Myers, who donated the 150,000 gold schulmonetas to build the massive park.

Time to visit City Hall. I hear today the City Council is discussing a new ordinance regulating the placement of public scratching posts. This should prove interesting…
 
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The tower of City Hall is crowned by an oversized bronze statue of the Supreme Wirdle, rampant et gardant
 
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The tower dominates the skyline in the area and is one the tallest features in the whole National Capital Region
 
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Onlookers admire the equestrian statue of Chancellor Mooky in front of the building on the plaza
 
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There’s also plenty of landscaping to add a touch of nature to the plazas on each side of the building

Let’s take a look at the building itself. Designed by the renowned Carlos D. Bussy, the landmark structure is built upon a base of Wirdilian (black) granite, which is an unusual feature for public buildings in Schulmania. But, there is no such thing as too many tributes to our beloved and purry leader. Speaking of which, there’s a winding staircase which leads from the tower through the base of the statue to a small observation deck. You can look out of her eyes upon the city. Now how’s that?!
 
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Across The Promenade-West (the avenue in front of the building) sits Myers Park. A clever feature which has become very popular is Golden Pond. There are multiple ‘parks within a park’ in the massive central park. Golden Pond features paddleboats; great for a lazy sunny afternoon.
 
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Myers Park at The Promenade-West
 
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Golden Pond sits in front of City Hall
 
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Pay one purr to the attendant at the kiosk by the fountain and you get an hour on the pond
 
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Let’s both get one and we’ll race! Wheeeeeeee!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Dantes on March 17, 2013, 05:10:42 PM
The large square is full of flowers I love it. I think many cats hide there to scare tourists and then to run in the park!  $%#Ninj2
Again very impressive W2W pictures.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on March 31, 2013, 09:38:42 PM
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Dantes      Thank you for commenting. I am glad you liked it. And more is to come soon.

Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on April 03, 2013, 11:24:52 AM
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East Tenne: Instagram Vacation

The third arrondissement of the national capital, the Holy Quarter, occupies the northern end of an island just east of the Royal Quarter. This area has the highest concentration of churches in the nation, including the National Cathedral and St. Felix, St. Heathcliff, St. Garfield, and the Shrine of the Savory Salmon. The capital’s city hall is located in the Holy Quarter, facing the city’s largest park. The district is bisected by the largest urban park in the nation. There’s a lot to explore in the Holy Quarter – arts, culture, music, food – so let’s get started.

Today, we are going to look at one our tourist’s photographs of the city. Recently, Miss Evelyn Tigerlily, a charming tabby cat living in Schulmanidad, Wirdleonia, took a vacation to the capital. She has a lovely home overlooking Parque Ernesto in Schulmanidad, but her spirit of adventure was calling her. She wanted to go to the capital to see its great marvels and perhaps get an audience with the Supreme Wirdle. So, this is sort of a working vacation.

When she got back, she posted these photos of her trip. And it was nice of her to invite us to her home to see them. And it was even nicer that she baked us cookies. Lots of cookies. She also has catnip tea. I think I’ll make mine a double. So, let’s see her previous memories!
 
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She visited City Hall and met with the mayor. The Supreme Wirdle was unavailable to grant her an audience. But the mayor was fascinated with her proposal to install a fiber-non-optic cable system to transmit messages across town. Here’s her plan:
 
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Perhaps telecommunications is in our future?
 
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She visited Cathedral Woods, a lovely park encompassing the northern tip of the island
 
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She enjoyed her trip to St.Felix Church. Her hotel was right behind it. She stayed at the renowned Fur Seasons Hotel.
 
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She toured the Monastic Order of St. Francis. The liturgical chanting was sublime.
 
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To the south, she visited St. Garfield’s Church. She was not at all surprised to see that the nearby restaurants all served lasagna…
 
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She stopped by the Ecclesiastic Library to check out a book or two. To save money, she will mail them back when she is finished.
 
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A stop at the busy open air Oak Ridge Mall netted her some cool souvenirs. Snow globes, anyone?
 
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She stopped by Myers Park to catch a game between the Tabbytown Pouncers and the Calico Scratchers. It was a tie after 3 overtimes.
 
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No trip to the park is complete without a paddleboat ride on Golden Pond!
 
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And a stop at the Feline Music Hall of Fame… there’s a special exhibit dedicated to Patsy Claw, a classic cat crooner
 
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She enjoyed Seaside Park. She walked across the Bridge of Purrs and savored the view. She also dropped bread into the water for the fish and birds. Too bad they were out of pouncing range…
 
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She had a grand time! She can’t wait to come back to Oak Ridge!

Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: benedict on April 04, 2013, 02:06:56 PM
I love that barbell-shaped pond. Very relaxing.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: vortext on April 10, 2013, 11:20:23 AM
Hm yes, I wouldn't mind going on a holiday there too!  :thumbsup:

And a tin can network eh . . , seems to hold great promises for the future!!  $%Grinno$%  :D
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on April 11, 2013, 07:39:22 PM
Coming up next...

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More from the Feline Quarter!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on April 12, 2013, 05:37:12 AM

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Benedict   Thanks! Not a bad place to hang out.

Vortext   It is promising, but I am not sure about how texting and words with friends will go on this new network…


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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Piterdaw1 on April 12, 2013, 07:07:29 AM
When I saw your photos I was very surprised, great pics and great MD, congratulations! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on April 12, 2013, 05:20:21 PM
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East Tenne: Dude, Where’s My Cat?
 
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Mittens is lost in the national capital! Let’s see if we can find her. Let’s follow the trail and see if we can find her somewhere in District II.
 
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She lives here in a spacious flat on Kibbleston Lane. She left her home early in the morning and has not been seen since.
 
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She was last seen at the coffeeshop by the park. She got a tuna latte with salmon cream, as she usually does. But after that, we lost track of her!
 
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Mr. Fluffington says he saw her in the alley next to the Feline Heritage Center. But when I went to check it out, she was long gone.
 
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Down on Cathead Court, a kind old lady said she saw Mittens, but I could not find her.
 
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I thought I would check the park. But no luck still.
 
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The fabulous Bureau of Feline Affairs gardens are a perfect magnet for cats to gather. But no one said they saw her. But I did see some tiger tacks. So, I decided to follow them.
 
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They went all over the area…
 
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I saw her neighbor, Miss Kitty, who said that Mittens was planning to head to the Feline Heritage Center for an exhibit on claw sharpening. But no luck again.
 
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So back to the Jardin des Felines to follow the tiger tracks…
 
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She must have gone all over the gardens!
 
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But I lost the trail as we approached the Riverwalk. I guess I need to walk along the waterfront to see if she decided to go fishing.
 
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Looks like a quiet day along the water. No tigers here…
 
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Or here…
 
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Perhaps I should try another spot
 
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I will go atop the gilded dome of St. Sylvester’s and get an aerial view of town

Let’s see what I can see from the perch at the top:
 
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No luck! I guess I should go home and mope…

But, when I got home: good news! Mittens kept me busy all day to organize a surprise party for me! Woo hoo! Now THAT was a surprise!
 
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All the more a surprise since my birthday was a few months ago. But, a party is a party!!



Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: nbvc on April 13, 2013, 01:39:38 AM
Great city. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on April 21, 2013, 05:47:19 PM
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East Tenne: Myers Park

Cat food magnate Oscar Myers donated a wagonload of gold schulmonetas to fund the creation of the capital’s largest public park. And being a modest fellow, asked that it be named after him. The park, located in the city’s third district, is a wonderful civic space. It is home to a variety of formal and informal spaces, sports and recreational sites and is one of the most popular gathering spots in the city. It is in the heart of the Holy Quarter and is bordered by such important landmarks as the National Cathedral, City Hall, Sardine Square, Ecclesiastic Library and more. The park’s boundaries are The Promenade, a wide boulevard encircling the open space.

The park has two main sectors, divided by Park Avenue. To the north is The Lawn, which is open space with statuary and a reflecting pool. It runs from Park Avenue to the cathedral and is a popular spot for outdoor concerts. The southern sector is larger and includes athletic fields, formal gardens and natural areas. Some smaller features include Golden Pond, where paddleboats are often scurrying about, and the Secret Garden, a garden-with-a-garden popular for small outdoor weddings. We will venture here often in our tour of the National Capital Region. Let’s start now by seeing some of the amenities of this fabulous feline park.
 
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A wide view of the park helps us orient ourselves. This is the lower section, viewed from the northwest. We see City Hall sitting prominently along The Promenade, across from Golden Pond. Natural areas serve as a buffer between the park’s entry points and the massive formal gardens in the center.
 
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The largest feature in the upper section, The Lawn, is the reflecting pool. It includes a greenhouse conservatory with exotic plants from across the nation. This includes of course samples of savory varieties of feline favorites like catnip and silver vine.
 
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Athletic fields are very popular and located along the southern end of the park
 
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In this matchup, we see triplets in the outfield: Sam (center) and his brother Jack (left) and his other brother Jack (right). The coach has a hard time calling out the lineup because of the names!
 
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Park Avenue separates the upper and lower sections. Multiple pedestrian bridges prevent park goers from having to deal with carriage traffic.
 
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The snack bar is popular too. The catnip ice cream is great on a cone or in a bowl.
 
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In the center are massive formal gardens
 
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Can you spot The Secret Garden here on the east side of the park?
 
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The Lawn features grassy areas, walkways and statuary as well as the reflecting pool and conservatory
 
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Anyone wanna play a game?
 
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There’s no shortcut through this one!
 
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Local artisans and farmers converge here at this café and gallery. You can have your artistically designed cake and eat it too!
 
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Fun to walk on but not much fun to mow…
 
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This little gem is almost hidden in the park
 
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Care to stroll about the gardens?
 
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The park’s designers thought that leaving a natural buffer between the formal center of the park and the edges of the city would help to break up the space and to add to the secluded, natural feel for those in the heart of the gardens.
 
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The hotel has a great view!
 
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Enjoy scenic Myers Park!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: benedict on April 26, 2013, 04:24:42 PM
Looks like the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of life in Schulmania.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on April 30, 2013, 09:16:59 AM

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Piterdaw1   Thank you. I am glad you like it. And welcome to Schulmania!

Nvbc   Thanks! I am pleased you enjoyed this chapter of Schulmania.

Benedict   Indeed! It is a great place to get away. Sort of like Central Park but without the hot dog vendors.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on May 02, 2013, 09:07:08 PM
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Read All About It!

There’s all sorts of exciting news from Schulmania! And one of the best ways to find out what’s going on is to read our newspapers. Today, we will examine a four page spread from the Bureau of Feline Affairs News Update. Published in The Wirdleplex, this periodical is distributed nationwide and internationally by our feline affiliates.
 
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Let’s enter The Wirdleplex now
 
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Meanwhile, at Wirdleplex Naval Base, copies of our newest publication are being loaded for shipment across the world in defiance of the Queensferry blockade

So, are you ready to read? The excerpt from the newspaper is four full pages of articles. See it all by clicking the picture below!
 
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And more news is available from the Schulmania News & Information Center’s archive at: http://schulmania.info/index_files/media.htm  (http://schulmania.info/index_files/media.htm)
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on May 10, 2013, 05:33:51 AM
Coming up next.... a new district in the NCR is revealed.

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on May 11, 2013, 06:10:46 AM
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East Tenne: The Citadel

Government offices are located throughout the capital. Many of the most significant ones are located in the Royal Quarter and the Feline Quarter. But, all of those government offices and institutions which don’t require the Supreme Wirdle’s daily oversight need somewhere to be as well. Many of them and concentrated in the fourth and fifth arrondissements. District IV is known as The Citadel, as it contains a large building which sits upon a hill just like a citadel in the times of yore. In this initial trip into the fourth district, we will see several government buildings and their environs, all centered on a lovely green square. Despite the concentration of government buildings, the area is no urban wasteland.  There are seven government clusters in the district. Today, we will see the cluster around Clark Square, which is where many educational institutions are headquartered.
 
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Clark Square, where a cluster of educational and fine arts offices are located
 
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The National Archives holds many original documents of the national government. Each region also has its own governmental archive.
 
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The Education & Literature Commission has a large building facing the square; one of the largest governmental structures in the capital
 
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The Fine Arts Council has a building facing the square and its own lovely courtyard in the rear
 
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In the photo above, the Education & Literature Commission Building is at the left, the Fine Arts Council Building at the top and the National Archives at the bottom right
 
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The nearby Grove Center offers shopping and dining for residents and office workers
 
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The triangular Grove Park connects Grove Center to the governmental complex. It also houses the offices of the National Parks and a church.
 
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There’s plenty of commerce in The Citadel
 
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The curved façade of the Schulmastadon Hotel beckons patrons. And of course their motto “Our prices are prehistorically low!” really appeals to their wallets. Every room is 99 purrs per night and includes a complimentary can of Fancy Feast for every meal.
 
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Mixed use developments offer shops below and residences above
 
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The corner building houses the offices of EG&G McMuffin, a company which does stuff too complicated for us to really understand. So we smile and nod and carry on.
 
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Let’s stop by the mall. I want to buy something at Ossie’s Scratching Post on the second floor. Then, maybe a stop at the food court.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: metarvo on May 13, 2013, 08:42:46 AM
A careful blend of green space and seemingly endless W2W facilities provides a unique flair to District IV.  Good job!  :thumbsup: 

By the way, I'm willing to bet that EG&G McMuffin makes breakfast.  That would be my guess.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on May 20, 2013, 10:02:36 PM
Coming up shortly....

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on May 22, 2013, 06:53:35 PM
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Schulmanicus: Royal Wedding

As the Royal Wedding approaches, the bride to be, Baroness Christi of Pyy, prepares to depart from her home to go to the National Cathedral for the big day. This special event is being marked by a four day paid holiday weekend for all workers in Schulmania; a wedding gift to the nation from the Supreme Wirdle in honor of the wedding. The townsfolk in Pyy are preparing a great sendoff for their ruler as she departs by yacht from the port to arrive in the capital in time for Saturday’s wedding.

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The Baroness’s bags are being packed in her manor home, Noewhere. Isn’t it great to have servants?

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The staff is busy preparing while Christi takes a stroll in her garden
 
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Once the bags are packed, everyone gathers to head down to town for the big sendoff
 
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There’s a long, windy path down the hill. The baronial carriage has room for the luggage and the wedding party. Luckily, everyone packed light.
 
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Residents of the Upper Town processed out to see the entourage head out to the port
 
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A bridal shower was held in the grand ballroom of the Pyy’s Arms Hotel

Residents of Pyy and many well-wishers headed out to the commercial Lower Town to find items on the gift registry. Some of the items on the registry include: deluxe scratching posts, catnip mice, cardboard boxes, laser pointers, silver plated Fancy Feast serving spoons and more. Let’s see what we can find in town.
 
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Found the scratching posts down at Ossie’s Scratching Post…
 
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There’s a sale on laser pointers at Wildcat’s… 25% off all week in honor of the wedding. Come stock up!
 
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Gourmet catnip mice are to be found at The Catnippery, a feline boutique and café in a distinctively blue building
 
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Hey! I think I found the silver plated Fancy Feast serving spoons!
 
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The city offices are decorated in honor of the special day. The Baroness is going to stop by and deliver a speech before heading off to the capital.
 
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The wedding party heads to the port… and on to the wedding site at the National Cathedral
 
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Well wishers wave from the windows as the ship sails off…
 
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Next stop: National Cathedral, in the capital’s Holy Quarter
 
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Enjoy the Royal Wedding!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnqZr-kLMWo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnqZr-kLMWo)
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (Royal Wedding Special!)
Post by: benedict on May 23, 2013, 07:36:55 PM
Good stuff. What is the cat animated video from?
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (Royal Wedding Special!)
Post by: Schulmanator on May 27, 2013, 12:18:37 PM
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East Tenne: The Paperboy

Tony just got his first job! After school, he rides his bike home and gets his snack. And then he starts his job. Yes, he is employed even though he’s still a kitten. What does he do? He’s a paperboy, delivering the local newspaper to his neighborhood. And he’s excited; he earns one gold schulmoneta per week plus tips! Now that’s some good spending money for a kitten his age.
 
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Tony is very excited! When his pals asked him how the job is going, he said “It’s grrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!”
 
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He leaves Glenwood School at the sound of the bell and heads home to get his 30 newspapers
 
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His mom has made him a snack of tuna and milk to give him the energy he needs to do his job. Yay, mom!
 
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His first delivery
 
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Mrs. Whiskers is the oldest person he ever met. She’s a widow who lives here with her great-great-great-great-great-great grandkittens. He always gets a cookie from her when he brings the paper. Om nom nom!
 
