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Post by Engorn on Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:49 am

Well, I have decided to introduce you my region. To begin I will show you only some maps of the location and some data about the region, but soon will be more of it. Wink





New Bordeaux is located in the northwest of the American continent, in the Strait of Georgia to be precise. It limits with Canada on the north and the east, with the British Columbia province, with the Lund River at the north and Mount Atmadja at the east to be precise, whereas in the south and west the region limits with the Strait of Georgia's waters.
The region was established on 1795 (january 30) by Paul Leclercq and Antoine de Prendregast. Although nowadays is an independent region, it has an economic and administrative arrangement with Canada, so the las one has some power over New Bordeaux, but in practice the region has a big politic and economic freedom.




Official name: Republic of New Bordeaux.
Capital city: Mosman. [size=85](50º 1'N, 124º 44'O)[/size]
Most populted city: Mosman. [size=85](50º 1'N, 124º 44'O)[/size] 3.061.993 hab.
Official languages: English and French.
Other languages: Arab, Spanish, Chinese, Italian y Basque.
Government:
  • Government form: Arrangemented Republic.
  • Government party: CDL (Center Democratic League).
  • General Minister (33º): Daniel Azkoaga.
  • Secretary Minister: Michelle Rendbrant.
Establishment: January 30th of 1795 by Paul Leclercq y Antoine de Prendregast.
Independence:
  • Declared: June 12nd of 1796.
  • Recognized: October 14th of de 1823.
  • Arrangemented: Julya 27th of 1871.
Area:
  • Total: 515 km²
  • Water %: 5,26%
  • Borders: 168 km
Population:
  • Total: 3.075.339 [size=85](2009)[/size]
  • Density: 5971,53 hab/km²
Heigth: 0 m - 2.358 msnm (Mosman: 0 m - 164 m)
Max/min temperatures:
  • Summer: -5ºC a 20ºC
  • Winter:-15ºC a 8ºC
(06/07 data)
Sotck Exchange Composite: NeBEX².
GDP (nominal):
  • Total [size=85](2008)[/size]: US$ 4.770 millions
  • Per capita: US$ 45.973 (est).
GDP (PPP):
  • Total [size=85](2009)[/size]: US$ 4.346 millions
  • Per capita: US$ 45.393 (est).
IDH: 0,962 Very high
Currency: Canada Dolar (C$ or CAD).
Demonym: Neobordeauxian (english), Neobordeauxien/Neobordeauxienne (french).
Time zone: Pacific (UTC-8 )
Internet TLD: .nb
Calling code: +1 605
Radio code: VAA-VGZ
ISO code: 538 NBX NB



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Post by cormiermax on Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:08 am

Looks cool, cant wait too see some in game pics Smile

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Post by Peter on Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:20 pm

I love the flag! Can't wait to see pics Razz
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Re: New Bordeaux

Post by Engorn on Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:53 am

Well, the Paul Leclercq Int. Airport is the main gate to New Bordeaux, so I'm going to show it.





In this first picture we can see the eight terminals of the airport, part of the parkings, because de T3, T4, T5, T6, T7 and T8 have underground parkings, the Intermodal Stations of bus, subway and taxi and the five runways and the taxiways.
The connexion between terminals are made by an internal web of subway, supplementary to the metro lines of L1 Round St.-Paul Leclercq International and L5 Central Library-Paul Leclercq International.



The Terminal 1 (that in the reality it's little bit bigger), is the first terminal being built of the Paul Leclercq International Airport. In a first instance it supported every flight of the airport, such as nationals and internationals, but nowadays is reserved to the national flights and those international flights with a low transit. It was constructed between 1951 and 1956 (09/27 runway included, now 09C/27C). Since it was built there have been some many remodeling works, in 1991-1992 in its external look (to make it look like the new T2), and after in 1999-2000 when it was modified interiorly to fit it to its new functions of national flights terminal, wich it had take many years before.



This is the second terminal of the airport. After his construction between 1960 and 1966, the T1 took the function of arrivals terminal, and the T2 became the departs terminal, both of them for national and international flights. Nowadays, like the T1, this terminal is reserved for national and low transit international flights.
The T2 preservers its original aesthetic, but in 1998-1999 its interior was remodeled when its function changed with the construction of the big sisters of T1 and T2: the Terminals 3 and 4.





