Simploring 2020 (76) Still Waters

Wednesday, Ocotber 21st, I saw several pictures of Still Waters on scoop.it SL Destinations. One entry led to a post from Maddy Gynoid “Simtipp: Still Waters (Herbst 2020)“. After reading it, I almost had to visit it as I like the colours of Autumn and I hadn’t yet visited a sim dedicated to the foliage this year. To say it right away, I was not disappointed at all

Still Waters overview and orientation map

Still Waters is a moderate homestead, owned by Talia (Natalia Corvale), who also owns Broken, which I visited last year (read here)

Still Waters is a sim to enjoy the colours of Autumn. The island has the form of a hoof, the sim surround fits perfectly. The landing is on a pier right next to one of a few residential homes on the island. The house is fully furnished and the doors were open, hence I dared to have a look into it. The other houses are also furnished as far as I could see through the windows.

Impressions of Still Waters (1) – around the landing point

Next to the house is a meadow, blooming in yellow, where two horses are grazing. They can be ridden and I took one for a ride.

Impressions of Still Waters (2)

The views I got were just overwhelming, the windlight fits perfect and the leaves almost glow. Amazing. I came along a waterfall and stopped at a chariot used to showcase books. I hadn’t seen it in Second Life ever before.

Impressions of Still Waters (3)

I left the horse and continued on foot I walked up the hills. Above the waterfall is a great place for a break, lovely decorated for the season. Maddy had fun watching the fox there – and I also enjoyed that in particular besides the great view.

Impressions of Still Waters (4) – scenic outlook above the waterfalls

There are many more places to sit and enjoy the views. I took many pictures and enjoyed the Autumn, Still Waters is just beautiful and I’m really happy that I visited and had my Autumn trip. Hence, if you love the colours of Autumn, I strongly recommend to visit Still Waters.

Impressions of Still Waters (5)

Thank you Talia (Natalia Corvale) for this great place and for sharing it with the public. I enjoyed it to the fullest.

Landmark to Still Waters
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Porter%20Islands/85/114/21
Maddy Gynoid’s Simtipp: Still Waters (Herbst 2020)
http://echtvirtuell.blogspot.com/2020/09/simtipp-still-waters-herbst-2020.html

Simploring 2019 (99) A trail ride at Broken

I picked “Broken” from scoop.it SL Destinations for my simploring tour on Monday, September 2nd. The pictures I saw were tempting, the landmark description however sounds a bit sad, or at least melancholy “For anyone who has lost someone they loved.” I also read Inara Pey’s blogpost “Broken’s summer beauty in Second Life” about Broken before I went there myself.

Broken bird’s eye view

Broken is a moderate homestead owned by Talia (Natalia Corvale). It consists of seven islands, some of them are connected by bridges, some can only be reached with a boat.

Impressions of Broken (1)

There’s not that much to see at Broken on the first glance, there’s just a few houses, a light house, a lot of grass and green, some trees. But the vastness of the green meadows is impressing and develops it’s own atmosphere. Right next to the landing point is a barn and there I found a horse. I had read in Inara Pey’s post about the horses at Broken and that you can ride them. And so I did! It works perfect, a saddle and all the needed gear is attached to the horse …. and there I could ride. And it is great fun.

Impressions of Broken (2)

With the horse, exploring Broken was even more fun. I visited the few houses. All of them are furnished with love for the detail. I didn’t see any sign that they are not open for visiting. I visited all seven islands and the horse carried me even over the water (well I got more than just wet feet). I found some very nice spots to sit and to enjoy the view where you could also cuddle with your loved one. But mostly I enjoyed riding.

Impressions of Broken (3)

Behind some trees I found an little open air slideshow with a few chairs, a projector and a screen, showing pictures of a couple, most probably the pictures are to the landmark’s description about the loss of someone loved. But it didn’t affect my mood luckily, I just enjoyed the simple but beautiful environment.

Impressions of Broken (4)

Broken is a beautiful sim that convinces with it simplicity, with the vastness of the green meadows, with its space. The few houses are decorated and furnished inside with love and there’re more than enough opportunities to enjoy togetherness.  For me personally the riding was big fun. Thank you, Talia (Natalia Corvale) for sharing your place with the public. I enjoyed my visit (and horse riding) a lot.

Landmark to Broken
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Farron/152/133/23
Inara Pey’s blogpost “Broken’s summer beauty in Second Life”
https://modemworld.me/2019/08/19/brokens-summer-beauty-in-second-life/