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Mr. Moneybaggins lives here. He’s sort of a cat hobbit. He likes to read his paper and find out how the ‘precious’ metals market is doing…
 
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“Bah! Down 2% Those ‘precious’ metals reporters are tricksy and false!”
 
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His best friend from school lives here with his family. They have fence around the yard because the family has a… dog.
 
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Time to head down the other side of the street
 
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A naughty boy lives in the brick house. He got hissed at by the teacher three times today. Tony is not going to stop here lest he get in trouble. Tony is a good kitty.
 
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Tony likes to deliver here because the lady always give him a good tip. She’s also been very kind about returning Frisbees which get stuck on her roof.
 
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Next door is his pal Adela Rodriguez’ house. She is the fastest runner in his class. When they play freeze tag she never gets frozen. She also has some great climbing trees in the yard.
 
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Mr. and Mrs. Holt are on vacation again. Tony is saving their newspapers at home until they get back. They’re retired, so they are gone a lot. And I mean a LOT. Must be nice…
 
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And down the road we go…
 
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Tony’s teacher lives here. He invited Tony in for a saucer of milk before he goes on down the street. And while Tony lapped it up, he reminded Tony that he has a science test tomorrow. That means study!
 
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Let’s run around!
 
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Back to work. We’re almost done.
 
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His classmate Lucas is having a game in the front yard. Tony wishes he could stay and play, but he has to study and dinner will be waiting.
 
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His neighbors usually give him a nice tip. He gets 10 silver purrs bonus for a job well done.
 
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The last house! Woo hoo! He’s done and ready to head home.
 
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Not a bad place to work for your first job, is it? He’s going to save his gold schulmoneta in the bank but his mom will take him to the store to blow the tips on candy, gum, comic books and toys. Mom FTW!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: benedict on May 31, 2013, 06:54:47 AM
There's some series Schulmoneta in that part of the realm!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: vortext on June 01, 2013, 02:08:08 AM
Looks like Tony will be making serious Schulmoneta, unless he does a sloppy job of course!  $%Grinno$%

Lovely neighborhood!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on June 02, 2013, 07:06:56 AM
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East Tenne: Five Points

It seems like every town has a place called ‘Five Points.’ And the national capital is no different. Here, Promenade South intersects with Seminary Avenue and Salmon Road West and Salmon Road East. Let’s check this area out and see how it compares to some of its pentagonal cousins elsewhere…
 
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Columbia, South Carolina’s 5 Points
 
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Atlanta, Georgia’s 5 Points
 
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Raleigh, North Carolina’s 5 Points
 
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Knoxville, Tennessee’s 5 Points

Now, let’s see ours.
 
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Welcome to Five Points!

Let’s take a look around. This unusual intersection is crowned on two of its sides by the Mookimian Seminary. A mixed use development, Triangle Terrace, is across the street from the seminary and is operated as a joint venture between the seminary and Cat Head Industries. There’s also stately Harper Hall, a performing arts center, on this stellated crossroads. To orient you better, Seminary Avenue divides the twin seminary buildings. Promenade South separates the seminary from Triangle Terrace. Salmon Road East and Salmon Road West are the diagonal streets.
 
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A wider view of the neighborhood, with the seminary at left and Triangle Terrace at right. The green dome of Harper Hall is at top center.
 
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Triangle Terrace consists of shops and residences in a mixed use development. The residences are for seminary students. The shops are managed by Cat Head Industries, which takes care of the business side of things so the seminary can focus on seminary stuff. Cat Head Industries makes 10% on the leases the businesses sign to be in the development.
 
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The Mookimian Seminary consists of two main buildings; one is for classes and the other is an administrative, support services and campus library building
 
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Chancellor Mooky donated the money for the seminary’s construction. He established Triangle Terrace to provide the seminary a regular income both to maintain the campus and to provide education free to all students.
 
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Harper Hall, at left, is the campus’ performing arts center. It has a theater and other spaces suitable for various fine and performing arts. The featured entertainment today is a show of basketball playing koalas. You know you HAVE to come see this one!

Here are some additional views of this area:
 
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We hope you enjoyed your visit to Five Points!



Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Swordmaster on June 02, 2013, 11:45:35 AM
Apologies for my prolongued absence here. I quite enjoyed your last updates, especially the search for Mittens :D


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on June 05, 2013, 05:40:58 AM
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metarvo   Thanks. I am glad you like it. And you may be correct about EG&G…

benedict   Thanks. Not quite sure where it came from. But it was brought to us by the good folks at Google search…

benedict   You bet! A nice neighborhood for sure.

vortext   Thanks. Tony does a good job and gets nice tips. Means that he has plenty to spend on candy and toys!

Swordmaster   Thanks. Always good to have you come by.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: nbvc on June 05, 2013, 03:27:18 PM
Nice work with your last updates. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on June 06, 2013, 08:43:56 PM
Coming up next in Schulmania: National Capital Region

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on June 08, 2013, 09:03:43 AM
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East Tenne: National Zoo

By popular demand, the city’s mayor has decided to open a zoo. The National Zoo is the first large scale zoological park in Schulmania. Located in the Sixth Arronidssement of the capital, the zoo occupies a wooded parcel midway between the main diplomatic complex and a large creekside residential area a bit to the south. If everyone is good during our trip, we’ll all stop by the gift shop on the way out!

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Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18AzodTPG5U (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18AzodTPG5U)

 
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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: vortext on June 08, 2013, 10:53:23 AM
Nice zoo!  &apls

The path texture with the paws is just great!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Swordmaster on June 08, 2013, 12:22:44 PM
Good! I was actually expecting people in the cages with cats watching them. :D


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region -- BONUS feature!
Post by: Schulmanator on June 12, 2013, 06:34:32 AM
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National Anthem

Schulmania’s national anthem, Hail to Thee, Schulmania, has been released on YouTube for your viewing and listening pleasure. As you listen, enjoy these images of cities all across the nation. These photos give you an idea of the rich heritage and diverse places within the feline realm.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7kvJmld17E (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7kvJmld17E)


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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region -- BONUS feature!
Post by: Dantes on June 15, 2013, 06:12:56 PM
I do not like brass. I then always beats a cat. (http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/330d0bf71adcc2c2926eda7673c7c4a1.gif) A nice potpourri of different images.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region -- BONUS feature!
Post by: Kergelen on June 16, 2013, 01:20:58 PM
Great compilation of churches, temples, and other monuments, and nice work on the zoo &apls
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region -- BONUS feature!
Post by: Schulmanator on June 17, 2013, 08:28:44 PM
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East Tenne: Paper Pushers

Government offices are located throughout the capital. Many of the most significant ones are located in the Royal Quarter and the Feline Quarter. But, all of those government offices and institutions which don’t require the Supreme Wirdle’s daily oversight need somewhere to be as well. Many of them and concentrated in the fourth and fifth arrondissements. District IV is known as The Citadel, as it contains a large building which sits upon a hill just like a citadel in the times of yore. A large cluster of government facilities centers around Clark Square. This cluster is devoted to education and culture. There are other clusters scattered through the Government Districts. Executive and legislative offices are in the Royal Quarter, proximate to Wirtyplace.
 
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The Fine Arts Council sponsors artists of all types and administers museums and cultural facilities across the nation. Performing arts and musicians of all sorts are subsidized by the FAC. Feline opera is always a popular selection with the general public.
 
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A lovely plaza behind the FAC building hosts sculptural exhibits and outdoor theater. But, NO MIMES!

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That’s right: there’s no time for the mime. My rhyme is prime and being a mime is not a crime. But, NO MIMES!
 
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The National Archives hosts many important documents and artifacts. Want to see the Supreme Wirdle’s first scratching post? It’s there. The charter of the Feline Interplanetary Friendship Association? Got it. Financial records dating back to the dawn of recorded time? Yup.
 
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The Education and Literature Commission Office hosts the bureaucrats in charge of education and print materials. Now, you might be concerned about the state of feline education due to the English spelling of lolcat speak. But, fear not. Felines spell well in their native languages. But, translation into English often leaves room for error. The world would be a better place if we all spoke Meow.
 
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Outgoing Education Commissioners Chalmers and Skinner have left a strong staff in place here. Incoming Commissioners Clark and Stickley will be well prepared for continuing our ambitious Nine Lives Education Program.
 
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The Education Cluster of government offices
 
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If you want to catch a government official for an informal chat, head over to Grove Center, a trendy marketplace filled with shops and cafes. You could have an interesting conversation over a cup of catmint tea.
 
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Grove Center backs up to Grove Park, a triangular green space next to the National Parks Office
 
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If you are curious about what else can be found in The Citadel, there’s plenty of commerce and residential areas. Many cultural amenities and interesting destinations can be found as well. Let’s take a stroll…
 
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Or you could just head to the mall…
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Dantes on June 18, 2013, 06:06:25 AM
I love your w2w citys (http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/98a5523047fb2457453e15f1b8dd251e.gif) Good work again!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: nbvc on June 18, 2013, 01:13:08 PM
Nice zoo and great work with the city. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: eldaldo on June 19, 2013, 04:57:48 PM
I always love checking out your journals because you update so frequently that there are always several cool things to see.  I love your last three updates.  The zoo was great.  also the collage of landmarks is pretty cool.  In addition I think the picture with grove park is my favorite, though the national archives is a really cool building.  what is it if you don't mind me asking?
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on June 27, 2013, 09:15:43 AM

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nbvc   Thanks! Glad to have you back.

vortext   I saved this path texture just for this occasion. I like it too. Thanks.

Swordmaster   LOL. People aren’t that fun to watch… besides, they have cats to feed and pet. They don’t have time to sit and be watched!

Dantes      Glad you like the variety we have in Schulmania.

Kergelen   Thanks. Always glad to have you come by.

Dantes      Thanks! :D

nbvc   Thanks! Glad you like it.

eldaldo   Thanks! The archive is from Xannepan’s Bourse de Commerce here on the LEX.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: kelis on July 04, 2013, 07:13:43 AM
Yeah, nice work with the zoo and the rest of the city, it looks like Paris !!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on July 20, 2013, 07:46:11 PM
A few bonus features (links below) before the next update...

http://www.schulmania.info/exclusive_files/xcl048.htm (http://www.schulmania.info/exclusive_files/xcl048.htm)

http://www.schulmania.info/exclusive_files/xcl047.htm (http://www.schulmania.info/exclusive_files/xcl047.htm)

Enjoy Seaside Park and Myers Park Gardens!!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on July 21, 2013, 04:19:57 PM
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East Tenne: Holy Places

The third arrondissement of the national capital of Oak Ridge is called the Holy Quarter because of its high concentration of large churches. We have seen a few of these already. Now, we will see all of the major churches and ecclesiastic structures in this district. Of course there are plenty of smaller religious structures as well. These featured here are the most noteworthy for the visitor to the capital. So, come along and see the highlights of the Holy Quarter.

The National Cathedral – Promenade North at Myers Park Lawn
 
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Church of St. Felix – Park Avenue at the Bridge of Purrs

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Monastic Order of St. Francis – Park Avenue at St. Francis Square, Seaside Park
 
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Church of St. Garfield – Tuna Terrace
 
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Church of St. Gertrude – Via Felidae at Cathedral Woods
 
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Church of St. Heathcliff – Purina Boulevard at Seaside Park
 
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Ecclesiastic Library - Promenade North at Myers Park Lawn
 
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Shrine of the Savory Salmon – Salmon Square

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: agunter999 on July 21, 2013, 05:22:01 PM
Great as usual
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: art128 on July 21, 2013, 05:40:09 PM
Looks great! Nice use of the Parisian building once again. :)

A little sad there isn't much life on the streets..  &mmm
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Swordmaster on July 24, 2013, 02:27:22 AM
Nice work Bruce. Do I spy the two-spired Antwerp cathedral? I don't think that's still available, is it?


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on July 27, 2013, 05:53:48 PM
Coming up next - a new district is revealed!

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This will reveal the capital's new main train station and another big surprise to be seen later!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on July 28, 2013, 11:43:23 AM

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kelis   Thanks! Glad you like it.

agunter999   Thanks! :D

art128      Thanks. But you know motor vehicles are banned in the capital. Cats do not like them.

Swordmaster   You do indeed! I think I got it from the STEX. Or maybe from the original SC4 site Maxis had. It’s definitely an antique. But I like it.



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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on July 28, 2013, 05:04:07 PM
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East Tenne: Riding the Rails

In the very southwest of the capital city of Oak Ridge sits the nineteenth arrondissement, Pellissippi West. Named for the island offshore which now holds the Gilded Quarter (District XVI), this district sits in perhaps the most remote location in the National Capital Region. But, that does not mean this area is isolated. Au contraire, mon frère! Quite the opposite. This sector has been set aside for transit infrastructure and for industry. One of the foci for the area in the master plan approved by the City Planning Office is establishing a rail hub for the capital. A main rail station, Pellissippi Central, has been built. Lines lead out toward several other planned stations in the capital as well as out toward other cities in Tenne. At present, there is service to the regional capital of Roane-Anderson and the nearby towns of East Village and Robertsville.
 
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Our train just pulled in to Pellissippi Central Station. Let’s start exploring.
 
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The façade of Pellissippi Central Station, gateway to the capital from points south and west
 
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Pedestrian Griffin Lane is lined with shops to appeal to commuters and long distance travelers. This includes Schulmania’s first travel good shop.
 
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Locals live very close to the station and have a short walk to take them to jobs in the center city
 
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Waiting for trains…
 
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The station is the center of the district’s street life but is not in the geographical center of the area. About half of the western side of Pellissippi West has been reserved for other transit infrastructure. So, the residential, commercial and industrial zones are clustered closer to the train station.

Across the street from the main station is a civic plaza, Edwards Square. The plaza is a great gathering spot for locals and train passengers. It is lined with commerce of all sorts, including a major hotel and a shopping mall. If you are waiting to make a train connection, why not slip across the street to the square and get a bit to eat and enjoy the scenery?
 
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Edwards Square
 
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The Clayton Grand Hotel on Edwards Square
 
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Three Jacks Mall is the highlight of any shopping foray in the square. As you might imagine, it has a casino on the third level.
 
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Next to the square and across from the train station is Pickett Place, featuring additional shopping from excellent, exotic and exclusive retailers. That’s a lot of ex-words in one sentence! Excelsior!
 
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Sisters Grace and Margot Bluray were very excited when their family moved into this building right across from the theater. They like movies.
 
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Plenty of commuters ride the rails to come into the area to work as well. Tristan and his friend Matt both rode in from District XI to work here at the Law Offices of Lionel Hutz & Miguel Sanchez, LLC. They ran into their neighbor, Ali McNugget, who works in the same building at the outpatient clinic run by Dr. Julius Hibbert.
 
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Céad míle fáilte! Welcome to O’Schulman Street, a residential road with some great amenities.
 
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Lots of entrepreneurs can be found in these two office buildings. On the corner is Fenton Place, where technology firms such as iCat and eClaw have offices. Next door to it is the large Howse of Commerce (they had to change the spelling due to a copyright infringement issue with the House O’ Commerce located in nearby Roane-Anderson) which hosts financial firms like Vulcan Logic Accounting and Bean Counters ‘R Us.
 
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Hannah Whiskerly commutes by train from her home on the corner to District II, where she works as a midlevel manager at the Bureau of Feline Affairs National Palace
 
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Place Duchardt is a commercial plaza adjacent to the train station. On the corner is Hunt’s Grill, which specializes in freshly caught game. You can even pounce on your own game and bring it in to be cooked. Head Chef Asher “Potato Smasher” Young says “If you can pounce on it, I can grill it!” The manager does ask that you call to make reservations if you catch a brontosaurus, as they take a while to cook…

The local church in Pellissippi West is St. Samuel’s. Located just a few blocks west of the train station, this church is both one of the binding agents of the community and one of the most active community involvement organizations in the neighborhood. Additionally, the sanctuary features an impressive pipe organ. The pipes were cast in solid sterling silver by famed music manufacturer Stradimeowius. The silver pipes make an impressive sound.
 
