Of course, looming over the entire upper part of the New Pietmond town is the X-Spot Gallery, whose perimeter takes up about 1/2 of my 8016 square meter parcel here. It could be that, technically, all the structures *directly underneath* this giant “X” shaped structure comprise the SoSo Village, a space roughly centered by the SoSo Gallery itself. But with the rapid development now to the south of the X-Spot, something over 1/2 of the entire complex lies beyond this, making the overall appelation New Pietmond necessary it seems. So, to put it another way, New Pietmond has grown beyond its SoSo Village origins (since I began building the town by inserting structures directly beneath the X-Spot), and I think the creation of this map might even parallel some kind of official (pretend) event honoring the establishment or incorporation of New Pietmond. Fairly sure of it.
So are there residents in town already? There must be. 3 small and obvious residences exist within the city boundaries as established by my parcel, or Fleep’s Cottage, West Cottage, and then Rose Cottage 02 in SoSo Village. My thinking is that Dr. Blood might move into West Cottage soon, or already exists there in hyperspace-time. Are other variants already part of the town citizenship? Plant? Marty? Z? Maybe Z… maybe at Fleep’s Cottage.
But back to the map for now, I’ve mentioned the 3 cottages, all lying around the perimeter of the town in north, west, south direction respectively (Fleep, West, Rose). Just to note before I forget, on the New Pietmond/SoSo Village map, up is actually south and right is west instead of east as you would think. This is because I usually envision the town looking uphill from the Otaki Gorge sink directly beneath it, or the site of *original* Pietmond. Complicated, I know.
So we’ve mentioned the SoSo Village taking up almost the entire southern part of town, directly under the X-Spot. We’ve also mentioned that Rose Cottage represents an obvious residence of this site; it could have no other function. Also making up SoSo Village are the SoSo Gallery, as also stated before — the center, really, of the place — then Home Orange across the (Golden Way) sidewalk from it acting as a sort of unofficial office for Baker Bloch, at least on the second floor of two. The first contains a couple of older maps of Pietmond, forming the core of what will probably become a Pietmond Museum, which will most likely be moved to a larger location as it grows. Directly beside Home Orange exists one of two garages in town, or Garage 01 here (since it was the first of the two to be established). An apartment may also be formed in the upper level of *both* garages soon, bringing up the total town residencies to 5. Then beside Garage 02 on the opposite side of Home Orange comes Gallery in the Rocks, which may also be renamed and retooled from its function in former virtual towns of mine. Right now it houses a couple of pics related to Dark Side of the Rainbow. Will it be the center of Rainbowology study? Perhaps. Then across from Gallery in the Rocks we have Rose Cottage (02), then between it and SoSo Gallery a structure I’m presently calling “Slipper”, a kind of gallery created in a former coffee house. The structure is by Moard Ling, who supplied several for the town, including the two highest buildings (Big Boy and Tower of A. Mann).
Then continuing to move through SoSo Village, we have the unoccupied Oculea Train Station to the north, sorry *south* of SoSo Gallery, and beside it another possible occupancy of town called, for now, Stairs Building 01, with a duplicate building existing in the newer part of town. My feeling is that Stairs Building 01 will remain empty, or, in better terms, the site of a possible residence, the while Stairs Building 02 will become another small gallery in town. Then to complete the tour of SoSo Village, we have hollowed out Blog Log in the middle of a park or open space (likely site of a former residence as well — little people this time), and then the Burl Tower leading from SoSo Village to the top of the X-Spot (where you can just mosey around and take in the views).
The Bodega supermarket just below this park probably represents the first structure in our New Pietmond tour here that lies outside SoSo Village proper, since it lies just beyond the overshadowing X-Spot Gallery to its south. Or it could be the *last* structure of SoSo Village, since it fits in with the overall themes of this village. But then moving further north we have the more massive structures of TILE Tower, Big Boy (Tower), and Tower of A. Mann, representing the 3 highest buildings of New Pietmond. Here we have also definitely moved beyond the homey and understandably squat SoSo Village origins of New Pietmond (after all, the buildings had to be slotted below the X-Spot Gallery, and could not project through its floor) into a more modern style. Presently the two highest buildings of town, Big Boy and Tower of A. Mann, are empty. The 3rd highest, or the TILE Tower, represents a home for the Baker Bloch in England exhibit, accessible through the central teleporter of the town beside the SoSo Gallery. Below TILE Tower lies a green, beach house like structure that may hold a museum dedicated to the Big E/ Big Schwa monument that conveniently lies just beyond its front door. Like the Bodega supermarket, there is also some debate whether Big E/Schwa is part of the original SoSo village, since it lies so close to its center. An argument against this is that the monument doesn’t technically lie beneath the X-Spot structure although it is rather snugly nestled against one of its outer walls… hmm, have to think about that more. On the other side of TILE Tower from Big E is the aforementioned Fleep’s Cottage, situated on the perimeter of New Pietmond.
So let’s continue to sweep our way through the newer parts of New Pietmond, including Stairs Building 02 that seems to be evolving into a small gallery (mentioned before), House of Truth at the end of a sidewalk still containing Jeogeot related history pictures, as it has for probably 2 years now, and then Garage #2 immediately to its left on the above map. A further thought: this garage is the location of Dr. Blood’s band’s reheasals, a group acting as perhaps a type of doppleganger for the early Kinks themselves.
Then to complete our tour, we have Hobo Squat (eye candy building), Hole in The Wall (dive bar), West Cottage already mentioned, and then — the last building so far to be added to New Pietmond — the Sink Lair Gallery, which I haven’t yet moved the “Synching Creek Designated Mystery Area” pictures into yet. Also we have Home o’ Fibs just below the Sink Lair Gallery.