The terminals 3 and 4 were built at the same time between 1990 and 1997. Both of them were designed to support the heavy and growing request of international flights of the Paul Leclercq International Airport. Designed to shelter a great number of "jumbos", the three new runways (09L/27R, 18L/36R and 18R/36L) were built in consequence (and after the 09/27 runway was remodeled becoming 09R/27L for the moment). With all this things the capacity of the airport increased considerably, but soon the need of making the airport bigger was evident.



Those two terminals have space for 39 planes, six of them "jumbos". So the T5 and T6 are bigger than the T1 and T2 together and they are bigger than the T3 or T4, relieving considerably the passengers traffic saturation in the other four terminals.
This impressive terminal has two arms. In the T5 and T6 are the new headquarters of Fly Mosman and those terminals are for the exclusive use of the mosmite airline.





The air traffic in New Bordeaux was constantly growing and new airlines from other regions appeared, so soon was needed to enlarge the airport again. The T7 made up for this need. In it, small international flights, but with a high transit, arrive and deppart. With the construction of the T7 a new runway was built, the 09R/27L (the old 09R/27L became at last 09C/27C). However, the T7 cant handle big planes as the T3 or T4, and those terminals were getting small for the airport needs.




As the T7 was built for the small planes traffic, after the T8 was built for bigger planes. This one, is the most modern and advanced terminal of the airport, and it has the most advanced technologies of telemetry to monitoring the baggages, a fully automatized system of baggage distribution to their respective plane, a four stars hotel and a long etcetera. Without chance of doubt, is the terminal of the future.




Mosman, instead a important comercial focus, has a strong industry that grows every day, and the products manufactured and not consumed in New Bordeaux, had to be exported in any way. Most of this products get off of New Bordeaux in ship from the PCIE or from the Homebush Bay Harbor. But some of items are transported in planes, and those planes are loaded in the Freight Terminal A. The new bordeauxian courier company, GlobEx, has here its headquarters.



PlaneB, a enterprise from Almia that makes planes, has a production plant in New Bordeaux. Nowadays in this plant, are made some parts of the fuselage of the PlaneB Pl-2100 "Ecoliner" and of the PlaneB Pl-2200, such as some other pieces of those planes. In the picture we can see how the front section of a Pl-2100 "Ecoliner" is loaded into a Velluga to be transported to the main plant of PlaneB, were it will be assembled with the other pieces of the plane.


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Post by cormiermax on Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:49 am

Airport looks awesome Smile

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Post by anarchy0029 on Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:25 pm

I really love the work.
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Re: New Bordeaux

Post by Aranho on Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:48 am

Love that airport. It makes me feel like rebuilding my airport.
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Re: New Bordeaux

Post by Engorn on Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:30 am



Today has arrive to Mosman the Simlympic Torch on the sixth day of the torch relay for the XI Simlympic Games.

This is the route map of the torch through Mosman.



The torch has arrive to Mosman coming from Petrova, where yesterday the torch did his route, directly to the T8 of the Paul Leclercq Int Airport. It was foreseen that the plain will arrive to the airport at 11:00 GMT-8, but some problems with the wather have delayed the flight.



Immediately the NBOC president Michal J. Tayllerand has been the first carrier of the torch, who has run with the torch from the Paul Leclercq International Aiport to the vicinity of the Ryde-Parramatta University Arena, where he gave the torch to the Mayor of Mosman Lionel Linus, who ran with it between the arena to the little jetty on the Oak Lake, where he boarded on a little boat in which he sailed across the Oak River, arriving to Bellemore. There the famous TV presenter Madison Gwendal took the relay and got on a bus in which she covered the road between Bellemore and the Bicentennial Park.



Between Bellemore and the Bicentennial Park the bus passed through the Brunnel Bridge, one of the two bridges that connects the Rushcutters Peninsula with Ryde-Parramatta.





Near the zoo of the Bicentennial Park, Madison Gwendal gave the torch to the football and actor Augustus Cole, who ran with the torch just to nearby the NBBC headquarters, where cyclist Anthony Fontana took the torch and pedaled to arrive to the Moodyville Treatment Square.