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Tonight the organist is having a concert, playing Purr-cell’s Fugue in Fur Minor. Admission is free. Wanna come?
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: benedict on August 06, 2013, 12:36:09 PM
I'm a big fan of transit, so I'm excited to see rail debut in NCR.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on August 12, 2013, 09:02:22 AM
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Special awards will be issued soon! Come by to see them!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: kelis on August 12, 2013, 09:24:19 AM
Nice collection of pictures in the last update my friend. I can't wait to see what is coming with the awards  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Dantes on August 13, 2013, 01:50:00 PM
I am always overwhelmed with how you deal with the Paris building set. The looks always look fantastic!  :thumbsup:
The best I like this time the church, you can show a bigger picture of their ?  ()what()
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on August 14, 2013, 09:54:43 AM
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East Tenne: Awards Night
 
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Here I am on the Riverwalk in the Feline Quarter, eager to sample some of the new exotic goods being imported in to Schulmania. A recent trade agreement with Myon has led to new flavors of Fancy Feast being imported.
 
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Fancy new scratching posts have been imported from Port Matthew too. Ossie’s Scratching Post, Schulmania’s premier dealer of clawing accessories, now carries both domestic and imported scratching posts.

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As I stop by for a catnip latte at the corner Clawbucks, I notice everyone is talking about the new awards being issued by the Bureau of Feline Affairs today. And I am most intrigued!
 
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All over town, the focus has turned to the National Palace of the Bureau of Feline Affairs, where only 6 special awards will be given out. The Governor-General, himself, will be presenting them in an opulent ceremony.
 
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But first, I am headed to the bookstore to see what’s new. The trip to far off Myon has inspired some new feline sci-fi and I am eager to read it.
 
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Supercats? That’s what I’m talking about!
 
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All the neighborhood kids are reading it!
 
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Of course now the toy store is stocking ka’at accessories for purchase as part of a promotional deal…
 
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Back to the Riverwalk for a while. I hope I am invited to the ceremony. Otherwise I will have to camp out in front of the bookstore waiting for the Star Ka’at sequel to be released!
 
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I know a great place we can grab a bite to eat. Perhaps a tasty Fancy Feast fritter plate? We can try the new Myonian flavors.
 
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Celebrity chef “Codfather” Simon has some fabulous new dishes. As it says on the menu, he’ll “make you a meal... you can’t refuse”
 
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After our meal, we can wander around until the ceremony starts. Luckily, I was able to call in some favors and get admission to the ceremony.
 
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We can walk through the park to the Gloriette. It’s a great gathering place. Paparazzi should be there. Wanna get your picture taken?
 
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There will be a reception at the Gloriette after the ceremony. Friskies, Pounce and Fancy Feast will all be served.
 
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Time to head over to the BFA National Palace for the ceremony
 
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I’m so excited! The six awards are being issued!

 
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The new BFA Diplomatic Services Medal will be a new class of awards added into the quarterly Schulmania Awards Ceremonies beginning in Q3 2013. To qualify for this award, SimCity enthusiasts on Simtropolis and/or SC4Devotion need to personally receive a diplomatic delegation from Schulmania and/or the Bureau of Feline Affairs. In addition to receiving the medal, members will be granted a simoleon (§) next to their name in all awards ceremonies to come. It is the pleasure of the assembled representatives of the Feline Realms to grant the inaugural class of awards to these members:

abcvs (craig_abcvs) §
Curious George §
Hester §
Leech10 (Lyhoko Leaci)§
lucky7 §
ROFLyoshi §


Congratulations, winners! We look forward to increasing this list with future diplomatic missions.


Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: agunter999 on August 14, 2013, 01:11:05 PM
Very nice, love to go there
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: vortext on August 19, 2013, 01:27:03 PM
Yep, you sure know how to put the Paris buildings to good use!  &apls

Gorgeous and entertaining updates as usual, keep it up!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on August 22, 2013, 04:54:46 PM
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East Tenne: Bingo Night
 
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Welcome to Bingo Night at St. Heathcliff’s Church!
 
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Let’s go by for a potluck dinner and then win some big prizes!

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Here’s how to play:

•   You will need to copy the bingo card shown below.
•   You will need to select numbers to put in the boxes. You may select any number you wish (positive integers only) in the following bands: B- 0 to 19, I- 20 to 39, N- 40 to 59, G- 60 to 79, O- 80 to 99.
•   Type those in to the bingo card and upload it. You have until the start of the game to post yours here.

Here’s how you win:
•   The sequence of numbers called will be generated by an online bingo calling software. I will post 5 numbers at a time.
•   You are welcome to post updated pictures of your bingo card as the game progresses, showing when you have a match.
•   The first player to get bingo gets a special prize!!

OK, so download it and get ready to win!!!
 
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In a few days, I will begin the bingo calling. Before I do, I will post all bingo cards from Volumes 2, 3 and SC4D together so you can see who you are competing against for the BIG PRIZE!

Good luck!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on September 02, 2013, 08:32:37 AM
My advisers are now collecting recommendations for the official flowers and trees of the three newest Schulminion regions: Hornisse, Mookimia and Mookimian Verà. If you would like to have input into the selection process, you may submit your recommendations here with the guidelines listed below:

1. For each suggested species, provide the common and scientific name as well as a picture.
2. Hornisse requires selections which are native to temperate,mountainous areas in the mid-latitudes
3. Mookimia requires selections which are native to areas including (but not exclusively limited to, but similar to)northeastern or northwestern USA, eastern or southwestern Canada, UK, France, Ireland, Benelux, Australia (non tropical), New Zealand
4. Mookimian Verà requires selections which are native to colder climes, including (but not exclusively limited to, but similar to)Canada, central Europe (includes Germany, Switzerland and Austria), Scandinavia, Russia north of 55 degrees north
5. Each selection requires an explanation why it would be a good choice for a feline nation

In the event that two or more recommendations are accepted, a vote will be held to make the final selection. In the event of one accepted recommendation, it will be approved summarily. If no recommendations are accepted, the regional governments will announce their arbitrary choices. Entrants may offer recommendations for the official tree and/or flower for one or more regions. Multiple recommendations per entrant are accepted, but we request that multiple entries be restricted to one tree and one flower per entry. If it is helpful, see this link for the official trees and flowers for established regions: http://www.schulmania.info/exclusive_files/xcl015.htm (http://www.schulmania.info/exclusive_files/xcl015.htm)
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on September 11, 2013, 08:04:53 PM
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East Tenne: Nyan Airlines

First, there was a vision. (Click http://community.simtropolis.com/journal/698/entry-19793-nyan-cat-vision/  (http://community.simtropolis.com/journal/698/entry-19793-nyan-cat-vision/)to see the aforementioned vision) The visionary, one Rainbow Poptart (“R. P.” to his friends) Nyan had the vision, but not the resources, to make feline history. The Bureau of Feline Affairs granted Nyan Cat money to design a feline flying machine. But now, he had to find a way to put his invention into production. For that, he turned to the international feline conglomerate, SchulmaniCorp. The CEO, the Archduke of Schulmanicus, was willing to invest in a factory in the capital’s industrial district. But, fledgling Nyan Airlines needed investors and strong leaders with technical and business acumen. Nyan Airlines got off the ground (Get it? Hehehe!) when Nyan Cat joined up with avionics expert Dr. Steven Pilot and industrial pioneer Michael Vinawasho.
 
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The Board of Directors of Nyan Airlines

Together, these guys have brought feline air travel from drawing board to reality. From this grand plan, Oak Ridge will become the new hub of a new airline. Time to visit Feline Capital International Airport (FCIA)!

FCIA is located in the National Capital Region’s 19th arrondissement, Pellissippi West. The airport itself is located on the very southeastern edge of the capital, just off of the perimeter road, Outer Drive. The airport is accessed by Ed Wescott Boulevard, named for Schulmania’s first feline pilot.
 
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Wescott Blvd.  leads to Alvin Bissell Drive, which provides access to the terminal, support services and hangar.  Bissell Drive is named for Alvin Bissell, Schulmania’s first feline to break the sound barrier in our new military jets.

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The airport’s hotel and restaurants are hosted in the Bill Wilcox Plaza, named for the inventor of the tuna-based aviation fuel Nyan’s planes use. The refined tuna oil is prized both for its fuel potential and its taste!

Now that we’ve met everyone, it’s time to see some planes.


 
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The perimeter road, Outer Drive, runs right to left above. Ed Wescott Blvd. runs top to bottom. The entrance to Feline Capital International Airport on Wescott is marked with several columns.
 
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The airport’s chapel is located on Outer Drive
 
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The airport entrance
 
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The Transit Office, Schulmania’s national transportation agency, has an office on the other side of the entrance. Officials are developing regulations for a safe and efficient fleet of Nyan aircraft.
 
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Flanking the intersection of Wescott Blvd and Bissell Drive (left to right above) are the Minnie Reel Customs Hall (left) and Crisp ProForce Center. ProForce, the umbrella “protective forces” of Schulmania’s police, fire and medical squads, provides airport security.
 
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International passengers will arrive at the terminal and then be processed at the Customs Hall. Schulmania does not issue passports, as the government considers them unnecessary. The Bureau of Feline Affairs grants entrance to all felines regardless of nationality. Non-felines will be evaluated by officials for suitability.
 
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Bill Wilcox Plaza hosts the airport’s hotel and food court as well as additional retail and services for passengers. The plaza is adjacent to the terminal. Both structures were designed by famed feline architect Fred Imhotep, as was the hangar building.
 
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The terminal is spacious and can accommodate thousands of passengers a day
 
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Time to see the planes and fly the furry skies!
 
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Now on the tarmac, Nyan Airlines Flight 1 is about to board. The control tower has been retrofitted with weather and plane tracking sensors by a shady Klingon subcontractor. We don’t ask questions but we do get results!
 
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Nyan Airlines uses FCIA as their hub airport and dominates departures. Some smaller airlines and private planes also land here.
 
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Nyan Airlines has planes with two or four engines. There are 22 planes based out of FCIA for Nyan.
 
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Final call to board Nyan Airlines Flight 1!
 
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Flight 7 will depart in an hour. It just got fueled up.
 
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Flight 3 is departing for Friendsville in an hour. This flight carries diplomats as well as passengers.
 
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Flight 9 from The Wirdleplex arrived just a few minutes ago. Passengers will disembark shortly.
 
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Let’s hit the runway and get those seatbacks and tray tables in the upright and locked position. It’s time to fly the furry skies!
 
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Thank you for flying the furry skies!



Want NYAN AIRLINES to fly to your town? Get the planes on the STEX here: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/28964-nyan-airlines-aircraft/ (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/28964-nyan-airlines-aircraft/)



Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on September 14, 2013, 08:00:02 AM

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Benedict   Thanks! Perhaps soon we will have a fully functional nationwide network.

Kelis   Thanks! I hope you like it.

Dantes      Sure! More will be coming.

Agunter999   Thanks! I am glad you liked it.

Vortext   Thanks! Glad you liked it and hope to see you back soon.






Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: themaroonday on September 14, 2013, 09:11:05 AM
All I can say is, amazing. It seems like you have put so much work into this region. Amazing.  :)
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on September 28, 2013, 08:29:20 AM

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Themaroonday   Thanks! You are very kind. And welcome to Schulmania!


Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on September 29, 2013, 09:14:41 PM
Something big this way cometh...

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Tune in October 5 for Schulmania's massive 7th birthday posting extravaganza!!!!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: benedict on October 04, 2013, 02:47:53 PM
Exciting announcement!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (7th Birthday Spectacular!)
Post by: Schulmanator on October 05, 2013, 07:58:37 AM
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Schulmania celebrates its seventh anniversary on Simtropolis with a special anniversary chapter. This year, the Supreme Wirdle has something special in mind for this date: a grand feline exposition in the capital! The site selected is in the eleventh arrondissement, the Fisk Quarter. The Government of Schulmania and Bureau of Feline Affairs are sponsoring this, the first Feline World’s Fair, to celebrate feline culture worldwide. Feline and feline-friendly nations are invited to exhibit here, as are feline businesses. The exposition runs between now and the end of the year. We will see some of the expo site today and more as the year goes on. There are more exhibit halls available for feline-friendly nations; they are welcome to contact the Diplomatic Office if they would like to be represented.   
 
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Welcome to Expo 2013, the Feline World’s Fair & Exposition! See our website [http://www.schulmania.info/expo2013.htm (http://www.schulmania.info/expo2013.htm)]
 
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Let’s get your ticket and begin exploring the expo site!

We will arrive at the Expo Station rail terminal located on the north side of the fairgrounds. The fairgrounds are encircled by Exposition Boulevard and connected to the rest of the Fisk Quarter at several major intersections. The road layout is fairly symmetrical in this part f town, so to help orient you, remember these key landmarks: Expo Station is at the northern end of the fairgrounds and the Midway Plaisance is on the northeastern corner. The BFA and Schulmania Promenade is on the west side and the natural recreation areas are to the south.

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Your conductor wishes you a great trip as you disembark at Expo Station. Welcome!

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As we exit the station, excitement fills the air!
 
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Ticket booths in the station provide an easy way to enter the fairgrounds prepared and ready for sun!

Let’s go to one of the entrances. Luckily, we got our tickets at the train station, so no lines for us. Tickets cost two purrs each, but many businesses sponsoring the expo are offering them free to their customers. Feline National Bank is offering free tickets to any customer making a transaction this during the expo, limit four per transaction. SchulMart has a buy one get one free special on tickets in its capital area stores as well.
 
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Let’s head in!
 
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Everyone hold paws so no one gets lost!
 
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Let’s look around. The Court of Honor is close by and features a nifty reflecting pool. You can rent a paddleboat and go fishing in the pool. It has been stocked with docile, easy to catch fish… everyone leaves a winner! These fish are so lazy they’ll just about jump into the boat to avoid having to swim around. And you thought shooting fish in a barrel was easy…
 
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The Commerce Pavilions East and West flank the end of the Court of Honor near the train station and host exhibits from many of our corporate sponsors and supporting businesses
 
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Want to fish?

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The pool has been stocked with bite size tuna, salmon and sardines. As George Takei would say… “Oh Myyyy!”
 
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Did you want to visit the Klingon Empire’s pavilion? They have batleth competitions at the top of every hour. That’s some serious fun!

Let’s walk around a little before we head over to the Feline Culture Hall for some fascinating exhibits…

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And now to the Feline Culture Hall. There are hundreds of exhibits inside detailing many aspects of feline culture. The full range of feline society is represented here, including competing exhibits of Ceiling Cat and Basement Cat.
 
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Enough learning! Let’s head over to the Midway for some fun! There are quite a few attractions there. We’ll only go to a few at the moment. Of course, if everyone is good we can go back and have some more fun before we go home. Let’s go have some fun!
 
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At the Golden Corral you can visit a replica frontier town. There are re-enactors in every building plus horse and carriage rides. You can rent a period costume and join in the fun as well!
 
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Head over to Trixie’s World o’ Llamas! It’s llamazing! Schulmania's biggest  collection of llama paraphernalia and see all of Schulmania’s Trixies on display together for the first time!

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How about Lolcat Movie Studios? As you know, cats rule the internet. And cat videos are cinematic gold. Wouldn’t it be great to see thousand – nay, millions – of cat videos? You get behind the scenes tours as well as the chance to start in your very own lolcat video. It’s a can’t-miss attraction!
 
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If you think that’s all there is to the Midway… think again, pal! There’s dozens of fascinating and exciting attractions! If everyone cooperates and no one is naughty, we’ll be back to see more of the Midway. Here’s proof of what cool stuff awaits you:
 
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Time for more learning and culture… we are headed to the west side of the fairgrounds to the Schulmania and Bureau of Feline Affairs exhibit halls. A promenade from the west entrance leads to Schulmania Hall after passing by the BFA Hall.
 
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The western entrance, with the promenade leading to Schulmania Hall
 
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The VIP Guest House sits next to the west entrance. Visiting dignitaries and assorted other cool people get to stay here.
 
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Royal Calico Hall Arts Center is on the west side of the fairgrounds as well. Prominent artists and performers come here to give special showings to visitors. Anyone who’s anyone in the arts and entertainment sectors will be here over the course of the expo.
 
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Behind Schulmania Hall is the Arts Quadrangle. Four identical structures with leafy courtyards feature extensive collections of priceless feline arts. The two closest to Schulmania Hall feature paintings and sculpture. The other two feature metalwork and glass/textiles. 
 
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The BFA Hall features many exciting pieces of feline historical importance. The centerpiece exhibit features relics from St. Francis and St. Flora as well as original historic documents of extreme importance, such as the BFA charter and the Coronation Accord.
 
