Simploring 2022 (12) Sainte Rose sur Mer & BarDeco

After my visit to Frogmore Summer 2022 & Finnygook Cove (read here) I had a nice chat with Dandy Warhlol (Terry Fotherington), who designed and landscaped Frogmore. I have come across sims, that were designed by Dandy, quite often, just search the blog for “Terry Fotherington”. Dandy is quite active and renowned for his sim designs.

Dandy asked me if I saw his own sim already: Sainte Rose sur Mer & BarDeco. I had not and I went there right the next day.

Sainte Rose sur Mer & BarDeco: bird-eye view / orientation map / at the landing point

Sainte Rose sur Mer & BarDecois a small french village where you can relax by the sea and listen to the best second life Djs in BarDeco“. This landmark description fits very well.
Sainte Rose sur Mer & BarDeco is built on a parcel with a capacity slightly above that of a homestead. It is a showpiece of what can be built even with limited prims.

I started my visit at the BarDeco. The entrance is right you where you land. The bar is located in a large backyard. It has enough space for smaller events and of course a lovely bar. They serve quite big drinks there *winks*. Leaving the bar on the other side leads you to a cosy and romantic oasis of silence where you can watch the waterfall and just relax.

Impressions of Sainte Rose sur Mer & BarDeco (1) – BarDeco

I continued my simploring tour walking up and down the street where I landed. It is a typical street of a small town in Southern France, offering places to sit, just picturesque. I only missed a few elderly people playing boule. I’ve been to Southern France very often, small towns really look like this. I simply enjoyed the views.

Impressions of Sainte Rose sur Mer & BarDeco (2) – A walk long the street

Quite typical are the small backyards and places to sit and relax. Life is happening not inside but outside in front of the doors or in backyards that offer shade and are a bit cooler. I found quite some place to sit and watch. Dandy decorated Sainte Rose sur Mer very well, he has an eye for details.

Impressions of Sainte Rose sur Mer & BarDeco (3) – Backyards

The main attraction of Sainte Rose sur Mer is the promenade along the beach, a jewel for tourists. You can literally smell the sea and immerse into a small short trip to South France. There’s a cinema, a café, a pizzeria (look also inside) and a light house on one end. And there’s the beach of course.

Impressions of Sainte Rose sur Mer & BarDeco (4) – The promenade

What is missing to make it perfect? Yes, artists that paint the idyllic scene and sell their pictures to tourists. You find them at the other end of the promenade. From there you also have a great view over the whole promenade and the beach.

Impressions of Sainte Rose sur Mer & BarDeco (5) – The artist’s café and a few more views

Sainte Rose sur Mer is lovely place in Second Life to take a time-out, to dream and to enjoy yourself. It offers lots of places to sit and many great backdrops for taking pictures. It’s also a perfect showcase of sim design. I did enjoy my short trip (and took quite some pictures)!
Thank you Dandy Warhlol (Terry Fotherington) for sharing your place publicly.

Landmark to Sainte Rose sur Mer & BarDeco
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sereno%20Bay/224/64/28
flickr group for Sainte Rose sur Mer & BarDeco
https://www.flickr.com/groups/14840236@N22/

Simploring 2022 (9) Frogmore Summer 2022 & Finnygook Cove

Sunday, May 29th, I went simploring and re-visited Frogmore, a place I had visited twice before. My first visit was in 2019. Back then Frogmore was a sim inspired by Öregrund in Sweden (read here). When I visited in Summer 2020 Frogmore was a sim inpsired by Cornwall, England.
And now …. Summer 2022 it is Frogmore 5.0. It seems as if I have missed some iterations. “Frogmore 5.0 expands our coastal feel of England and adds French flavors in our new village, Salons, and Etang du Moulin“.
As before Frogmore in Summer 2022 is owned by Tolla Crisp (formerly Tolla Fell (bengta)) and it was designed and landscaped by Dandy Warhlol (Terry Fotherington).

I zoomed out to get an overview and an orientation. Actually there’s not just Frogmore but also a connected neighbourhood sim .. Finnygook Cove, that is also owned by Tolla Crisp.