There the torch passed to the chief of the Mosman Police Department, Guillaume Barbereau, who ran with the torch from the Moodyville Square to the Simlympic Stadium on the Industrial Mile.



Before the stadium the same man, Guillaume Barbereau carried the torch to the Circular Quay near the Simlympic Park where as the Mayor of Mosman, he embarked on a motor boat to arrive to the Shatams Head Ferry Terminal.





There he gave the torch to Enoch Leclercq, one descendants of Paul Leclercq, founder of the region. He carried the torch from the ferry terminal to the Occident Station on the Sim Metro Life Boulevard where the relay was taken by Guillaume Bendejacq, another cyclist.



He ran with the torch in is bicycle till the las quarter of the boulevard, where he gave the torch to Daniel Azkoaga, the General Minister of New Bordeaux, who ran with the torch till the Atlantis Square, the end of the torch path through Mosman.



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Re: New Bordeaux

Post by Slacker on Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:09 am

Fantastic start Engorn!

Your airport is wonderful Smile.
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Re: New Bordeaux

Post by Engorn on Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:18 am


The history of Mosman, and in consequence the history of New Bordeaux, is plenty of chronological gaps and the only well known date is the foundation date. Also, the telling of the happenings is not very accurate due the many versions of them, each one related from the point of view of the author. However, this one is the most accurate version possible, made taking those passages that were most probable to be veritable. Last years of the 18th century. France is near to shake and burst into a revolution that will change the order all over the world. Some time before the French Revolution, the history of New Bordeaux began in Versailles, in the court of the king Louis XVI. Two men, Paul Leclercq, count of Gascony, and Antoine de Prendregast, duke of Dijon. Instead their titles, their position in the court of the King of France and their reputation was questionable. In the last years, some events and misfortunes get their families to the ruin by the pass of the time along all the 17th century, so, when the titles arrived to Leclercq and Prendregast, they were mere shadows of what once they have been. Nothing more is known about those two persons before the beginning of their journey. In the court they were not very well received by those nobles whose families had keep their fortunes, and it looks like this was reciprocal. The historical lines start here to be confusing. Some people say that Louis XVI send those two men to a journey to find the Fountain of Youth for the king, and with this the honor will be restored on their families and maybe the fortunes too. The other historical line, and the most probably, say that this journey was a punishment from the king to the count and duke because they laughed of the idea of finding the Fountain of Youth. However, mission or punishment, Prendregast and Leclercq, weighed anchor on board of the Saint Marie, on the command of 122 men and women. Not very much is known about the years that they were sailing the oceans. Only we know that Leclercq, who takes the control of the mission, wrote a diary during their journey but it due the notes on the diary of Prendregast, seems to get lost during the first years of Mosman and it has never been found again. Instead the limited pieces of information, we know that Leclercq and Prendregast pass few years on board of the Saint Marie sailing and searching for the Fountain of Youth, or at least stepping land to get new sailors, food and supplies. Seven years later and probably tired of a useless search, they were in the (now called) Strait of Georgia, somewhere to the norwest of what today is the city of Vancouver, exploring a bay today known as Parramatta Bay. Is here where the memories of Prendregast appears. Leclercq has a mild illness and he was retired to his cabin. During his illness Prendregast took control of the expedition. It was January of the year 1795. After taking control of the situation I ordered to the sailors to take the ship inside this narrow and deep bay. The helmsman, Ignacio Azkoaga, a young Basque and the only one that remains from the original expedition, obeyed immediately and we get inside another water tongue. It makes a week that we are exploring this bay and I am steel surprised of the great number of butterflies that there are, and more the estrange natives that eat them. The Scottish sailors that we get the last month call them "mothmen". We, both of us, Leclercq and me, are bored of this journey. We are going to build a settlement somewhere along the bay. So, that show us that Prendregast and Leclercq had thrown away the idea of find the Fountain of Youth. At the moment, in France, the French Revolution was in her highest moment. The expedition of Leclercq and Prendregast was forgotten time ago and nobody reminds of them. The place selected by Predregast is what we know today as Darlin Harbour (Darling Harbour at the beginning, but the G of the end was lost and win a extra U with the time). There, the first settlers built a palisade and houses. Some archaeological remains of the palisade were found some years ago. With the pass of the time this settlement grew up and became to what today is Mosman.