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The largest exhibit hall was built for the host nation, Schulmania. Schulmania Hall has a massive array of feline cultural and historic and technological displays sure to enchant any visitor. Additionally, the regions of Schulmania have their own exhibit halls to highlight aspects of their unique areas as well. Amongst the many fascinating things to see and do are the Supreme Wirdle’s favorite fur comb and her collection of royal collars. And if this is not exciting enough (we know it is – this is hypothetical…) there’s the World’s Most Climbable Curtains and the Mechanical Mouse Pounce-A-Thon. Truly, there’s something for everyone! Let’s see Schulmania Hall!
 
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Let’s claw some furniture!
 
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One of the highlights of Expo 2013 is its signature architectural piece: The Wirdlesphere. This observation tower (complete with snack bar and gift shop) is Schulmania’s Eiffel Tower. The observation deck is reached by a lift powered by many hamsters in exercise wheels. The windows are tinted with 24K gold, emulating the golden paw of the Supreme Wirdle. This architectural gem was designed by Expo 2013’s lead architect, Sir Matt Trois-Vingtcinq. A ticket to go up is only 1 purr. Let’s do it!
 
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Isn’t it a dandy? Let’s see what the view is from the observation deck…
 
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Dazzling! And welcome once again to Expo2013, the Feline World’s Fair & Exposition located in Schulmania’s capital city. We will revisit the site and explore more of the premier cultural event in the Feline Realms this fall. Happy SchulmAnniversary!
 
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Click the Expo2013 logo to go to the official website. Visit often, as it will be updated as more of the site is revealed in subsequent chapters of Schulmania.







   
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (7th Birthday Spectacular!)
Post by: agunter999 on October 05, 2013, 09:36:32 AM
Visitor Feedback:
I fully enjoyed my visit, it gave me a wonderful picture of this great nation. The drinks were slightly expensive but the quality of the food available made up for that. I was welcomed pleasantly and transportation to the event was easy albeit a bit busy. Some of the displays were fantastic
10/10
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (7th Birthday Spectacular!)
Post by: RickD on October 09, 2013, 09:45:22 AM
Congrats to the anniversary.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (7th Birthday Spectacular!)
Post by: Schulmanator on October 13, 2013, 07:44:18 PM
Coming Attractions...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faRlFsYmkeY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faRlFsYmkeY)

If you're wondering where the inspiration for the next Schulmania update comes, try these links:

http://community.simtropolis.com/journal/698/entry-5120-krusty-the-klown-homer-simpson-welcome-you-to-springfield-woo-hoo/ (http://community.simtropolis.com/journal/698/entry-5120-krusty-the-klown-homer-simpson-welcome-you-to-springfield-woo-hoo/)

http://community.simtropolis.com/journal/698/entry-5162-hey-hey-springfield-is-back-monty-burns-calls-this-update-excellent/ (http://community.simtropolis.com/journal/698/entry-5162-hey-hey-springfield-is-back-monty-burns-calls-this-update-excellent/)

Schulmania's turning yellow!!!


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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (7th Birthday Spectacular!)
Post by: vortext on October 15, 2013, 02:43:30 PM
Congratulations with the 7th anniversary!  &apls

And what a spectacular expo, very thorough and entertaining! How big is the entire area? I'd love to see an overview sometime. In the meanwhile I'm curious to see the next update, happens to be a favorite show of mine too.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (7th Birthday Spectacular!)
Post by: Swordmaster on October 15, 2013, 02:49:43 PM
Good to see you've been going strong while (almost) every other MDer fell asleep :P

Congrats on those 7 (??!!) years!


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (7th Birthday Spectacular!)
Post by: Schulmanator on October 17, 2013, 06:53:25 PM
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East Tenne: The Simpsons Come to Schulmania
 
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Here at the Simpson home in Springfield, Bart Simpson, as usual, is being naughty. He needs something to do to stay out of trouble. He watches TV and finds something which catches his eye.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwnf3QAnoQE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwnf3QAnoQE)

And, as usual, Home is not motivated at all to get off the couch…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNr_NE3tl6g (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNr_NE3tl6g)

So, he stays behind on the couch to watch football and the rest of the family prepares to go to the World’s Fair! The family heads to the airport after picking up a few pals for Bart to hang out with. They’ll fly Nyan Airlines to Schulmania. Everyone is so excited! Especially after they see this commercial in the airport lounge:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stNvaRunyuc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stNvaRunyuc)

The excitement is mounting! Finally, the plane leaves Springfield’s C. Montgomery Burns International Airport headed to Schulmania. Bart, being naughty, has a secret plan: he and his friends will use the fake ID he made at Patty and Selma’s DMV office to rent a car and ditch his family for a fun-filled afternoon of Kwik-E-Mart runs and Broadway shows… we’ll see if his plan works!
 
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Bart is distraught to find that there are no cars to rent, since the capital is a motor vehicle free zone. His sour disposition is reflected in how he had the fair portrayed on his show:
 
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The Simpsons arrive at the train terminal and prepare to go to the expo. They’’ get their tickets at a kiosk before heading out to save time in lines.
 
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And now, head into the fairgrounds at the entrance…
 
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The first stop: the Commerce Pavilions and the Court of Honor. The kids are going to take paddleboat rides in the reflecting pool at the center of the Court of Honor.
 
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Ready to have some fun? Let’s head over to the Midway. There’s rides and attractions for folks of all ages. I’ll bet Bart and Lisa will do something different than Marge.
 
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Marge knows how to party!
 
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Bart, Milhous and Martin are riding coasters!
 
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Lisa is headed to the Bureau of Feline Affairs Hall to see cat exhibits!
 
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It’s a blast!
 
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Snowball also performs at the Royal Calico Hall with the other Snowball Simpsons
 
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Marge made everyone go to the Feline Culture Hall. Luckily for the kids, it was awesome!
 
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Schulmania hall has some great treasures in it!
 
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And then the group is headed to the top of the Wirdlesphere for dinner in the revolving restaurant…
 
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They stop by the world’s largest Rubik’s Cube on the way
 
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Milhous is headed the wrong way to the Wirdlesphere!!

Now, let’s go see the golden Wirdlesphere in all its glory!
 
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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on October 31, 2013, 09:28:23 PM
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East Tenne: Open Spaces

The third district of the national capital, the Holy Quarter, is best known for its high concentration of large religious structures. But there is more to the area than just that; it also houses some of the largest open spaces and parklands in the city. Myers Park is the largest urban park in the nation. Seaside Park runs along the western shore of the island from the edge of the district to the Cathedral Woods area. Cathedral Woods is a large undeveloped space occupying the northern tip of the island.

 
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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Shark7 on November 05, 2013, 07:30:05 PM
The large garden parks are great!  :thumbsup:

I could spend a few peaceful hours there reading a book everyday...total contentment.  Your parks are all really well designed.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: FrankU on November 06, 2013, 05:48:17 AM
Really impressive!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on November 11, 2013, 07:18:09 AM

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vortext   Thanks! The expo site is slightly larger than one small city tile. I am glad you like it.

Swordmaster   Thanks! Schulmania is getting older… and perhaps wiser. Glad to have you come back.

Shark7    Thanks! Welcome to Schulmania. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay.

FrankU   Thanks! :D

Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on November 16, 2013, 08:36:49 PM
Coming up soon...

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A trip to the National Cathedral!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: rambuckel on November 17, 2013, 03:51:08 AM
The parcs are brilliant! The scenery with the parc and the manorial houses is really well composed!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: kelis on November 17, 2013, 10:03:43 AM
I can't wait to see more about the the National Cathedral  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on November 17, 2013, 09:13:01 PM
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East Tenne: National Cathedral

Today, we visit the National Cathedral, which sits at the end of Myers Park, the nation’s largest urban park. The cathedral is flanked by the Ecclesiastic Library and the Sacred Music Hall. Behind the cathedral is undeveloped space – Cathedral Woods. This forested area comprises the northern tip of the island. National Cathedral first gained prominence during the 2013 Royal Wedding. Prince Excalibur has declared the cathedral to be the site for future coronations for the Kingdom of Tenne.
 
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And some of the surrounding features:

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Ecclesiastic Library

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Sacred Music Hall
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: benedict on November 17, 2013, 09:15:54 PM
That's a stunning BAT, and it looks even better surrounded by the plazas and gardens of the NCR.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: kelis on November 20, 2013, 08:52:36 AM
Fantastic job !! I love that Cathedral, each time which I see it I want to create a new version of my Berlin !! It looks and fits perfectly in your imperial capital, great job !!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on December 01, 2013, 06:48:53 AM
For those of you keeping score at home...

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Results certified by the accounting firm of Banana & Peel, LLC- Monkey Island office

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Promotional considerations provided by the Cahill Resort in Regabrosa, Evean Vansop

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And by the LEX Mall of Sc4Devotion- purveyors of fine LOTs, BATs and MODs to the Supreme Wirdle and all of the Sim Universe

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: rambuckel on December 01, 2013, 05:35:18 PM
What a brilliant update with all these monumental buildings! A pure delight to watch these pictures!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: rooker1 on December 02, 2013, 07:05:23 AM
Some great original ideas in here.
I really like the update with the huge park in the middle of the city.

Robin
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on December 06, 2013, 05:16:49 PM
Coming soon... more from District 4!

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on December 07, 2013, 02:49:05 PM
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rambuckel   Thank you! You are very kind.

kelis   Thanks! I hope you like it.

benedict   Thanks. I enjoyed making it.

kelis   It’s a great building. And I am sure you could do something great with it.

rambuckel    Thanks! :D

rooker1   Thanks. Glad to have you come by and I am pleased you liked the park.

Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on December 07, 2013, 09:34:14 PM
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East Tenne: In Triplicate…

Government offices are located throughout the capital. Many of the most significant ones are located in the Royal Quarter and the Feline Quarter. But, all of those government offices and institutions which don’t require the Supreme Wirdle’s daily oversight need somewhere to be as well. Many of them and concentrated in the fourth and fifth arrondissements. District IV is known as The Citadel, as it contains a large building which sits upon a hill just like a citadel in the times of yore. A large cluster of government facilities centers around Clark Square. This cluster is devoted to education and culture. There are other clusters scattered through the Government Districts. Executive and legislative offices are in the Royal Quarter, proximate to Wirtyplace.

Today, we traverse the district looking for signatures on a form (to be filled out in triplicate, of course) permitting Dr. Joshua Vaughan Bell, M.D., Esq., to establish a new medical college in New Arlenes. Dr. Bell, Schulmania’s most famous physician, is best known for performing the first paw pad transplant in history. He has recruited several renowned medical professionals and instructors, including Dr. Aidan Jacobs, inventor of the whisker graft, and Dr. Drew Drews, pioneer in hairball prevention research. These three have developed a proposal and have found a great site in New Arlenes, which currently has no medical training facility anywhere near it, ready for development.
 
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The trio of doctors met up at the corner office of their lawyers, Rob & Steele LLC, to get the papers
 
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Then they headed over to Janice’s House o’ Paper to get a fancy file folder to put the proposal in… and maybe some cool stickers to jazz it up
 
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The group got delayed when some pigeons landed on the sidewalk and everyone had to stop what they were doing and pounce on them…
 
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Back on track… and headed to the Fine Arts Council building. There, the Deputy Assistant Undersecretary for Waiting Room Décor will have to sign off on the design plans.
 
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The official was taking a nap after having spend hours looking out of the window (I know, it is exhausting, isn’t it?) So the doctors headed over to the mall to get some catnip to motivate him to get with the program and sign off on the décor.
 
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Back to the Fine Arts Council building. After having the first signature, the group went upstairs to the office of Justin Morley, the Junior Adjutant for Background Music Reviews to get authorization a jaunty Meow Mix theme song remix to be used as the background music for the school’s classrooms. Luckily, this signature was easy to get.
 
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Over to the Education & Literature Commission Office, where the legal paperwork for the college will be filed. Interim Undersecretary of College Registrations Cindy Jackson was unavailable (she was in a meeting to watch squirrels out of the window and thus too busy…) so there was a delay.
 
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The trek to get to every government building and get signatures was well underway. Nine signatures were needed altogether. The most elusive signatures were those of Dr. Nicholas Sullivan, Director of Veterinary Services, and  Zachary Mason, Chairman of the Collegiate Review Board. Mr. Mason was chasing butterflies on the roof and it took forever to find him…
 
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Finally, the doctors were able to bring their paperwork over to the National Archive to file. Once recorded, the papers will be reviewed by the Education Commissioner.
 
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The group headed over to The Triangle to await word from the Commissioner. It’s not a bad place to pass the time…
 
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They decided to head into Grove Center to do some shopping. Might as well get college shirts and hats and stuff made up. After all, if you don’t have stuff in the school store your school just isn’t that cool!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: benedict on December 13, 2013, 08:30:02 AM
Good things as always from the NCR. I love that wall-to-wall you've got as the paper store - the indented front looks amazing, and really adds a bit of variety to the street.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on December 15, 2013, 02:50:48 PM

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benedict   Thanks. I enjoyed making it. That building is pretty cool. I try to use it sparingly but I want to use it everywhere. :D



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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Swordmaster on December 16, 2013, 02:41:56 AM
Nice work Bruce. Love that mall building, I hadn't seen it before.


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: kelis on December 17, 2013, 05:40:46 AM
Great job as always !! and as Ben said I also love the use of those w2w buildings, looking forward to see more  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on December 20, 2013, 06:17:27 PM
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East Tenne: School Field Trip

The kids at Cat Head Middle School in Vaunmax, Mookimia are super excited! Their school won the contest sponsored by SchulmaniCorp to bring in cans of Fancy Feast for the troops for the holidays. The kids at Cat Head brought in the highest per student average in the nation – a whopping 119.7 cans per student. As the winners, the whole school won a free trip to the capital! The kids have their teachers as their chaperones and each group will start at a different spot and rotate through them as the trip progresses. They have never been far from their hometown, so the dazzling big city of Oak Ridge will surely impress and delight!

Chaperone Group 1: Miss Clawsworth’s Class
This group of kids is starting off at Myers Park, the nation’s largest urban park. They will tour the National Cathedral and explore the park itself. Of course there will be some frolicking in the park as well! They will then rotate to the next site.
 
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Chaperone Group 2: Mrs. Whiskerson’s Class
This group is getting a tour of City Hall, the largest municipal structure in the nation. Everyone gets a turn to get their picture taken clawing them mayor’s chair in his office.
 
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Chaperone Group 3: Mr. Fluffington’s Class
Mr. F’s class starts off at the cultural sites – museums and majestic churches. But, don’t feel too sorry for them being stuck learning too much… they also hang out at the heart of great shopping – the Oak Ridge Mall!
 
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St. Felix

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St. Garfield

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Feline Music Hall of Fame
 
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Moore Museum of Science
 
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Prince Excalibur Museum of Art

And of course the premier outdoor shopping destination – the Oak Ridge Mall!
 
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Chaperone Group 4: Principal Skinner’s Group
Principal Skinner started his group off at Seaside Park. Later, they went to Sardine Square for shopping and snacks.
 
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Sardine Square

This will be the greatest field trip ever! The kids are super excited and can’t wait to come back to their hometown and regale them with stories of life in the big city!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: vortext on December 21, 2013, 12:11:34 PM
Sure looks like it's been a fun trip!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on January 02, 2014, 08:23:29 AM
GOOD NEWS!

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Expo 2013, the Feline World's Fair, has been held over into 2014 due to popular demand!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: benedict on January 03, 2014, 03:22:53 PM
Hey, I know that graphic.... :)
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: SpeedbumpJoey on January 03, 2014, 04:21:15 PM
 &apls Love that picture.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on January 09, 2014, 07:09:42 PM
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East Tenne: Held Over!

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Big news! Expo 2013 – the Feline World’s Fair & Exposition – has been held over into 2014 due to popular demand!

Enormous crowds have been to Expo 2013 and more are on the way! Fair promoters are so pleased with the turnout to the Feline World’s Fair that it is being extended until March 31, 2014. Isn’t it great that we have more time to enjoy the fair and its cornucopia of cultural and entertaining venues? Let’s pay it a visit now.
 
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Arriving at Expo Station
 
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Let’s head in!
 
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Let’s ride a paddleboat first
 
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There’s a great show at the Royal Calico Hall. I think it involves dogs riding unicycles…
 
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Let’s head over to the Bureau of Feline Affairs Pavilion. A new exhibit of stylized ultramodern scratching posts is sure to delight.
 
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Let’s wander over to the Schulmania Pavilion…
 
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Admiral Hestorb and Prince Excalibur are having a meet and greet today in the Grand Ballroom. You can get an autograph, a daguerreotype taken and a furry hug from these uber-celebrities!
 
