Simploring 2020 (12) Auld Lang Syne

For my simploring tour Friday, January 24th, I picked Auld Lang Syne from scoop.it SL Destinations, because the name of its creator sounded familiar to me. Auld Lang Syne is a homestead (rated PG) created and owned by Elo Moon (eloiseblake). I had visited her sim Highland Hills in 2019 (see Simploring 2019 (93) Highland Hills)

The landmark profile reads as follows: “We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne – Remote, rustic and occasionally peaceful. Visit the paths of auld and give a respectful nod to those long departed. Parts of Shetland, Orkney, and the Hebrides. Fàilte to The Scottish Isles.

Auld Lang Syne – overview

Fáilte is a Scotish word and means “welcome”.
“Auld Lang Syne” is a Scots-language poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song. It is well known in many countries, especially in the English-speaking world, its traditional use being to bid farewell to the old year at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. By extension, it is also sung at funerals, graduations, and as a farewell or ending to other occasions. (source Wikipedia)

 

Impressions of Auld Lang Syne (1) – around the landing point and the church

Auld Lang Syne is all you expect it to be after these introduction. It is a main island with a few smaller islands around it. The islands are rocky and to some extend forested. The landing is on a long rock that reaches out into the sea. From there you have a good overview over the islands.
I first visited the curch and then walked to the 6 residential houses. These houses are partly abandonned, partly inhabited. One house is occupied by cats, onviously Elo Moon has a weakness for cats *winks*. All houses are alike, set their inhabitants tried to make them look individual. For sure people who live here are not rich – but most probably nonetheless happy.

 

Impressions of Auld Lang Syne (2) – the residential hosues

In front of the houses is a pier with a fisher boat. From the pier you have a nice view on another island that I named “Hideaway island”. I rezzed a boat (there’s a boat rezzer) and rowed to the Hideaway island. There’s not much to see but some animals and forest. But there are a few places where you can sit and dream and enjoy the peace.

 

Impressions of Auld Lang Syne (3) – at the pier and visiting the Hideaway Island

Impressions of Auld Lang Syne (4) – the lighthouse, the Tower ruin and one of many graves spread around the islands

From the Hideaway Island I rowed to the Lighthouse, walked to the Tower ruin and over the bridge to the farm and Mill. You will find lots of hidden places with graves … “Visit the paths of auld and give a respectful nod to those long departed”.

Impressions of Auld Lang Syne (5) – the farm, the mill and the ruins

I finally visited the ruins, a very peaceful romantic spot. I sat down and enjoyed.

Auld Lang Syne is a very nice, rural setting. A place to visit and to enjoy the peace, to wind down and chill – and maybe to dream a little bit. Thank you Elo Moon (eloiseblake) for creating this sim and in particular for sharing it publicly.

Landmark to Auld Lang Syne
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isles%20of%20Scotland/162/116/41

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Eloise Blake
    Feb 17, 2020 @ 15:01:26

    Thank you so very much Diomita. I am still really blown away that people like the region that much as to me it’s always a wee bit messy lol. ♥

    Reply

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