Frogmore Summer 2022 and Finnygook Cove – bird eye view and orientation map

The landing is in a gazebo. When you step outside you get some first, great views. You should “use shared environments” to get a very fitting environment. You can also grab a notecard:
We are excited to share with you our new Frogmore 5.0 – Etang du Moulin! This year we have kept some of our favorite aspects of Frogmore and we have added lots of new areas to explore including a second village brimming with decor, as well as new Salons not seen before and a unqiue Mill Pond (Etang du Moulin). As with previous versions of Frogmore, our new version is also designed by LANDSCAPER & SCENOGRAPHE Terry Fotherington.
There are many new things to see and do at Frogmore and we hope you will stay a while.

Impressions of Frogmore Summer 2022 (1) – around the landing point

Frogmore is open to the public, you can even join a land group. This will allow you to rez pose blass and props for making pictures, and you get group notices and announcements for upcoming events. There’s a flickr group for Frogmore where you can share your pictures.

Frogmore in Summer 2022 has changed a lot compared to my last visit in 2020. I first went along the coast from the landing point and came along the Tree farm and a lovely restaurant. As far as I remember I hadn’t seen those in 2020. The views from the coast over the sim are amazing. I made a lot of pictures and could have made a lot more.

Impressions of Frogmore Summer 2022 (2) – Tree farm, Restaurant and view on the village

I went to the harbour, that had fallen dry due to the tide next and had a view at the village. That at least hasn’t changed much. I remembered it. I had fun exploring and visited another small island that can be reached by a bridge. There’s a store for antiques.

Impressions of Frogmore Summer 2022 (3) – views on the village / another lighthouse / visiting the Antiques store (lower right)

I visited the village and sat down there. It hasn’t lost anything of it’s beauty. It feels like being in France, just lovely. Of course I also visited the new addition “Etang du Moulin” with the wind mill, the water mill and a cosy restaurant nearby. You sould turn your sound on, the mill makes realistic noises. Very well made.

Impressions of Frogmore Summer 2022 (4) – views on the village / another lighthouse / visiting the Antiques store (lower right)

As I had noticed another sim nearby I went visiting that next – Finnygook Cove. It is connected to Frogmore by a coverd bridge. Again I got a notecard written by Tolla Crisp when I entered Finnygook Cove:
My vision for this sim is based on the tales of infamous Silas Finn of Cornwall, England. In times gone by Cornish fisherman landed two catches. One day they would harvest the fish in the sea – shining mackerel, pilchards to pack, strong congers. The next night they would land a different catch – shining silk, tea to pack, strong brandy. Silas Finn, or Finny as he was called by all, regularly landed his smuggled goods at Portwrinkle in a small cove below the village. Silas enjoyed the thrill and intricacy of his secretive trade. So as not to be recognised by excise men whilst conducting business and organising fellow smugglers, he disguised himself by wearing a woman’s bonnet!
Finnygook Cove, although soley my vision and inspiration, has been created and designed by LANDSCAPER & SCENOGRAPHE Terry Fotherington.
Finnygook Cove has it’s own flickr group.

Impressions of Finnygook Cove Summer 2022 (1) – Entering Finnygook Cove from Frogmore / at the old fishing harbour ruins

Finnygook Cove is very different. It has some spookiness, most buildings are ruins or wrecked. You see a lot of left overs from former times. The vegetation is different to Frogmore. And for sure you get quite different backgrounds. It has it’s own charme and I liked it.

Impressions of Finnygook Cove Summer 2022 (2) – more views / the pub (upper and lower right)

As you might have noticed, I took many pictures again and the pictures in the post are just a selection. I spent close to 2 hours at Frogmore and Finnygook Cove and I had fun. Be careful when you walk close to the water. Best stay on paths! I fell down several times and had difficulties to climb up again (both sims are no fly zones).

At Finnygook Cove

Thank you Tolla Crisp for sharing your places with the public! And thank you Dandy Warhlol (Terry Fotherington) for the excellent job you did again. I enjoyed my visit at lot.

Landmark to Frogmore
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frogmore/95/226/25
Frogmore flickr group
https://www.flickr.com/groups/14677915@N21/
Finnygook Cove flickr group
https://www.flickr.com/groups/mousehole/