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Title: Kolbrow (13.10.2019 - Olsza - a mosaic)
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 09, 2008, 01:00:59 PM
Hello! Thank you for entering this thread! :) If you like Eastern European landscape of cities, villages and hectares of potato fields, I’m sure, you will enjoy it!

Galand
(http://images46.fotosik.pl/18/681dbbce4e9165c7m.png)
Flag of Galand

Galand (pol: Galicja) – country on a fictional continent of Telesto (a project at SimCityPolska). Its name refers to the real Galicia (and that’s how it should actually sound, but it’s been called this way, so I think, there’s no need changing it). However, not the one in Spain, but to a region, that today is divided between south-eastern Poland and western Ukraine.

It has population of around 2,100,000 inhabitants. It has borders with several other countries: H�sonne and Dagaburg from west, Kasandria and Slavic Republic (pol: Republika Słowiańska) from east. They are regions of other players, however, they are no more active.

Galand’s capital is Kolbr󷠖 a city located in southern part of the country, by the river of Wirta. It’s the biggest one, with population of 790,000 residents. Its history starts in 10th century. With the ages it was the royal headquarters, as well as political and cultural center of Galand, so today it’s a very historic city, with great heritage and, of course, a lot of tourists.

Actually, there are many inspiration from real Krak󷬠which is my hometown.


Table of most recent updates
-To be filled

Ass imageshack stopped hosting some older images, most of them are gone. In this case, I suggest start reading from the last update (at least, until I fill the table of contents).









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Someone maybe will recognize this city (or maybe not). I had carrying MD of this town on sc4dev on April, but onlu for one month. I'm sorry for it. The reasone of stoping updating, is that, I wasn't playing SimCity for some time and next I simply forgot about it.  :(  Now I want to continue it, but I heard, MDs from "archives" cannot be moved back to normal forum, so I had to make new topic for it. I hope you will forgive me. I will trying to update it regulary.
Colbrow from April was strongly rebuild, so it's very different today

Now, go to the main topic

Kolbr󷠩s the capital of Galand and the biggest city it in. The Wirta River goes trough it.


Flag of Galand, Emblem of Kolbr󷬠Kolbr󷦣39;s logo   
(http://images46.fotosik.pl/18/681dbbce4e9165c7m.png) (http://www.fotosik.pl/showFullSize.php?id=681dbbce4e9165c7)    (http://images38.fotosik.pl/18/7b4a5a3ff2854ad7m.png) (http://www.fotosik.pl/showFullSize.php?id=7b4a5a3ff2854ad7)         (http://images31.fotosik.pl/377/2458d23e2faa54b8m.png) (http://www.fotosik.pl/showFullSize.php?id=2458d23e2faa54b8)                   
                                     
 


For first update: some pics of Wola South district, on the East river coast.

(http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/8529/sfsfsfsfcd7.jpg)


(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/6107/3avf3.jpg)
Praha street, and Heroes of Getto Square

(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/9219/7ame9.jpg)
Praha/Kasperski street crossroad

(http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/2226/boc1de5.jpg)
Rakowice (the part of Wola South) at night

(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/2969/2asb9.jpg)
Tasojski Bridge

(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/1083/3abg2.jpg)
Wirta boulevards

(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/4154/4ast2.jpg)


(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/8240/5avd5.jpg)
Overview of Wola South district

Title: Re: Colbrow
Post by: CasperVg on October 09, 2008, 01:07:04 PM
A very nice Mayor Diary you got here, great work!
Title: Re: Colbrow
Post by: paratol on October 09, 2008, 01:07:49 PM
Why this city looks like Cracow? And why I knew your city's name is Colbrow? :D

It's perfect city :D
Title: Re: Colbrow
Post by: Sheep49 on October 09, 2008, 01:11:53 PM
Nice city! Love the modernist w2ws! The city as the whole has the very 'Polish' feeling in it! :thumbsup:

See you later!
Piotr
Title: Re: Colbrow
Post by: blade2k5 on October 09, 2008, 01:22:34 PM
Looking good kbieniu7 :thumbsup:  Look forward to the next update.
Title: Re: Colbrow
Post by: art128 on October 10, 2008, 11:29:37 AM
nice MD start  :thumbsup: and great picture :thumbsup:
BTW, it's my 1000th post  &hlp &hlp
Title: Re: Colbrow
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 12, 2008, 01:26:54 PM
Now, let's go out of city for a while  ;) Small town Swoszowice, near Colbrow

 (http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/2250/64710466os4.jpg)

 (http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/1809/71257369rk1.jpg)

 (http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/4690/74256759ss3.jpg)

 (http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/6109/22159667ba2.jpg)

 (http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/4798/79988817vt4.jpg)

 (http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/2610/32218865co4.jpg)
Title: Re: Colbrow
Post by: Zaphod on October 12, 2008, 01:35:02 PM
The rural area is fantastic, the long fields are something new, reminds me of google earth over certain places.

As for your previous city pics, cool waterfront.  I like the way you put those seawalls lower on the water and stuck pedestrian paths and greenery along the slope, creating a nice bank with cement lining the actual shore. I may have to try that.
Title: Re: Colbrow
Post by: Simpson on October 12, 2008, 01:36:54 PM
Looking really good, I love the first update

Great work :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Colbrow
Post by: CasperVg on October 12, 2008, 01:43:17 PM
Very nice, you're using a very impressive lay-out in the farms as well.
Title: Re: Colbrow
Post by: art128 on October 12, 2008, 01:53:01 PM
very nice update  :thumbsup:
beautiful imahe.  ;)
Title: Re: Colbrow
Post by: paratol on October 12, 2008, 01:53:46 PM
It's so galandish :P
Title: Re: Colbrow
Post by: Sheep49 on October 12, 2008, 01:55:16 PM
Not bad! I actually love it :P

Agreeing with Casper: the farm layout is really impressive. :)
Title: Re: Colbrow
Post by: M4346 on October 12, 2008, 02:58:43 PM
Looking very good here! Keep up the good work!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Colbrow
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 12, 2008, 04:16:27 PM
Thank you for comments

caspervg - thanks
paratol - you now ;P
Sheep49 - this is my target :P
blade2k5 - thanks
art128 - thanks
Zaphod - Is it new? I didn't expect it  ;) well, I wanted to make fields more homely for me (just not making large fields), just as those boulveards too.
Simpson - thanks
Caspervg, sheep - thanks, I'm glad hearing that, I just wanted to do it homely for me (as I said :P).
paratol - but "IN Galand", no "on Galand" :P
M4346 - thanks

Next update maybe tommorow  ;)
Title: Re: Colbrow
Post by: Feroxx on October 13, 2008, 01:58:59 PM
Village without church ? :P But great work of course ;P
Title: Re: Colbrow
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 13, 2008, 02:06:31 PM
Where don't you have a church? Do you have eyes xD


And now some old screens - Electric-thermal power station in Łęg (part of Colbrow)  :P

(http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/4750/2aba9.jpg)

(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/4629/1acg2.jpg)

(http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/513/5ahy6.jpg)
Title: Re: Colbrow
Post by: paratol on October 13, 2008, 02:07:52 PM
Ferox, there are unfaithful men ON Galand :D

Oh! Why do you show new phoyos, when I write post? :P
Title: Re: Colbrow
Post by: Simpson on October 13, 2008, 02:10:57 PM
Absolutely splenid my friend,  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Colbrow
Post by: art128 on October 13, 2008, 02:15:00 PM
that's splendid my friend  &apls
Title: Re: Colbrow
Post by: south park on October 13, 2008, 02:35:16 PM
awesome work my friend ,when is your neighbour update ?!()stsfd()
Title: Re: Colbrow
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 14, 2008, 05:42:39 AM
paratol - because I want :P

Simpson, art128 -thanks a lot
south park - thanks. Are you saing about residential areas? They'll be soon  ;)

And now two screens from Colbrow Old Town - Market Square

 (http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/1206/121212ye6.jpg)

 (http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/1945/313131tr1.jpg)
Title: Re: Colbrow
Post by: art128 on October 14, 2008, 05:47:36 AM
the market street look nice  &apls :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Colbrow
Post by: Simpson on October 14, 2008, 05:55:24 AM
The night pic is really splendid  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Colbrow
Post by: paratol on October 14, 2008, 07:08:55 AM
Why does it look like Kraków's Market Square? :P
Title: Re: Colbrow
Post by: vester on October 14, 2008, 11:53:20 AM
My thought too. Kraków!!!


Very nice update. The square is a little to bare for my taste.
Title: Re: Colbrow
Post by: bat on October 14, 2008, 12:23:43 PM
Your Market Square is looking very nice there, nice work on it!

Looking forward to more... ;)
Title: Re: Colbrow
Post by: szymcar on October 15, 2008, 03:15:08 AM
"Colbrow" sounds funny  :D You could use orginal name "Kolbrów".

About city:

Nice and realistic, you have a great city center but it isn't the best I've ever seen :)

I wish you fast road to Best Sellers!
Title: Re: Colbrow
Post by: tooheys on October 15, 2008, 04:12:50 AM
4 very contrasting updates, nothing like a bit of variety to keep peeps interested.  :)

Really enjoyed the first update, especially the gentle slopes along the river. nicely done  :thumbsup:

Dave
Title: Re: Colbrow/Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 16, 2008, 12:24:55 PM
So replies

art128, Simpson - thanks
Paratol - try to solve :P
vester - thanks. If I know my playing SC I'll rebuild market square no one times else  :D
bat - thanks. Now, you have more below  ;)
szymcar - thanks. I invented english name, so... Oder Colbrau? xD
tooheys - thanks. So below is fifth, update, different from four previos :P

As I said: now small update from New Steel Mill District (Nowa Huta)

(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/1542/2axe6.jpg)
Os. Oświecenia (enlightenment's estate)

 (http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/7449/1azc8.jpg)
Os. Wysokie (high estate)

 (http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/5189/3aaq5.jpg)
view at neighbourhood under contruction
Title: Re: Colbrow/Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on October 16, 2008, 12:57:58 PM
great update  :thumbsup: nice ghetto  &apls :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Colbrow/Kolbrów
Post by: Sheep49 on October 16, 2008, 01:09:42 PM
Very nice & polish estate :P Only the roads are too good ;)
Title: Re: Colbrow/Kolbrów
Post by: Simpson on October 16, 2008, 02:12:44 PM
Absolutely splendid, great work  :o
Title: Re: Colbrow/Kolbrów
Post by: paratol on October 16, 2008, 03:28:57 PM
Kalbrau (or Kolbrau) I think it's german :P and english it can be Colbrow :P
it's perfect dresland :D
Title: Re: Colbrow/Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 17, 2008, 12:27:46 PM
Some old screens from two months ago.

Krypnicz Town, at Krypnickie Lake, the biggest lake in Galand. It's in Northergalish Lakeland, in Krypnicz Woods.

 (http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/9116/1aqg2.jpg)

 (http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/2011/2atg2.jpg)

 (http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/3145/3agz0.jpg)

 (http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/8941/4azc7.jpg)

 (http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/6530/5amp6.jpg)

 (http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/2158/6azi0.jpg)

 (http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/4816/7abj6.jpg)

 (http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/5420/8afz0.jpg)

 (http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/8826/9aeh1.jpg)

 (http://img383.imageshack.us/img383/6373/10avz7.jpg)

 (http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/6960/11aep7.jpg)

 (http://img383.imageshack.us/img383/302/12aem2.jpg)

Small panorama
(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/3341/mosaicvb9.th.jpg) (http://img183.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mosaicvb9.jpg)
Title: Re: Colbrow/Kolbrów
Post by: szarkoz on October 17, 2008, 12:34:45 PM
Great to see Kolbrów here. Good luck with it! And the updates are fantastic, as usual.
Title: Re: Colbrow/Kolbrów
Post by: shaylan221 on October 17, 2008, 01:07:30 PM
I honestly dislike  Dutch,German,etc. those types of resdiental housings, but they look good in your cty. ;D
Title: Re: Colbrow/Kolbrów
Post by: Dark_horse_spirit on October 17, 2008, 02:10:04 PM
I'm fortunate enough to live in a country where we aren't all packed in to city centers like Sardines. Untill I looked at this post the actual downtown wall to wall blocks never made much sense to me. I iget it now, Your pics of the town square are exellent, I hope to see more.

DHS
Title: Re: Colbrow/Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on October 17, 2008, 02:18:54 PM
great update here my friend  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Colbrow/Kolbrów
Post by: Sheep49 on October 17, 2008, 02:21:39 PM
Great one! I like how it is the total opposite of my building style :P

Really realistic, and looks like the nice Polish town :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Colbrow/Kolbrów
Post by: south park on October 18, 2008, 03:31:34 AM
great update again  , so realistic and i like your city and your ghetto !! :thumbsup:

i'd like to see more !! :)
Title: Re: Colbrow/Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 18, 2008, 06:09:17 AM
Some replies

art128 - It's first time I meet "ghetto" term for blocks estates  :D
Piotr - Thanks. Maybe too good, but SC is not very realistic :P
Simpson - Thanks a lot
Kuba - Like your home, does it? :P
szarkoz - thanks
shaylan221 - polish, not german ;D
DHS - well this "downtown" (But it isn't it. I understand you're saying about first update), as you said, aren't blocks, just tenements similar as others, also hostorical buildings, that you can see rather in whole Europe.
art128 - thanks
south park - As I said, first time i meet with ghetto term for blocks :P

Next update probbaly tommorow  ;)
Title: Re: Colbrow/Kolbrów
Post by: Simpson on October 18, 2008, 06:27:05 AM
This new update is really splendid, my friend
I'm looking forward to the next update
Title: Re: Colbrow/Kolbrów
Post by: papab2000 on October 18, 2008, 08:59:56 AM
Very nice update  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Colbrow/Kolbrów
Post by: south park on October 18, 2008, 01:33:39 PM
i hope your new update will be also beautiful thats your precedent !! :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 26, 2008, 11:50:24 AM
Now just one screen from Kurdwanów Estate. For full update you have to wait, because I must make some BATs for it :P

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/3421/kurdwanobatpu1.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: c-dodolez-man on October 26, 2008, 03:25:34 PM
I have to say I'm impressed. Definetly like it all, and good work on Swoszowice. Can't wait for more!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bat on October 30, 2008, 11:36:50 AM
That's a great new picture! And looking forward to the new update with your BATs! ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 30, 2008, 01:12:59 PM
c-dodolez-man - thanks, a lot  ;)
bat - thanks, but update with them will take a bit amount od time :D

Now some small thing. Plan of Kolbrow's tram network  ;)

(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/7302/tramwajyo3kf8.jpg)

Blue - existing lines
Gray - planned lines
On the plan are marked most important stops
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on November 03, 2008, 09:39:00 AM
And, as you can see below, I made something :P Stradom district, under Old Town.

 (http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/1828/74472246xn0.jpg)

 (http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/3111/32955155ie8.jpg)

 (http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/3884/75889766io3.jpg)


And photo from construction site of new tram line  ;)

 (http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/9712/73955660qi9.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on November 03, 2008, 09:57:45 AM
nice work on that tram line  :thumbsup: the construction site look good  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Youcefk69 on November 03, 2008, 10:04:54 AM
very beautiful city  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: ManuelR on November 03, 2008, 10:50:13 AM
I really love how you build your city. But I think it needs some more live, for example some more cars or streecars etc... ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Geronimo on November 03, 2008, 11:29:26 AM
Very nice! Great updates and good work so far, very Polish (..I guess, not that I been there but you never know...   ;) ) Your rural areas looks really interesting, not so usual but very nice! "Lovely" estates and your town square looks great, keep it up  :thumbsup:
Looking forward to your next update, and of course your BATs!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: XoX on November 03, 2008, 12:31:59 PM
very nice really!
just a little repetitive sometimes...
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Simpson on November 06, 2008, 01:30:00 PM
This is excelent, I love your city. THis is so réalistic
Fantastic work my friend  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: south park on November 06, 2008, 03:46:23 PM
excellent update my friend ,lovely city with w2w and I have hate to see more on the tram !! :thumbsup:

vincent
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Fatsuhono on November 06, 2008, 04:32:37 PM
Wow, I love it. Quite interesting a European cities, keep it up my friend! :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bat on November 07, 2008, 02:44:25 PM
Nice new set of images there and nice new update... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on November 08, 2008, 03:30:07 AM
art128, Youcefk69  -thanks
ManuelR - well, I plop it in abou 60%, because, if I zone, I must wait for something a long time and I must wait for the building I want. That's sometimes horrible :/
Geronimo - thanks. Very polish, maybe is, I base on Kraków often :P But for my BATs - it take a "small" amount of time :D
XoX - sometimes in fact, is visible recurrence, at most corners. I try to make it as less as possible
Simpson  - thanks
Fatsuhono - because it is based (but only overall) on European city :P
bat - thanks, next update will appeal you :P

Now, just one small screen :P Next maybe in Monday
(http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/6532/72569364ce5.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Simpson on November 08, 2008, 03:34:14 AM
Wow  :o absolutely fine picture, I love your city
The market looks very very good  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: XoX on November 08, 2008, 04:16:20 AM
beautiful pic! &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: sebes on November 08, 2008, 05:51:35 AM
I love what you are building here...  It's a very realistic looking East European city, and every aspect of it seems exactly how it's supposed to be. Quite an achievement!  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on November 08, 2008, 05:57:59 AM
Very nice picture my friend, your city is very well done  &apls the market is a very great touch for a really realistic town !  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Lilojame on November 19, 2008, 05:03:32 AM
Hi!
You have shown very nice work thus far.  &apls The city looks great.

Looking foward to see more!

Have a nice day,
Karin
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on November 20, 2008, 11:02:16 AM
Thanks, for all comments! Now a small teaser  ;)

(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/8885/ddadadsdsadaf2.jpg)

Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Simpson on November 20, 2008, 11:08:21 AM
Wow this teaser is really superb and so réalistic
Excelent work my friend
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: metarvo on November 20, 2008, 11:26:17 AM
I just thought I would pop in to see what's up.  So far, it looks very good, kbieniu7.  The fate of your previous MD is sort of sad, but I'm glad you've decided to give Kolbrów another chance. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on November 20, 2008, 11:44:22 AM
great work on that cemetery my friend  :thumbsup:
can't wait the full update  ;)
Arthur
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on November 23, 2008, 11:55:45 AM
Thanks for comments

metarvo, I hadn't previous city(in this year :P). The previous MD is about the same city, but strongly rebuild  ;)


And now area from teaser. Bronowice Cemetery, and areas near it  ;)

(http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/4647/37985669wm0.jpg)

 (http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/751/24328321qh6.jpg)

(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/3917/12495580xb9.jpg)

 (http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/9488/24848549ht6.jpg)

 (http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/2389/13493167vv4.jpg)

 (http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/3347/74018449er1.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on November 25, 2008, 03:45:02 PM
And a small teaser next time. Prokocz district :P

(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/8598/222cy7.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: M4346 on November 25, 2008, 03:55:09 PM
Wow! EPIC cemetery you have there!  &apls &apls
 :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Artur PL on November 25, 2008, 04:06:22 PM
Outstanding update. :) Everything looks so realistic!  :thumbsup: Good choice of content. ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on November 30, 2008, 06:34:21 AM
And the next teasing pic :P

(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/2379/beznazwy1zg0.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kwakelaar on November 30, 2008, 12:20:24 PM
You have done an excellent job of the w2w areas in your cities both the big and small ones.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bob56 on November 30, 2008, 12:30:49 PM
very nice. I love the parks and ave. GLR. However, I think the cemetery might be a little big. Most cities have several smaller ones. Overall, nice job. &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: paroch on November 30, 2008, 01:20:45 PM
Hi, it's my first visit to your MD and I have to say that I like it very much.

Your recent updates of the cemetary and nearby area is really good.  Did you create the cemetary lots yourself?  I do not recall seeing them before.

I like the residential tower blocks that have some green areas around them.  And of course the market place is looking really good there too!

Good luck with the next part of the development,

Paul
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: flyinbird93 on December 01, 2008, 11:28:54 AM
great work!  that teaser looks real good and realistic
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Q-Tips on December 02, 2008, 11:54:02 AM
Your MD is one of my favourites. Your pictures are nice and realistic looking. The use of the Polish BAT's are great and fits well together. I like your fraveyard and the church very well. You rural districts are also great.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 02, 2008, 02:52:47 PM
kwakelaar, flyinbird93 - thanks
bob56 - thanks. Well, I agree, maybe I made it to big a bit, but not much I think  ;)
Q-Tips - thanks, I'm gladto hear that  :)

And now update from rural area showed in the teaser. Part from more urban part next time :P

(http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/2804/52100750cu1.jpg)

 (http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/9118/15vd9.jpg)

 (http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/4607/63688349va0.jpg)

 (http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/258/30220800kj1.jpg)

 (http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/758/31643900zg6.jpg)

and small mosaic
(http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/8775/mozaikasy4.th.jpg) (http://img134.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mozaikasy4.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Fabian93 on December 02, 2008, 03:02:52 PM
That's a great looking rural area there  &apls
Keep it up
I especially like these small "towns" (?) don't know how to call it, which you can see on the mosaic  :thumbsup:

Oh and welcome to page 5 already
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: flyinbird93 on December 03, 2008, 10:02:17 AM
nice update!  those farms look great, really enjoyed your mosaic too thanks :)  cant wait for more!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Simpson on December 06, 2008, 04:16:06 AM
Wow this is perfect my friend as well, your city is looking fantastic
I love the region picture
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 06, 2008, 01:34:54 PM
Fabian, thanks. I think you could call it "village". But more there are single houses  :P
flyinbird93, Simpson - thanks


Small screen. Present from Santa for dead wall fans :P
(http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/7826/beznazwy2vs8.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: flyinbird93 on December 06, 2008, 01:57:50 PM
thanks for the present!  glad santa came early, that looks great :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: toxicpiano on December 06, 2008, 02:14:41 PM
oh wow! I really like your bats on sc4polska. good stuff here :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Feroxx on December 06, 2008, 02:25:10 PM
Ohh no, another depressing image. To bad :P
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on December 06, 2008, 02:26:27 PM
This is looking splendid, great work on these diagonal (and non diagonal) W2W.  :thumbsup:
The farms update is great too, I like what you make with these farms, really nicely done !  ;)
the update is great too, I like that giant cemetery around the city.  &apls And these block look cool.
Can't wait to see more !
Arthur
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 14, 2008, 12:41:31 PM
flyinbird93 - I don't know how in US, but in Poland we give presents on 6th December too as presents from Santa ;)
toxicpiano - thanks
Błażej - Your problem :P
art128 - thanks a lot  :)

And next single picture. New Still Mill District, Avenue of Friendship :P

(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/4445/52bigdv0.jpg)

Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Simpson on December 14, 2008, 01:55:46 PM
Wow  :o, my friend this teaser is really fantastic  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: blade2k5 on December 15, 2008, 11:47:47 PM
Simpson took the words right out of my mouth.....fabulous use of the w2w's....nice work, keep it up and I look forward to the next update :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: metarvo on December 16, 2008, 08:57:58 AM
New Still Mill District, Avenue of Friendship looks like it is full of activity, while the area shown in the pic before it seems a little quiet.  The contrast between these two different, yet similar areas is displayed very well in these two pics.  Keep up the good work, kbieniu7.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bat on December 20, 2008, 05:35:56 AM
That's a great picture there! It is looking beautiful...
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 29, 2008, 07:41:12 AM
And one screen for the overpast Christmas :P

(http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/6070/fsfsfsfis9.jpg)

Wiluń, Centre
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on December 30, 2008, 07:10:14 AM
That's just beautiful &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 31, 2008, 08:28:44 AM
And a small screen for New Year :P

(http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/6517/baza2rb0.th.jpg) (http://img110.imageshack.us/my.php?image=baza2rb0.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on December 31, 2008, 09:37:42 AM
Waow! :thumbsup:
And happy new year too! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bat on December 31, 2008, 12:23:37 PM
Nice to new images there!
And Happy New Year also from me...
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 07, 2009, 08:42:26 AM
Well, now some other-style update :P

 (http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/1159/rozkladaz6.jpg)
In table at left are stops on the route, at rigt are hours of departures on week-day, Saturdays and holidays
We are staying at stop in Pierwszów between gray blocks, and green meadow.We are waiting for our bus. Then it comes - old, dilapidated, blue articulated ikarus

http://www.youtube.com/v/jicJ47X6MAg&hl=pl&fs=1
Sorry for this blinking

Thanks for watching :P
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: RustyXL on January 07, 2009, 09:19:34 AM
That was a cool update. You make really good looking European cities. I wish I could make mine look as good as yours.

Where did you get those busses from? I like Ikarus busses even if they're old and dilapidated. :P
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: threestooges on January 07, 2009, 07:39:55 PM
Nice bus tour of the city. I like the pics you have been showing. Dense, and populated, and they look good. The video is also a very nice way to show off the area. I also like the bus schedule. Is that one you made up or is is from a real life source?
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: mitch on January 07, 2009, 08:01:03 PM
Nice Bus ride, though personally I prefer the train!
Cheers
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 08, 2009, 09:16:49 AM
Thanks for comments.
Ikarus is here (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=2210.msg213336#new), made by Olasz.
And schedule is fiction
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Olasz on January 08, 2009, 02:51:43 PM
We are waiting for our bus. Then it comes - old, dilapidated, blue articulated ikarus

Maintenance my friend, maintenance  :P (and some buckets of paint $%Grinno$%).
Great CJ. Especially like your power station and tram avenues
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: RickD on January 09, 2009, 09:20:34 AM
The video is great! I watched it two times. :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 27, 2009, 01:49:38 PM
And now small teaser. You forgot about me, didn't you? :P

(http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/4696/36991271xx4.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: urban on January 28, 2009, 02:41:13 PM
I like rural areas, I'm looking forward to what you has for us :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bat on January 31, 2009, 12:10:23 PM
Nice to see a new teaser here! And great work on that rural area of your region! Looks beautiful! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Simpson on January 31, 2009, 01:55:09 PM
Fantastic teaser my friend
I really love your fields. I'm looking forward to the next update

David
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Ennedi on February 04, 2009, 11:19:55 AM
Hello kbieniu,

I am really impressed! :thumbsup:
Post-communist blocks maybe look sad and boring, but there are much greenery around them (exactly as in many Polish cities!) and the whole area seems to be quite nice place to live :)
Your old downtown looks very good too, I especially like the market place showed by you a few updates ago  and tram avenues &apls
Your movie is very good! I must say that all areas observed in movement and slightly blurred (thanks to Youtube  :D) look even more realistic than showed on static pictures. This bus tour was very good idea!

I suppose you show your cities mainly on Simcity Polska, thank you for sharing your creations here too! :)

Adam
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on February 04, 2009, 12:43:19 PM
Fantastic teaser, I find this very realistic with fields &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on February 15, 2009, 05:00:41 AM
Well, thanks for whole comments.  :)
Now next update from Kleparz, and Krowodrza (part of Kolbrów, of course :P)


 (http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/4900/65827828ii6.jpg)

 (http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/7849/86157908ew6.jpg)

 (http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/2800/44855873un1.jpg)

 (http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/9343/76325388im9.jpg)

 (http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/8785/24421588ey8.jpg)

 (http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/6846/13068110oz2.jpg)
Sorry for those power lines. This small area was udner construction

 (http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/7097/68611458oo8.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Simpson on February 15, 2009, 06:28:52 AM
Hi!!
Fantastic update my friend, your city is really super.
I love the first picture  &apls. I'm looking forward to the next update
Take care,

David
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on February 15, 2009, 07:13:28 AM
Very realistic city, I particullary love your city center, which is very beautiful &apls &apls :o
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: nova vesfalo on February 15, 2009, 11:50:28 AM
Kolbrów IS AMAZING, I feel ashemed to have never paid a visit to your MD ! It's very eastern europe like ! And you BATs fit really great !!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on February 15, 2009, 02:41:49 PM
Wow -- That's looking very huge there my friend, excellent work with those W2W.  &apls
i really love the market place in the second picture, it looks very unique !  :thumbsup:

Arthur.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on February 24, 2009, 12:48:31 PM
Thanks for comments. I'm glad, you like it  ;)
Now few screens from Sendzimira Steel Mill. Maybe not beautiful and surroundings are'nt completed, but... :P

(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/7509/35559985ux5.jpg)

(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/24/99816101ko0.jpg)

(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/1931/12802221il1.jpg)

(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/233/24984528me6.jpg)

And region view. Jagged a lot :D
(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/8563/11522934lf7.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Battlecat on February 24, 2009, 03:43:53 PM
That is an awesome industrial facility!  So much detail already.  The coal piles are an excellent touch! 

Amazing work right across the board here, looking forward to seeing what else you've got coming!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bat on February 26, 2009, 12:13:20 PM
Your region overview looks fantastic! Nice development there!
Wonderful pictures of that region, too! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Simpson on February 26, 2009, 01:25:55 PM
Hi !
Incredible update, my friend. This industrie area is super and so réalistic  :thumbsup:
I'm looking forward to the next update.
Take care,

David
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: thundercrack83 on March 01, 2009, 05:51:01 AM
Congrats, kbieniu7!

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o134/thundercrack83/OSITM/2009-03-Kolbrow.jpg)

- The Staff
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bat on March 01, 2009, 08:04:53 AM
Congrats for this award, kbieniu7! Looking forward to the updates in March.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on March 01, 2009, 08:18:57 AM
Congratulation  kbieniu7 on this award my friend.  &apls &apls
looking forward to the first update of your OSITM..  ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Jmouse on March 01, 2009, 06:38:44 PM
Congratulations, kbieniu7, and welcome to OSITM. You have an interesting approach to city planning and building which makes this MD well worth watching.

Later...
Joan
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on March 02, 2009, 08:04:20 AM
What a honour... :D
Well, thanks all for nice words 

On that opportunity small update from Kolbrow's city centre  ;)

(http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/4623/97294378.jpg)

 (http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/6273/56972314.jpg)

 (http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/5877/97153819.jpg)

 (http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/1148/52331319.jpg)

 (http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/4650/26070864.jpg)

 (http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/1843/49187169.jpg)
 
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: rooker1 on March 02, 2009, 08:16:24 AM
kbieniu7,
 Congrats on your move to OSITM.
Very nice update.  I like your use of the GLR and rail.  I esspecially like the third picture.
I look forward to your next update and can't wait to see what you have special this month for us.
Robin  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on March 02, 2009, 09:41:12 AM
Kolbrów city center looks very wonderful my friend even more with all these open grass areas.
The tram line is really great, very nicely done.
Great work on that train track, That doesn't look messy there.

Arthur.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: ElPodol on March 02, 2009, 10:02:26 AM
Beautiful city cool details,  &apls
Congratulations OSITM you deserved  :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bat on March 02, 2009, 12:38:18 PM
Nice first pictures in this special month! Looking forward to more... ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: mattb325 on March 02, 2009, 04:23:50 PM
Hi kbieniu7,

Your city has a great feel to it - I love the tram lines, the scale of the W2W buildings and the open grassy areas by the river. Can I ask about the retaining walls on the riverbank? Are they the Marrast set? If so you have used them in a way I have not seen, but I really like it - it is very realistic &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Battlecat on March 03, 2009, 12:14:10 PM
Congratulations on your selection for OSITM!  You're certainly earned it, that waterfront is gorgeous! 
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on March 03, 2009, 01:29:59 PM
Thank you all, for those words, and comments. I'm glad you like it  ;)

About the banks - They are marrast's walls, with small relot by me

Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: RickD on March 05, 2009, 07:55:47 AM
I, too like the waterfront. Very realistic.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on March 08, 2009, 01:57:14 PM
One small night screen. In the nearest future I'll make an update :P

(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/230/1aaejn.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Battlecat on March 09, 2009, 10:37:20 AM
Beautiful night shot there.  Looking forward to your next full update!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bat on March 09, 2009, 11:07:39 AM
That's a really wonderful night shot there! Beautiful work on that ciy!!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on March 10, 2009, 11:55:39 AM
So, we are in the same place as two months ago. It's sunny and winy. Then comes here... you know what :P

 (http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/474/rozkladaz6666.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/v/jarYKUu-sm4&hl=pl&fs=1

Below are examples of tickets, you have to validate.

 (http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/3831/biletv.jpg)

 (http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/991/biletaglo.jpg)

For trips thanks MPK Kolbrów (municipal transport company)  ;)



Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bat on March 11, 2009, 07:17:03 AM
Nice bus tour there! And great video of it! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Simpson on March 11, 2009, 08:02:01 AM
Hi !
Congratulation for the OSITM-Award, you deserve it  :thumbsup:
The general night picture is incredible  :o :o. The video is superb, amazing work on it  &apls
I'm looking forward to the next update my friend

Take care,

David
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on March 15, 2009, 07:06:49 AM
Excellent city, it's still beautiful! &apls
And Poland has not Euro? ??? Because I see you use the Zloty for the money on your tickets ()what()
That doesn't matter, it's beautiful :thumbsup:

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on March 17, 2009, 11:13:40 AM
bat  -thanks!
Simpson -thank you, very much  :)
Sciurus  - thanks! Poland still has Zloty. The sooner euro will be in 2012  :P

Now back to Krowodrza, that we left some time ago.

Older part of Krowodrza
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/5927/47831356.jpg)

 (http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/6130/93171896.jpg)

Krowodrza Górka and fast tram line
 (http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/249/60252158.jpg)

Azory 40 years ago
 (http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/4323/azorydawniej.jpg)

And Azory today:P
 (http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/6858/45915364.jpg)

 (http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/5913/21376006.jpg)

For the end, view for whole district Krowodrza
 (http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/7062/allsfsfdsf.jpg)

Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bat on March 17, 2009, 12:29:10 PM
Nice views of Krowodrza! It's a beautiful district! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Simpson on March 17, 2009, 02:47:06 PM
Fantastic update my friend, as well !!  &apls
The first picture is incredible  :thumbsup: nice fields !

I'm looking forward to the next update
Take care,
David  :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Battlecat on March 24, 2009, 12:35:07 PM
Cool!  Looks like a nice area to live with all that open green space! 
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on March 30, 2009, 08:47:31 AM
bat - thanks
Simpson - thanks
Battlecat - thanks
What could I answwer more? :D

Now the last update in this month. We are in the same area, that last time, but there is more...rural  ;D

(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/918/67414899.jpg)

 (http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/5628/aaated.jpg)

 (http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/6748/99992293.jpg)

 (http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/8530/64206170.jpg)

 (http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/6821/70924431.jpg)

Thanks to all, for watching in March  :) Enjoy!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on March 30, 2009, 11:04:36 AM
Wow - That rural are looks very splendid my friend, I like the disposition of the fields.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: danielcote on April 03, 2009, 08:41:11 AM
Thats a nice rural comunity youve got going on!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bat on April 08, 2009, 01:37:50 PM
5 fantastic pictures of that rural part of your city! Nice work, kbieniu7! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on April 10, 2009, 11:27:16 AM
The urbanization is very polish. Congratulations, I LOVE those little countries, which remind me the french country &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:

PS: Could you tell me, please, where you found the fields between the houses ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Simpson on April 10, 2009, 03:58:13 PM
Wow, I'm, as well, a fan of your rural areas my friend. This is looking incredible.
Bravo  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: sebes on April 11, 2009, 04:44:17 AM
This is a gorgeous looking rural area!  The fields and the choise of trees that you made make me feel very comfortable  :satisfied:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on May 02, 2009, 04:09:16 AM
Ehmm... Sorry for that long time, I wasn't posting anything. Do you still remember me?  :D
Thanks for comments. Sciurius, I don't know, that you still looking for those fields, but they are on the LEX  ;D

Two screens from Old Town to remind :P

 (http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/4395/66447787.jpg)

 (http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/2003/56729138.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: TopCliff on May 02, 2009, 11:16:05 AM
Those shots of the Old Town look great dude. The series of parks you've created blend perfectly into the urban weave, and your selection of buildings is top notch. Keep it coming!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: pete3d on May 03, 2009, 05:27:42 AM
nice city...
nice landscape...

i really like the city park!

-pete-
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Feroxx on May 03, 2009, 05:40:33 AM
Not bad, I can say even - really nice :P
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on May 03, 2009, 09:37:15 AM
This is very beauitful, I love Kolbrow!!

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on May 05, 2009, 12:53:34 AM
Two wonderful pictures there my friend, that bike path - or walkway - is looking excellent. Also, nice job with the little plaza on the second shot. The W2W development is perfectly realistic.
Looking forward to more.

Take Care,
-Arthur.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on May 05, 2009, 04:23:08 AM
Leo -Thanks. Those parks surround whole Old Town, like in Kraków
pete - thanks
Błażej - thanks :P
Guillaume - thank tou very much  :)
Arthur - Thanks. This square is smaller market square, but now it's more a recreative area  ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: sebes on May 08, 2009, 05:16:04 AM
Hey - glad to see another Kolbrów update. It looks very nice... again... as usual!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bat on May 14, 2009, 06:42:43 AM
Great two pictures from your Old Town! It looks nice! Looking forward to a new update.... ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on May 23, 2009, 01:53:57 PM
First time on your screens! :P Patowice - one of bigger cities in Galand, indistrial-minig capital. With four smaller cities it creates conurbation.

Not much, but enjoy!  ;)

(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/6898/48838194.jpg)

 (http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/6659/73452015.jpg)

 (http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/4822/42221779.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Ennedi on May 23, 2009, 01:59:53 PM
Very nice settlement kbieniu!  :thumbsup: Seriously, very good and realistic planning  :thumbsup:

It would be good to add some small commercials between blocks, a few kiosks (this one from Simcity Polska is perfect!) and maybe a supermarket - Tesco or something similar? Such buildings are characteristic for socialist settlements in their current state  :)

Adam
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bat on May 24, 2009, 12:44:47 PM
Nice first views of Patowice! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Battlecat on May 26, 2009, 02:09:38 PM
I've missed three excellent updates here!  Nice start on the latest one!  The tightly packed apartments along the railway creates an interesting effect!  That's also an interesting farming style, looks quite neat.  We've got some farms right here in the city I work for that are just as tightly packed. 

Looking forward to seeing more!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: antimonycat on May 28, 2009, 12:00:51 AM
Splendid work! I've looked through your MD again and some of the screens have a very unique style, especially the ones where the urban areas meet the rural.  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on June 25, 2009, 02:34:26 PM
Well, sorry fot my...delay  :D Thank you very much, for comments.
Now I hadn't much to update, so I could only show you few hotels in Kolbrow. I hope you enjoy  ;)

(http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/2526/galicja1.jpg)
Galicja*****

(http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/5530/kolbrus1.jpg)
Kolbrus**

(http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/8526/grmada1.jpg)
Gromada***
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on July 15, 2009, 11:47:56 AM
Now we are out of Kolbrów, but not far. Does name "Mistrzyce" says something to you? I think not. Today you will see International Airport Kolbrów-Mistrzyce, to the north from the city. The biggest and at the time only airport in Galand :P

Main Terminal
(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/4624/95205063.jpg)

(http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/4118/kolbair.jpg)

(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/7753/75362785.jpg)

(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/8357/36329969.jpg)

Cargo Terminal
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/900/57540871.jpg)

(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/5494/51599490.jpg)

(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/8792/59151182.jpg)

And small mosaic
(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/8128/panog.th.jpg) (http://img219.imageshack.us/i/panog.jpg/)

Enjoy ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: PieEetrek15 on July 16, 2009, 01:10:49 PM
It's nice udapte :) Cool Airport  :thumbsup: I like your job  ^^
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Gwail on July 16, 2009, 01:22:03 PM
Very nice airport, kbieniu, I like the terminal building  :thumbsup:.

And you haven't messed up too much with the touchdown zone markings on the runway, too ;)!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on July 19, 2009, 06:56:52 AM
It's nice, very ice, I like the airport, but there's nobody :D Kolbrow isn't a touristic destination as I can see $%Grinno$%

Guillaume
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Nexis4Jersey on July 19, 2009, 05:56:28 PM
Nice Rural Airport  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on July 20, 2009, 02:02:53 PM
Pietrek - thanks
Gwail - thanks too :D
Guillaume - Thanks. Well, Kolbrów IS supposed to be a touristic destination. Now it's... Sunday, maybe  :D
Nexis4Jersey   - Who will next say it's a local airport?  ;D
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Tomas Neto on July 21, 2009, 08:01:30 PM
Very nice airport, great update!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on July 26, 2009, 08:58:07 AM
Tomas - thanks

Now some small update, but from the city. Part of Wola Wirtowska, fraction of Dębniki, and half of Pierwszów  ;D

From the river
(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/9440/31422352.jpg)

(http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/7194/31106230.jpg)

Dębniki Estate and SSK offices (Slavian Railways Company)
(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/8741/56869641.jpg)

 Praska st.- Tatry st./Kasperskiego st. Intersection. On right Pierwszów
(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/630/47507303.jpg)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on August 26, 2009, 09:20:09 AM
No replies? :( Now just one screen-teaser for remember. Sorry, just it, I wasn't playing sc so much.

(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/1658/tizer.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: _maciex_ on August 26, 2009, 09:22:46 AM
Very nice pictures ;) As always :P
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Yan077 on August 26, 2009, 09:26:29 AM
very nice recreation of the atmosphere of an eastern european city, very good job my friend  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Battlecat on August 26, 2009, 10:30:48 AM
Great work as always!  I'm liking the way you've got those blocks of apartment set up surrounding the entire block!  It looks very realistic. 
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Bobbi on August 26, 2009, 10:47:24 AM
A good sight of a city in Poland. &apls

Bobbi :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Tomas Neto on August 26, 2009, 06:39:31 PM
Nice update my friend!!!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Nexis4Jersey on August 27, 2009, 07:18:45 AM
Great Trams in the Road & W2W &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on August 30, 2009, 12:40:20 PM
Maciek - as always: thanks :P
Yan077 - thank you very much, I'm glad you like this atmosphere  :)
Battlecat - thanks. I' glad you like it too  ;)
Bobbi - thanks
Tomas Neto - thanks
Nexis4Jersey - thanks
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on September 05, 2009, 01:10:28 PM
So, time for update.

This area in the city centre, near Old Town is called Piasek. You can

Slavian square and Karmelicka St
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/3492/18109752.jpg)

(http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/5571/47890024.jpg)

(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/3523/98699005.jpg)

(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/5691/50129412.jpg)

(http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/9185/96807128.jpg)

View from far
(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/1668/40746233.jpg)

Enjoy  ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Fabian93 on September 05, 2009, 01:31:31 PM
Looking wonderful  &apls!
I really love your W2W blocks, great work  ;)

Fabian
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Glowbal on September 05, 2009, 02:30:24 PM
I love it!  ;) Just briliant..
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on September 13, 2009, 05:01:20 AM
Thanks, guys  ;)
Now next small update - the newest region view

(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1492/mapppap.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Nardo69 on September 13, 2009, 06:36:36 AM
I haven't been here way too long my friend - and I surely missed quite some superb european style quarters. I haven't been to a lot of East European towns (in Ploand I only know Warsaw airport and Torun) but lived for 7 months in Budapest - and you really caught that style!

Take care my friend!

Bernhard  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: jimbo_jj on September 13, 2009, 09:05:56 AM
You've done some nice work here! I love all those diagonal corridors, they help keep the road network interesting. Exactly what I'd expect a Polish city to look like (I'm sure you were going for that effect ;D). Excellent work! :thumbsup:

-James
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on September 13, 2009, 10:20:47 AM
Very very nice, but one thing: the region overview remind me Warsaw $%Grinno$%

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Battlecat on September 14, 2009, 10:35:30 AM
Coming along very nicely!  I love the way the town looks with those building constructed properly along the diagonal road sections! 
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on September 15, 2009, 04:29:54 PM
Nardo69 - Well, Toruń and Warszawa, where you have been are quite different cities, as you have probably seen :D Kraków (I'm basing on it, building Kolbrów) is much different from them too. And thanks for comment :)
jimbo_jj - Of course I was :D Thank you very much!
Guillaume - Warsaw? Eek, no Warsaw! :D It's much different city, from Kraków (I said, I base on it), and I didn't want to put here warsaw's style :D But thanks for your reflection :D
Battlecat -Thank yo uvery much!

Now we arrived at Ponidzie - the region to the north from Kolbrów. Exactly it's town called Wirtlica (very small town), with old historic church, laying by Nida river (wich is region name from). I hope you'll enjoy :)

(http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/6535/60310434.jpg)

(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/6813/41257495.jpg)

(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/7701/65783851.jpg)

(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/9896/91069767.jpg)

(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/5412/66292720.jpg)

(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/5707/43385995.jpg)

(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/4453/78924600.jpg)

And view for this part of country
(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/2637/regio.jpg)

Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Glowbal on September 15, 2009, 04:44:57 PM
Very awesome town! Nicely done.

Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: jmyers2043 on September 15, 2009, 10:25:41 PM
Hello Kolbrów

These are very nice rural pictures. The first two are the best. The chruch fits into the scene of the nice small town. In fact, everything fits together nicely.You've got a great plug-ins folder. . The fourth picutre down is a close up of a cross roads. I make cross roads and set a few homes at the intersections my cities too. The diagonal field in that fifth picture caught my eye ... and has me wondering ...  ???   

I enjoyed looking at the update.

