What would your local wonder be?

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  1. TomKQT

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    We also have a lot of creepy really old-looking and more or less ruined castles in the Czech Republic. But the Praque Castle is the biggest one in the world ;)
    Like for example the Pernstejn Castle:
     
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    A big thumbs up for this post, these places look amazing, and could be a gold mine for Firaxis, for implementing them, or give some ideas!

    Now then, local as in town local, probaly this:
    Mirandaola:
    Its a XVI century forge that runs with a water mill. It became somewhat of a religious place when one day after throwing about 20kg of ore to the fire, they only recovered a small, iron cross, which has been eversince shown as a centerpiece in the church chancel.
    +2 Production +1 Culture +1 Faith to adjacent hills, increasing culture/tourism through eras. EDIT: Now that I think of it, it would make much more sense if this was the Basque equivalent for industrial zone with the Koreans Seowons bonus to farms and mines, because all the farming, mining, and crafting toolery were made in forges such as these. You can see them in some museums and local old restaurants where they have them exposed, pretty cool.


    Power up and forge working:


    If we are talking about regional,some natural wonders, but I think the most popular would be;
    The Flysch, or how you might know it, Dragonstone, home of the Targaryen
    Im thinking it would fit with bonuses similar to those of Piopiotahi or Lysefjord

     
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  3. Patine

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    What is the definition of "Castle," used here. Because the Versailles Palace, the Summer Palace in Saint Petersburg, the Sublime Port, the Apostolic Palace, the Official Residence of the Emir of Dubai, the Forbidden City, the Chrysanthenum Palace, and the Old Imperial Palace in Rio de Janeiro are definitely bigger, but maybe a "castle" and a "palace" are distinct by definition for records here.
     
  4. AmazonQueen

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    A castle would surely imply that at least in some point in its history it was a military fortification, hence Windsor qualifying but not Versailles.

    edit: even though both are currently used as and would be defined as palaces.
    edit: although come to think of it none of the places you mention were fortifications in the least sense, they are all palaces and not castles.
     
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    Moderator Action: This thread is about what your local wonder would be. Please let us not derail it into definitions of wonder size or importance. Back to topic.
     
  6. SlySlySly

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    I currently live in Westminster which is a suburb of Denver, so I'll look at the city of Denver.
    I'd go with the Denver Art Museum. It's a good art museum to visit, but just looking at it is pretty impressive.
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    It would likely give some sort of cultural reward and maybe would require being adjacent to mountains.

    Now I'm originally from Karaganda, Kazakhstan. I would nominate the Cosmonaut Hotel from that city. It was where Cosmonauts stayed :) Also fun fact my family and I stayed there as well for some time before I became an American.
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    Maybe it could do something to help with the space race projects?
     
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    Make sure to also add 1000 combat strength to all units and +50 diplomatic victory points
     
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    That sounds spot on. I would definitely give it something like +100% production on the projects, or make each completed project be twice as effective, as in 2 lightyears extra speed per turn instead of 1
     
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    I don't know if gardens qualify as wonders but this is the closet one to me called "Keukenhof Gardens".
    It is probarly closest thing near me that I could consider a wonder since it is one of Europe's biggest gardens and it does attract a lot of tourists.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keukenhof Wikipedia for more information
     
  10. tiamats4esgares

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    I live about an hour from West Baden Springs Motel. It's in West Baden Springs, IN, USA and I live in Evansville, IN. Can't think of anything closer that would be relevant.


     
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    I did forget to add one thing actually...
    Repels All Sharks!
     
  12. Alexander's Hetaroi

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    I would have never thought to include a local wonder but after what happened recently, it's at least well known now.
    TPC Plant

    By the way I'm back and safe and we were able to have Thanksgiving yesterday.
     
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    There is a wonder called Hanging Gardens after all. :mischief:
     
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  14. tiamats4esgares

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    I live kinda in the middle of nowhere, but I thought I'd do a couple wonders based on stuff that is SORTA close to me, that people would have heard of.

    I live about 3 hours away from:

    The Grand Ole Opry

    Must be built adjacent to a Theatre Square
    3 Great Works of Music slots
    1 Great Musician point per turn
    1 Gold
    Great Musicians idle (Asleep) on this tile provide +5 gold per turn to their city

    And I live about 3.5 hours away from:

    The Indy 500

    Must be built on flat land in a city with an Entertainment Complex
    2 Culture
    2 Tourism
    2 Gold
    Double Gold with Mass Media
    Double Gold with Radio
    Double Tourism with Professional Sports
    Double Tourism with Flight
    (So a max of 8 Tourism and 8 Gold with all 4)

    I live about 3 hours from the Gateway Arch, and I know it's already been mentioned, but here's my version of it:

