Simploring 2019 (125) Nevgilde Gaard

When I looked for a place for my simploring tour on Wednesday, November 20th, at scoop.it SL Destinations I came across Nevgilde Gaard again with pictures showing a Winter landscape. I had visited Nevgilde Gaard in August (see Simploring 2019 (91) Nevgilde Gaard). Knowing that this post will be published in December – why not getting in the mood for Winter? Hence I revisited Nevgilde Gaard. There’s nothing to add to my simploring report from August. But in Winter this corner of Second Life looks very different. Neaira did a great job and added not just the snow but also an aurora borealis and a forest background for taking pictures. I took some really nice first Winter pictures. Thank you Neaira!

Impressions of Nevgilde Gaard in Winter (1)

Impressions of Nevgilde Gaard in Winter (2)

Impressions of Nevgilde Gaard in Winter (3)

Here’s the simploring report from August once again 🙂

For my simploring tour on Friday, August 16th, I picked Nevgilde Gaard from scoop.it SL Destinations. Nevgilde Gaard is 1/8 of a full sim, rated moderted. It is owned by Neaira Allegiere (Neaira Aszkenaze). The landmark description implies that there has been another place before: “Nevgilde Gaard is the second chapter in The Nevgilde Story. And as it’s predecessor is inspired by Norwegian nature and heritage.

The name Nevgilde rang a ball. I visited Nevgilde Forest December 2018 (Simploring 2019 (3) Nevgilde Forest). According to my own notes, Nearia was co-owning Nevgilde Forest at the time of my visit. Anyway, I checked and found out that Nevgilde Forest is gone. Is Nevgilde Forest the above mentioned predecessor sim?

Back to Nevgilde Gaard. It is a comparably small place but packed with beautiful views and nice seperated from the surrounding plots, so that you don’t see them when your at Nevgilde Gaard. The landing is on the almost highest point of the plot on a plateau in the woods. Nevgilde Gaard is designed like a section of a shoreline of a Norwegian fjord. There’s just a lot of forest in the background, a rocky shoreline, one single residential house, a short beach, a beck … and that’s it.

Nevilde Gaard – overview and around the landing point

From the landing point I walked across the beck to the house. I had a lot of beautiful views. Nevgilde Gaard is designed with love for the detail and everythings looks quite well fitting together. I just had some minor problems with getting all textures loaded.

Impressions of Nevgilde Gaard (1)

I visited the house and also had a look inside. It didn’t surprise me at all that it is nicely furnished. From the wooden terrace of the house you have a lovely view over the ocean (or fjord). A bit below of the house is a small beach with some more possibilities to sit and watch. Just opposed to the beach is a small island with a place to camp and a nice view over the shoreline.

Impressions of Nevgilde Gaard (2) – the residential house

Nevgilde Gaard is a showcase for Neaira’s passion: landscape and design. She’s specialized in Nothern European nature and style.
In a skybox above Nevgilde Gaard is Neaira’s shop “NS Thrift Shop & Poses“, that offers decor, furniture, jewelry and couple’s poses.

Impressions of Nevgilde Gaard (3) at the beach, view from the small Island on Nevgilde Gaard and NS Thrift shop

Nevgilde Gaard is a very beautiful corner of Second Life. I like the atmosphere of peace and nature of it and I had kind of a little time-out while I explored and enjoyed. Thank you Neaira Allegiere (Neaira Aszkenaze) for sharing Nevgilde Gaard with the public!

Landmark to Nevgilde Gaard
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cocteau/46/113/37
Landmark to NS Thrift Shop & Poses and NeaScapes
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cocteau/25/59/4021
NS Thrift Shop & Poses on the marketplace
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/66708

Simploring 2019 (91) Nevgilde Gaard

For my simploring tour on Friday, August 16th, I picked Nevgilde Gaard from scoop.it SL Destinations. Nevgilde Gaard is 1/8 of a full sim, rated moderted. It is owned by Neaira Allegiere (Neaira Aszkenaze). The landmark description implies that there has been another place before: “Nevgilde Gaard is the second chapter in The Nevgilde Story. And as it’s predecessor is inspired by Norwegian nature and heritage.

The name Nevgilde rang a ball. I visited Nevgilde Forest December 2018 (Simploring 2019 (3) Nevgilde Forest). According to my own notes, Nearia was co-owning Nevgilde Forest at the time of my visit. Anyway, I checked and found out that Nevgilde Forest is gone. Is Nevgilde Forest the above mentioned predecessor sim?

Back to Nevgilde Gaard. It is a comparably small place but packed with beautiful views and nice seperated from the surrounding plots, so that you don’t see them when your at Nevgilde Gaard. The landing is on the almost highest point of the plot on a plateau in the woods. Nevgilde Gaard is designed like a section of a shoreline of a Norwegian fjord. There’s just a lot of forest in the background, a rocky shoreline, one single residential house, a short beach, a beck … and that’s it.

Nevilde Gaard – overview and around the landing point

From the landing point I walked across the beck to the house. I had a lot of beautiful views. Nevgilde Gaard is designed with love for the detail and everythings looks quite well fitting together. I just had some minor problems with getting all textures loaded.

Impressions of Nevgilde Gaard (1)

I visited the house and also had a look inside. It didn’t surprise me at all that it is nicely furnished. From the wooden terrace of the house you have a lovely view over the ocean (or fjord). A bit below of the house is a small beach with some more possibilities to sit and watch. Just opposed to the beach is a small island with a place to camp and a nice view over the shoreline.