All the best - Jim Myers

Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Tomas Neto on September 16, 2009, 03:12:19 PM
Wow, my friend!!! Very nice rural area!!!  &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 16, 2009, 12:59:33 PM
Sorry, for not updating. Next time not playing simcity, much enough, to make a full update  ;)
Fast repiles:
Glowbal - thanks
jmyers - Thank You very much! I'm glad, you enjoy it! Those diagonal fields I have made by my own in LE.
Tomas Neto -thanks!

And now one small screen (which time it is?)  :D

(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/5488/gggs.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: woodb3kmaster on October 17, 2009, 01:34:46 AM
Looking good as usual, kbieniu! Your apartment blocks are always in such nice settings. Might I ask what the buildings in the upper-left corner are and where I might get them?
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Earth quake on October 17, 2009, 03:30:38 AM
Nice update.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Bobbi on October 18, 2009, 11:29:53 PM
Very good. Those apartments are good. &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Tomas Neto on October 19, 2009, 11:04:51 AM
Wow, my friend, very nice update!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Battlecat on October 19, 2009, 12:26:50 PM
Nice pair of updates!  I love that little town with the church!  It looks fantastic!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 20, 2009, 11:48:16 AM
woodb3kmaster - Thank you very much. :) These are avalible at SimCityPolska ->http://simcitypolska.pl/download.php?view.319
Earth quake - Thanks
Bobbi - Thanks
Tomas Neto - Thanks
Battlecat - Thanks. I'm glad, that you like them :)

Update will be... hmm... well, I'm afraid not quickly
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: danielcote on October 20, 2009, 05:08:39 PM
Nice small town! looks like south east russia.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 29, 2009, 02:42:42 PM
danielcote - South East Russia? Well, I did'nt expect, it could looks like Sibirien :D But thanks!

And now...hmm... update, no-update? Take a look by yourself  ;)

(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/6873/gk29112009ang.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Earth quake on October 29, 2009, 02:44:44 PM
Nice newspaper. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on October 30, 2009, 05:39:54 AM
Oh, I missed some updates there.. ::) But your latest are so beautiful &apls
Nice newspaper, as it's written in polish in right $%Grinno$%
I've got some polish origin, and my father went to Polska in 1975, when it was soviet...

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Bobbi on October 30, 2009, 06:03:21 AM
Nice newspaper, and maybe this is a English section ::)

@Guillaume,
Unbelievable ???
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on October 30, 2009, 06:09:40 AM
Just if you don't see it, not the whole newspaper is written in Polish, look at the central article...
Excellent newspaper page there my friend, nice work. The works you're doing on Pawia street looks good. Can't wait to see them finished.
Take care,
-Arthur.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 30, 2009, 12:25:59 PM
Earth quake - Thanks!
Guillaume - Thank you very much! Yeah, it's written i Polish on right side :D Poland had changed very much since 1975, but sometimes (lucky, now it's practicly not seen) we could think that somebody (in offices) has still mentality from those times.
Bobbi & art128 - Thanks! This newspaper firstly was in Polish. The topic of newspaper-update was only main article (about building tram line). I didn't translate the rest, because it was late  :D Below I wrote translation of the right side. And you will see this finished, don't worry  ;)

DAGABURG: Yesterday Cancellor Zachary Ehrmann had officially resign from his post. Most probably BPD party will choose a new candidatefor a cancellor.
PYTHIA: Riots in capital of Pythia still persist. Yesterday government began “Red Alert” Plan and sent 1000 police officers to anxious disctricts. Today Green City will send 200 as part of the mutual assistance.
SPORT: Today Wirta Kolbrów will meet MKS Kudwin in a friendly. It would be mainly match of both teams juniors.
[advertisement]SSK; Kolbrów – Polbrań; InterCity for 29zł!; Amount of promotional tickets is limited.


Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Tomas Neto on October 30, 2009, 08:26:28 PM
Nice newspaper guy!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on November 11, 2009, 12:10:53 PM
Hey! Now time for smaller update!

(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/7509/dasdasdd.jpg)

Today, we will take a look at bus depot in Prokocz. The biggest in Kolbrow, with 226 buses, mainly riding on Prokocz's and Pierwszów lines. Here comes ikarus at line 182 from :D This depot contains:

Solaris U18..........35 (PU)
Jelcz 181MB.........42 (PJ)
Ikarus 280............5 (PK)
Scania 113 CLL..144 (PS)

And this is the depot. Part of buses have gone to the lines  ;)

(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/8027/beznazwy4p.jpg)

(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/1932/beznazwy5l.jpg)

Ikarus going to the line :P
(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/5539/zajik1.jpg)

And overview:
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/9067/beznazwy6t.jpg)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on November 11, 2009, 12:49:18 PM
This is very nice! &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: io_bg on November 11, 2009, 12:55:55 PM
Really nice work! But where did you get those bus garages? I've always wanted to do something like your depot!
edit: never mind, I found them on SCPolska  :P I should check this site more frequently :D
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Tomas Neto on November 11, 2009, 01:04:58 PM
Fantastic! Great work!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Nardo69 on November 11, 2009, 01:15:48 PM
Years ago I had a bus depot as a lot in my plugin folder. Used it once or twice.  No wonder, yours is no match for that small old lot!  $%Grinno$%

Great work, as always I would like to say! ;)

Take care my friend


Bernhard  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Earth quake on November 11, 2009, 02:08:26 PM
Excellent work. &apls
The bus depot is just splendid, nice work at the lot-editor.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Bobbi on November 11, 2009, 10:34:55 PM
Fantastic work! &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Battlecat on November 12, 2009, 10:42:40 AM
Nice job on that bus depot! 
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: metasmurf on November 12, 2009, 11:01:47 AM
Nice one. Very realistic  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 06, 2009, 02:34:44 PM
Thanks guys for nice comments! No one small teaser, for remind. Maybe something will go from it :P

(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/2764/jajoq.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Battlecat on December 07, 2009, 10:38:17 AM
That looks suspiciously like a bit of modification to that grassy GLR line.  The trees and hedges looks very nice, I'd love to hear how you put that together!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: swashbuckler on December 07, 2009, 10:54:15 AM
I just love w2w buildings.  $%Grinno$%
Great work.  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Tomas Neto on December 07, 2009, 04:22:31 PM
Yeah, very nice teaser!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: calibanX on December 07, 2009, 07:38:41 PM
Very nice GLR line there. Nice teaser.

Geoff
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Gilikov1994 on December 09, 2009, 11:25:56 AM
Bardzo dorbze! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 13, 2009, 08:53:41 AM
Battlecat - Thanks! This is just lot, but now I have problem with autaomata, I'm looking at it right now.
swashbuckler - Thank you very much!
Tomas Neto - Thanks!
calibanX - Thanks!
Gilikov - Dziękuję  ;)

So... Update isn't in a straight line from teaser :D But I hope you'll like it. Today we will see four places in Kolbrów, at each season. Enjoy!  ;)

(http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/1635/seasonswiosna1.jpg)

(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/1903/seasonslato1.jpg)

(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/4840/seasonsjesien1.jpg)

(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/863/seasonszima2.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Bobbi on December 13, 2009, 09:18:03 AM
Nice update! &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Ennedi on December 13, 2009, 02:30:10 PM
I like all four pictures very much!  &apls

- I like the greenery on the plaza and the backyard - it looks very good with 2w2 houses and it is also very realistic. There are many similar plazas in European cities, and I was often surprised finding green and lovely spaces behind grey w2w homes, it happened to me both in Cracow and in London  :)
- The tram line and the waterfront on the second picture are excellent! Very good work  :)
- I love the main market plaza in autumn colors! excellent composition and very good photoshopping  :thumbsup:
- The fourth, winter picture is very nice too, it has a charming winter climate, you can almost feel Christmas are coming...  :)

Very good Kamil!

Adam
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kwakelaar on December 13, 2009, 03:35:03 PM
A very beautiful update. I really like the autumn picture from the town square and what a busy square it is.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: calibanX on December 13, 2009, 09:15:17 PM
Beautiful plaza and excellent night shot with the Christmas lights. Very nice update.

Geoff
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: amapper on December 13, 2009, 10:16:56 PM
I love the way you have arainged the wall to wall buildings in the city. You have a great variety and have placed them to hide any duplicates. Very nice work.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Battlecat on December 14, 2009, 10:46:45 AM
Wonderful seasonal update!  You do great work with your wall to wall buildings and those parks look great as well! 
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Tomas Neto on December 14, 2009, 11:01:21 AM
Yeah my friend, very nice update!!!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: KoV Liberty on December 14, 2009, 08:47:18 PM
Love that last pic! Reminds me of Moscow...
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: metasmurf on December 14, 2009, 09:41:56 PM
Quality stuff for sure! Infact, I can't find anything that I don't like which is quite rare  ::) My only suggestion would be to mixing the w2w area up with some diagonal parts here and there.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: scott1964 on December 15, 2009, 12:27:55 AM
Looks good  :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on December 15, 2009, 08:06:00 AM
Waow! I love this update!
I really like the pic where we see the building "alone" on the market place, I find it wonderful, with its autumn colours &apls
So, I'm impatient to see your next update Kamil! &hlp

Do widzenia, Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Ennedi on December 15, 2009, 11:01:15 AM
(...)
I really like the pic where we see the building "alone" on the market place, I find it wonderful, with its autumn colours &apls
(...)

This building in the center of the market place is a recreation of the real building from the Main Market Place in Cracow, Poland. It is an ancient market building, it is called "Sukiennice" from a name of the thick fabric ("sukno") very popular in Middle Ages. This buildings is one of the most famous Cracow landmarks  :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 15, 2009, 11:28:51 AM
Oh, I see, you were interested with this update so much. I don't remember so big amount of comments  :D

Bobbi - Thanks
calibanX  - Thanks
Adam - Thanks a lot! As you (probably) know, I'm inspired with Kraków, while building in SC4. And thanks for explanation   ;)
kwakelaar - Thanks. Yes, it's busy, because it's the main square, and touristic "center" of city
calibanX - Thanks
amapper - Thanks. Sometimes I must put duplicates relative near each other (especially with 1x1 lots), but I'm trying to avoid it.
Battlecat - There are a lot of parks in Kolbrów, I'm glad you like them!
Tomas Neto - Thanks!
Driftmaster - Well, Moscow wasn't my inspiration. But thanks too!  ;)
metasmurf - Yes, in those pictures is lack of diagonals, but few tiles under area captured in the first screen is some diagonals streets  ;)
scott1964 - Thanks
Guillaume - Merci, Mon Ami! As Adam said, it's the real building from Kraków's Main Market square.

Next update probably from Cemetery, or Nowa Huta (socialist district), but it could change  ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Nardo69 on December 15, 2009, 05:07:02 PM
Nice teaser. :)

I like the change of texture in the GLR line. And that small river shore - simple as it is - is one of the best river shores I ever saw in a MD/CJ!

Take care my friend and don't forget to make backups!

Bernhard  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on December 16, 2009, 02:25:55 AM
Ah? I didn't know for the BAT, so it's very good used in this case! :thumbsup:
For next update, I hope to see the social district! ;)

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 31, 2009, 12:51:57 PM
Nardo - Thanks, I'm making backups, so I won't loose it :D
Guillaume - Well, not this socialist district, but in next uptade blocks will be too :D

Today small teaser, last picture in this year :P
(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/9479/beznazwy1rf.jpg)
Happy New Year!  ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on January 01, 2010, 04:35:20 AM
Waow, this is just wonderful!!! And I wish you a happy new year! :thumbsup:

Guillaume.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Nexis4Jersey on January 01, 2010, 05:06:25 AM
Nice Teaser & Happy New Year :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 02, 2010, 10:39:20 AM
You probably didn't report it, but Kolbrów is two years old! For this case three screens from "previous Kolbrow". Thank you for staying during this time, and whole comments  ;)

(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/5351/wewewewej.jpg)

(http://images26.fotosik.pl/156/9c148c7f0904eab1med.jpg)

(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/4057/dsadasdasdq.jpg)

But now, you probably want to see something from today :P Bronowice Nowe, Estate near modern district, build in 60's

Avenues and small square
(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/9632/39359261.jpg)

Królewska street and Biprostal
(http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/7797/26646423.jpg)

(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/6268/24832057.jpg)

(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/297/31788480.jpg)

This part is Bronowice Wielkie. We can see something from old Bronowice Wielkie
(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/2772/50938724.jpg)

(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/4811/75478278.jpg)

Bronowice Nowe in overview
(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/7962/33724335.jpg)

And Bronowice Wielkie with small part of military unit
(http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/1793/68847776.jpg)

And, to the next year :P
 
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Battlecat on January 02, 2010, 10:32:17 PM
Two years!   &apls  Here's to many more!

Very nice update as always, I really like how green your latest update is!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on January 03, 2010, 05:55:05 AM
I love, I love and I love!! This is very green, and I like when cities are green, it's nice to watch &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Bobbi on January 03, 2010, 07:45:31 AM
2 years... ::) And it looks very comfortable. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bat on January 04, 2010, 01:06:43 PM
Great start for 2010 there!!! :thumbsup: And the other pictures of 2009 are also fantastic! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Tomas Neto on January 06, 2010, 04:52:50 PM
Congrats by this two years!!! Very nice update!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on January 08, 2010, 11:48:36 AM
Already two years, looks like the time is passing quite fast !  ::)
The first screens of Kolbrów were already looking good, and let said "this city is going to be awesome !".. And that's the true ! The last shots are looking really nice, I'm always kind of your block estates.

Take care,
-Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 10, 2010, 04:14:36 AM
Thanks a lot guys  ;) I hope for next two years with building Kolbrów  :D

Now small teaser, we are going out the city

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/9393/49373036.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: sumwonyuno on January 10, 2010, 04:20:50 AM
Those are some beautiful small farms in that teaser!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on January 10, 2010, 04:27:01 AM
This is wonder-wonderful!!! &apls &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bat on January 10, 2010, 12:23:18 PM
That image looks really nice! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Battlecat on January 11, 2010, 12:06:50 PM
Very nice looking farming community! 
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Tomas Neto on January 12, 2010, 02:14:38 PM
Great teaser, very nice farms!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 20, 2010, 09:38:17 AM
Trail of the Falcon's Nest  - Zakamczyce

Today we will visit small town on the West from Kolbrów. It has 1000 citizens, and it's known from castle ruins on the nearby hill. It is a part of the Trail of the Falcon's Nest -  line of castles from the middle Beskidzie (region) to Siesławice. Trail was build in XIV century in order to prevent nearby in those days)border. But more of objects become ruins during the ceturies.

(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/584/72683236.jpg)
Zakamczyce market

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/9393/49373036.jpg)

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/8148/30843853.jpg)

(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/566/68362032.jpg)
Castle

(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/5240/64008413.jpg)

(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/8550/89077281.jpg)

(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/6867/38936979.jpg)

And further view, now during the day :P
(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/3914/panok.jpg)

Enjoy ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Nardo69 on January 20, 2010, 09:58:47 AM
Congratulations on the 2nd anniversary! (and I hope there will be more than only 2 years of Kolbrow!)

Great work with the 60ies highrises, love the green environment of them! And these small acres in the last update do look marvellous! Especially the last update reminded me of the landscape I saw during my business trips some years ago from Warsaw to Torun!

Take care my friend!


Bernhard  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on January 20, 2010, 10:47:11 AM
This is really wonderful, I just love!! &apls &apls
But I always wondered me how did you make to have fields without main farm ()what()

Guillaume
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Battlecat on January 20, 2010, 11:11:40 AM
Wonderful update!  That's a beautiful rural scene, and the castle is a great touch! 

Where did you find those lovely smooth dirt tracks that lead up to the castle?  I don't recognize those ones, but they look very nice indeed! 
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Tomas Neto on January 20, 2010, 12:38:01 PM
Fantastic rural area!!! Awesome!!!  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kwakelaar on January 23, 2010, 04:28:54 AM
A very nice update from Zakamczyce, your combination of buildings for this village is good, making it look what I imagine a small Polish town would look like.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 26, 2010, 11:46:58 AM
Time for replies. Next update probably from Kolbrów city centre ;)
Bernhard - Thank you very much! I'm glad that someone see some polish character in my region.  :)
Guillaume - Thank you! I just use plopable farm fields (they are as parks). Or just create a big farm zone, and demolish  part of it with main building :P
Battlecat - Thank you! As I have said you, those paths are availble at SimCityPolska
Tomas Neto - Thanks.
kwakelaar - Thanks. In bigger towns  you could see also blocks sometimes :D
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: mightygoose on January 26, 2010, 04:26:51 PM
fantastic farming and i agree the castle is a nice touch. my only concern is that the fields are very regular in shape and size.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on January 27, 2010, 08:16:22 AM
Thanks for the answer ;)

Guillaume.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 27, 2010, 03:31:51 PM
Mightygoose, thanks. Maybe they are so regular, but I'm basing on small, mostly rectangle-shaped fields, which are in middle and southern Poland.  :)
http://wikimapia.org/#lat=50.1431911&lon=20.0453925&z=16&l=28&m=b
Sciurus, please  ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: sumwonyuno on January 28, 2010, 04:18:05 PM
Wow!  That zoomed out view of Galicja is awesome!  :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on February 24, 2010, 02:05:44 PM
Somethig for remind. Sorry for no update during a month.
Small comparison how it changes in Kolbrow. Well it's more something like "Find 10 differences" :D

(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/4387/111ku.jpg)

(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/4007/222ha.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Battlecat on February 24, 2010, 02:59:45 PM
Cool mix of changes here, I like the custom work you did on that roundabout!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: io_bg on February 24, 2010, 03:19:52 PM
Nice changes and great glr layout! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: ecoba on February 24, 2010, 06:25:59 PM
I also am enjoying the changes you made on this roundabout. I am also sorry I have never commented here before, you have a wonderful MD.

Ethan
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Tomas Neto on February 24, 2010, 07:12:59 PM
Another nice update!!! Great!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on February 25, 2010, 06:06:24 AM
Great work on this place! &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kelis on February 25, 2010, 04:33:54 PM
Fantastic  &apls &apls

where can I download Szkieletor ?
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on February 26, 2010, 11:19:25 AM
Battlecat - Thanks
io_bg - Thanks
ecoba - Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it :)
Guillaume - Thanks too
kelis - thanks! As I said, Skeleton is not relased yet, but it should be in March at SimCityPolska.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Gilikov1994 on February 27, 2010, 07:50:21 AM
I very like your MD ! ::)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: BuildingUp on February 27, 2010, 07:50:54 PM
Things have certainly changed in ways, very nice! :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: penguin007 on February 28, 2010, 10:45:43 AM
Awesome GLR in the avenue and roundabout there!!

Will
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: sumwonyuno on February 28, 2010, 09:01:30 PM
Heh, I've only noticed that the roundabout changed, the GLR tracks/stations are changed, and a couple of buildings have been upgraded.

Is that a diagonal parking lot I see?!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: PieEetrek15 on March 07, 2010, 03:34:32 AM
nice :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: calibanX on March 07, 2010, 08:48:08 PM
I like the change you made. You made it with very little disruption to the surrounding community as well. Nice work.

Geoff
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on March 23, 2010, 05:05:31 PM
Just one screen, that will make you bored and annoyed.You don't have to comment this, it's just posted to keep balance beetwen forums, where I post  :D

(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/1543/beznazwy2fi.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kelis on March 24, 2010, 06:38:37 AM
Beautiful pic my friiend !  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Battlecat on March 24, 2010, 10:24:46 AM
Still a good looking shot!  You've got some neat looking homes in your suburb
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Yan077 on March 24, 2010, 12:40:33 PM
very realistic suburb of the urban lower class !  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: ecoba on March 24, 2010, 03:55:09 PM
Really great shot, my friend.

Ethan
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: i_love_lamp on March 24, 2010, 08:28:53 PM
beast! Me living in Chicago almost EVERYBODY i know is polish, so yea...
good job amigo
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Tomas Neto on March 25, 2010, 05:58:33 AM
Beautiful image, nice work my friend!!!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on March 28, 2010, 12:52:20 PM
Thanks all!. But those are no exactly suburbs... :D

I planned to post an update from rebuilded Old Town, but it happened in some other way. Next time a village.  ;D

Nowy Korczyn

Next time we are coming back to beautiful and colorful region called Ponidzie. Fot this time we have visit one town there Wirtlica. Today we will arrive to small village near Nida river mouth - Nowy Korczyn (New Korczyn). With nearby area it has just 700 citizens. Building well worth seeing is small Saint Trinity Church at the "market square" (which is the regional centre of carrots and potatoes trade. In Wirtlica traditionaly people sells cucumbers on Mondays and Fridays  ;D) Nearest towns are: Kazimierza Wielka and Chmielnik.
Enjoy!  ;)

(http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/3865/76649926.jpg)

(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/8703/35086512.jpg)

(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/9847/42636510.jpg)

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/6249/34443967.jpg)

(http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/6174/88058839.jpg)

And one region view to show you, that Galand has many rural areas too :D
(http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/4316/regior.jpg)

Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: RickD on March 29, 2010, 05:49:17 AM
Wow it looks so realistic. Great work!  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Battlecat on March 29, 2010, 11:12:35 AM
Those farms look fantastic!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on March 29, 2010, 11:44:54 AM
It's really really wonderful!! &apls &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: PieEetrek16 on April 11, 2010, 04:29:28 AM
Nice village ;) It's realistic  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on May 11, 2010, 10:15:34 AM
Sorry for less updates for few last months. Last time I wasn't playing SC too much.
Today small update too. Simple estate, Górka Rakowicka, in the west part of the city. ;)

(http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/2120/rak1.jpg)

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/4402/rak2.jpg)

And all in early autumn
(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/8024/rakpanokopia.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: io_bg on May 11, 2010, 10:35:12 AM
Fantastic work! Those small parks look really well between the commie blocks. Looking forward to the next update! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on May 11, 2010, 11:07:09 AM
I love your estates, they're looking very good and seems extremely realistic, they're ! I think one of the NWM's texture should looks good at the left avenue.

Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Gilikov1994 on May 12, 2010, 08:22:53 AM
Spoko, ziom! (Very good)

just great ;) &apls

- Giel :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Neofita on May 12, 2010, 10:51:18 AM
 &apls
Spoko ziom  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kelis on May 12, 2010, 01:18:22 PM
Fantastic work my firend
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: ecoba on May 12, 2010, 03:53:20 PM
Great work, my friend. The suburbs are really beautiful.

Ethan  :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on May 13, 2010, 05:06:44 AM
Really wonderful!! &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: citymax on May 13, 2010, 06:43:27 AM
Bravo !!  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on May 21, 2010, 12:42:37 PM
io_bg, kelis, Ethan, Guillaume, citymax - thanks!
Giel, Neofita - Dzięki za komcie :D
Arthur - Thank you! Commie estates almost always were planned with small park in the centre. I thought about NWM, but on this avenue crossing will be overpass, so NWM would give some problems there ;)

Now I'll show you small plan of Kolbrow's night bus transport. ;)

(http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/746/miniaturkanocne.jpg) (http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/411/komunikacjanocna2.jpg)

Thanks to Guillaume for help with translating.  ;)

EDIT: Corrected
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: RickD on May 21, 2010, 05:12:01 PM
A night bus plan! Holy cow, this is what I call attention to details.  ;D
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kwakelaar on May 22, 2010, 04:02:43 AM
Nice updates, I liked the small village Nowy Korczyn and your farming areas.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on May 22, 2010, 05:59:39 AM
Really  beautiful! &apls
But you made a mistake, in the "carte des transports de nuit", you wrote 2 times "de" :thumbsup:

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on May 22, 2010, 07:42:34 AM
Guillaume, you're right, thanks. Corrected
RickD, I hope you will enjoy day transport plan?  ;) 
Kwakelaar, thanks.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on May 24, 2010, 07:09:05 AM
So, maybe something more - country map? It isn't so precisious but generally shows its layout  ;)

(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/5599/galmapkasrututuit.th.jpg) (http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/5599/galmapkasrututuit.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on May 28, 2010, 04:26:50 AM
Sorry for posting three times in a row, but a new update became avaible to make  ;D

In the pictures you can see district near previous block estate - Rakowice. I tried to grow it, but the when game decided to build only small houses and one type of tenement, I decided to plop the rest.


small Strzelecki Park
(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/5381/40095560.jpg)

(http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/862/72721180.jpg)

Lubomirskiego ave.
(http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/5607/50628621.jpg)

Przymysk swuare
(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/4955/55539079.jpg)

Overview. Sorry, but painted parts are not made, because they are planned for another updates  ;D
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/4583/panotm.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kelis on May 28, 2010, 08:26:34 AM
I Love your MD  :D

I remenber the movie " Schindler's List ", your city  is like Krakow!

Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on May 28, 2010, 11:58:58 AM
Awesome work with that new area, Kamil ! I like how one of the wall to wall block ends on a open grass area with fences. Great job with the avenues also. But be careful, you have a missing texture on the tram-inroad - avenue intersection. (third picture from the top)

-Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Gilikov1994 on May 28, 2010, 01:49:44 PM
Woow, great Kamil.. it gives me a feeling that I'm in one of the Baltic capitals like Riga or something :), You're MD is inspire me

Wish you all the best,  &apls

- Giel :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on May 29, 2010, 06:29:12 AM
What a beautiful city, really!! &apls &apls
And if you need other translations for your MD, don't hesitate to call me again! ;)

Guillaume.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on May 30, 2010, 11:09:38 AM
kelis - Thanks! I haven't seen this movie, but I live in Krakow, so I'm basing on it many times  ;)
Arthur - Thanks a lot! But unfortunately, I can't see, where I exactly have texture missing?
Giel - Thanks! I hope your inspiration will create some great effects  ;)
Guillaume - Thanks! I think I'll ask you few times also. ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on May 30, 2010, 11:53:27 AM
Here :

(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/5607/50628621.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on May 30, 2010, 12:18:49 PM
Huh? So how it should looks? I thought it's normal-looking intersection.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on May 30, 2010, 01:05:56 PM
Well look here, you can see (if you look closely) that there's a lack of the texture..

(http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/2061/sanstitreol.jpg)

 ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on May 30, 2010, 01:16:09 PM
You mean this wihtie "stripe"? I had it sometimes, but, to be honest, I have never payed bigger attention ;D Thanks!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on May 30, 2010, 01:21:11 PM
No,no, I mean at the intersection, the road texture is missing (you can see the grass at the top red painted arrow) where it should be asphalt as the bottom arrow shows.  ;D
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on May 30, 2010, 02:58:41 PM
Sincerely, I would never say, it's the grass ??? Ok, thanks once again  :D
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: sumwonyuno on June 02, 2010, 05:22:27 AM
I really like those small, varied farms, and I really like that region view!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on June 02, 2010, 11:19:48 AM
Thanks! So I hope you will like also update below  ;)

Chrząszczyrzewoszyce, district Łękołody

After evening visit between Kolbrow's tenements we are going to middle Galand, also at evening. We could feel climate of this part of the country with bigger fields, bigger forests, more red-brick houses and more rails ;)
And this is small and cosy town, near Wirta river, A1 highway and DK18 road, called Łękołody.

Łękołody
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/3421/36537420.jpg)

(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/9900/79577448.jpg)

(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/979/13373469.jpg)

and There is small village called Chrząszczyrzewoszyce. Do you like its name?  :D
(http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/807/88520469.jpg)

(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/7674/46930924.jpg)

RTV Tower Łękołody
(http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/867/28682643.jpg)

A1-A2 Junction
(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/4526/wez1.jpg)

and small panorama. The junction is on the other square.
(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/3315/pannno666.th.jpg) (http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/3315/pannno666.jpg)

Update with small bonus. What do you think? How many tones  of potatos, could we get from it? :D

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/5369/polaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.png
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: io_bg on June 02, 2010, 02:42:56 PM
Looks great! Especially the picture of the first picture of Łękołody (how do you pronounce that? $%Grinno$%) is so realistic and Eastern European-ish! The farmlands look very nice as well. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on June 02, 2010, 03:23:19 PM
I can really feel the Polish style in that town, Kamil ! I really love the village called Chrząszczyrzewoszyce ! I also very like the small panoramas, and for sure there's a lot of potatoes there !  $%Grinno$%

Take care,
-Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: ecoba on June 02, 2010, 07:12:35 PM
Love those villages, if only I knew what they sounded like :D . You really have captured a great Polish feel here, and it's really a beautiful region view that you also presented us with.

Ethan :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: RickD on June 04, 2010, 03:45:07 AM
Another fantastic update.  &apls

Quote
and There is small village called Chrząszczyrzewoszyce. Do you like its name?

Sure, that's exactly what I'd have chosen, too.  $%Grinno$%
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on June 08, 2010, 03:20:44 PM
Io_big - Do you know now?  ;D
Arthur - Thanks. So, maybe you want some of those potatoes?  :D
Ethan - Thank you very much!
RickD - So I understand, you like the name :D



Military base near Tomaszów Galicyjski[/b]

Now we are somewhere more to the south, near Tomaszów Galicyjski. Exactly in military base. There is small military airport and also something bigger..  ;D

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/9651/92170582.jpg)

(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/3189/51504197.jpg)

(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/745/46088661.jpg)

(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/1152/56197984.jpg)

There it is  ;)
(http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/8493/93537609.jpg)

And also screen in the middle of somewhere with airstrip, during the peace using as road with panorama of the base ;)
(http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/7748/dolet.jpg)

(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/9348/panoph.th.jpg) (http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/9348/panoph.jpg)


Radar is based on abandoned soviet DUGA(Eye of Moscow) near Chernobyl, made by Ferox. It will be uploaded in the nearest future at SimCityPolska




Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on June 09, 2010, 06:31:21 AM
I was wondering myself to make that radar, but as I see Ferox get faster !
Absolutely amazing army base there, Kamil ! I love the general shape of it, and I may be inspired by that base !

Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: ecoba on June 09, 2010, 06:56:05 PM
Wow, wonderful army base here, Kamil. It's very, very beautiful, and that last airstrip is especially interesting. The radar seems very interesting as well.

Ethan :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: sumwonyuno on June 18, 2010, 09:55:23 PM
That TV tower caught my eye, but it still is too short for a pair of antennas I need in my region.   :P

The base looks really great!  Now, for those climbing towers for training, if they're to scale, it must be absolutely terrifying to be at the top.   :D
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on June 20, 2010, 12:43:14 PM
Arhtur - Thanks! I'm glad you like the base and Ferox's bat!  ;)
Ethan - Thanks :)
sumwonyuno - Sorry, but I don't remember any taller bat of RTV tower. And we can be happy, that we don't have to jump from those training towers  :D


Grawańsk - Seaport

Once again we are moving somewhere far away. This time to the seaport in Grawańsk. It's not so big port, but quite small.  ;)

Seaport offices
(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/5835/biura.jpg)

Piers for smaller ships
(http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/9921/terminal1.jpg)

Second terminal. There is also coal loading place, but due to geographical situation, most of it is transporting abroad by rail ;)
(http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/1707/drobnicowy.jpg)

Container terminal
(http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/9258/kontener1.jpg)

Some magazines, and rail infrastructure.
(http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/7485/magazinesk.jpg)

Grawansk Refinery.
(http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/7492/rafinweriasa.jpg)

Also one extra climatic screen with lighthouse on a small island near seaport  ;)
(http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/2448/latarnia.jpg)

And finally panorama. Sorry for lack of surrounding area, but I hope, we will visit this place again ;)
(http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/4106/panop.th.jpg) (http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/4106/panop.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Highrise99 on June 20, 2010, 01:21:48 PM
Everything about it looks so realistic!
The seaports looks so good!  How did you terraform the ground so neatly?
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: planetechef on June 20, 2010, 11:33:58 PM
really nice, i love the last picture, i will not be the only one  ;) your seaport is huge and perfectly done, well done  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on June 21, 2010, 05:58:28 AM
Very nice port, though I find it a bit empty (I speak about cars or trucks.. ;))&mmm

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on June 22, 2010, 06:15:28 AM
Excellent seaport there, Kamil ! I especially love the general shape of it. That very last picture with the lighthouse is simply stunning !

Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on July 28, 2010, 07:35:46 AM
Thanks a lot for comments! I terraformed it just using mayor mode terrafoirming tools. I know, that it looks a bit empty, more trucks use nearest exits so it's not enough crowded  ;)

Sorry for long time without update. I hope, I wont be moved to inactives  :D
_______

Burże
Small town, also in northern part of country. It lies near road number 11

There we can see very small market.
(http://img804.imageshack.us/img804/9089/71967682.jpg)

But we are living it, and from main road we are turning to minor one. We will spot a interesting construciton.
(http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/244/87500269.jpg)

It's a abandoned construction site of highway. It was started in 70's as a international route. But it has never been finished, and some parts could be spotted in few places, like in Slavian Republic.
(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/1108/99561897.jpg)

Today governments think about finishing it. It would allow to fast and comfortable commuting to nearest coutries.

(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/2831/61031092.jpg)

And for bonus, number plate from today's town :P
(http://a.imageshack.us/img25/9103/obt730bureolszanskie.jpg)

And thanks for Guillaume for help with the town's name ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Gilikov1994 on July 28, 2010, 08:22:36 AM
very very very European !! :D, and I'd like the number plate

- Giel :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: sumwonyuno on July 30, 2010, 05:31:16 PM
Very nice harbor!  I also like the lighthouse and the small town of Burże!   :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Neofita on July 30, 2010, 07:15:31 PM
 &apls  &apls :) good job
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on August 14, 2010, 08:44:23 AM
Thank you, Giel, sumwonyuno, Marcin for comments!  :)

Do you like to read newspapers?  ;)
(http://a.imageshack.us/img594/1156/gk14082010ang.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kelis on August 22, 2010, 06:21:41 PM
Great job on this !

One question ż What's the problem of the SimCity Polska ?

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The requested URL was not found on this server.
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when will be available?

See you later  ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on August 23, 2010, 07:23:06 AM
Nice newpaper there, greatly done my friend ! Can't wait to see the next update ! (I want more blocks  ;D  :D ) Btw, same question as Kelis, about SCP, it has been more than two months that SimCityPolska is down..  &mmm

Take care,
-Arthur :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Battlecat on August 23, 2010, 10:11:16 AM
Superb as always!  I like the touch of that unfinished highway. 
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kwakelaar on August 23, 2010, 02:41:59 PM
Interesting pictures with the unfinished highway, and the small village is as always well done.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on August 24, 2010, 03:43:10 AM
Well, SimCityPolska is currently broken.  ()sad() Informations about it are in this thread http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=11340.0

And, of course, thanks for commenting! As you wish, I'll try to show you blocks and villages  ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on August 29, 2010, 10:59:22 AM
So, here they are!  A lot of blocks  :D

Piaski Nowe and Kozłówek
(http://a.imageshack.us/img227/699/65389611.jpg)

Rżąka
(http://a.imageshack.us/img830/5475/23411059.jpg)

Bieżanów
(http://a.imageshack.us/img844/6466/90036231.jpg)

Panorama with a part of A1 highway
(http://a.imageshack.us/img294/8167/56924548.jpg)

And the newest region view ;)
(http://a.imageshack.us/img291/2620/666mb.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on August 29, 2010, 11:02:44 AM
Oh Mein Gott! So many blocks! $%Grinno$% Very very realtistic, congrats Kamil &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on August 30, 2010, 05:03:10 AM
Blocks, I love blocks !  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Battlecat on August 30, 2010, 11:08:15 AM
Great job!  I like how carefully you control the grouping of buildings.  It looks very realistic!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kelis on September 02, 2010, 11:03:39 AM
Great update my friend ! I Like the region view  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on September 03, 2010, 11:37:41 AM
Guillaume, Arthur - I'm happy, that you like it!  $%Grinno$%
Battlecat - One estate -one kind. And it looks like it looks like :P
kelis - Thanks. Do you want to see more?  ;)

Today I'll post long (and maybe boring a bit :P) update about National Road no 4 in south and southern-east Galand  ;)

(http://a.imageshack.us/img818/3757/schematen.jpg)

(http://a.imageshack.us/img176/5903/wojsl.jpg)
Border with Hohensonne in Wojsławice.

(http://a.imageshack.us/img716/9533/koszyce.jpg)
Koszyce's ring and crossing with National Road 3.

(http://a.imageshack.us/img52/3953/klaj.jpg)
NR4 near Kłaj.

(http://a.imageshack.us/img148/9710/4kolbrow.jpg)
NR4 in Kolbrow - Koszycka st.

(http://a.imageshack.us/img825/3968/zakamczyce.jpg)
NR4 near Zakamczyce (remeber this village? ;) )

(http://a.imageshack.us/img825/5791/morawica.jpg)
Crossing with NR17, beginning of Expressway S4

(http://a.imageshack.us/img683/3103/seslpat.jpg)
NR4 between Siesławice and Patowice

(http://a.imageshack.us/img411/1469/patoy.jpg)
Last crossing with NR11 in Patowice

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kelis on September 03, 2010, 12:02:46 PM
WOW great job ! Its very realistic, I like the Polish style my friend  ;D  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on September 03, 2010, 12:45:55 PM
It's really nice, I like the tollbooth :thumbsup:

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on September 03, 2010, 01:01:05 PM
Absolutely fantastic work there my friend, I love what you did in the third picture from the bottom, the sound walls fits well there  ! Nice work overall with the Toll and the Blocks, as usual  $%Grinno$%... BTW, could you tell me the "real name" (not a insert description here) of the three corner blocks we see in the last picture ? the red one, yellow and brownish one. thanks in advance ! (it's for the buildingplopcheat)

Take care,
Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kwakelaar on September 04, 2010, 03:54:23 AM
The high-rise suburb looks great, as drab as the real thing.  :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Paul 999 on September 04, 2010, 10:43:29 AM
That roundabout looks cool! I like your blocks whits flats.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Herrgarman on September 04, 2010, 03:48:46 PM

Rżąka
(http://a.imageshack.us/img830/5475/23411059.jpg)



Hi!

I just LOVE those highrise in the middle of the picture, so I wonder were can I download them or have you made them yourself?

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on September 05, 2010, 12:43:49 PM
kelis, kwakelaar, Paul - Thanks!
Sciurus - It's rather a frontier crossing :D Thanks!
Arthur - I'm glad hearing that ;) Those corner tenements are avaible at...SimCityPolska. Which we still have problems with  &mmm
Herrgarman  - As before. They are at SimCityPolska.  ()sad()
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Nexis4Jersey on September 06, 2010, 01:27:01 AM
Very nice and looks very realistic :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Gilikov1994 on September 06, 2010, 10:49:26 AM
nice blocks :D &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Battlecat on September 07, 2010, 10:42:14 AM
Very nice, I like the farm-urban interface in that shot. 
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: penguin007 on September 09, 2010, 04:10:17 PM
Nice update I like your use of the turning lanes plug in

Will
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 23, 2010, 01:26:18 PM
Thanks! Sorry for so long time, but I don't have so much time to play simcity (school). So one screen in order not to be completely inactive  ;)

(http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/1778/autostradax.jpg)
Somewhere on A1 Highway
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on October 23, 2010, 03:22:49 PM
Very nice picture, I love it &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on October 31, 2010, 09:35:37 AM
Wonderful little picture Kamil, nice work with the highway sign.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on November 12, 2010, 10:30:34 AM
Thanks a lot guys!  :)

I made one small district (Zawircie), so I can make longer update. I hope you will enjoy it!  :)

Zawircie market (Rynek Zawircki) with s. Joseph church. You can see entrances to first KST line (premetro-fast tram).
(http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/3142/podg1.jpg)

Crossing of streets Lanckorońska(up-down) and Traugutta.
(http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/4961/podg2.jpg)

Some mess nearby :P
(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/1742/podg3i5.jpg)

Orląt Lwowskich street, only one in Kolbrów, where tenement frontage was detroyed in order to build avenue.
(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/7932/podg3.jpg)

And from other angle.
(http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/7883/podg4.jpg)

Thanks for watching ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Paul 999 on November 12, 2010, 10:48:41 AM
Looks great! nice town along a river. And the building also a good choices ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Nardo69 on November 12, 2010, 11:19:49 AM
Yes! I do like it!

Take care my friend!

Bernhard  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: daryl7478 on November 12, 2010, 03:13:53 PM
Nice MD kbieniu! As this is my first time reading this, this is perfect. Very European. Shows what Poland (and possible the rest of Europe) is to an American like me. Good job!
- Daryl
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Girafe on November 12, 2010, 03:17:25 PM
Indeed nice work kbieniu7   &apls

maybe more traffic could be appreciate with cars more particulary   ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on November 12, 2010, 03:26:08 PM
Fantastic update, Kamil ! I like when there's no diagonal buildings, just open space, nice idea.

take care,
-Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: RickD on November 17, 2010, 10:52:19 AM
Very nice!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sheep49 on November 17, 2010, 11:19:58 AM
Great work with w2w's! Those rows lining along the streets look really Polish. I also like how you don't overuse diagonal buildings - your style is more on a green side of the spectrum, I see. :thumbsup: And nice use of GLR, too!

Overall, fine work! I also like how you name your streets with typical Polish names, eg. Traugutta. Good job!

What more can I say... Keep it up!
Piotr
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on November 17, 2010, 12:28:43 PM
It's just wonderful! I really like the polish style! &apls &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 12, 2010, 12:16:11 PM
Umm, sorry for replying lately  :-[

Paul, Bernhard  - Thanks for commenting!
Daryl - Thanks a lot! I'm trying to recreate the polish climate as well as I can  ;)
Girafe - Umm... Maybe it was on Sunday? :D Yes, that's right, thanks!
Arthur - Taken from reality  ;)
RickD - Thanks!
Piotr - Or "Kasperskiego", "Basztowa", "Most Praski" :P I don't like having too much diagonals, because I it mades some "other-style" areas, due to the fact, that they looks a bit odd comparing to ortho :) Thanks!
Guillaume - Glad you like it :P

Teaser! Podhale Voidvoiship (Województwo Podhalańske), road no 17 Siepraw-Morawica, near Chochołów.

(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/4967/drogah.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on December 12, 2010, 12:42:39 PM
Nice empty field there Kamil!

Take care,
-Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 19, 2010, 12:53:15 PM
Arthur - Empty pasture field, without sheeps. They came right now. Thanks!  :)

Siepraw
...and a bit around it.

In last years (it's almost three years since I started building this region) we have been in Kolbrów, between lakes, fields, we were visiting steel mill, seaports, city centres, we were driving trough uplands, so you should know Galand very well  :D  It's time to visit a bit higher places.
In this case we were in Siepraw, capital of Podhale Voidvoiship (Województwo Podhalańske), with (just) 8500 citizens, lying by Smreczyny mountains.

Here we were week ago. Winter still hasn't came.
(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/5690/80802329.jpg)

Chochołów village. Crossing of roads no 7 and 17 (I think it needs some upgrade :D )
(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/2554/10544556.jpg)

(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/7197/23208100.jpg)

(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/1066/97942744.jpg)

And now Siepraw. Small promenade, which is the centre of the town.
(http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/9027/33061344.jpg)

Jan Kasprowicz's estate.
(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/5656/36394097.jpg)

Further view.
(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/9738/15868145.jpg)

Some other villages
(http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/8994/80419351.jpg)

And next one number plate from some van :P
(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/2549/si458a.jpg)

Thanks for watching!  :)
In the next update, we will go higher.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: io_bg on December 19, 2010, 01:12:24 PM
Fantastic work &apls I love that town called Siepraw, and the ped street is a nice touch.
You really are a master at building small Eastern European towns and I'm eagerly awaiting for more! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on December 19, 2010, 01:48:27 PM
That is an awesome town you've build there Kamil. I really loved the small estate. Lots of sheep in this update...  :P Can't wait to see the ski resort.

Take care,
-Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on December 20, 2010, 03:09:15 AM
Excellent update!! &apls &apls I like the plate :P

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kelis on December 20, 2010, 06:18:58 AM
Great Update !! I Like the rural village  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: nbvc on December 20, 2010, 07:16:37 AM
The village in the rural landscape looks great. &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 23, 2010, 03:47:53 AM
io_bg - Thanks a lot. This is not last village :P
Arthur - Thanks. But... I think that this is the biggest ski resort for now. Local people prefers to pasture sheeps, rather than skiing  :D
Guillaume, kelis, nbvc - Thanks a lot also!

Next part of mountain updates will be updated after Christmas, maybe in January. I'm going to my family and I'll be back in a week.

Merry Christmas everyone! Spend them well and get newa ideas for SimCity!  :thumbsup:
Wesołych swiąt!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on December 24, 2010, 07:43:25 AM
Wesołych swiąt to you too Kamil !  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on December 24, 2010, 09:52:33 AM
Wesołych Świąt Kamil! :)

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Gilikov1994 on December 24, 2010, 10:03:30 AM
GREAT :D


Wesołych Świąt!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 31, 2010, 12:16:56 PM
Christmas have gone, but New Year hasn't yet!
For this time a photo from the highest peak in Galand (Krysowy Wierch), with cross on the top, looking at whole country  ;)

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/7236/83774063.jpg)

By the way, do you know that tommorow Kolbrów will be 3 years old?