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Let’s wander around some more…
 
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In the Arts Quadrangle, a new exhibit of paintings by Clawed Monet and Johannes Vermeow is sure to bring in the crowds

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Now that we got our culture on, let’s head over to The Midway for some serious fun!
 
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Merry go round, anyone?
 
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A stop by The World of Fancy Feast? Free samples today!
 
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At The Hall of Mystery, there’s no telling what spooky stuff awaits us! Today, I hear there’s a new treat:

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Let’s ride the FURRY FURY! Its action packed adventure!
 
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Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: benedict on January 11, 2014, 12:03:00 PM
Love the cats... particularly the younger kitten... watching TV.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: nbvc on January 11, 2014, 11:33:47 PM
Nice updates. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on January 19, 2014, 12:11:25 PM

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Swordmaster   Thanks. I am glad you liked it and I could introduce you to a cool new building.

kelis   Thanks. I do enjoy the Euro look and hope you will continue to enjoy my work as well.

vortext   It was! You should come next time. We could always use another chaperone!

benedict    Hehehe!

SpeedbumpJoey   Thanks! And welcome to Schulmania!

benedict   Cute cats do rule the internet, ya know! :D

nbvc   Thanks :D
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on January 26, 2014, 08:21:24 PM
Computer died on me... after 48 hours this is where I am now:

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Successfully installed SC4 on the new computer... tomorrow I attempt to recover the Schulmania files on the disabled HD. Wish me luck!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on January 28, 2014, 07:27:54 PM
Schulmania is back! And our feisty feline spirit triumphs over technical challenges! To celebrate our restoration from hardware failure, we present:

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: benedict on January 31, 2014, 02:06:54 PM
The coinage of Schulmania is getting pretty extensive. Looking forward to seeing what's next.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on January 31, 2014, 06:59:02 PM
Celebrate February with...

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Jmouse on February 01, 2014, 10:52:42 AM
Congratulations. We’re looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us this month.


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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on February 01, 2014, 11:28:39 AM
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East Tenne: Townsite

The capital’s fifth arrondissement, Townsite, is a government district along the coast, overlooking the government-heavy fourth arrondissement, The Citadel. Most of Schulmania’s main government facilities are located within these two districts, giving the area the “Government Quarter” moniker. Today, we start our tour of The Townsite with the Nepeta Square environs. Nepeta is the scientific name for the national flower, catnip. Nepeta Square is the home to the Catnip Comptroller’s Office, or CCO. The CCO ensures the quality of catnip sold in Schulmania, providing inspections and quality standards. Catnip is not only the preferred tea for felines but also the basis for most feline medicine. Nearby is the Catnip Research Institute, or CRI. The CRI researches catnip and its properties, looking for ever better ways to improve crop yield and find new uses for catnip products. The Great Catnip Market is the largest wholesale marketplace for catnip in the nation. Think of it as the Wall Street of catnip.
 
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It seems fitting that we travel down Fancy Feast Avenue to the heart of the catnip trade
 
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Catnip brokers have offices in the vicinity. Among the best known are UHI (United Harar Importers), 3P (Purr, Purr & Purr), G&L (Garfield & Litter), and BFF (Benedict Feline Financial).
 
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There are plenty of amenities for the feline traders. Here, shops and cafes provide plenty of ways to spend one’s hard earned schulmonetas.
 
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The Catnip Research Institute has the best agriscience labs in the nation. In association with East Tenne University, a doctoral program in feline agriculture specializing in crop science is available for promising students.
 
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The Catnip Comptroller’s Office presides over Nepeta Square
 
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The new Chief Comptroller is Dr. Gose, appointed last month by Princess Ava to fill the vacancy left by retiring Comptroller Dr. Grayson

Now, off to the Great Catnip Market to see catnip of every variety bought, sold and traded…
 
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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #1 Feb 1 2014)
Post by: benedict on February 01, 2014, 11:30:36 AM

Congratulations on being featured for OSITM!

Way to start the month with a bang - another amazing capital district.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #1 Feb 1 2014)
Post by: Schulmanator on February 05, 2014, 06:32:43 PM
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East Tenne: Meet Me At The Fair

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Let's arrive at the fair by rail for a day of fun!
 
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I have a season pass, so we can head right on!
 
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A little paddleboat action in the Court of Honor to get us started?
 
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Time to get your culture on! There's more exciting stuff about feline culture than you can shake a stick at!

Now it's time to head to The Midway! There's more than just games and fried food on a stick at this midway. Loosen your belt a few notches, bust open your wallet and get ready to have some serious fun!
 
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The Midway has all sorts of attractions. Apparently one is the fun or running through the fountains. And you thought felines didn't like getting wet...
 
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Visit Lost Worlds, the exhibit about ancient Schulmania. Ever wondered what the cats of the world did before the internet gave them all power? Come and see!
 
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At the Hendricks Palm House, exotic flora and fauna entertain and delight fans of all ages

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The Wirdletorium... not sure why cats would swim here, since they hate water. But maybe the come to watch other critters swim...
 
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Want to catch a show at the Jace Theater?

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At Pickett Pavilion, outdoor concerts and plays will fill your afternoon or evening with fun. Grab something to eat and get your blanket and sit out on the lawn.



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Now, off to Midway 2.0, the new and improved way to have some fun! Enjoy rides and games and just about anything friend and on a stick!
 
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Work off your hearty snacks with some batleth competition at the Klingon Pavilion







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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #2 Feb 5 2014)
Post by: catty on February 05, 2014, 07:39:28 PM
I'm afraid I'm one of those visitors, that usually pops into a MD goes "wow what a great update, love the pictures" inside my head, but then never actually gets around to posting that, but its like smoking you can give up if you try, so here I go   ;D

wow what a great update, love the pictures, look forward to more

 &apls

Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #2 Feb 5 2014)
Post by: benedict on February 07, 2014, 10:20:18 PM
That's another great NCR district for OSITM.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #3: Feb 9 2014)
Post by: Schulmanator on February 09, 2014, 08:12:06 AM
BONUS UPDATE!

Welcome to the Grand Opening of the Moore Museum of Science,located next to Sardine Square in District III of the capital.

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM Downton Abbey)
Post by: Schulmanator on February 12, 2014, 07:15:39 AM
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East Atkinos: Downtown Abbey

Outside of the East Atkinos town of Christinburg (halfway between West Forest and the Woods of Wayne) Fleet Captain Splunt and his bride, the Baroness of Pyy, are building an estate. For some reason, they have decided to name it "Downton Abbey."



There's no telling what kind of drama may transpire at this lovely new estate. The Fleet Captain and his wife lead a very drama free life. But, when you factor in the intrigue of the servants and the guests... there's always something afoot!
 
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A long drive leads from Christinburg to Downton. The Fleet Captain often accesses the home vy helicopter from the regional capital of West Forest. After all, with Queensferry forces entrenched along the coast, one must always be ready at a moment's notice.
 
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At the entrance gate, we get our first glimpse at the estate
 
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Let's see fabulous Downton Abbey...
 
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Let's head inside to meet the cast and have dinner...
 
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The happy owners
 
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Remembering their honeymoon just a few months ago...
 
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Let's go inside for dinner. I hear there's Fancy Feast on gold plated plates.
 
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Care for some witty repartee over dinner?
 
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Afterward, we can retire to the salon for the evening
 
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I am sure we can be very much entertained
 
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We can stroll the grounds...
 
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The servants do a great job maintaining the estate
 
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With a house full of cats, there's always going to be something going on...



Welcome to Downton Abbey!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #4 - Downton Abbey)
Post by: vortext on February 12, 2014, 08:41:55 AM
Congratulations on your fifth OSITM!!  &apls

As always your updates are very entertaining. I'm looking forward to what else you have in store this month!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #4 - Downton Abbey)
Post by: benedict on February 12, 2014, 01:56:51 PM
Wait, the Fleet Captain and Baroness have feline servants? They must be impawtant indeed.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #5 - Feb 15th)
Post by: Schulmanator on February 15, 2014, 07:25:40 AM
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East Tenne: It's A Rather Small World

Today when we visit the World's Fair, we will ride on one of the coolest rides they have! It's A Rather Small World is a miniature train ride through the history of Schulmania. And at each stop there's costumed interpreters and cool interactive exhibits. Let's head to the expo site now.
 
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We'll arrive at the Expo Station ready for a fun filled day
 
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We can buy our ride tickets when we get out entrance tickets

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There's many other attractions at the park. But today, we're headed straight to the Midway.

There's a fun new ride which will sweep you majestically across the centuries of feline history in Schulmania. It's called "It's A Rather Small World" because Disney has more lawyers than we do.  Care to sing along as we ride through?



 
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Enjoy your ride! And remember, accept no substitutes! (Such as this one:)





Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #5 - Feb 15th)
Post by: Geometry123 on February 19, 2014, 05:35:53 AM
Kind of reminds me of the miniature railway inside a local mall here. :D
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM #6 - Feb 22 Bonus)
Post by: Schulmanator on February 22, 2014, 07:14:58 AM
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Middle Tenne: Holston

Located at the headwaters of the Holston River, the town of Holston is as far west as any place in Schulmania… for now. This remote location was selected due to an ambitious project launched by Prince Excalibur and the Evean Vansop Commerce Authority. The Eveans want to establish a shorter trade route between their island nation, west of Schulmania, and their feline customers. Since the western coast of Schulmania has not been settled, Evean ships must circumnavigate the continent before arriving at Schulminion ports. Now that there are a few airports, cargo may be shipped in by air. But, of course, that aint cheap. The solution is the new Great Western Road, which will connect Schulmania to the west and the riches which await there. The road starts at Blankenship and now extends to just past Holston at the western border of the Middle Tenne District. To help defray the expense of this massive project, the Eveans have extracted a unique concession from the Schulminion government: the right to establish travel plazas along the way to provide services to and earn schulmonetas from travelers. Holston is the first such stop on the route. The town was built by the Schulminion City Planning Office and the travel plaza by the Evean consortium. The travel plaza is quite a contrast to the town; built in contemporary Evean style with consideration for Schulminion sensibilities.
 
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The Holston area is a densely wooded area ripe for development
 
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The town itself is built in a quaint early Schulmanicus style
 
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It reminds you of ancient cities like Busscastle and Wirt
 
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Except for the Great Western Road running through it...
 
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Definitely some nice backyard space for the kittens to play and hunt in...
 
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Best friends Kevin and Jonah live next door. They like to chase yarn balls in the street after school... once their homework is done of course.
 
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The Smith Family Restaurant on the corner offers traditional feline fare with transitional Schulmania flair.
 
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Meanwhile, friends Hannah and Anna headed over to Mia's house to bake cookies. They're going for a feline favorite flavor - salmon chip cookies. Om nom nom!


 
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The Bureau of Feline Affairs has an office on the corner to serve the needs and whims of the feline populace
 
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Local businessman Drew McClure, half brother of Springfield's famous actor Troy McClure (you might remember him from such movies as The President's Neck Is Missing and Dial M for Murderousness), runs a strip shopping center here in Holston. Here, you'll find such familiar Schulminion favorites as the Leech Apothecary and Garrett's Clawable Couches & More. The local farmer's market, the Garden of Aiden, is named for the local farmer. He mainly grows crops to feed to prey animals but also has a wicked cool corn maze in the fall. You should try it.


Do you remember Troy?
 
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The lovely yellow stucco church on the corner serves the community and travelers on the Great Western Road
 
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The town hall is next door to the vet clinic. No one likes going to the vet... but everyone likes seeing the doctor...


 
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At the town market you can get all sorts of cool stuff... from flea collars to space chips...


 
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All of this is made possible by the Great Western Road project. Let's see the other part of this area: the travel plaza built by the Evean Vansop investors.
 
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Our partners have secured several big names for our first travel service plaza. They built parking lots, as the contractors tend to do for other clients. They'll be surprised when no motorized vehicles show up!
 
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Three of the new tenants of the plaza are favorites of COL Hester Tubaflame, who has been traveling around the nation recruiting new members to the military

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Side by side chicken places bring in the carnivorous feline crowd...

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Black Cat Hardware, an Ace Hardware franchisee, serves the needs of those traveling overland for dry goods and various sundries. There's also a great Mexican restaurant. I recommend the fajitas con carne.

We'll be back to see more of Holston, the Great Western Road, and of course the travel service plazas. Until then,... safe travels!

Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM Finale)
Post by: Schulmanator on February 27, 2014, 06:49:05 PM
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East Tenne: Townsite

The capital’s fifth arrondissement, Townsite, is a government district along the coast, overlooking the government-heavy fourth arrondissement, The Citadel. Most of Schulmania’s main government facilities are located within these two districts, giving the area the “Government Quarter” moniker. Today, we continue our tour of The Townsite with the Nepeta Square environs. Nepeta is the scientific name for the national flower, catnip. Nepeta Square is the home to the Catnip Comptroller’s Office, or CCO. The CCO ensures the quality of catnip sold in Schulmania, providing inspections and quality standards. Catnip is not only the preferred tea for felines but also the basis for most feline medicine. Nearby is the Catnip Research Institute, or CRI. The CRI researches catnip and its properties, looking for ever better ways to improve crop yield and find new uses for catnip products. The Great Catnip Market is the largest wholesale marketplace for catnip in the nation. Think of it as the Wall Street of catnip.
 
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The Catnip Comptroller's Office is at the heart of the catnip industry
 
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More work could be done if the pigeons on the roof weren't so deliciously tempting...

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Across the street is the Catnip Market
 
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This is the largest trading center for catnip in the world. Over 200,000 schulmonetas of catnip is traded daily. That's a lot of catnip!
 
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The Catnip Research Institute, or CNI, is working on a new use for catnip: catnip toothpaste. This should please the dentists in Schulmania greatly!
 
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This talk of catnip is making me hungry. Let's go find a snack!
 
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How about the Frisky Feline Cafe?
 
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A local favorite is the House of Tuna. They have a tuna flavored Pounce that's rated 5 stars!
 
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Om nom nom!
 
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Mickey's Mice & More offers a great selection of fresh game with all sorts of great sauces!

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Afterwards, we can stroll through Silver Vine Park

As we depart the Townsite, let's look back at the bustling Nepeta Square...

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM Finale)
Post by: benedict on February 27, 2014, 07:52:16 PM
Oh, no, not the Starbucks invasion.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM Finale)
Post by: Schulmanator on March 09, 2014, 08:26:39 AM
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benedict   I like having a set of coins for each city. Or int he capital's case, three sets!

Jmouse   Thanks! I am honored.

benedict   Thanks! Glad to have you back.

catty   Welcome !I am glad you are here and came out to greet us. Please come again.

benedict   Thanks!

vortext   Thanks. Always good to have you here in Schulmania.

benedict   But of course!

Geometry123   Thanks. That's sort of what I was going for.

benedict   And so it begins,...
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM Finale)
Post by: Nanami on March 15, 2014, 04:10:44 PM
Nice updates!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region (OSITM Finale)
Post by: Schulmanator on March 16, 2014, 01:49:36 PM
To celebrate Schulmania Volume 2's 700,000th viewer, a special update from the NCR is coming. This one will fulfill some of the promises made when Schulmania debuted in 2006!

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The red island on the left is where it will be!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on March 19, 2014, 05:35:08 AM
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East Tenne: Isle of Bruce

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Pursuant to Proclamation of the Supreme Wirdle 163-11982, the Isle of Bruce Special Economic Zone Act, written 22 August 2013, the Isle of Bruce, located in the Wirdle River in the capital's first arronidissement, will be subject to certain economic development incentives and development opportunities as stipulated by the Supreme Wirdle:

After consultation with the Bank of the Government of Schulmania, the Royal Treasury, the National Capital Region Finance Office and the Bureau of Feline Affairs Privy Council, I have decided to designate the Isle of Bruce in District I of the National Capital Region as a Special Economic Zone. This decision is designed to create synergy between major feline businesses and civic organizations, each receiving economic incentives to establish and maintain a significant presence in proximity to one another. The incentives for the feline organizations are as follows:


First, any feline business or civic organization employing over 10,000 felines in Schulmania establishing a headquarters building will receive a 100% indefinite deferral of all property taxes associated with the building for as long as the structure remains fully occupied and engaged as the headquarters for the petitioning entity. Should the headquarters building be abandoned or become secondary to the petitioner entity, the taxes will become due with interest.


Second, necessary utilities for the daily operation of the headquarters buildings will be paid by the local government indefinitely, provided that the petitioner maintains the status of the building as stipulated above,


Third, these incentives are available only to feline owned companies operating in the Feline Realms (Schulmania, Harar and Leeviousia) unless special dispensation has been granted to a petitioner by my designee, the Royal Treasury of Schulmania.


