Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Babbage Travelogue: Babbage Square

Babbage Square was the very first of the New Babbage sims, arriving in January of 2007. Parts of it have been in almost constant change since then, others have not moved a prim.

There's a landing spot on the rail platform. A holdover from the days when every sim had a teleport hub. To the west is the New Babbage Transit Authority yards, where Mr. Cleanslate's old trams lie waiting for refurbishment.

Next door is the Excelsior Hotel. Rooms are available for those who want a base in New Babbage but can't afford their own Mad Science lab.

Abney Park Way looking east.

Oblonski Furniture. Not to be confused with Doctor Obelonsky

Coogar & Dark's Wax Museum. Named for the Carnival owners of Something Wicked This Way Comes.

Miss Lucille Trayvou's factory/home.

Some small brownstone houses just to the south of Abney Park Way

New Babbage's Town Hall in its fourth incarnation. Change is a constant. The building also contains the Mace of Olaf a symbol of the Authority of the City from times past. There's also a rumour that the one on display is a fake.

The Clockwinder's offices in the Town Hall

The New Babbage Athenaum  - Mr. Cleanslate's book burning depository.

The LOx Co. SBS Factory

Dyeworks Factory. Still listed as "Formerly P.Irate & Co. Factory and Warehouse" which is funny because P.Irate have not been in Babbage for YEARS.

Salazar Jack's Kahruvel Steamworks. The first building to land on the sim after it went active. The factory has taken some damage over the years and is a little smaller than it started out. Explosions will do that to you

Coffin-Maker & Joiners' Co-operative Society

Stonehill & Co. Undertakers. Behind them is New Babbage's Turkish Baths.

Dr. Kaligawa's Free Clinic, Hudson's Illuminations and 221B, the home of Sherlock Holmes.

Perdido Street Station, next to the Old Works Gallery.

The Old Imperial Theatre. Another of the long stayers in the Babbage Square sim. Hasn't changed much since it was built on the site.

Babbage's hidden opium den. Enter at your own risk

The Grand Canal, looking north

Boylai Plaza and the terminus of the Port Line tram.

The other side of Boylai Plaza.

What lurks behind Cobblestone House?

Cobblestone House, with some of Loki Eliot's wares for sale

The Dead Centre of Babbage. Ha! *ahem*. The New Babbage Cemetery.

Santos-Dumont Park

Aeolus Cleanslate's prefab factory shop.

The Rust Cog pub. Probably the oldest unchanged building in New Babbage.

Pennygaff Publishing and the Canal Street Tram Station

Loki's Absinthe Bar. Home of the green fairy

Mnenomotechnic Institute and Messenger Depot. Living quarters for the Church of the Builder