Happy New Year for you all!
Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku!  :)

Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on January 01, 2011, 03:35:42 AM
Wonderful pic Kamil! &apls
Happy New Year to you too :thumbsup: And as we say in french: Bonne année! :P

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: io_bg on January 01, 2011, 08:34:14 AM
Happy new Year, Kamil, and Happy birthday to Kolbrow! :party:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on January 01, 2011, 08:53:16 AM
Happy new year and happy birthdayto kolbrow !  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 02, 2011, 02:47:56 PM
And for the 3rd Kolbrów's birthday, which was yesterday:

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/9708/beznazwy1ko.jpg)
Because there is also fun in Galand :P

Inspired by:
Photo (http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/4733/drzewowjezdnisn9.jpg)
On the plate:Tree in road
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on January 02, 2011, 02:59:32 PM
Ahahahah, nice one Kamil, very creative !  :P
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 28, 2011, 03:25:20 PM
Guess what absurdities and curiosities real life will show us in the future :D Thanks Arthur for entereing there!

Mountains, back etc.

Here you have small update from mountain region, but not yet from highest places.
Very small town of Lanckorona, 1500 residents right now.

Small church with "market square".
(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/5764/66229188.jpg)

It has also small "ring", which leads to Siepraw.
(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/6746/66404725.jpg)

Green pastures and fields near forest (mostly spruce) in this colorful region under Smreczynys' peaks (I have feeling, that it sounds a bit weird after translation to english  :-\)
(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/119/91826666.jpg)

Path leading out of the village. Today there is pasturage day :D
(http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/2255/41830877.jpg)

And what's that? Wirta river, of course! Still young, just has left the springs and got whole Galand ahead (with a lot of varied dirt :P)!
(http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/160/91696315.jpg)

We are going along the river, turning the camera and we've got road bridge.
(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/729/most2q.jpg)

Thanks for watching!
Guess what number plate (letters) has this town (the first person to type correctly will recieve extra screenshot before an update :P).
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: DerChrischi on January 28, 2011, 03:56:31 PM
i like your MD!
So nice!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on January 29, 2011, 06:23:38 AM
Nice trip to the little mountain, kamil ! I really enoyed the last picture with the road viaduct, Looks real !  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: sumwonyuno on January 30, 2011, 02:12:51 PM
I really like the path out of the village picture!   :)  It does look like a real picture.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Battlecat on January 31, 2011, 11:19:32 AM
Lovely update!  The river looks great!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: danielcote on January 31, 2011, 11:38:31 AM
how can I download stuff from simcity polska if I can't read polish to get an account?
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: metasmurf on January 31, 2011, 12:21:28 PM
I think I like your CJ best among the ones at this site. In other words, i freakin love it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: ksmith on January 31, 2011, 12:28:03 PM
how can I download stuff from simcity polska if I can't read polish to get an account?

One way to read any foreign language is to use Google Translator and copy and paste the text.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Terring7 on February 14, 2011, 02:34:36 AM
Very lovely :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on April 08, 2011, 07:33:23 AM
Thanks for commenting! Sorry for not answering, I do not play too much, due to mature exams, that I will be writing in May.
In order not to be moved to archives, there's a map of Ponidzkie voivodeship. Enjoy!

(http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/3028/wojewdztwoponidzkiejpg.th.jpg) (http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/9570/wojewdztwoponidzkie2.jpg)

Legend in English
National roads            Parish cities
Voivodeship roads       Other towns
Local roads                Forests
Borders of Parishes      Rivers

The partition in Galand is two-level: Voidvodeship(województwo) and parish(gmina).
I'm not sure about translation of the second one. It's the smallest, 3rd level, administration unit (I do not use district (powiat), which is the 2nd level unit, due to too small area in simcity). Maybe you know how it is in English?


Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: io_bg on April 08, 2011, 09:38:16 AM
Great map! And good luck with your exams, real life is more important than SC4.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on April 08, 2011, 10:08:19 AM
Good luck for your exams, "merde" as we say in french $%Grinno$%
Very nice plan you did :thumbsup:

Guillaume.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on April 08, 2011, 10:28:45 AM
"Bonne merde" ! ;)

Anyway nice looking map there, Kamil !  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on June 12, 2011, 02:41:34 PM
Thanks guys! I hope results will be positive enough for me :D And thanks for the new French word, I learned there!  ;)

I see I have visited inacitve one more times. But I'm back! With an update from the power plant, which I couldn't have made before.

Czeszów power plant - the biggest in Galand power plant, producing energy from brown coal. It has got five blocks with a total power 2200MW. It's located near the town of Czeszów in Podole-Lodomerian voidvoship.
The coal is delivered from the neighbouring Czeszów-Łask mine.

Treatment plant and some...stuff  ;D
(http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/6748/70211395.jpg)

Main five power blocks
(http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/359/74293064.jpg)

Field, where coal is transported from the mine
(http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/7677/72253177.jpg)

Cooling towers, from the other perspective
(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/8215/74058455.jpg)

Substations
(http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/5893/54389633.jpg)

Power line, going over the road no 11.
(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/8344/13785953.jpg)

Small village called Przemsz nearby. Oh, it's getting darker!
(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/7950/80803114.jpg)

And overview. It's a bit unfinished, sorry! ;)
(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/6014/panoop.jpg)

Thanks for watching! :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: noahclem on June 13, 2011, 12:17:19 PM
Nice, huge power complex.  &apls   But do coal power plants have cooling towers or is it nuclear too? Glad to see your MD resurrected again!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on June 13, 2011, 12:40:03 PM
Excellent update my friend! &apls &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on June 13, 2011, 01:13:16 PM
That's a nice power plant there, Kamil ! I really enjoyed everything. But maybe you should make a small pond or river for the cooling water !  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bat on June 14, 2011, 12:36:44 PM
The map is looking really nice!
And the small village is great!
Also wonderful overview of the area of this great update. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: peter007 on June 14, 2011, 02:14:42 PM
Nice update.
I like the industrial things settled in a peaceful agricultural area

-Ernst
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kelis on June 14, 2011, 05:58:39 PM
Nice power plant and great job as always !  &apls &apls

Greetings
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kwakelaar on June 15, 2011, 10:52:24 AM
Wow, that is a truly large complex,and those poor villagers with the cooling towers in their backyard. :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on July 17, 2011, 03:57:21 PM
Sorry, for next delay. Last time I do not have inspiration and will to play simcity. :(

noahclem - Thanks! Yes, they do. I was basing on Bełchatów power plant http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Be%C5%82chat%C3%B3w_Power_Station
Guillame - Merci, mon ami!  :)
Arthur - Yes, you might be right. Thanks for advise!
bat, peter007, kelis - Thanks a lot guys!
kwakelaar - It had to be. Thanks for commenting!

Now, back to the mountains. But to the smaller ones, called Pianice. It's in the same Range as Smreczyny, (few ingame kilometers). Most of its area was converted into the national park (Pianicki Park Narodowy)

Village of Sucha
(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2973/80390995.jpg)

Voidvoship road, no 803. On the right there begins the national park
(http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/6834/34957840.jpg)

Sheeps, and the path, leading to the biggest peak...
(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/2348/99769031.jpg)

...which is here. Called Sercak. Of course with a cross ;) The best place for looking at Smreczyny. ;) More shots from unurbanized maybe next time, because they are not ready.
(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/8684/85951716.jpg)

Here begins the village of Jabłonka
(http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/7870/13621886.jpg)

And its general view
(http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/162/88430569.jpg)

And there is a small part from the region view. Maybe you will guess, why it is called Sercak ("serce" in polish means "hearth") ;)
(http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/6546/fdsfdsq.jpg)
Red strip shows the peak.

Enjoy! It's late right now, 22:55, and I have not to wake up late tommorow :D
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Terring7 on July 18, 2011, 05:25:55 AM
Very nice landscape :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: RickD on July 18, 2011, 05:29:42 AM
Fantastic updates. Wow, the power plant is huge!
Your MD is one of my favorites.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: supremec on July 18, 2011, 07:01:11 AM
Very good landscapes  &apls

A fabulous power plant on your previous preview  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: noahclem on July 18, 2011, 12:44:16 PM
Great job with the village and nice rural scenes--I look forward to seeing it finished  :thumbsup:   Interesting link on the powerplant, thanks!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on July 18, 2011, 01:06:33 PM
If polish landscapes do look like this, so I think I'll come soon to visit! &apls &apls All in all to say that ithat's wonderful! &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: wallasey on July 19, 2011, 05:48:02 AM
Powerplant and the winding roads over hills and through forests are my favourite scenes here! Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on July 19, 2011, 11:08:19 AM
Nice villages there Kamil ! I love the pictures you've presented in this update. The farms are as always really great. But the region view picture is quite.... little :D Not sure if we can see anything there! xD
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on July 24, 2011, 07:27:13 AM
A few replies.
Terring7 - Thanks!
RickD - Thanks! Nice to hear it  :)
supremec - Thanks a lot!
noahclem - Thank you! Next update, I think, also from this area.
Guillaume - Yes they are! Feel invited!  :D
wallasey -  I could promise  :P
Arthur - Thanks a lot! Yes it is small. But It shows the peak, mentoied in this update. And the village.  ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: ricardomiranda on July 27, 2011, 03:16:58 PM
Fantastic power plant, nice update !
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 27, 2011, 06:15:34 PM
Lovely pictures, such a quite area to love in. :D
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on July 28, 2011, 05:00:07 AM
Arthur - Thanks a lot! Yes it is small. But It shows the peak, mentoied in this update. And the village.  ;)

Then that explain it... Can't wait the next update Kamil! ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on July 30, 2011, 05:07:43 AM
ricardomiranda, Aaron Graham, Arthur - thanks!

I said, that next update would be also from mountains. As the reality shows, teasing mean, that next update won't be from the area mentoied in teaser :D

I made one screen from the Old Town - I have started renovating it about year ago and still haven't shown.

Poczta Główna (Main post office). There are visible entrances to new-builded and still not opened premetro-fast tram tunnel.

(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/8945/pocztagl.jpg)




Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on July 30, 2011, 06:11:03 AM
Very good! &apls It reminds me Berlin!

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on July 30, 2011, 07:53:57 AM
We can really feel the polish ambiance in this picture, kamil. Nice work with the tram lines and the park, they look wonderful!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: sumwonyuno on July 30, 2011, 11:53:38 PM
Trains and rail lines sure are popular in the city.   :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: supremec on July 31, 2011, 01:00:11 PM
We are in Cities in motin?  ;D
It's fabulous  &apls I love your tram lines  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bat on August 02, 2011, 02:53:07 AM
Nice work on your city!
The teaser is great. The tramways are wonderful...
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: ricardomiranda on August 19, 2011, 04:05:54 PM
Good job with the trams!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: io_bg on September 01, 2011, 06:18:11 AM
Nice teaser, would love to see more :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Terring7 on September 11, 2011, 02:08:31 AM
Nice picture, looking forward for more :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on September 15, 2011, 05:00:17 AM
Guillaume, Arthur - Thanks a lot, friends!
sumwonyuno - Of course they are.Thanks!  :)
supremec - Almost like CIM? Thanks! :D
ricardomiranda, io_bg, Terring7 - Thanks! There's coming an udpate now!

Żywicze
A town in western Galand, few kilometers from Wiluń, located near national road no 3 and quite near border. Its populated counts 10.000 citizens and its surrounding area is one of the most covered with forest in whole country.
It's famous due to the toothpick factory, which history stared in 1890, when Hubert Drzewski decided to build a sawmill and the factory. During the years it became the biggest factory producing wooden stuff in whole country.

Small market square and H. Drzewski street (the main one).
(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/2986/31342806.jpg)

Visible roundabout on the ringroad.
(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/7579/11alp.jpg)

The factory.
(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/8849/10as.jpg)

(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/6246/35030214.jpg)

The biggest H. Drzewski Estate in Żywicze.
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/3729/50346733.jpg)

(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/9362/27029053.jpg)

Souther entrance - voivodeship no 504.
(http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/2816/75938352.jpg)

(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/2618/31903471.jpg)

(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/65/fdfsfdsfsfs.jpg)

That's not end! There would be more screens in the nearest future!  ;D
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Nardo69 on September 15, 2011, 05:54:04 AM
What an organic nice little town, with all the sins in the right place! I love how your houses touch the farm fields.

Nice factory, you might have considered a loading track in between them in addition to the freight station.

Take care my friend - and don't forget to make backups!

Bernhard  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kelis on September 15, 2011, 05:59:49 AM
Great update mate, A good polish style as always  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on September 15, 2011, 06:05:33 AM
I agree about bernhard about a loading track .. But still excellent work. The city center also as the farm lands are wonderful! :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: RickD on September 16, 2011, 03:34:03 AM
Great.  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Yan077 on September 17, 2011, 03:59:48 AM
Great pictures ! Perfect polish style  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on September 17, 2011, 05:55:05 AM
Really great and realistic city planning !
I love the pticture with this caption : "Souther entrance - voivodeship no 504." :) (BTW, you should number your pics :) )
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Paul 999 on September 17, 2011, 07:54:36 AM
That looks really good! lovely village. The nature is always looks so beautiful in your region.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on September 24, 2011, 05:21:17 AM
Bernhard – Thanks a lot! Yes, you are right, I forgot about loading track I’ll change it.  :)
Kelis, RickD, Yan077– Thanks!
Arthur – Thanks a lot!
Ol.S / Benoit – Thanks! Allright, I’ll start numbering them in the future, thanks for an advice  :)
Paul 999 – Thanks a lot! And here you have more! ;)


As I said, few more screens:

1. National road no 3, leading to Wiluń
(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/2936/24103366.jpg)

2. Three logging for the toothpicks.
(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/1640/84649268.jpg)

3. Other voivodeship road, but for the moment with not known number :D
(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/5530/22837633.jpg)

And a panorama of the nearest area.
(http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/9498/panoo.th.jpg) (http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/3056/panolp.jpg)
Click for the full size.

Thanks for watching!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: noahclem on September 24, 2011, 06:27:09 AM
Really nice work here lately! I really like the variety of city areas you show, but the Old Town teaser picture is my favorite. Keep up the great work!  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: nbvc on September 24, 2011, 06:29:51 AM
Great updates. &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: ricardomiranda on September 24, 2011, 10:32:20 AM
Very nice update !
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on September 24, 2011, 10:39:59 AM
Looks great Kamil! Nice use of the NAM pieces. :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bat on September 27, 2011, 12:11:41 PM
Nice work on this area! Also great panorama!!! :) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 09, 2011, 05:25:15 AM
noahclem - Thanks! I try to build differently, than just in one place, but I will try to come back to Old Town.
nbvc, ricardomiranda - Thank you!
Arthur - Thanks. Built in accordance with galish standards :P
bat - Thanks! Glad you like it!

In meanwhile Fall has come to Galand!  ;)
(http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/4217/jeskopia.jpg)
Village of Łuszcza.

And my studies also. So I think, my updates would be less extensive, maybe just single screens like today.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on October 10, 2011, 08:28:19 AM
Lovely colors in this village ! :)
I like this picture.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on October 10, 2011, 10:59:15 AM
Great! I love the color and the atmosphere of the village! &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Skimbo on October 10, 2011, 11:59:21 AM
Like the Autumn pic!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: io_bg on October 10, 2011, 04:13:56 PM
What a lovely autumn scene :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on November 23, 2011, 01:30:30 PM
Ol.S / Benoit, Guillaume, Skimbo, io_bg - thanks a lot!

As I said, not enough time, to make any larger update. So, next time two screens.

In Galand still warm and "gold autumn" (as we say in Poland), despite the fact, that we have November.
Ponidzkie voivodeship, Siwogóry mountain range (small mountains, a bit like  Świętokrzyskie Mountains (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%9Awi%C4%99tokrzyskie_Mountains)). There is the border nearby.

Village of Kruszany
(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/4169/im1li.jpg)

Kosztowa Góra Mast located on Kosztowa Góra ("góra"-"mountain").
(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/1741/mn2r.jpg)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: noahclem on November 23, 2011, 02:22:15 PM
Nice pictures!  &apls  You do a great job capturing the feel of autumn  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: io_bg on November 24, 2011, 02:33:36 AM
Awesome autumn scenes, great work &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: RickD on November 24, 2011, 05:00:42 AM
Beautiful pictures. "Gold Autumn" is pretty much over around here.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: ricardomiranda on November 25, 2011, 07:13:37 AM
Nice update !
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on November 25, 2011, 08:02:57 AM
Nice colors and atmosphere in these two pictures ! Hope you'll show us some more ! :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 21, 2011, 03:48:23 PM
Noahclem, io_bg, RickD, ricardomiranda, Ol.S / Benoit - Thank you all a lot for comments! Autumn is the most beautiful season, don't you think? :D

Now coming back to Old Town, that I wanted to show, probably, for two years.

Main Market Square with Cloth Hall. Of course during autumn :D
(http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/8895/rynj1.jpg)

Szewska street with old tram rails, and a part of "Planty" - long park, around whole Old Town.
(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/8/rynj3.jpg)

Small Market Square
(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/9193/rynj2.jpg)

St. Mary's Church
(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/9132/rynj4.jpg)

View at the Main Railway Station.
(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/9020/rynj5kopia.jpg)

Enjoy! Next time I will maybe show general view ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: carlfatal on December 21, 2011, 05:49:29 PM
Hi kbieniu,
awesome pictures, i can see the work of two years in this town...  &apls &apls &apls
If you want some realistic pictures of architecture and the feeling of a real old European town much time is necessary, and You did a damn good job here. From now on i more often will look in here. i´, stunned and eager to see more of this.
Greetz, Carl
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Dantes on December 21, 2011, 06:09:37 PM
The place look terrific.  :o I think it's ingenious how the textures fit together smoothly. The pictures make a great atmosphere and I would like to drink hot tea in a tea room and outside to admire the autumn.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: noahclem on December 21, 2011, 06:35:57 PM
Kolbrów is a beautiful place in the fall  &apls  I love all the pedestrian areas and w2w buildings. The park is also perfectly done. Let's see the general view  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on December 22, 2011, 09:08:12 AM
Well that's a huge market square ! I love the paved area :) Great work.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on December 22, 2011, 04:47:50 PM
The market square do look fantastic! During the autumn your city looks like a giant fire with all these colors, I like it. :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 28, 2011, 10:57:59 AM
Replies:
Carl - More than two - almost four  ;) Yes, I needed a lot of time, but mostly to find and choose small tenements. And it was very hard due to the relatively small option. Anyway I'm glad to hear, that you enjoyde it! Thanks a lot!  :)
Dantes - If you want to feel like there, come to Cracow. I was heavily basing on this city, trying to get the best points.  ;)Thank you!
noahclem - Thanks!
Ol.S / Benoit - Size also basend on cracovian square ;) Thanks!
Arthur - Inventive epithet. Fortunately the Fire Department could admire it instead of putting it out :D Thanks!

More screens maybe in this year also!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 31, 2011, 10:45:09 AM
Not much time remained to the end of 2011. In thic case I would like to wish everybody at SimCity4Devotion a lot of health, hapiness and a lot of inspiration in simcity.  :)

Thank you for all coments in this year. There wasn't many updates due to my exams in May.
Here is a small shortcut of all of them.

(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/4332/pano201112.jpg)

(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/1005/rynswlenl.jpg)

1 965 293 in game citizens. And tomorrow Kolbrów will be 4 years old ;)
Happy New Year to you all! ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on December 31, 2011, 10:56:11 AM
Nice shortcut you put there with some of the most beautiful pictures by there. 2Millions inhabitants is quite a lot!

Happy new year to you too, Kamil ! :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: DerChrischi on December 31, 2011, 11:16:13 AM
I wish ypu too a good start in the year 2012!
i like your md!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kelis on December 31, 2011, 02:55:26 PM
Happy new year you too  :) I love all those images, great job as always  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Kergelen on January 01, 2012, 01:43:34 PM
I think I never commented here but I like your MD for a long time ago.
I like the central European-Poland style of the rural and city scenes.
 &apls &apls

Nice work and happy new year!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 02, 2012, 04:11:15 AM
Arthur - Thanks a lot, friend!
DerChrischi - Thank you too!
kelis - And even you! :P
Kergelen - So, thank you for visiting here!  :)

In case of Kolbrów's fourth birthday (oh dear, how fast the time has passed), which were yesterday, I have some small "gift". The night "region" pic, showing Kolbrów as a light island in the darkness. In the picture you could see unfinished highway ring, chimneys, masts, surroundings towns and villages and also party at the Main Square :P
Imagine that you are flying in a plane and see something like this ;)

(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/4299/calosc790.jpg) (http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/3949/calosc2400.jpg)
Click to enlarge (full size: 1,9MB)

And its population today cames to
790 918
(So even more than real Cracow :P)
I hope you'll enjoy this micro-update!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: DerChrischi on January 02, 2012, 04:17:50 AM
fantasic Night-picture. I like it!
Where does the industry are building with the huge chimney climbing? They looks so great! it is somthing for Gloria!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Kergelen on January 02, 2012, 07:18:16 AM
Nice night region shot! And many work to save all the cities at night. &apls
As you said it's very similiar when flying in a plane. I think from the plane views we can apply a lot of things to SC4.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: ricardomiranda on January 02, 2012, 08:10:38 AM
Nice picture !
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: RickD on January 02, 2012, 08:38:23 AM
Wow, a night region shot.  :o Amazing!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: rooker1 on January 02, 2012, 08:43:34 AM
Very nice night shot.
Happy 4th Birthday Kolbrów!  Here's to many more years.

Robin
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Flatron on January 02, 2012, 08:45:01 AM
I like it!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on January 02, 2012, 09:01:50 AM
Happy fourth birthday, Kolbrów! It was fun to follow this fantastic MD, and I have no doubt the following years will be equally, or even funnier!

That night picture was mind blowing. Great job with it.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on January 02, 2012, 11:05:30 AM
Wonderful night view of Kolbrów!! And happy birthday! &apls &hlp

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 07, 2012, 05:04:59 AM
DerChrischi - Thanks! I'm sorry, but I'm not sure what do you mean. The chimneys, visible there, are in the steel mill and electric-thermal power station.
Kergelen - Yes, you are right. It was quite arduous to save those images. Thanks!
ricardomiranda, RickD, rooker1, Flatron - Thanks a lot!  :)
Arthur - Thanks, friend! I'm glad, that following my MD was so boring  :D
Guillaume - Thank you too! ;)

It's time to show the region view, decluding last night shot, long not showed. Not just Kolbrów, but the whole country. I haven't showed it yet, so I have to write a little explanation.
I build my region with my friend. Northern part is his, while southern is mine, but it's not the hard rule. He had the thread at scd4 too [Linkie (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=7949.0)]. Both we have those 1,9 million citizens on 20x56km area (5x14 big city tiles).
But in the pictures, you can see not just Galand. Due to the fact, that with few players we have "real borders" project, their and our countries are in the same region. They are: Hoehensonne (by Andaj), Slavic Republic (RS)[Linkie (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=8001.msg250357#msg250357)](by Michalegia), and Kasandria (by DaveN). There is also Stadrussland [Linkie (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=5921.msg187757#msg187757)] (by Paratol), but far, behind the frame.   

(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/3715/mrwdw.jpg) (http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/3715/mrwdw.jpg)

In addition three more maps
Cities map - Map with all cities, existing and planned (with apostrophe).
Administration map - Map with showed voivodeship partition and their capitals.
Physical - geographical map - Map with showed physical regions. Two mountain ranges: Sudeny (red) and Rapaty (orange) and other units.

Pictures 1,4MB. Click to enlarge.
(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/1654/mrwdwmiasta.jpg) (http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/1654/mrwdwmiasta.jpg)     (http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/3504/mrwdwwoj.jpg) (http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/3504/mrwdwwoj.jpg)     (http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/5234/mrwdwteren.jpg) (http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/4681/mrwdwterenen.jpg)

Enjoy!  :)
EDIT: A little mistake appeard in the geographical map. Instead of "East Galish Lakeland Uphill", there should be "West Galish Lakeland Uphill".
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: dedgren on January 07, 2012, 05:10:36 AM
Congratulations on four years of Kolbrów, my friend.  May it have a great year ahead!


David
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Paul 999 on January 07, 2012, 06:24:19 AM
What a beautiful region! Are there already plans for a motorway network? I think there are not much motorways in the region now.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: nbvc on January 07, 2012, 06:58:40 AM
Great work with your last updates and the region overview. &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on January 07, 2012, 02:08:25 PM
Superb looking overviews there, Kamil!

Looks like some great development is made by all of you, and this enormous project.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Flatron on January 07, 2012, 04:20:01 PM
you inspire me!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: noahclem on January 07, 2012, 04:35:20 PM
Great views of the region!  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Framly on January 07, 2012, 05:50:17 PM
nice overview! the region looks very promising ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: DerChrischi on January 11, 2012, 02:16:05 PM
Hey, Nices View, i like your region! I visit your Region and Citys almost every day!

I mean the Main five power blocks one side 21!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 14, 2012, 10:41:09 AM
David - Thank you very much, for wishes   ;)
Paul 999 - Yes, you are right, there is currently one motorway (A1), leading from Kolbrów to Polbrań and then as an expressway to Grawańsk. There are two others in plans:
A2 - from existing junction with A1 near Łękołody, trough Tywnik, Morzów, Patowice and then to the border with Kasandria.
A6 - from Polbrań trough Burże Olszańskie to the border with Slavic Republic (RS)
Other routes are national road with one carriageway or partially with two carriageways, built using RHW2 (sometimes roads) and avenues. Maybe I will show the road map in the future.
Arthur - Yes, I think so too. Thanks!  ;)
Flatron - I'm glad hearing it :P
nbvc, noahclem, Framly, DerChrischi - Thank you too guys!  ;)

Time for a little time travel. Comparisions with the past image. But the real past... 2012 and 2008. Quite close? Just take a look.

Stanisłowska (former Mickiewicza)/ Dietla intersection.
At the beginning it had the roundabout form, but it was changed into the normal one.
There was also a skyscraper and today we can see there some office and galish Parliament on the other side of the road. The road bridge still has no name.

(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/7945/11444240xp6kopia.jpg)

(http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/5741/por1l.jpg)

Zawircie (former part of Wola South)
Placed on the east side of Wirta River, previously was a part of bigger district of Wola South. There was a wide avenue, which has been narrowed partially. Also a tram line was added.
The district is bordering with a new rail line from the east, and green boulevards from the river's side.

(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/6496/22051569jc8kopia.jpg)

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/6352/por2z.jpg)

Wola Wirtowska (former Wola South)
On the other side of the main, central rail line, there is modernistic district. A lot of building was changed, but the main road layout remained. Also the cemetery is still in the sam place.

(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/3218/wola1stary.jpg)

(http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/4587/por3o.jpg)


Stare Miasto.
Probably you remember how the Old Town looks like today. That's how it was looking 4 years ago. The difference is quite remarkable, isn't it?
(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/805/rynstary1.jpg)'

And the panorama, which also was taken in 2008

2008
(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/8384/34446968kk9.th.jpg) (http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/8384/34446968kk9.jpg)

2012
(http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/7125/kolpano.th.jpg) (http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/7125/kolpano.jpg)

Enjoy! ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on January 14, 2012, 11:00:24 AM
A great retrospective, Kamil! :) The city already looked good in 2008, but now inn 2012 it is even more great!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: nbvc on January 14, 2012, 11:02:35 AM
Great improvements over the years. &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: noahclem on January 14, 2012, 11:22:13 AM
Great update  &apls I love the comparison of "then and now"--a nice way to tell a story. I like 2012 better, btw ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: carlfatal on January 14, 2012, 12:55:13 PM
More than two - almost four  ;) Yes, I needed a lot of time, but mostly to find and choose small tenements. And it was very hard due to the relatively small option.

I know this - most time i compare BATs whether they fit together or not, and although there is so much stuff avalaible: to find the right solution if you want to build realistic is one of the most difficult things to me.

Again i can see You did it, these town pictures (especially pic 6) look a little bit like Warsaw in Google Earth, the old towncenter in 2008 reminds me to a book about town planning and maps of typical towns in Poland/Silesia. It´s a shame not to have more medieval buildings. They would fit in here perfectly (i think about typical baroque and gothic two or three story buildings there).
So i only can say: You do an awesome job here!  &apls

Also i love these overviews.  :thumbsup: And to play together on one region: i should try this too, sounds very funny and interesting.
Greetz, Carl
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on January 14, 2012, 12:57:46 PM
It's really really wonderful!! &apls I ♥ Kolbrów :D

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Nanami on January 16, 2012, 05:23:29 AM
Looking good! it seems there's many diffrences in the times going (to better one) ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Battlecat on January 17, 2012, 05:00:03 PM
Those then and now images are pretty impressive.  The changes over the years are quite incredible. 

Congratulations on four years!   &apls &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Yan077 on January 18, 2012, 04:11:34 AM
Excellent east-european MD, thanks for the nice retropespective and four years of Kolbrow  :thumbsup:
Only 3 posts before entering the classic section  :P
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Kergelen on January 18, 2012, 08:00:11 AM
Great changes and development of the city!
And the region shoot are very nice and realistic. &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: ricardomiranda on January 18, 2012, 01:22:38 PM
Now we need a comment to go to the section of the Classics, congratulations!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Framly on January 18, 2012, 03:16:12 PM
&apls 500 Replies  &apls

Congratulations my friend! Welcome at the Classic Section :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Battlecat on January 18, 2012, 03:19:28 PM
Congrats on reaching 500 replies!  It's been a long time coming and I'm pleased to move your MD to the Classics

Congratulations from The SC4D Staff!!  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: cmdp123789 on January 18, 2012, 07:20:12 PM
I really like this... It took me a little while, but I just read the whole thing... I'm so impressed by the realism... keep it up
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 19, 2012, 01:01:02 PM
Oh dear! I forgot my MD is so extensive! I am grateful for all your comments and advices, thanks to which my thread hit as far as here.  :) Please, excuse me, for not replying minutely, but I have very little time right now. In 10 days my exam session at university starts, so I have to spend most of my time above books. Also in this case I'm not able to show any update before second half of February.
Thank you all, once again, friends! 
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: carlfatal on January 19, 2012, 01:26:39 PM
Congrats on Your entry to the classics!  &apls
This was a deserved step. Away from that: i wish You the best for Your exams!  :thumbsup:
Greetz, Carl
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: noahclem on January 19, 2012, 04:33:14 PM
Congratulations on making it to the Classics!  &dance
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bat on January 20, 2012, 12:03:58 PM
Great work on that update!
And congrats on the new MD-section! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on February 04, 2012, 01:12:47 PM
Allright, I've passed all my exams! What is more I've done it in the first term, so I have two weeks of winter holidays now!  :) I think about batting some new blocks. Quite long time has passed, since I made any.
As I said, I wasn't able to answer everyone individually before, so I'm doing it right now!
Probably I will use word "thanks" many times, but how we can show appreciation for the interest, without saying it?  ;)

Arthur - Thank you. I will try to make it looking even better.
nbvc -Thanks!
noahclem - I used this idea from other MD's, but I decided to compare "real" changes  ;) Thanks!
Carl - Yes, building realistic cities, without visible repeatability isn't so easy, for me especially in small towns, because now we have quite considerable choice of metropolitan tenements and other buildings. What is more, sometimes for me an adequate number of blocks is also missing. I do not now, if it might sound weird for somebody, to hear something like that about blocks  :D
Yes, it's likely that it is reminding Warsaw seen from above, however it wasn't a pattern which I based on. There is a lot of quite significant differences (as well as which Silesia we are talking about), probably not visible for foreigner, nevertheless I guess, I also would not spot the dissimilarity between, for example, French or Dutch cities ;) Thank you!
Guillaume - Im pleased with your opinion  ;)
976, Battlecat - Yup, I think during this time my style of building and plannig has changed Thank you guys!
Yan077, Kergelen - Thank you! When I build something in SC, I'm trying to observe, how does it look like in reality, especially in the most immediate areas for me. Sometimes I compare my observations also with other countries, it often turns out that there are visible difference.  :)
ricardomiranda - Thank you for mentioning this fact ;)
Framly - For your greeting too :D
Battlecat - Great thanks, for whole sc4d Staff  :)
cmdp123789 - I promise  ;)
noahclem, bat - Thank you!

Uff... I've never had so much comments  :P

Ok, I think savoir-vivre require showing some photos  :D

National road no 6 Patowice-Polbrań, near town of Tywnik.
How it should look like in November (or generally in autumn)...

(http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/1281/drogajes.jpg)

...and how it should look like right now :D

(http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/1057/zim2.jpg)

Enjoy!  ;)

Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Kergelen on February 05, 2012, 01:53:02 PM
In this cold weather we have in Europe is very appropriate an empty road with the snow. Very inspiring :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on February 05, 2012, 02:22:12 PM
Waow, that road looks wonderful, Kamil ! I like it best in Autumn. For some reason each Autumn SC4 picture turn out very well! ( and very much in your MD !)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: noahclem on February 05, 2012, 02:23:59 PM
Wow, beautiful pictures!  &apls  Both are just fantastic!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: carlfatal on February 05, 2012, 04:25:51 PM
Wonderful pictures! Make me nearly speechless...  &apls
Only one little thing i can criticize as they are out now: on the second picture i would love to see some deers away from the street...  ;)
Greetz, Carl
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: io_bg on February 06, 2012, 05:04:53 AM
Fantastic pics, especially the autumn one! And congrats on making it to the Classics! &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: RickD on February 06, 2012, 06:33:26 AM
Amazing what you can do with the seasonal stuff. I really need to learn how to use them properly.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on February 06, 2012, 07:03:42 AM
Ah, snow and cold... like in Europe nowadays! :D  Fantastic picture by the way! :)


Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: cmdp123789 on February 06, 2012, 07:16:18 AM
A very simple yet full of meaning set of pictures... I really liked them  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: rooker1 on February 06, 2012, 10:21:22 AM
That second picture of yours is very plain and yet I find it very intriguing!  Great work, that windy road is perfect.

Robin &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on February 11, 2012, 08:10:05 AM
These two pictures are quite "simple" but they are just perfect...
I love your work :)  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Yan077 on February 14, 2012, 01:56:46 AM
Wow, 2 fantastic pictures, quite simple but really, really beautiful, I love that kind of peaceful pictures  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bat on February 18, 2012, 10:31:27 AM
Nice two pictures of that road!!! Great work.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: rooker1 on March 01, 2012, 06:35:41 AM
Here is a true Classic MD with all sorts of genres and always very detailed and interesting pictures and this is why we can all congratulate kbieniu7 for being in OSITM for the second time!!  :thumbsup:

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac213/BSCLEX/Mouse%20stuff/Kolbrow-de.jpg)

Congratulations from The SC4D STaff!!! &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: DaveN on March 01, 2012, 01:03:47 PM
Wow wow wow!!! Cogratulation Kamil!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: noahclem on March 01, 2012, 01:57:55 PM
Congratulations on another well-deserved OSITM!  &apls &apls  I'm looking forward to the month here!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on March 01, 2012, 02:10:27 PM
Congrats, Kamil!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on March 01, 2012, 03:56:46 PM
Wow! Great thanks to you guys: MD's visitors as well as sc4d Staff! Last time I'm so honoured  :D

Here's now 22:52, I do not have time today to post, however I promise to write all replies and post at least one screen tomorrow after coming back from the university!    :)

Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on March 02, 2012, 11:28:08 AM
Promised replies:

Kergelen - Yes, the weather was quite repulsive from being utside for longer time :D
Arthur - I agree  ;) Thanks!
noahclem - Thank you so much!
Carl - Yes, they might be nice addition! I will remember your advice in the similiar updates in future   ;D
io_bg, RickD - Thank you!
Guillaume - Accurate! When posting it was something about -20C outside :D
cmdp123789 - Thanks!
Robin - Nice to hear it! To be honest, now I see that windy road could be less windy right here - this is the biggest plan in my region :D
Ol.S / Benoit, Yan077 - Thanks a lot! Want more photos from peaceful places? :D
bat - Thanks

Ok, promised screenshot. Some block estate in the city of Siesławice, capital of Ponidzkie voivodeship. Located by the Siwogóry mountain range. Now in summer, so regard it as a photo from few months ago! There's still not enough warm :D
Inspired by real city of Kielce

(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/1271/sieslawice.jpg)

Thank you all once again!  :) I'll try to put as many update as I could in March. I hope, you enjoy all of them ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on March 02, 2012, 01:00:35 PM
Beautiful pic! :)


Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: RickD on March 02, 2012, 04:15:59 PM
Ah, summer. I am looking forward to it. :) And I like your picture very much.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Framly on March 02, 2012, 05:01:10 PM
Congrats for your second OSITM! Well deserved ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Battlecat on March 03, 2012, 12:15:08 AM
Congratulations on another well deserved OSITM!   &apls &apls

Love today's update, the neighborhood looks great!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bat on March 03, 2012, 05:08:51 AM
Congratulations on your second OSITM-award!
And great new shot! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: noahclem on March 03, 2012, 12:52:27 PM
Beautiful picture  &apls I really like those SHT apartment blocks, especially their nightlighting. Looking forward to whats' next  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Kergelen on March 03, 2012, 01:43:40 PM
Nice update and congrats on the OSITM! &apls
I think we'll have a great "polish" month :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on March 07, 2012, 01:18:57 PM
Guillaume - Thanks!
RickD - Me too! But let's wait a bit more :P
Framly, Battlecat, bat - Thank you!
noahclem - There is also the rest of the estate, not captured on this picture ;) Thanks!
Kergelen - Thanks! I think so, I'll try not dissapoint you  :)

I wish you are not bored with autumn? I know that yellow-orange landscape was actually a part of nearest past, but stay calm - spring is just around the corner!  ;)

Some time ago, I tried to play with bigger fields, as I always used to plop small ones.
This is the from last screens showing road in autumn and winter. National road no. 6 near Tywnik ;)

Village of Czerniców
(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/1754/35967052.jpg)

(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/4089/49278242.jpg)

(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/8738/66503649.jpg)

(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/2463/99410377.jpg)

A bit greeny in the centre  ;D
(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/8531/76042062.jpg)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Battlecat on March 07, 2012, 01:22:35 PM
Those images are simply stunning!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: RickD on March 08, 2012, 02:31:12 AM
Very nice pictures. And that color tone gives me a warm feeling. :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bat on March 08, 2012, 09:54:48 AM
Nice views of that beautiful town there! Great farms. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: nbvc on March 08, 2012, 01:05:20 PM
Great autumnal atmosphere. &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Kergelen on March 08, 2012, 01:11:51 PM
Beautiful autumn images! These fields are very inspiring :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on March 08, 2012, 01:12:04 PM
The last picture, with the diagonal-like fields is mind blowing, good job Kamil!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on March 08, 2012, 01:22:26 PM
That's just amazing, I particullary love the last picture, which is wonderful. &apls  Congrats my friend! :)


Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Nardo69 on March 08, 2012, 03:20:39 PM
Nice to see you OSITM, you really deserved this! (and I was away for too long I guess ...)

Some years ago I had to travel several times from Warsaw airport to Torun on business trips and I when I see your pics I am immediately remember the villages I passed then. Superb work my friend!

Take care my friend!

Bernhard :tumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: noahclem on March 08, 2012, 04:20:47 PM
Beautiful autumn images  &apls &apls  I'm not tired of it at all  ;D  Keep up the great work this month!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: rooker1 on March 15, 2012, 06:02:17 AM
The autumn farming images are very well done.

Robin  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: carlfatal on March 15, 2012, 04:01:10 PM
Wonderful pictures again!   &apls
This is why i love SimCity, why i feel no need for a sequel.
Keep it up, greetz, Carl
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on March 19, 2012, 01:32:51 PM
Battlecat, RickD - Thank you!
bat - Don't you think, that calling it "town" isn't too much?
nbvc - Thanks!
Kergelen, Arthur - Thanks! I was also inspired by many other players' work :)
Guillaume - Thank you very much, friend  ;)
Bernhard - I remember, you have said it once :) however I was basing on a bit different Silesian landscape ;) Thanks
noahclem, Robin - so today one more autumn shot ;D
Carl - fully agree! :)

Sorry for no uploading for a week. At the university they gave us a project, that I did't expected - they let us to do a project without any introduction. What is more we have to do it in AutoCad, however we just started to learn it  &mmm
Allright, but now final time for some shots!



This is probably the last autumn picture...

(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/5439/52885335.jpg)
(Nida river)

...as well as winter...

(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/5053/71410133.jpg)
(somewhere in southern Rapaty mountain range)

"Why" - would you ask?












































(http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/5749/40870842.jpg)

... because here comes the spring!  ;D

(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/1953/87669122.jpg)

Allright, that's right, trees are not already green in and even 21st March is still in the nearest future... But the last weekend was anourmous warm! The temperature was like in May or June. The only difference was that lack of leaves on trees.

(http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/5480/52003481.jpg)

Even wearing something more that t-shirt was too hot! Just like in summer  ;D

(http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/7708/13991254.jpg)

That weather was obviously perfect for riding. I've done 47km, I wish I had time to do more :D
 
(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/8953/0akopia.jpg)

I do not now how do you think, but personally I can't wait for full spring   ;)

Ok. Now back to integrals  :D

Enjoy! 




Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on March 19, 2012, 01:44:35 PM
Oh Jeez, Kamil.... You scared me at first... I though you were about to announce you stop your MD... Man I almost had an heart attack.  :P

The two last autumn and winter pictures are great. I really like what you did with the Nida river's bank.

The newest pictures shot during spring were also fabulous, Your central station is great! I like it a lot. Even if it was made using the maxis rail station, it fits perfectly your city. One thing I can think of to add are some trains stopped along the platforms.

Also, last week was also terribly hot here too ( Paris ) I was wearing a T-shirt to go to school... Though, today was very cold, cloudy and grey, I had to take my coat back from the closet. Damnit Vito! why can't we have some normal weather? :D

Oh, also you are using AutoCAD.. That's nice, I used it a lot when I was in a an internship ( three times ) in an Architect office two years ago, it's funny because it took me only two days to figure out how to fully use it! A nice, performing and easy to use software that is!

Good luck with your project at university - I'm curious to hear more about it! - , and I hope you can find some free time to play our favourite game!

take care,

Arthur
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Kergelen on March 19, 2012, 01:57:07 PM
The autumn and winter picture are nice nature scenes.
And the big big square looks good with the pederastrian streets arround. :thumbsup:

The last weekend in Barcelona was also warmer than normal :sunny:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bat on March 19, 2012, 02:04:06 PM
The first two pictures are fantastic. The other images are great, too. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: noahclem on March 19, 2012, 03:45:34 PM
Sounds like a beautiful spring!! It's warmer and sunnier around here, rising over freezing during the day fairly often, and I don't want it any warmer for now because we need tourists to keep coming here (Lapland) until after Easter! The spring pictures are great, and you've made a very nice transition, but I really like the autumn and winter picture as well  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: ricardomiranda on March 20, 2012, 08:42:37 AM
Great pictures !
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on March 20, 2012, 02:14:15 PM
As always my friend, you made great pictures there. &apls


Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: carlfatal on March 20, 2012, 02:49:34 PM
Nice pictures again, and yes i prefer warm weather too...  :)
And i can´t say which picture i like most, they all have their special atmosphere...  &apls
Greetz, Carl
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on March 29, 2012, 12:52:53 PM
Sorry for not posting! That week occured very busy for me. I thought, I would post more updates during OSTIM  &mmm

Arthur - No, no! For this moment I'm not planning to quit simcity at all!   :D
Maxis railway station fits the most in my vision of main railway station - not too big, historical-looking and not terminus. What is more, not much people use maxis one  ;)
Now I succeed in becoming familiar with it. Yes it occured to be quite easy in use. My biggest problem was which tools use in each situation.
My project is quite simple - ground floor of single-family house. When I finished it, maybe I will show you :D
Thank you for warm words and care!  :)
Kergelen, bat, ricardomiranda - Thanks a lot!
noahclem - Hah, I think I would feel strange a bit to have snow during Easter! Of course in Lapland that's something else. If you there want to have snow, I will add it to the Easter wishes  ;)
Guillaume - As always my friend, I'm glad to see you there.  :thumbsup:
Carl - Thank you! Those words inspires me to work more with nature.

Spring came, it was hot, it was warm and now - snow in the weather forecast  ;D Fortunately not surely, but colder air - yes.

Today it's time to visit another small town!

Wielinia

Wielinia is a town in southern Galand in the Kolbrów metropolitan area, and situated in small valley, between hills of Wielinia Foothill. [See the map in this post] (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=5922.msg409115#msg409115). The town was founded in XIII century and was an important centre of salt extracting. Currently all mines are closed and converted into tourist attractions.
Wielinia is one of the most visited by tourist towns in Galand. Approximately 900.000 of people each year.

It is based on town of Wieliczka (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wieliczka).

Wielinia's Market Square
(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/9030/81123792.jpg)

s. Klemens church and a small ped mall - Zamkowa street.
(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/9633/80247033.jpg)

Zamek żupny - salt mine castle ("żupa" is an old polish word for "salt mine"). Today there is a museum of salt mining inside.
(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/4338/30752712.jpg)

General view at the "centre". At the bottom there is small railway station Wielinia Rynek.
(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/5196/panrs.jpg)

One of estates in Wielinia, located to the west from the Market.
(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/8200/73834710.jpg)

I prepared also some bonus shots of railyard and freight station. ;)

This is a rail line from Kolbrów to Wielinia - just 4km long, ends at Wielinia Rynek Station.
(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/7199/26876479.jpg)

Some bushes and carriages :P
(http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/7305/16266255.jpg)

(http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/7081/56394475.jpg)

Enjoy! There is possibility, that I will upload something at 31st. However I cannot say that at 100%.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Swordmaster on March 29, 2012, 01:22:41 PM
Nice atmosphere in these pictures - I like all the green. But the freight station and the rail spurs at the end seem a bit isolated from any actual economic activity. Except if the idea is "abandoned", then it fits very well. :)

Cheers,
Willy
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on March 29, 2012, 01:50:22 PM
Nice slope building in the city, Kamil! I enjoyed that castle and its adjacent park. The estate is also one nice build, with a lot of trees and a nice planning. I also liked a lot your freight station. As Willy pointed out, it looks like it has been abandoned from activity, and to be honest, it's nice that way! I see you have used the smooth curves on the road crossing the railways... Why not using the same smooth curves for the street leading to the freight station? I think it might come out quite well.

