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In a place long forgotten by men, Mother Nature took over and the spirits of the forest can be seen wandering around.

Abandonned

Spirits of the forest

A lighthouse, barely seen among the trees, scatters its light around, letting us see glimpses of what once must have been a beautiful place.

Lonely Watcher

But then you get struck by terrifying sights.

Cursed

Lonely witnesses of times past can be seen, turned into stone by some old curse. What happened here? What terrible events hide behind those images?

Fading away

Are you brave enough to go there and find out?

Sorrow

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When you arrive to Paradiso you get the immediate feeling of peace and quiet. You get a notice stating to use the region windlight and indeed you should.

The soft blue spreads across the water and skies. Splashes of green and white can be seen here and there. Each little island has its own feeling.

The whole of it offers the right atmosphere to just sit in any little corner and enjoy the peace.

Amidst the woods

Silent watcher Flight to freedom

Deep blue

Of course I couldn’t resist to change the windlight settings and here is the same scene with the original one and another by me, based on Bristol (I do love Bristol clouds).

Stuck Abandoned

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The Far East always had a strong appeal to me and when someone mentioned Kashmir Dreams I knew I had to go there.

And so I did. Landing near a beach camp, all thoughts of the East immediately faded.

The whole place seemed abandoned. No one in sight and dark clouds were approaching.

As I walked towards the trailer I see this home-made wind chime under the awning. It kept still in spite of the soft breeze washing the sand. Skys suddenly turned blue and a strange rain could be seen in the horizon pouring from a big dark cloud.

Still windchimes

The storm was approaching and I took a bike that stood nearby and pedaled away as fast as I could.

Running from the storm

The day became darker. In the distance a bright light could be seen. I headed there and trying to pay no attention to the scary look of the lantern guardian I asked where I could get some information. “At the liquor Store, m’me”

A lantern in the dark

When I arrived the rain had stopped. The air was heavy, an old pick-up that had seen better days stood there, facing the apparently abandoned building.

Info booth

The glasses in the windows were broken and I looked inside. Strangely the table was set for three and, in contrast with the desolation outside, everything looked bright and shining.

Tea time

I waited and waited and no one appeared. I headed back to the beach camp and took a nap inside the trailer before going home.

Back to camp

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As promised I will show you today the outfit inside the cow I bought the other day. The name of the outfit from FBD (MOoH!) is Poppies and Leathers and comes both with shirt (shown) and without shirt. All the pieces are in mesh and are really well made and fit perfectly.

Poppies and Leather 1

Poppies and Leather 1

Poppies and Leather 2

Poppies and Leather 2

I took the pictures at this great residential island, now “dressed” for winter, called Silver Bird build by Vita Camino. The cottages, scattered around the island are all different from each other and beautifully decorated. The common grounds are beautifully decorated with hangout and a small playground. If you are looking for a winter hideout this is the place to go.

Take your scarf and mittens and head there. Leave you here some pics I managed to take before I crashed (S-I-X times *sigh*)

Cozy home

Let it snow

Winter scene

What I am wearing:

Outfit – FBD Poppies ‘n Leathers

Hair – .:EMO-tions:. * POLLY * brown-pack

Jewelry – Lazuri La Vie en Rose

Shoes – {RS} Sarah High Heels – Slink Highs with colour changing hud

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And back to blogging again after a long 9 month period. And no, don’t get any ideas inside your pixel heads, I didn’t have a baby hehehe

Back to blogging and to show you some of the great places you can find in our beloved virtual world. What a better way to start than with the last work of Cica Ghost?

Most of you probably know some of Cica’s works, like Rust, Black and White World, Ghost Ville, Small Village or The Visitors. I find in her works a mix of innocence and wonder and, at the same time, her attention to details, the wonderful textures, the movement and all the ambiance makes you want to stay there forever. She is also a great photographer. You can check her photostream here

Her new build, Little Town, is no exception. Even if you run Second Life on low graphics you can still see the beauty of the place.

The first two pictures were taken on low graphics and with region windlight default so you can see how it looks. All the others are also raw from SL (windlight preset “Bristol”).

Are you still there? Log in and get to Little Town. It will be worth it!

Snapshot_078 Snapshot_077 Snapshot_070 Snapshot_064 Snapshot_063 Snapshot_073

 

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I already mentioned somewhere that I like to do map hopping and discover little gems that (supposedly) haven’t been blogged yet. The 1st of January was no different and after some of the usual deserted or badly build islands I landed at the Whisper Forest. After everything was loaded I find myself surrounded by beautifully carved gothic arches and an arched pathway in front of me leading to this beautiful forest.

