IB: Map of the City of Montrei
|From:||Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, September 18, 2003, 8:55|
The following map shows the main parts of the Capital of Montrei, the
city of Montrei. The city is roughly about 10 miles long, by about 3
miles in width on average. The city is built on a very hilly peninsula,
and due to increasing population over the years (probably close to 750,000
residents ), has taken over the once pine clad hills. This has resulted in
a city whose streets are part gridded, and also part windy rat's nest.
Only in the flatter sand dune districts called "Lomas de Arenas Maior"
(Greater sand hills), and "Lomas de Arenas Menor" (lesser Sand Hills) is
there a more usual grid pattern, but the grid pattern there looks
patchwork as well. Driving in Montrei is considered a nightmare due to the
haphazard layout of the city. However, Public transportation is excellent
and most of the places you need to go are within a few blocks of your
residence (or hotel).
Montrei is divided up into 8 districts. Each of these had originated as
separate settlements and eventually as the capital grew it incorporated
the other towns nearby. Thus, we have:
- Montrei - the old town
- Arvou Deu Mar - Tree of the Sea (so named due to the forest that grew
right up to shoreline)
- Asilomar - Meaning "Asylum (of the) sea". Previous name had been Asilo
- Cundre de Pinos - Pines Peak, named after the forest of pines growing
- Cañions de Los Pinos - Canyons of the Pines - Named after the many
canyons and gullys as you descend in elevation towards Val De Toro (Bull
Valley - named after Cundre de Toro (Bull Peak - for the herds of cattle
that are notable there))
- Rouls deu Rei - Oaks of the King - Named in Honor of the Spanish king
when Montrei was a Spanish posession. The name was kept. This is also the
- Lomas De Arenas Maior - Greater Sand Hills. One of the newest
acquisitions. This district started out as an outlying village
- Lomas De Arenas Menor - Lesser Sand Hills. Newest district, it was
developed out of chapparal areas and sand dunes.
The red dots all over the map are the spots where significant historic
homes and buildings are. They're all mostly clustered together because
this is where settlement had begun in Montrey.
The Plaça Centrau (Central Plaza) is the main hub of Montrei. All
government buildings are located around it. The historic Cathedral was
deconstructed and moved to the head of the Plaza. At the foot of the Plaza
near the sea is the customs house.
Eu Castiuio (The Castle) is actually the Military installation. It was
built with a hexagonal wall plan which surrounds the main buildings. It is
not really a castle but a fort. The "head" faces the bay and protects the
harbor (not so much anymore)
Areas labled "Terras Sauvajes" means "wild lands" and are unincorporated
areas that have not been developed or are just barely touched.
There are various parks throughout the city, one being Cundre De Pinos
Park. This is similar in function to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, or
Central Park in NYC. It still retains the old pine forest which has mostly
been cut down due to development, but it also contains areas that are more
The city cemetery is located next to Eu Estairo (The Estuary).
Along the shore the major points are:
- Punto de Pinos - Pine Point
- Punto de Aulóns - Abalone Point
- Punto de Paxaros - Bird Point
- Punto Chino - China Point (site of the old Chinese Fishing village,
since moved inland immediately behind the old area)
The National Arboretum (Arvóreto Naçonau) is located just to the north
east of the cemetery and features plants from all over Montrei. There is
also a small palmetum displaying various hardy palms (and tender species
inside a glass house). It strives to promote gardening with exotics and to
appreciate the flora of Montrei.
Layuna Grand (Great Lagoon) is a small vernal lake that was used mainly as
a hunting area for waterfowl. Parc Arroio Moxao (Wet Arroyo Park) has a
similar purpose, but is primarily for the enjoyment of the citizens of the
city (there is a gorgeous small lake hidden amongst willows there).
Finally, Parc De la Vitória (Park of the Victory) was established in honor
of the end of the war of independence against Spain as well as AC. Round
in Shape it features a Triumphal Arch in the center depicting the battle
and a statement about the wars. Parc de Los Guerrairos (Park of the
Soldiers (warriors)) was established to honor Veterans and past Montreiano
Anyway, those are the major points of the city. Here's a link to the maps.
The big one displays details, the smaller shows the city as a whole
(without needing to scroll). The files are fairly big, so beware.