About cad, seems like a nice starter project. :) I remember, During my small-one-week-internship, I was told to make a ground plane of my flat, so I had to go check every size of each rooms. Then I was told to convert it so that it can host people in wheelchair. Was pretty fun actually~  This was in my first one.

For the two others I changed to another agency. This time they gave me some ground planes that were false I had to correct. It was from an housing project in a polish town. yes - the planes were in Polish, was a hell to understand. :P

Take care,

-Arthur.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kelis on March 29, 2012, 03:05:25 PM
I love your work in this beautiful city ! I'm a really fan of the Poland cities, specially Krakow, your city is a great representation of Krakow and for that reason I enjoy with every update. I can't wait to see more, great job  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: noahclem on March 29, 2012, 05:33:00 PM
Great job again  &apls  The salt-mines, rails, and town all look great! Hope you find the time for something on the 31st. It's been a great month so far  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Kergelen on March 30, 2012, 07:57:19 AM
Nice update again. I like the city center square and the slope of the town. I specially like how you combine the diferents kinds of density of the buildings &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bat on April 01, 2012, 08:43:04 AM
Some great views of that nice places. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: RickD on April 02, 2012, 07:30:52 AM
Great upodate. I like the S. Klemens Church and the park around it.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on May 03, 2012, 04:12:23 PM
Still remember me? :P

Willy - Thanks. Yes, you are right. It looks a bit abandoned and it is a bit abandoned. Unfortunately this is the next aspect taken from RL. Last 20 years in Poland were dramatical for railway. Thousands kilometers of railroads closed, decreased rail traffic on most of local lines... ehh...  &mmm
Arthur - Thanks a lot, friend! Accurate remark - I forgot to put smooth curves there!
Hah! And how did you get trough those plans? Successfully? I sympathize with you - polish is very, very hard language :D
kelis - I'm glad hearing that  :) Wielnia also was representation of town near Krakow. Maybe I would try to show something from Kolbrów again ;)
noahclem - Thanks! Unfortunately I found it after the month :(
bat, RickD - Thank you!  :)

This is what I wanted to show you month ago:

Krościeniec  - Dam on Wirta river

Today we are visiting mountainous region again. Krościeniec - where is the water dam on located at a artificial Krościeniec Lake. It was created in years 70, by banking up the water on the Wirta's upper part.

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/dodatkowo.jpg)

Idyllic landscape, huh?
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/2c.jpg)

Want to swim? Unfortunately swimming and recreation is prohibited due to the fact, that the reservoir also supplies Kolbrów in potable water.

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/2d.jpg)

And there it is. It has the height of 31m and voivodeship road no 804 on the top.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/1a.jpg)

Some restaurant near the road
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/2a.jpg)

... with the view at the dam.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/1e.jpg)

Below the dam
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/1b.jpg)

Here you can rest, and swim.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/1c.jpg)

Village of Krościeniec.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/1d.jpg)

Just a trail, to the nearest mountain Żdżar.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/2b.jpg)

Remember the gold autumn? :D
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/jes.jpg)

The dam fully visible.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/zapora.jpg)

Panorama.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/gorypanominiatura.jpg) (http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/pano1.jpg)

SimCity has a very interesting camera, making the games exceptionally playable. However sometimes is good to think...
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/GORA.jpg)

...three-dimensionally ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on May 03, 2012, 04:26:34 PM
Very nice update, Kamil!

The are around the dam is top notch and very well made. Farms, villages, river beds, all in all is awesome!  What I really liked is the small village with the diagonal road going through it. We can almost forget the grid on that picture. Gold autumn picture: 10/10, beautiful. Just add some rocks and underwater vegetations where the seawalls hit the river bottom, take the picture again in autumn ( - photoshop some cars on the road - ) and you are sure to get my votes in the picture competition. :)

The last picture is.. interesting, taken with the terraformer it give s a nice view of the area! Looks almost like a real picture, just lacking the details.. :P

About CaD, it was very hard at first to figure which words meant everything. But with the help from Google translate and from guessing which is which with the appliances it was more fun in the end. :P

Take care!
-Arthur. :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: RickD on May 04, 2012, 02:32:39 AM
This is one of the best dams I have seen in SC4.  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on May 04, 2012, 02:58:31 AM
Great work on this update, looks amazing... !
I just think that you should have kept the same water on both sides of the dam, but your work with game water is also really nice so... Anyway, this is good ! :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Skimbo on May 05, 2012, 09:28:25 AM
Great job while MMPing!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Kergelen on May 06, 2012, 11:02:13 AM
Very nice dam and nature pictures.

I love the river with the sparse small stones :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: panthersimcity4 on May 26, 2012, 12:58:50 AM
Hello, kbieniu7,

Okay, so I'm actually from Simtropolis and I don't even know if I've even commented on any diaries on this site before, but I wanted to say I LOVE your cities. I've spent a lot of times in Poland because I have family there, and it feels like a second home whenever I go there. And your pictures just make me want to go again!  ;) So keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bat on May 28, 2012, 08:54:28 AM
Fantastic work on the lake and the village!! Also beautiful panorama. &apls :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on May 28, 2012, 10:59:14 AM
Excellent my friend! &apls


Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: noahclem on May 28, 2012, 11:28:10 AM
Awesome update  &apls  Your MMPing style is unique and beautiful! I really like the dam and reservoir as well. Great work  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: mave94 on May 28, 2012, 03:12:44 PM
Great terraforming! &apls I like your style. You did a great job and keep it up.

-Matthijs ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: rooker1 on June 05, 2012, 06:13:34 AM
Really great update.
I really like the forested areas, the lake and the shorlines....very well done. 
The damn is perfectly done and I find the it's green style very refreshing.

Robin :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on July 20, 2012, 09:11:01 AM
Hi guys, how are you?
It was a lot of time, when I lately visit my thread. Well, real life in the shape of exams and other stuff at the University took it all. Fortunatelly I passed everything in first term, so I have september free :D

Arthur - Nice to hear it, friend. Thanks for your advices, maybe I will do, what you said, and put it to picture competition ;)
RickD - I'm really positively suprised hearing it. :) Thank you!
Ol.S / Benoit - Thanks! Well, this dam was build in order to make some transition between plopable and in-game water.  ;)
Skimbo, Kergelen, bat, Guillaume - Thanks, friends!
panthersimcity4 - I'm glad to hear it. I do not know if you will read my thread and this reply again, but if so, may I ask where your family lives? :)
noahclem - Well, with each comment like this, I think developing cities, where MMPing is not so much used, will wait more and more ;)
Matthijs - Thank you!
Robin - I was basing on real dam,, so now I'm happy that I chosed the "green" one instead of fully made of concrete ;)

Maybe some photos?  ::)

A2 highway, somewhere in central Galand. It's under construction, as you see. But not for EURO, like maybe during last years :D

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/1ak.jpg)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/2ak.jpg)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/pan.jpg)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Paul 999 on July 20, 2012, 09:55:30 AM
Good to see you back. I always like construction updates. I wonder how the A2 looks like.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on July 20, 2012, 11:01:28 AM
Can't wait to see more of that A2 motorway. :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: noahclem on July 20, 2012, 11:20:18 AM
Great pictures  &apls I'm really looking forward to how the motorway turns out  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on August 01, 2012, 01:45:56 PM
Paul, Arthur and noahclem thanks for comments. There is the region view of this motorway. I tried to use as much as possible FAHRW, so it doesn't looks so sharp.
Additionally two photos from city of Patowice. It's visible on the right side of the picture.

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/autobana2.jpg)

Do you know, what I found missing in simcity needed to create more polish ambience?

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/pato1-1.jpg)

Cars parked on sidewalks :P

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/pato2-1.jpg)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on August 01, 2012, 02:01:56 PM
Ah, nice work with the parked car! it feels more alive now ( not that it wasn't alive before) Really nice.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kelis on August 01, 2012, 02:50:04 PM
Great as always with your polish city my friend. I like so much the region view and the building selection, great job !!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: noahclem on August 01, 2012, 03:44:03 PM
I need more parked cars on sidewalks too! Great pics  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: nbvc on August 01, 2012, 11:48:01 PM
Nice city and construction scenes from last update. &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: RickD on August 02, 2012, 03:50:17 AM
Very nice. The motorway really looks very smooth.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Sciurus on August 02, 2012, 04:04:33 AM
You made a great job, we feel the polish ambiance! &apls


Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Schulmanator on August 02, 2012, 10:06:56 AM
LOL! Cars on sidewalks?! I was thinking about food. I loved eating my way across Poland!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: panthersimcity4 on August 04, 2012, 12:12:43 PM
Very beautiful cities. I just got back from visiting some friends and family in Poland and your pictures make me feel like I'm still there.  ;D
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Dantes on August 05, 2012, 04:05:55 AM
The overview is many realistic  :o Big art !  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on November 08, 2012, 03:28:02 PM
Excuse me for not posting and leading it to inactives.
I have played sc a bit, but nothing that could be well-presented.
Now I have not time to continue it, the soonest possible time, to finish those works is December :/

So I'm showing two shots of unfinished, but established about 1,5 year ago, city of Koszyce.

Market square. It seems I've catched a collision.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/2a-3.png)

Overall:
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/1a-3.png)

Sorry once again. Studies take a lot of time.  :(
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: RickD on November 09, 2012, 03:58:18 AM
I missed your MD. But take your time for your studies. The unfinished pictures of Koszyce are very promising.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on November 09, 2012, 04:21:51 AM
Indeed, these are two nice promising pictures.

Good luck in your studies. ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Dantes on November 15, 2012, 07:51:20 AM
The transition from your settlement close development (W2W) to detached buildings is very impressive. A beautiful little village.  &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on November 24, 2012, 09:52:48 AM
RickD, Arthur and Dantes - thanks, guys! Fortunately, I've found a bit of free time to build something :)

Let's move to another beautiful place in Galand, 8km north from Kolbrów, where the railway line goes trough scenic landscape, made of fields and forested hills.

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/3a-1.jpg)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/2a-5.jpg)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/1a-4.jpg)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/4a.jpg)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/ogol.jpg)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Swordmaster on November 24, 2012, 10:25:07 AM
Great work!

Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Kergelen on November 24, 2012, 11:13:01 AM
Always a pleasure to see some picture from you. I like your style.

These laaarge and thin fiels are very original. And this large STR curve too :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: RickD on November 26, 2012, 05:00:20 AM
Very nice. That curved railway probably isn't very realistic but it looks nice.  ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: benedict on November 29, 2012, 11:52:40 AM
Those are fantastic scenes of rail running through the countryside.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: epicblunder on November 29, 2012, 11:55:32 AM
How have i not seen this MD before?! Those rural scenes are excellent!   &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on November 29, 2012, 12:03:53 PM
Toying with the MMPs eh?

Lovely work with this small village and it surroundings. Though I do really hope there is more residential along the road to justify the use of a two platform modern station... :P
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: mrbisonm on November 29, 2012, 12:19:00 PM

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/2a-5.jpg)



I am always around, although not always posting though, (kinda keeping myself in stealth position) but once in awhile I just have to come out, because something amazes me.
That "landscape painting" of yours in this picture is just.....well....amazing. The use of mmp's is so darn well employed that it will be hard to match.

All I can say, this is "Darn " nice! Excellent work.  :thumbsup: &apls

Fred (mrb)

Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Girafe on November 29, 2012, 12:57:23 PM
Excellent choices for the flora, so realistic and colours are harmonized  ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: noahclem on December 17, 2012, 05:13:49 AM
Those are some truly fantastic rural rail and pasture scenes  :o  The details and MMPs are just perfect  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bat on December 18, 2012, 09:40:33 AM
Some nice rural views there. Also great work on the city.
Looking forward to more pictures... ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 23, 2012, 07:45:52 AM
Swordmaster - Thanks!
Kergelen - Well, as I have once (or twice) said, long and thin farm fields are very common in Poland. This is my inspiration  :)
RickD - Yes, but there is a hill, maybe not well visible in the pictures, but BRF slope mode didn't allow me to build the rail line more "straight" :P
Benedict - Thanks!
epicblunder - Thank You!
Arthur - Yeah, but the main reason for this station is the junction :P There are few houses visible in the edge of the last picture, but I didn't have time to finish their surroundings.
Fred - Thank You so much! Well, I think, that my adventure with MMP's is still quite recent.  :)
Girafe - I'm glad to hear that. Thank You!
noahclem - I realised that pasturages are better way to hide the than farm fields :P
bat - There are still few screens to show from this square. I planned to do it in autumn colours, but the winter was first ;)

Allright, what's now...? Winter!

Look trough the window - everythig is white!
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/6a_zps90456aa6.jpg)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/1a-6_zpsf2bced61.jpg)

Cold!
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/5a-1_zps0aa2d8cc.jpg)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/4a-1_zps62fa7cf9.jpg)

Dusk falls earlier.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/2a-6_zps7fe7ce7f.jpg)

And it's possible to freeze, while waiting for a train or bus ;)
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/3a-2_zps7a6a46bb.jpg)

Merry Christmas!
Wesołych Świąt! ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on December 23, 2012, 07:58:09 AM
Quote
Look through the window, it's white!

;_; I wish it was. We only have rain here. ;_;

Lovely couple of pictures, Kamil. This little village along the railroad is really nice.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: sunv123 on December 23, 2012, 09:09:01 AM
Nice little village you've got there. Looks nice and cozy even though it's probably -10 C out there.

;_; I wish it was. We only have rain here. ;_;
We only have it once or twice in the southeastern united states. :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Swordmaster on December 23, 2012, 09:18:37 AM
Very nice. Same as Arthur, no snow here :(  Thanks for giving us some.

Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 23, 2012, 10:35:56 AM
Well, to be honest, in Poland we also have no snow. Just this in SimCity   ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Serkanner on December 24, 2012, 03:42:05 AM
Wonderful pictures!  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: bat on December 26, 2012, 08:53:40 AM
Wonderful winter shots there. :thumbsup:
And Merry Christmas!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Kergelen on December 26, 2012, 03:40:48 PM
Very nice pictures &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: benedict on December 27, 2012, 12:02:32 PM
I love those snowy scenes - the quality of the light (particularly in the 2nd picture) is great, really reflective of late afternoon in winter.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: noahclem on December 27, 2012, 12:44:46 PM
Beautiful winter scenes  &apls &apls  It's really nice to see what other people are able to do with the snow in SimCity--great to get more ideas! Great little town there  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 31, 2012, 11:55:48 AM
Hi all! In this last day of 2012 I would like to thank you for reading, commenting and staying with this MD during last year.
A bit traditionally - let's see what happened during last 12 months in Galand.
Happy new year 2013!

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/1a-6_zpse0fd66af.jpg)
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/3ba_zps786f7bbb.png)
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/3bb_zpscf2285f7.jpg)
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/3a-2_zps2e01c2dc.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Swordmaster on December 31, 2012, 12:01:40 PM
Great mosaic. I urgently need to do some catching up on earlier stuff here.

Happy New Year!


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: wallasey on December 31, 2012, 12:33:55 PM
It looks cold there! The trees casting a shadow over the snowy fields is a great touch and that mosaic rounds off a great year for you and your MD. Well done!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on March 10, 2013, 02:10:20 PM
Oh yeah, next 2 months of inactivity!  :P

In the meantime I've finished two bats. Pre-fab highrise and rural bus sheds. The second one was waiting to upload for almost 3 years. I'm the king of the punctuality!

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/pgbwoladuchacka2012.png)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/pgbwiatapks.jpg)

Moreover I'm trying to finish a small town, which I wanted to show in October. ;)

Here is a small teaser:

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/zapo.jpg)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Kergelen on March 10, 2013, 03:54:36 PM
Good to see an update from you time to time. :)

Nice BATs. I didn't know you are a Batter.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: RickD on March 11, 2013, 04:33:36 AM
Better late than never. ;) I really like the houses. I know exactly where they would fit into my region.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Dantes on March 12, 2013, 04:46:07 AM
Fantastic Pre-fab highrise, I love them  :thumbsup: Great work !
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on March 12, 2013, 06:23:04 AM
Kergelen, Rick, Dantes - thanks guys! Well, I'm batting for 5 years, but I have never uploaded to the LEX.  :)

Małogoszcza

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/dsdsdsdsdsdd.png)

Town in Małurskie voivodeship, south from Kolbrów, near the country border. 10 000 citizens. Located near the Wirta river winding and beautiful mountain ranges.

Małogoszcza is a very attractive town, what a big number of tourists appreciates every year. It’s a great place to spend – both for those, who want to see the nature and those who are interested in local history.
On the hill upon the town, there are remains of a fortified castle, built in XIV century in order to protect nearby border. At the same time, on the crossing of two trails, the village of Małogoszcza has been established.
Today, national road no 1, and voivodeship road no 808 go trough the town, on the same way as medieval ones.

This region is well know for the huge numer of flower fields. On May the whole area glitters with all possible colours. Closeness of the mountain ranges and (stall clear) Wirta river make this place the target for many tourists each year.

By the way - I wanted to build a castle which is not a ruin, but I didn't find any fitting to this area.

Somewhere on the road from Kolbrów (Road no 1)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/szosa.jpg)

The only block estate in Małogoszcza.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/1a-6.jpg)

The main market square. Busy, as usual.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/rrrym.jpg)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/2a-6.jpg)

A poor regional bus station :P
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/3a-2.jpg)

Historic centre.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/4a-1.jpg)

Less historic area :P
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/5a-1.jpg)

General view. Going left, road 808 would lead us to water dam in Krościeniec. Going right - to village of Lubaczowa from the winter update.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/calosc.jpg)

Small bonus :P
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/desc.jpg)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: rooker1 on March 12, 2013, 08:40:58 AM
Your city is beautiful and very realistic looking....just how I like it. 
I could do without seeing some of those rainbow colored farm fields, but to each thier own.
Your seasonal tree layout looks great.  Do you notice a lag in game speed?

Robin
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Gugu3 on March 12, 2013, 08:58:04 AM
Very nice update! &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: benedict on March 15, 2013, 01:58:24 PM
Great return - I love how realistic your city is.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Swordmaster on March 16, 2013, 12:16:31 PM
Very good. Love those streets and sidewalks.


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Piterdaw1 on March 17, 2013, 03:14:29 PM
Very good job! I love this market square!  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Dantes on March 17, 2013, 03:58:54 PM
I love this market square,too !   :o Fantastic work again  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on June 16, 2013, 03:41:26 PM
Hi guys! Quite a lot of time since last update, huh?
Well, university takes a lot of time, what combined with less ideas for simcity drived to 3 months of inactivity. Tommorow lasts the period of 90-days limit, so I have to post one poor image of somewhere.

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/poor_image_of_somewhere.jpg)
Well... nothing special.

I have my last exam at 28th May. I hope, I will be able to finish some areas, so they will be at least showable.

Greetings!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Kergelen on June 17, 2013, 12:56:50 AM
Nothing special but I like the calm the picture conveys.
And a oportunity to see the last update which I dindn't see. Nice work on the town center.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: GosTom on June 17, 2013, 08:01:08 AM
Unbelievable...pure awesomeness
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on July 14, 2013, 02:00:22 PM
Coming soon.

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/000v.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: RickD on July 15, 2013, 06:04:21 AM
Looks very promising.  :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Gugu3 on July 15, 2013, 11:25:30 AM
Can't wait! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: noahclem on July 15, 2013, 02:41:53 PM
Beautiful picture  &apls  Your rural scenes and diagonal work are always top notch  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on July 15, 2013, 03:45:41 PM
Thanks! In meanwhile catch another one:

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/0a.jpg)

Stay tuned.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on July 15, 2013, 03:59:29 PM
Looks great! Two lovely pictures.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on July 16, 2013, 01:49:05 PM
We remain in małurskie voivodeship (do you know, guys, that after years of using this word, I still don’t remember how to write it?), not so far away!


(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/tablica.jpg)

Jasień Małurski with 2700 inhabitants has currently no town privileges. It lays by the national road nr 4 and voivodeship road no 808, which leads from Koszyce via Jasień, Małogoszcza (remember it? (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=5922.msg454463#msg454463)), Krościeniec (with the dam (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=5922.msg422511#msg422511)) and Lanckorona (even earlier! (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=5922.msg363944#msg363944)). Very picturesque route, hope someday we will have chance to drive on it.

Market square in Jasień. Typical rural tenements with church and primary school.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/1a-7.jpg)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/2a-7.jpg)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/aa2-1.jpg)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/3b-1.jpg)

Mentioned voivodeship road, which leads to Koszyce and Lubaczowa (winter-update village (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=5922.msg443229#msg443229))
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/6a.jpg)

There’s my fault – railway going away from the town. Firstly I planned even smaller village, unworthy of its own station. It has changed.

Some…
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/3a-3.jpg)

…very…
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/7a.jpg)

…scenic…
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/aa1-1.jpg)

…views.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/5a-2.jpg)

National road leads to Koszyce too.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/8a.jpg)

So slowing-down-game-speed view. Colourful
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/9a.jpg)

Over.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on July 16, 2013, 02:29:53 PM
That last picture is incredible! Excellent overview. We can feel as if it was shot from an helicopter !
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: noahclem on July 16, 2013, 02:49:16 PM
Great update  &apls  Very nice work with the dragable wide-radius-curves and that overview shot is perfect!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Kergelen on July 19, 2013, 06:10:49 AM
Lovely farming town and great overview. &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: rooker1 on July 19, 2013, 07:20:39 AM
Awesome update. I love all the curved networks through the very well laid out town.
Great, just great!

Robin
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Swordmaster on July 19, 2013, 07:30:55 AM
Love it. Very good.


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Gugu3 on July 19, 2013, 08:22:38 AM
Very very nice!!! &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on August 11, 2013, 05:21:16 PM
Arthur, noahclem, Kergelen, Robin, Willy, Gugu - thanks for commenting, friends! Nice to hear that you like work, I've presented.  :)
Fully agree - new, draggable curves and FA pieces with grass textures and sidewalks are great in towns and villages, allowing to avoid "texture holes".

I work over block estates in Kolbrow, but unfortunately I haven't finished them yet. Tomorrow I'm going to visit Olsztyn (a city in northern Poland ;) ) for a couple of days, so the update has to wait more.

In meantime some random shots from the last area.

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/2d-1.jpg)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/2c-1.jpg)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/2b-1.jpg)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/2a-8.jpg)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/4a-3.jpg)

Region shot showing the areas of latest updates. From the left (going eastward): Koszyce (unfinished city), Lubaczowa, Jasień Małurski, Małogoszcza (by the river). The giant city on the north is Kolbrów. Lines and curves made from plopable water are my "drafts", which I draw when I try to plan some roads or towns ;)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/beznbsptytu1420u.png)
However I think that my updates might became boring to you. All time long just fields, villages, blocks, sometimes tenements... In this case I need to ask: what do YOU want me to create and show in my MD.  :) I hope that your ideas would refresh a bit my old thread  ;)

Good night!
Kamil
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on August 11, 2013, 08:09:17 PM
As usual, amazing updates. I really love how you do the farms in your region.

I also used MMP water to determinate what I had to do in a region.. Though nowadays I more often draw a plan in my head, according to some real life material and try to keep on it. :P

About the updates, I don't think it's boring. I mean,  I'm in the same boat. I keep doing the same things in my [now lost] region and I find it a bit repetitive and boring at long, but eh, that's what we do the best, no? :D

However I'd like to see a bit more of Kolbrow city center.. ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: RepublicMaster on August 12, 2013, 01:47:12 AM
Great rural update! I like the small towns. :D
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: Dantes on August 13, 2013, 01:24:45 PM
I like the landscaping in your region. I'm curious what it looks like who you've designed a larger area like that.
The small village has a successful atmosphere.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 24, 2013, 09:58:35 AM
Well, it's Christmas time...Next long period without my activity.
Merry Christmas Everyone! I hope you'll spend this time cheerfully with your families. :)

Wesołych Świąt!  ;)
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/Kolbrow2copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: benedict on December 27, 2013, 03:05:03 PM
Merry Christmas to Kolbrów!
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 29, 2013, 05:31:12 AM
I've promised you to show some of Kolbrów's block estates (or ghettos, like some people call it :P). Ta-daam!





























Still not finished...

But I've found a pic, that I forgot to post here.

A village (almost) in the mountains  ;)
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/2qa.jpg)

Keep warm! Actually no snow in Kraków.
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: art128 on December 29, 2013, 07:44:10 AM
A really nice rural picture! I'm looking forward to the block estates. ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 31, 2013, 10:38:12 AM
Well, another year passed. A bit traditionally - I wish you all Happy New Year with lot of new positive experiences  :)

Keep Warm!

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2531/mdu3.jpg (http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2531/mdu3.jpg)
(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2531/mdu3.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów
Post by: nbvc on January 01, 2014, 04:50:57 AM
Great work with your last updates. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 01, 2014, 04:45:15 PM
Thanks, nbvc :)

By the way. Today passed the sixth anniversary of setting up Kolbrów. Quite a long strech of a time, huh?! ;) Thank you everyone for reading, watching and commenting during this period!

Greetings!
Kamil

(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/4198/q76z.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: Kergelen on January 02, 2014, 11:20:22 AM
Nice 2013 compilation and congrats on your sixth anniversary:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: art128 on January 02, 2014, 11:55:50 AM
Congrats for Six years of awesomeness!
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: MTT9 on January 02, 2014, 07:29:30 PM
Congratulations :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: Gugu3 on January 03, 2014, 06:26:12 AM
Awesome!!!
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: kbieniu7 on February 22, 2014, 06:42:31 AM
Thanks guys for your comments :) All exams passed, so it's time for an update! ;)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img27/8521/yz6v.jpg)

Little village in Malurgian Voivodeship, located by Wirta river, surrounded by colourful fields and forests. It lays near Kolbrów, on the national road no 1 leading to Małogoszcza (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=5922.msg454463#msg454463).

Small market square with the church is the central point in every village in Galand.
(http://imageshack.com/a/img819/1227/tid0.png)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img834/9403/fiv1.png)

Behind the church, inside the river bend, there are remainings of old medieval burgwall. Overgrown ruins surrounded by dykes are one of the tourist atractions in this region.
(http://imageshack.com/a/img585/3276/utry.png)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img854/1272/bt3y.png)

Some magazines, fire station and school.
(http://imageshack.com/a/img841/8835/fza8.png)
 
National road no 1. Entrance from Małogoszcza.
(http://imageshack.com/a/img571/8467/caz0.png)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img850/3556/7bvn.png)

Road bridge on Wirta river. We will use it while driving to the next update!
(http://imageshack.com/a/img546/3234/wpp2.png)

Yep, I'm playing with rural areas over and over again, but that's the stuff that gives me the most pleasure. Nevertheless, I'm still trying to finish socrealist district.

Keep warm!
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: Gugu3 on February 22, 2014, 12:51:47 PM
Very nice update &apls
Congrats for your exams :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: vortext on February 22, 2014, 01:38:00 PM
Belated congratulations on the six year anniversary!  &apls

Lovely update, what's not to like about rural countrysides!?   :D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: art128 on February 22, 2014, 01:54:49 PM
Lovely village, as usual with your creations, Kamil. :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: MTT9 on February 23, 2014, 02:46:34 AM
Nice update. I like how you leave some farmland inside you city blocks :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: wallasey on February 23, 2014, 03:32:42 AM
Great updates there; I'm trying to build up the urban rural fringe with farms and woodland...you make it look so easy!

Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: kbieniu7 on April 19, 2014, 09:18:01 AM
Yeah, other 2 months! :D
Still with the same rural views. I've almost finished the socrealistic district. I just need to bat a small monument for it :)

Replies:
Gugu - Thanks!
Vortext - Thanks! By the way, do you know non-rural countryside? :P
Arthur - Thanks, my friend!
MTT9 - I try to make the border between fields and a town less clear. Thanks!
Wallasey - I think it's not so heavy to do. Sometimes, taking a look at e.g. google satelite photos could be a good idea. Just putting all the fields sometimes is a bit tiresome ;)
The photos:

(http://i.imgur.com/1nRHrEE.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zTs2tcQ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/bT81LEA.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/MRgkOlV.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/BlKNEoR.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/bMs2rJM.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/q5JR77g.jpg)

And of course I would like to wish you a tasty Easter Egg and good time with your families!

Happy Easter!
Frohe Ostern!
Joyeuses Pâques!
Feliz Pascoa!
Veselé Velikonoce!
Vrolijk Pasen!
Glad Pĺsk!
Kellemes Húsvéti Ünnepeket!
Buona Pasqua!
Щасливої ​​Пасхи!
Felices Pascuas!
Hyvää Pääsiäistä!
Счастливой пасхи!
God Pĺske!
Wesołych Świąt!

:)
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: Flatron on April 19, 2014, 11:16:54 AM
I like it. If only I could be so consistent and stay at one region for 6 years.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: M4346 on April 19, 2014, 11:33:40 AM
Wow! Six years! One can truly see the love and dedication, and it pays off!

Amazing work!
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: Kergelen on April 19, 2014, 11:39:31 AM
I simply love the beauty and simplicity of your rural countrysides &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: kbieniu7 on April 23, 2014, 01:06:18 PM
Flatron, M4346, Kergelen - thanks guys! Well, yes, it's a quite lot of time! Maybe it was almost the same, all time long, but it was the most interesting way of playing the game for me ;)

The region view!

(https://i.imgur.com/WnASXpg.jpg)

Ok, that was some poor photoshopping. This is the first time, I tried to do such thing, because I used to show photos of pure game.

However, I'm attaching the unphotoshopped photo too. South from the city, you can see the village by the river, which we have seen in latest two updates. The socialistic district is visible, between it and Kolbrów's centre.

(http://i.imgur.com/wvVUNfl.jpg)

Enjoy and stay tuned ;)




Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: M4346 on April 23, 2014, 02:23:35 PM
Well, that's damned good photoshopping to me! And certainly very good compared to my own efforts and abilities!

I like it!  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: Gugu3 on April 24, 2014, 03:18:12 AM
Very nice!
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: kelis on April 24, 2014, 07:51:22 AM
I follow your region almost since it was started here, I'm still enjoying every update, I like it !! It always has that Poland / Krakow touch and it's really interesting to watch, congratulations my friend.
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: art128 on April 24, 2014, 07:59:48 AM
Your region view really is one of the best I've ever seen!

The last update was great too. I always love how you do the farm fields.
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: feyss on April 24, 2014, 04:19:05 PM
I really like your rurals scene. And I also like your patience to have the same region since six years.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: noahclem on April 25, 2014, 05:16:19 AM
Congratulations on 6 years  &apls  &apls

That's an astounding achievement for this fantastic MD! Great pictures and I love the region view!
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: kbieniu7 on May 03, 2014, 09:56:38 AM
M4346, Gugu– Thanks!
Kelis – I’m very glad to hear that! I have always based on Kraków and Poland an tried to reacreate the things, I see every day ;)
Arthur – thanks! But I still wonder, if you are not too bored with rural areas ;)
Feyss – Yeah, quite a lot of time ;p
Nochalem – Tank you! Well, that’s just about Ľ of whole region, but I’ve stopped playing on the rest. It would take too much time…

So, back to Kolbrów!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/22/Nowahuta.jpg)

Nowa Huta.

Nowa Huta (eng: The New Steel Mill) is a socrealistic district located in southern part of Kolbrów. Built in 50's as a new place to live for workers of a steel mill, formerly called "Lenin's Steel Mill". Within the time, it becames a scene of many protests and a centre of anti-communism movements.

It's highly based on a real place in Kraków. You can read about it here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nowa_Huta).

Plac centralny (eng: Cetral Square), surrounded by the most representative socrealistic buildings, is a main point of the district. The main axis is traced by an alley: Aleja Przyjaźni (Avenue of Friendship), which goes east-west. Its last part is a pedestrian plaza with a tram line. The second alley, going tangentially to the square, is called Aleja Solidarności (avenue of "Solidarity") and lead to the steel mill.
(http://i.imgur.com/y5E5Moo.jpg)

And that's, how it looked like 30 years ago. In the middle of the square, there was a statue of one, well-known comrade ;)
(http://i.imgur.com/xrGS93X.jpg)

Aleja Przyjaźni (Avenue of Friendship).
(http://i.imgur.com/GxN08aV.jpg)

On the northern side, there is a theatre, called "Teatr Ludowy" (literally: People's Theatre). Yeah, Maxis's buildings can be quite useful ;)
(http://i.imgur.com/uX9Bvxs.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/hS3ixI7.jpg)

The urban design is symetricall. On the southern part, there's similiar square, with some school nearby.
(http://i.imgur.com/80mQZKZ.jpg)

On the other side of Aleja Solidarności, there is a hospital with a helipad, and some offices, built in 90's.
(http://i.imgur.com/2lLjptl.jpg)

Another look at Teatr Ludowy. The estate around it is called "Osiedle Teatralne" ("Theatrical Estate")
(http://i.imgur.com/jON0hC4.jpg)

Al. Solidarności leading to the centre of Kolbrów. The cross-section is my latets invention :P
(http://i.imgur.com/ZAFRopB.jpg)

That's all for the moment, but stay tuned! We will see some more blocks and meadows around Nowa Huta! ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: FrankU on May 03, 2014, 01:59:41 PM
Yes, this set of images is definitely catching the atmosphere of Vladimir's urbanistic followers! Well done!  &apls
I would have kept the statue though...
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: feyss on May 03, 2014, 02:17:16 PM
I see tramway pieces I've never seen before. That's awesome. And I like the atmosphere too.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: art128 on May 04, 2014, 04:21:19 AM
Don't worry Kamil. If you show us commie blocks or rural landscapes I'll always like it, after all your MD is one of my all time favorite. :)

Wonderful update once again. Nice use of the corner blocks.
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: M4346 on May 04, 2014, 10:27:32 AM
Wow! Great update! Indeed, Maxis buildings can be very handy sometimes!

I wonder what happened to the comrade... :P

Looking forward to the next update! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: Gugu3 on May 05, 2014, 05:10:40 AM
Very nice &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: FrankU on May 06, 2014, 08:51:15 AM
I wonder what happened to the comrade... :P

I guess he was sold to the Memento Park (http://www.mementopark.hu/) in Budapest.
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: kelis on May 06, 2014, 12:09:57 PM
The reason why i like so much this region is because I always wanted to do a city inspired in Krakow / Warsaw, for some reason I have always felt attracted by Poland and these cities, and your region Kolbrow is a really good MD to see some representative parts of these cities...

I got to try to make a region in this way  $%Grinno$%
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: warconstruct on May 07, 2014, 01:36:25 PM
your city is absolutely splendid! thank you to be come visit mine  ;) I note that one likes both created districts! yours is very interest because the tram is very well make!  &apls

The use of the building of SC4 Poland is splendid!

Warconstruct
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: carlfatal on June 12, 2014, 02:21:14 PM
Hey Kamil!
After a long time I am back to write a few words. Like always your pictures look perfect to me, especially the rural scenes.  &apls
And the last update with the wonderful Plac centralny - nice work with these surrounding buildings.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 23, 2014, 11:11:46 AM
Ok, half a year... I hope, that you don't mind :D

I planned to make some updates during the summer, but you know... I wanted good, but it turned out to be as always :p
You know, there were some new events and experience, that I met during this time. For example, I spent whole summer in France on a student practice. It was my first time to be abroad so long (2 months) - and it was very strange at the beginning to get used to live in among French language :P Really hard, but at the end, it turned out, that it was so addicting, so I found it really weird to come back to Poland and understand everything, what you hear in the street ;)
Nevertheless, I get used to be home back... And of course  I didn't play SimCity... You know - University, RL and something like this :D

Thank you for your comments! I feel guilty, that I didn't aswer them few months ago :(
Btw - the real Vladimir from Kraków was not taken to Budapest (btw, I didn't know, that such park exists!). As far as I know, he was taken to Sweden, probably sold as a scrap (really, Poles really wanted to get rid of him, then!)

Ok, but for the Christmas I MUST have prepared something. So, even though there is no snow behind my (and I think not only mine) window, let's go to see beautiful landscapes with trees and fields covered with a white layer!

The morning somewhere in mountains? Valley of Szlachtowski stream in Pianice Mountains.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/3a-4.jpg)

The stream near its springs.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/3e.jpg)


(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/3b-2.jpg)

It snows!
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/3f.jpg)

Nowa Huta covered with snow, but trams still goes trough the courtain of white flakes ;)
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/3g-1.jpg)

And the Main Market Square in Kolbrów... It's almost a tradition to show it for Christmas :P
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/3h.jpg)

Także tego...
Merry Christmas!
... and Happy New Year!
Wesołych Świąt :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: romualdillo on December 23, 2014, 03:19:43 PM
Beautiful images!!!  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: carlfatal on December 23, 2014, 07:59:57 PM
Absolutely stunning pictures!  &apls

I also wish you happy holidays!  :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: vortext on December 24, 2014, 04:01:50 AM
It's a winter wonderland!  (http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/funny/2/banana-santa.gif)  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: Kergelen on December 24, 2014, 05:51:36 AM
Beautiful mountains and Main Market Square  &apls
Have a good Christmas holidays :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: art128 on December 24, 2014, 07:39:33 AM
Nice to see you around, Kamil. :)

Beautiful work around the mountain indeed and what a splendid market place in winter.

Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you too.
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: Vizoria on December 24, 2014, 10:55:13 AM
Amazing winter scenery and weather!
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: Dantes on December 28, 2014, 07:46:36 AM
Great atmosphere in the pictures!
Title: Re: Kolbrów - 6 years
Post by: Themistokles on December 28, 2014, 11:58:21 AM
Snow in Kolbrów looks way better than snow in real life... :P Excellent work as always!
Title: Re: Kolbrów's 2014
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 31, 2014, 09:12:06 AM
Hello! Thanks for your comments, friends :)
It's New Year's Eve... time to sum up the past year. Well, there wasn't so many updates in my thread... mostly, because my stay in France ;) Anyway, I prepared a traditional year-ending moisaic, for the 7th year of the region. Oh dear, I think it's time to think about a retirement...

Have a great party tonight! Let the upcoming year be full of positive experiences!   ;D

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/2014_1.jpg)
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/2014_2.jpg)

Happy New Year!
Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku! :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów's 2014
Post by: benedict on January 02, 2015, 11:18:05 AM
Beautiful. Best wishes for 2015.
Title: Re: Kolbrów - a postcard for 7th anniversary
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 05, 2015, 05:31:23 AM
Thank You, Ben :)

Well, another year passed... 1st January Kolbrów gained another one and now it's 7 years old. Oh, dear... That's a lot...
Thank you all for another year of watching, reading and commenting! Hope to say that in 12 month again :)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/POCZT2.jpg)

Written: "7 years of Kolbrów and Galand - January 2015; Greetings from Kolbrów"
Title: Re: Kolbrów - a postcard for 7th anniversary
Post by: vortext on January 05, 2015, 12:18:48 PM
Nice postcards!  :thumbsup:

Seven years is long time indeed but what's this nonsense talk about retirement?!  ??? ;D

Onward to the next year!  :bnn:
Title: Re: Kolbrów - a postcard for 7th anniversary
Post by: Kergelen on January 11, 2015, 03:27:57 PM
Really nice postcards  &apls

I like your water mod. Which one it is?
Title: Re: Kolbrów - a postcard for 7th anniversary
Post by: Fasan on January 11, 2015, 04:09:38 PM
Her works are great and thus also their images.  &apls
I look at Sim Polska and very like to here them.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów - Transportation system (7th anniversary)
Post by: kbieniu7 on February 25, 2015, 02:43:03 PM
Vortext - you think, it's a nonsense? Well, ok, I promise, not to leave it this year :D
Kergelen - I don't remember. I think it's Brigantine (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/11836-peg-water-mod-brigantine), but I'm not sure now, I have the files of this mod messed somewhere in my plugins folder :/
Fasan - Thanks! I'm glad, that you like it :)

Well guys - as you see, it has been around 2 months since my last update, but you know what? During this time I finished my first cycle of university education and I got a title - Engineer (Bachelor) in Civil Engineering  $%Grinno$% Ok, I don't feel like it changes something too much, I will wait with calling myself "engineer" when I get few years of experience ;) Anyway, it's a significant step for me in my education :)

Ok, today we're going to see a bit unconventional update - about the urban transportation system in Kolbrów. Firstly, let's see the most recent region view:

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/satelita_mala.jpg)
FULL SIZE: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzbCDgJovefZM1RYWUpTYko5enM/view?usp=sharing

Tramways are the base of public transport In Kolbrów. Ground tram lines (with in-street and separated tracks) connect most parts of the city, and give the comfortable possibility to travel in and out from the city centre. On the most of grade-crossings the trams have a priority. In the last couple of years Kolbrów has built and now operates a pre-metro system, which goes under the city centre. There are two lines:

Line 1 (purple) goes from Krowodrza (west) to Kurdwanów (east). At the ends of this line there are ramps, where trams change their traditional ground tracks into tunnel. On this line there are 32-metres long vehicles operated and the frequency is between 5 and 10 minutes. There are plans to build extension to Łobzów.

Line 2 (yellow) goes from Prokocz (North) to the City Centre, where trams change their direction at terminal underground station. Originally there were plans to locate there a ramp and connect undeground part with ground network, but it has been decided to build the extension to Nowa Huta (south). Ground part od the line at Prokocz has been rebuilt - tram stops has been extended, covered, and enlarged to allow to operate even 52-metres long trams, number of crossings with local streets was reduced and maximum priority for trams has been introduced on intersections. Especially for this route, the city has bought 45-metres long two-way trams. Frequency on this line is about 5 minutes. During rush hours there is a significant problem, as this line is working within the limit of its capacity. There is no possibility to increase the frequency, as the capacity of underground terminus is limited (there is no loop right there). In this case the city plan to buy new 52-metres long two-way trams. When the next stations will be created, there will be temporary loops or extra tracks in order to allow introducing increased frequency of 3-minutes.

The railway network is going to be operated as well. For the moment, there are regional trains and one local commuter line in use (Szybka Kolej Aglomeracyjna - Fast Agglomeration Railway), that goes from Wielinia, trough the central railway, to the airport.  However, more local lines are planned, even using a cargo ring route.What is more, the city plans to open new Park&Ride parking lots around the town, located just by the main junctions, pre-metro lines and rail stations.

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/transport_small.jpg)
FULL SIZE: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzbCDgJovefZUlptamMzd3F0eE0/view?usp=sharing

Purple/yellow line - pre-metro tunnel
Purple/yellow dashed line - planned extension of pre-metro tunnels.
Blue linie - tram lines
Redlinie - rail lines

Purple/yellow dots - existing and planned pre-metro stations
Red dots- exiting and planned rail stations
Green dots - existing and planned Park&Ride parking lots

I hope, that I did't bored you ;)
Regards!
Title: Re: Kolbrów - Transportation system (7th anniversary)
Post by: noahclem on February 25, 2015, 04:42:08 PM
Congratulations on your engineer degree!  :bnn: &dance  It's a big achievement!

I love your update. Your transport system seems excellently designed and you present it really well. The story makes sense and now I'd like to ride Kolbrów's trams and trains even more  ;D   That's a pretty nice-looking ring road on the map too...  Love the post cards from earlier as well!
Title: Re: Kolbrów - Transportation system (7th anniversary)
Post by: benedict on March 01, 2015, 06:43:25 PM
I always like updates that focus on transport - I like seeing how players handle things differently.
Title: Re: Kolbrów - Transportation system (7th anniversary)
Post by: Gugu3 on March 02, 2015, 03:48:43 AM
Nice to see your transportation map! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów - Transportation system (7th anniversary)
Post by: kbieniu7 on July 20, 2015, 08:52:36 AM
Hello, everyone! Anyone's there?

Well, SimCity is no longer my main part of life today, but from time to time I like to build something ;) Usually I tried to finish all the area, make it as detailed as possible, before the presentation. However, today I would like to show you something with a very unfinished background. A small diary of a road construction!

National road no... if I only rembemer it... Probably no 14. Connection with the city of Wiluń (6th largest city in the country) with A1 motorway between Kolbrów and Polbrań. So far it was narrow, dilapidated with big traffic volume, going trough the centre of the villige of Wolice.

