Diomita’s flickr account

After publishing my post about “Dya’s scent of the Caribbean” (read here)  Dya OHare asked me to share my pictures on flickr. The picture on this blog can be downloaded but I am aware that the quality isn’t very high. I had to downsize the pictures in order to limit my costs for WordPress and not to pay even more than I do pay right now. For this reason you also see mostly 4 pictures grouped to one picture in this blog. For more than 8 years I publish the full size pictures on my deviant Art account here and over the time I uploaded more than 11,000 pictures on deviant Art.

Nonetheless I decided to open a flickr account as well for the pictures of “Dya’s scent of the Caribbean”, and yesterday I added my pictures of “Elephants by Cica Ghost” (read here). Today I added my pictures of “A Favela” as well.

Flickr is limited to 1,000 pictures. I intend to publish mainly the pictures of my simploring tours on flickr and when I reach 1,000 pictures the older pictures will be deleted. The more kinky pictures of the diary entries will be published on my dA account only.

Here is the link to my flickr account: https://www.flickr.com/photos/188414948@N07/

Simploring 2020 (35) Dya’s scent of the Caribbean

On Friday, April 17th, I got a message from Dya OHare. I had visited her sim “Dya’s Abandoned Vacation Spot :)” end of February 2020 (read here). Dya told me that she remodeled her place and invited me to get over to see it. I went there the very next day, Saturday, April 18th.

The moderate homestead, that is owned and designed by Dya OHare is called “Dya’s scent of the Caribbean” now. The landmark description gives away what to expect: “Feel the good vibes and the rhythm of Reggae. Long beaches, romantic spots and various places for photographers. Good place for biker and horseman. Everyone is welcome 🙂

Impressions of Dya’s scent of the Caribbean (1) – the town

The landing is admist a Caribbean town, you hear the some reggae music in the background. The town itself is just how I picture a Caribbean town, a bit dirty, colourful, a bit torn down and full of life. There’re a lot of details to be discovered.

Impressions of Dya’s scent of the Caribbean (2) – Motel / Chapel / Slums / a waterfall

I left the town and followed the road passing a motel and a chapel. Up on the hill are a few shacks where the Jamaicans themself life. You sense their poverty. Did I say Jamaicans? Well, Dya’s scent of the Caribbean does refer to Jamaica. She told me that she’d been there and that she added two places from the physcial world to her sim. One of these places is the “blue lagoon”, where I went to next. Just compare the pictures from the lagoon in RL with the one in SL. I assume it is the turquoise colour of the water that is that outstanding.

Impressions of Dya’s scent of the Caribbean (3) – the blue lagoon

The other place Dya rebuilt in Second Life is Floyd’s Pelican Bar, one of the coolest bars in the world. It is located a mile off shore the only way to get there is by boat. In Second Life you can simply walk through the water to get to the bar. And it is really cool! And Dya succeeded to catch the atmosphere of it when she transformed it into a virtual bar.

Impressions of Dya’s scent of the Caribbean (4) – Floyd’s Pelican Bar

After a drink I continued my visit and explore the beach, the Surfer’s beach. You find somre really nice spots there to sit down, have a beer and to let the good vibe in. It did feel like a short vacation and that is what Dya wants us to feel – a good vibe without a long flight. The largest house on the sim is next to the Surfer’s beach and is a surf shop.

Impressions of Dya’s scent of the Caribbean (5) – Surfer’s beach and Surf shop

Dya’s scent of the Caribbean offers not only nice spots to sit and enjoy but also is perfect for taking pictures and of course I took a lot of pictures. I went to the beach villa and to the light house and was about to leave when Dya asked me if I got a joint. I didn’t get one and went back to the Surfer’s Beach. There’s a table where you can grab a drink or a joint. This way I relaxed and smoked a joint (only virtually). Together with the good Caribbean vibe, even a virutal joint can be very destracting from everyday life

Impressions of Dya’s scent of the Caribbean (6) – Beach Villa / Lighthouse / at the bar / Don’t Forget your joint my friend

Dya’s scent of the Caribbean is a great place for a short virtual trip to get in a good mood. It’s a lovely place and very well made with love for the detail. I have never been to Jamaica but this place felt just how I picture it to be. I enjoyed my trip a lot. Thank you Dya for creating this sim and sharing it publicly.

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