Simploring 2018 (64) The Winds

For my simploring tour Sunday, July 22nd, I picked again a destination from SL DestinationsSummers Wind. There’s an exhibition at Summers Wind featuring Giancarlo Petrini, an Italian painter. I recommend reading the blog post “GIANCARLO PETRINI: hosted at Summers Wind” before you visit. This blog post contains a lot of information about the artist Giancarlo Petrini.

Giancarlo Petrini at Summers Wind (1)

The provided landmark leads directly to the exhibition of Giancarlo Petrini. It is located at the cafe of arts right on the beach of Summers Wind. The pictures are exhibited on the pier of this cafe instead of being presented in a gallery. It is a quite particular way to exhibit pictures, that are transferred from RL into Second Life. It feels like being at the beach of an artist community. I enjoyed taking a closer look at the work of Giancarlo Petrini.

Giancarlo Petrini at Summers Wind (2)

Once at Summers Wind I started simploring the island as the first impression was really stunning. It is a perfect summer retreat, just beautiful. I walked up and discovered two large caves, one was occupied by a store for mesh heads, the other was empty but there was one piece of art at one wall. Walking further up I arrived at a large greenhouse that is obviously used for meetings.
The nature and the setting of Summers Wind is just perfect, a dream and it is great for taking pictures that look a bit like painted. On my simploring tour I saw several homes and noticed that they are private and inhabited. At one house, that was not inhabited, I found a board and could grab some information.

Impressions of the public area of Summers Wind (1) – Cave, Gazebo and more

Summers Wind is owned by Caterina della Rovere (catweasel ohanlon) and is a part of “The Winds”: “Summers Wind and Winters Wind are community sims – meaning that some portions of the sims are public. Summers Wind is a full sim and besides having 6 homes for rent, there are also stores, a small dance club, an events center and areas to explore and photograph. Winters Wind is a homestead with 9 home rentals. Autumns Wind has 4 rental homes. Springs Wind is a private homestead sim.
Please respect the privacy of our residents. Do not enter homes and parcels without permission. There are common areas Summers Wind, Autumns Wind and Winters Wind where you may hang out and relax.

Impressions of the public area of Summers Wind (2) – Greenhouses

At the free residential home I learned also about the concept of the community. You can rent the house and furnish the inside as you like (supposed that you don’t exceed the prim limit). You are not allowed to change the exterior of the house – and if you want to do so, just have to contact Caterina and agree with her upon the desired changed. I do understand this concept as it ensures that the overall perfect design of the sim isn’t changed and thus all community members can enjoy the environment.

Impressions of the public area of Summers Wind (3) – a house available for rent

Summers Wind‘s public areas and the beautiful views you have overlooking the islands are worth a visit even when you don’t intend to rent a house there. I myself enjoyed my visit to the exhibition of Giancarlo Petrini and to Summers Winds – and I discovered another corner of Second Life.
Thank you Caterina della Rovere (catweasel ohanlon) for providing the public areas, the space for art, and for offering living space in such a great environment.

P.S.: I got a messsage from Caterina after publishing this post: “I’ve been blessed to have such wonderful and creative friends who deserve all the credit. Mexi Lane and Violetta Inglewood“.

Landmark to Giancarlo Petrini’s exhibition at Summers Wind
Blog post “GIANCARLO PETRINI: hosted at Summers Wind”
Summers Wind Rental Office and Pay Center