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/wolice%201.png)

That's how the entrance to Wiluń looks like.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/wolice%2014.png)

Here we have a school in Wolice.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/wolice%207.png)

Look! What a road the poor little children have to cross every day!
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/wolice%206.png)

But never mind! Here's the plan! Brand new 2x2 road, that steers clear of the village. Partially collision-free. Partialy, because... you know... money.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/wolice%201%20copy.jpg)

There will be a viaduct going over the railway and the street. Some housings need to be demolished.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/wolice%208.png)

And that's the place, where 2x2 will temporarily end. End of the first stage.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/wolice%209.png)

So, let's go! The first shovel has been sticked!
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/wolice%2015.png)

Mess... But a very beautiful mess!
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/wolice%2016.png)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/wolice%2018.png)

The houses have been already demolished.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/wolice%2021.png)

And the first pillars are under construction.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/wolice%2022.png)

Temporary connection.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/wolice%2023.png)

Ok, let's skip the next few monts of laying asphalt...

















































































Et voilá!
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/wol07c.png)

The connection with the motorway was there before. Turbin roundabouts has been implemented on the intersections.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/wol07b.png)

Nothing, but start to drive! The counter of drivers hitting the barriers because of speeding has been turned on.

Hope, that you enjoy! :)

 
Title: Re: Kolbrów - Transportation system (7th anniversary)
Post by: belfastsocrates on July 20, 2015, 10:01:47 AM
I really like the image of the cranes constructing the bridge supports as well as the road building images. Nice work :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów - Transportation system (7th anniversary)
Post by: c.p. on July 20, 2015, 12:13:52 PM
This was quite entertaining &apls  I like your creative use of the ploppable dirt.
Title: Re: Kolbrów - Transportation system (7th anniversary)
Post by: art128 on July 24, 2015, 11:33:49 AM
The picture of the train running through the construction site is wonderful.

Nice job with the new road overall. :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów - Transportation system (7th anniversary)
Post by: Paul 999 on July 24, 2015, 02:41:08 PM
A great update, again! :) but two overpasses on the new highway so quick in a row?
You can see that Europe paid the highways in your country? :P
Title: Re: Kolbrów - Transportation system (7th anniversary)
Post by: feyss on July 24, 2015, 04:02:32 PM
I like this kind of bypass road. And I also like roadworks updates  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów - Transportation system (7th anniversary)
Post by: carlfatal on July 25, 2015, 08:59:22 AM
Very nice pictures. I especially like your use of MMPs to create the construction site.  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów (07.11.2015 - village of Szlachtowa)
Post by: kbieniu7 on November 07, 2015, 10:30:24 AM
Hello! Thanks to everyone for staying there. I've got several photos from the mountain village, I was working on for last 2 years! all because of the few ideas still to be done in LotEditor ;) However, winter photos of the stream shown in this uptade were already published last year right there (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=5922.msg489557#msg489557).

SZLACHTOWA

A little mountain town lying upon small stream called Potok Szlachtowski. It doesn't have many residents, but in summer and winter holiday time it gets very crowdy. Many tourists from all Galand come here to admire the mountains, nature and swiss-style architecutre from XIX-century, when the small village had been coverted into a courort.

Market Square and the Town Hall.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/c1.png)

The stream and the boulevard.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/4b.png)

Railway station. It's a dead-end station but it's not the end of the line. Trains coming from Kolbrów need to change their direction to go further.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/c5.png)

Some close-ups:
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/c3.png)

Regional bus station.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/c2.png)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/c4.png)

Line coming from Kolbrów has one track and the line going further (to Lanckorona and Siepraw) has two. Illogical, but that's the only way to build a tunnel in SC.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/1b.png)

Blocks on the other side of a stream.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/3b.png)

Another close-up on the stream, downstream from the centre of a town.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/2b.png)

And the general view. There are some more interesting spots around, I'll try to post more photos in next days or next week :)
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/c6.png)

Stay tuned! Really, this time I plan to post them really next week ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (07.11.2015 - village of Szlachtowa)
Post by: Themistokles on November 07, 2015, 10:58:52 AM
Nice to see some activity here again! The MMPs in the stream and the woods blend really well into the cityscape. Oftentimes I think old-style towns in SC look like they have been superimposed on the landscape, but here they blend seamlessly instead. :thumbsup: And you know there is a STR tunnel override piece included in rivit's tunnel mod (http://"http://workingman-productions.co.uk/downloads/rivit_tunnel_mod.html")? It looks stinkingly modern (and is a pain to use ::)) but it really does work.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (07.11.2015 - village of Szlachtowa)
Post by: art128 on November 07, 2015, 11:00:54 AM
Beautiful update. The stream is very well done. What do you mean about the train tunnel? You can create STR tunnels with RVT's mod.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (07.11.2015 - village of Szlachtowa)
Post by: Gugu3 on November 08, 2015, 05:06:20 AM
Really nice!Agree with Art though...you can build STR tunnels
Title: Re: Kolbrów (07.11.2015 - village of Szlachtowa)
Post by: Girafe on November 08, 2015, 05:19:22 AM
love the landscapes scenes especially the one with the sheep  ;)

River with bicycle path is nice  :)

where are coming this wagon props, I never saw them before
Title: Re: Kolbrów (07.11.2015 - village of Szlachtowa)
Post by: SuperMessi on November 08, 2015, 06:18:05 AM
Very nice. Inspired me to try to do something similar but in a Japanese architectural style. I like very much the small agricultural zones, since i do those similarly. But as a suggestion for them to look more organic, i would separate them, using a tile, and after do some paths, weeds or something.

But is very nice, especially the lots. Very detailed  imo
Title: Re: Kolbrów (07.11.2015 - village of Szlachtowa)
Post by: Dantes on November 10, 2015, 01:54:21 PM
Dzienkuvie! (http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/23163e55959555665d89bb1b00a869fc.gif)
Your settlements always look great! I love the charm of your landscaping. Reminds me of Silesia and southern Poland. (http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/41a95e51a87450ddb7c574e7a5bb643b.gif) Great!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (11.11.2015 - autumn in Szlachtowa)
Post by: kbieniu7 on November 11, 2015, 02:48:18 PM
Themistokles - Thank you! Well, yes, sharp edges of Old Towns (or any other developement) are something, that I try to avoid. Here it wasn't so hard as it's a small village :)
Arthur, Gugu -  Well, I didn't know that mod before, even though I'm playing this game for years! I'll try to use it, thanks! :)
Girafe - Thanks! Theese wagons are avaible at SimCityPolska, right here:
http://www.simcitypolska.pl/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=175
http://www.simcitypolska.pl/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=176
SuperMessi - Thank you! As I mentioned many times, I always try to make small polish-style fields :) You might be right, some addition would be good, but as far as they are so narrow, I think the paths would be too wide compared with them. What is more, it would take much more time, as I make quite a lot of them ;/
Yup, this village is probably most detailed, that I've ever made, I usually don't play in LE so much.
Dantes - Dziękuje, cieszę się, że się podoba ;) Yep, southern Poland, that's what I try to base on most of the time, as I live there ;)

Ok, so, next round! A few shots from surrounding fields, some hotel, skiing facilities and more sheeps, but let's switch for a while into autumn colours!

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/7a.png)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/8a.png)

Let's go a little bit upstream from the villlage.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/3a.png)

Climbing a trail to its sources...
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/4a.png)

...
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/5a.png)

...to admirea a beautiful view!
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/6a.png)

And that's not my last word! Stay tuned! ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (11.11.2015 - autumn in Szlachtowa)
Post by: art128 on November 11, 2015, 03:37:41 PM
This is seriously one of the best stream I've ever seen, nice job! The autumnal colors are so pretty.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (11.11.2015 - autumn in Szlachtowa)
Post by: Dantes on November 12, 2015, 06:09:10 AM
I like southern Poland. Very friendly people! (http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/ec5f2347c641efcb7e30adfc88c7e5d4.gif) I drive with modern regional trains. The trains have Internet, clean and fast!
I hope you'll also once again show an update with railway. (http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/62c457be2b3d881644ba6b4e6ce65308.gif)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (11.11.2015 - autumn in Szlachtowa)
Post by: Girafe on November 12, 2015, 12:32:26 PM
Thanks, I knew that it was not released in a main SC4 website

I love these moutain scenes, especially autumn season and colors ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (11.11.2015 - autumn in Szlachtowa)
Post by: romualdillo on November 12, 2015, 12:44:24 PM
I second all the previous comments!! These images are fantastic!!  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów (11.11.2015 - autumn in Szlachtowa)
Post by: noahclem on November 12, 2015, 08:35:33 PM
Amazing hilly country terrain  &apls  Beautiful MMPs and details!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (11.11.2015 - autumn in Szlachtowa)
Post by: Themistokles on November 13, 2015, 05:52:43 AM
I agree with Art about that stream, it is one of if not the best I have seen &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów (11.11.2015 - autumn in Szlachtowa)
Post by: seraf on November 13, 2015, 06:57:04 AM
Wow, some incredible work here ;)

Duża różnica pomiędzy poprzednim a nowym update'em. Krajobrazy jedne z najlepszych w SC4 :)*





*Big difference between this and last update. Those landscapes are one of the best I've seen in SC4.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (11.11.2015 - autumn in Szlachtowa)
Post by: kelis on November 16, 2015, 05:03:48 PM
Great job ! I like those pictures. The stream is very well done  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów (11.11.2015 - autumn in Szlachtowa)
Post by: belfastsocrates on December 03, 2015, 04:33:47 AM
I echo the previous comments, really great work. I to love the stream and the I really like how the small town has been put together and the general feel and look of it.

Title: Re: Kolbrów (04.12.2015 - a bit of engineering)
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 04, 2015, 10:40:39 AM
Hello there!

Arthur – Thanks! You will have a chance to see more of it ;)
Dantes – Oh, you mean you’ve been there in Poland? Thank you, you will see more of ithe railway today and in the next update soon  :)
Girafe, romualdillo, noahclem, Themistokles, kelis - Merci, gracias, tack and Bedankt ;) Thanks for a comment!
Seraf - Dzięki ;) With "previous" you mean the road construction? Well, that was very quickly-done, so there was no place for detailing then :D
belfastsocrates -Thank you! Well, the small villages are my favourite part of SC so I think you will be able to see more of them in the future ;)

I still work in this small part of region, which consist mostly of mountainous areas. Even though my "scale" makes all of this here very small, narrow and underscaled.

I try to build a railway going from Szlachtowa (last update) to Kolbrów, but the terrain is quite heavy. Narrow space (due to underscaled valley size), steep slopes and the fact, that this area lays on four neighboring tiles! I decided, that I need an overview, a map, so I thought about connecting transport maps from all of this tiles to use it as a base and then draw the line and other development on it. To do that, I used AutoCAD (like a true engineer ;) ) It's a great to plan on 2D, but I still have to keep in mind the height - to find a best route for a railway. Now I don't care about the radius and curves on it as much as the slopes. For railways I use BRF slope mod, which allows the slightest slope in SimCity.

So, here is the map showing the planned line (red) and the stream. I also plan to make a water reservoir with a dam in that place. All is really squeezed up and it lays on several tiles (their borders are marked with pink lines).

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/mapa%20zslachtowa.png)

The extremal parameters of the line are:
- slope – maximum grade: 3,5%:
- curves’ radius: 120m

Curve’s radius of course is far too small. In polish standards for railways the minimum minimum (for local lines in mountainous area) is 200m. With the slope the matter is similar – BRF mod gives that 3,5%, while the maximum maximum in the reality is 2%

What is more, I’ve already started with the water dam (which itself is located on the border of two tiles!). I have made a water dam in simcity already (avaible here (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=5922.msg422511#msg422511)), but I’m not so happy with the spillway (the open part where the water flows through). I think about making a bat, which would work similar to many already made river embankments, but will consist of puzzles of ground part and a concrete spillway section.

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/zapp1.png)

The dam is 30.5 meters high, and the regular level of water is going to be 24,5 meters. Its draft cross-section is avaible after clicking on the photo below:

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/zapora-maly.png) (http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/zapora-Ukad1.png)

For today just one shot of the valley below Szlachtowa, but there will be more  soon :)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/niby_1.png)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (04.12.2015 - a bit of engineering)
Post by: Kergelen on December 04, 2015, 03:02:51 PM
Nice mountain scenes on the previous update &apls

I like dams. Looking forward to see more pictures of it ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (04.12.2015 - a bit of engineering)
Post by: Vizoria on December 04, 2015, 03:47:42 PM
What a picture! A lovely creek and great farmland!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (04.12.2015 - a bit of engineering)
Post by: 11241036 on December 04, 2015, 04:16:28 PM
Some very nice screenshots, especially with the small villages. Also, nice layout of the dam, and after looking at your previous dam, I do think that you actually made the best with the limited possibilities the game sometimes gives you. I also think that it is a good idea to draw plans on the transportation map, like you've shown.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (04.12.2015 - a bit of engineering)
Post by: Gugu3 on December 04, 2015, 04:57:57 PM
Amazing pics!That dam is going to be amazing ::)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (07.12.2015 - BATs and the valley)
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 07, 2015, 09:13:55 AM
Kergulen, Vizoria, Gugu3 – Thanks! :)
11241036 – Well, I’ve got a lot of other plans, I’ll show in the future ;) Thanks, I’m glad to hear that!

Ok, first of all, let me show my few plugins, I’ve uploaded this weekend. They are: urban bus sheds, pedestrian crossings and an unfinished skyscraper called Szkieletor (the model itself is made by Kacper).

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/przejscia.jpg) (http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/stops_1.png)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/szkielet_1.png)

Avaible after clicking here:
Crosswalks (http://www.simcitypolska.pl/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=464)
Bus stops (http://www.simcitypolska.pl/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=465)
Szkieletor (http://www.simcitypolska.pl/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=466)

As I mentioned last time, I try to model the spillway section in 3dsmax. However, I’ve got few problems of 3dsmax nature, I’ll try to manage them later. I think about making some set of puzzle pieces, that would allow to build a whole dam with a spillway section in any place. Anyway, that will take some time, that I’ve currently ran out playing simcity this weekend.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/zap4.png)

Ok, but let’s go back to the game. I’ve found a quite nice tunnel entrance for my single track rail – Working Man’s Production tunnel mod (http://workingman-productions.co.uk/downloads/wmp_tunnel_portals.html). It looks like that:
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/dworzec_1.png)

Let’s get back a little and take the last glance at the town of Szlachtowa. We probably won’t be back soon there.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/SZLACHT1.png)

Now moving down the valley, along the stream railway and roads. The water is going up the photo.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/niby%203.png)

There’s another bridge over the river right here.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/niby%204.png)

If you want to now, where I take inspiration from ;) Click to enlarge.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/DSCF2662mimimimim.jpg) (http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/DSCF2662.jpg)  (http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/DSCF2680mimimimim.jpg) (http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/DSCF2680.jpg)
River of Dunajec in village of Tylmanowa, southern Poland

And finally – a panorama. Mosaic showing the entire valley (yep, it’s not too big, as I mentioned last time, that my region is pretty underscaled). On the top of the screenshot you can see unfinished stream – it’s because of that, in that place there will be the place where the rivers flows into a reservoir.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/PANORAMAjpg.jpg)

Enjoy! I don’t say “stay tuned” now, because it seems, I will need to get back to RL stuff, so no more simcity at least until Christmas ;)

Title: Re: Kolbrów (07.12.2015 - BATs and the valley)
Post by: Gugu3 on December 07, 2015, 10:24:21 AM
Cool update as usual!Will wait until Christmas to see some more ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (07.12.2015 - BATs and the valley)
Post by: vortext on December 07, 2015, 10:32:20 AM
Spillway looks very promising, and it'd be great if it were modular!  &apls

The mosaic is great, too, the winding river is very well done!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (07.12.2015 - BATs and the valley)
Post by: Vizoria on December 07, 2015, 01:59:14 PM
Now that's a valley! Your woodland distribution and path-laying skills are really good. I do have a question about the stream though, are those small white rocks MMPs? If so where can I find them please?
Title: Re: Kolbrów (07.12.2015 - BATs and the valley)
Post by: seraf on December 07, 2015, 03:00:37 PM
No, I meant your earlier work in general. I remember your old cities and what you are making now is a big improvement, even looking at recent updates I can see constant improvement  :thumbsup:

The spillway looks good, it could use some more details but I believe it's early stage of work?  ;D
Title: Re: Kolbrów (07.12.2015 - BATs and the valley)
Post by: feyss on December 07, 2015, 03:33:10 PM
This river looks really great  :thumbsup:

Can't wait to see your dam too  ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (07.12.2015 - BATs and the valley)
Post by: art128 on December 10, 2015, 11:50:51 AM
The unfinished skyscraper is nice and could be used in many different ways... nice...

Making a modular dam is a nice idea but I think the hardest is to think of a way to be able to use the dam on different height levels.

The tunnel entrance is definitely better now. It fits nicely in the landscape, nice job! The overview of the valley is incredible. It reminds me of EJC's work years ago, really splendid job.

While it's true the mountains aren't very high in elevation, I think giant mountains in SC4 are ugly. They need too much space to look nice and in the end they occupy their own tiles so you can't really add them to any pictures of town.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (07.12.2015 - BATs and the valley)
Post by: Themistokles on December 10, 2015, 12:49:06 PM
Very well modeled valley! You have great skill in making the nature and how it blend's with the houses. And you found a well-fitting tunnel portal :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (07.12.2015 - BATs and the valley)
Post by: Unconstantean on December 16, 2015, 04:39:21 AM
amazing rural scenes
Title: Re: Kolbrów (23.12.2015 - White country)
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 23, 2015, 02:08:59 PM
Hello everyone, how are you? Are you already prepared for the upcoming Christmas time? :)

Vortext - Thank you! At the beginning I found quite hard to create plopable rivers, but after a longer while, I find out, how to lay them down properly ;)
Vizoria - Sure! They are maxis' rock. I couldn't find them for long time, but I guessed, they're here: http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=245
Seraf - Ah, yeah, I see te difference between today and that, what used to be several years ago. WEll, times passes :D I don't plan to make it so detailed, I don't think it's necessady (just to add a fence along the road on the top and that small look-out builidng. Dzięki!
Arthur - I know, but I have an idea to make it with several puzzles similiar to ones of seawalls or river banks - to place them on a top, with the "walls" merging with the terrain at the bottom of the dam. I'll try to take a look after I come back from my family after Christmas. Thanks for the comment, glad to hear that from you. However, I don't think if I have ever seen work of EJC's before? Anyway - merci! ;)
Themistokles - Thanks! Well, everything inspired by looking at the reality ;)
Gugu3, feyss, Unconstantean - Thank you for your comments!

As I mentioned, Christmas Eve is just tomorrow! Have you already bougth the gifts for your family and friends? Or made them by yourselves? I hope, that you have not been stucked in supermarket rush!
Anyway, let me show my "gift" for today. I know, in Europe there is quite gray right now, so... I hope, you guess, what you're going to see...? That's right!

Snow! Let's enjoy a beautiful view of a white blanket during the icy weather!
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/zima2.png)

On main roads the situation is quite good.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/zima3.png)

However, in some places there might be a bit more of traffic troubles.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/zima3a.png)

Quite a lot of them, isn't it?
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/zima4.png)

Kolbrów is getting prepared... wait a minute... is it going to be more of it? Well, better check if plow trucks are ready for another night...
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/snieg6.png)

In Szlachtowa and our valley there's even a snowstorm!
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/zima6.png)

Conditions in the mountains are heavy.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/zima8.png)

Very heavy...
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/zima9.png)

So... until tomorrow! ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (07.12.2015 - BATs and the valley)
Post by: Kergelen on December 23, 2015, 03:30:04 PM
Lovely winter scenes and nice Cristmas gift  :) &apls

Nice work with the valley also :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (07.12.2015 - BATs and the valley)
Post by: Girafe on December 23, 2015, 04:01:21 PM
lovely winter pics. Long time I did not see snowy scenes, these ones are fantastic  &apls &apls
Title: Kolbrów (Merry Christmas!)
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 24, 2015, 09:16:42 AM
The Christmas Eve... In this special day I would like to wish all of you a lot of health, hapinnes and joy. I hope, that you spend this time with your family and friends, around the people, that you love. Get rest from troubles of the everyday and gain the positive energy to face the challenges in the upcoming year  :)


(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/swieta%20rynek.jpg)

Merry Christmas!
Wesołych Świąt!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Merry Christmas!)
Post by: seraf on December 24, 2015, 09:24:39 AM
Great picture. And I totally approve of the nice natural Christmas tree instead of a cone that is supposed to be Christmas tree  ;D

Merry Christmas to you too :)




You know I think the Kolbrów Marketplace could use a fountain... :D
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Merry Christmas!)
Post by: Themistokles on December 24, 2015, 02:47:41 PM
Awesome winter scenery &apls Merry Christmas to you too!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Merry Christmas!)
Post by: Fasan on December 24, 2015, 04:35:33 PM
Merry Christmas to you too :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Merry Christmas!)
Post by: feyss on December 24, 2015, 08:05:56 PM
Great winter pictures  :thumbsup:

Merry Christmas  :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Merry Christmas!)
Post by: Unconstantean on December 25, 2015, 08:42:40 AM
Merry Christmas !!!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Merry Christmas!)
Post by: Nanami on December 25, 2015, 09:07:43 AM
Awesome scene of city plaza during christmas! Merry Christmas and Happy holiday to you :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Merry Christmas!)
Post by: noahclem on December 25, 2015, 01:45:48 PM
Merry Christmas to you too! Stunning winter scenes. The urban snowy ones are among the best I've ever seen :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Merry Christmas!)
Post by: Dantes on December 29, 2015, 10:14:17 AM
Awesome picture! Very realistic and with an great christmas Atmosphere.
Happy New Year!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Merry Christmas!)
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 31, 2015, 11:10:34 AM
It's New Year's Eve... time to sum up the past year. Well, there wasn't so many updates in my thread... I said one year ago. And I can repeat it now. Unfortunately, not much of activity in this topic. However, it might change - there's several places in my region, that I've been working on for last year or two pararelly and now they are almost finished. So, stay tuned for January and February ;)

What is more, there's a traditional "traditional year-ending-mosaic". What has been shown in 2015. Tomorrow it would be 8 years...8 years... I think that 2 more and it would be enough...

I wish to all of you - let the upcoming year be full of good experiences!

Happy New Year!
Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku!

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/ZEST.jpg~original)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Happy New Year!)
Post by: Vizoria on December 31, 2015, 12:01:02 PM
What a summary! A great range of cityscapes, landscapes and seasons!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Happy New Year!)
Post by: Nanami on January 02, 2016, 03:51:59 AM
Nice series of pictures there! Happy new year for you and hope to see much more in this year! :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (02.01.2016 - snowy region for 8th anniversary)
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 02, 2016, 09:34:39 AM
Well... let's go on.
 Kergelen, Girafe, Seraf, Themistokles, Fasan, feyss, Unconstantean, Nanami, noahclem, Dantes - thanks to all of you, for watching and leaving a comment!  :) Hope you were not to tired after celebrating New Year! ;D

Kolbrów itself  celebrates its 8th anniversary, exaclty today!  :party: But just one picture for today. As some snow has fallen during the night in Poland, let's keep the winter climate.

The region view showing Kolbrów and almost all (excluding two small updates) areas presented in last 3 years.

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/zimny%20region%202.jpg)

I think, that during next update (which shouldn't be so far away) we will come back to Kolbrów.  ;)
See you soon!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (02.01.2016 - snowy region for 8th anniversary)
Post by: art128 on January 02, 2016, 10:30:02 AM
Awesome overview. :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (02.01.2016 - snowy region for 8th anniversary)
Post by: vortext on January 02, 2016, 10:35:30 AM
Splendid!  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów (02.01.2016 - snowy region for 8th anniversary)
Post by: 11241036 on January 02, 2016, 11:38:59 AM
Great winter screenshots, both your region view and the screenshots from your post on Dec 31st. And by the way, also good MMP work.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (02.01.2016 - snowy region for 8th anniversary)
Post by: Framly on January 02, 2016, 06:41:09 PM
congrats to your 8th anniversary, well done ;)

i really like the winter scenery :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (02.01.2016 - snowy region for 8th anniversary)
Post by: belfastsocrates on January 03, 2016, 07:09:20 AM
Fantastic set of previous updates the winter scenes were superb and I really loved the market square with the snow and lights. What did you use to create the snow covered ground?

The overview is impressive as well.

Happy 8th Anniversary!
Title: (back to) Kolbrów! - 04.01.2016
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 04, 2016, 02:06:08 PM
Arthur, vortext, 11241036, Framly and belfastsocrates - Thank you very much for your comments :) Unfortunately, no snow for the moment, we go back to greenery :p The mod, I used is PEG snow mod 2 (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/22925-peg-snow-mod-2/) for constant snow layer and Xannepan's Jupiter Mod (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2883) for temporary layer and atmospheric effects. And of course seasonal flora ;)

Ok, so there were few years of lovely villages, acres of wheat, green forests and mountain valleys. So, let's go back to...


(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/tablica.png)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/tablica_biala.png)

Today we're going to see the district of Grzegórzki, that is located between the historical centre and Nowa Huta (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=5922.msg480246#msg480246). It's a bit chaotic, old industrial district, that today makes a transition consisting of W2W's, commie blocks, new apartements and some old low-rise developement.

1. Avenue of Heroes of World War II (pol: aleja Bohaterów II Wojny Światowej). Those three identical buidlings along it are offices of City Hall and Voivodeship Government. Behind them there's a modern buidling of Ministry of Internal Affaires and... and maybe something more :P The yellow building on their right is headquarters of "SimCityPolska" ;)

On the other side of the avenue the historical district of Stanisłów begins. The palace and the park - I tried to make a botanical garden right here, but I failed :P
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/1a_2.jpg)

2. The same area. You can see the unfinished skyscraper near Rondo Mogilskie and the blue tower of Colbrovia Buisness Center near Rondo Grzegórzeckie.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/1b_1.jpg)
Actually, this area is highly inspired by real part in Kraków (Skeletor, CBC, tree identical office buildings and the small dual skyscraper on the lower left of the screen are real bats from Kraków). Aleja Powstania Warszawskiego - you can see it here (http://gokml.net/maps#ll=50.067235,19.956668&z=18&t=h) on Google 45 degree imagery.

3. Old commie housing estate between Wirta river and the old factories.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/2_1.jpg)

4. Railway stop "Grzegórzki" near an old brewery. The line was firstly constructed as freight bypass, but now it's going to be used by passanger Agglomeration Railway Network.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/3.jpg)

5. Some new housing.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/4_1.jpg)

6. Old airstrip. The first airport in Kolbrów, closed in 1960's.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/5_1.jpg)

7. Back to CBC.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/6_1.jpg)

8. And some further view. The next update should be from the another river bank.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/pano1_1.jpg)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/pano2.jpg)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: (back to) Kolbrów! - 04.01.2016
Post by: cmdp123789 on January 04, 2016, 02:50:13 PM
 &apls

Fantastic update! I really love the pictures that you chose. Hopefully this is a more active year for this beautiful city  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: (back to) Kolbrów! - 04.01.2016
Post by: compdude787 on January 04, 2016, 08:18:24 PM
Your city sure looks nice! And I like how you put a bit of a historical artifact in there with having that old airport. Surprised the land hasn't been completely redeveloped over the past 50 years. Heck, there is no trace of Stapleton Airport (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stapleton_International_Airport) (except for the control tower) in Denver which was closed in 1995 after the new airport opened.
Title: Re: (back to) Kolbrów! - 04.01.2016
Post by: Themistokles on January 05, 2016, 08:02:25 AM
Lovely contrasts between the different city-parts, the big housing blocks, the W2W areas, the single-family houses, industry, government buildings etc. Every neighbourhood has its distinct character. The tram-in-avenue underpass is also really good. Great work as always! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: (back to) Kolbrów! - 04.01.2016
Post by: kelis on January 06, 2016, 11:34:48 AM
I love your region and you know it. The city center couldn't be better. It has the same Polish style that the rest of your region and for that reason I like that much your style. You can keep the same real style in all your region. Fantastic once again and Thanks for share the pictures with us.
Title: Re: (back to) Kolbrów! - 04.01.2016
Post by: art128 on January 06, 2016, 11:42:20 AM
The overviews are really impressive. :)
Title: Re: (back to) Kolbrów! - 04.01.2016
Post by: Vizoria on January 06, 2016, 12:07:21 PM
You have created a rather open, spacious European city and those residential blocks are superbly placed. Good use of fillers, SFBT's content and of those MMP forests. Amazing region view to!
Title: Kolbrów (some technical shots) - 09.01.2016
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 09, 2016, 05:57:37 AM
Hello!

Fantastic update! I really love the pictures that you chose. Hopefully this is a more active year for this beautiful city  :thumbsup:
Thank you! Yes, I had "stored" several parts of my region, which hasn't been showed yet, so I can make quite few updates now ;)

Your city sure looks nice! And I like how you put a bit of a historical artifact in there with having that old airport. Surprised the land hasn't been completely redeveloped over the past 50 years. Heck, there is no trace of Stapleton Airport (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stapleton_International_Airport) (except for the control tower) in Denver which was closed in 1995 after the new airport opened.
In contrary I'm surprised how Stapleton Airport has quickly disappeared in 20 years! Thanks for showing this fact, it's really interesting to learn that :) A bit funny to see ATC tower standing among homes :D
Well, in Poland there was never such strong urban sprawl (even inside the cities), especially during communism. I based on old airport in Kraków. Similiar history, closed in 1960's. The concrete airstrip remained until today, divided on two parts. One part is a museum of aviation, with airshows being held once a year. Another part remained undeveloped being a fancy "park" in the middle of an block estate and becoming a very characteristical (even historical) element. Unfortunately, on a little part, there are new blocks being built.
Article at Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krak%C3%B3w-Rakowice-Czy%C5%BCyny_Airport)
Satelite image (https://www.google.pl/maps/@50.0817188,19.9993493,1621m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=pl)


Lovely contrasts between the different city-parts, the big housing blocks, the W2W areas, the single-family houses, industry, government buildings etc. Every neighbourhood has its distinct character. The tram-in-avenue underpass is also really good. Great work as always! :thumbsup:
Thank you. I tried to make an are with contrasts, but not so sharp. I'm glad, to hear, you like it :)


 
I love your region and you know it. The city center couldn't be better. It has the same Polish style that the rest of your region and for that reason I like that much your style. You can keep the same real style in all your region. Fantastic once again and Thanks for share the pictures with us.
Happy to read your comment! Even happier to hear that! Well, I tried to do my best, to recreate polish ambiance (which consist mostly of developement chaos ;) ) Thank you very much!

The overviews are really impressive. :)
Thanks, friend! :)

You have created a rather open, spacious European city and those residential blocks are superbly placed. Good use of fillers, SFBT's content and of those MMP forests. Amazing region view to!
Yes, this part was supposed to be open, however the very centre is quite dense. Thanks!


Next update from the industrial areas and railyards in Kolbrów should be soon, but in meanwhile I would like to show you some technical shots of the are I'm currently working at.

It's the area of the dam, I mentioned few updates before. I haven't moved any further with the BAT of the dam, I had a problem, that 3dsmax doesn't seem to export a file to read in gmax (even though he shows a monit, that it did). However I'm quite not in mood to play in 3dsmax now and look closer at this problem, as I have quite plenty of work and projects at university to make in 3D, so I would like to rest a bit from it for the moment ;)

So, the area itself is quite complicated. I spent few afternoons on making only a layout there. In this place we have:

- main river flowing from the reservoir
- a tributary river
- a small stream, that is a tributary of the tributary river
- voivodeship road
- railway
- some streets
- and the fact, that it's located on a tile border.

It was quite a trouble to lay it down, as I needed to build three bridges just by border and the railway with maximum 3,5% slope (from BRF slope mod).

So, that's how it looks like at the moment - showing what has been already done and what is going to be built soon.

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/mozaika%2009_01_12_11%20%20rys.jpg)

Hope, you enjoy such small break in all-detailed shots of finished areas ;)



Title: Re: Kolbrów (some technical shots) - 09.01.2016
Post by: Nanami on January 09, 2016, 07:08:02 AM
Interesting layout you make there. in fact, creating such thing in the city border make it much harder to make ingame. looking forward to see more of it! :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (some technical shots) - 09.01.2016
Post by: Themistokles on January 09, 2016, 11:37:27 AM
You're brave to place a dam right across a tile border :D It all looks very promising, it shows that the layout is well thought-through, and then WIP shots are always very interesting. Are you maybe planning a diagonal bridge for the road in the bottom left-hand corner?
Title: Re: Kolbrów (some technical shots) - 09.01.2016
Post by: noahclem on January 09, 2016, 12:29:30 PM
Quite the project you have going there! I also enjoy these WIP shots. Great work on the city center in the previous update  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów (some technical shots) - 09.01.2016
Post by: cmdp123789 on January 09, 2016, 02:34:39 PM
Well that is some interesting work to do! I wonder why you chose this location in particular, knowing the tile border was right there  :D ;)

In any case, I like to see the technical side of it too.. makes it feel almost like we are all playing the same game.. haha!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (some technical shots) - 09.01.2016
Post by: compdude787 on January 09, 2016, 06:33:24 PM
Wow, nice work, especially with the dam being on two different city tiles!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (some technical shots) - 09.01.2016
Post by: 11241036 on January 10, 2016, 03:46:41 AM
That's some great work with the dam, especially considering that it is located on two city tiles. Good work making all the pieces of the dam and the rivers fitting together. Please don't worry about the WIP pictures, sometimes it is actually more interesting to see how other people are accomplishing things step by step than just seeing the final result. Of course, I'd like to see the finished dam, however ;D.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (some technical shots) - 12.01.2016
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 12, 2016, 09:05:51 AM
Nanami, Themistokles, Noahclem, cmdp123789, compdude787, 11241036 - thanks for your comments. Nice to hear that you have found it interesting  :P

But that's actually a good question why I have chosen that hard place on a border. Well, the answer is, I was making a little bit of terraforming to correct some ugly spots and boundary misplacings. After that I made a map from transport data views of each city and spotted THAT valley, created by me by accident.

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/podklad3.jpg)

I just couldn't have pass that chance to place a water reservoir there. It was perfect: (relatively) big volume, steep slopes and narrow spot to build the dam. Just like looking for placing a dam on a real map. Only minus was the border :P

Actually, there are more issues concerning rivers and watersheds in my region. I created and started shaping my region 8 years ago and it was continously changing step by step. Without sc4terraformer, tile by tile. I was so stupid then that I didn't think about an obvious fact, that rivers cannot flow uphill... So now I have a lot of work to cut through hills and make gorges in half developed areas. I'll make another technical update in future about it.

For now, let's see, how the works moved a little bit. Shops and industry on the border are just temporary to create demand.

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/ZAP2.png)

And a shot of another village and a stream being laid down 3 km away  :)
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/ZAD0.png)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (some technical shots) - 12.01.2016
Post by: c.p. on January 12, 2016, 09:38:36 AM
Pretty seamless.  :thumbsup: It looks like a fun terrain to build on.  Challenging enough to be interesting, but not grueling.
Your main city above looks great, especially how the industry, apartment complexes and older W2W areas all fit together. &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów (some technical shots) - 12.01.2016
Post by: compdude787 on January 12, 2016, 02:32:24 PM
Looking nice so far!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (some technical shots) - 12.01.2016
Post by: cmdp123789 on January 12, 2016, 05:10:11 PM
I asked because it always makes it such a hard place to build on.. but I get what you mean.. perfect opportunity! I like how this is going so far. I am hoping to see even more now!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (some technical shots) - 12.01.2016
Post by: Gugu3 on January 13, 2016, 03:42:28 AM
Very nice!I like this kind of updates!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (some technical shots) - 12.01.2016
Post by: Akallan on January 13, 2016, 01:35:14 PM
If you're doing is always so beautiful! I love how you urbanized cities, with many parcs between buildings and parking!
Title: Kolbrów (Zabłocie - more of industry) - 17.01.2016
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 17, 2016, 04:52:29 PM
c.p., compdude787, cmdp123789, Gugu3, Akallan – Thank you guys for comments :) Well, it wasn’t that hard. The most difficult thing was to draw the rail line… and to wait each time while loading a tile after switching it :D

So, as promised, I show you today the next shots from Kolbrów ;) We go on the other side of Wirta River to see some other old (and a bit newer) industry.

Kolbrów - Zabłocie

1. So, we arrive at the other side of the bridge (the one, that starts near the blue skyscraper (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=5922.msg503361#msg503361)) and start our trip. North (upper part of the photo) from this point there's a historic district of Zawircie. I have shown it once, unfortunately its photos are down (imageshack). South from this point there is district of Zabłocie, where we are actually going to go.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/1a_3.jpg)

2. There’s an old pumping and purification station up there. The oldest facility of this type in Kolbrów. iIt used to take water from Wirta, but now the river is too polluted to do so and it works with the water taken from a small stream 1km away. Not big amounts as the main source of drinking water for the city is the reservoir, that I showed you in last work-in-progress updates ;)
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/2a_1.jpg)

3. Some old factories are located around, as well as a bit newer one. However I don’t have ide about, what can, or what could have been produced here. You can see a bus and tram depot near the intersection, which is still unfinished.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/3a_1.jpg)

4. Art of trash, dust and backyards
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/4a_1.jpg)

5. A big railway junction and railyards. Northbound: city centre, westbound: freight bypass in last normal update, southbound: our dam in progress ;D
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/6a_1.jpg)

6.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/5a_1.jpg)

7. The view turned 180 degrees. It’s actually a mosaic, part of which consist the tile with the dam.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/7a_1.jpg)

8. Moved a bit right, and we can see a power power plant Kolbrów – Łęg. It provides both thermal energy and electricity to the city.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/8a_1.jpg)

Stay tuned! More areas behind and around are going to be shown, maybe next week! :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Zabłocie - more of industry) - 17.01.2016
Post by: compdude787 on January 17, 2016, 05:17:27 PM
Those are pretty nice industrial areas and I like the power plant! One thing I would suggest is using Real Railway.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Zabłocie - more of industry) - 17.01.2016
Post by: art128 on January 17, 2016, 05:37:09 PM
Awesome industrial area. The last couple updates were also nice around the dam. :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Zabłocie - more of industry) - 17.01.2016
Post by: Vizoria on January 17, 2016, 07:53:41 PM
Good pictures, number 4 hast to be favourite because of those cool looking gravel patches.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Zabłocie - more of industry) - 17.01.2016
Post by: Themistokles on January 18, 2016, 02:30:20 AM
The way you integrate countryside, houses and towns is (as always!) very, very good. And the steel mill is very well planned. :thumbsup: One thing I wonder is why you've chosen cobble stone streets for the industrial areas?
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Zabłocie - more of industry) - 17.01.2016
Post by: Nanami on January 18, 2016, 03:54:21 AM
The railway between greens looks nice.. I like the old commie housing project located next to industrial area in 3rd picture which kinda give some atmosphere.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Zabłocie - more of industry) - 17.01.2016
Post by: 11241036 on January 18, 2016, 04:30:48 AM
Wow, this is some good work on the industrial area. Wish I had the patience to create detailed work like this. BTW, I also like the first screenshot. I like the layout of the roads and the choice of buildings, although, regarding the former, you should probably connect the long diagonal street to either of the avenues because that looks like a long dead end.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Zabłocie - more of industry) - 17.01.2016
Post by: Akallan on January 19, 2016, 03:40:41 PM
It is rare to see a nuclear plant, I like it! Do not talk about the rest, that's great! :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Zabłocie - more of industry) - 17.01.2016
Post by: Swordmaster on January 20, 2016, 12:35:14 AM
Very nice! I actually like the cobbles, older industrial areas in Europe tend to have them.


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Zabłocie - more of industry) - 17.01.2016
Post by: kelis on January 21, 2016, 10:01:52 AM
Fantastic update once again !! I really like the power plant... you gave me a lot of inspiration. Thanks for this nice update.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Zabłocie - more of industry) - 17.01.2016
Post by: Gugu3 on January 21, 2016, 02:04:10 PM
Really nice!I love those railyards next to the factories! &apls
Title: Kolbrów (country border) - 30.01.2016
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 30, 2016, 10:23:04 AM
compdude787 – thanks! Well, I thought about it and even tried once, but I didn’t like the texture difference between network and lots. As now, there are more stuff in RRW, like Multi Radius Curves and new junction pieces, I will think about it once again.
Arthur – Thank you, friend! I’ll show more if it in the future, maybe next month? :)
Vizoria – In fact, It was the most random thing I’ve done here and the most random shot, I’ve taken :D But I need to add, that now I try to look at your works to copy your MMP Paths.
Themistokles – Is there any steel mill here? Did I missed something :D Well, it meant to be a power station. I build a quite big steel mill in the city, but on the other side of the River, near district of Nowa Huta (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=5922.msg480246#msg480246) (which name actually means “New Steel Mill”) ;) The cobblestone street are there, because of the fact, they simulate old minor streets, just like Swordmaster told. Thanks for a comment!
Nanami – Thank you :) Actually it was my first time to make such a junction.
11241036 – You might be right, it’s long dead end. I tried to make the main avenue as collision-free with minor roads as possible, but I should have connect it from both side, but without trough-traffic (only right turns). Thanks for that point!
Akallan – Merci ;) Actually, that’s not a nuclear power plant :D It’s powered by coal. We don’t have nuclear energy here, like in, for example, France :D
Willy – Thank you. You’ve got it, they simulate old, maybe even pre-war pavement ;)
Kelis – Thanks, I’m glad to hear that! I hope, you will produce some nice shots, then :)
Gugu3 – Thank you :)

I promised to show rural areas behind the power station, but I decided to do something different. You know, I don’t want to make you bored, hehe ;)

Today, we’re going into mountains (once again!) But, a little bit further south. In fact, it’s the most point moved south of whole Galand. We’re going to see the border crossing between Galand and Kasandria (that’s a real region of DaveN, that really starts at this place) at Mountain Pass near Łupina.

1. You can see flags of Galand (white-blue) and Kasandria (white-black-red). ..
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/c2.jpg)

2.…as well as signs, that tell the people, they’re entering Galand ;D
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/c3.jpg)

3. Of course, driving the other direction, we see a sign of Kasandria.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/c4.jpg)

4.Due to the fact, that both countries are members of Union of Regions (a project, that used to be held at SimCityPolska), what means something like EU, Schengen zone etc., you can cross the border freely, wherever and whenever you want and the building is now unused.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/c5.jpg)

5.Whole border line is marked in field by small white-red obelisks (really, there are few hundreds of this small stuff placed in a line of around 30 in-game-kilometers, dividing the region).
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/5a_2.jpg)

6.In fact, it looks almost the same as Polish-Slovakian (or Polish-Czech) border. Here’s an example, of a border obelisk in Tatra Mountains.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/Foto047922222222.jpg)

7.Let’s take a trail going along the border and see some more of mountainous…
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/1a_4.jpg)

8. …green…
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/3a_2.jpg)

9. …climbing up…
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/2a_2.jpg)

10. …and full of natural beauty shots ;)
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/4a_2.jpg)

*The building used as a border control point is available at SimCityPolska, right here (http://www.simcitypolska.pl/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=475). It’s a model of Polish-Slovakian border crossing at Glinka Pass. Model was done by Rav, lotting by me.

Hope, you enjoy!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (country border) - 31.01.2016
Post by: Themistokles on January 30, 2016, 12:06:10 PM
Oops, now I see it's a power plant! (Mea culpa, read and looked too quickly last time!) It's very well planned and integrated with the railway network nonetheless :thumbsup: Also very interesting to hear about the cobble stones... we don't have them in industrial areas here in Sweden, but that's maybe because there are few old industries left (and industrialisation also came here very late). Most industries are now in separate industrial areas built outside the cities along the motorways or other major routes. So I should probably take a closer look on the industries whenever I'm in continental Europe :D

Regarding this update: Awesome landscape! I like the way you've built both the border itself and the border check-point, and how integrated they are into the landscape. &apls The custom signs are a nice touch!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (country border) - 31.01.2016
Post by: vortext on January 30, 2016, 12:38:08 PM
I'd love to go for a hike there!   &apls

And since that you mention him, is DaveN still active? Haven't seen him around on SC4D for quite a while. Also thanks for the border crossing upload!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (country border) - 31.01.2016
Post by: noahclem on January 30, 2016, 12:52:33 PM
Lovely updates! The landscapes are particularly impressive  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów (country border) - 31.01.2016
Post by: compdude787 on January 30, 2016, 01:28:47 PM
Those are some awesome mountain landscapes! And I like that old border crossing.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (country border) - 31.01.2016
Post by: Vizoria on January 30, 2016, 01:43:16 PM
The terrain works wonderfully with deciduous forest scenes. Great paths by the way, where did you get those pretty little white/grey stones from?
Title: Re: Kolbrów (country border) - 31.01.2016
Post by: Girafe on January 30, 2016, 03:16:51 PM
Nice tribute to my flora.

You really know how to do nice landscapes  :thumbsup:
Title: Kolbrów (A potatoal continuum and not only) - 03.02.2016
Post by: kbieniu7 on February 03, 2016, 03:28:38 PM
Hello!

Themistokles – Thanks! And don’t worry! Hah, in fact, sometimes I read MD a bit to fast, as well ;) Hah, Sweden as non-continental Europe? It’s first time I hear something like that :D From time to time you can still spot some of such streets in Poland. By the way, sometimes the most durable infrastructure seems to be post-german ones. It was especially visible in Wrocław, where there tended to be more problem with pipes or roads from communist era, than pre-war ones ;)
vortext – Thanks! Then, come to Poland ;) You will find a lot of similar landscapes there ;) Unfortunately, DaveN is no more active. He lurks from time to time at SimCityPolska, but he does it very rare.
Noah – Thanks a lot!
compdude787 – Thank you, too!
Vizoria – Thanks! The paths were actually inspired by your work ;) I gave you the link once, they are maxis’ rocks. They’re avaible in this  pack, however I’m not sure if it’s the one, I’ve got installed. Seems, that I can plop them much denser, than the ones in this pack. However, I cannot say, where I did get my pack from, nor can I send them to you – they’re datpacked somewhere in the bottom of my plugin folder :/ FOUND IT!: http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=1887
Girafe – Merci! ;) Well, your work is great, so I just couldn’t have not used them :p Especially, that with all this variety, all of them fits together perfectly in terms of colours and colour tones.

