Simploring 2020 (32) BKLYN

For my simploring tour on Thursday, March 26th, I picked BKLYN from scoop.it SL Destinations https://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations. BKLYN is a homestead rated general owned by Toxx Genest (toxxicshadow) and Billie (littlesquaw).

BKLYN – bird’s eye view revealing the way how the urban feeling is created

As the name already implies BKLYN is the abbreviation for Brooklyn, New York City. The sim is quite unique for the way it is built. The background is showing a skyline with many skyscrapers. BKLYN itself is surrounded by water, and extends into the background by one half of the Brooklyn bridge.

Impressions and urban scenes of BKLYN (1)

Inside BKLYN you feel like being in Brooklyn. You see the skyscapers in the background from everywhere and life is pulsating in the streets. It is dirty, there’re many worksites, still standing traffic, shops, corners you won’t like to be alone, it is noisy (turn ambient sound on!).

Impressions and urban scenes of BKLYN (2)

But it is not only the way BKLYN is built that makes it unique. I think I haven’t seen a place in Second Life yet with so many mesh figures to liven up the scenery. And the figures have the right size so you can easily mingle with them be it on the broadwalk or be it queing up at the cinema. There’s a quarter with Asian food and food stands with a restaurant. You also find a fully furnished bar and a foot store.

Impressions and urban scenes of BKLYN (3)

BKLYN is great for taking pictures of urban scenes – and I took many pictures. And there’s a lot to discover. I found a newspaper stand with several animations for example. Or have a closer look at the Asian food shops. Those stores that are not furnished but just facade have unique textures to look real.

Impressions and urban scenes of BKLYN (4)

The garbage bags, the noise, the traffic, the many people, the life on the streets, the tunnels, the big billboards, the road works, the yellow cabs, that all adds perfectly to the feeling of being in Brooklyn.

Impressions and urban scenes of BKLYN (5)

I enjoyed my one hour trip to BKLYN – a feast for a photographer, a great urban setting. Thank you very much, Toxx Genest (toxxicshadow) and Billie (littlesquaw) for sharing your place with the public!

Landmark to BKLYN
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Two%20Worlds/134/132/29
Flickr group
https://www.flickr.com/groups/14639771@N24

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