Next door to me is Miss SpinWeaver Radmussen's charming cottage, nestled just in front of the cliff that separates the "upper" and "lower" parts of the Downs.
Sadly, the Steampunk Resource Centre, run by my friend Miss Sea Beaumont, is closing at the end of the month, which will leave a large hole in the Downs, both literally and figuratively. For the last few weeks, Miss Beaumont has returned the "Angel of the North" statue that graced the original design of the Centre.
Miss Jillian Vayandar has opened an apothecary shop near her house in Glengarry, by the Downs border. As the sign notes, the shop sells Lord MacKenzie's Awesome Sauce - and with those ingredients, how could it fail to live up to its name?
The exterior of the Ridge Apothecary Shoppe:
The former Qork property has been acquired by a M. Mariya Obolensky (any relation to Doctor G. Obolensky of New Babbage?) and M. Aurigon Draconia.
Up the hill, toward SouthEnd, stands the residence of Sargent O'Hanlon, complete with chickens, bringing a more rustic flair to the Downs.
Miss Anna Darwinian is endeavoring to continue the project of the late Mr. Qork, collecting photographs from our typists that showcase their countries.
Mr. Chance Tryce has a fine estate near the air park:
Finally, Mr. Monty Streusel has converted his estate to house Monty's Paintings (one must enter his house and then TP to his gallery far above to see his SL photographs for sale).