Well, I planned to firstly show the fields and rural areas behind the power station and then the region view, but I decided to do contrariwise.

Many of you used to say, that my region looks pretty edgy, with too many sharp borders. That was right. But it started to change now. The area of last three months is south, south-east from the city center – both Szlachtowa (just upstream from THE reservoir) as well as the more urban shots. As you may see now, I've managed to create my first potatoal continuum south along the river. And that’s the direction I will generally follow during my future play. It took me 8 years to do so, to start to merge all (ok, around 50%) of my past work.

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/reg.jpg)

What is more, there’s another milestone in recent time. I planned to do it earlier, but... Anyway, I opened MD’s at two new sites. Now I post at four forums… actually each one in different language ;)

Where else you may find Galand?

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png) Kolbrów (Galand) at SC4Devotion (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=5922.0)
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/12/Flag_of_Poland.svg/22px-Flag_of_Poland.svg.png) Kolbrów (Galicja) at SimCityPolska (http://www.simcitypolska.pl/index.php/topic,2680.0.html)
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c3/Flag_of_France.svg/22px-Flag_of_France.svg.png) Colbrovie (Galicie) at ToutSimCities (http://www.toutsimcities.com/threads/view/728622)
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/ba/Flag_of_Germany.svg/22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png) Kolbrau (Galizien) at SimForum.de (http://www.simforum.de/showthread.php?p=4717528#post4717528)

If you’re lucky enough to know one of above, you may click and read it in your language!

Of course, there are some lags in posting and not everything is and is going to be shown there. My main presentation pages will still be SC4D and SimCityPolska, where I post not only “pure updates”, but as well some technical facts and thoughts. Anyway, I’ll try to put photos at TSC and SF.de more or less regularly.

Why did I do that? Well, in fact, when I look at my English level in 2009, when I started to post at SC4D and compare it to today… well, there’s quite a big leap. And simcity in this matter was really helpful! There’s no other place, where I could have learnt such amount of vocabulary, especially in such topics as: road engineering, spatial planning, geography, economy etc. So, why not to extend it? :)

No, I don’t just put text into google translate, I forestall the questions :D

Take care! More pictures after a little break – the exams will not write on themselves ;)

Title: Re: Kolbrów (A potatoal continuum and not only) - 03.02.2016
Post by: noahclem on February 03, 2016, 03:43:51 PM
Great overview  &apls  Congratulations on starting up at TSC and Simforum--seems like a great way to learn. Certainly your English has gotten very good since starting here!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (A potatoal continuum and not only) - 03.02.2016
Post by: Gugu3 on February 03, 2016, 04:48:05 PM
Very nice region shot! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (A potatoal continuum and not only) - 03.02.2016
Post by: Vizoria on February 03, 2016, 05:22:04 PM
A great regional overview, thanks for the link and good luck with the exams.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (A potatoal continuum and not only) - 03.02.2016
Post by: 11241036 on February 03, 2016, 08:08:06 PM
That's a great looking overview. Very organic, one could almost think that it has been taken from Google Earth or the like. By the way, this multi-tile city looks very good as well.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (A potatoal continuum and not only) - 03.02.2016
Post by: compdude787 on February 04, 2016, 01:01:23 AM
Nice region view!!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (A potatoal continuum and not only) - 03.02.2016
Post by: belfastsocrates on February 04, 2016, 04:22:46 AM
The region overview is very nice, I love the rural areas to the south and it's all starting to blend very well indeed.

I remember exam session all too well, good luck with those!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (A potatoal continuum and not only) - 03.02.2016
Post by: romualdillo on February 04, 2016, 09:29:36 AM
Fantastic shot!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (A potatoal continuum and not only) - 03.02.2016
Post by: juguesal on February 04, 2016, 12:11:08 PM
I see in the update January 30 border posts with flags and input signals to countries. Where do you have downloaded or you did signs and banners ?.

Thank you. Greetings from Spain.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (A potatoal continuum and not only) - 03.02.2016
Post by: Themistokles on February 04, 2016, 02:44:37 PM
That region overview looks really organic... although it's taken from such a far distance one feels every tiny detail, and that I think is a marker of excellency. :thumbsup: Also nice to see you expanding to SimForum and TSC, because then I can practice the languages by reading. ;D

And, hey, good luck with your exams!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (A potatoal continuum and not only) - 03.02.2016
Post by: art128 on February 04, 2016, 03:13:10 PM
As the other said, the overview is really cool, nicely done. I'm seriously eager to see how it would look finished. The suburbs you did already look like... well suburbs from real eastern Europe, it's nice.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (A potatoal continuum and not only) - 03.02.2016
Post by: c.p. on February 04, 2016, 10:13:35 PM
I love how the farm fields look in the region view :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (A potatoal continuum and not only) - 03.02.2016
Post by: Kergelen on February 05, 2016, 10:57:19 AM
Nice last updates, especially the paths on the maountain. well done! &apls


Why did I do that? Well, in fact, when I look at my English level in 2009, when I started to post at SC4D and compare it to today… well, there’s quite a big leap. And simcity in this matter was really helpful! There’s no other place, where I could have learnt such amount of vocabulary, especially in such topics as: road engineering, spatial planning, geography, economy etc. So, why not to extend it? :)

I also learn a lot of English vocabulary thanks to the sc4 comunity. But I still have a long way to go.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (A potatoal continuum and not only) - 03.02.2016
Post by: Akallan on February 07, 2016, 04:15:14 PM
It's always nice to see images of region as pretty! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (A potatoal continuum and not only) - 03.02.2016
Post by: Swordmaster on February 11, 2016, 06:44:03 PM
Stunning overview! :o  If you google "potatoal", Kolbrów shows up first :D

It's good to see you're still at it, Kamil. Yours was one of the first MDs I followed, and certainly influenced me a good deal towards more realistic city building. Looks like I first commented here during your second OSITM in March 2012.

Going back through the pages, though, I'm saddened to see most of your early images were on imageshack (and hence lost now, a problem so many great MDs face). Do you have backups?


Cheers
Willy
Title: Kolbrów (Early spring in a natural reserve) - 13.03.2016
Post by: kbieniu7 on March 12, 2016, 06:45:30 PM
Hello, there!

Noah - Thank you, appreciate :)
Gugu3 - Thanks :)
Vizoria - One say, you should not say "thank you" if someone wishes you a good luck with exams... However, as they're already over, I guess I might do it right now?  ::) Thanks! :D
11241036 - Well, I was afraid, that a large area of rectangular fields will look very edgy and unnatural. Fotunately, it turned out to be quite good-looking. Thanks :)
compdude787 - Thank you!
belfastsocrates - Thanks! Fortunately, they're all over finally :D
romualdillo - Grazias :)
juguesal - I posted you a PM. Anyway, I haven't made them yet :(
Themistokles - That's a pleasure to read such words. Thank you :) Well, I always tried to make a large areas look nice not only from the region view (as some of players do), but to reach a situation, when every point of region looks good both in "macro" and "micro" (but not too micro) scale :) Hope you will comment my thread in German as well! :D
art128 - That would be a lot of time to finish it, I guess, that an infinity ;) Thanks :)
c.p. - Thanks
Kergelen - Hah! Nice to hear, that I'm not the one who thinks that way. So, who said, that computer games won't teach you anything? :D
Akallan - Merci! :)
Swordmaster - Well, this word was a little bit my invention :D I don't think if any English native speaker would use such :D And it should be just "potato continuum", but its polish equivalent (ziemniaczane kontinuum) sounds much more funny and I tried to make the same feeling in English :D Thank You, nice to hear, that you like to follow my thread :) Woah, 2012, when it was... so long ago. Unfortunately, I don't have backups of the images from the past (only few of them), so the majority of old shots is gone :/

Ok, so exam session is over, actually it's around a month, I wrote my last exam. However, I didn't play simcity, I just wanted to rest, have a break, visit my family and go somewhere. It's already two weeks, since the new semester started. It seems I have a little free time there (at least for next few weeks). I took extra courses and it's a time I start writing my master thesis... which is not going to be easy, as I've chosen one of the most demanding professors at my departament :D

Winter was not so harsh this year (as it is in recent time). One could have watched many news about snowstorms and paralyzed life in the US, but here in Poland, we had not so much of snow. It was quite warm instead. Two weeks of February, it was around 15C. Imagine, 15C in February, became a "usual" event! Anyway, thanks to this during the winterbreak I went with a group of my friends for a weekend to Polish Jurassic Highland (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krak%C3%B3w-Cz%C4%99stochowa_Upland). In Polish known as Jura Krakowsko-Częstochowska, it's a region between Kraków and Częstochowa. It's quite attractive place. A hilly region with a landscape filled with forests and jurassic systems, such as limestone rocks, cliffs, valleys and vast limestone formations, as well as a line of old medieval fortresses and castles, called Trail of the Eagles' Nests, built in XIV century to protect the border of that time.

We had quite good weather, but it still was winter. Spots of snows, bare trees and the fact, that it was a little bit cold when sun hides behind the clouds, might not be the most comfortable conditions for hiking for someone, but the atmosphere leafless forests, fog and old ruins was somehow magic.

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/DSCF4323.jpg)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/DSCF4317.jpg)

This weekend, I decided I will open SimCity for a while... and got inspired by photos, I've made during my trip ;)
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/z1.jpg)

It was actually an experiment, how to make a forest during this season...
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/z2.jpg)

...because that's neither winter, where the land is covered by snow...
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/DSCF4326_1.jpg)

...nor is it spring, cause the nature is still sleeping.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/DSCF4228.jpg)

Actually, it's a season, that in Poland we call early spring (przedwiośnie).
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/z7.jpg)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/z8.jpg)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/DSCF4258.jpg)

And the general view. It's a natural reserve, called Rezerwat Góra Ostrężnik. The river is called Prądnik, which further flows trough Kolbrów.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/z5.jpg)

That's all for today. I've got several more photos stored, so I'll post them next weekend.

The real photos were taken in natural reserve Parkowe near the village of Złoty Potok (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z%C5%82oty_Potok,_Silesian_Voivodeship) and near village of Mirów, both in southern Poland.

See you soon! :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Early spring in a natural reserve) - 13.03.2016
Post by: compdude787 on March 13, 2016, 12:39:13 AM
Wow, great forest shots, both in SC4 and IRL!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Early spring in a natural reserve) - 13.03.2016
Post by: Vizoria on March 13, 2016, 03:21:01 AM
Amazing pictures, but I know your secret method! You have been using the dry grass terrain brush from the JENX Poseidon mod! The way you used it is really cool though, I never considered it using to enhance woodland scenes!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Early spring in a natural reserve) - 13.03.2016
Post by: Themistokles on March 13, 2016, 03:34:33 AM
That forest looks absolutely stunning! &apls I see how one easily could spend hours walking along the river. :D
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Early spring in a natural reserve) - 13.03.2016
Post by: mrbisonm on March 13, 2016, 10:43:35 AM
It is amazing how after all these years you are still going at this MD and still amaze us everytime you post with all those stunning details in your pictures. I had the feeling that I just took a walk through those Polish woods, so well these pics were presented.
Great work with all those props!! You are now a real Master in this!

Love that region picture right above on top of this page. Wonderful. One should take a closer and long look and realize that it could be perfectly real.

Fred
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Early spring in a natural reserve) - 13.03.2016
Post by: vortext on March 13, 2016, 10:53:36 AM
Beautiful pictures indeed! You've done a great job capturing the season!  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Early spring in a natural reserve) - 13.03.2016
Post by: _Michael on March 13, 2016, 12:11:15 PM
What wonderful and inspirational pictures! Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Early spring in a natural reserve) - 13.03.2016
Post by: carlfatal on March 13, 2016, 12:21:26 PM
Wonderful, both RL and ingame pictures!  &apls

Indeed this winter wasn´t one, but I did not miss the cold...  $%Grinno$% Like on your pictures, this fall-like season can be very beautiful although it is less colored. And one day I need to visit Poland.  :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Early spring in a natural reserve) - 13.03.2016
Post by: art128 on March 13, 2016, 12:33:49 PM
Impressive, you really captured the winter feeling in these pictures. :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Early spring in a natural reserve) - 13.03.2016
Post by: Mandarin(a) on March 13, 2016, 02:06:09 PM
Ah yes, that amazing time between winter and spring ... Amazing pictures indeed. Such a beautiful work - yours and nature's  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Early spring in a natural reserve) - 13.03.2016
Post by: Gugu3 on March 13, 2016, 06:08:37 PM
Excellent work! &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Early spring in a natural reserve) - 13.03.2016
Post by: feyss on March 13, 2016, 06:53:11 PM
Amazing pictures! I also look a lot like the Hautes Fagnes (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Fens) in Eastern Belgium.

And good luck IRL. It doesn't matter if you don't post that much pictures since it's always quality ;)

And don't begin to write your master's thesis in July like me  :D
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Early spring in a natural reserve) - 13.03.2016
Post by: mrbisonm on March 13, 2016, 09:31:16 PM
Amazing pictures! I also look a lot like the Hautes Fagnes (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Fens) in Eastern Belgium.

Ha, "Hohes Venn" (Les hautes Fagnes)........ a place where we (my father, brother and I) always went to take a walk in Nature (in the fifties and sixties). Since I am originally from near Monschau/Aachen (germany), we often went to Eupen and then into the "Venn", the place that made me respect Nature so much 50 years after.

Love that place. Poland is very nice too. I used to go hunting Red Stag and wild Boar there in the seventies/eighties (near Katowice/Krakau). Now I go to NZ to do the same. ;)

Fred
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Early spring in a natural reserve) - 13.03.2016
Post by: vinlabsc3k on March 14, 2016, 09:17:46 AM
Great MD!! :thumbsup:
I couldn't view it entirely for the lost images, :'(
but your last updates are outstanding, :o mostly the rural sceneries. &apls


P.S.: Where did you find the catenaries on tram tracks?
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Early spring in a natural reserve) - 13.03.2016
Post by: kelis on March 14, 2016, 12:09:01 PM
I really enjoy with this kind of updates, a good mixing of real and in-game pictures and the final result is excellent !

I must say that, even if you are working in a completely different style than mine, I take a lot of inspiration from your updates.

Great job as always  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Early spring in a natural reserve) - 13.03.2016
Post by: Akallan on March 15, 2016, 06:55:21 PM
:O

It is very impressive! :O
These woods are beautiful, you are the master of the forest! :D Where did you find these sheets plops you in the forests soils?
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Early spring in a natural reserve) - 13.03.2016
Post by: romualdillo on March 16, 2016, 11:39:47 AM
Fantastic pictures!! The 4th picture is my favourite one (2nd in-game shot). It looks incredibly realistic!  &apls
Title: Kolbrów (Foggy spring) - 17.03.2016
Post by: kbieniu7 on March 17, 2016, 03:26:19 PM
Hello! Thanks for so many comments! Please, excuse me, that I’m not replying today, let me do it a little bit later, as I’m here just to post previously prepared shots (I don’t have much time this week). Vinlabsc3k, unfortunately I don’t remember where I’ve taken the catenaries from :( I guess, it was attached to a someone’s post somewhere on the forum, but I couldn’t find it. If I succes, I’ll post.

We stay in the area of the natural reserve, still in the same season.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/IMG_3029.jpg)

As I’ve said before, this area is inspired by a real place. The difference is, that in reality there are fish ponds. We don’t have it moved to simcity, we just have a “wild” river here :D
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/x2.jpg)

A slight fog is hanging over the fields.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/x1.jpg)

The atmosphere is magic in forests, but in mor developped areas, with addition of all this (many times very ugly) houses the landscape became sad and gray. Actually, that’s the time, that I think Polish countryside looks very depressing.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/DSCF4212.jpg)

Railway station in Janów.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/x4.jpg)

An old palace. Built in XIX century, it used to be a mansion of one of noble families, but it was abandoned during world war II. In 1945 it was converted to a state property. For few years it served as a school, but after it was getting more and more ruined. Now there’s a battle in court about the property between the local government and the descendents*.

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/x3.jpg)

*Motived allmost fully on real-life. Unfotunately in Polish only... (https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pa%C5%82ac_Raczy%C5%84skich_w_Z%C5%82otym_Potoku)
 
On the Kraków-Częstochowa Highland, there’s a lot of medieval castles. As I mentioned in the previous update, they are a part of Trail of the Eagles’ Nests (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail_of_the_Eagles'_Nests). In the picture – ruined castle in village of Mirów. Ufortunately not avaible for visitors, as it’s too danger to enter it. Anyway, there’s a plenty of other ones, few kilometers away from each other.

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/DSCF4267_1.jpg)

Castle in Olsztyn.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/DSCF4362_1.jpg)

Sometimes, they’re placed in a really magical scenery, aren’t they? ;)
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/DSCF4400.jpg)

A similar one whe have in SimCity ;) Castle on a hill over the town of Dorczyce.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/x5.jpg)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Foggy spring) - 17.03.2016
Post by: art128 on March 17, 2016, 03:43:30 PM
The castle over the hill is fantastic, I really like it.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Foggy spring) - 17.03.2016
Post by: Themistokles on March 17, 2016, 03:46:44 PM
Simply stunning mountain scenery, the mist adds much to the atmosphere. (Today was very foggy here too, so I'll gladly take that as a sign of spring ;) )

Btw, the catenaries are an unfinished mod by MandelSoft posted here (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=1138.msg396331#msg396331) :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Foggy spring) - 17.03.2016
Post by: Simmer2 on March 17, 2016, 03:48:48 PM
Breathtaking  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Foggy spring) - 17.03.2016
Post by: romualdillo on March 17, 2016, 05:04:53 PM
Fantastic images again!!  &apls The fog in the middle of the river on the second photo looks like a reflection. It looks wonderful!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Foggy spring) - 17.03.2016
Post by: Vizoria on March 17, 2016, 05:27:04 PM
Yet more forest/rural goodiness! Your Polish countryside entries look very authentic.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Foggy spring) - 17.03.2016
Post by: 11241036 on March 17, 2016, 06:07:40 PM
Wow, absolutely impressive screenshots, as well as good MMP work and nice ideas. I can really feel the early spring feeling there. And good choice of real-life screenshots, they add to the mysterious feeling quite well :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Foggy spring) - 17.03.2016
Post by: vinlabsc3k on March 17, 2016, 09:14:40 PM
Great images again!! &apls &apls &apls


Thnx Themis for the link! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Foggy spring) - 17.03.2016
Post by: compdude787 on March 18, 2016, 04:00:17 PM
Looks nice!!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Foggy spring) - 17.03.2016
Post by: Mandarin(a) on March 19, 2016, 09:08:28 AM
Wow ... just beautiful. I think I am going to visit Poland one day to see those miracles.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Easter Palm contest in Dorczyce - Palm Sunday) - 20.03.2016
Post by: kbieniu7 on March 20, 2016, 04:04:41 AM
compdude787 - Thank you! Although, I don't feel like a good photographer in RL :D
Vizoria - You've got it! Indeed, that's Jenx's mod, I had it installed and thought about using it here quite by accident.
Themistokles - We've spent there around 5 hours and were walking back trought partially in the dark :D The place around Olsztyn Castle looks indeed mountainous. When I was climbing on that rocky hill (which is not such high, it's around 100m over the surroundng terrain) I was quite surprised of the landscape. Thanks for linking catenaries!
Fred - Thank you very much, it's such a pleasure to read such words :) You mean, you've been in Poland? 1970/80 is a quite long time ago, but from what you write there, it seems you're a quite broad voyager!
vortext - Thank you :) Season experiments were always one of my favourite parts in SimCity ;)
michae95l - Thanks!
Carl - Hah, I see, you're a warm-like person? :D Hah, I used to like frozy winters, but now I think, I'm getting to share your point of view :D Thanks!
Arthur - Thanks :)
Mandarin(a) - Nature's work is always the best art :) Thanks!
Gugu3 - Thank you
feyss - Hah, thanks for the advice! Indeed, July doesn't sound like a good time to start :D And thanks fo the link! Good to get some knowledge of Belgian geography ;)
vinlabsc3k - Themistokles gave you the link :)
Kelis - Thank you so much :)
Akallan - Merci ;) They are
romualdillo - Ah, yep, it might looks like a reflection. You're a good spotter! Thanks :D
Simmer2 - Thanks!
11241036 - I didn't use to put a lot of RL pictures, but I'm glad you like such kind of update :)

More and more of you say, that you think about coming to Poland to see all of this stuff in real. Well, I think, that I should contact all of you in 10 year's time and ask, how many of you were convinced by my photos :D

But, if you like it so, we stay in real-life connected sphere. Today there's "Palm Sunday". 7 days before Easter Holidays, Christians around the World commemorate the event, when, according to the Bible, Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey and the local people greet him with palm leaves. This tradition is still alive in Christian communities around the world, including Poland and other European countries. However, as we don't have real palms growing in our climate, people here make their own, artificial ones, usually made of wicker, branches, flowers, wheat and paper. They're very colorful, and their usual size varies from several centimeters up to around a meter. However, there are contests, where even bigger palms are made. The most known one takes place anually in a small village of Lipnica Murowana (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipnica_Murowana) in southern Poland. Their height reaches even 30 meters, and the current record is 36,04 meters. They're made only from natural materials (no plastic nor steel supports) and need to be placed without any special machinery, such as cranes.

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/Palm_Sunday_in_Poland.jpg)
This photo was taken from wikipedia (https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plik:Palm_Sunday_in_Poland.PNG)

I was at the contest in 2014. That's my photo. It was quite hard, to take a look at the palms from closer :D
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/palm1.jpg)

Of course, there's a similiar place in Galand ;)
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/AP_1.jpg)

Welcome to a small town of Dorczyce, laying upon the castle hill from the previous update and where every year at the Market Square people gather to watch the highest and most colorful easter palms.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/AP_2.jpg)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/palm3.jpg)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/AP_3.jpg)

Ok, time to get back to work a little bit! Maybe I'll post something one more time next week, when the trees gets greener ;)

The props of Easter Palms are availble at SimCityPolska. (http://www.simcitypolska.pl/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=478)

Enjoy!


Title: Re: Kolbrów (Easter Palm contest in Dorczyce - Palm Sunday) - 20.03.2016
Post by: Schulmanator on March 20, 2016, 07:49:18 AM
Nicely done! Great work for Palm Sunday! :D
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Easter Palm contest in Dorczyce - Palm Sunday) - 20.03.2016
Post by: romualdillo on March 20, 2016, 09:15:07 AM
Beautiful tradition!! And beautiful village!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Early spring in a natural reserve) - 13.03.2016
Post by: feyss on March 20, 2016, 10:29:28 AM
Great pictures again on the two last updates  ;)


Ha, "Hohes Venn" (Les hautes Fagnes)........ a place where we (my father, brother and I) always went to take a walk in Nature (in the fifties and sixties). Since I am originally from near Monschau/Aachen (germany), we often went to Eupen and then into the "Venn", the place that made me respect Nature so much 50 years after.

Fred
Always nice to cross the border. I especially like Monschau and its surroundings like the Rurtalsperre  ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Easter Palm contest in Dorczyce - Palm Sunday) - 20.03.2016
Post by: 11241036 on March 20, 2016, 10:34:05 AM
Wow, again great and outstanding work of yours. I like nearly everything, the layout of the village, the village core, the MMP work with the forest and the idea of including something like Palm Sunday into the city design.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Easter Palm contest in Dorczyce - Palm Sunday) - 20.03.2016
Post by: Akallan on March 26, 2016, 12:29:52 PM
I love how you build the rural environment, it always inspires me a lot! &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Easter Palm contest in Dorczyce - Palm Sunday) - 20.03.2016
Post by: carlfatal on March 26, 2016, 05:08:30 PM
When I was young I really loved cold weather. But this changed, now I love my stove in the winter...  $%Grinno$%

And again stunning pictures! I am no Christian but you really mastered to put this RL event into SC4! I think, here you can find these things mainly in Bavaria, that is a Catholic country.

Away from this, I really love the layout of this small village with the small fields in the backyards. Simply wonderful!  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Easter Palm contest in Dorczyce - Palm Sunday) - 20.03.2016
Post by: compdude787 on March 27, 2016, 01:29:03 AM
Cool update!!! &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Easter Palm contest in Dorczyce - Palm Sunday) - 20.03.2016
Post by: Dantes on March 28, 2016, 11:38:20 AM
Great as you have represented the tradition! Your typical polish village is very realistic.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Easter Palm contest in Dorczyce - Palm Sunday) - 20.03.2016
Post by: c.p. on March 28, 2016, 02:05:04 PM
The nature scenes and the small town are really outstanding :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Easter Palm contest in Dorczyce - Palm Sunday) - 20.03.2016
Post by: Kergelen on March 28, 2016, 02:25:19 PM
As always lovely rural landscapes &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Easter Palm contest in Dorczyce - Palm Sunday) - 20.03.2016
Post by: belfastsocrates on April 01, 2016, 05:56:18 AM
Missed a couple of updates but some lovely work. I really liked the Palm Sunday update, I'm not religious but it was well done and I liked the use of RL pics as well, really brought it to life. Was nice to read the background to the tradition also.
Title: Kolbrów (Megaregional view) - 27.04.2016
Post by: kbieniu7 on April 27, 2016, 01:07:26 PM
Schulmanator, romualdillo, feyss, 11241036, Akallan, compdude787, Dantes, c.p., Kergelen - thank you for your nice feedback, I'm really glad, that you enjoyed the update :) By the way Carl, I heard the same before, that, in Germany this tradition is mostly connected with Bavaria :) Thanks!


No fancy update last time - I had to get from playing SC back to reality and Uni stuff. Most likely, that in the nearest future, there will be no more updates as well.

However, do you remember, as I told you once about a big common region, I share with other players? Well, there it is:

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/Mega_mini_jpg.jpg)

FULL-SIZE VIEW (http://postimg.org/image/8ihalkndl/full/)
MAP WITH COUNTRY BORDERS MARKED (http://postimg.org/image/5cwovd4rd/full/)

It's been made from several regions. All of us were playing on self-in-game-made regions, just by terraforming tiles. After, we've spotted it, I created a huge flat region, imported all the cities and stared to terraform. About 80x70 km. ~2 200 000 residents, mostly in Galand.

It was quite a lot of work. As you may see, there's still a plenty of unfinished stuff. I'm not goin to rush, as we play very rarely last time.

The regions belongs to:
Galicja - me and PieEetrek
Republika Słowiańska (Slavic Republic) (http://www.simcitypolska.pl/index.php/topic,34547.msg108950.html#msg108950) - Michalegia
Höhensonne - Andaj
Lodomeria - RaV
Kasandria - DaveN (by the way, he's back)
ZSR (Stadoruś) - Paratol
Federacja Madziaru i Lechistanu (Federation of Magyar and Lechistan) - my friend's region, never published.

There might be another player added in north-western part, on a flatlands, that are not made and are black yet. What is more Goverland (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=14063.140) might be located on the other side of the sea in the north (just like Poland and Sweden on the both sides of Baltic sea).

Hope, you enjoy this small update. See you next time :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Megaregional view) - 27.04.2016
Post by: vortext on April 27, 2016, 01:37:39 PM
That's a pretty sweet looking region!  :thumbsup:

For a better viewing experience I took the liberty of putting the images up on OpenSeadragon (thanks to JoeST for bringing this to my attention!)

FULL-SIZE VIEW (http://openseadragon.github.io/openseadragonizer/?img=http://s20.postimg.org/vwp9xi5az/Mega_jpg2.jpg)

MAP WITH COUNTRY BORDERS MARKED (http://openseadragon.github.io/openseadragonizer/?img=http://s20.postimg.org/4amictly3/Mega_granice_jpg2.jpg)

Note you may have to enable Javascript, and also make sure the original domain (postimg.org) isn't blocked by a third-party web tool (e.g. uMatrix)

Also great to hear DaveN is back, tell him to stop by SC4D more often!  :D
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Megaregional view) - 27.04.2016
Post by: Mandarin(a) on April 28, 2016, 10:10:48 AM
Fabulous!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Megaregional view) - 27.04.2016
Post by: compdude787 on April 29, 2016, 11:45:10 AM
Nice region image! Speaking of multiplayer regions, I wonder what's going on with our own multiplayer region, NORO.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Megaregional view) - 27.04.2016
Post by: Akallan on May 01, 2016, 11:26:43 AM
This is great! I really like the concept of making a region more!

Did you stop SC4? Or is it my Google translation resulting harm? ???
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Megaregional view) - 27.04.2016
Post by: art128 on June 07, 2016, 02:16:55 PM
Interesting village with the plaza for the festival in the middle. Also nice to see the region view with the different other regions located around it. :)
Best of luck with your Uni stuff! Hope you can find some spare time to give us updates (both RL and SC4!)
Title: Kolbrów (Look further!) - 20.07.2016
Post by: kbieniu7 on July 20, 2016, 10:47:40 AM
Hello everyone! I had a small break from paying SimCity, as I annouced before, and I think it's not going to finish too soon. Anyway, I'd like to present you an update, a little bit extraordinary ;)

There's a water dam in Krościeniec on Wirta river. It has already been shown... 4 years ago... (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=5922.msg422511#msg422511)
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/zapora_1.jpg)

It is situated in a mountainous region. The views around should be beautiful. If only SimCity operates 3D views... But is impossible, right?
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/sm4.jpg)

Of course not and you already know that, that there are a way to get into perspective of a tourist wandering somewhere in the region ;) Using Terraformer (and some photoshopping) it is possible to create some shots of mountain summits covered with snow.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/sm3_L2.jpg)

There's the region view. You can see the area and locate both the dam and the mountains (hint: there are two dams, the one, we're talking about today is located to the south, just by the edge). The snowy mountains are called Smreczyny.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/REGION.jpg)

Maybe a one more? A little bit more photoshopped ;)
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/smreczyny_zachod22222.jpg)

I hope, you like it!
Regards!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Look further!) - 20.07.2016
Post by: Akallan on July 20, 2016, 11:01:22 AM
Wow, it's beautiful! The view of the area is breathtaking, the way is prepared fields really gives the impression of satellite photos! &apls
Title: Kolbrów (Sunset in the mountains) - 25.07.2016
Post by: kbieniu7 on July 25, 2016, 11:11:06 AM
Thanks, Akallan :)

Ok, let's see some more pictures. I hope, you like mountains... presented in a little bit more artistic way ;)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/osw_ostre_ostre_1.png)
Yup, that's a photo from SC4Terraformer as well ;]

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/zachod1.jpg)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/zachod2.jpg)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/zachod3.jpg)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/zachod4.jpg)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Sunset in the mountains) - 25.07.2016
Post by: Akallan on July 25, 2016, 02:13:19 PM
The first is really amazing! You use Terraformer? ???
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Sunset in the mountains) - 25.07.2016
Post by: korver on July 25, 2016, 08:12:40 PM
Great work, I love the stream pic :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Sunset in the mountains) - 25.07.2016
Post by: art128 on July 27, 2016, 01:27:11 PM
That's certainly an interesting approach on how to use the terraformer. Nice work!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Sunset in the mountains) - 25.07.2016
Post by: vortext on July 27, 2016, 03:16:59 PM
Lovely picture indeed, does wonders bringing our virtual world to life. The atmospheric scenes are outstanding as well.  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Sunset in the mountains) - 25.07.2016
Post by: Vizoria on July 27, 2016, 04:11:42 PM
That's some interesting photoshopping! Nice one.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Sunset in the mountains) - 25.07.2016
Post by: Kergelen on August 06, 2016, 01:45:09 AM
Nice mountain susnset and great work with the dam &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Sunset in the mountains) - 25.07.2016
Post by: Themistokles on August 16, 2016, 03:18:38 AM
That's some very nice scenery you have put together. It really brings fourth your incredible landscapes! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Sunset in the mountains) - 25.07.2016
Post by: feyss on October 03, 2016, 08:47:49 AM
I already saw those picture, but I forgot to comment. Shame on me!

I have vever tried to make a dam so it always amazes me. I like the water flow in the middle. Ans those misty mountains pictures are awesome too  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Sunset in the mountains) - 25.07.2016
Post by: kelis on October 03, 2016, 11:30:17 AM
What a nice place to make an excursion !! Even if this place looks like a very cold place I really would like to enjoy a day in that place, I think I would be able to take some High quality pictures easily in such a beautiful place.

You know it, I love your region   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Kolbrów University of Technology - 3.10.2016
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 03, 2016, 12:49:31 PM
Hello everybody!

Thank you for all the comments. I've been inactive there for more than last two months, but I made few trips for my vacation and last week I finally graduated!  &scl() I've finished 5 years of my education in fields of Civil Engineering, a big chapter in my life (with some SimCity in the background ;) ). I'm a little bit upset, that is has already ended, but I look forward. Today I've started a new job, I had my first day here. And the first time in field of hydrotechnics. Something, that I like both in RL and in SimCity, hehe... :D

So, for today I post a photo of the Kolbrów University of Technology (Politechnika Kolbrowska) ;) And some not-so-finished and not-so-polished shots.

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/11j.jpg)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/22j.jpg)

And a random pre-fab block estate, near the one of the main ring arteries.
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/4j.jpg)

Maybe in the following month I'll post few photos of some Work-In-Progress. It won't be top-notch, but I'm afraid, it would take quite long for me to finish it.

Enjoy!  :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów University of Technology - 3.10.2016
Post by: vinlabsc3k on October 04, 2016, 02:07:25 AM
Great shots!! :thumbsup:

I hope you spend your trips very well and...
 

CONGRADUATION!!
  :bnn:  &apls  &apls  &apls  &hlp
Title: Re: Kolbrów University of Technology - 3.10.2016
Post by: Piterdaw1 on October 07, 2016, 03:58:13 AM
Congratulations and good luck in the new job!  &apls I hope, you won't be to busy now, and I won't have to wait to long for some new pics of Kolbrów and Galicja. I'd love to see some more pics of the main ring.
Title: Re: Kolbrów University of Technology - 3.10.2016
Post by: Akallan on October 08, 2016, 04:36:27 AM
Really beautiful! I love this highway and downtown! Always choose the right building!
Title: Re: Kolbrów University of Technology - 3.10.2016
Post by: kelis on October 08, 2016, 07:19:51 AM
Good job once again. I prefer the universities located outside of the city, I mean those big complex with all kind of buildings, but I  recognize that I like this kind of university too, it looks very cool in your city  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów University of Technology - 3.10.2016
Post by: art128 on October 08, 2016, 08:09:42 AM
Pre-fab estates are the best. Nice work on the university too.

And of course congrats on graduating. :)
Title: Kolbrów (village of Skała - 8.10.2016)
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 08, 2016, 12:55:12 PM
vinlabsc3k - Thank You. Yes, they were very inspiring and refhreshing :)
Piter - Thanks! Well, I don't promise anything about future updates. I have some places already done, maybe from time to time I could post few simple shots. Anyway, in the next part of the following update there should be this ring visible :)
Akallan - Merci! ;)
Kelis - Well, such big universities are good for the students, as they have all class rooms, dormitories and other facilities concentrated in one place, so one doesn't need to travel too much. However, my university was spread onto 4 points in the city, as the main departements are located in historical buildings in the city centre of Kraków, sever others are in "new" complex with dormitories from 70's and sports halls are in another place :D Thanks!
Arthur - Thank you very much! So, next update there should be more of imposed-on-landscape pre-fabs :D

Today we visit a very small Town of Skała. It lays on the route connecting Kolbrów and Dorczyce (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=5922.msg507904#msg507904), on the top of the hill.

There's the market square. Thanks to a variety of awesome models of Slovak churches made by Wallibuk and uploaded at Simtropolsi I can introduce my policy of non-repeating churches, that means each town or village can have its own unique church, that doesn't pop in any other place in Galand ;)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4467/37513733450_eea8e5032f_o.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4448/37723809176_16a32b6c65_o.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4444/37740114782_62935d5c76_o.jpg)

Fields!
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4501/37513732140_7479e03ef3_o.jpg)

Road to Kolbrów.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4444/37723807856_99bafc37f2_o.jpg)

The general view. As mentioned, the town is situated on the top of the hill.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4454/37513731870_24d061fac8_o.jpg)

That's one part of the area! Next shots from Kolbrów's pre-fab estates :) Enjoy!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (village of Skała - 8.10.2016)
Post by: _Michael on October 08, 2016, 04:41:15 PM
Looks good - I love the transition from town to farms. I would really recommend getting a sidewalk mod (There are loads of good ones) - it improves the look of the roads by 100%!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (village of Skała - 8.10.2016)
Post by: Akallan on October 09, 2016, 01:57:41 PM
Beautiful, naturally appears in its place! Wallibuk buildings are excellent! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (village of Skała - 8.10.2016)
Post by: Themistokles on October 14, 2016, 02:19:59 PM
Thanks to a variety of awesome models of Slovak churches made by Wallibuk and uploaded at Simtropolsi I can introduce my policy of non-repeating churches, that means each town or village can have its own unique church, that doesn't pop in any other place in Galand ;)
I know that feeling... It's so good when one realises that one can have both quality and variation! :D

And I think I have missed some of your earlier updates... I really like the way you have made the village extend out into the countryside along the roads, it looks so realistic. &apls

Last but not least, a belated congratulation to your graduation! Hope you're enjoying your newfound place in the "real world". ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (village of Skała - 8.10.2016)
Post by: compdude787 on October 14, 2016, 03:26:45 PM
Nice updates! I love the way you do farms! Congratulations on graduating from university and good luck in your new career!
Title: Kolbrów (pre-fabs - 22.10.2016)
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 22, 2016, 10:24:44 AM
Michae95l - Thank you! To be honest, I thought once about looking for a sidewalk mod, that changes the white maxis plates. But I didn't know and still don't know - do sidewalk mods change the textures of NAM puzzles as well? What about base textures on lots? Or about overlay textures (like a triangle semi-tile sidewalk, that comes with texutre packs or default maxis 1/5, 1/3 and 1/2 overlays? ???
Akallan - Thanks! :)
Themistokles - Thank you! Yep, I do enjoy it. It's a training period for the moment, so I do not have too much amitious work there, but I'm happy :D
compdude787 - All in-game layouts are inspired by real-life layouts. As always ;) Thanks!

Ok, so, we're moving on. Skała lays just by the Kolbrów, so moving a little bit we can easily see block estates in Kolbrów's south-east districts. Some of them old, some of them quite new. We can spot a recently built buissnes park.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4500/37102002333_db3e5aefc2_o.jpg)

Pre-fabs, pre-fabs and pre-fabs. Filled with trees, playgrounds and a lot of space.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4486/37723684636_d6643e3417_o.jpg)

The parks smoothly blends with uncontrolled greenery...
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4450/37102000613_7fe4692ec9_o.jpg)

...which obviously is a favourite place for kids from a nearby school ;D
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4466/23919048438_0485060913_o.jpg)

This part of the city ends quite sharply. Almost a country-side, just with increased traffic and powerlines.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4466/37102001523_3951978df8_o.jpg)

There's a small station Kolbrów-Batowice on a railway going south-east, on the edges of Kolbrów.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4459/37102002053_9c25292803_o.jpg)

Urban skyline...
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4465/37062962654_41251d7d72_o.jpg)

...during sunset.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4454/37772053441_315ef3751c_o.jpg)

Regards!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (pre-fabs - 22.10.2016)
Post by: compdude787 on October 22, 2016, 12:20:39 PM
Looks nice, I like how you have that 6-lane boulevard that transitions to RHW on either side of the city. I also love the apartment blocks!

Michae95l - Thank you! To be honest, I thought once about looking for a sidewalk mod, that changes the white maxis plates. But I didn't know and still don't know - do sidewalk mods change the textures of NAM puzzles as well? What about base textures on lots? Or about overlay textures (like a triangle semi-tile sidewalk, that comes with texutre packs or default maxis 1/5, 1/3 and 1/2 overlays? ???

Sidewalk mods don't change the appearance of NAM puzzle pieces that have the sidelwalks baked in, like the TuLEPs for example. It will change the appearance of base textures on lots, though.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (pre-fabs - 22.10.2016)
Post by: art128 on October 22, 2016, 12:24:29 PM
Oh yes, yes. That's my kind of thing. Lovely. :)

You perfectly nailed the look of such areas.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (pre-fabs - 22.10.2016)
Post by: _Michael on October 22, 2016, 03:40:04 PM
Michae95l - Thank you! To be honest, I thought once about looking for a sidewalk mod, that changes the white maxis plates. But I didn't know and still don't know - do sidewalk mods change the textures of NAM puzzles as well? What about base textures on lots? Or about overlay textures (like a triangle semi-tile sidewalk, that comes with texutre packs or default maxis 1/5, 1/3 and 1/2 overlays? ???
Looks nice, I like how you have that 6-lane boulevard that transitions to RHW on either side of the city. I also love the apartment blocks!

Michae95l - Thank you! To be honest, I thought once about looking for a sidewalk mod, that changes the white maxis plates. But I didn't know and still don't know - do sidewalk mods change the textures of NAM puzzles as well? What about base textures on lots? Or about overlay textures (like a triangle semi-tile sidewalk, that comes with texutre packs or default maxis 1/5, 1/3 and 1/2 overlays? ???

Sidewalk mods don't change the appearance of NAM puzzle pieces that have the sidelwalks baked in, like the TuLEPs for example. It will change the appearance of base textures on lots, though.
Well actually, I'm afraid Compdude787 is not quite correct. While ordinarily a sidewalk mod will only change dragable roads, with two or three mods by MGB, all NAM textures and most base textures will be changed with not only your terrain mod but your sidewalk mod as well. I'll PM you the links in a bit. :). And nice entry by the way!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (pre-fabs - 22.10.2016)
Post by: noahclem on October 22, 2016, 04:34:49 PM
Lovely update  &apls  You do a great job seamlessly transitioning from prefabs to parks and farms
Title: Re: Kolbrów (pre-fabs - 22.10.2016)
Post by: Akallan on October 22, 2016, 04:52:40 PM
The freeway-avenue transition is really great! The idea of the diagonal field is excellent too! ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Kolbrów (pre-fabs - 22.10.2016)
Post by: Silur on October 22, 2016, 04:59:44 PM
I love houses of the Soviet era. Such an ugly and fascinating. Thank you. Very interesting.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (pre-fabs - 22.10.2016)
Post by: Vizoria on October 22, 2016, 05:08:16 PM
That diagonal farmland is so frigging cool. It would be even cooler if the stripes of crops matched up.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (pre-fabs - 22.10.2016)
Post by: Silur on October 22, 2016, 05:15:41 PM
That diagonal farmland is so frigging cool. It would be even cooler if the stripes of crops matched up.

I think - this is a small mistake with Ir fields. But the idea and work is SUPER. This is a real fields from Eastern Europe - You can see it on Google Earth. And work with region - is great.  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów (pre-fabs - 22.10.2016)
Post by: manga rivotra on October 23, 2016, 10:09:56 AM
Excellent work ! I love these farms fiels and the sunset picture is trully brilliant.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (BATs and pre-fabs - 22.10.2016)
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 24, 2016, 03:22:15 PM
Thanks for replies, I'll aswer to each one individually later. Now I just post an info, that the best of my BATs have been uploaded to the LEX. All of them signed as Polish BAT Team (Polska Grupa BAT) approved item. Previously they were avaible only at SimCityPolska, today, you can download them from there :)

Pre-fabs from the last update are also included in the list. You can view the latest ones or search by my nickname.

(http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/images/beximg/ruczaj.jpg)

(http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/images/beximg/1bloks.jpg) (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/images/beximg/kozlowek2.jpg)

(http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/images/beximg/pgbkozlowek3.jpg)  (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/images/beximg/pgbwoladuchacka2012.jpg)

(http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/images/beximg/1c.jpg)  (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/images/beximg/domyseas1.jpg)

(http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/images/beximg/pgbwiatapks.jpg)

Good night  ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (BATs and pre-fabs - 22.10.2016)
Post by: Alan_Waters on October 24, 2016, 03:40:15 PM
Great job! This greatly beautify my city.  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów (BATs and pre-fabs - 22.10.2016)
Post by: Silur on October 24, 2016, 04:08:51 PM
Excellent work! Thank You! I saw SC4 Polska and I think this very great site.
 think You can upload many objects on http://sc4devotion.com
Thank You once more ...   &apls
And something - SC4 Polska have tremendous serial rural Old Poland buildings - I like all  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (BATs and pre-fabs - 22.10.2016)
Post by: Akallan on October 25, 2016, 02:34:36 PM
Excellent thing done! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (BATs and pre-fabs - 22.10.2016)
Post by: kelis on October 27, 2016, 05:45:42 AM
 &apls &apls &apls &apls

Fantastic update once again, I must stop following your MD, I want to make a Polish region everytime that I see your fantastic region  :'(
Title: Re: Kolbrów (BATs and pre-fabs - 22.10.2016)
Post by: Missvanleider on October 28, 2016, 03:37:14 PM
Your pictures are excellent. I admit that I don't interact with the community of the site very often, well done, salutations. I now feel bad that I haven't posted for the updates of so many others also, so I may as well just extend my thanks to everyone who contributes to the community of sc4. Please keep going, even though I and many others should be more effusive in paying our respects, and more liberal with our sprinkling of praise!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Autumn colours - 1.11.2016)
Post by: kbieniu7 on November 01, 2016, 11:32:12 AM
compdude787 - Thanks. Actually, I tried to build a road, that is an urban higher-speed artery, but not yet a motorway. And as far, as there are no smooth curves for AVE-6, I decided to convert it to RHW-6C at some points.
Arthur - Well, I actually grew up on a similiar quarter ;) Thanks!
michae95l - I've already answered you via PM, but once again thank you very much for the help :)
Noah - heh, I tried to catch the atmosphere of those unused lands around such areas :D Thank you!
Akallan - Merci! ;)
Silur - Yeah, so ugly, that it became beautiful ;) Bu quite often pre 1989 estates are better planned that the newer ones.
Vizoria, Silur x2 - Yep, it's the kind of detail, that could be done better, buy I had no more patience to fix it then... :/
manga rivotra - thank you!

