Simploring 2019 (2) Maison de L’amitié

Simploring 2019 (2) Maison de L’amitié

Inspired by several entries and pictures on scoop.it SL Destinations I decided to visit Maison de L’amitié. I had visited Maison de L’amitié in April 2017 the last time (read Simploring 2017 (28) Maison de L’amitié). It was during Spring and it was a complete different sim at that time. Maison de L’amitié is a homestead owned by Corina Wonder. Maison de L’amitié is French and translates to house of friendship.

La Maison de L’amitié – overview

As often I started my visit with a bird’s eye view of the sim. Formed like the letter “U”, the layout is quite unusal. One part of the “U” is connected to the surrounding mountains, the other part faces the sea and inbetween is a fjord with steep rocks. What looks a bit strange fom the bird’s eye view is very smart when you’re on the ground. From there the simsurround fits perfect and provides a pure and natural impression of Winter in the mountains.

La Maison de L’amitié – the ice Skating area

The landing is in the Northwest close to a ice skating area, with a snowman in the center and some deers laying on the ice. There’s an gazebo nearby and the view from the gazebo over the water is really nice. Along the whole West coast is a promenade. It is illuminated with laterns and again you can see some deers. The only house on the West coast is decorated for the season. The promenade leads to the South cap of Maison de L’amitié from where you can see the lighthouse. A truck with Christmas trees is stuck in a snowdrift right at the South cap.

La Maison de L’amitié – along the West coast

La Maison de L’amitié – the South cap

If you follow the road you get to the fjord. Along the road are several places to sit and enjoy. In the fjord you can watch birds and seals. And at the end of the fjord is a waterfall, but you can’t go there on foot as the road ends at another house with a fantasic view over the fjord. The house is decorated for the season as well and I had a look inside – and no surprise the living room is decoarted as well and looks really cosy.

La Maison de L’amitié – the fjord house

I continued my simploring tour and climbed up to the high plateau of Maison de L’amitié. In the South is a hut and one single gondola, maybe a leftover from an old gondola lift. The hut itself is empty but close to it is a nice campfire under a natural roof with a log to sit.

La Maison de L’amitié – the fjord and the high plateau

Maison de L’amitié is a dream with a really picturesque Winter atmosphere. Exploring it is fun and there’re enough spots to sit and enjoy. I liked in particular the way how it melts into the sim surrounding, just perfect. Thank you Corina Wonder for sharing the Winter world with the public. I enjoyed my visit.

Landmark to Maison de L’amitié
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Orchid/133/185/24
Flickr page of Maison de L’amitié
https://www.flickr.com/groups/maison_de_lamitie/

Simploring 2017 (28) Maison de L’amitié

Saturday, April 8th, I went on a simploring tour. I decided to visit Maison de L’amitié, a homestead sim owned by Corina Wonder – a place made with love how she writes herself about it. Maison de L’amitié is French and translates to house of friendship. I once again followed Inara Pey’s blog “Maison de L’amitié in Second Life”, where you can find a detailed description.
Maison de L’amitié looks like a Mediterranean island, it is a picturesque little harbour village with a large beach and with a lot to discover.
You land on the street between the fishing harbour and the village. I went along the street to explore the big mansion with the surounding park first. The park is small but has all what you’d expect from a park, including a fountain. I went into the mansion, on the ground level is a registration desk, a room with a piano, an office and a room with  fireplace, suite and a harp. On the first floor there are 2 rooms for ballet lessons and a locker room. So I conclude that the mansion is used as a music and ballet school.
The village is really picturesque and  offers many lovely views. I visited the book store and the fruit shop. I really loved the board at the fruit shop “Peace – Love – Juice”. Firstly you can’t buy peace or love and secondly you could find a slippery meaning of it. Exploring the village I came to the site of the broken Lighthouse, something I never saw in Second Life nor in reality. And as you would expect from a little Mediterrean village, there seems to be enough money for building another new lighthouse but there’s no money nor time nor necessity to remove the ruins of the old lighthouse.
Last but not least I took a walk along the beach. There are a lot of places to sit and cuddle and to dream. Near the new lighthouse is a nude beach, yet I could resist to have a nude sun bath, although it was tempting.I enjoyed this short vacation, this visit and the impressions. Thank you Corina Wonder for providing this sim to all of us. I strongly recommend to visit it.
Landmark to Maison de L’amitié
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Orchid/128/128/21
There’s a flickr page for pictures of Maison de L’amitié
https://www.flickr.com/groups/maison_de_lamitie/
Inara Pey’s bog entry about Maison de L’amitié
https://modemworld.me/2017/04/05/maison-de-lamitie-in-second-life/