Fourth, subject to design review and approval by the City Planning Office, there will be no restrictions imposed upon the aforementioned headquarters buildings in terms of height or style.


Fifth, the Transit Office is hereby authorized to construct and maintain as many bridges of whatever configuration it deems necessary to facilitate and expedite the full development of the Special Economic Zone. The costs of construction and maintenance will be paid by the Royal Treasury and not passed on to local government or businesses in the Special Economic Zone.



With these words, the Supreme Wirdle set forth a level of commercial development hitherto unseen in all of the Feline Realms. And now, to fulfill the destiny of Schulmania.

There are 5 bridges crossing the Wirdle River through the Isle of Bruce. The East Tenne Avenue bridge crosses the island, connecting the north and south shores. The 13th Street Bridge connects to the south shore and the 14th Street Bridge to the north shore. Melbourne Bridge faces west but connects to the south shore of the Wirdle River. There is also a ferry terminal on the island. Now to enter the bustling isle.
 
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The 13th Street Bridge
 
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The 14th Street Bridge
 
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The East Tenne Avenue Bridge, heading to the south shore and the Royal Quarter

You might think the island is small and can't have many amenities. But you would be wrong-o! There are several parks as well as museums, theaters and other attractions. And of course, a collection of buildings which dwarf those therwise built in Schulmania. Let's see what I am talking about.
 
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The Melbourne Bridge carries pedestrian and wagon traffic onto the island through scenic and woodsy Carbide Park. Carbide Park is best known for Freedom Tower and Chateau Miranda. It's also a nice wooded spot well suited to picnics, bird watching, squirrel pouncing and other fun activities.
 
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Freedom Tower is a commemoration for the feline soldiers who have defended Schulmania against Queensferry. You have a great view if you want to climb to the observation deck at the top.
 
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Stadtpark is another park on the Isle of Bruce. The walking trails and flowers make for a pleasant view for the residents living next to it.

As can be seen in these typical shots from around the island, much of the Isle of Bruce looks like the typical Schulminion city and the other districts of the capital.

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This dense midrise development gives way to the defining structures on the isle...

Our first stop is the campus of the University of East Tenne- Oak Ridge. UETOR has a campus right in the heart of the island. A full complement of coursework, both undergraduate and graduate, is available for students.

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University Chapel also hosts the university's Religious Studies program
 
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Meow Plaza is a nice urban gathering spot. It's a great place for urban workers to take their lunch or theatergoers to relax before or after a show.

And now for something completely different...


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The Pollard Auditorium is next to Meow Plaza. It is one of the most prestigious performing arts venues in the nation. The Supreme Wirdle did the ribbon cutting and attended the first performance, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.

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As we look over the university campus, we see the crown of a much taller building. There are several large structures clustered here, thanks in large part to the special development project the Supreme Wirdle approved.
 
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The Alexander Inn is now the largest, tallest hotel in the nation. The rooms are all suites and there are 25 concierges on staff to tend to the needs and wants of esteemed guests.
 
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The new headquarters of SchulmaniCorp, the largest company in Schulmania, dominates the skyline along with two other towers
 
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SchulmaniCorp, Feline National Bank and Cat Head Industries are the three largest buildings in the nation and are all together in the heart of the Isle of Bruce
 
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The three towers, with SchulmaniCorp at left, Cat Head Industries at center (top) and Feline National Bank at right
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: benedict on March 21, 2014, 11:55:22 AM
Great update - progress for the cats.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on March 22, 2014, 08:20:35 PM
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A little furry fun coming up next in Schulmania!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: kelis on March 22, 2014, 09:59:59 PM
As always, your city is full of monuments, that is the special touch of your city... I realize that I really like the detail of the bridge over the land with all that flora and trees, fantastic job !!

# Jonathan
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: vortext on March 23, 2014, 08:51:24 AM
Wait what, skycrapers?!  :o  :D

They look great though! The bridge running over land is excellent indeed, as is your w2w developments (though that's nothing new ;)).  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on March 24, 2014, 09:08:51 PM
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East Tenne: Your Schulmania Cat Name

We've all seen those memes or Facebook "games" which tell you your "elf name", "warrior name", which U.S. state you should be from, which character from whatever show/film you are, etc. Now it is time for Schulmania to jump on the bandwagon! Now, we have a way for you to find your Schulmania Cat Name!

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This new internet meme is brought to you by SchulmaniCorp, whose world headquarters are located right here on the Isle of Bruce in the Royal Quarter of the National Capital District
 
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Here's how to play Your Schulmania Cat Name:

Your phone number ends in:
0 Sir
1 Lord
2 Lady
3 Prince
4 Admiral
5 King
6 Supreme
7 General
8 Count
9 Grand Duke

The month of your birth:
Jan Fluffy
Feb Morris
Mar Meow
Apr Purrs
May Pouncer
Jun Hissy
Jul Scratcher
Aug Mittens
Sept Felix
Oct Garfield
Nov Frisky
Dec Santa Claws

Your favorite color is:
White Kittensworth
Red Fluffington
Pink McCatnip
Orange Von Whiskers
Yellow Haz Cheezburger
Green of Wirdleonia
Blue Tuna Breath
Purple Professor of Fancy Feastology
Black Nine Lives


Now, all you need to do is post your name. Let's see who you REALLY are!!!


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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: vortext on March 25, 2014, 05:39:37 AM
Admiral Hissy Nine Lives reporting for duty, sir!  %BUd%  ;D


Also great to see a zoomed out pic, everything fits together nicely!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Shark7 on April 05, 2014, 09:44:57 AM
Grand Duke Hissy Tuna Breath...

Now then, have the servants bring the tea, I shall await in the study.

I have to agree with vortext, it is nice to see a zoomed out picture of the city, it gives you a better sense of the scale and how it all fits together.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on April 09, 2014, 03:21:04 PM
This MD brought to you by fine sponsors such as...

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: benedict on April 11, 2014, 01:46:41 PM
Looks like the purrfect place to shop.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on April 20, 2014, 08:51:30 AM
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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: M4346 on April 20, 2014, 01:41:05 PM
Supreme Felix Nine Lives approves  ;D :D
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on April 23, 2014, 08:12:52 PM

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vortext   Thanks! And welcome aboard!

Shark7   Love your new name! Thanks for coming by!

benedict   LOL! You bet!

M4346   Awesome! Glad to see you back!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: kelis on April 24, 2014, 07:53:52 AM
Let's see what happen in the coming updates, that picture with the ferris wheel  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on April 25, 2014, 08:39:14 PM
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East Tenne: Magazine

Here in the Isle of Bruce, the bustling business hub of the capital's Royal Quarter in the Wirdle River, everyone is talking about the big news! The Supreme Wirdle has been interviewed by Meow magazine and has outlined a detailed plan to triumphantly end the war against Queensferry!

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Magazine vendors are being mobbed by patrons looking to read the exclusive scoop scored by ace reporter Lois Lane!

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And as an added bonus, the magazine also includes 15 great new tuna and sardine recipes as well as some fabulous do it yourself craft projects to keep your kittens entertained all season long! Get your copy today! Meow is on sale at newsstands everywhere!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: M4346 on April 26, 2014, 07:10:25 AM
Where do I sign up for a subscription?  :P
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on April 29, 2014, 05:18:30 AM
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East Tenne: The Adventures of Lawyer Cat

Lawyer Cat has been at it again. There has been a big fuss over in the Theater District of the capital...

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Frankly, I am not sure what they were complaining about... it looks fine to me!

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Lawyer Cat will be bringing this to the Supreme Wirdle for a ruling forthwith!

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Wirtyplace, the seat of power of Schulmania, home to the Supreme Wirdle

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As Lawyer Cat approached the entrance, he was accosted by a group of feline petitioners and asked to take a petition from them to the Supreme Wirdle as well.The petition was from the felines in the capital and is directed toward the humanoids in the National Capital Region. He agreed to carry the petition in with him.

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In case you are a humanoid, you'd better see the petition...

We'll see what her rulings are in these two cases soon!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: benedict on May 02, 2014, 04:17:11 PM
Not looking too good for us humanoids!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on May 23, 2014, 08:28:59 PM
Coming soon to Schulmania....

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on May 25, 2014, 10:53:21 AM
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East Tenne: Thrilla in Schulmanilla

We're headed back to the Isle of Bruce in the Royal Quarter for an exciting sporting event. It's time for the Thrilla in Schulmanilla! The boxing match of the year! We are headed to the Wildcat Den, the arena located in the heart of the busiest part of the business district. The arena is the home court of the reigning MLY (Major League Yarnball) championship team: the Atomic Kittens. There's always something cool at the arena. Tomorrow there's a concert by Fluffy and the Pouncers!
 
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Crossing over the Wirdle River to the Isle of Bruce over the 14th Street Bridge
 
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Don't get lost when you have to turn onto Maine Coon Street!
 
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Hurry up to get there quickly! The good seats will be taken quickly. Today's boxing match is between Feline Boxing League (FBL) champion Tabby "The Scratcher" Morrell and Humanoid Boxing League (HBL) contender Osborn "The Vet" Weasel. The winner will get the All-Schulmania Boxing Belt!
 
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Future FBL contenders will be watching the outcome of this event very carefully!
 
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We're here! and it's almost fight time! Let's grab our seats! And.... "DING!" The fight is on!
 
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In a very one sided match, Tabby "The Scratcher" Morrell won on a TKO in the second round. Osborn "The Vet" Weasel required 163 band aids and will have to wear the Cone of Shame for weeks!

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: romualdillo on May 26, 2014, 11:10:23 AM
What can I say? It's Meowful!! I bet for Tabby "The Scractcher"!!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on June 07, 2014, 08:06:11 AM
 
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2014 State Visit to Belize and Guatemala

The Government of Schulmania and the Bureau of Feline Affairs are pleased to announce a high level state visit by a feline delegation headed by Archduke Bower and Princess Ava to our feline friends and constituents in Belize and Guatemala in July 2014. The visit to Central America is sponsored by the Feline Trade Council, the Bureau of Feline Affairs High Commission for International Feline Affairs and the Bureau of Feline Affairs High Commission for Feline Culture and Heritage. Why Belize and Guatemala? This area is the heartland of the Mayan culture. The Mayans are a pro-feline society  whose contributions to science and culture are manifold and enduring. Let's see how feline have been celebrated in Mayan culture.

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Here's what Wikipedia has to say about the jaguar in Mesoamerican society: The representation of jaguars in Mesoamerican cultures has a long history, with iconographic examples dating back to at least the mid-Formative period of Mesoamerican chronology. The jaguar (Panthera onca) is an animal with a prominent association and appearance in the cultures and belief systems of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican societies. Quick, agile, and powerful enough to take down the largest prey in the jungle, the jaguar is the largest of the big cats in the Americas, and one of the most efficient and aggressive predators. Endowed with a spotted coat and well adapted for the jungle, hunting either in the trees or water, making it one of the few felines tolerant of water, the jaguar was, and remains, revered among the indigenous Americans who live closely with the jaguar.

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Integration of the jaguar into the sacred and secular realms of the Maya is proven in the archaeological record. The Maya, whose territory spanned the Yucatán Peninsula all the way to the Pacific coast of Guatemala, was a literate society who left documentation of their lives (mostly the lives of the aristocracy) and belief system in the form of bas-relief sculpture on temples, stelae, and pottery. Often depicted on these artifacts are the gods the Maya revered and it is no coincidence that these gods often have jaguar attributes. As stated earlier, the jaguar is said to have the ability to cross between worlds, and for the Maya daytime and nighttime represented two different worlds. The living and the earth are associated with the day, and the spirit world and the ancestors are associated with the night. As the jaguar is quite at home in the nighttime, the jaguar is believed to part of the underworld; thus, "Maya gods with jaguar attributes or garments are underworld gods". One such god is Xbalanque, one of the Maya Hero Twins who descended to the underworld, and whose entire body is covered with patches of jaguar skin. Another is God L, who is "the primary lord of the underworld" and often is shown with a jaguar ear or jaguar attire, and atop a jaguar throne. Not only is the underworld associated with the ancestors, but it also is understood as, where plants originate. In addition, the Maya's source of fresh water comes from underground pools in the porous limestone that makes up the Yucatán, called cenotes. These associations with water and plants further reinforce the notion of the jaguar as a god of fertility.

The jaguar is further associated with vegetation and fertility by the Maya with what is known as the Waterlily jaguar, which is depicted as having water lilies sprouting from its head.

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No doubt, the jaguar's brilliant coat made it quite desirable, however, not all were allowed to don the jaguar pelt as it became the identification of the ruling class for the Maya. Not only did Maya kings wear jaguar pelts, but they also adopted the jaguar as part of their ruling name, as a symbol of their might and authority. One such ruling family to incorporate the jaguar into their name is known as, Jaguar Paw, who ruled the Maya city of Tikal in the fourth century. Jaguar Paw I was ousted by central Mexicans from Teotihuacán, and it was not until late in the fifth century that the Jaguar Paw family returned to power. Other Maya rulers to incorporate the jaguar name include, Scroll Jaguar, Bird Jaguar, and Moon Jaguar, just to name a few (Coe 1999: 247-48). In addition to the ruling class, the jaguar also was associated with warriors and hunters. Those who excelled in hunting and warfare often adorned themselves with jaguar pelts, teeth, or claws and were "regarded as possessing feline souls".

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Archeologists have found a jar in Guatemala, attributed to the Maya of the Late Classic Era (600-900 AD), which depicts a musical instrument that has been reproduced and played. This instrument is astonishing in at least two respects. First, it is the only stringed instrument known in the Americas prior to the introduction of European musical instruments. Second, when played, it produces a sound virtually identical to a jaguar's growl. A sample of this sound is available at the Princeton Art Museum website.

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Some of the sites to be visited by the delegation include...

TIKAL, GUATEMALA

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CAHAL PECH, BELIZE

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XUNANTUNICH, BELIZE

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CARACOL, BELIZE

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ACTUN TUNICHIL MUKNAL, BELIZE

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More details and many pictures of this feline foray into the Mayan heartland will be forthcoming in Schulmania.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: benedict on June 12, 2014, 05:23:18 PM
I love a good state visit... hope the pumas are friendly!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on June 13, 2014, 05:37:55 AM
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East Tenne: Keep Calm and Fly On

Nyan Airlines, the flag carrier of Schulmania, has made arrangements for expanding service from the Feline Realms to  the Region of Salem. The Bureau of Feline Affairs High Commission for International Feline Affairs has been working hard to expand feline trade and transit and is most pleased to offer nonstop and connecting service from National Capital International Airport (NCIA - Oak Ridge, Tenne) and New Arlenes International Airport (NAIA - New Arlenes, Mookimia) to Edwardsville-Salem Regional Hub Airport in the Region of Salem (and is making final preparations for flights to Region of Salem International Airport once it is opened.
 
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Let's check out the inaugural flight, heading out from NCIA and headed out to Salem. Countess Katherine II (Countess of Harar) will be leading a feline delegation to the Salem airport grand opening.
 
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The airport security and customs offices are outside the terminal
 
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Nyan Fight 16 to Salem has been cleared for departure. Let's take off!



Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: romualdillo on June 13, 2014, 12:34:10 PM
It's the most original airport terminal I've ever seen. These Schulminions have a very particular style indeed...  :P
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: noahclem on June 13, 2014, 03:13:10 PM
Nice work with the latest updates. The airport is original indeed  &apls
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Nanami on June 18, 2014, 10:22:39 AM
Nice pictures! it seems that plane have special shadow effect on them...
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on June 21, 2014, 09:10:44 AM
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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: benedict on June 27, 2014, 09:16:52 AM
Summer's hot enough as it is without spicy chicken! Is there a mild variety?
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on July 12, 2014, 10:31:02 AM
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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on July 21, 2014, 04:59:09 PM
A little bonus feature for you...

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: benedict on July 23, 2014, 01:12:28 PM
Nice work fitting some ancient monuments into SC4. And that moth is crazy.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: art128 on July 23, 2014, 01:20:57 PM
Haven't seen these pyramids in SC4 for a very long time.  Nice work with the area surrounding them. :)
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on August 09, 2014, 07:59:45 AM
New district coming soon!

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on August 10, 2014, 08:17:53 AM
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East Tenne: Cemesto District

The Cemesto District, the 8th arrondissement of the National Capital Region,  is a primarily residential working class neighborhood located south of the Wirdle River and a short commute to the heart of the capital. The main road through the district, Calutron Boulevard, links up with two of the main thoroughfares in the city - East Tenne Avenue (District I) and Wildcat Turnpike (District VI). Though comprised primarily of low to medium density housing with a commercial strip the Cemesto District, several substantial parks give the residents great gathering places.
 
