Exploring Second Life – Sunday tours

Sometimes I do get time for exploring Second Life like last Sunday. It was quiet, none of the family around. So instead of hanging around in one of our clubs, I opened the “Living in a Modemworld”-blog from Inara Pey and visited some of her recommendations. And it was worth the time and worth sharing some pictures as a teaser for you to visit as well.

Metmorphosis Escher

Metmorphosis Escher

I started my Sunday tour with art (https://modemworld.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/metamorphosis-looking-through-the-eyes-of-escher/). This artful, mostly held in black and white installation by Beq Janus was inspired by M.C. Escher, a Dutch graphic artist, who is famous for his impossible constructions. I recommend reading in Wikipedia about him. Back to SL, where you can walk through virtual art, where you can see it from different angels, in different lights and explore all 3 dimensions. Beq translated Escher’s work into all three dimensions – just as looking with his eyes. Here is the landmark: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Quarry%20Hill/229/118/4001.
It is temporady art, gone in a few months, irrecoverable. And pictures can just capture 2 dimensions. But they can revive memories.

Diomita meets M.C. Escher

Diomita meets M.C. Escher

Forever Dreams

Forever Dreams

My second stop on my Sunday tour was Caladan http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Forever%20Dreams/217/75/31. It is sort of a demo for landscaping and gardening in Second Life. Antinéa (antinea.torok) offers to decorate other sims. But you can also jsut enjoy this garden, the beauty of Second Life and relax. That’s what I did. The sim is simply beautiful. I sat down, relaxed and watched the fountains, enjoyed the  colorful garden. Truely a place to cuddle, talk and recover and to let your thoughts wander. Also see: https://modemworld.wordpress.com/2015/03/24/caladan-tranquility-in-an-indian-garden/

Diomita enjoying Forever Dreams

Diomita enjoying Forever Dreams

20150329 The Trace Too_002My last stop was a particular one for me: The Trace too. (https://modemworld.wordpress.com/2015/03/22/returning-to-a-second-life-watercolour/). It is, as I know now, the second sim that Kylie Jaxxon created. And her first one is gone. Visiting “The Trace” was for me like travelling to the US East coast with a few mouseclicks. Kylie brought memories alive. When you walk along the beach and see the lovely huts overlooking the sea, it invites you to sit down and inhale the atmosphere. The environement sound is perfect. I could sit hours in a lounging chair and just watch the scenery. I truly enjoyed Kylie’s sim. Here’s the landmark to go there: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Trace%20Too/38/121/32

A visit to the East coast: The Trace Too

A visit to the East coast: The Trace Too

The Trace Too: At the beach

The Trace Too: At the beach