Passage des Ecluses, Canal District
Just when I was wondering where I could put an alternative jewelry shop if I ever get the new EA store set, I got the idea to use the backs of my buildings. This is the back view of the Rue Vieille and Rue de l’Hostellerie. I have all of sudden the space for a dizain of new (small) shops and cafés. *big grin*
I plan to finish my town around 2018. *roll eyes*
Parc du Simmembourg, downtown
As spring is arriving in my game, I felt like tweaking my park again. It’s a (heavily…) modified version of Sunset Valley Central Park, one of the first lots I’ve edited in game, I think, that I keep tweaking a bit every year… Here’s how it looks after almost 5 years of modifications! :D
La Péniche Sauvage, Canal District
You won’t believe it, but the Canal district was really missing of a bar for my students… Well, yes, there’s the Charleston, the jazz club but it might be a bit expensive for a casual drink. Of course, there’s La Demi-Tasse de Thé, but that’s a tea room! You can have a drink at the Bar des Sports, at the last floor of the gymnasium, but it’s not very fancy… There’s also la Guinguette, the outdoors bar with karaoke, but it has been designed for the elders of the town, so it’s not the place where you want to be seen, when you’re student. Of course, there’s also a zillion of bars and pubs in the other districts of the town, but what about the Canal District?! Nothing!
So, I built “La Péniche Sauvage”, a reminder of my student nights on “La Guinguette Pirate”, a bar on a boat, on the Seine, in Paris, but with a design more inspired by “La Péniche Cinéma”, located on the Canal de l’Ourcq, still in Paris.
I begin to enjoy Island Paradise, after all! :)
(ahah, noooooo, I failed at taking a good picture again… the patio is hidden by the tiny technical cabin!!! *facepalm* Well… Imagine few chairs there! ;D)
Sara will tell you: every town needs firemen. Yes, but I’ve always been afraid that having a firefighter in my game would call all kinds of catastrophes (fires, meteors…), to keep these guys busy (it seems to be an injustified fear, though).
So, instead of having Sims with the firefighter careers, I opted to have what Alex calls “decorative firemen”. I’ve invited all my brave and/or athletic Sims for an interview (as you can see on pictures, Pénélope Garcimore was very strict on the required criterias for male candidates…), and I consider them as “volunteer firemen”, they all have another job, but I’ll use them for calendars and the unfamous firemen bal on National Day. :D
Anyway… You can see here the office and the lounge. The building needs to be redone, it’s too ugly. It’s also my military career building.
More Highschool, Eco-District
The highschool is divided into 2 classes, the 12-15, and the 15-18. There’s still a room on the roof that it isn’t decorated yet. I think I want it to be a kind of teens hall (so far, there’s a ping-pong table, and sofas), but I’m not sure yet of it… Maybe I’ll turn it into an internet room… Mmm… decisions, decisions… Anyway, here’s the second part of my high-school! :)
- 15-18’s classroom
- 12-15’s classroom
- the corridor, with class pictures (there’s also class pictures in the teacher room, but I managed to not take them on the preview I posted earlier. My photographer skill, you know… :p)
- the roof terrace (ahah, yes, it might remind you a set of mine! :D)
- the cafeteria (underground)
A huge thanks for all your sweet comments on the first part of the higschool! I didn’t expect this! *smoooooooches*
The Highschool, Eco-District - still WIP
My teens will enter this sim-september in their new high-school, located in the Eco-district. I wanted the building to be quite modern (which isn’t the style I master the best, as you can see! *chuckle*), and with natural materials (as it’s the rule in the eco-district!)
- Covered playground
- Secretariat, with Carla Sullivan as headmister’s assistant
- Monsieur Durkheim’s offce, headmister
- Teachers room
- Overview (I haven’t shown here the sick room, that you can see just behind the secretariat)
To be continued…
Clémentine, the street painter
Since it’s spring again in Sandy Valley, (actually, it’s now almost summer), Clémentine can work again on the canal bank, her favorite place to paint portraits or landscaping. Here, she’s working on a portrait of Emilie.
(the beautiful house you see in the background on the second picture has been made by Sara, for Kim. I had told you you would find similarities in our 3 games, huh! ;))
Sandy Valley map
I’ve been renovating Sunset Valley since the summer 2009 (and it’s been renamed to Sandy Valley by a friend of mine, because it was getting too different of Sunset Valley).
The town is divided in several districts, with a different french architectural style. Except La Falaise/the Cliff, with modern houses.
On this picture, you can’t see the Canal District, though. Will have to post a picture later. :p
I have a day off and might be in a spam mood. ;D
University… without University EP
I’ve been sending my Simmies in University for almost two years, and I can’t wait to add new objects to this old building! I might need to keep simulating university instead of using the game system, though, because I don’t want to send my students out of town. :p
I’ll post updated pictures of my uni once I get the EP!