    The Gateway Arch

    Must be built adjacent to a river that the capital city is NOT adjacent to
    2 Culture
    1 Gold
    1 Free settler
    Settlers produced in this city have +1 move and +1 sight
    Settlers cost 10% less to purchase with gold and faith in this city
     
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    London Luton Airport
    Bonuses:
    • Acts acts as an Aerodome district with the bonuses of a hanger and an airport building.
    • +50% tourism in all of your cities on the same continent as this city to all civilizations on the same continent as this city.
    • +4 Amenities and +4 production to this city.
    Requirements:
    • Must be palced on a hill.
    • City cannot already own an Aerodome district.
    • Unlocked at advanced flight.
    London Luton Airport is a pretty popular airport among commerical-airline fanatics for it's budget airlines that go all over Europe.





    Luton Hat Factory
    Bonuses:
    • Provides 4 unique Straw Hats luxury resources that provide +4 ammenities each.
    • +1 production to all wheat tiles in your empire.
    • +2 culture.
    • Once mass media is developed, +2 great work slots.
    Requirements:
    • Must be built next to a industrial zone.
    • City must contain a workshop.
    Once the hub for most of Europe's staw hats, now the building is a theatre and the main offices for the town's culture trust.
     
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  16. Karpyan

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    Mine would be the Chinggis Khan Statue
    45 min drive away from home

    Medieval
    Bonuses:

    • Grants a free Ordu in the city where built
    • +25 XP for all Keshig
    • +2 culture
    • +2 production to Keshig
    • Chinggis1.jpg Chinggis2.jpg
     
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  17. Gedemo

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    I am surrounded by castles, I suppose they are already represented by the unique improvement of Catherine de Medici (she lived in one of them):









    Otherwise I also have a kind of leonardo's workshop (this is where he died):


    For a natural wonder, I will choose the wellknown loire valley


    but the closest is this funny one:

    the Petrifying caves of Savonnières

    In Savonnières, underground seepage waters are extremely loaded with calcium carbonate. It is from the middle of the nineteenth century that man has managed to tame these active and abundant waters to develop an unusual craft which only nature is the instigator: Petrification. By an extraordinary alchemy the water, laden with limestone, slowly trickles over the objects deposited under the natural cascades and covers them with a calcite enriched with silica crystals which gives them a sparkling aspect. It takes about 1 year of patience to get a sufficient layer of calcite. Otherwise it is a banal cave with stalagmites, stalagtites and an underground lake.



     
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    Hello - here is Germany.
    Not to much to mention in my area, but this is old....

    Einhardsbasilika built from 824 - 827
    Carolingian basilika

    And grave stone:
    „QVI SOLU(S) MISERV(M) MUNDAS DE CRIMINE SECLVM. QUEM TEGIT HEC PETRA IVBEAS EVADERE CVNCTA. MORTIS. SUPLICIA S(AN)C(T)IS ET VIUDERE PRESTA HIC QU…TIS FUERAT SP(IRITU).“

    Probably give some faith and of course contains on relic (The legs of Pertus and Marcellinus)
    Give relics extra Tourism

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    (Thank for the Pictures to Roland Meinecke, This file is licensed under the Creative Commons ‘Attribution-NonCommercial-NonDerivative 3.0 (US)’)

     
  19. Ebitdadada

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    I live in Chicago. Here we go:

    McDonalds World Headquarters
    • Unlocks with Globalization
    • Must be built in the Suburbs then moved adjacent to city center 40 years later to attract a “young, hip” workforce.
    • -4 food in all cities
    • +5 gold per city in allied civilizations
    Navy Pier
    • Must be built on a lake tile adjacent to city center
    • Unlocks with Industrialization
    • +1 Amenities in all cities within 12 tiles
    • - 4 amenities in the city it is built in
    • Can build Buba Gump Shrimp on wonder. -5% culture in all cities. Provides no benefits.
    University of Chicago
    • Unlocks at Economics, must be built adjacent to a Neighborhood and a Lake tile
    • Effects:
    • -1 amenity (rated least fun / hardest university in the United States)
    • +5% Culture + 5% Science + 5% Gold
    • +10 Great Merchant Points per turn
    • Immediately spawns the Great Merchant Milton Friedman. Effects depend on your personal political beliefs
    Millennium Park
    • Unlocks with Social Media
    • Must be built adjacent to city center and a lake.
    • +2 amenities in this city
    • +2 Appeal all tiles in this city
    • +10 tourism +5 culture
    • Adjacent tiles become 400% more expensive to purchase.
     
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  20. sdtum21

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    This would be mine - the Ashton Memorial. Not sure what it'd do in-game like, :crazyeye:
     
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