Impressions of Nevgilde Gaard (2) – the residential house

Nevgilde Gaard is a showcase for Neaira’s passion: landscape and design. She’s specialized in Nothern European nature and style.
In a skybox above Nevgilde Gaard is Neaira’s shop “NS Thrift Shop & Poses“, that offers decor, furniture, jewelry and couple’s poses.

Impressions of Nevgilde Gaard (3) at the beach, view from the small Island on Nevgilde Gaard and NS Thrift shop

Nevgilde Gaard is a very beautiful corner of Second Life. I like the atmosphere of peace and nature of it and I had kind of a little time-out while I explored and enjoyed. Thank you Neaira Allegiere (Neaira Aszkenaze) for sharing Nevgilde Gaard with the public!

Landmark to Nevgilde Gaard
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cocteau/46/113/37
Landmark to NS Thrift Shop & Poses and NeaScapes
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cocteau/25/59/4021
NS Thrift Shop & Poses on the marketplace
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/66708

Simploring 2019 (3) Nevgilde Forest

Between the years I found some more time for simploring. On December 27th, 2018, I picked Nevgilde Forest from scoop.it SL Destinations. Nevgilde Forest is “now open to the public for people to explore, hang out, and take pics in our scenic woodland and beach sim. Events, entertainment and performances starting in January, so come join our group to keep informed.”

Nevgilde Forest Overview

The landing is in a forest next to a board with information. There I grabbed a notecard with a background story, which is quite elaborated and describes what you can discover here:
If you walk through the forest a little bit towards the west you’ll find a small trail. If you follow that trail and how it winds this way and that for about 30 minutes (Remark: it just takes a few seconds in Second Life) you’ll start to smell the sea and hear the seagulls, and if you continue, the sound of the waves breaking will follow. Along your path is evidence of others having walked the same road long ago and now you see light through the trees ahead and you can finally make out the ocean.
The forest opens up to reveal a field and a couple of buildings. Up on a little hill is a small house and to your left is an old barn looking run down, but still standing and even further down is a beach. Grass and dry leaves crunch under your feet as you explore and find little treasures scattered all around, old furniture, forgotten bikes and vehicles. At first it all looked to be completely abandoned, but you soon realize that there are several signs of people having been here recently.
Someone left their coffee by the campfire, a cigarette is still smoking in the ashtray, in the barn a pot of tea is still hot and a makeshift stage is set up on the beach with drinks on ice. Suddenly this old place has come to life yet again with music, laughter, love and friendship.
This farm has a lot of stories to tell and even more to make, please join us and breathe life into the Nevgilde Forest.

Nevgilde Forest – campfire and atelier

Right next to the landing point is the above mentioned campfire place and the wreck of an old tractor. Walking out of the forest to your right is one of the two buildings of Nevgilde Forest, I called it the atelier. It is cosy inside and the glass front offers a nice view over the land and the sea.

Nevgilde Forest – exploring

The main part of Nevgilde Forest is grassland and there you find objects scattered around, bikes, furniture and hand barrows. I sat down on the tractor there, that offers some sitting poses.

Nevgilde Forest – the old barn

The main buliding is a barn, or better the rests of a barn. It looks abandonned on the first glance. Two walls are missing and and old car and other garbage is laying around. But inside you can see that it is inhabited. There’s even an upper floor with a bed and a tv, but no ladder to get there. It is fun to explore the little details there.

Walking further I came to the dance area and public beach. Outstanding is a row of 5 chairs from where you have a nice view over the beach. The two flagpoles behind the chairs have flags from the US and Norway.

Nevgilde Forest – dancing area and beach

Nevgilde Forest is owned by Sarge Red (sargered) and Neaira Rose Allegiere (Neaira Aszkenaze). Sarge is from the US, Nearia is from Norway – that explains the flagpoles. Sarge contacted me during my visit and welcomed me. He gave me some background information and later he also gave me a tour.
Sarge makes buildings and things like that, most of which are farm and country related. Neaira is specialized in landscaping in Northern European nature and style. Neaira is also blogging, here’s the link to her blog. On a platform above Nevgilde Forest is a store area for their joint venture store SRI (Sarge Red Insustries) and for Neaira’s store (she makes more than just landscaping). As mentioned above both own Nevgilde Forest, which covers a quarter sim. The store area is already accessible but not opened officially.

Nevgilde Forest – store area, Fernwood Gardens and private area

Sarge showed me what I didn’t see before. Nevgilde Forest isn’t just the corner of the sim, that I explored before. Actually is expands over a 1/4 of a full sim. There’s a passage through the rocks that separates the corner from the rest of the sim. And behind it is a nice public park – Fernwood Gardens. Sarge is designing if for photographers. The big brick house next to the park is his private home, hence not public. He gave me a tour to it nonetheless.

Nevgilde Forest and the store are still developing. As mentioned in the landmark’s description, there’re events, entertainment and performances planned that shall start in January.

Nevgilde Forest has been visited by Inara Pey already and she took some great pictures. Her simploring report is elaborated as usual (read Nevgilde Forest in Second Life in her blog). I enjoyed my visit to Nevgilde Forest. It offers a lot of opportunities for taking pictures and to just hang around and chill. Thank you Sarge Red (sargered) and Neaira Rose Allegiere (Neaira Aszkenaze) for sharing your place with the public and thank you Sarge for the tour and all the information.

Landmark to Nevgilde Forest
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xandia/50/92/24
Landmark to the store area
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xandia/30/62/1203
Neaira Rose Allegiere (Neaira Aszkenaze) blog
https://neaslittlecorner.wordpress.com/about/
Inara Pey’s blog post – Nevgilde Forest in Second Life
https://modemworld.me/2018/12/17/nevgilde-forest-in-second-life/