Simploring 2019 (95) The Far Away

I decided to do a quick simploring tour on Monday, August 19th, and picked The Far Away from scoop.it SL Destinations. It is a real classic sim, a place that I visited several times, particularly during my first years in Second Life, but I didn’t write anything about it.

The Far Away – Impressions (1)

The Far Away was created in 2006-2007 (!) by AM Radio and is maintained by Ziki Questi and Kinn (Kinnaird), Ziki Questi has her gallery in a seperate skybox above the sim. And what is it? Well …. a large wheat field with some oddities. Most outstanding is the big railroad engine in the midst of the wheat field. The plane above the wheat field reminded me of the film North by Northwest from Alfred Hitchock in which Gary Grant is running through a field chased by a plane. But I doubt that the plane is a reference to the film.

The Far Away – Impressions (2)

What else? A table with some radio equipment, a windmill, a diner table for two with a closet amidst the wheat field. And that’s about it. The horizont seems to be endless and you can recognized some farm houses far away. The Far Away is an art installation and everybody has to get to their own conclusions and interpretations. Considering that The Far Away exsists since 2007 and that the possibilities of building with mesh and sim surrounds were far more limited than they are today, it is still great and intriguing. A sim you should have seen! Oh and don’t forget to turn on your music and to listen to music from the 1920 and 1930, very fitting to The Far Away.

The Far Away – Impressions (3) / lower right is a view into Ziki Questi’s gallery

I also visited Ziki Questi’s gallery above The Far Away. She’s a SL photographer and has an eye for great motives. The pictures look great in the lights of the gallery and the rooms as large enough so that the pictures can develop their atmosphere. I just picked a few examples of what you can see there.

Pictures taken at Ziki Questi’s gallery

Thank you Ziki Questi and Kinn (Kinnaird) for keeping The Far Away available for so many years!

Landmark to The Far Away
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dreamworld%20North/220/130/22
Landmark to Ziki Questi’s Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dreamworld%20North/198/121/2002

Summer: A visit to Flux Sur Mer

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I followed again a recommendation of Inara Pey’s “Living in a Modemworld”-blog: Flux Sur Mer.
(https://modemworld.wordpress.com/2015/06/07/on-days-like-these-in-second-life/)
Her post made me very curious. She wrote strolling through the sim is like a vacation day in South France and that it revives memories if you were there before. And I was there. Inara is right. The sim is simply beautiful, the textures selected with love for the details, everything fits. The environment settings do transport the atmosphere, although I intend to try playing with other settings myself on my next visit. While I was taking my first pictures, I met another woman who was overwhelmed by the place. She told me that she was following a recommendation in a blog and to my surprise she came from another blog reporting about Flux Sur Mer, Ziki Questi’s blog about the arts and destinations in Second Life. Here is the link to this post:
http://zikiquesti.blogspot.de/2015/06/flux-sur-mer.html
As this blog seems to be another great source for exploring SL I added the URL to Ziki Questi’s blog in the link section.

Dio visiting Flux Sur Mer (1)

Dio visiting Flux Sur Mer (1)

Dio visiting Flux Sur Mer (2)

Dio visiting Flux Sur Mer (2)

As there are already two detailed descriptions about Flux Sur Mer in the above mentioned blogs, I’ll refrain from writing a third one. I can simply say that I really enjoyed my visit and it felt like a short vacation. The sim is beautiful and worth to stay longer, to cuddle, to dream, to chill or to take pictures. And I took some pictures. There are so many cosy places! I like in particular the cuddle place at the terrace of the large villa on the rock …

Flux Sur Mer offers many cosy places to chill and to dream

Flux Sur Mer offers many cosy places to chill and to dream

Diomita Maurer (picture taken at Flux Sur Mer June 7th, 2015)

Diomita Maurer (picture taken at Flux Sur Mer June 7th, 2015)

Apropos chilling: You could also sit at a wine bar overlooking the sea and turn your favourite music on in RL and drink a glass of wine in SL and RL and chat with your friends – just if you’re in the mood for it :-). Before I forget about it, I still need to provide the destination in SL. Here it is:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Flux%20Sur%20Mer/45/159/26

Dio enjoying a warm summer night at Flux Sur Mer

Dio enjoying a warm summer night at Flux Sur Mer

Enjoy your visit!