Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dimrill Dale

This is a magnificent sim depicting pasture alongside a salt water marsh. It is part of a set of close to 10 sims of the Calas Galadhon Park. I will simply let the pictures speak for themselves...
Dimrill Dale

Dimrill Dale

Dimrill Dale

Dimrill Dale

Dimrill Dale

Dimrill Dale

Dimrill Dale

Dimrill Dale

It is definitely worth a visit. Explore, discover the resting places, dance with someone...

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Dimrill%20Dale/116/130/25
The sim is rated Mature/Moderate

Monday, May 30, 2011

WideWorld Paradise -Zed

This is a surrealist adventure inspired by the work of Magritte and Dali
WideWorld Paradise

I found the sim to be full of hidden spots...
WideWorld Paradise

rich in colours and textures...
WideWorld Paradise
WideWorld Paradise

and with a few dancing spots...
WideWorld Paradise

So many things to see or do!
WideWorld Paradise
WideWorld Paradise
WideWorld Paradise
WideWorld Paradise

http://slurl.com/secondlife/WideWorld%20Paradise/231/124/23
The sim is rated mature

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Mountain Cove -Eternal Mystical Garden

A friend brought me to this sim, and I loved it from the get go. It has rural scenes...
Mountain Cove

quiet cuddly spots...
Mountain Cove

wildlife...
Mountain Cove

sculptures as this one from Igor Ballyhoo...
Mountain Cove

as well as some from Julia Hathor, Fatima Ur, Nomasha Syaka... In addition, you can visit a sky platform, and this brings me to an observation about sl... that here too, just as in rl, places can be associated to bittersweet memories...
Mountain Cove

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Mountain%20Cove/138/154/27
The sim is rated Mature/Moderate

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Avilion: Medieval Fantasy Role Play Community

This is one of the oldest fantasy role play communities around (founded in 2006), populated by humans, faes and even dragons...
Avilion

The sim has many secrets alcoves...
Avilion

The forest has little underbrush but is not bare...
Avilion

Interesting sculptures adds a touch of culture to the sim...
Avilion

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Avilion/27/172/23
The sim is rated Mature/Moderate

Friday, May 27, 2011

Highland -Lycans' Asylum

This sim is a role-play sim for Lycans and related creatures though no-one was present during my visit. The sim is fairly well done, with houses in isolated settings...
Highland

The fog in low-lying areas adds to the threatening atmosphere.
Highland

In town, the underground subway leads to frightening tunnels under the mountain...
Highland

Various buildings, including the local church..., everything seems abandoned.
Highland

The feeling of desolation is well done.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Highland/156/73/32
The sim is rated Mature/Moderate

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Marina Del Mar -Red Desert

This is a fun desert to explore, free from the heat of the real ones....
Marina del Mar

Wildflowers are growing in a thick carpet... perhaps it rained here in the last week...
Marina del Mar

A thoughtful soul left ladders to climb the local peak!
Marina del Mar

You may wonder about the types of activities the local inhabitants are up to...
Marina del Mar

Horses seem to do well in the desert, perhaps thanks to the water present here and there.
Marina del Mar

And you can visit an old gold mine.
Marina del Mar

There is a photo gallery above that you may want to check.
Marina del Mar

I definitely enjoyed exploring the place!

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Marina%20Del%20Mar/15/165/21
The sim is rated Mature/Moderate

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cetus -gone

I visited Cetus at about the same time I had visited Locus. It felt like Cetus was where the creator of Locus was practising his craft. Cetus is now gone, I am not sure if it was planned all along... This picture below shows fairly clearly what the owner had explained to me, that he was using a picture (in this case that of a chest of drawers) and manipulating the image and using that as a texture to build.

Cetus

It was, I guess, the owner's sandbox, and is now gone.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sea Turtle Island -Music Island

This sim's function is to give live music and art performances. I have attended a few of those and truly enjoyed them.
Sea Turtle Island

The rest of the sim is a pleasant relaxing area to visit, like this picnic area.
Sea Turtle Island

Cabins or other concerts halls are hidden among the trees.
Sea Turtle Island

Sea Turtle Island

A Friends Church is also located on the sim.
Sea Turtle Island

http://slurl.com/secondlife//53/14/22
The sim is PG/G

Monday, May 23, 2011

Verdigris -Inventions of a curious mind

The text of the sim says, among other things: "Come and experience this unique village filled with fantasy." And the author of this text is right...
Verdigris

The village is nicely done...
Verdigris

Verdigris

The village viewed face on...
Verdigris

The fishing deck...
Verdigris

The textures used here in there are rich and exquisite...
Verdigris

Several shops sell unique items... at least none I had seen sold anywhere else...
Verdigris

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Verdigris/79/120/23
The sim is rated PG/General