Simploring 2017 (93) New Greenland

Sunday, November 19th, I had the opportunity for a longer simploring tour. And I knew where to go to. I read Inara Pey’s blog entry “A vision of Greenland in Second Life” the day before and was already curious to see IASWAS Groenland Kangamiut. IASWAS? That rings a bell. “It All Starts With A Smile” seems to be kind of a brand for sims created by Kaelyn Alecto. In 2016 I visited IASWAS as a tropical island (read here) and in colourful Autumn (read here).

Let’s start with the landmark description:
“This is Greenland !!
With its typical colorful houses, fishing harbour, ice landscapes, frosted atmosphere and the sound of the bitter wind .. We tried to be original and as realistic as possible, while keeping a small part of fantasy of course. Have fun!”

Pictures and Information about Kangaamiut, Greenland

And this is Kangamiut: “Kangaamiut, Greenland, is located on an island off the coast of Davis Strait between mouths of two long fjords. To the south is the long and twisted Kangerlussuatsiaq Fjord and to the north is the Kangaamiut Kangerluarsuat Fjord. The mouth of the long Kangerlussuaq Fjord is located approximately 26 kilometers (16 mi) north of the island. It has a population of about 350 people (2013) (source wikipedia).
I found a lot of pictures of Kangaamiut on the internet. It looks really lovely and picturesque, I personally think – as long as you don’t have to live and to work for living there.

November 19th: Arriving at IASWAS Groenland Kangamiut

A visit to IASWAS Groenland Kangamiut (please note … Groenland instead of Greenland and Kangamiut instead of Kangaamiut) starts at a fountain in the center of the village. The first impression I had was really overwhelming – really beautiful! The village melts perfectly into the selected background. And on the first view it looks like the real village – colourful within the rough environment.

November 19th: IASWAS Groenland Kangamiut = New Greenland (1)

I spent more than an hour exploring and the more I explored and discovered the more I liked IASWAS Groenland Kangamiut. Kangaamuit provided the idea and the layout but the detail is fantasy, I think more than a small part is fantasy. Most houses are furnished and decorated into the last detail. And the decoration, some buildings and the harbour reminded me strongly of New England. There’s the New England church, the New England covered bridge, there’s the christmas decoration, there’s the furniture inside the houses, there’re the billposters for Connecticut and New England Lobster, the creels, there’s the cosy cafe and the music store and much more. But don’t get me wrong – I love it!
Because it Looks that much like a place in New England, I selected as a title for this post: “New Greenland” 🙂

November 19th: IASWAS Groenland Kangamiut = New Greenland (2)

But there’s more to discover and to do. If you walk a bit outside of the village you’ll find moose and penguins (!), you can sit by a campfire or relax in a sauna. You can go sledding or you can go up into the hot-air balloon to enjoy the view on IASWAS Groenland Kangamiut. Or you visit the station with the signpost pointing to every metropol. The beauty of Kanagmiut in Second Life unlocks with the view on it from farer away as well as with the little details, like the three puppies watching tv in one of the houses.

November 19th: Impressions of IASWAS Groenland Kangamiut (1)

November 19th: Impressions of IASWAS Groenland Kangamiut (2)

My visit to IASWAS Groenland Kangamiut was a perfect start into the Winter season in Second Life as well as in RL and into my Sunday. It conjured more than one smile in my face. Thank you so much for creating it and for providing it to the public, Kaelyn Alecto!

I took Mistress Jenny to IASWAS Groenland Kangamiut the following day and gave her a short tour. We had in particular fun sledding together. Yes, I know, we weren’t really dressed for Winter *winks*

November 20th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at IASWAS Groenland Kangamiut

Landmark to IASWAS Groenland Kangamiut
Inara Pey’s blog post “A vision of Greenland in Second Life”

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kaelyn Alecto
    Dec 01, 2017 @ 22:23:53

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful post and so many incredible pictures! I’m so glad you enjoyed exploring and that you indeed got a few smiles from it. I’d say mission accomplished!


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