Today, Darlin Harbour is a combination of street theater, subway exchange and the ferry terminal for all the Mosmites that live in Ryde or Parramatta and whose have their works on the downtown. In the 19th century all the harbor were cargo docks. Today those have been replaced with pier for leisure boats and the harbor has many attractions as the Darlin Harbour Market, expensive shops, museums or the aquarium. From his foundation to the end of the 18th century, during the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, Darlin Harbour was like his first years. It was on 1906 when a fire destroyed the biggest part of the harbor and only a few buildings get save. Maybe the biggest loss was the ship were Leclercq and Prendregast arrived to the region, the Saint Marie. After the fire, the Regional Goverment built a reply of the ship and now it can be visited as a museum of the journey of Leclercq and Prendregast.


This steam boat is the "Pride of Mosman" and is the first ship that in times, offered the commercial line between Mosman and Vancouver, route that it needed four days to complete (to go and get back). Today this route it's done in less than half a day and the Pride of Mosman like the reply of the Saint Marie became a museum too.



The Darlin Harbour Market is one of the few survivors of the fire in 1906 and one of the older witness of the development of the city. The market started being once a month but with the development of the city it became to be once a week, then twice a week, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Today, due the tourism, the market is open all the days of the week, within Sundays, day to rest for the merchants. There, Mosmites or visitors can find anything, from food to carpets, wools, kitchen accesories or decorative objects.



The Darlin Harbour Castle was built during the conflict between New Bordeauxians and Bristish, to defend the harbor. The castle never get used as a defensive building because British never attacked from the north, they did it always from the south. However the tower of the castle was used the first years as sit of the government. Before it was converted to prison a it was used for that just to 1910. From that year to 1986 the tower was empty without any use, when, after a year of works, the "Museum of Mosmite lure" was opened. The walls and the gardens can be visited to get some beautiful views of the Parramatta Bay and the harbor.



The little Church of St. Augustine gaze the Darlin Harbour nearly from the foundation of the city. The church is another of the survivors of the fire o 1906, maybe due to its elevated position. The inside of the church, like the outside, is simple and cold without any decoration. The most eye-catching is the red color of the church and this fact is also the most mysterious. Nobody knows why the color of the church is red.


The aquarium was built in circa 1980 and it has more than 200 of different species. A lot of Mosmites and tourist come to spend a morning or a evening watching fishes, sea horses, dolphins, sharks and all the sea fauna that is host here.


This auditory located on the heart of the harbor provides amusement to the Mosmites most of the days of the year. Here, every year is performed the International Folk Festival of Mosman or other many events.


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Post by TylerD30 on Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:10 pm

wow this looks amazing
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Post by cormiermax on Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:52 pm

Very nice!

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Post by Slacker on Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:38 am

Absolutely incredible Very Happy.
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Re: New Bordeaux

Post by Engorn on Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:45 pm

Well, here you have some shots of the most important sport venues in Mosman, because this is SimSports, doesn't it? :p



Being a small region and with only a big city, New Bordeaux hasn't great sport leagues of its own, son its most important teams had to play on the US and Canada leagues. In the case of soccer, the Mosman Warriors and the Mosman Waves plays on the MLS (Mayor League Soccer) against Canada and USA teams, as in hockey, in the case of the Wizards of Mosman and the Mosman Whites, the play their matches on the NHL. The Mosman Walls, baseball team, plays on the National League (the never have been on the American League), the Mosman Wings are currently on the D-League of the NBA (they have played two seasons on the NBA), and the Mosman Whales plays on the NFL.



The New Sewart Field is the Mosman Warriors stadium. It was inaugurated on September of 2008 and its the most modern stadium of the city, and the one with the best facilities. It has a capacity for 61.000 spectators. Its located on the south border of the Bicentennial Park and it has splendid views of the park thanks to a large viewpoint on the north stand. Its equipped with high comfort locker rooms, bar, restaurant, gymnasium, club museum, press hall, infirmary, club stores and conference halls, everything to make the stadium one of the bests equipped in the world.



