Thursday, March 31, 2011

Forest of Samhain

One of several sims on a theme of elves or fairies, with stone circles
Forest of Samhain

and trees that are alive in surprising ways...
Forest of Samhain

There are a few hideaways to explore, cuddling places... and a few other surprises...
Forest of Samhain

The sim is rated mature
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Forest%20of%20Samhain/128/128/2

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What happened to the build "Time will tell..."?

I went to Dignity, the sim where I saw this build, "Time will tell..." and was so disappointed when I saw it was gone... I searched... and found it had moved to another sim, and went for a quick visit.

I am glad to report it still exist... the build has moved to XIV... It has changed a bit...
XIV

but for the best in my opinion. Go see it, it is well worth it.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/XIV/163/78/21
The sim is rated PG/General

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Apollo

When you land on Apollo, you are greeted by this statue of the fight between good and evil or the light and the dark, whichever way you want to see it...
Apollo

In some areas, the floor is carpeted with flowers...
Apollo

Secluded spots are strategically placed, sometimes in small clearings of deep forest, sometimes at the tip of capes jutting into the sea
Apollo

You can also sit in more open areas and watch the visitors go by...
Apollo

Various sky platforms or towers are also inviting dance floors...
Apollo

It is one of the better known romantic sim, a good place for relaxation and exploration.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Apollo/128/128/41
The sim is rated PG

Monday, March 28, 2011

Bentham Isles South -for sale

I got a notice from one of the groups I belong to that the Bentham sims were for sale. I had covered last month Bentham Hollow, so I figured I should cover at least one of the Forests... and I went to Bentham South Isles.
Bentham Isles South

I was not disappointed... It has the same care, the same feel as Bentham Hollow, but on a darker theme.
Bentham Isles South

Various quests await the visitor (I believe I counted a minimum of 4 quests)...
Bentham Isles South

but you can simply meander through the sim...
Bentham Isles South

or follow the path...
Bentham Isles South

Perhaps you feel watched?
Bentham Isles South

All in all, a great place to visit. It would be a shame if it disappeared.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bentham%20Isles%20South/33/34/22
The sim is PG/General

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Dream Sainte Lucie -NCftB Art Space

This art gallery showcases contemporary artists and some of the past Indonesian Maestros. Among the artists featured, Kraken Strazytski...
Dream Sainte Lucie

Tante Crazyboi...
Dream Sainte Lucie

Citta Wiskee...
Dream Sainte Lucie

and among the past artists, Sudjojono.
Dream Sainte Lucie

There is of course more to be seen... and I leave that up to you.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Dream%20Sainte%20Lucie/192/216/23
The sim is rated Mature/Moderate

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Mont Saint Michel

If you have not gone to the real Mont Saint-Michel, coming here will give you a good feel for it, without the real life exertion of climbing it. The narrow main street with the shops is very pretty...
Mont Saint Michel

other less known streets are worth the detour just for the view...
Mont Saint Michel


Many shops await the weary traveller...
Mont Saint Michel

The church spire dominates the land all around it.
Mont Saint Michel

The romanesque church itself is vast, and even for today is quite an architectural feat
Mont Saint Michel

Present on the sim, but not, as far as I am aware, under the real Mont-Saint-Michel, a buried flying saucer? futuristic industrial warehouse?
Mont Saint Michel

Other secrets and beautiful sights are to be found... Enjoy!

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Mont%20Saint%20Michel/170/29/21
The sim is rated Mature/Moderate

Friday, March 25, 2011

Insilico West

Insilico West is an intriguing built with a welcoming warm part, the mood well sustained with the use of space, colours and rich textures...
Insilico West

Insilico West

Insilico West

to another part that is very much darker, once more the atmosphere skillfully and beautifully evoked.
Insilico West

Insilico West

Insilico West

The city below as seen from one of several appartements.
Insilico West

It is a place for role-playing but I could not find any visitor tags, though the sim was relatively quiet when I visited it

http://slurl.com/secondlife/INSILICO%20WEST/120/36/3631
The sim is rated mature/moderate

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Kenroku -following the seasons

Being curious about the Japanese after the massive earthquake and tsunami, I've have been spending some time in Japanese sims... and this one in particular attracted my attention. It is semi-urban,

Kenroku

semi-parkland...
Kenroku

and with a calendar for those interested in the changing seasons, which I am, so I propose to return!!!
Kenroku

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Kenroku/128/128/2
The sim is rated PG

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Soni -build is gone

Soni, which I had visited in December, has had a makeover, so the petting zoo with all kinds of animals, the garden build...
Soni

all that is gone. It seems to be going towards a regular residential build.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ceilidh -unassuming fantasy

Ceilidh is an unassuming sim (part of a group of 23 sims) that endeared itself to me by its attention to details. It is semi-medieval, semi-fantasy,
Ceilidh

with several references to elves, in the library
Ceilidh

or in questions part of a game. The room of lost objects, in one of the castles, has a huge pile of socks pinned to the wall... is one of them yours?
Ceilidh

The chicken house was a wonderful find...
Ceilidh

Ceilidh

as was this carnivorous plant
Ceilidh

There are many other points of interest in the sim, go and enjoy it.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ceilidh/128/128/2
The sim is rated Mature/Moderate

Monday, March 21, 2011

Casablanca, Morocco

A reconstruction of Casablanca in Morocco, this sim showcases the Hassan II Mosque,
Casablanca

(a close-up of the tiles)
Casablanca

the marketplace,
Casablanca

Old City,
Casablanca

gardens,
Casablanca

cafe,
Casablanca

and beach. Some art from Kyle Child is also on display.
Casablanca

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Casablanca/132/99/26
The sim is rated Mature/Moderate

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Terra Toulouse -intriguing builds

I have visited this sim on a couple of occasions, enjoying the builds on offer. Some are for sale, others are there for the enjoyment of all, like this depiction of Venus.
Terra Toulouse

I had seen this statue in a few different spot, and finally found by accident, where it came from...
Terra Toulouse

The statue above and a few others can be found in the store Taarak Tower. The store caught my attention with other items he is selling such as this gate...
Terra Toulouse

this building...
Terra Toulouse

or this one.
Terra Toulouse

A few paintings by Mo Ames are also for sale.
Terra Toulouse

It just seemed like a different type of place, and I enjoyed visiting it.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Terra%20Toulouse/128/128/2
The sim is PG/General