Dunkirk – La Digue du Braek

20161209-la-digue-du-break_001Once again I went simploring. A post in Inara’s blog caught my attention: “Walking La Digue du Braek in Second Life“. Industrial structures, cranes, rust, dirt, and black smoke are rare in Second Life. La Digue du Braek is the creation of Serene Footmann and his partner Jade Koltai. Serene Footman is alse the creation of Furillen which I visited in November (Furillen in Second Life). Like Furillen, La Digue du Braek is the Second Life version of a real place – it’s a long street at the harbour of Dunkirk, France. On one side of this road is a beach and just opposed to it is the harbour. You’ll find more Information about La Digue du Braek at the Furillen homepage.

La Digue du Break, Dunkirk, France (snapshot from https://furillen.org/la-digue-du-braek/)

La Digue du Braek, Dunkirk, France (snapshot from https://furillen.org/la-digue-du-braek/)

The contrasts at La Digue du Braek are really impressive. Beach, nature and the industrial harbour are just next to eachother. The Harbour suprises with two sided open containers, which are furnished as if someone is living there. Then there is a tower buildt of piled-up mobile homes. At the top of this tower you can seemingly touch the tall cranes. And there’s a big warehouse with oddities from all over the world. For example i saw a Christmas pyramid there. I can also recommend to just sit at the beach and inhale the atmosphere of La Digue du Braek.20161209-la-digue-du-break_01820161209-la-digue-du-break_019La Digue du Braek is a very different sim proving once again the variety of Second Life. It feels real at the first glance. Once you go exploring more in detail you can see more contrasts: the container ship with the dark smoke (hence in operation) and the car wrecks in the harbour, the containers with two open sides but used for living, the piled up mobile homes that look abandoned inside, the huge warehouse which is empty inside except some oddities. The contrasts make La Digue du Braek so different form the real spot, a form of art that is possible in Second Life.20161209-la-digue-du-break_020Landmark to La Digue du Braek
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Muppets%20Island/111/232/23
Inara Pey’s blog “Walking La Digue du Braek in Second Life”
https://modemworld.me/2016/12/04/walking-la-digue-du-braek-in-second-life/
Furillen homepage
https://furillen.org/la-digue-du-braek/

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