Khaled

Friday late afternoon I found time for simploring again. Not surprising that I followed one of Inara’s latest advices again posted under the title “Visiting an eternal corner of Second Life“. What I learned there is that Khaled is Arabic and means eternal (look it up on Wikipedia: Khalid)

My landing in Khaled was quite wet. I landed a few meters away of the beach –  in the water. After looking about I met Now Edit (cambiamento.radikal), the owner of Khaled, on the beach where he was setting up the waves and complained that he couldn’t get them to look like he wanted them to look. I said hello to him and we had a short, nice chat. I didn’t want to disturb him as I know that building need some focussing and I also wanted to discover the island. He was very friendly and polite and welcomed me to explore his sim. His way of welcoming visitors is also expressed in the landmark description of Khaled: “This island was born to be a reference point for blogger. An island with open rez (60 minutes auto return), free pose balls, games and vehicles. If you like best of your stay. Recommend us in your photos, tags and picks the profile. Thank you.”

June 10th: A visit to Khaled - Meeting Now Edit (cambiamento.radikal)

June 10th: A visit to Khaled – Meeting Now Edit (cambiamento.radikal)

June 10th: A visit to Khaled - at the beach

June 10th: A visit to Khaled – at the beach

June 10th: A visit to Khaled - Overview

June 10th: A visit to Khaled – Overview

I first walked along the beach which has some nice spots to sit down and just enjoy. From here you see another small island and what seems to be mainland and mountains in the background. The island is connected to the mainland with a stone bridge. At the end of the beach I walked up some rocks and reached the high plateau of the island that is covered with high trees. A rugged cobbled path leads you to the quite modern lodge in the middle of the island. From here you also see a folly through the trees, something that not really fits to the rest of the island on the first glance. Inside there is a big mess, lots of books, a telescope and an old lounger. It looks like a place to retreat and to dive into another world.

June 10th: A visit to Khaled - the cabin

June 10th: A visit to Khaled – the cabin

June 10th: A visit to Khaled - the folly

June 10th: A visit to Khaled – the folly

I continued and walked along the cobbled path, that definitively wasn’t build for my plateau high heels. I should wear sneakers for simploring. Across the bridge there’s an old goods station and the rest of a farm. There’s a freight train in the goods station and the railway vanishes in 2 tunnels. I walked around a bit and discovered how perfectly Now Edit has embedded this place into a sim surround. It takes some time to see where the sim ends. Well done! Close to the goods station is also a pier where you can rezz a boat and make a tour to see Khaled from the water. Here are some impressions of the goods station.
June 10th: A visit to Khaled - at the goods station (1)

June 10th: A visit to Khaled – at the goods station (1)

June 10th: A visit to Khaled - at the goods station (2)

June 10th: A visit to Khaled – at the goods station (2)

June 10th: A visit to Khaled - at the goods station (3)

June 10th: A visit to Khaled – at the goods station (3)

June 10th: A visit to Khaled - exploring from the water

June 10th: A visit to Khaled – exploring from the water

As Inara mentioned, there’s also a secret to discover – a big cave with a tunnel system. Actually I went into every edge and room of the cave to see if there’s anything else, but during my visit there was nothing. In the meanwhile Now Edit came to the cave. I asked him about the cave and what he plans to do with it. He has no particular use for it so far and was about to rezz some bats, rats and a skeleton. So maybe I should return for Halloween? I would use the caves for a different purpose and those who know me might have an idea *winks*.

June 10th: A visit to Khaled - Meeting Now Edit (cambiamento.radikal) in the cave

June 10th: A visit to Khaled – Meeting Now Edit (cambiamento.radikal) in the cave

Khaled is for sure worth a visit and I will return just to see which little details Now Edit (cambiamento.radikal) has added. It is rare to feel so welcomed like I felt in Khaled. Thank you Now!

Landmark “Khaled”:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lennox/110/144/22

Related link in Inara Pey’s Living in a Modemworld blog:
https://modemworld.me/2016/06/09/visiting-an-eternal-corner-of-second-life/

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  1. Trackback: Diary (63) June 10th – June12th | Diomita and Jenny Maurer's Blog

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