The Stadium Arcadium its located on the south boarder of the Sim Metro Life Boulevard. It is home for the Mosman Waves. It has a capacity of 110.000 spectators, stores, cafeteria, clinic and various services and its considered as an "5 Star Stadium", able to host events like great finals of elite championships.



The Mosman City Bank Arena is located on the metropolis heart, near to Procton Point and on the side of the Moodyville Treatment Square, is the court of the Wizards of Fosman, with a capacity of 18.200 spectators (although it can be expended to 20.000 dismantling the main ice ring). It has two ice rings, although only one of them is used for matches because the other, a smallest one, is only used for trainings. Thanks to its central situation, the MCB Arena hosts boxing fights, concerts or any other event with a lot of people.



The Icespear Arena is located on the junction of the L4 and L5 of the Mosman Metro, on the southeast of Ryde. It is the Mosman Whites court, a humble hockey team becoming from the working classes. With a capacity of 15.630 spectators, is the smallest of all the mosmite stadiums, but despite that, it is an important architectonic example of those kind of buildings.



The Safeco Field is located on Parramatta, near the border with Ryde. This mastodontic stadium, with a capacity of 47.155 spectators, is home of the Mosman Walls. This stadiums has a retractable roof to cover the field the rainy days. It counts with many food stalls, which allows to the spectators to buy food from their places on the stand and someone would carry their food to their seat. There are also team stores, press halls, big locker rooms and a club museum.



The "Nº101" of the SMLB, most known as the Sim Metro Life Arena. It is the court of the Mosman Wings, the city's basketball team. With a capacity of 17.239 spectators during the game days, is also a complex dedicated to concerts and spectacles thanks to the versatility of the building which allows a fast change on the ring and stands configuration.



The January 19th Memorial Stadium is located on the Parramatta Bay shore, in Shatam, near the Jasper Bridge. This stadium, home of the NFL Mosman Whales, has a capacity for 65.535 spectators. On its origins it was called Pendergast Coliseum but the name was changed on memory of the victims of the earthquake that shaked Pasadena (Neware) the january 19 of 1984.
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Post by cormiermax on Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:24 am

Nice! Where did you get that stadium in the last pic???

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Post by Guest on Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:08 am

Very nice! Same Question as Max. Also you should sign up the Mosman Whales up for the SFL! SimSports Football League

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Post by Engorn on Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:55 am

I'm sorry but the January 19th Memorial Stadium is an unreleased BAT. His bater had a problem with the model and he never released it, but on the ST topic about his works he shown a picture of the stadium nearly finished and I photoshoped it on a view of my city. On reality there is another stadium in that place. Wink
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Post by canuck3360 on Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:23 am

ahhhh the Paul Brown Stadium then that never got finished?

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Post by Engorn on Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:27 am

As far as I know, it doesn't. At least it never was exported.
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Post by canuck3360 on Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:27 am

nope he never released it I remeber waiting for it. Turns out it was too large to export

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Post by Engorn on Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:59 pm





The Mount Hammer nuclear plant was a project of the Canadian government to provide New Bordeaux and Vancouver with power. Its location near the border between Canada and New Bordeaux (in fact, due its proximity with Mosman), unleashed a social denial by the neobordeauxians. Two weeks ago, after three years of works and being the plant ended, the government of Canada decided to stop the project.









I know that it hasn't anything with the power plant, but the border its on the nearsides of the plant and there is nothing else to show with it, so i put it here too.
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Post by cormiermax on Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:22 am

Awesome!

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Post by canuck3360 on Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:33 am

very nice!
I like the use of the waterway to the cooling system of teh reactors

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Post by Engorn on Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:23 am



