Simploring 2017 (55) Ash Falls

I came across Ash Falls by following Inara Pey’s Living in a modemworld blog. Just a few days ago she published her post about “Ash Falls in Second Life“. Ash Falls is a homestead sim build by Birdy Moone (silent halostar) and Leaf Moone (peyton darmoset) and owned by a group named Dirty.Pretty. The group and Ash Falls are freely open to the public until July, 31st 2017. Later the region will return to group access only and you’ll have to join the Dirty.Pretty group in order to visit Ash Falls.

The windlight setting of Ash Falls (Bryn Oh’s Mayfly) is quite dark and enhances the intended atmosphere of it. Ash Falls is a volcano island, the ground and in particular the large beach is covered by dark volcano ash sand. The vegetation is dominated by large conifers. The landing point is at the North West end of the U-shaped island. Along your way discovering Ash Falls you will find quite a lot, hidden corners to sit and mediate or to cuddle as well as terraces with nice views. At the other end of the island is a residental, modern home that looks occupied and in use. What else you will find? There’s an old quarry, obviously not in use and semi-flooded lightened by floating laterns. Not far from the quarry is outdoor cinema. The projector is still running but you won’t see a movie, just shadows on the broken wall that was once used as a screen. The sound of the projector together with the dark light creates a strange morbide atmosphere. And not far from the cinema is an old shack and barn. The modern truck in front of the farm indicates that someone is still living there. And there’s the large beach. Quite close to the water is a shed that is used as a coffee house and offers seating in and outside.

Ash Falls is outstanding and a great place to take pictures, to explore and to sit and watch. For me it looks like a long forgotten place that has been discovered by some people who made it their personal retreat. They buildt the new residential home and are just about to bring a bit of life back to the island. The dark windlight setting provides a particular atmosphere that fits perfect to the volcano character of the island. I took some pictures with more light, but then the mystic of the island is gone.

Ash Falls is worth a visit and I enjoyed my simploring tour. Thank you Leaf and Birdy Moone!

Landmark to Ash Falls
Inara Pey’s blog post about Ash Falls

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