Simploring 2020 (34) New Brighton

I picked New Brighton from SL Destinations. The picture and the blogpost from Faithless Babii “Virtual Tourist – New Brighton (Plus Dollarbie)” tempted me to visit myself. New Brighton is a moderate full region owned by Bernard Herzog. The landmark description contains the tags” New Brighton Pier, The Seagull Arcade, Brighton, England, UK, Britain, roads, scooters, shops, galleries, beach, diving, hot air balloon, jetboats, bumpercars, UFOs, HAUNTED MANSION!” That sounds fun, doesn’t it?

In the New Brighton group, that I joined for the visit, I found more information: “Occasional news of events and developments on New Brighton island. Wear the group tag to drive the fabulous Neuspa 4×4 land/sea/air vehicle, fly the hot air balloons and  helicopters, race the jetboats. Enjoy!
IM Bernard Herzog if you have any problems here or would like to rent some space. Spammers will get mashed and extended idle chit-chat will be firmly clamped down on – eventually.
And furtheron there’s a website for New Brighton.

My visit began at the landing on the beach where you can start your tour with a balloon ride. I was tempted to do that but to drive the balloon you need to grab a HUD that looked quite complex to me and I had not the time to study it. I came here to see New Brighton! Of course I first went by the historic carousel and then went to the pier. I have been in Brighton quite some decades ago as a teenager and my memories are almost gone. But I do remember the famous pier (or did I see it often enough?). Anyway it looks great and is a real eye catcher not only in the physical world but also here in Second Life.

Impressions of New Brighton (1) – at the balloon / the merry-go-round / at the pier

The big building on the pier hosts a theatre / club room / bar and does look quite historic also from the inside. At the end of the pier is a blue submarine UFO with which you can go on a sea exploring tour. Once again I shied back from getting a according suit and instructions and continued my visit instead. There’s a second pier with a little art installation. Next to it are also pictures of the art installation in the physical world. Unfortunately I didn’t find additional information about it.

Impressions of New Brighton (2) – the historic pier (upper left shows the building in reality)

I looked at the stores, bars and entertainment lined-up along the promenade and found a sign “Dungeon”. Under the sign you find a board that provides the landmark to the “Haunted Mansion” that is mentioned in the tags. I didn’t go there yet. Instead I continued my visit with the skylift, maybe the other attraction of New Brighton beside the historic pier building itself. I went up with the elevator and took a parachute for my way back. That was fun!

Impressions of New Brighton (3) – the UFO / the theatre / the art installtion

Did I mention that there’re a lot of activities offered in New Brighton? One is flying an helicopter and I did that. The flight was great and I explored New Brighton from the air, great. I flew to above the town to the other side, where you fined a lovely beach and some beach houses. You can rent some of the townhouses was well as the beach houses. Unfortunately one of these houses was protected by a security orb that I couldn’t see flying with the helicopter and I was ejected from my helicopter and landed on the beach.

Impressions of New Brighton (4) – Entertainments along the promenade / the skylift

I looked around and have to say – it looks nice. I sat down in a lounger and enjoyed the view, when Mistress Jenny came inworld. I asked her to join me as I wanted to show her New Brighton, knowing that she had been there in RL not that long ago. We went to the pier first.

Impressions of New Brighton (5) – exploring by helicopter / at the beach / Mistress Jenny and Diomita at the beach, at the pier and as royals

Diomita: “The big skylift and the art object must be like in reality
Mistress Jenny: “It is based on the place called Brighton on the south coast, it has some very authentic pieces, not in the correct places though. The tower looks great but it would be 2 Km down the coast this way and not the other side of the pier. The merry go round with the horses is exactly correct, and the shops next to it are penny arcades in RL too. The promenade would continue for about 1 km with a few bars at the lower level. Let me find a picture from my visit – and one from up the tower just after sunset.

Impressions of New Brighton (6) – Pictures of Mistress Jenny’s visit to Brighton, UK (upper left 2 pictures) / Mistress Jenny and Diomita simploring together

Mistress and I fun and I took a picture from us as Royals. We went up the tower together again and Mistress Jenny told me that there’s a bar in the real tower and you can buy Champagne for the ride. Mistress tried riding a pogo stick and together we had another tour with the helicopter – this time I crashed violating another protection zone above the townhouses *laughs*

A great place to have fun! Thank you very much Bernard for sharing New Brighton pulicly. Mistress Jenny and I enjoyed our visit a lot. I might visit again just for the fun and try out the activities I hadn’t time to try out yet.

Landmark to New Brighton
New Brighton website
Faithless Babii blogpost “Virtual Tourist – New Brighton (Plus Dollarbie)”

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bernard Herzog
    May 01, 2020 @ 23:35:02

    Thanks for the great review dio. I’m glad you enjoyed your visit, despite the over-sensitive security!
    It’s not 100% accurate – that would take a lot of sims and a lifetime to build!
    The UFO is not meant to be a submarine, but I understand why you might have had difficulty with the controls. 😉 If you have the patience needed you can have some good battles with other UFOs (they shoot each other down), blow up the donut on the smaller pier (or groin), or blast your way through planets up in the sky. I will be making some changes to the pier soon and you should come to one of our legendary shows.
    Come back soon!


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