Simploring 2017 (63) Temprus – My Secret Garden

Tuesday, August 1st, I made another simploring tour. I found Temprus My Secret Garden in the SL Destination guide  under the category art.
Temprus, home to Art in the Park, is featuring the work of Ilyra Chardin in a full sim, immersive art installation. Begin your exploration with “normal” gardens that quickly lead both to the secret garden and to Art in the Park.”

Upon your landing, you choose to either walk along the shoreline to “Art in the Park” or to see “My Secret Garden. I first explored “Art in the Park”, a gallery within a park just by the shoreline. There are paintings of several artists that have exhibitions also somewhere else like Sandi Benelli, Maxie Daviau, CybeleMoon (Hana Hobinoo), Kayleigh Lavende and ilyra chardin herself, who owns “Temprus My Secret Garden“. As far as I understood, the paintings are changing, there’re also particular exhibitions, which are announced either in a group, that you can join, or on the homepage for the sim “Temprus Times“.

“Art in the park” at Temprus – My Secret Garden

After my visit to the “Art in the Park”, I follwed the path to “My Secret Garden”. The stairs and the path end at a hut with a board “Just a garden shed. Nothin’ interesting here! KEEP OUT! This means YOU!!!” Of course that reads like an invitation to have a look, and I looked inside.

There’s nothing inside but the end of a tunnel that leads you below the big massive rocks to the other part of the island – and to a house with a garden in which art of ilyra chardin is exhibited. Is this the “My Secret Garden?” Honestly I have no idea. It is nice and tasteful though – or is “My Secret Garden” the farmstead, that covers most of this part of the island beyound the massive rock? I had a look around and enjoyed the silence and the peace. There’re also some children playing (mesh dolls) but ecept ot them, I saw none a the whole farmstead. At one end of the farmstead is a crooked and high frame house and I climbed on it just for the view over the island. From there I could see a beach which was my next point to visit.

Exploring the path to “My Secret Garden”? at Temprus – My Secret Garden

At the beach you find a scene that reminded me of Gulliver’s Travels by the Irish writer Jonathan Swift. Or is that scene related to anything else?

At the Northern end of the island is a row of industrial or warhouse houses, a crane and the submarine Nautilus. Again a scenery that doesn’t fit to the farmstead and seems to be of another world. And there’s this woman selling flowers and veggies … strange. There might be more to discover that will bring some more light into this, but I was lacking time.

Farmstead (upper left), Gulliver (upper right), Nautilus (lower left) and Nautilus Harbour (lower right) at Temprus – My Secret Garden

The last edge of “Temprus My Secret Garden“, that I explored was Maycomb. It is spearated from the farmstead and the other parts of the island by a steep rock wall on one side and by the massive rock that parts the island by the other side. What you see is just one road, on the first glance I assumed that this road and the houses along it are a reproduction of the real Maycomb, Alabama in the United States. It looks at least typical, the map, that is shown on a baord at the entrance of the street looks real – but Maycomb, Alabama is a fiction from the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee published in 1960. The primary themes of “To Kill a Mockingbird involve” racial injustice and the destruction of innocence. The story takes place during three years (1933–35) of the Great Depression in the fictional “tired old town” of Maycomb, Alabama, the seat of Maycomb County (source Wikipedia)

My visit to “Temprus My Secret Garden” was very varied, I enjoyed art as well as nature and some fictional places of novels, literature in 3D 🙂
Thank you, ilyra chardin!

Landmark to Temprus – My Secret Garden
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/FrieNDS%20R%20Us/27/26/23
Homepage – Temprus Times
http://temprustimes.blogspot.de/
ilyra chardin at deviant Art
https://ilyrachardin.deviantart.com/

Winter at The Mill

Last Sunday, November 27th, I went simploring and picked a recommendation of Inara Pey’s blog again “Wintertime at The Mill in Second Life“. Her description of “The Mill” is perfect as always, hence I have not that much to add again. For me it was not my first visit to The Mill. I visited the first time in spring 2016 (see here in this blog) also following a post of Inara.

November 27th: Returning to "The Mill" in winter

November 27th: Returning to “The Mill” in winter

Now the winter has come to The Mill and changed it quite a lot. First of all upon my arrival I got a “friendship”-bear offered. What a cute plush toy! I did recognize some key elements and had a deja vue seeing the pier and the sailing ship, or the mill itself of course.20161127-the-mill_019 But there’re now acitivies like sledding or ice skating and a zip line starting at the lighthouse. And you see some of winter animals like ice bears and penguins. As I did in spring I spent a relaxing hour in this lovely sim and enjoyed myself, used the sledding and the zip line and took quite a lot nice pictures.20161127-the-mill_020

November 27th: A lovely winter day at "The Mill"

November 27th: A lovely winter day at “The Mill”

Many thanks again to Maxie Daviau and Shakespeare (Skinnynilla) for providing your sim for a visit – and for the friendship bear of course!

Landmark “The Mill”
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pale%20Moonlight/179/92/24
Inara Pey’s blog about “The Mill”
https://modemworld.me/2016/11/24/wintertime-at-the-mill-in-second-life/
“The Mill” in this blog
https://themaurers.me/2016/03/13/the-mill/