Simploring 2020 (26) Floville

I picked Floville from scoop.it SL Destinations for my simploring trip on Sunday, March 22nd. The landmark description is quite Fitting:
Floville consist of Flo’s Diner 50, 60, & 70’s music, Bowling Alley, Drive In, Live Event Stage. A BBQ Barn also a Country Music Venue. A quiet country sim to just come to relax, dance and play some greedy.

Floville – bird’s eye overview

Floville is a moderate full region owned by Flo (sweetfloxo) and her partner Alex Giovane (alex1920). In Flo’s profile I found the link to a video that was taken on the occasion of the opening to the public a few weeks ago. The link to the video didn’t work in my country but it might work in yours.

Impressions of Floville (1) – Yacht Harbour and Flo’s Diner

The landing is close to a yacht harbour from where it is just a short walk to Flo’s diner. Everything is held in the style of the 1950’s and 1960’s. The place in front of the diner is a large event area, the vinyl disc on the floor contain dancing animations. I went in the diner itself and was very happy about the prices for burgers and other meals *winks* – well around 70 years ago already!

Impressions of Floville (2) – Flo’s diner and the gas station

Next the the diner is a gas station, a garage and a bowling center. I have to keep the bowling center in mind for when I want to play again some time. And next to the bowling center there’s a movie theatre.

Impressions of Floville (3) – Bowling and movie theatre

There’s more to discover. I went to the barbecue barn and could almost smell the big Texas steaks. Next to the barn is another place to party. Opposed to the barbecue barn is the cowboy bar, another place to party and also furnished according to the time.

Impressions of Floville (4) – Barbecue barn

Floville also offers quite some places to sit and enjoy, to watch the pets that run around free or to spend some time with a friend or loved one. I tried out a cuddle place at the pier of the residential home clase to the landing and another beind the cowboy bar.

Impressions of Floville (5) – Cowboy bar

Everything looks quite natural and big. I felt like being in the countraside of the US. That feeling was intensified by the country music that is played when you turn music on. Floville is devided in two parts by a large mountain range. Beyond the range you need a group membership, I guess it is Flo’s and Alex’ private aread. But the public area is by far large enough and offers a lot of fun.

Impressions of Floville (6) – Office (upper left), residential house (lower left), a rest behind the Cowboy bar (upper right), outdoor area of the Cowboy bar (lower right)

Thank you Flo and Alex for sharing Floville with the public. I enjoyed my visit to the countryside.

Landmark to Floville
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Giovane/95/27/22
Link to the video of the opening event
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiZtkuaIlC0&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR13VkDK27PmU2h1Y-p5s4f3mQwZPSgNgvTbwNYfoq99ffrvvYhSJCtsEII

Simploring 2018 (103) Zimminyville

Monday, November 26th, I was up for a simploring tour. I looked up scoop.it SL Destinations and picked Zimminyville as the teaser picture looked great. The landmark description description sounds a bit mysterious “Zimminyville was est. in July 2017. Curfax & Flo had a vision on the land and in the air to create a home on earth as well as on the moon. Please come by to explore. We encourage you to take pictures as you explore Zimminyville.

A home on earth and on the moon? I had to explore it to discover what’s behind it. Zimminyville is a full sim, rated moderate. It is owned and created by Curfax Zimminy and Flo Zimminy (Sweetfloxo).

Zimminyville overview

The landing point is in front of a cosy house. Zimminyville is covered with snow according to the season. I zoomed out for orientation and on the first view it looks like a typical American village in Winter. I began exploring by walking along the road. The village really offers a lot. The residential house right next to the landing point is fully furnished with many details to discover in- and outside.

Impressions of Zimminyville (1) – close to the landing point
ding point

On my way through the village I saw the big barn and the large drive-in movie theatre at one corner of the village. There’s a gas station, a garage, a small harbour, bars, a windmill, a gaszebo, kind of an observation tower, and a long promenade along the beach with a cafe and several cars and huts that offer food and souvenirs. The village isn’t empty even when nobody is around as mesh figures enliven the scenery.

Impressions of Zimminyville (2) – drive-in theatre and bar

Impressions of Zimminyville (3) – harbour, promenade and gas station

At the other end of Zimminyville is a train station. You have to go into the passenger coaches. The are fully furnished as well! What really impressed me is that all buildings are furnished and decorated. This way you could explore and discover for many hours.
I spent more than an hour at Zimminyville and I’m sure that I just discovered a small portion. Of course there’re also many places to sit, you could play billard, have a drink in the bar, take a walk on the promenade, or have a look into the garage. Zimminyville is a vintage village, most vehicles are oldtimers and the furniture inside is mostly vintage. I got countless motives for pictures. Really beautiful.

Impressions of Zimminyville (4) – around the station and inside a passenger coach

There’s one building, which I discovered already when I zoomed out in the beginning of my visit, that is outstanding and somehow not fitting into the scenery, a modern pyramid with at beam pointing straight up into the sky. On my way exploring the forest around the observation tower and trying to find the way to the pyramid, I found a spaceship hidden in the forest.
And then I entered the pyramid. It is futuristic inside, a real contrast to the tranquillity of the vintage village. In the corners of the pyramid are launch pads leading the “Moon pool”, “Bio Dome” and “Cathedral”. I entered a rocket on the lauch pad with the sign “Moon Pool” – and it brought me to he moon!

Impressions of Zimminyville (5) – the pyramid, gateway to Zimminyville moon colony

Zimminyville part II: While on earth Zimminyville is a place where time stands seemingly still, is is a busy sci-fci colony on the moon. I’m not a big sci-fci fan, but what I saw up there was fascinating and I spent another hour discovering it. The colony on the moon is quite busy. Many more mesh figures than on earth enliven the scenery and provide the impression of a busy environment.
A modern hovering train circles around the colony and there’re two stations where you can enter and leave it. The cathedral is a big building with glass walls and it is what the name implies – a cathedral. The Bio Dome is a big dome that provides the conditions for plants and trees to grow and offers the possibility to enjoy earth nature on the moon.

Impressions of Zimminyville moon colony (1)

On my discovery tour I also came to 2 gates where you can enter spaceships, that look inside more like a sci-fi bus and might be used for transporation of people to earth and back to the moon. Most probably the transportation I choose to get there is expensive – but fun! Again, the details are stunning and part of the fun when exploring the Zimminyville moon colony. I just want to mention the FedEx sign or the PanAm sign, the security personal and their uniforms or the really huge cathedral, a building that I didn’t expect on a moon colony, at least not in this size.

Impressions of Zimminyville moon colony (2) – the cathedral and future mass transportation

What a great sim! Curfax Zimminy and Flo Zimminy (Sweetfloxo) have created two contrary fantasy worlds. Both are highly packed with details and each is an experience for it’s own. For me visiting these 2 worlds within one visit was just overwhelming. Thank you so much for creating and sharing Zimminyville. I like it a lot, Curfax & Flo!

Landmark to Zimminyville
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zimminy/67/111/21