Simploring 2019 (120) Winter’s Hollow

For my simploring tour on Friday, November 22nd, I selected “Winter’s Hollow“. I had a chat with Annie (Anniebrightstar), who runs scoop.it SL Destinations, and we talked about the upcoming season. Some of the places that I visited in Autumn have changed into Winter dreamslands already or are going to change soon. And Annie recommended a visit to Winter’s Hollow to me. And it really was worth a visit!

Winter’s Hollow – overview

Winter’s Hollow is a moderate homestead owned and designed by Stella Mahogany. It is one of these wonderful Winter dreamlands, just beautiful and perfect for taking pictures. The island has the shape of an horseshoe and is embedded perfectly in a winter sim surround. The landing point is almost in the center close to to Christmas shop and a nice gazebo overlooking the bay. Along the shore is a nice promenade. I walked along this promenade until I reached a modern café and restaurant with large windows to enjoy the view. Nearby you can walk over a wooden footbridge to a romantic gazebo on a small island. Close to the cafe is a train station, which provides another great motif for taking pictures.

Winter’s Hollow – the gazebo by the shore, the café, the romantic gazebo on the small Island, the train station

After visiting the train station I walked a bit off road and reached a residential house that is secured by ban lines. I assume it is the private home of Stella. Right next to her house is a modern lodge, fully furnished and open to the public. It looks very cosy inside and from the balcony you have a great view over Winter’s hollow. At the entrance to the lodge is a dog sledge, again a nice motif but I wasn’t dressed for it.

Winter’s Hollow – in and outside of the lodge

Behind the lodge is another building that is used a ballroom. There’s a piano and an intan for dancing animation. That’s a real nice place for parties. Outside I found another sledge to sit and enjoy. Close to the ballroom is a covered bridge (did I ever mention how much I like these?). And if you walk over it you can watch penguins have fun sliding down a hill and jumping into the cold water.

Winter’s Hollow – the ballroom, the covered bridge and the penguins sliding downhill

There are more details to discover. You find horses, deer, birds and goose. You can visit the carousel or simply sit down and enjoy a view. I like that Winter’s Hollow is not too packed with Christmas stuff. Hence it is not kitchy at all. On my further simploring tour I met a guy taking pictures who immediately convinced me to model for him *winks*. Acutally it is a mesh statue  of a tourist but I couldn’t refrain to interpret it my way.

Winter’s Hollow – the sledge behind the ballroom, the private house of Stella, the penguins sliding downhill and peaceful horses

At the end of my tour I came to a big building looking like a cathedral from far away. In fact it is a residential building, maybe it is a deconsecrated cathredal. It is furnished with love for the detail and the high room with the high windows has its own charm. Close to this “residential cathedral” is a small lighthouse, another great background for taking pictures. And don’t miss the puffin colony next to the lighthouse.

Winter’s Hollow – the carousel, a deer searching food, the christmas shop and the tourist taking pictures of me

 

Winter’s Hollow – the residential cathedral, the lighthouse and Diomita with a puffin

Winter’s Hollow is a great place for Winter. The landmark’s description is inviting:
Pull on your warmest jacket & gloves and find one of the many cozy spots to sit and get warm as the snow gently drifts to the ground or wander through the covered bridge to warm up dancing with your significant other.
I enjoyed my visit a lot!
Thank you Stella Mahogany for providing your place to the public. I appreciate it.

Landmark to Winter’s Hollow
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/0%200%20Adorable/126/139/23

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Stella Mahogany
    Dec 04, 2019 @ 14:07:38

    I cannot thank you enough for such a wonderful article about the sim! It was a huge pleasure building it knowing the whole time I was intending it to be used by the public and just hoped it had a little something for everyone. I really do appreciate all you wrote and your amazing photos, thank you very much!!! ❤ Stella

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