Alan_Waters, Silur x3 - Thanks guys, it's really nice to hear that :)
Kelis - oh, come on! You are already doing great things in SimCity! :) But, you know, there are quite plenty of real BATs from Kraków, by the way... :P
Missvanleider - Thanks for the words, really nice to hear that, I guess, that it's not only me, who would say that! And thanks for visiting this thread :)

Ok, just few more shots from the same estate, a bit more gold-painted ones ;) Actually, I don't know, where I will post the next updates from. We'll see.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4477/37723683556_b52709405a_o.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4507/37723684216_3c122c8562_o.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4451/37723683936_726e82594f_o.jpg)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (Autumn colours - 1.11.2016)
Post by: art128 on November 01, 2016, 11:59:13 AM
I could say that it is even beautiful in autumn, but I'm biased since I love these projects. :D
Looks wonderful of course. Looking at the region overview, it needs even more of these! (AND BIGGER !) :D


900 Replies!  &dance 100 to go!
Title: Kolbrów (a short story of a stand-alone tree - 11.11.2016)
Post by: kbieniu7 on November 11, 2016, 06:56:51 PM
Hello, there! Thanks, Arthur, for a nice comment! We'll see, if we reach those 100 ;)

Today, I'll start a little bit differently. Last time I got a message from Mandarin(a). He wrote, that he was inspired by the photos I've posted in this thread, so this summer he decided to visit Poland for a vacation and see those places in real. I was very positively surprised to read that. I play this game and this particular region for quite long time. I thought, that maybe it would be better to stop it after reaching 10 years. But after reading this message, I decided, that for such an audience, it's not possible to stop, if I still could do that! :)

What is more, I've seen that many of you liked those updates, where I put some real photos, I'll try to produce some more of them. However, it might take a little bit longer. I have quite few spots in my region that I haven't shown yet, but most of them is a product of my imagination. That means, they are inspired by real places, but it's just a loose inspiration. I've got some ideas... we'll see how it will go.

So, once again - thank you, Mandarin! :)

Anyway, today I'll do such an update, but it is not of such high quality as the previous ones. I'd like to present an area located somewhere in the mountains. It's actually nothing special, but as mentioned, inspired by real place. In fact, my favourite one in Poland, that I visit every year - Pieniny Mountains.

Pieniny are a part of Carpathian Mountains, on the border with Slovakia. They are very small compared to their surroundings, but known for the beautiful views around the gorge of Dunajec River. The place, that we "visit" today is a small valley, a natural preserve "Biała Woda". I've been there only for an hour, because I didn't have much time then. Anyway, I tried to recreate the place as real as possible from what I rembember. By the way, it was the one of two places, that I tried to recreate somehow 1:1 (the other is the Main Market Square in the city centre of Kolbrów). I was 3 years ago. So long because I tried to finish and polish it more. I didn't and today I don't like the effect, because during this time, I developed my MMP's style more and there are many things and details, that I would do in different manner.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4497/23918818388_c45112d54c_b.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4484/37771851331_214f758e98_o.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4498/37771852351_e8f708f1db_o.jpg)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/dsfddddd.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4468/23918819158_fa4dfaa5cc_o.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4505/37771850801_a12a2e3264_o.jpg)

Sometimes I payed attention to really unsignificant details, like this stand-alone tree.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4473/37771852861_7919f16c56_o.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4502/37771850381_acdc9f78c1_o.jpg)

Looks somehow familiar? If yes, take a look at my avatar. Yes it's the same.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4501/37723482546_9c88ec8e53_o.jpg)

Yeah, my favourite tree in the world, my friends joke... and say that it fits to me well as I've got similiar tall and thin posture ;D I've put this as my avatars, partially because I liked the color tones of the landscape filled with dry grass that I saw there and pictured in the photo, partially because it was a great few days spent with friends.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4505/23918817878_0b5d1b29f9_o.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4504/23918817458_6303a329f5_o.jpg)

For last years everywhere I go, I tried to enjoy the place... and look for the inspiration for what to make in SimCity. Sometimes I think, this game (with the communities I participate in) actually became a significat part of my life. Not just sitting in front of a computer, but redrawing my experiences, landscapes I've seen, postards I've bought and places I'd like to visit. And finally sharing all those effects with other people. Especially, with an audience, that could even go to visit that place in real.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4450/37771849771_43d9de798a_o.jpg)

This year I took a lot of photos, and lot of inspirations. I don't know, if I change any of them into simcity scenes, but I'll probably post themselves, like I did three years ago, somewhere in the artistic corner of the forum.

So, like always: enjoy! :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (a short story of a stand-alone tree - 11.11.2016)
Post by: vinlabsc3k on November 11, 2016, 08:56:43 PM
:o

As always this alternance between real and in-game shots are gorgeous,
but the scene with the church don't resemble the real one.
:P

&apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów (a short story of a stand-alone tree - 11.11.2016)
Post by: Silur on November 12, 2016, 12:59:34 AM
Great job. All this is very beautifully presented.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (a short story of a stand-alone tree - 11.11.2016)
Post by: reddonquixote on November 12, 2016, 03:31:56 AM
Well done, very pretty little rural scenes  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (a short story of a stand-alone tree - 11.11.2016)
Post by: Themistokles on November 12, 2016, 08:22:07 AM
Always inspiring to see an update from you. You have really captured the drama of mountainous nature :)

but the scene with the church don't resemble the real one. :P
Agreed ;) One parking lot less makes it all the better to me. ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Kolbrów (a short story of a stand-alone tree - 11.11.2016)
Post by: art128 on November 12, 2016, 10:27:19 AM
Nice realistic scenes. The lone try might seem insignificant, but it gives charm to the area.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (a short story of a stand-alone tree - 11.11.2016)
Post by: Mandarin(a) on November 13, 2016, 06:04:02 AM
Yep, scenes made with a great deal of passion are always wonderful!  &apls
You know, I could say I feel proud of myself ...
Title: Re: Kolbrów (a short story of a stand-alone tree - 11.11.2016)
Post by: Krasner on November 13, 2016, 08:57:47 AM
You drive the Meadowshire terrain mod to its best  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów (a short story of a stand-alone tree - 11.11.2016)
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 24, 2016, 09:30:59 AM
Hello, everybody!

Well, a while has passed... I've been very short of time last month, I just prepared and uploaded Binarowa Church by RaV for the Advent Calendar. I haven't even looked into my thread. So - thank you everybody for your comments.

And for the Chrismtas Eve... well... just like every year, but in simple manner: I'd like to wish you a Merry Christmas, to all of you :)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/1a_8.jpg)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (a short story of a stand-alone tree - 11.11.2016)
Post by: Vizoria on December 24, 2016, 10:07:45 AM
Just saw the second from last entry- HOLY SMOLY is that good terrain textures and MMPing!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (a short story of a stand-alone tree - 11.11.2016)
Post by: Themistokles on December 24, 2016, 01:49:43 PM
Kolbrow is always charming, and without nightlights it gives a very special atmosphere. Merry Christmas to you too! :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (a short story of a stand-alone tree - 11.11.2016)
Post by: Akallan on December 24, 2016, 06:27:15 PM
Nice photo, and good Christmas to you! :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (a short story of a stand-alone tree - 11.11.2016)
Post by: vinlabsc3k on December 24, 2016, 08:17:50 PM
Don't worry for the lack of time, the important thing is to stay active in the community in any way.

And


Merry Christmas!!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (a short story of a stand-alone tree - 11.11.2016)
Post by: APSMS on December 25, 2016, 01:55:38 AM
Lovely last two updates (I missed November's update).

Merry Christmas!
Title: Kolbrów (Happy New Year 2017!)
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 31, 2016, 09:47:28 AM
Thanks guys for kind words!

But hey, another year has passed! So, there's another summary of Galand ;)

Thank you for all your comments and advices of past 12 months. Have a Happy New Year 2017!

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/PODS_1_a.jpg)
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/PODS_1_b.jpg)
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/PODS_1_c.jpg)
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq160/kbieniu7/PODS_1_d.jpg)



Title: Re: Kolbrów (7.01.2017 - few shots that I found hidden in the bottom of my drawer)
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 07, 2017, 02:24:59 PM
Hello everybody!

How are you? In Poland everything is white and it's freezy, around -15C, brrrr... Anyway, do you know that just after New Year, on 2nd January, Kolbrów had its next anniversary and turned 9 years old? I planned to make a special snowy update for this weekend, but I don't feel quite good today to make a brand new one... However, I've found several photos that I wanted to post last year, but haven't done it yet.

Theese are some random views of rural areas south from Kolbrów, part of which I showed as Work In Progress updates (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=5922.msg503670#msg503670), just by the water reservoir and the power plant (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=5922.msg504249#msg504249).

They are randomly presented, as I had no idea where to exactly put the camera. That's a little problem for me, I made quite broad area with many details that is quite difficult to show in a manner that will not make the audience bored. And, as I found out recently, there's more of such places that I haven't presented yet. Now, I could make around 5 updates just with "unshowed outskirts", some of them hidden for 4 years.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this messy bunch of shots :)

Here is a small village of Łęg. Few meters away there is administrative city border of Kolbrów.
(http://i.imgur.com/NVYEnHM.jpg)

It lays by the river of Jaworzyna that flows from the mountains and the dam.
(http://i.imgur.com/s6fcX8X.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/gqzWMps.jpg)

Jaworzyna (as well as other rivers and streams) is a tributary of Wirta.
(http://i.imgur.com/OWN5hAP.jpg)

A small part of the dam is visible in the corner of the photo.
(http://i.imgur.com/IejX02F.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/lwtTNk0.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/yMorg5k.jpg)

Regards!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (7.01.2017 - few shots that I found hidden in the bottom of my drawer)
Post by: manga rivotra on January 07, 2017, 08:10:03 PM
I really like the way you draw your rivers.   :) The meanders are very realistic especially because of the work with the MMPs on the shores.
It feels like a pic from google earth. The layout of the rural area is very convincing too.
Great work !  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (7.01.2017 - few shots that I found hidden in the bottom of my drawer)
Post by: compdude787 on January 07, 2017, 08:37:44 PM
Nice update! I've always liked how you do your farms.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (7.01.2017 - few shots that I found hidden in the bottom of my drawer)
Post by: Themistokles on January 08, 2017, 03:29:08 AM
The shoreline, the fields, the mountain forests -- wonderful!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (7.01.2017 - few shots that I found hidden in the bottom of my drawer)
Post by: art128 on January 08, 2017, 04:04:26 AM
That small village around the river is really cool. Nice work with the vegetation, lots of good details.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (7.01.2017 - few shots that I found hidden in the bottom of my drawer)
Post by: Nanami on February 01, 2017, 03:37:38 PM
Lovely done rural area visualization in SC4! and happy anniversary!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (5.03.2017 - WIP shots)
Post by: kbieniu7 on March 05, 2017, 09:18:28 AM
Hello, everybody! Long time nothing there (even visiting the forum). Manga rivotra, compdude787, Themistokles, Arthur and Nanami, thank you for your comments :) Yes, I spent quite lot of time over that vegetation and fiels... anyway, I’ve been playing some SimCity, but not created anything finished enough… so, let’s see some work-in-progress shots maybe?

 I’m going to introduce an area west from Kolbrów, near town of Krzemień. There is a coal power plant that powers the capital. It was build long time ago and became, let’s say, a condensation nuclei. I often have such gaming type, that build something small (a castle, a village, an industrial facility) and after that spend hours on shaping its environment according to rule “ah, let’s just make a little bit here, and a little bit here” until I get bored ;)

Starting point – an empty terrain near the power plant with a small junction rail station.  It became a main point of a village, so I started to zone housing areas along roads with as “organic” layout as possible.
(http://i.imgur.com/FuPtEiU.jpg)

Let’s turn on the simulation. After housings get built, I pause the game and use query tool with “add to history” for every house. Without it, soon there are too wealthy houses going to pop, that I don’t want to have them.
(http://i.imgur.com/b1SJ9PD.jpg)

Next we need to shape the surrounding terrain, what of course means farm fields. I usually make them as long and thin rectangular-shaped for two reasons: firstly, it’s easier to obey the grid. Secondly, that’s how farm fields in Poland mostly look like.
(http://i.imgur.com/sDMob0B.jpg)

The problem is by diagonal streets. It’s hard to make good-looking edges there. I made my few lots to fit to roadby grass, however it’s quite annoying to scroll and look for them in the menu.
(http://i.imgur.com/CHNW3Jm.jpg)

Once we have our fields finished (what is the most time-consuming phase), there is time to plop some vegetation. I use different “mixtures” for different areas (mountains, river valleys, highlands etc.), but I usually start with CP deciduous trees, then girafe’s birches, oaks and conifiers. In some areas I use xannepan’s terrain paint for dry grass, so there is possibility for nice winter/early-spring snowless photos.
(http://i.imgur.com/wyMmGiF.jpg)
Some rivers or streams would be a good addition to.
(http://i.imgur.com/8XWErfZ.jpg)

Firstly I plop water tiles, then some cattails at banks and some Heblem’s dirt.
(http://i.imgur.com/lFkQIQ2.jpg)

It is not so-over-detailed with all types of grass and bushes as could be, but I’ve been lazy there and, what is more, I (and you) will probably look at this river only from satellite view :D
(http://i.imgur.com/j6JYYa7.jpg)

And that’s a part of the area finished. 
(http://i.imgur.com/FuXRP9v.jpg)

Well, that’s all. Next time, I’ll try to show more of finished area… I hope ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (5.03.2017 - WIP shots)
Post by: Krasner on March 05, 2017, 09:41:10 AM
I still love your sceneries, it's nice to see how you work on it  :) The general atmosphere in this entry reminds me of the large, gusty, empty plains east of my town, where small villages and huge facilities pop out here and there.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (5.03.2017 - WIP shots)
Post by: Nanami on March 09, 2017, 10:01:13 AM
Another nice update!  :thumbsup:  it's interesting to see WIP updates like this show how people play SC4 and I admit the part to mark ALL house as historical is same with how I done.  $%Grinno$% . In the end it does looks really well done!  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów (5.03.2017 - WIP shots)
Post by: feyss on March 10, 2017, 02:45:00 PM
I travelled to Krakow and Warsaw last November (and I really loved it BTW  ;) ) and during my train journey between those two cities, I just thought about your MD. Seeing the same kind of long narrow fields out of the train window reminded me about it. I now understand better how you build your rural areas. That's just another touch of realism that makes me love your work even more  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (5.03.2017 - WIP shots)
Post by: art128 on March 11, 2017, 03:22:46 AM
Nice work. These long and thin rectangular fields are a beauty.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (5.03.2017 - WIP shots)
Post by: brick_mortimer on March 13, 2017, 07:35:41 AM
Beautiful!

I have a soft spot for rural scenes and it's very interesting to see some WIP shots  :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (5.03.2017 - WIP shots)
Post by: siemanthepieman on March 29, 2017, 05:39:08 PM
This a great MD all round, but I especially like the WIP updates which a good insight into what goes on behind the scenes.

I am currently populating my region with farms and your work has given me an idea - I could use a few custom seasonal diagonal field fillers (I think I will try to base mine on the SFBT fillers with woods and fences). You might get a PM from me when I get stuck!

Anyway, looking forward to the next update.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (5.03.2017 - WIP shots)
Post by: carlfatal on March 29, 2017, 11:12:22 PM
Ha, I wasn´t here for a while also, seems many of us haven´t enough time for the really essential things...  $%Grinno$%

But you did some nice work again, and well, your MD is one of my all time favorites. It looks like Poland in Google Maps, and I can imagine, that this is, what you wanted to achieve. You did it.  &apls

Also very nice work on the "river". It looks perfect!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (23.04.2017 - Marianka & Krzemień power plant)
Post by: kbieniu7 on April 23, 2017, 06:59:18 AM
Hello everybody! How did you spend the Easter time? I haven't been there for a while... so, let's start with some brief replies:

Krasner - Thank you! Well, that's exactly I wanted to recreate, however maybe not the actual French landscape :D
Nanami - And doing this to all of them is quite tiring after a while, isn't it? ;) Thanks!
feyss - Hah, even in RL you think of SimCity? Well, me too sometimes, to be honest :D Thanks you!
Arthur - Thanks!
brick_mortimer - And you're going to see more of rurality there! ;)
siemanthepieman - Thank you very much! I'm glad that inspired you! :)
Carl - Well, to be honest - yes. I spend a lot of time in front of Google Earth trying to figure out as many landscape details as possible. Danke! :)
korver - Thank you for your kind words! So, I hope that you will also have this "urge" and produce some other of yours amazing scenes by yourself ;)

And now to the photos! As I said (almost two months ago), I'm going to present you some shots of the same area, but now finished. That's generally some rural areas around town of Krzemień (not shown yet and probably remain unveiled in the nearest future) and a power plant.

1. We start in a small village of Marianka. There's an old small chapel at the intersection and a school with a football field behind.
(http://i.imgur.com/FoD5acc.jpg)

2. There's also a railway and an old farm by a stream.
(http://i.imgur.com/5lgUvin.jpg)

3. Spring has come! Some people decided to make a camping by the stream... By the way, that's not just a random stream. It's Prądnik, that 4 kilometres further flows trough our rocky natural reserve (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=5922.msg507575#msg507575) that we saw a year ago ;)
(http://i.imgur.com/ojhgGaA.jpg)

4. Entire village of Marianka.
(http://i.imgur.com/lJTHkJ7.jpg)

5. And now something, I've been working on for the first time. Once inspired by Vizoria's limestone quarries (thank you for inspiration!), I tried for long time to find my way to. After few months, I've finally managed to create one that I'm satisfied with.
(http://i.imgur.com/PXKgiJE.jpg)

6. Following the tradition - a real-life counterpart! Although nothing interesting visible, that's the only photo I took there.
(http://i.imgur.com/EgJwi4z.jpg)

7. Stone pits hidden in the forest are created with ionionion's limestone quarry (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/24501-limestone-quarry/),Jenx's terrain paint (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=3077), Heblem's dirt (I guess it's in his tropical flora pack, but I'm not sure) (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/24399-hbs-tropical-flora-pack-mayor-mode/), its modification made by FrankU (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/29426-franku-heblem-sand-addon/) and rocks (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=1887).
(http://i.imgur.com/gDOelSp.jpg)

8. And there are more of them in the area! As we have seen a year ago, the ground and rocks there are in big part made limestone. It is visible trough lot of sharp and rocky hills, single left-overs made of rocks that are more resistent to water and those already mentioned stone pits.
(http://i.imgur.com/ypcq1Fx.jpg)

9. For the last one today something I mentioned in the last WIP update: a power plant! I made it around 4 years ago, it was just staying in the empty space wainting for its better times. It's a small coal-powered plant with its own water reservoir for cooling purposes. Although the location for this reservoir is completely unrealistic (it all lays practically on the water drainage divide!) it stayed so... well, 4 years ago I didn't think about proper water management so much as today ;)
(http://i.imgur.com/CbUMZcW.jpg)

And that's not the end! Stay tuned for the next week, yet more to come! ;)

Title: Re: Kolbrów (23.04.2017 - Marianka & Krzemień power plant)
Post by: feyss on April 23, 2017, 07:15:04 AM
Lovely pictures, as usual  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (23.04.2017 - Marianka & Krzemień power plant)
Post by: praiodan on April 23, 2017, 07:19:52 AM
Beautiful pictures of a beautiful village! The camping site by the stream is very nicely set, it certainly is a wonderfully quiet place.  :thumbsup: Having seen quite a bunch of limestone quarries myself I must say you nailed it very well. Also nice work on the coal power plant! Nevermind the reservoir, as long as it "works".  ::) $%Grinno$% :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (23.04.2017 - Marianka & Krzemień power plant)
Post by: Vizoria on April 23, 2017, 08:04:36 AM
Great rural scenes and that limestone quarry is fantastic. Good job mixing in terrain brushes with dirt MMPs and some coniferous trees!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (23.04.2017 - Marianka & Krzemień power plant)
Post by: _Michael on April 23, 2017, 08:24:45 AM
That quarry looks very cool!
Nice job.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (23.04.2017 - Marianka & Krzemień power plant)
Post by: brick_mortimer on April 24, 2017, 08:55:13 AM
Beautiful as always!  &apls

Where can I find the the small chapel in the 1st picture?
Or did you make it yourself?

It reminds me a lot of small roadside chapels in Belgium.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (23.04.2017 - Marianka & Krzemień power plant)
Post by: art128 on April 24, 2017, 10:29:24 AM
Looks really fine! That power plant is interesting. Though I have to admit I have never been a fan of EL cooling towers. Perhaps you could take a look at Bipin's cooling tower, i believe it looks much better despite being smaller.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (23.04.2017 - Marianka & Krzemień power plant)
Post by: Simmer2 on April 24, 2017, 01:09:26 PM
Fantastic work &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów (23.04.2017 - Marianka & Krzemień power plant)
Post by: Akallan on April 26, 2017, 12:06:07 PM
Excellent as usual! Beautiful river and MMP work! ;D
Title: Kolbrów (28.04.2017 - Krzemień power plant part 2)
Post by: kbieniu7 on April 30, 2017, 11:58:04 AM
Hello!  Thanks for the comments, I'll answer each one individually later,  cause I'm on a phone posting a message from Poznań where I have gone for a weekend ;)

1. The previously mentioned dam. In fact, for the moment there are three dams in Galand, this one is the smallest. In reality it should also have a spillway (at least an emergency one), but you know - it's a game ;)
(http://i.imgur.com/UF79QiS.jpg)

2.Below the dam there is a stream that merges with another one and flows under a road bridge on the national road no 3.
(http://i.imgur.com/JlC9liH.jpg)

3. It flows further down.
(http://i.imgur.com/T2s6Pgp.jpg)

4. Further view on the area. The National Road leads to Koszyce
(http://i.imgur.com/oclDkaa.jpg)

5. A small station in a village actually a kilometer away from what we've just seen. Just a random shot there.
(http://i.imgur.com/ZxU9XZD.jpg)

6. Power plant and its proximities.
(http://i.imgur.com/ReYGUWc.jpg)

7. And finally the long time not shown region view
(http://i.imgur.com/mH4kECt.jpg)

I wish the region view could show more details. The area that I have shown now is quite detailed, I just cannot post dozens of photos of just one tile, showing everything almost the same...

Anyway: enjoy! :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (28.04.2017 - Krzemień power plant part 2)
Post by: Krasner on April 30, 2017, 12:54:21 PM
This is rejoicing to look at  :thumbsup: Thank you !
Title: Re: Kolbrów (28.04.2017 - Krzemień power plant part 2)
Post by: Vizoria on April 30, 2017, 01:59:30 PM
Gorgeous work! That dam is subtle but well constructed! Nice one!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (28.04.2017 - Krzemień power plant part 2)
Post by: noahclem on April 30, 2017, 02:22:48 PM
Wow, looks great! I especially like the nuclear plant  &apls  Detailing of the trees and such really turned out nice  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (28.04.2017 - Krzemień power plant part 2)
Post by: Themistokles on May 01, 2017, 10:51:55 AM
Beautiful MMP work! The way you integrate the whole landscape is really good, and I like the one-platform STR station :D
Title: Re: Kolbrów (28.04.2017 - Krzemień power plant part 2)
Post by: FrankU on May 02, 2017, 04:51:30 AM
Oh, really nice work! I like the way you fill the rural areas with strips of different crops. It gives a realistic feel.
Also the power plant looks cool.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (28.04.2017 - Krzemień power plant part 2)
Post by: Mikey Knox on May 02, 2017, 12:16:17 PM
What Tree Controller and Farm Plots are you using?  :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (28.04.2017 - Krzemień power plant part 2)
Post by: Nanami on May 15, 2017, 12:50:48 PM
Nicely done farming area as always! :thumbsup: I really like the 4th picture, make me want to play ets2 again...
Title: Re: Kolbrów (28.04.2017 - Krzemień power plant part 2)
Post by: mrbisonm on May 15, 2017, 08:34:33 PM
The region picture is starting to look really good and natural. I like it a lot, since I can see the tremendous amount of time spent to make it look this good. No time to stop. Keep it up, I'll be here to keep an eye on this. ;)

Fred
Title: Re: Kolbrów (28.04.2017 - Krzemień power plant part 2)
Post by: carlfatal on May 16, 2017, 12:33:15 PM
I agree with Fred, this regionview is very nice!  :thumbsup:

And I like the nuclear powerstation, I mean, I like, how you´ve made it.  $%Grinno$% Luckily I don´t need to live there....  :bnn:

But mostly I love this small creek and the surrounding details. If I imagine this place far away from the reactor, than it would be a good space for holidays. :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (28.04.2017 - Krzemień power plant part 2)
Post by: praiodan on May 17, 2017, 12:16:50 PM
Very nice shots! I'm a sucker for region views and yours has a couple of fantastic spots already, despite still having some void space in between. I wonder if there even are trains stopping on that rather lonely one track station in picture 5 or if it has already stopped being served.  $%Grinno$%
Title: Re: Kolbrów (28.04.2017 - Krzemień power plant part 2)
Post by: Dantes on May 20, 2017, 06:42:38 AM
Picture No.6 is my absolute favorite. One of your best works ever!  &apls
Title: Kolbrów (21.05.2017 - WIP - Designing a road - part 1)
Post by: kbieniu7 on May 20, 2017, 05:31:17 PM
Ok, replies! I haven't even spotted that it's been almost an entire month! Sorry!

First of all:
1. The small roadside chapel from the first part of the update is avaible here:
http://www.simcitypolska.pl/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=489

2. Long time ago I downloaded simple lots with simple farm field textures that were part of 3RR stuff, but I cannot find them. Anyone remember where they were avaible?

feyss - Thanks!
praiodan - Thank you! Yep, let's just assume that it works well enough :) So, nice to hear that you like the quarry!
Vizoria - As I mentioned, I was mostly inspired by you, so I'm very glad to hear your opinion there! Thank you!
Michael - Thanks!
brick_mortimer - Thanks! I think that your question about the chapel has been already answered ;)
Arthur - I didn't know about Bipin's tower. Looks really nice, indeed better than EL's one. However, I have a feeling that is a bit to small. Maybe I will use it somewhere in the future. Thanks for the idea! :)
Simmer2 - Thanks!
Akallan - Merci a toi! ;)

The 2nd tour:
Krasner - Thanks for thanking! :D
Vizoria - Thanks!
Noah - Thanks! Altough, it's not a nuclear plant. You can even see coal piles near the unloading station :D
Karl - The single-rail lines have their charm, aren't they? I'm sure that you're going to explore many of such ones next months! ;D Thank you!
FrankU - Thanks! All inspired by real-life, as always ;)
Mikey Knox - Hey, thanks for visiting there :) Acutally, I don't use any Tree Controller, all trees I plant manually as MMP. That's mostly trees made by Girafe, all avaible at Lex. The most often, I use following spiecies: birches, oaks, conifiers, common spruce, maples as well as bushes and berries for filling. About the fields - Long ago I downloaded simple ploppable lots which were a part of 3RR stuff, but I cannot find them. Maybe somebodye else know? :???:
Nanami - Oh, you play ETS2? Me too, I like this game very much, especially at multiplayer! ;D Thanks for the comment!
Fred - Hah, well, still doing it for 9 years! Thanks a lot for your encourage! ;)
Carl - Danke! It's acutally not a nuclear power plant, just a coal-powered one. I don't know if it changes something to you, but... ;D
praiodan - Thanks! Yep, those voids are still to be filled... some day :D Don't worry, it's still in operation (unlike often in the real world, unfortunately)!
Dantes - Thank you very much! :)

Today another WIP update. Let's concentrate on the south-western edge of the country, on the city of Koszyce. It's not a large city, but still a significant one anyway. As target I planned that it had around 30-40 thousand citizens.

(http://i.imgur.com/qFnIqed.jpg)

Let's take a look at its infrastructure. There is a road (national road no 4) connecting Kolbrów with Koszyce (leading  further to the western border) and another one going along the western border of the country (national road no 3). Both are 2x1 in cross-section, non-collision-free, have only one carriageway and go through many built-up areas.

(http://i.imgur.com/9eiDZHd.jpg)

The issue is that at the very beginning (7 years ago?) Koszyce were localised in the very corner where there was actually nothing further, so such standard was fair enough. Within the time a lot has happened. Few neighbouring countries occured both from the west - Federation of Magyar (a region of one of my friends) and from the south (origninally Helsakoh for Akallan, but it has changed). For both ones, it is the most important connection. What is more, because of the terrain shape of the whole southern edge of Galand, the southern connection via Koszyce became the easiest and most important one not only for Galand, but would be the only route between the Federation of Magyar and the South. That means, all existing infrastructure was highly underdesigned (2x1 is no longer a sufficient solution).

So, still imagining dealing with that issue, we need to plan an upgrade of road no 4. The first phase was to rebuild the existing 2x1 ringroad around the city to 2x2 with roundabouts (that has been done already). Southern and western exits have also been upgraded to 2x2 (however also non-collision free), but still the connection with Kolbrów is in outdated 2x1.

(http://i.imgur.com/aIOHAur.jpg)

After some analysis I decided that the road no 4 (whatever standard it would have - a motorway, expressway, collision-free or non-collission free) will partially be rebuild on its existing trail. But still, there are two possible solutions. Let's take some colours and draw few proposed roads:

1. (red) At the point A we build a brand new path, that will be completely collision-free and allow a high-speed bypass, moving the road a little bit to the north. The junction will be placed on the intersection point with national road no 3 that would need to be upgraded to 2x2 on this small stretch between the junction and the city. Then we left it non-collision-free (turbine roundabouts or traffic ligths)

2. (blue) We continue on the existing trail, just adding and extra carriageway. However, we delete one or two intersections on the ringroad and upgrade the rest to serve as collision-free ones.

3. (yellow) Just like the point 2, but we build a new trail between the point A and the ringroad. with a new collision-free junction.

Now - if you still follow after a very long descrption - what do you think? That's the open question to all my readers. I still haven't decided what to do, so I would like to hear your opinion. Which option would you choose? Or maybe you would draw it otherwise (you can download the screenshot and draw something by yourselves)? Let it be a thing chosen by you, sc4devotion designers' community ;)

Regards!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (21.05.2017 - WIP - Designing a road - part 1)
Post by: art128 on May 21, 2017, 02:03:16 AM
I like the red path better. Would it be possible to join the ring road with the red path and using a collision free interchange? Trumpet or Y would work. That is of course if the terrain allows it.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (21.05.2017 - WIP - Designing a road - part 1)
Post by: Dantes on May 21, 2017, 05:02:33 AM
I think yellow is the best path, because then the mayor pay not so much money. But maybe he get subvention from E.U.  ()stsfd() I like your impressive landscape! So realistic!  :o
Title: Re: Kolbrów (21.05.2017 - WIP - Designing a road - part 1)
Post by: feyss on May 21, 2017, 06:13:22 AM
I would choose the yellow one too. The red one seems to be a waste of taxpayers money and the blue one a paltry measure.

Nie power plant in the last update btw. The reservoir is a smart idea  ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (21.05.2017 - WIP - Designing a road - part 1)
Post by: vinlabsc3k on May 21, 2017, 10:06:04 AM
For me, the yellow path is the best in the short-term, but the red one is better in the long-term.
If you will choose the red path I would modify the yellow one to intersect it near the powerline poles.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (21.05.2017 - WIP - Designing a road - part 1)
Post by: Silur on May 21, 2017, 12:50:05 PM
Excellent work with SC4  &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów (21.05.2017 - WIP - Designing a road - part 1)
Post by: praiodan on May 21, 2017, 02:28:47 PM
Then I'll be the first opting for the blue option.  :D

I think this in fact would be the most realistic decision to take. Mostly because it's the least intrusive measure considering the landscape and environmental issues - red and yellow would lead to a lot more sealed surfaces, need more soil engineering and overall higher costs. Also there's already a road leading from the center of Kosyce directly towards the blue interchange point, whereas especially the yellow path is a lot less direct connection.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (21.05.2017 - WIP - Designing a road - part 1)
Post by: Silur on May 21, 2017, 02:32:56 PM
If you have money - build 3 (red, yellow and blue) - is then useful  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (21.05.2017 - WIP - Designing a road - part 1)
Post by: matias93 on May 21, 2017, 05:38:53 PM
Considering that Koszice will be a middle ground city between two points with heavy traffic, I think the full bypass option is the best one, preserving the ringroad for an urban environment and traffic level (and speed).


Indeed, I would promote the idea of a new highway to ex-Helsakoh that junctions with the A option on the place that energy plant is now, to continue the ringroad westward after the southernmost roundabout, and to expand the city limits to fill the area defined by the new ringroad.


Maybe it is a bit expansive proposal, but I tend to feel that this city will eventually grow to that size, with lots of residents commuting to the other cities on the region.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (21.05.2017 - WIP - Designing a road - part 1)
Post by: eggman121 on May 21, 2017, 06:10:12 PM
I would also build Yellow.

It strikes the right balance and you could always expand towards Magyar.

I have always wanted to do something like this but between modding and playing. Well there is not that much time on the clock.  &mmm

So I mod instead with the view of creating more possibilities  ;)

-eggman121
Title: Re: Kolbrów (21.05.2017 - WIP - Designing a road - part 1)
Post by: siemanthepieman on May 22, 2017, 06:40:08 AM
What about a completely new highway along the river all the way back to Kolbrow - keeping the high speed traffic out of not just Koszyce but also Jasien Malurski. You'd need to decide whether to cut it through Skala or go around it as you leave Kolbrow.

I never worry too much about wasting taxpayers money though, you play style might differ.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (21.05.2017 - WIP - Designing a road - part 1)
Post by: brick_mortimer on May 22, 2017, 07:42:44 AM
I would opt for the Red allignment for a couple of reasons:
-It would shift all the Magyar-Kolbrow traffic away from Koszyce.
-If the red bypass branches from the original Magyar-Koszyce road (the ringroad) someplace further west (on Magyar territory?), it would seperate the Magyar-Kolbrow traffic from the Magyar-Helsakoh traffic, thus decreasing traffic on the ringroad.
-The (planned) industrial estate north of Koszyce can export its goods muchy easier.
-A grade separated intersection with national road 3 is a safe option.
-The new bypass might serve as a 'focal point' for the future expansion of Koszyce industry (between the planned industrial estate near national road 3 and the powerplant?).

Depending on the amount of traffic between Kolbrow and Helsakoh, you might consider adding either the yellow or the blue extension.
If Kolbrow-Helsakoh traffic is not very substantial, the proposed upgrade of national road 3 to 2x2 between the ringroad and the red bypass will be propably be enough to handle it.

Btw, thanks again for the link to the beautiful roadside chapel  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrów (21.05.2017 - WIP - Designing a road - part 1)
Post by: Mikey Knox on May 22, 2017, 08:08:33 AM

Mikey Knox About the fields - Long ago I downloaded simple ploppable lots which were a part of 3RR stuff, but I cannot find them. Maybe somebodye else know? :???:



No Problem, it took me 1 Minute to find them (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=5603.0[url=http://them), they are really nice and perfect for my Farms i am working on  :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (21.05.2017 - WIP - Designing a road - part 1)
Post by: Nanami on May 26, 2017, 12:27:12 PM
I suppose lemme give a little bit of my opinion about this. (might a little bit technical)

Although in best scenario, I would say the red one will be the best but it would simply need justification for case of financial feasibility.
1. Red one will be the best as it will give full grade separated bypass which has highest capacity if:
- the traffic volumes and future demand projection between cities are large enough that smaller road wont fit it. I might refer to the future plan for the region whether the kolbrow or magyar will has a major growth or something like that. Or maybe there is a seasonal heavy traffic like holiday.
- future development on koszyce will expand closer to the old road. it might worth to just move the bypass outer side of the city/town since the city activity might interference with the inter-city traffic.
- traffic in national route 3 is it high enough that the current intersection cant handle it?
- will the other link will be improved as well? I mean if it only road near koszyce improved in current plan, it might not worth do it.
2. For the blue one it might be a good short-mid term alternative as it less costly although I would recommend to give additional lanes in the merged section between route 3 and route 4.
3. As for the yellow one I dont really see much reason to build, considering the land clearance might be costly if compared to rl.

In the end it always up to the decision/policy maker to choose between options... ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (21.05.2017 - WIP - Designing a road - part 1)
Post by: c.p. on May 26, 2017, 12:37:15 PM
I'd probably go with the red option, but I tend to like a lot of growth/development, and I'm imagining the whole northwest corner pretty heavily developed.
If you want to keep the town smallish, maybe the yellow option would get the traffic efficiently across the tile for fewer simoleans.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (21.05.2017 - WIP - Designing a road - part 1)
Post by: Patricius Maximus on June 07, 2017, 01:20:57 PM
I strongly recommend you build the red option. Your region viewed from afar looks lovely.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (1.10.2017 - WIP - Designing a road - part 2)
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 01, 2017, 11:05:05 AM
Hey guys! The first news is that photobucket stopped hotlinking images, so dozens of photos from last years are not visible now :( I have copies of them on my hard drive, I'll try to reupload them later, maybe to imgur. Or maybe you have some website that you could recommend for putting images?

Anyway, it's been a long time nothing happened there. Well, thank you for all your comments, ideas and suggestions. I have read them carefully, counted the votes and decided, that we're going to build the red variant!

Yes, it's the most expensive one. Do we have some kind of EU funds? Well, maybe a bit...? :D Anyway, it's not going to be funded with city funds, but by central government.
(https://i.imgur.com/1U9OaEu.jpg)

A small problem is that I underestimated the terrain shape there. At the first glance it didn't seem to be too steep, similiar with the height difference. However, it turned out that it wasn't that flat as it looked to be and I had to built a tunnel over there. So, it might have increased the total cost a bit, as well as the final setup might look a bit weird, but I think it should work. Should it...? :D

That's the connection with the old road. There is a stream to be made under the bridge.
(https://i.imgur.com/WlVrf3I.jpg)

General lookout:
(https://i.imgur.com/INic2RE.jpg)

In a different part of the region, there is another road to be constructed. It's in the mountains, so the terrain is more demanding. There's only a part of developement already made, so I also marked some planned roads on the picture. There are few towns and villages to be made, which are connected with an old narrow and curvy road (national road no 7). It connects Kolbrów with all this region and goes further south to the border crossing with Kasandria (I have shown it last year). I wanted to create an expressway there, there is a "stub" already built. However, I think it's going to have just one carriageway. RHW-2 with collision-free interchanges (a bit inspired by Slovakian network, part of which I've seen this year). It would be much easier to fit in mountainous region and will separate local and long distance traffic (much lower than around Koszyce), what is a target. Just still trying to figure out how to draw it...

(https://i.imgur.com/VzxMhLj.jpg)

Full size here (google drive) (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzbCDgJovefZWUJDMHJCUEZIMnM)

Regards!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (1.10.2017 - WIP - Designing a road - part 2)
Post by: matias93 on October 01, 2017, 11:50:38 AM
It's great to see the civil works advancing! And even better if the central government is helping to finance it...


About the images, some programming genius developed an addon to be able to see hotlinked photobucket images:


https://github.com/Ryan-Myers/photobucket-embed-fix
Title: Re: Kolbrów (1.10.2017 - WIP - Designing a road - part 2)
Post by: kelis on October 10, 2017, 03:32:15 PM
Fantastic update as always my friend, like the region view so much  ;D ;D

I use flickr, it is pretty easy to use and I don't think that we are gonna have problems in the future with lost images...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/119198754@N04/

This is my Simcity 4 page, as you can see all my pictures are there...
Title: Re: Kolbrów (1.10.2017 - WIP - Designing a road - part 2)
Post by: Themistokles on October 11, 2017, 03:32:39 AM
Money from the central government is always good money, even if used for more roads ;)

Recognise Lanckorona over there too :D
Title: Re: Kolbrów (1.10.2017 - WIP - Designing a road - part 2)
Post by: 911Diva on October 11, 2017, 07:43:45 AM
 &apls &apls Very well done!  Dam looks great!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (1.10.2017 - WIP - Designing a road - part 2)
Post by: Akallan on October 11, 2017, 03:37:59 PM
It was a long time since we had seen your CJ, what a pleasure! The highway section is well done, with the tunnel and then the bridge, the turbo gyratory are well thought out!
I look forward to seeing what happens next! ;D
Title: Kolbrów (4.11.2017 - Krościeniec nad Wirtą - part 1)
Post by: kbieniu7 on November 04, 2017, 02:05:09 PM
Hello everybody! :)

Thanks for the linkie, matias93! However, I decided to move all the photos that I have backuped. I decided to move them to flickr, as kelis and korver suggested. So, thank you for your tips and the comments! :)

There hasn't been any full update lately, as usually during summer as I've seen by myself ;)

I spotted that you generally liked updates with places inspired by real life. I've already written few times that my favourite place in Poland are Pieniny mountains. There has already been an update from a nearby place [Link] (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=5922.msg513813#msg513813). So, in this case, let's move and once again visit mountains!

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4513/24316290188_225ec4d326.jpg)

It's a mixture of real town of Krościenko nad Dunajcem and other villages located by the river Dunajec, just by the Slovakian Border. The difference is, that here we do not have Dunajec, but Wirta river ;)

1. Unfortunately, there are not any buidlings or places could be compared with the instant resemblance to the reality. Most of it is just the road layout and general ambience of a small village with kind of mountainous-looking architecture of houses.
 (https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4532/26392103109_b77debcac8_o.jpg)

2. The market square is actually serving as a parking and a bus station. The only landmark is a small old church.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4522/38113005776_a4cb6ffde5_o.jpg)

3.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4469/38136937302_7f9297a19b_o.jpg)

4.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4510/37458610964_69372d484d_o.jpg)

5. In reality, this place is very popular because of raft trips on the river. Among few additions that I put into the game, there are camping sites and small paved places to put small boats and canoes onto the water ;)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4472/37458612794_ca3e1b3ab2_o.jpg)

6.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4481/37458608564_247947f26d_o.jpg)

7.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4497/37458607604_ce84117c86_o.jpg)

8.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4453/37458606624_7519851034_o.jpg)

9. Real Krościenko is surrounded by mountains everywhere...
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4450/26392103529_9024d91527_o.jpg)

10. ...just as our Krościeniec ;)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4569/37458605454_a8bd961b1d_o.jpg)

To be continued. I hope to show some more shots this weeks :)

Enjoy!



 
Title: Re: Kolbrów (4.11.2017 - Krościeniec nad Wirtą - part 1)
Post by: art128 on November 04, 2017, 02:59:01 PM
Lovely little village you've built here. Not sure about the covered bridge though but that's just a question of tastes.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (4.11.2017 - Krościeniec nad Wirtą - part 1)
Post by: Themistokles on November 05, 2017, 04:46:37 AM
I really like this town! It feels quaint and calm. And those shorelines are really good with just the right amount of mmps. :thumbsup:

2. The market square is actually serving as a parking and a bus station.
This is so true for so many cities around the world, but also makes me so sad every time I see it. The most valuable space there is to create a feeling of place and community, and it is given over to cars that could just as well be parked one hundred metres away. :'(
Title: Re: Kolbrów (4.11.2017 - Krościeniec nad Wirtą - part 1)
Post by: Nanami on November 12, 2017, 07:57:43 AM
That's a really beautiful town you have there!

I really like the details you gave on every part of the town. with some of real life picture really give the vibe of the area.
Title: Re: Kolbrów (4.11.2017 - Krościeniec nad Wirtą - part 1)
Post by: Akallan on November 12, 2017, 12:51:52 PM
It's very beautiful, you provide a lot of details with the MMP and the end result is beautiful. In addition, the buildings you use, the small houses W2W are very beautiful too!

Great work! ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Kolbrów (4.11.2017 - Krościeniec nad Wirtą - part 1)
Post by: kelis on November 13, 2017, 09:03:24 AM
A really beautiful town !! I always enjoy with your updates, we are visiting some nice places plenty of details and things to see.

I really like the camping in the corner of the river, what a nice place !!