Path to paradise

Explored a lot and took tons of pics and yesterday I showed the place to my good friends Chagal and Flor. We were there for hours (literally) just wandering around and even found new spots I had missed the day before.

It was very hard to choose which pics to put here, but here they go. You can rezz there so grab your gear and if you like leave in comments the link for your pictures. Always love to see the different approaches of the same places. 🙂

Northern lights

Bright summer day

Jump

Sunken temple

Moon from the gazebo

Magical ruins

Room with a view

 

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Just like I mentioned in my last post, I found another gem last monday when doing map-hopping – The Historical Rosemount Plantation.

Landing at the garden gate, you can immediately see the beautiful stone carvings on the walls and the amazing cast iron work on the gate itself.

Front gate

I usually take a look at the “About land” just in case the places have specific rules, like RP or dress codes, and here is what was written:

Historic Rosemount Plantation is a 19 room, 1832 Southern Antebellum plantation located in Forkland, Alabama and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the US Department of the Interior. Built by Ethan Westland as his home in SL.

Rosemount Manor

Curious as I am, I talked to my friend Google, who knows everything, and I got the wiki page of the plantation. The manor looks exactly like the real one and Mr. Ethan Westland has made a great job. I didn’t enter the house, since it was private, but I started walking down the road among beautiful trees dressed in red and orange.

Autumn path

At the end of the path there was this little chapel with amazing stained glass windows and near by a small graveyard, not a spooky one, no worries.

Rosemount Church

I was starting to get hungry and feeling a bit tired of all the walking so I went to the apple trees nearby and decided to call it out for the day with an apple and some rest.

Resting

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How many times are we walking on the street and we cross paths with people without seeing them? Rebeca Bashly takes the invisible people theme and does this amazing art installation at La Citta Perduta, with a skillfull  texturization of human figures that blend in perfectly in the city landscape.

Walking around the city, entering every building and trying to find all of the 21 sculptures was a lot of fun although I will have to go back, since I spent sometime goofing around and I didn’t find them all (missing 5).

Goofing around

It may take you some time to get the right angle of each figure and some are not easy to spot, but be sure not to miss it. The whole island is beautifully build and if you find all of the 21 sculptures and send their pictures to Rebeca (in SL, Flickr or email to invisible.people@live.com) she will offer you one sculpture, how great is that?

I won’t disclose all I have found (what fun would that be?) but leave you here three so you can have a glimpse of what to expect.

Hopscotch Gate Keeper Can you see me

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Burn2 has ended, but the installations are still there until the end of next week, so if you didn’t go yet, grab the taxi and enjoy 🙂

Reach for the clouds Giraff love Crystal ball Green man Stage performance Identity crisis Scary forest

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According to Wikipedia “Burning Man is a week-long annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, in the United States. The event begins on the last Monday in August, and ends on the first Monday in September, which coincides with the American Labour Day holiday. It takes its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy, which is set alight on Saturday evening. The event is described as an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance.”

In Second Life the “Burning Life” event started back in 2003, at the time with land sponsored by Linden Lab, although the residents wishing to participate had to pay L$ 1,600 for a 40×40 plot, being that amount refunded after the event was over. The following years a lottery was implemented and the plots granted had a 512sqm area.

Since then, every year we have been having a Burn event which has been following the themes of the RL Burning Man, starting in 2003 with just 2 sims and in 2007 we see the event spread across 18 islands.

In 2010, the name of the event was changed to Burn 2 and due to the huge downsizing at Linden Lab, the event started to be resident supported and LL stopped supplying the sims where the festivities took place.

The RL Burning Man organization was aware from the beginning of the virtual event and, from 2008 on, some of the actual RL Burning Man organizers were inworld to guide residents and assure that the spirit and principles would be the same in both worlds.

I have to confess that on previous years I was lagging so badly that I barely managed to see a couple of buildings and taking pictures was definitely not an option, so I just surfed the web looking for photos and machinima (check it out, there are really great ones) and kicked my computer for the lack of strength to handle lag.

This year things are a bit better and Gemma Cleanslate was a dear providing me with a bunch of LMs and off I went.

I was just there for half an hour or so but I leave you here some of the pictures I took, raw from SL, except for signature. More to come. I’ll keep you posted… well, not you the pics… ok, whatever, you know what I mean 😉

There is a lot to be seen and it will end Sunday so hurry hurry, click that TPbutton and wear your shoes off on the cracked sand of Burn.

(Click pics for better view)

The Cathedral2 The Cathedral Organica 2 Organica Diamonds2 Diamonds Flesh Dreams2 Flesh Dreams1 Will not rebel Will not protest

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