Diary (79) – simploring tour

Monday night, August 15th, was unusal as none of our slaves was online. That doesn’t happen often. I went roaming while I was alone and checked old landmarks of places that I visited and wrote about in this blog one year ago under the tag “exploring sims in Second Life” but they were gone in the meanwhile. Once again I experienced that the virtual world is steadily changing and you have to find a way to keep your memories. Finally I ended visiting BarDeco again, which I wrote about in February. The sim hasn’t changed but I discovered a gazebo with a nice animation for a singer. I don’t know if it was already there in February. Anyway, I enjoyed my second visit.

August 15th: A second visit to BarDeco -  Diomita singing (good that you can't hear me!)

August 15th: A second visit to BarDeco – Diomita singing (good that you can’t hear me!)

Also in February I visited High Water. This landmark was still active but the sim is gone – now it is “Port of Serenity“, owned by RavenSword Skytower. The landmark is described as follows “Come and visit our little spot of Serenity. Apartments for rent , house for rent, Pizza Parlor , Bowling Alley , Shopping , Shops for rent , Diner , Antiques Store , Coffee Shop . Skymenna Gallery and photostudio. Avatar Shapes , static poses , mesh item“.
I landed at a memorial and found out later talking with RavenSword that he build the memorial for two friends that he lost. You come across the connections between RL and SL often and I saw memorials before but this one touched me for what reason ever.

August 15th: The Mmmorial for George E. Tungsten and Sir Ven (Sean Estes) at Port of Serenity

August 15th: The Mmmorial for George E. Tungsten and Sir Ven (Sean Estes) at Port of Serenity

Port of Serenity is small town and build quite professionally. It is fun to walk around and explore it. There shall be a bowling arena soon and I should keep that in mind as I love doing that in Second Life every once in a while.

August 15th: Impressions of Port of Serenity (1)

August 15th: Impressions of Port of Serenity (1)

August 15th: Impressions of Port of Serenity (2)

August 15th: Impressions of Port of Serenity (2)

Landmark to BarDeco:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hot%20Bodies/228/24/25
BarDeco in this blog:
https://themaurers.me/2016/02/14/a-visit-to-bardeco/

Landmark to Port of Serenity:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/High%20Water/18/241/23

I ended my simploring tour when Jenny came online. She allowed me to wear my small jewelery collar and we went clubbing, first at Mesmerize Dungeon, then at The Secret House. And still none of our subs and slaves were around, hence we chatted and looked around before retreating early. Here is a picture of us from Monday night because I simply like it.

August 15th: Mrs. & Mrs. Maurer - two dommes

August 15th: Mrs. & Mrs. Maurer – two dommes

A visit to BarDeco

Feb 12th Visiting BarDeco: The BarDeco seen from the waterfront

Feb 12th Visiting BarDeco: The BarDeco seen from the waterfront

Another simploring post. Friday, Feb 12th, I visited BarDeco. I came across it once again by following Inara Pey’s blog “Visiting The Village in Second Life“. She herself was referring to another blog where BarDeco is described: Pearl Grey’s “Million Happy Endings ~ a sometimes intrepid exploration of a virtual world“. Pearl Grey (aka. riverpearl) simply titeled her post “BarDeco_ Secret Garden” and she saw it in winter.  The owner of BarDeco, Dandy Warhlol (terry.fotherington), himself wrote about BarDeco “a small village on the water where you can stroll beside the sea in a Zen atmosphere and relaxed – a drink and listen to the music of the best DJs in SL at Bardeco“.

Feb 12th Visiting BarDeco: Arriving in the middle of nowhere

Feb 12th Visiting BarDeco: Arriving in the middle of nowhere

When you arrive at BarDeco you seem to be in the middle of nowhere. Some derailed freight waggons, fog, a muddy road …. nothing for my heels. Good that we’re in Second Life where your shoes don’t get dirty! Following the road your first thought is that you’re in a ghost town where the nature has reconquered the land. But there are lights and when you take a closer look you see a chapel with light in it and you see that people are living here – at least in some houses. The chimney of one house is smoking, the illuminated advertising of a night club is still working, only the Motel seems really really abandoned.

Feb 12th Visiting BarDeco: Diomita drinking a coffee at the BarDeco

Feb 12th Visiting BarDeco: Diomita drinking a coffee at the BarDeco

And there is BarDeco itself. You can see that it is still alive. And according to one visitor who I met there there are a regular music events (according to the owner the best DJ’s in SL). I sat down and had a coffee before I continued my discovery at the waterfront. Here you can find really nice places to sit. Just imagine the sun would shine. The whole atmosphere of BarDeco is quite dense, somehow sad and suppressive and the foggy windlight setting (don’t change that) adds to it. But when the sun came out I could get a first impression how nice BarDeco could be.

Feb 12th Visiting BarDeco: With a bit of sunshine everything looks immediately a bit more promising instead of suppressive

Feb 12th Visiting BarDeco: With a bit of sunshine everything looks immediately a bit more promising instead of suppressive

I walked along the old industry site where it is dirty and a bit scary until I reached the chapel again, where I ended my visit. This sim once again proves what is possible in SL and how creative People are. Thank you Dandy Warhlol for providing BarDeco for us!

Feb 12th Visiting BarDeco: Walking along the old industry road

Feb 12th Visiting BarDeco: Walking along the old industry road

Landmark “BarDeco”:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hot%20Bodies/228/24/25

Related link in Inara Pey’s Living in a Modemworld blog:
http://modemworld.me/2016/02/12/visiting-the-village-in-second-life/

Related link in Pearl Grey’s Million Happy Endings blog:
https://millionhappyendings.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/bardeco_-secret-garden/