Title: Re: Kolbrów (4.11.2017 - Krościeniec nad Wirtą - part 1)
Post by: noahclem on November 13, 2017, 03:35:43 PM
Great updates; I'm glad you went with the red option! Really liked the camping and boating in the other update and the region views are fantastic  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrów (4.11.2017 - Krościeniec nad Wirtą - part 1)
Post by: metarvo on November 13, 2017, 05:50:08 PM
Superb!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:  I could imagine spending the night at that campsite.  The view of the mountains must be breathtaking!  ;D
Title: Re: Kolbrów (24.12.2017 - Merry Christmas!)
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 24, 2017, 07:11:54 AM
Hello everybody! Thanks for all of your nice comments! I promised to post a second part of the update in the following week, but... eh... kind of been short of time for playing  :-[

(...)The view of the mountains must be breathtaking!  ;D

And well, yeah, I wanted to show that view... hope to find some time in January... I hope... So, I'm so sorry of going inactive for 1,5 months, please excuse me for that.

Anyway, today I'm back for a while, to wish you a very Merry Christmas! Let that time be warm full of joy, spent with your family and friends. Wesołych Świąt!  ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/E4rOzSg.jpg)

I'll get back there on New Year's Eve, as always ;) But this time, I hope to prepare something more for the 10th anniversary of Kolbrów... Well, stay tuned! And once again, have a good time on Christmas!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (24.12.2017 - Merry Christmas!)
Post by: art128 on December 24, 2017, 08:40:32 AM
Nice picture! Merry Christmas to you too!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (24.12.2017 - Merry Christmas!)
Post by: Fasan on December 24, 2017, 01:26:10 PM
Merry Christmas for you and your family.:)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (24.12.2017 - Merry Christmas!)
Post by: Girafe on December 25, 2017, 04:45:45 PM
Nice pic and Merry Christmas to you  ;)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (24.12.2017 - Merry Christmas!)
Post by: Themistokles on December 26, 2017, 05:27:09 PM
Love your rendition of the market square. Hope you had a merry christmas!
Title: Re: Kolbrów (24.12.2017 - Merry Christmas!)
Post by: Akallan on December 27, 2017, 02:08:53 PM
Merry Christmas kbieniu! :)
Title: Re: Kolbrów (24.12.2017 - Merry Christmas!)
Post by: siemanthepieman on December 31, 2017, 02:19:35 AM
The signature has me excited. Can’t wait to see what 2018 holds for Kolbrów.
Title: Re: 10 yrs of Kolbrów (Have a Happy New Year!)
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 31, 2017, 08:56:04 AM
Hi there! And thanks for your comments and likes under the last post :) There's no sum-up poster for Galand this year. There has been too few updates troughout last months, unfortunately. However, there's somethin else...

Like siemanthepieman spotted from my signature (advertising works! ;) ) and as I mentioned last weeks, I wanted to show something - let's say - special for this time, as tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of Kolbrów. Quite a bunch of time, huh? That's been a lo of time of building and many of things, that I created, were based on real life Kraków - my hometown. And all those references, I would like to show you. Starting from tomorrow, I'll post a post every second day during next week.

So, stay tuned! Have a great party tonight and a Happy New Year! And don't forget to come back tomorrow! ;)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4690/27630762109_349ef676ac_o.jpg)
Title: Re: 10 yrs of Kolbrów (Have a Happy New Year!)
Post by: Akallan on December 31, 2017, 09:11:01 AM
It's true that we have not seen updates here for a long time, so I can not wait to see what you're doing! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 10 yrs of Kolbrów (Have a Happy New Year!)
Post by: feyss on December 31, 2017, 09:22:08 AM
szczęśliwego Nowego Roku  ;)

Thanks internet  :D


Your Krakow Kolbrow central square is always a nice thing to see  :)
Title: Re: 10 yrs of Kolbrów (Have a Happy New Year!)
Post by: thundercrack83 on December 31, 2017, 12:10:19 PM
Happy New Year, my friend! I'm excited to see what is in store for Kolbrów in 2018 and beyond!!!
Title: Re: 10 yrs of Kolbrów (Have a Happy New Year!)
Post by: art128 on December 31, 2017, 05:21:01 PM
Sounds like a very interesting week ahead... Looking forward to it!

Happy New Year!
Title: Re: 10 yrs of Kolbrów (Have a Happy New Year!)
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 01, 2018, 02:35:13 PM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4645/24569759637_d24425ea74_o.png)



Kolbrów

Exactly 10 years ago, the first photo from Kolbrów was published. Posted at SimCityPolska and showing some block estates, it had originally meant to be just an experiment lasting no more than few days or few weeks... However, as we may see now, it turned out to be much much longer than this.

Altough my style of building and ideas about the city were changing, Kolbrów is highly based on real-life Kraków. There are many inspirations woven into quarters, recreation of existing places, real-life bats modelled by other players troughout the years, etc.etc. In upcoming updates, I'll try to show you some of them trying to bring those ideas closer to you.

Now, let's get the context...

Kraków

Kraków. The second largest city in Poland, located in the south of the country by Wisła river, now having around 770 000 residents. In the past (especially in medieval times) it was the capital of Poland, headquarters of kings and symbol of the Polish power. Altough the politics changed and for few centuries it is no longer the capital, there are still many remainings of the history and heritage waiting at every corner just to be discovered.

Main hearth of Kraków is the Old Town, a historical district with a market square being its very centre, and the Castle on Wawel Hill - the royal headquarters that still is a living hearth of Polish history and culture. Old Town is surrounded by other historical districts (like formerly jewish town of Kazimierz or Podgórze that has been founded by Austrians), as well as old industrial zones (whith Schindler's factory), universities, pre-fab blocks and socialist quarters that have became witness to modern history of communism regime and people's resitance towards it.

All of those briefly listed places combine to a one image of a city soaked in its every inch with history and the modern, education and religion, multi-culturalism and Polish oldest traditions. And most of them are taken into Kolbrów ;)

So, let the journey begin!






(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4684/39408058761_64b027e490_o.jpg)

As have been said, the main point of the city is the Main Market Square (pol. Rynek Główny). In the middle of it there is Cloth Hall (called Sukiennce), a medieval "shopping centre", we may call it ;) You have seen screenshots of it many times (usually for Christmas) posted there. However, for the 10th anniversary, it has ben given two extra real-life landmarks: Church of St. Adalbert (the small white one) and Town Hall Tower.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4587/27630683579_054140135a_o.jpg)

You may have also had a chance to see a real photos of them, as (with Church of St. Mary that unfortunately is not modelled into SimCity) they are probably the most known Landmarks of Kraków.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4598/38699375894_da0f96a157_b.jpg)

It has been and still is to be the point where the most important events take place in Kraków.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4739/38699376364_054d44bdf1_b.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4687/38699456884_35ecdc48d4_b.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4593/38529626425_73222ed4fc_b.jpg)

There's more interesting landmarks around the Old Town... but that in the next episode ;)




Replies:

Akallan - Maybe more a review of what I have already done, actually ;) Thanks!
Feyss- Dziękuję! :D
Dustin - How far beyond, I can't say now. But I hope, that at least those in the very next updates is going to be somehow interesting  ;D
Arthur - Just hoping that I managed to post everywhere and everything on time :D Merci!
Title: Re: 10 yrs of Kolbrów (1. Rynek Główny)
Post by: vortext on January 01, 2018, 03:09:12 PM
Congrats on a decade of md-ing!  &apls

Lovely additions to the market square, looking forward to what else is in store!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 10 yrs of Kolbrów (1. Rynek Główny)
Post by: Themistokles on January 02, 2018, 03:38:12 PM
Big congratulations to your decennalia! &apls &apls &apls Your brief excursion into the world of MD'ing has given me too a lot (not least a highly valued friendship).

With the tower the Rynek looks even more like the square in Kraków, but honestly, even before, when I stood there, I felt as if I had been teleported into Kolbrów.
Title: Re: Kolbrów 10 yrs (2. St. Florian's Gate)
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 03, 2018, 01:13:06 PM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4738/39445979672_3f604e561d_o.jpg)

There's something very characteristic about Old Town of Kraków, as it is entirely surrounded by a ring-shaped chain of parks (called Planty). There are some other landmarks within that chain as well. One of them is a small stretch of ancient city walls with St. Florian's Gate (Brama Floriańska). In the beginning of the 19th century, they were about to be demolished. However, thanks to a professor named Feliks Radwański, this small part has been kept for the future generations.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4693/27699118709_8651fa2bd1_o.jpg)

Planty is a place where people relax with walking and looking at landmarks, take a sit on benches or just pass by being hurried by their daily routines (or their tramways that are about to depart in a minute ;) )

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4595/24609964017_b66ee2ac29_o.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4642/27699443319_b40350b8e1_o.jpg)

Just by, there is a large and baroque-styled theatre. Built at the very end of 19th century has been named after one of the greatest polish poets Juliusz Słowacki. In Kolbrów, there is Maxis' opera house in its role... and it's not playing that bad, what do you think? ;)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4601/39445914922_6c1832ceb4_o.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4691/24609845417_9527213a5a_o.jpg)

St. Florian Street, the one that connects the gate with Main Market Square is a part of so called "Royal Trail"... usually full of residents and tourists. Many tourists! Kraków has the largest number of tourists among all Polish cities. Have you ever been there? ;)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4591/25606806258_044362c5a2_o.jpg)

Link to the area in Google Maps 3D (https://www.google.pl/maps/@50.0668934,19.9417063,188a,35y,178.42h,51.42t/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=pl)






Replies:
Erik - Thanks! I hope that you like the second part as well :)
Karl - Tack sĺ mycket! ;) I'm really glad to hear that! I try to imagine, how is it to see something in the reality after having seen it in the game. I have never such a feeling (just once the other way, when I saw Prague made by Korver). But I believe, it must be interesting!
Title: Re: Kolbrów 10 yrs (2. St. Florian's Gate)
Post by: art128 on January 04, 2018, 01:57:09 AM
It's very nice comparing the different landmarks of your cities o the real one from Krakow. The maxis opera house do indeed a good job there, for a maxis building it doesn't look too out of place.
Title: Re: Kolbrów 10 yrs (2. St. Florian's Gate)
Post by: siemanthepieman on January 04, 2018, 06:31:06 AM
It's very nice comparing the different landmarks of your cities o the real one from Krakow. The maxis opera house do indeed a good job there, for a maxis building it doesn't look too out of place.

Art128 said almost exactly what I was going to say. This 10 year celebration is very enjoyable so far.
Title: Re: Kolbrów 10 yrs (2. St. Florian's Gate)
Post by: feyss on January 04, 2018, 12:11:19 PM
I can see you've also thought about the small church behind the theatre, which shows your great attention to details  ;)
Title: Re: 3. Nowa Huta (Kolbrów's 10th anniversary)
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 06, 2018, 07:38:44 AM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4591/25663696588_780cee8cb2_o.jpg)

Few kilometres east from the historic city centre of Kraków, there is an interesting place. Designed and built in 1950's by communist government and intendend to be a separate city that would became a counterweight for the cultural and intelligent-centred face of old Kraków. Nowa Huta, a socialist district built on empty ground as a home for over 100 000 people, mostly working in the biggest steel mill (nowa huta means "new steel mill" in Polish) in Poland of that time, is an example of a monumental architecture and trials to create an ideal city. It soon became an integral part of Kraków and a scene for many events, mostly protests and strikes against the communist government. Many of them met with brutal answer and was followed by repressions.
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8e/Plac_Centralny_-_Nowa_Huta.jpg/1024px-Plac_Centralny_-_Nowa_Huta.jpg)
Source: wikipedia, author: TomRollauer

The main point of the district - just like the Main Market Square for the old Kraków - is the Central Square (pol.: Plac Centralny), where main wide and representative arteries meet. Originally, there was a monument of Lenin in the middle, but it was taken away after the fall of communism in 1989.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4638/38825372374_6b2a723d90_o.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4686/38825371784_aea4890dc0_o.jpg)

Instead, there is another one comemorating the Solidarity movement that has a V-shape symbol of victory.
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/54/Solidarity_Memorial%2C_Centralny_square%2C_Nowa_Huta%2C_Krakow%2C_Poland.jpg/1024px-Solidarity_Memorial%2C_Centralny_square%2C_Nowa_Huta%2C_Krakow%2C_Poland.jpg)
Source: Wikipedia, author: Zygmunt Put

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4726/38825370904_f6bfe07db5_o.jpg)

Moreover, the steel mill had originally been given a name of Lenin too. Similiar to the monument from Central Square, it has been changed now it helds the name of Tadeusz Sendzimir, a Polish engineer of metallurgy, with his name exposed with giant letters at the square. In the picture below, there is the main entrance to the facility. Twin buildings on both sides serve as an administrative centre for the entire steel mill.
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/17/Sendzimir%27s_%28Nowa_Huta%29_steel_mill%2C_Administrative_Centre%2C_Building_Z%2C_1_Ujastek_street%2C_Nowa_Huta_Krakow%2C_Poland.jpg/1024px-Sendzimir%27s_%28Nowa_Huta%29_steel_mill%2C_Administrative_Centre%2C_Building_Z%2C_1_Ujastek_street%2C_Nowa_Huta_Krakow%2C_Poland.jpg)
Source: Wikipedia, author: Zygmunt Put

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4644/38825370554_41ca37612b_o.jpg)

Far away from narrow streets of historic centre, chimneys, stacks and giant furnaces make another, industrial face of the city.
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d8/Steel_mill_Nowa_Huta%2C_Krakow%2C_Poland.jpg/1024px-Steel_mill_Nowa_Huta%2C_Krakow%2C_Poland.jpg)
Source: Wikipedia, author: Zygmunt Put

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4587/25663705178_d12db0cb71_o.jpg)

That was a small jump into more modern times. Nowa Huta has already been shown by me in 2014, but only a small part.

Stay tuned and see you back soon!

Replies:
Arthur - Thanks! From the early-spring update in 2016, I spotted that people like such comparisons, so I took the idea here as well :)
siemanthepieman - Thank you! Glad that you like it :)
Feyss - Ah, yes, you spotted it! :D It's called Saint Cross Church. I've forgotten to mention it in the post! Thanks!
Title: Re: 3. Nowa Huta (Kolbrów's 10th anniversary)
Post by: feyss on January 06, 2018, 08:43:24 AM
I remember when you posted those. It feels like it was yesterday  :D

I've always enjoyed those customised tramway pieces  ;)

Is it the big factory that you can see from Krakus mound?
Title: Re: 3. Nowa Huta (Kolbrów's 10th anniversary)
Post by: Themistokles on January 06, 2018, 05:13:32 PM
Yet another interesting update. I, too, remember when you posted these, but I don't know if that was just before or after I came out of lurkerdom ::)

I think Nowa Huta is really fascinating because it defies everything we are taught about socialist architecture. I actually find it rather cozy.

It is an interesting reflection you do with seeing something in the game first and then seeing it in reality afterwards, or the opposite way around. You should travel to some other place that Korver has recreated, that would probably be the easiest solution :P It is kind of a déjŕ vu thing I think.
Title: Re: 3. Nowa Huta (Kolbrów's 10th anniversary)
Post by: Akallan on January 07, 2018, 01:31:33 PM
It's very well done, I love all the lots you created for your city. The image with the factory is my favorite, it is there, built close to the houses but it does not shock, the transition is beautiful. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 4. Kolbrów - Mound of Krakus
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 09, 2018, 01:41:04 PM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4753/25714022578_5038081116_o.jpg)

An object mentioned by Feyss ;)

On a hill not so far from the city centre, there is a mysterious mound. According to archeological investigations, it's dated back to between 8th and 10th century, while the legend says that it was created to commemorate a legendary king Krakus, founder of Kraków that was named by him.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bc/Liban_quarry_and_Krak_Mound.JPG/1024px-Liban_quarry_and_Krak_Mound.JPG)
Source: Wikipedia, author: Mateusz Giełczyński

In the past there was an oak planted on top of it, but as the Christianity were introduced on those lands, the oak, being a pagan symbol, has been cut down.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4649/25713988818_e74f4a3710_o.jpg)

Thanks to its location it is a perfect view point towards all directions - including the city centre, remote steel mill and, during good weather conditions, Tatra Mountains.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5573/31033414896_6cc1b04a43_b.jpg)
Photo taken by Feyss. Thanks! This link (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dressk/31033414896/in/dateposted/) redirects to the full size of the photo.

Just by there are other characteristical points, like a radio and tv tower, or a quarry inside of which there are remainings of decoration used for "Schindler's list" film. In this quarry were working prisoniers of nearby former nazi concentration camp KL Plaszow. They are decorations, rebuilded just for the purposes of the movie, as the original structures have been demolished just after the II World War.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Kamienio%C5%82om_Liban_w_Krakowie_20141111_4779.jpg/1024px-Kamienio%C5%82om_Liban_w_Krakowie_20141111_4779.jpg)
Source: Wikipedia, author: Jakub Hałun

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4629/27807618409_dd504536e8_o.jpg)

Krakus Mound is not the only one in Kraków. There are three more, dedicated to legendary princess Wanda, Józef Piłsudski and general Tadeusz Kościuszko. The latter one has been turned by Austrians into a fortress... but that's in the next episode ;)
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3a/KopiecKo%C5%9BciuszkiOrazKaplicaB%C5%82Bronis%C5%82awy-WidokZPo%C5%82udnia-POL%2C_Krak%C3%B3w.jpg/1024px-KopiecKo%C5%9BciuszkiOrazKaplicaB%C5%82Bronis%C5%82awy-WidokZPo%C5%82udnia-POL%2C_Krak%C3%B3w.jpg)
Source: Wikipedia, author: Mach240390

Replies:
Feyss - You actually reminded me about mounds! I forget to prepare them, so this particular update has been shown thanks to you :D  I'm not sure about which factory, you're talking about, as from Krakus Mound the view is possible in each direction. Under this link (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%C5%81%C4%99g_Cogeneration_and_power_plant_from_Kopiec_Krakusa.JPG), there is a view towards east, the second one in the background is the steel mill. Regarding the tramway piecies, I like them too ;) They pass tramway traffic trough, but unfortunately they're not UDI-enabled :/
Karl - Tack! Kind of reversed deja vu, there :P I'd need to go to Piza or Venice, to get the same effect with Korver's work that I've seen in his topic, but not yet in reality ;)
Akallan - Merci! Yeah, there was quite of lotting and making few props for this district. I'm glad that you liked it :)
Title: Re: 4. Kolbrów - Mound of Krakus
Post by: feyss on January 09, 2018, 02:27:28 PM
I have exactly the same picture (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dressk/30970763256/in/album-72157674934057551/)  :D

I like the pedestrian bridge on the avenue+tramway here  :thumbsup:
Title: 5. Festung Kolbrau
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 12, 2018, 03:44:58 PM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4696/27876790039_8f7fd1f06f_o.jpg)

In  18th century Kraków became a part of Austro-Hungarian Empire. Festung Krakau in German, or Twierdza Kraków in Polish means "Kraków Fortress" and refers to chain of more than 50 fortifications and other objects around entire Kraków that were created by Austrians o reinforce the city. The main point was the Wawel Hill (serving as headquarters and barracks), however many of them are located in other parts of the city centre or even kilometers away from it.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d5/Krakow_Luneta_Warszawska_4.jpg/1024px-Krakow_Luneta_Warszawska_4.jpg)
Source: Wikipedia, author: Andrzej Otrębski

In the last update you could have seen a photo of Kościuszko Moud surrounded and turned into a fortress. Today, there is a museum inside, but many of them have disappeared or turned into ruins with only few having survived in good condition.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4623/27876935879_2403cc2178_o.jpg)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6a/Fort_31_Twierdzy_Krak%C3%B3w_z_lotu_ptaka.jpg/1024px-Fort_31_Twierdzy_Krak%C3%B3w_z_lotu_ptaka.jpg)
Source: Wikipedia, author: Piotr Tomaszewski, fly4pix.pl

On the other hand many of them remain quiet, hidden between newer developement.
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They hold a fascinating part of the history of the city, but gets very little attention, compared to other landmarks.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4658/39624667152_e095319c69_o.jpg)

Forts are not so easy to photograph, so it might be easier to look at them in 3D. Below there are links to several ones at Google Earth 3D:

Fort "Kleparz" (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.0725032,19.9357998,155a,35y,29.25h,62.22t/data=!3m1!1e3), directly in the city centre, today there is a music club inside.

Fort "Kościuszko" (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.0530871,19.8969967,151a,35y,314.72h,67.68t/data=!3m1!1e3), created by surrounding Kościuszko's Mound.

Fort "Benedykt" (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.0428274,19.960456,113a,35y,270.84h,59.58t/data=!3m1!1e3), located at the top of St. Benedict's Hill, just above Podgórze district.

Fort "Lubicz" (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.0666839,19.9598654,46a,35y,224.44h,55.43t/data=!3m1!1e3). Only foundations remained. They have been uncoverd during construction of that large roundabout and lowering terrain level.

Sorry for the delay in posting. Even though I have prepared most of the stuff to show, RL things are still there... Anyway, I hope you enjoy! :)

Replies:
Feyss - Thanks Feyss, I'm glad that you liked it. It was nice to discover your pictures from Kraków! :)

Also, thanks to Arthur, Karl, Tyberius and siemanthepieman for pressing "like" buttons ;)
Title: 6. Błonia and World Youth Day (10 yrs of Kolbrów)
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 14, 2018, 03:19:45 PM
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Link to Google Earth 3D (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.0583909,19.928007,153a,35y,291.09h,65.67t/data=!3m1!1e3)

Błonia, is a vast meadow with an area of 48ha directly adjacent to the historic centre of Kraków. They make approximately 1,5km long window pointing at Kościuszko Mound. At their beginning point, there is a national museum and an abandoned hotel from 1960's called Cracovia. With quite sad history of being threatend by demolishon, it was in recent years turned into another museum. 
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7c/Krak%C3%B3w_-_B%C5%82onia_from_Kopiec_Ko%C5%9Bciuszki.jpg/1024px-Krak%C3%B3w_-_B%C5%82onia_from_Kopiec_Ko%C5%9Bciuszki.jpg)
Source: Wikipedia, author: RaNo

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4760/39660468262_a2037e210d_o.jpg)

In the past, when there was not so much developement around them and the terrain was not well drained, Błonia were used as public pasture field. Even in 1950s it was possible to see cows there. However, today (with nearby parks and stadiums) they are a giant space dedicated to recreation and large events, which most known were masses celebrated by Pope John Paul II and his successors. Some of them are said to have had more than 2 mln people gathered at once.
(http://bi.gazeta.pl/im/fe/82/13/z20456702V,Swiatowe-Dni-Mlodziezy---26-lipca--Msza-sw--na-Blo.jpg)
Source: Gazeta Krakowska

The last big event were World Youth Day in 2016. Pope Francis, as well as approximately 3 mln pilgrims from around the worlds. Part of the events took place at Błonia, however the main final mass on a large open field near Kraków. Interesting fact is that it was the first time when the pope arrived at scene not in his special papal car, but in... a tramway! (http://www.transinfo.pl/upload_module/B_baza_zdjec/2016-07/transinfo_2016-07-29_86485/Papal-Tram-czyli-tramwaj-ktorym-jechal-papiez-FILM-2.jpg)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4704/24823002267_d50840072a_o.jpg)

For the time of WYD, Kraków became an amazing place. With almost every street filled with hundreds or tousands of people from around the world, it was possible to see a lot of happines, joy and humour, like at that particular moment every person was a friend. Also, it was possible to hear dozens of languages: mostly Spanish (majority coming from South America), French, Italian, Portuguese and English.
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(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4697/39660471592_dd7b1e6f11_o.jpg)
That time was quite heavy for residents, with transportation and safety rules turned upside down, but generaly turned out to be very safe and filled with an incredible atmosphere that Kraków has never experienced before. And I took part in all of that ;)

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General view. Click for full size (https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4625/39691701811_7b5cd230c3_o.jpg)

Are there anyone who came to Kraków then, or has been to other World Youth Days? ;)
Title: Re: 6. Błonia and World Youth Day (10 yrs of Kolbrów)
Post by: Themistokles on January 14, 2018, 03:39:38 PM
This was the big triangular field we saw! :shocked2: I never made the connection! :-X

Great areal work as always!
Title: Re: 6. Błonia and World Youth Day (10 yrs of Kolbrów)
Post by: kelis on January 14, 2018, 03:39:53 PM
Congratulations my friend !!

Sorry for not commenting on the latest updates, I have to say that I have really enjoyed watching and reading these updates. Krakow is a wonderful city and you are doing an incredible job,

Keep up this amazing job  &apls &apls
Title: Re: 6. Błonia and World Youth Day (10 yrs of Kolbrów)
Post by: art128 on January 14, 2018, 03:49:39 PM
Impressive work on that triangular field. I take it the hotel is the flat building near the T tram intersection?

Also congrats on 1000 posts !!!
Title: Re: 6. Błonia and World Youth Day (10 yrs of Kolbrów)
Post by: manga rivotra on January 17, 2018, 03:51:30 PM
Your recent updates are really beautiful !  &apls &apls &apls
The overviews are very well reproduced and the realism is spectacular.
I have a preference for the fortifications of Kościuszko Moud. Excellent work !  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 6. Błonia and World Youth Day (10 yrs of Kolbrów)
Post by: Akallan on January 19, 2018, 05:44:56 AM
Very nice updates, I did not have time to comment on the previous ones, but everything is beautiful! The MMP work and planning of the city is very well done, good job! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 7. "Manhattan" (10 years of Kolbrów)
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 21, 2018, 12:24:10 PM
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We're slowly reaching the end of the series, now going back to modernism.

Kraków is often called the historical and cultural capital of Poland and this statement has really strong foundations, as you may have already seen. The history is not the only face of the city, however. As the life goes on, more and more modern achitecture popped up. Today, there are many new offices built all around the city, most of them in last 10 years. However, there are two older 1970's skyscrapers that are probably the best known ones.
(http://bi.gazeta.pl/im/2/6214/z6214532V,Projekt-realizacyjny-na-lata-1972-75--Autorzy--Krz.jpg)
Author: Krzysztof Leśnodorski & Zdzisław Arct, design project from years 1972-75.
Image found at http://krakow.wyborcza.pl/krakow/51,35812,6216304.html?i=2

The first one, popularly called Błękitek, is the highest building in the city. It was meant to be a part of a new modern district of skyscrapers, "Manhattan" of Kraków. The huge plans fell trough, however, and only two towers have been built. From today perspective we may see it as actually better, as if the plans were achieved, the calm and cosy ambiance of Kraków might have been destroyed with a massive skyline. This particular tower got its present name after being refurbished in 1990's ("błękit" in Polish means the azure colour).
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ae/Cracovia_Business_Center_2015.jpg)
Source: Wikipedia, author: Mateusz Giełczyński

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The second skyscraper had less luck than its nearby brother. Its construction started also in similiar time, but it was soon abandoned. With the main structure constructed, it has kept scarying with its picture for more than 30 years, so it has been named as the "Skeletor" (Szkieletor in Polish). There was many plans to finish or destroy it, most of them fell trough. Even in 2010, when Kacper created its model for SimCity, there was no chance of finishing it at sight. Since last year, however, it finally found an investor that started works, so probably the Skeletor is going to change its appearance in the neareset future.
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cc/Szkieletor_in_Krakow.jpg/1024px-Szkieletor_in_Krakow.jpg)
Source: Wikipedia, author: Janusz Klimek

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In the line between those two towers, there are also three identical smaller office buildings. They hold know some companies, as well as offices of the city and the voivodeship.
(http://szlakmodernizmu.pl/resource/cms_gallery/107/1442353697,3068107.jpg)
Source: http://szlakmodernizmu.pl/szlak/baza-obiektow/zyletkowce

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4671/39109861414_4eae543d59_o.jpg)

Błękitek in Google Earth 3D (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.0543699,19.9638123,232a,35y,326.81h,65.81t/data=!3m1!1e3)
Szkieletor in Google Earth 3D (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.06517,19.9621002,282a,35y,318.09h,57.87t/data=!3m1!1e3)

Replies:
Karl - Ja, det var det ;) Tack!
kelis - Thanks a lot for those words! I'm happy that you came there for that time :)
Arthur - Merci beaucoup! :) Yes, you guess it right, the brown one just by the avenue with tramway and trees with parking lots in front of it.
manga rivotra - Thanks! :)
Akallan - Thanks! Content d'entendre ça! :)

Title: Re: 7. "Manhattan" (10 years of Kolbrów)
Post by: Piterdaw1 on February 04, 2018, 08:58:49 AM
Really great job Kamil, as always  &apls
Title: Re: 7. "Manhattan" (10 years of Kolbrów)
Post by: Themistokles on February 04, 2018, 11:28:15 AM
I missed your last update! :O Great update as always! It is interesting to see all these grand projects, how they thought about their future and how it turned out, and how that pattern repeats itself over time and place. It is also an interesting difference in attitude between having the tram stop inside the roundabout versus outside the roundabout.
Title: Re: 7. "Manhattan" (10 years of Kolbrów)
Post by: noahclem on February 06, 2018, 10:55:17 AM
A belated congratulations on 10 years  :bnn:  Huge accomplishment and it's been such a pleasure to follow over time. As usual, I love your work with plazas, open spaces, and historic centers, the tram network is excellent, and I really liked the way the ancient hill turned out  &apls The recreations are faithful and enjoyable and the progression through time is a fun way to tell the story of your development here. I hope your MD will be around for many years to come  :)
Title: Re: 7. "Manhattan" (10 years of Kolbrów)
Post by: feyss on February 07, 2018, 02:01:53 PM
We can see the contrast between this neighbourhood and Kolbrow's tidy city centre. That's also something that I like to do in my cities  :D

I'm looking forward to see the next update  ;)
Title: Re: Thank you! (10th anniversary of Kolbrów)
Post by: kbieniu7 on February 08, 2018, 02:18:30 PM
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There has been a quite long pause since the last post, sorry for this, but some real life stuff occupied me.

We've reached the end of our trip around Kolbrów. As I said once, I really thought about going for a "retirement" after reaching 10 years. It's a plenty of time and the life is going further. However, now I see that I can still find some fun in playing that game. A game that became a kind of a sandbox of my own experiences. And, what is more important, a game that is a doorway into an awesome community.

And that's why I have to say to all of you: thank you! You, all my readers, give me the power to publish effects of my work. I'm really glad to know that there are some people from the entire world that watch, read and follow updates and sometimes even find an inspiration in them. All of your kind words in the comments that you have left troughout last decade make me still keeping this work. And saying: "that's not yet the end" :)

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During last month I have shown you several places in the city that refers to real Kraków. I hope that you found them interesting, as well as short descriptions and summaries of their history. It's been just a tip of the iceberg. There's still plenty of other places in Kolbrów unvealed. Some of them are to be seen below, in a series of more or less characteristic locations of the city, some of them will still need to wait a bit.

But also the real Kraków has a lot to offer. I would never be able to recreate all its gems in the game. Moreover, there's much more beyond the achitecture - the history, culture, legends and local traditions that (as I've written at the very beginning of that series) create together an image of a multilateral city. I hope that you have a chance to visit it someday and discover all those little treasures by yourselves ;)

All real-life photos in this updates have been taken by feyss. I invite you to visit his flickr account (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dressk/). Thank you for allowing me to use them!

Regards!

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Title: Re: Thank you! (Kolbrów's 10th anniversary)
Post by: feyss on February 08, 2018, 03:22:13 PM
Interesting way to make river banks in the second picture. I'm taking notes :D

I think I just started playing SC4 when you first started your MD here. It has always been a good source of inspiration for me ;)

Congratulations for those 10 years and thank you for your MD :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Thank you! (Kolbrów's 10th anniversary)
Post by: manga rivotra on February 12, 2018, 02:24:19 PM
Thanks to you !  :thumbsup:
10 years is truly an incredible longevity for an MD.  ::)
Sure, you have inspired a lot of people, including me.  :)
In this update in particular, I very much appreciate the third in game pic with theses rivers banks and the 2 chimneys.
The contrast is both beautiful and very realistic!
Title: Re: Thank you! (Kolbrów's 10th anniversary)
Post by: Akallan on February 12, 2018, 03:57:54 PM
I agree with feyss, the second picture is very beautiful with this edge of the river. The city is very pretty with the tram and all these diagonal buildings, and the night images give a beautiful spirit to the city. &apls
10 years is a lot for a game, but when you see CJs like yours he does not seem to be 10 years old but less! Thank you for these wonderful updates! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Thank you! (Kolbrów's 10th anniversary)
Post by: carlfatal on February 13, 2018, 07:43:12 AM
I like your style. Looking at the pictures of your MD is like being at home.  ;D

And congrats for ten years development of your region. I hope to see Kolbrow growing over the next ten years, and I wish you a lot of tourists there. Maybe you can find me there too if I´ll find time for a journey!  &apls
Title: Re: Thank you! (Kolbrów's 10th anniversary)
Post by: vortext on February 13, 2018, 10:49:35 AM
Those urban riverbanks caught my eye as well, simple yet elegant and they mimic the rl pictures quite well.  &apls

Also glad to hear this it not the end, looking forward to the next decade!  :D  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Thank you! (Kolbrów's 10th anniversary)
Post by: Simmer2 on February 13, 2018, 12:12:20 PM
Riveting!! And congrats on 10 years of MDing  &apls &apls

Nick
Title: Re: Thank you! (Kolbrów's 10th anniversary)
Post by: Themistokles on February 13, 2018, 02:41:03 PM
Congratulations my friend on your 10th anniversary! It should be we saying thank you!

I love the graphic design in the colours of Galand and also, I have to point out both the river banks and the railway snaking between the buildings, they're awesome and so much in Kolbrów style :satisfied:

Cheers!
Title: Re: Thank you! (Kolbrów's 10th anniversary)
Post by: brick_mortimer on February 13, 2018, 02:43:41 PM
Congratulations on Kolbrow's double lustrum  &apls

Glad you're not retiring yet  ;)
Title: Re: Thank you! (Kolbrów's 10th anniversary)
Post by: 911Diva on February 13, 2018, 03:12:54 PM
These city shots are very beautiful!  I also love the way you did the riverbanks!!   Great job and gives me ideas too!!  Thanks for sharing all your hard work &apls &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Thank you! (Kolbrów's 10th anniversary)
Post by: Kergelen on February 17, 2018, 02:07:24 PM
Congratulations on your 10th anniversary! I've always liked your style. :)

&apls &apls
Title: Kolbrow (22.09.2019 - Olsza - part 1)
Post by: kbieniu7 on September 22, 2019, 01:21:55 PM
Hi All!

It's been a lot of time since I posted anything. 1,5 year! Hope that you have not completely forgotten about me.

A lot things have happened during this time, I've been really busy and have a lot of stuff on my head in real life. For example, I've just managed to pass exams for doctoral studies! :) I haven't started them yet, but it is about to happen in October.

I'd like you show a city that I've been working on for almost three years. It's never been good enough to post, there always used to be something that I could do better or some small extra area to develop to avoid an empty space. Well, I think it's time now to finally show it.

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Olsza is highly inspired by a real city of Grudziądz (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grudzi%C4%85dz). Located in northern Poland, just by Wisła river is a middle-sized city of around 100 000 inhabitants. With it's beautiful architecture dominated with red brick (as in most of north of Poland and Germany), it has a lot of interesting views to offer. However, many parts and districts seems a bit scary and bad-maintaned, giving a bit of an aura of sadness.

Because of the fact that we've had a brief introduction with a real place, we continue with the update uncluding some real photos.

It's main point is the market square. With a monument in its middle and tramway going on its side, it's surrounded by quite high and representative tenements. Just by, there is a red-brick church.
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An old castle... or actually its remainings. Nowadays there is just a lone tower on the top of a hill.
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The most spectacular view that can be discovered in Grudziądz are granaries. Old, medieval structures that used to be used for storage of grains, were built on the slope. From the city side they're just two stories high. From the river side, however, they have several floors, creating a huge red-brick wall. Almost like an artificial, man-made brick cliff. I couldn't find proper BATs to recreate it, so it's quite a loose (and poor) recreation unfortunately.
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The other characteristic point of Grudziądz is a bridge. A long steel bridge that spans over ther wide Wisła (or in SimCity - Wirta). One of the longest in Poland, in the area where crossing a river has never been that easy task. In reality is a dual road-railway bridge, with minor regional train traffic on it.
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To be continued...






Title: Re: Kolbrow (22.09.2019 - Olsza - part 1)
Post by: Akallan on September 22, 2019, 04:06:26 PM
Happy to see you again! Very beautiful pictures, as always! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrow (22.09.2019 - Olsza - part 1)
Post by: eggman121 on September 24, 2019, 01:41:26 PM
Spectacular work :thumbsup:

Very nice Pictures... Much like a Birds eye view of the Countryside and Townships. Smooth and calming.

Very pleasant on the eyes :)

-eggman121
Title: Re: Kolbrow (22.09.2019 - Olsza - part 1)
Post by: art128 on September 24, 2019, 03:04:32 PM
Nice to see you posting again !

Splendid work on this town. The overview is particularly nice.
Title: Re: Kolbrow (22.09.2019 - Olsza - part 1)
Post by: thundercrack83 on September 24, 2019, 07:06:08 PM
Excellent!

Love the use of real-life pictures to complement your great work!
Title: Re: Kolbrow (22.09.2019 - Olsza - part 1)
Post by: kelis on September 25, 2019, 04:42:23 AM
This MD never ceases to amaze me  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrow (28.09.2019 - Olsza - part 2)
Post by: kbieniu7 on September 28, 2019, 10:12:53 AM
In Grudziądz I have been just once. One of my friends move there because of a job, so I managed to visited him and discover this city for the first time. Quite far away from Krakow more than 8hs by train. My destination showed me a specific mix of old... and barely anything new. The city, as many other middle-sized towns, had unfortunately quite depressing face.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48808291363_315f545733_o.jpg)

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I lived in one of the w2ws along the tramway line. That was not the prettiest neighbourhood, to be honest. Among old and dirty tenements, it was actually a bit scary to have a walk on late evening.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48808639791_9232ce547b_o.jpg)

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Mix of old and communist-time housings.
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Main railway station had its best days long ago. Not only the station itself is old and dilapidated, but the service is rather poor. It lies between two main railway routes, with just secondary unelectrified lines going there, so there are very few connections with the rest of the country.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48808291283_3e6c0367be_o.jpg)

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To be continued. Thanks to all like-clickers and Akallan, eggman, Arthur, thundercrack and kelis for your comments :)
Title: Re: Kolbrow (28.09.2019 - Olsza - part 2)
Post by: kelis on September 28, 2019, 05:40:39 PM
A very interesting update. I really like the mix of real and simcity images, they also look very similar.

 &apls &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrow (28.09.2019 - Olsza - part 2)
Post by: art128 on September 29, 2019, 03:19:33 AM
I think the real town looks OK. I mean sure there are not soo fancy looking buildings but I can assure you there are far worse looking places where I live, and places where you definitely do NOT want to walk alone night or day.

Simcity version looks great too. I like the blend of w2w, empty spaces and blocks.
Title: Re: Kolbrow (28.09.2019 - Olsza - part 2)
Post by: Tarkus on September 29, 2019, 05:06:24 AM
It's really fantastic to see you back with more of Kolbrow--I think you've done a great job capturing a Grudziądz-type city in SC4, and the results are quite impressive to see.  The level of detail in the railyard is particularly striking.

Additionally, I want to wish you all the best with your doctoral studies. :thumbsup:

-Alex
Title: Re: Kolbrow (28.09.2019 - Olsza - part 2)
Post by: seraf on October 01, 2019, 08:35:56 AM
It needs renovations, sure, but it's not that bad ;) Good job with transporting it into SC4  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrow (28.09.2019 - Olsza - part 2)
Post by: Krasner on October 01, 2019, 06:12:12 PM
I missed these two entries, I'm really glad that you're back  ::) I still love your style, you gave me plenty of ideas throughout the years :satisfied:
Title: Re: Kolbrow (06.10.2019 - Olsza - part 3)
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 06, 2019, 11:55:08 AM
When I was in Grudziądz, it was spring. End of May, the nature was already awake for long time, but still had this fresh colours. On the meadows and in the forests there was a lot of flowers and farm fields had already became green and yellow. All of this on the banks of wide river running from the one to another edge of the horizon, hiding behind a gentle fog.

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Replies:

Arthur - Oh yes, I agree, it could be worse, of course! But this was one of the features that I captured and tried to recreate there ;)
Alex - Nice to see your comment here :) I have plenty of other railyards looking better, I hope I could show them soon ;) Thank you!
kelis, seraf, Krasner - Thank you! I'm glad that you liked it :)
Title: Re: Kolbrow (11.10.2019 - Olsza - extras)
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 10, 2019, 05:01:12 PM
Tarkus, Arthur, vinlabsc3k, bladeberkman, PaPa-J, evarburg and Tyberius - thanks for likes :)

We have seen recently a short mixture of real and in-game photos. As said, Olsza was inspired by real city of Grudziądz, with all its features - characteristic not only for this one town, but for more of northern parts of Poland. They are

- Red brick. There's a lot of older architecture that has red-brick façades.
- Bigger farm fields. In contrary to smal and thin rectangural farms from my previous updates, there are more bigger ones.
- The river. Wisła runs trough the entire country, growing and growin with each flowed kilometer. Meandring trough the landscape, creates both a barrier and a spectacular feature to admire.

There are several areas in my region that I try to build with such regional and local details. Maybe I'll describe them one day. For now, a series of more or less random pictures from the city and its proximities. Urban and rural, roads and farm fields, forests and rivers.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48871270051_ecd59771de_o.jpg)

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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48871301947_c2d95378c2_o.jpg)

Later this oncoming weekend, for the last step, we will see a mosaic of the entire city. Stay tuned!  ;)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Kolbrow (11.10.2019 - Olsza - extras)
Post by: art128 on October 11, 2019, 01:20:17 AM
Another fine update.

I don't know why but I find blocks estates like the one in your pictures to be really comfy. On the first picture the walls look really good.

Also to make your highway a bit more lively, maybe you can try putting some light poles and direction signs? I'm currently doing the same on all my highways. It take some time and effort for sure but I think the end result is satisfying.

Also Happy Birthday!  &dance
Title: Re: Kolbrow (11.10.2019 - Olsza - extras)
Post by: PaPa-J on October 12, 2019, 11:05:37 AM
Don't believe that I've seen this MD before today.  Nice work, you seem to have captured the live essences of the real city.  Good job!  &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrow (13.10.2019 - Olsza - a mosaic)
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 13, 2019, 12:05:03 PM
Arthur - Yes, you're right with those signs, I'll need to look for some. Also, thanks that you remembered, that's kind of you, merci! :D
PaPa-J - Thank you! I'm glad that you like it :)

We've come to the end of our short visit in Olsza. I spend quite a lot of time with this city. The most recent that I've built from scratch and finished it completely which took me 3 years. I've never shown it before, because there was always some of the terrain that I could develop, not to show any unfinished parts, correct any non-fitting elements etc. I would say that the most fun part for me was to build all those small villages surrounded by fields and river banks around the city.

(https://cdn.twoje-miasto.pl/img/art/2019/06/93151g.jpg?2p)
Source: https://grudziadz.twoje-miasto.pl/

Below is the mosaic of the entire city. Click for full size. (https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48871147371_d38fe41090_o.jpg) If you want, you can compare the layout with the map of real Grudziądz (https://www.google.com/maps/@53.4806843,18.7591005,4935m/data=!3m1!1e3).
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48871340422_6b14ba60ed_o.jpg) (https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48871147371_d38fe41090_o.jpg)
Click for full size. (https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48871147371_d38fe41090_o.jpg)

I hope that you liked this trip to the north of Galand :) Next time we're moving back south, closer to Kolbrow ;)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Kolbrow (13.10.2019 - Olsza - a mosaic)
Post by: kelis on October 14, 2019, 05:59:24 PM
What a beautiful picture my friend !! I love everything about your cj, Can't wait to visit Poland one day, I am sure that day I will remember your city in every step that I take in your country.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrow (13.10.2019 - Olsza - a mosaic)
Post by: Badsim on October 17, 2019, 09:13:54 AM
I wonder if I have had already posted a cmment here ... would be a shame . :thumbsdown:


 I like very much the concept of reproduction with SC4 and mixing SC4 and real pictures particularly … On one hand I don’t know that much
about your country , on the other one , it enables to understand how much you have had to work and use cunning ( with a not very friendly custom content … $%Grinno$% ) . Nice  result , by the way , very  organic and you have sucessfully  caught the rural spririt and fragrance of your beloved country . :thumbsup:
 
 &apls &apls &apls

C.
Title: Re: Kolbrow (13.10.2019 - Olsza - a mosaic)
Post by: Akallan on October 19, 2019, 04:16:26 PM
Beautiful pictures, I'm happy to see you here, it's been so long! I love the villages you make and the old cities. I also love your use of diagonal roads and FAR, something I rarely do because I get annoyed because of buildings that never go well next, while you give it a good result! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kolbrow (13.10.2019 - Olsza - a mosaic)
Post by: Krasner on October 19, 2019, 06:41:52 PM
The Mosaic was worth doing - It shows us the whole area, and how well-shaped and realistic (imo) the city globally is  :satisfied: Congrats, and thank you for this  &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Kolbrow (13.10.2019 - Olsza - a mosaic)
Post by: Ralfger on October 22, 2019, 12:50:02 PM
I really like the atmosphere of your towns and landscape. It's amazing how realistic your work is compared to the real photos &apls