Diary 2020 (54) April 13th/14th Varied Days

I had a quite varied day in Second Life on Monday, April 13th. I was inworld in the late morning and went to Heavy Bondage Club. slave Luci joined me there and I had fun watching people and reading profiles while tieing her up and restricting her.

April 13th: Diomita and slave Luci at Heavy Bondage Club / Impressions of Kohlmannskuppe in Second Life

In the afternoon I went on a simploring tour as Mistress Jenny wasn’t inworld yet. I went to Kohlmannskuppe, “a ghost town and tourist destination in southern Namibia. Once a thriving diamond mine and one of the richest towns in Africa, the abandoned buildings are now being swallowed by the Namib desert.” It was built by Serene Footman and opened just a few days before. I spent quite some time there exploring and later had quite some pictures to sort and writing the simploring report took also time but was fun (read Simploring 2020 (29) Kohlmannskuppe if you haven’t read it yet). Yasminia, the sim where Kohlmannskuppe is built on, was once kind of my second home in Second Life about 10 years ago and it is already the second time that I visited it on my simploring tours with a totally different design. What a coincidence!

I met Mistress Jenny shortly while I was simploring. She had a busy day and came inworld just to say hello and to avoid making me wait, then she left again.

April 13th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at home and at Mesmerize Dungeon with slave Flo and slave Gwendi / at club De Lust and at home in our skybox saying good night.

At night slave Flo and slave Gwendi were present and they had been trying the Easter hunt prize that slave Flo got the day before. After having a busy day Mistress was up for a game and we played a round of skipee as teams again. We sat differently this time to avoid that the chairs we use to sit on make the difference. It was a close game and hence we could enjoy it. We had some time left over and went to Mesmerize Dungeon until flotime. The slaves went to bed and Mistress and I chilled 15 minutes at club DeLust. It was very full, as a matter of fact Second Life is quite full lately due to all of our real lifes where everybody has to stay at home.
Mistress Jenny and I went home and to bed quite early.

Tuesday, April 14th, I wanted to meet Mistress in the afternoon, yet she didn’t show up due to her RL. I went a bit simhopping and ended at the House of Sensations. I was all alone there and looked for new equipment and found new equipment. Being naughty I tried another Shibari rope furniture and I made some pictures of naughty me *winks*

April 14th: Diomita in Shibari ropes at the House of Sensations

At night I ran late and Mistress Jenny, slave Gwendi, slave Flo and Ann were present. After saying hello, slave Gwendi went off to bed as she was very tired. We took slave Flo and Ann to Mesmerize Dungeon where we watched, chatted, read some profiles and where I caught up with Mistress Jenny about our mutual news RL and SL. slave slut cecy joined us at Mesmerize Dungeon as well. When Ann changed into her rubber doll outfit I couldn’t refrain from taking control and locked and leashed her. Time went by quickly and at flotime we returned home and tucked slave Flo in. We went to Psi’s realm and leashed slut cecy there and retreated to our loft skybox.

April 14th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita with Ann, slave Flo and slave cecy at Mesmerize Dungeon, at home and at Psi’s realm / Mistress Jenny and Diomita in our loft skybox

There Mistress allowed me to get my fix before we went off to bed. Thank you, Mistress Jenny.

Simploring 2020 (29) Kohlmannskuppe

Just in time for Easter Serene Footman opened his new sim “Kohlmannskuppe” taking us to “a ghost town and tourist destination in southern Namibia. Once a thriving diamond mine and one of the richest towns in Africa, the abandoned buildings are now being swallowed by the Namib desert.

Kohlmannskuppe was given up in 1956. Serene has done a very detailed resarch about the history of Kohlmannskuppe, he studied pictures taken today and historic pictures. He researched the history of the place and it’s current state as the town is flooded with sand. He gives us some insight into the era when Kohlmannskuppe flourished as a diamond mine during the time of the colonial power of Germany in the early 20th century.

Impressions of Kohlmannskuppe in Second Life (1) – the entrance building / around the landing point

He rebuilt some of the most outstanding buildings that are still existent, first and foremost the Kasino with it’s theater room but also others like the ice factory that provided the community with ice for their fridges. He also rebuilt some residential houses and – with all artistic freedom – gave them the look and feeling of how they look today and back in the early 20th century.

I strongly recommend to read Serene’s own blogpost “Kolmannskuppe – The Ghost Town of Namib Desert” before visiting. It will enhance your experience. Another good source is the entry about Kohlmannskuppe in wikipedia here.

Impressions of Kohlmannskuppe in Second Life (2) – The Kasino with theatre room and cafe

 

Impressions of Kohlmannskuppe in Second Life (3) – ice factory, bakery and a barrack

In his blogpost Serene also wrote about the buildings you see at Kohlmannskuppe in Second Life and who helped to create what we can now experience virtually: “Directly opposite the Kasino, you will find the teacher’s house, for which I have utilised the prefab brilliantly created by Milk Motion (Marie Lauridsen). This building has those richly coloured walls one finds in so many photographs of the real Kolmannskuppe.

There are more very interesting details in Kohlmannskuppe like the tram that was used to transport water from one end of the town to the other. The tram that you can see was built “in a collaborative effort with Harry Cover (impossibleisnotfrench), who helped with the tram’s seats and brakes. Harry also helped out by meshing the quirky little diamond retrieval machine that sits next to the Kasino building.

Impressions of Kohlmannskuppe in Second Life (4) – account house / around the tram station

At the 2nd floor of the Kasino building you will find a small gift shop, with custom-made postcards, posters, and tee shirts for sale, as well as a museum area.

Impressions of Kohlmannskuppe in Second Life (5) – the bowling at the 2nd floor of the Kasino / behind the Kasino/ desert camp and wildlife

But there’s a lot more to explore and discover like original boards in several languages spread over the sim. These boards are really there in reality, in particular the one to protect the brown hyenas. Serene also added some animals quite rarely seen in Second Life, “such as Bighorn sheep, Gemsbock (aka Oryx), Sable Antelope, Wildebeest” and the above mentioned Hyenas.
I want to mention the big pool, nowadays filled with sand. This pool was really there and it played an important role for the community.

Impressions of Kohlmannskuppe in Second Life (6) – Hospital ruins / pool and water storage

Don’t miss seeing the 2 colonial houses that witness the former wealth of Kohlmannskuppe. You can walk inside and as opposed to reality, going in is safe! You find the leftovers of the former residents, some look like they just left like the kids toys in one of them or the sewing machine, some other leftovers are just rubbish.

Impressions of Kohlmannskuppe in Second Life (7) – Colonial house, witness of former wealth

As usual in Serene’s installations you find many opportunities to sit and watch on furniture that is not that inviting, but fits to the scenery.

Once again Serene Footman took us to a place that most of us will never see in reality and can be experienced now virtually for a limited time. During times where we all can’t travel in the physcial world – take the opportunity to travel to Kohlmannskuppe.

Impressions of Kohlmannskuppe in Second Life (8) – Colonial house, witness of former wealth

Thank you very much for this Easter present, Serene. I enjoyed my visit a lot and I took tons of pictures. One personal remark: Yasminia, the sim where Kohlmannskuppe is built on, was once kind of my second home in Second Life about 10 years ago and it is already the second time that I visited it on my simploring tours with a totally different design. What a coincidence!

Landmark to Kohlmannskuppe
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Yasminia/254/7/22
Serene Footman’s blogpost “Kolmannskuppe – The Ghost Town of Namib Desert”
https://furillen.org/2020/04/10/kolmannskuppe-the-ghost-town-of-namib-desert/
Kohlmannskuppe in wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolmanskop