Simploring 2019 (100) The Island That Is Not There

For my simploring tour on Tuesday, September 10th, I picked “The Island That Is Not There” from scoop.it SL Destinations, mostly because the name of it caught my attention immediately.

The Island That Is Not There is a moderate homestead, owned by a group with the same name. Founder of the group is Franz Markstein and many objects are owned by him, but I saw many other objects, mainly the houses, are owned by Coralile, who also has The Island That Is Not There in her picks. I even found some other owners. I suspect that Franz Markstein and Coralile are the main builders of The Island That Is Not There and most probably at least co-owning it.

The Island That Is Not There – bird eye overview

The landmark description fits to the name: “Second star to the right and straight on till morning, this is the way to the island that is not there.
There are no saints nor heroes, no hatred or violence, no thieves or soldiers, just fantasy. I agree with you, this is the island that is not there.

The Island That Is Not There consists of one main island, where the landing point is located and 2 smaller islands. One of the smaller islands is used as a party or event island, as there’s a dj’s desk and there’re dancing animations. The other smaller island is just large enough for one residential house, which is nicely furnished by the way. At this island you’ll find also a small beach. I named this island the cosy island.

Impressions of The Island That Is Not There (1) – main island

Exploring the main island and the many houses there is fun. All houses are furnished with an eye for little details. From every house you have a different view on the island and is is really peaceful. And yes I saw no soldier *winks*. I enjoyed having a look into almost all houses, trying out seats and I went to the cathredal ruins which is another great place for taking pictures.

Impressions of The Island That Is Not There (2) – cathedral ruins and cosy island

In the sea nearby The Island That Is Not There two yachts are sailing along the shores. You can easily get on board (just hoover your mouse above them and sit) and take some extraordinairy pictures or you can also just sit on the deck and enjoy the atmosphere. Also quite unusal is the plane flying over The Island That Is Not There. It does not move but you can get on board of it as well and take a selfie pretending you were flying it. i had fun doing so.

Impressions of The Island That Is Not There (3) – exploring and enjoying

The Island That Is Not There is there! It just doesn’t exist in the physical world, but it does exist in the virtual world of Second Life. The name reminded me that we retreat into our own virtual world when we explore and socialize in Second Life. For me persoanlly this escape is very helpful to load my batteries and at least the impressions and memories I gather virtually are very real for me and part of my real life. We should aspire to make the physical world a bit more like Second Life (ok, without teleporting and flying, but I’m open for that as well!)

Impressions of The Island That Is Not There (4) – the party Island and enjoying the peace

Thank you for creating The Island That Is Not There and for sharing it with the public, Franz Markstein. I had a great time visiting.

Landmark to The Island that is not there
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Wonderland/153/83/29

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