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Old Town of Loravia

Posted by Litvania on 29 May 2017 in English (English)

I know that asking for feedback in the user diaries is generally discouraged, however i get the feeling the bliki is more of a week long project, and i am a bit busy nowadays, so yeah. (Exams are in two weeks and they are hell important so i am mostly studying.)

Anyway, Loravias Old Town. Its beautiful!. I mapped a bit without planning or drawing, and i think it turned out particularly well. I think my mapping is getting progressively better, so i would apprieciate some feedback.

There restaurants, cosy squares, small kiosks and shops, and an old Neo-Renaissance style railway station, which is by many considered useless due to its proximity to the central station, however was kept because, well, it was the first, and, its beautiful.

Also, on embassies:

Why do people map "embassy districts"? Little to no cities have places like that, most embassies are just scattered, or concentrated in one part of town, not in massive 19th century style villa-neighbourhoods. This is why i am going to simply map embassies in whatever free buildings are left.

Next week i am working on the Main station, and the surrounding neighbourhoods, so stay tuned.

Location: Staré mesto, Lorava, Loravský kráj, Litvensko

Comment from eklas on 29 May 2017 at 09:55

Baroque railway station? Don't you mean like neo-classical, empire, neo-renaissance or art deco? Trains weren't around until 1800, baroque happened mostly in churches and in the 15th to 16th century.

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Comment from Friedrich Kirchen on 29 May 2017 at 11:01

A good start for Loravia. Its seen a good intention. The buildings look kinda weird, but i know u had some problems time ago to make them squared shaped (not sure why)? Totally agree with u about the embassies. I dont understand why people build all of them in the same place. Its true the are specific areas in capital cities (usually rich areas with big houses from XIX) that have a big amount of embassies, but is quite unrealistic having all of them together. I try to diseminate them in Kirchenburg.

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Comment from Ūdilugbulgidħū on 29 May 2017 at 15:39

I like the old town. I don't have a problem with the buildings, though perhaps they could be subdivided. I like the curves on the corners of the houses. You could just move the central station along a bit - since its not build yet?

Agree with the points on embassies. I've made hardly any, but easier and more realistic to make as nodes on existing buildings than to create diplomatic quarters.

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Comment from Litvania on 29 May 2017 at 16:07

@Ūdilugbulgihū thanks! I dont understand why people have a problem with the buildings, as most old towns i have seen on OSM have similar ones. Just take a look at Bratislava or even Prague.

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Comment from Friedrich Kirchen on 29 May 2017 at 16:25

I dont have any problem with the buildings and i never said they are not ok, i said they just look weird. I said it cause time ago i remember, u asked on diaries how to solve that problem, if i'm not mistaking. No intention to critics. Sorry.

I have my eyes on Loravia, as well as Drabantia. I think your countries make a great europe like area, and i really want to have close relations on the future!

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Comment from zhenkang on 31 May 2017 at 09:49

I think the purpose of embassies districts is to make cities more organised, so that they will not be bulldozed during the development of their cities by accident haha.

In Singkangia, I have set up not one but a few embassies districts, scatered in my country. Some embassies also are dispersed from such districts to make space or maybe they are not welcomed by others. Haha

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