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One of the interesting features of the area is a park with ornamental flowers. Sounds rather ho hum, doesn't it? The catch is this: these are special flowers. Glowing flowers, to be precise. Not so creatively named "glowflowers" the scientific name for them is Plutonium floridae. So, be sure to see them at night when you visit Plutonium Park!
 
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These are the only flowers to emit their scent electromagnetically

Don't worry about it being hazardous. These flowers use a subatomic particle not hugely dissimilar to a muon. These particles, meowons, are the only EM waves known to induce purring. The scent, if you were wondering, is kind of a salmon-gardenia aroma... very popular amongst the felines!
 
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If you think Plutonium Park is pretty in the day, come back at night. Its glow is good enough to allow for pouncing on all sorts of nocturnal prey... and has a lovely ambience perfect for strolling!
 
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Cemesto Park is much smaller. It still has glowflowers. Alevon Hall Apartments overlook the park and have very reasonable lease terms.

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Charlotte Hall is a dormitory for third shift workers. The windows are blacked out so they can sleep during the day.
 
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Cheyenne Hall is a dormitory for those members of the Supreme Wirdle's household staff who do not live in her palace. She commissioned the structure and provides it at no charge as an added benefit for her loyal, dedicated servants.
 
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Jefferson Row is a mixed use development fronting Plutonium Park. In addition to condo units there are retail shops and offices. This includes the clinic run by Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine and Dr. Howard.


 
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East Village Church is the largest of three churches in the district. The fine cut stone facade was designed by the architectural firm of Moriarty, Holmes & Watson, located on Baker Street.

Commercial activity is concentrated along a sharp curve along Calutron Boulevard. A retail development, The Manhattan Projects, provides many goods and services to the community. Some of the stores include Oppenheimer Optical, Fermi Lab Supply Depot, Werner's Flowers, Szilard Home Goods, and of course Frisch-Zazzles Boutique.
 
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The Manhattan Projects is a great place for shopping and for fine dining. Three restaurants add to the draw of this retail complex. The Brown House Pub (above, on the corner with the turret) is quite popular, as are both Da Wabbit (fine rabbit-based cuisine) and Snow White and the Seven Sardines (seafood at its fishy best!).


Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on August 30, 2014, 07:12:53 AM
As the unofficial end to summer looms this weekend everyone wants to get one more day of fun in the sun. And, where else would one want to go than the Midway at the Feline World's Fair Park? Located in District XI of the National Capital District, the Midway has something for everyone. That is, until football starts up!

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Dantes on September 01, 2014, 11:49:44 AM
Your new update like me! Otherwise, you never see people. Now you can see many people on the last images!(http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/54eda9ee4ab48324764478e294fe16a7.gif)
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: romualdillo on September 01, 2014, 01:22:54 PM
Great update!! I would like to see the Plutonium Floridaes at night!!  ;D
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: art128 on September 20, 2014, 05:04:49 AM
The new district is well done. I seriously love the area around Plutonium park.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on September 25, 2014, 08:42:46 PM
Celebrating a Schulmania milestone!

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on September 27, 2014, 08:48:44 AM
¡Fiesta Mexicana!

Schulmania celebrates 1,000 visitors from Mexico!

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Celebrate this event with scenery from across Schulmania!

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The preceding scenes were photographed in Santiago de los Gatos Caballeros (Wirdleonian Piedmont, Regency of Wirdleonia), Robinia (South Wirdleonia, Regency of Wirdleonia), and Glenvar (The Wirdleplex).
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on October 03, 2014, 05:23:06 AM
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East Tenne: The Countess Arrives

The Feline District is the home of the Bureau of Feline Affairs Palace, making it one of the foci of the feline world. BFA-alleviated agencies and governments have offices here and processions of dignitaries are a common sight in the streets around the second arrondissement. The procession of Countess Katherine II did turn some furry heads, though, as she does not often make the long trip up from eastern Harar to the capital.

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Countess Katherine II

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Arriving by boat on the Wirdle River...
 
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The stately procession makes its way through the streets
 
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It's a lovely cityscape; a perfect change of scenery for the Countess
 
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Her first official stop is the Veterinary Science Institute. She is speaking to the students about a meaningful career in feline medicine.

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Lecturing the students on feline medicine
 
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She took a stroll at Riverwalk Park. She'll probably do a little fishing whilst there.

And now, on to some official business. She will be serving as the visiting ranking Harar government official to the BFA Palace and as such, will cut the ribbon at the new Harar exhibit at the Feline Heritage Center. There will be a special VIP reception at the gloriette in the park next to St. Sylvester's after the ceremony. We're invited to tag along!
 
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The Feline Heritage Center
 
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St. Sylvester's golden dome is just behind the reception site
 
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This will be a LOT of fun!
 
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But then it's back to work at the BFA Palace...

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It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on October 18, 2014, 07:52:35 AM
Announcing the OFCA

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The Office of Feline Cuteness and Adorability

A new agency of the Government of Schulmania

By proclamation of the Supreme Wirdle, the OFCA is hereby established. The OFCA has been charged with promoting the awareness and appreciation of feline cuteness and adorability.  In doing so, the OFCA will help to create a softer, purrier, cuddlier world for us all. Smitten by cute cat videos on the internet? Adorable cat memes everywhere in your life? You are the type of client the OFCA is here to serve.

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The new national office is located in Townsite, the fifth arrondissement of the National Capital Region, where many government agencies are headquartered.

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The OFCA building is adjacent to the Soft Kitty Building, an airy structure featuring all sorts of supplies and services to help kitties be even softer and sweeter than ever!

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Welcome to the OFCA headquarters! Come inside to get a hearty dose of cuteness and adorability! And meet the director of the agency, Lord Purrington.

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He's already hard at work!


There's a lot of cuteness and adorability just waiting for you here in the feline world!  You know you want to saw "Awwwwwwwwww... <3" to the kitten video. So do it. Do it now! Start swooning in 3... 2... 1...
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: benedict on October 21, 2014, 10:33:52 AM
That agency won't have to work too hard, the humans and their interwebs are already doing the work for them.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on October 27, 2014, 08:23:15 PM
A special event is coming up next in Schulmania!

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on October 29, 2014, 05:18:47 AM
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East Tenne: 400

We're headed back to the Isle of Bruce in the Royal Quarter for a special occasion. Schulmania Volume 3 (http://community.simtropolis.com/journal/698-schulmania (http://community.simtropolis.com/journal/698-schulmania)/) is celebrating its 400th chapter today. I am still surprised that Schulmania has gone on as long as it has. Eight years and still half of the region map has not even been terraformed yet...
 
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The Isle of Bruce is a special economic zone located on one of two large islands in the middle of the Wirdle River. Both islands are part of the first arrondissement, District I of the National Capital Region, the Royal Quarter. The Supreme Wirdle's palace is on the south shore of the river not far away from the tallest buildings in the nation. The island is connected to both sides of the river with multiple bridges. Four of the bridges are shown below.
 
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The 13th Street Bridge
 
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The 14th Street Bridge
 
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The Melbourne Bridge
 
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The East Tenne Avenue Bridge, the largest bridge connecting to the island and the only one to span the entire river

Despite the island's having the highest density development in Schulmania, many fine open public spaces punctuate the concrete jungle. Three are shown below.
 
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Carbide Park faces the river and is bisected by the Melbourne Bridge. This wooded natural area is a great place to romp and to pounce on unsuspecting small prey. The bridge connection to the Feline Quarter ensures a steady stream of recreational opportunities for workers and residents there.
 
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The centerpiece of Carbide Park is Freedom Tower, a lovely tribute to the felines and allies who defend our nation against Queensferry
 
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Stadtpark is a lovely riverfront park overlooking the Royal Quarter on the south shore. Located just east of the East Tenne Avenue Bridge, Stadtpark is a great destination for picnicking or birdwatching. Yeah, just watching the birds, right? Only watching... hehehe!
 
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Ethan Stark, the younger brother of industrial tycoon Tony Stark, isn't really into fighting Hydra. He does like the hospitality industry. He's opened a luxury hotel adjacent to Stadtpark. Casa Cari Amici is a delightful place to stay. A lovely restaurant, Catnip Oreos, and a bar, Mason Jar, share ground level space with a spacious and welcoming lobby area.
 
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Meow Plaza is located in the heart of the concrete jungle. It is a great public gathering spot across the street from the headquarters of Friskies International and adjacent to the Pollard Auditorium, the largest venue at the Meowtropolitan Performing Arts Center.
 
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Dignitaries are arriving on the island for the 400th chapter celebration. Many are staying at the Alexander Inn, the largest hotel in the city. A gala dinner for 400 and reception will be held here tonight to mark the historic occasion.

Special lectures, exhibits, and other events will be hosted on the campus of the University of East Tenne - Oak Ridge (UETOR). Professor Hall will give a lecture about the significance of the number 400. Dr. Bell will present a paper on the evolution of Schulmania on Simtropolis. Dr. Franginstein will give a talk entitled "It's Alive! SimCity 4 in 2014 and Beyond." Professor Real McCoy will host a symposium to share research giving insight into how to develop chapters 401-500. Looks to be a real hoot! And there's free refreshments in the lobby!
 
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Schulmania supporters are having a rally at the Wildcat Den Arena. The theme is "400: Rise of a Cat Empire" and will feature food, fun, games, crafts and more. Admission is free. Come on down!

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This free event is sponsored by Cat Head Industries and Feline National Bank. Come to the Wildcat Den and don't forget to register for prizes!

Big prizes call for big sponsors with big buildings and big budgets. So, we end this 400th chapter with views of the largest commercial structures in the capital.


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Our deep pocket sponsors have a prize for everyone to celebrate the special occasion. Just tell me you want one and it will appear in your CJ. Or, if you are CJ-less, it will appear in the replies to this entry.




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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: vortext on October 29, 2014, 06:24:57 AM
Congratulations, quite an achievement!  &apls

As always it's a pleasure to marvel over your cities.  :thumbsup:

I am still surprised that Schulmania has gone on as long as it has. Eight years and still half of the region map has not even been terraformed yet...

 :o Onward to the next eight years it is!  %BUd%
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on November 07, 2014, 05:20:07 AM
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OMG! Grumpy Cat has a movie!!!

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Now showing at the National Theater in District IX!

Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: carlfatal on November 07, 2014, 10:22:25 AM
Very nice pictures in the last updates! I love this Parisian style city, nice place to walk over the roofs and hunt some pigeons...  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on November 11, 2014, 06:36:29 AM
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East Tenne: Putting Justice to a Vote

Government offices are located throughout the capital. Many of the most significant ones are located in the Royal Quarter and the Feline Quarter. But, all of those government offices and institutions which don’t require the Supreme Wirdle’s daily oversight need somewhere to be as well. Many of them are concentrated in the fourth and fifth arrondissements. District IV is known as The Citadel, as it contains a large building which sits upon a hill just like a citadel in the times of yore. A large cluster of government facilities centers around Clark Square. This cluster is devoted to education and culture. There are other clusters scattered through the Government Districts. Executive and legislative offices are in the Royal Quarter, proximate to Wirtyplace.

The aforementioned large building is destined to be the new highest court in the land. With the advent of complex business deals and general annoyances in everyday life comes a surge of litigation. Most feline justice is handled with summary dispensation of justice by members of the Protective Forces -- hissing, chasing, treeing, scratching -- but sometimes more is needed. Until recently, citizens had direct access to the highest levels of government to settle grievances. But, there's only so much justice the royal family can mete out and still have time to get stuff done. Therefore, the Supreme Wirdle has ordered a new court building to be constructed. This will be where cases not resolved by local magistrates will be referred.
 
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Right now, the lawyers assemble at the Lionel Hutz School of Law at the southern base of The Citadel. The campus is at lower left in the picture above.
 
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The Board of Elections has a small building at the end of the boulevard. There are not many elections in Schulmania, so the need is not there for a larger structure. The Supreme Wirdle's decree states that the name of the new court will be put to a vote of the citizens - a reFURendum, if you will. See what I did there?

You are cordially invited to cast your vote for the name of the new court. A sample ballot follows. To vote, simply reply with the name or number of your selection. Be sure you don't double post... but, you can vote as often as you like. The results WILL be binding. And then soon we will see the new highest court of the land!

 
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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: vortext on November 18, 2014, 12:39:44 PM
Nice work with the diagonals!  :thumbsup:

As for the name of the new court I have to go for #3, obviously!  :D
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Dantes on November 21, 2014, 04:58:45 PM
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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on December 03, 2014, 08:22:50 PM
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East Tenne: Holiday Shopping

It's getting to be that time of year; everyone is out buying presents. And, if you are wise and good, you are buying one for me! I've been good. trust me, I deserve a present. And don't spare any expense. Whatever necessities you deprive yourself of to buy me more are part of the gift! Generosity is a virtue! Now, what to buy me? Let's look around the capital's fashionable IIIe arrodissement. Bring your wallet!
 
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The heart of great shopping is the Oak Ridge Mall. The pedestrian retail space has many fine items suitable for gift giving. Here's a few items you may find in the shops I might like...
 
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A gold plated computer suitable for SC4 gameplay...
 
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Diamond encrusted car...

But, maybe Sardine Square may be more of your speed for shopping...

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Enjoy shopping indoors as you browse for gifts for me!

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You could stop by the Moore Science Museum to get me something from the gift shop. here's an idea:
 
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Hey,  there's a cat food expo! Stock up!
 
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Hey, it's almost time for Busscastle Chocolates, too!
 
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Explore the district... enjoy... have fun... and DON'T come back empty handed!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Dantes on December 04, 2014, 05:18:41 PM
Cat food expo (http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/cbeff8c1a9063419bc49be139a2767c8.gif)
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Fantastic w2w work!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on December 18, 2014, 07:25:00 PM
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Central Mookimia: Christmas 2014

The Central Mookimia District hosts several towns and is bisected by a large, strategic body of water. A rocky outcrop, the Schloßberg, houses a castle. The castle, Katzenschloß, is the seat of power for the district government. And it's pretty cool too. The governor has a home and office in the castle and most government functions for the district are conducted here. The Mookimia Turnpike offers transit connections to the port of Purkeyluo to the north and Franzikoi District to the south as well as direct east-west travel across the region. Doi Agaa is a cluster of homes and businesses surrounding the Schloßberg.

This year's holiday special shows the scenic town in winter. The more northerly location of the city and its distance from large bodies of water gives it a colder winter than most places in Schulmania. You can count on a white Christmas here!

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And a very Meowy Christmas to you and yours!

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: benedict on December 21, 2014, 07:02:38 AM
I'd love to spend Christmas holed up in that snowy Schloss.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on January 12, 2015, 07:42:33 PM
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East Tenne: The Academy

The leafy residential area known as The Woodlands is the capital's twelfth arrondissement and a great place to live and raise a litter of kittens. In addition to a fine neighborhood school there is also a private school - Big Orange Academy - or, "The Academy" for short. Not just anyone can get in. You have to meet stringent entrance requirements: cuteness, adorability, friskiness, and talent. It's a great campus. Let's take a look.

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A statue and some fancy-schmancy gates mark the entrance to the campus. The road into the campus is named John Ward Lane, in honor of the school's founder, Sir John Ward.


 
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The campus consists of academic buildings clustered along John Ward Lane and athletic fields and open spaces along the periphery
 
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Classes like to meet outside along the steps when it is warm. Cats do like hot pavement!
 
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Plenty of spaces for recess time. The action is fast and furry-ous at the basketball court. On the soccer field, a team of cats all named Jack faces off against cats all named Cat-herine (get it?).
 
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If baseball is not your style, why not try the playground? On the mound is Drew Lots, pitching to June Bug. Drew made the all star team last year, as did catcher Chris Cross. Second baseman Samwise Toastchee did as well.
 
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The climbing tower is great exercise for growing paws and claws. The PE class heads out here often. When it rains, the class stays inside and climbs drapes.

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The administration and the library are housed in Carter Hall. Behind the building is Butch Jones Plaza and its delightful Peyton Manning Fountain. The fountain attracts pigeons, who are then pounced upon.
 
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Music classes will often perform in the Gujarat Amphitheater for fellow students and for the community
 
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There are four academic quadrangles flanking John Ward Lane. These host all of the classes and house the labs. One is for the sciences, one for the arts, one for math classes, and the last for literacy and languages.


