Now, where shall I put these chairs?

It was yesterday that I blogged about the chairs. I started worrying that some one might think I was making fun of the chair sale. Basically, I was making fun of me, so thrilled to find free chairs. They are cool, “hand painted” and some have clever animations, but how many chairs do I really need? It was fun to read all the names of the chair artists, some friends, and some well-known artists. And, even after I got home, I started thinking that maybe I should go back and buy one that was for sale instead of free. (The price was the choice of the chair artist.) Because, who knows, one or more of the chairs might become internet famous and be sold for some new type of cryptocurrency. And then again, I haven’t looked at all the one hundred chairs, so I may go back again today.

A Touch of France

Now that Annie Brightstar has discontinued her Scoop-it Blog about Secondlife Destinations, I find myself relying on the official Destinations Guide to find places to go. Today, I stopped over at France Pittoresque.

This 4096 plot seems like a paradise to a weary traveler. Watching the ocean waves is a nice way to spend an hour.

Pages of French History Books are artfully displayed, for those who read French.

There were several visitors to the island. As I looked around, I noted that there were still empty chairs, waiting for more visitors. It’s your turn to come here tomorrow.

Along with Destinations Guide, another good place to find places to go is found on Flickr in a group that Annie started. Each photo has a landmark included.

LeLoo’s World

I made two trips today to LeLoo’s World because I forgot to get a landmark. You could go back three times a day, and still find a hidden corner that you missed, even though the parcel is not very large. It’s southwestern style, maybe Mexican, maybe Arizona, but the name seems more Mexican, “El Pueblito.” And, yes, it’s on mainland, not a private island.

I could aim my camera in any direction and find a good shot. I took some photos with the shared experience lighting and some at midday.

I sat in a chair for a while, watching the people. The sim had five visitors at the time I was there, and I could tell they were taking photos, just like I was.

The rooms are colorfully decorated. Each one is worth a look.

I spent some time getting a picture of the chickens because a cute chicken sign is nearby. But when I looked on Flickr, I found that the sign had been well documented there. so I will not post the picture, but let you find it yourself.

Wilderness

What’s better than a pod ride? A jungle boat ride, with two boats to choose from and you don’t have to steer or row.

Wilderness is a Linden sim, beautifully created. The boats can let you off at each little settlement, where you can find food and freebies. We played checkers at one stop, hiked up a trail at another, but we know there is more exploring left to do there.

At the highest point is a gigantic ancient temple. Start your trip here. Destination guide says this sim is for premium members, but I am basic and had no trouble going there.

This show began as an experiment

Our artist of the month, Beatrix, enjoys taking snapshots. Over the years she has tried many different ideas, and this time she tried capturing the images using the viewer’s settings (Preferences/Depth of Field) as if it were real life photography. Using the Firestorm viewer allowed her to capture images in black and white, with a 1:1 aspect ratio.

Always a builder and decorator, she used her own home and furniture to create small scenes and photograph them carefully. And then she brought everything over to Xaraz Gallery, and arranged the scenes and photos in a charming way.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Clementina/113/154/31

A camping vacation

Did you get that email from Secondlife that said, “You deserve a virtual vacation?” I found a good camping vacation that gave me a place to sleep, cook, rez, borrow a car, or take a podride on Sandybeach Trail. From the road, you can peek into the area. There is a sign that tells you how to reserve a place for L$24 for 24 hours.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Kaolin/99/109/27

The manager rushed right over to check me in. I chose a camper, but there are also tents.

Or, you could bring your own camper or tent. Yeya, the manager reminded me that a week at L$24 a day is a very cheap rent to pay for the big area. She might get some weekly customers when people add that up.

There are snacks available and a car to borrow, also.

Come to think of it, honeymooners could have a low budget vacation here, easily.

Xaraz enters the Estate rental market

RM Sirbu has many satisfied mainland renters, and yesterday he surprised all of us by sending an announcement about his new estate island. Several of us rushed over to see his plans. It sounds like a good bargain. It would be interesting to be a first-comer and watch the rest of the island’s growth. It has a channel down the center, so that you could sail around. This is how it looks on the map.

And this is how the raw land looks today.

We all were asking him about prices. And he explained how the price for 4096 parcel with 1875 prims will be 1350L a week.

Here is a landmark. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xaraz/110/122/29


Artie Birman at Xaraz Gallery

Xaraz Gallery is surrounded by Clementina Park, and this month, Artie brought the outdoors inside. His photos are layered on a jungle back-ground. When seen through the glass floors of the gallery, they seem to float.

Artie’s theme is “Water In the World” which fits perfectly here. There is a waterfall outside the gallery, and the lowest floor lets the water show through under the glass floor. A lady sat down on the bench for a long time, trying to aim her camera to get a view of the photos through the water. I tried it too, and got some water rippled camera shots that looked good, not as good as Artie’s though. Here is one that I got.

And here is your landmark. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Clementina/113/154/31

Midnight Diner!

Sometimes when walking along a Secondlife road, I find a surprise. I once watched Midnight Diner on Netflix, and today, I found the diner recreated here. I took most of my photos at midday so it would show up better, but later, I switched to Raymond’s Night as the parcel details suggested. The place is compact, but I still got lost inside. And, what do you know, you can arrive two ways, from the street side or from the railroad station. A teleport will lead you, but there is a proper Tokyo Map to guide you.

From the street side, you first pass the police box where crimes are reported.
and then turn the corner
where you see the entrance to Midnight Diner
and, of course, there are Masta’s cooking pots
and everyone always watches the doorway to see who will come in.
Oh my, you can take the train to the diner!
One snapshot at midnight, because the diner is only open midnight to seven AM.