Nowadays the Pendergast surname, even it's not the most extended, is with Leclercq and Azkoaga, one of the best knowns and renowned of New Bordeaux. The Pendergast family (de Prendregast in the old days) has been always very linked with the history of the region since its foundation. It was Antoine de Prendregast with Paul Leclercq who founded the region, in fact is well known that Prendregast chose the location for the new settlement. Since the 18th century the Pendergast family has taken part in the history of New Bordeaux in many ways, most of them taking part in politics and in many cases being part of the newbordeauxian high society, "starring" some of the most known and tricky happenings occurred on New Bordeaux.
The first great familiar scandal was when Maurice Pendergast engaged his own first cousin Daphne, who was unfaithful to him. When Maurice discovered that his wife had a lover, he killer her and then their his own son. After that he took his life. It is said that the lover could be his brother, Antoine Enoch Louis Pendergast, whoh disappeared on those days and that he could be murdered by Maurice too. But the corpse was never find and there are some theories about the disappearance of Antoine, the most extended and probable is that he disappeared by his own will. Short time before his disappearance a medic doctor appeared in Mosman, and who became very prestigious. His names was Enoch Leng, being Leng the maiden name of Antoine Enoch Louis Pendergast. Anyway, Enoch Leng, as Antoine did, disappeared some years after leaving no tracks and there are not new identities associated with him.
Murderers on the family didn't take long time to get back. It was on the next generation when Cornelia Pendergast, which has a mental illness, poisoned his brother Ambergris and then she poisoned herself. Unfortunately the poison was of slow effect, so it didn't make effect until some hours later. At the moment when Ambergris's heart stopped he was driving the family car with his wife Leonor and his two sons, Simon and Bernoulli. The car had a terrible accident, consequence of that his wife and sons die.
Recently has been discovered that Arquimedes R. Pendregast killed his wife too, Afra L.E. Delamere. Arquimedes, after five daughters, frustrated because his wife haven't gave him a son, threw her from the top of the stairs, killing her. After that, as his daughters reached the age, he send them to diverse convents, and consequence of that his acts are known today, because Amelia, the older of his daughters, wrote all that in a recently found diary.
By the other hand the family is very respected in neobordeauxian society due the great leaders and defenders of the region that it has given. Some of theme are, instead Antoine de Prendregast, Ishmael Pendregast, Hezekiah Pendergast, Arsenius A. Pendergast or Cornelius Pendergast, all of the became General Minister of New Bordeaux. The current General Minister, Daniel Azkoaga is son of Lilyane F. Pendregast, so in some way its part of the lineage too.
Internationally the family is also known, because Eloise S.M. Pendergast is now married with Luis de Savonia, crown prince of Pionesa.



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This Central European style castle was built by Gaspard de Prendregast, son of Antoine de Prendregast, con-founder of New Bordeaux, at the beginnings of the 17th Century (between the 1809 and 1818) to be the residence of the Prendregast family. In it can be appreciated the grandiosity and tendency to the ostentatiousity of the Prendregast family.
The castle is located near the River Oak, close to his junction with the River Elm. It has great lands, mostly occupied by a elm forest. Inside the enclosure limited by a small wall we can find instead the castle, the old farm fields and the familiar graveyard, but rumors says that the true remains of the deceases are in a secret underground chamber, but it has never been found.
On 1967, Linnaeus Pendergast, direct heir of Gaspard, after the decline of the family (in the sense of the number of members), considering that such a castle like this was too big for a four member family (he, his wife Isabella and his two sons, Aloysius and Diogenes, because Eloise didn't born yet), decided to sell the castle to the Regional Government of New Bordeaux, with the condition of not being used for tourism.
In this way "Pendreborg" became "River Oak Asylum". It is a lunatic asylum for rich people. To it came persons with mental disorders, most of the mild, of the most wealthy families of New Bordeaux, Canadá and some northeastern states of the USA. Usually the "guests" receive the same treat as if they were on a spa or seaside resort.
On 2007, when Linnaeus deceased, his older son Aloysius granted to the government the right to use the castle as a touristic attraction. Nowadays the visits to the castle are allowed, but they are very reduced due the asylum has priority, while the access to the castle lands is free.



This small water mill was used to grind the wheat that was cultivated on the castle fields. Today its not used as a mill, but it is a small free museum where the visitors can see how the wheat was ground to make flour.



This old bridge, known as Backgate Bridge, crosses the River Elm before its junction with the River Oak. Its considerated the back gate to the castle and it is because of that that is known with that name.



This is the familiar graveyard, named before, and where is supposed that most of the Pendergast family members are buried. Anyway there are not only Pendergast family members, but some family friends or other well known persons that the Pendergast family members allowed to rest there for the eternity.

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Where did you get that bridge?

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