Come learn with us today at The Academy!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: benedict on January 16, 2015, 01:07:24 PM
Looks like a fantastic place for napping on the grass learning.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on January 25, 2015, 08:35:17 PM
Winning

Charlie Sheen was right - Schulmania is all about winning!

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Come join us for a celebration party at SchulMedia Games, Inc!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: benedict on February 01, 2015, 04:27:48 PM
Your wall-2-wall is winning, too.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on February 28, 2015, 06:26:43 AM
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A new district of the national capital is being developed!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: benedict on March 01, 2015, 06:34:22 PM
Looking forwards to seeing where the kitties learn how to be cats.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on March 08, 2015, 06:44:09 AM
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East Tenne: What Can You Get For 400K?

The Cemesto District, the 8th arrondissement of the National Capital Region,  is a primarily residential working class neighborhood located south of the Wirdle River and a short commute to the heart of the capital. The main road through the district, Calutron Boulevard, links up with two of the main thoroughfares in the city - East Tenne Avenue (District I) and Wildcat Turnpike (District VI). Though comprised primarily of low to medium density housing with a commercial strip the Cemesto District, several substantial parks give the residents great gathering places.
 
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One of the interesting features of the area is a park with ornamental flowers. Sounds rather ho hum, doesn't it? The catch is this: these are special flowers. Glowing flowers, to be precise. Not so creatively named "glowflowers" the scientific name for them is Plutonium floridae. So, be sure to see them at night when you visit Plutonium Park!
 
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These are the only flowers to emit their scent electromagnetically

Don't worry about it being hazardous. These flowers use a subatomic particle not hugely dissimilar to a muon. These particles, meowons, are the only EM waves known to induce purring. The scent, if you were wondering, is kind of a salmon-gardenia aroma... very popular amongst the felines! Sounds like a fun place? You betcha! And, now you want to know how you can move in? Great! To celebrate 400,000 views of Schulmania Volume 3, you can now see what you can get for 400k! Call your realtor and let's get started!
 
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Cemesto Park is a lovely landscaped bit in the heart of the neighborhood. I am sure you can afford a home overlooking this great open space.

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Homes, apartments, and condos all offer easy access to the park. There's something for everyone!
 
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Lots of great homes are available here near the intersection of Jefferson Street and Glenwood Lane. The front yards are small but everyone has trees in their backyard- perfect for climbing!
 
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East Village Church is a local landmark
 
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The church is on Calutron Boulevard and sits near homes and businesses. You can get a lovely home on a street near the church. And, one of our more unique options is a dormitory (at right) for shift workers at government facilities. One of two such buildings in the area, the dorms are paid for by the Supreme Wirdle and available free of charge to the workers.
 
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The Manhattan Projects is a bustling retail complex on Calutron Boulevard. There are homes just across the main road. If you like being close to the heart of it all, this may be the place for you!
 
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How about a nice home by Plutonium Park? A tranquil environment to raise kittens!

400,000 buys a lot of awesomeness when you come to the Cemesto District! The Supreme Wirdle and I thank you for your continued support of the Feline Realms!




Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: carlfatal on March 08, 2015, 09:32:34 AM
I should comment more often.  &ops

I mean I love cats and I love to see pictures like the one with the christmas tree  $%Grinno$%, but I also like your style of townplanning. Very nice BATs and a good eye for small things.  :thumbsup:

The last update with all the English houses, wow!  &apls
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on March 22, 2015, 12:16:44 PM
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East Tenne: Hall Of Justice

Government offices are located throughout the capital. Many of the most significant ones are located in the Royal Quarter and the Feline Quarter. But, all of those government offices and institutions which don’t require the Supreme Wirdle’s daily oversight need somewhere to be as well. Many of them are concentrated in the fourth and fifth arrondissements. District IV is known as The Citadel, as it contains a large building which sits upon a hill just like a citadel in the times of yore. A large cluster of government facilities centers around Clark Square. This cluster is devoted to education and culture. There are other clusters scattered through the Government Districts. Executive and legislative offices are in the Royal Quarter, proximate to Wirtyplace.

The aforementioned large building is destined to be the new highest court in the land. With the advent of complex business deals and general annoyances in everyday life comes a surge of litigation. Most feline justice is handled with summary dispensation of justice by members of the Protective Forces -- hissing, chasing, treeing, scratching -- but sometimes more is needed. Until recently, citizens had direct access to the highest levels of government to settle grievances. But, there's only so much justice the royal family can mete out and still have time to get stuff done. Therefore, the Supreme Wirdle has ordered a new court building to be constructed. This will be where cases not resolved by local magistrates will be referred. The highest court of the land hears cases in the Hall of Justice. We will check out this area of District IV today.


 
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The Citadel, sitting in the heart of the fourth arrondissement, is capped by the Hall of Justice
 
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Hoppyian Boulevard bisects the area
 
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On the other side of The Citadel is the Lionel Hutz School of Law
 
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The Office of Inspector General is just down the street from the law school
 
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Sylvester Place is a shopping mall on the east side of The Citadel
 
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Near the Golden Cat Bridge is the Feline Technical Institute. Researchers here have invented the laser pointer light, perfect for hours of chasing fun.
 
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East Court is a noteworthy stop on Hoppyian Boulevard. Many lawyer cats have offices here, including famed attorney Purry Mason.

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The City College of Oak Ridge is one of the many institutions of higher learning in the capital. Energy research is a focus of the science department. Here's their plans for unlimited clean energy:

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The road leading to the Hall of Justice begins at the intersection with Hoppyian Boulevard and is flanked by the Lawyers' Guild (left) and Protective Forces (PROFORCE) Headquarters (right). After a short climb we encounter the Bureau of Feline Affairs High Court (left) and the Court of Arbitration and Mediation (right).

And now, behold: the Hall of Justice!
 
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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: benedict on March 27, 2015, 04:25:09 PM
Always good to have a trip to the NCR. You always did have a knack for w2w.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: metarvo on March 27, 2015, 06:17:33 PM
That is one unique source of renewable energy there.  $%Grinno$%

The law school and Sylvester Place have to be my favorite shots from this update.  The W2W zones create a busy but cozy atmosphere.  Nice update!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on March 28, 2015, 07:08:02 AM
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East Tenne: Bishop's Square

Located near the Shrine of the Savory Salmon, Bishop's Square is a green oasis in the heart of the capital's third arrondissement. The East Tenne Bishopric Office sits in the square and is surrounded by pleasant grounds.  Bishop Neilson presides over the most populous see in the nation and has his offices right in the heart of the largest concentration of religious edifices in the nation. We will see the bishop make his rounds about the Holy Quarter today.
 
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Bishop's Square meets the city at an airy plaza running from the street to the entrance of the Bishopric Office. It's a great gathering spot and a fun place to relax and drink your catnip tea.
 
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A hidden gem is the Arch of Schulmanicus, nestled in the green space behind the office
 
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Bishop Neilson has a tranquil setting for his official business, quite a contrast to the bustling cityscape just beyond his front door
 
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Baxlep Department Store is just down the street. It has a wide range of goods for just about everyone. And, it has a mitre aisle on the second floor, ensuring the steady business from the bishop.

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The bishop is heading out across the Holy Quarter to visit one of his churches. Let's follow him...
 
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Turn left onto Kettering Street and you're on your way...
 
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Let's stop at Adamantium Cafe, conveniently located on Calico Corner, for a snackbefore we continue...
 
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And now, a quick turn down Hancock Street and we are almost at St. Felix's.
 
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St. Felix is one of the signature religious structures in the Holy Quarter and enjoys a fabulous waterside setting next to Seaside Park. The bishop is coming to preside over selections for the new chancel choir. Competition is going to be tough!
 
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If you don't want to wait for the four hours of tryouts, why not slip over to Seaside Park? I am sure the food vendors will have something fun. And maybe we can get a kite! Wheeeeee!


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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on May 11, 2015, 09:06:32 PM
It's a beautiful day to go to the park. Join me in Myers Park, in the capital's third district. Wanna chase some squirrels and chipmunks?

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Dantes on May 15, 2015, 03:25:25 AM
In the first picture I see an error in the way. ôo Is that intentional? (http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/1592b5e9b766142f97c6e2ad45358af8.gif) A classic BSC Park. Is there no longer often seen.

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"When I grow up, I'll sumo wrestler."
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on May 30, 2015, 01:21:38 PM
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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Fasan on May 31, 2015, 02:40:44 PM
I like your pictures. The Paris buildings are indeed all very nice and I use them too much.
In this park would I go for a walk also likes.
Great class!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on June 06, 2015, 07:54:48 AM
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East Tenne: Get Wild

It's time to get wild! Let's head out to the National Zoo! Located in the heart of the sixth arrondissement of the National capital Region, the Diplomatic Enclave, the zoo has a great array of wild critters sure to amaze and delight. And, thanks to a generous subsidy from the Education and Literature office, admission is only one purr. What a bargain! Let's get wild today!

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: art128 on June 06, 2015, 08:17:18 AM
That's a nice Zoo. The texture used on the ground for the large paths is very interesting.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on July 26, 2015, 08:28:40 PM
Let's have a little summer fun in Schulmania!

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on September 11, 2015, 08:29:20 PM
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East Tenne: International Celebration

Schulmania is marking 900,000 visitors to Schulmania Volume 2, the longest and most viewed topic on Simtropolis, with a trip to the internationally-renowned Feline Exposition site. Here, felines and their admirers from the world over come to enjoy feline culture and family fun. We will enjoy the fun things the site offers and see who some of our exotic guests are as well. Let's join the fun!
 
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Let's see who is stopping by at the entrance plaza...
 
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It's our first visitor from Comoros!!
 
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And our first visitor from Somalia!

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There's a cool atom sculpture here on the Court of Honor. Let's get a paddleboat and enjoy a ride around before we explore more.
 
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On to the Bureau of Feline Affairs Pavilion... there's a great new Grumpy Cat exhibit showing there!

Let's see who is exploring the expansive Schulmania pavilion...
 
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It's our group of 1,000 Argentine friends!
 
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All the kids in California are heading to our exciting Klingon Pavilion! Qapla'!

Let's go have some fun on the Midway!
 
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Our first guest from the Turks & Caicos Islands is enjoying the fairgrounds!
 
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Want to ride our fun novelty train ride, It's A Rather Small World? (http://community.simtropolis.com/journals/entry/23203-its-a-rather-small-world/)
 
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Our Zimbabwe guest is enjoying the waterslide!
 
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Historical theme park, anyone?
 
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Cats hate water. Why they built this is beyond me!
 
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Our first guest from Greenland is enjoying the Furry Fury, Schulmania's first roller coaster!

I don't know about you, but I am heading to the Fine Arts Quadrangle. The Sculpture Hall has busts of famous felines carved entirely from Fancy Feast. Sounds delish! The Textile Hall has a huge quilt crafted solely from shed fur. It's a can't miss!
 
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Enjoy our celebration! 900,00 visitors... next stop, a million!
 
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Enjoy the massive fireworks show tonight... shot off from atop The Wirdlesphere!

Thank you for visiting Schulmania. Your continued interest and support is greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: carlfatal on September 13, 2015, 03:54:09 AM
Nice update! In particular I love your parks. It seems, if people hear to cats, they will get nice cities with lots of free space.  :thumbsup:

The zoo is well done also, although I avoid rollercosters, my stomach...  $%Grinno$%
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on January 02, 2016, 11:07:33 AM
Happy 2016!!

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on April 13, 2016, 09:51:06 PM
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Thanks A Million!

On 28 March 2016, Schulmania Volume 2 became the first thread on Simtropolis to reach one million views. To mark this milestone, the Supreme Wirdle has commanded that a special double-length commemorative chapter of Schulmania be released. It features some never before seen views of cities across the nation. And, as a onetime concession, motor vehicles will be allowed in the cities. After this, they are back to being restricted to certain small zones only. Vehicles are subject to the same stringent requirements the Transit Office put into place for our few motor vehicle zones:
1) Speed is limited to single digits only
2) Cats have the right of way at all times
3) No vehicle may be started if a cat is sleeping on it
4) No vehicle may disturb any cats, sleeping or awake, with its movement or noises
So, there will be a few vehicles out on the road today. But, don't expect traffic jams. Why won't we see the cars back again? Well, cars can hurt cats. And, cats can't drive...
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To mark this special occasion, the Royal Mint has issued gold tokens, like this one:
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These 14K gold tokens are being given away as a promotion by SchulmaniCorp, one of the corporate sponsors of this special edition. A limited edition of 1,000,000 (naturally!) has been produced and is now being distributed in specially marked boxes of cat treats. Get yours today!

This special edition of Schulmania is brought to you in part by
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Other fine sponsors include
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Promotional consideration has been provided by
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And, now, our feature presentation...

We will see an assortment of pictures from across the nation. Let's start in the capital. We begin in District 1, the Royal Quarter. Here, we see what's going on in the highly developed Isle of Bruce. This special economic zone is home to many of the nation's tallest buildings and largest companies. The SchulmaniCorp Tower is one of the big three in the center of the island.


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We now venture into District 3, the Holy Quarter. Here, we see a bustling area, home to eight of the largest churches in the country and a variety of cultural activities. It includes the largest urban park in the nation as well.

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Let's now venture into District 4, The Citadel, home of the Hall of Justice and other legal institutions.

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District 12, The Woodlands, is a quiet residential section of the capital.

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Freels Bend, the capital's 19th district, is home to the airport and one of the four main rail stations.

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Let's leave the National Capital Region and see what else is going on in Schulmania for the big event! First, we head west to Blankenship, a multimodal transit hub found in Middle Tenne.

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We head to the far west to Holston, the last stop on the Great Western Road and westernmost outpost before heading into the great undeveloped interior of the continent. As an important stop for travelers, Holston has Schulmania's first travel plaza, complete with fast food and other ubiquitous roadside attractions.

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Now, let's head south... way south... to the far southeast of Schulmania. In the Provincia District is Jamestowne, a cute little city founded just one year ago. Even in such a new town excitement for the million views anniversary is high!

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We now venture from the far southeast to the far north... to Kolibri, capital of the northernmost region of Schulmania. Spring has barely sprung this far north, but the excitement level is warming it up fast!

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We round out our tour of Schulmania with a visit to Robinia, capital of the largest region of Schulmania, Wirdleonia. Situated in the heart of the Southlands, Robinia is the country's second largest city.

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PARTY TIME!!
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Ready to read more about Schulmania and friends? Here's where the fun really begins!
Schulmania Volume 1: http://community.simtropolis.com/forums/topic/13642-schulmania/ (http://community.simtropolis.com/forums/topic/13642-schulmania/)
Schulmania Volume 2: http://community.simtropolis.com/forums/topic/24185-schulmania-simtropolis-first-million-view-thread/ (http://community.simtropolis.com/forums/topic/24185-schulmania-simtropolis-first-million-view-thread/)
Schulmania Volume 3: http://community.simtropolis.com/journals/journal/698-schulmania/ (http://community.simtropolis.com/journals/journal/698-schulmania/)
Schulmania - National Capital Region: http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=15118.0 (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=15118.0)
Harar: http://community.simtropolis.com/journals/journal/1929-harar/
 (http://community.simtropolis.com/journals/journal/1929-harar/)

Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: kbieniu7 on April 28, 2016, 04:53:41 AM
Well, congratulations for the milestone! I got laughed, while reading the ads at the beginning, hah :D

Good shots. I'll point, that's interesting way, you've made the citadel building in quarter no 4 by merging several buidlings together  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: vortext on April 28, 2016, 06:19:29 AM
Congrats with a million views!!  :o &apls &apls

Nice pictures, and as always amusing presentation!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on September 25, 2016, 12:55:58 PM
Hanging out in Meow Plaza...

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Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: gn_leugim on September 26, 2016, 08:58:24 AM
I has been a while since I didn't visit your Journal, and I'm lad to see that you still have what it takes to make stunning cities! keep it up :)
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Shark7 on September 26, 2016, 12:25:41 PM
Your parks always look superb. 

I try, but I get so caught up in building the 'population' that I don't leave enough space to make really good parks.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 01, 2016, 01:30:48 PM
What a nice and quiet place surrounded by the noisy city :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: art128 on October 09, 2016, 10:11:16 AM
You know something that would be good for your MD? Cats statues. I'll see what I can do.
Title: Re: Schulmania: National Capital Region
Post by: Schulmanator on October 09, 2016, 09:10:04 PM
You know something that would be good for your MD? Cats statues. I'll see what I can do.


That would be brilliant!!!!!