Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Steampunk Oriental community
Fifth sim in Steelhead Estates Shanghai is a community built up by the oriental railroad workers of the old country. The town is darker than the rest of its beautiful neighboring cities, an ever present fog rolls under the streets over the water, junk boats litter the bay as a few merchants with heavily loaded small boats push their way through the water. Some boats are packed with fresh fruit to sell, others have more... nefarious dealings.
There are warehouses, boat dry docks and the sounds of heavy machinery. The streets are narrow and the buildings tall and intimidating, casting a dark shadow to the ground below. Some people are strolling about while others keep in the the shadows. In the air there is smells of spices and foods prepared as well as something else that tickles the senses... is that opium?
This is Shanghai, my dream, your dream...