Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Exploring Secondlife Monday Meme

Strawberry Singh's Monday meme is about favorite places on the grid and I have a lot of those although since my first rez day with Avatar Carter back in 2007, a lot of these places have gone and I can't even remember their names. I am continually impress how generous people are to let others enter their sims and just hang out. I think nowadays it is a bit risky with griefers abound and it's just ashame nothing is as innocent as it used to be.

Meme Instructions: Share 1 to 5 of your favorite places on the grid. I feel like exploring and discovering new places. Share places you think everyone should visit and also tell us why they are your favorites. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in the comments!

My #1 goto place has always been the Calas Galadhon sim chain since rezzing in SL. Unfortunately, it is no longer open although I read that it would open again on a smaller scale. I miss Armenelos with it's trademark white village on the hill and the underwater garden for my mermaid to go frolicking. You can see the picture of Armenelos on my flickr.

My #2 goto place would be Half Hitch, a sailing Island on the Blake Sea chain. I can rez my little boat here and then sail the Sea! Although I am not a good sailor and sailing term always confuses me, I still get on that little boat and just let the wind move the boat, slow or fast and wait till I crash, taking pics along the way:)

Next would be Solaria. It's such a compact Island and eventhough I've never been to the Mediterranean, I imagine this is how the quaint villages and little towns would look like. There is an underwater garden in Solaria so this is a good place for mermaids too.

Then comes La Perla- old Italy, another mediterranean town. I think part of their charm that attracts me is their colourful houses and buildings, their intimate street and rustic look. And of course, their trademark town on the hill. Who doesn't recognize La Perla?

This is a view of La Perla from the port, taken at dawn.

Imagine a bull run through the narrow streets eventhough that would be a Spanish event:)

#5 would be the Caledon sims. I can't really choose which sim I like the best. All those old buildings and landscaping are absolutely enchanting to my eyes. It's hard to take just one picture because there is so much to see. What I usually do when I am here is just enjoy the view or take a train ride around the sims till I crash.

And, #6 because #1 can't be visited at the moment, is the bayou sims of New Toulouse although I remembered they had more than 2 sims when I last visited. The landscaping is just awesome and I can hear Linda Ronstadt singing Blue Bayou. I can imagine eating jambalaya. I can also imagine the hot weather, not so different from where I come from.... mosquitoes, snakes...I should stop:)

There are shops and residentials on this sim so best not to enter any houses unless you know it's a shop. Which reminds me when I first rez in SL, I would do a lot of exploring and just enter anybody's houses because I had no idea anyone would be upset. I was clueless and still is sometimes.

It's been awhile since I visited all these sims and I enjoyed taking the pictures. I'm really glad I did this meme. I'll be putting the original pictures(4000x2100) and then some on my flickr later. Thank you, Strawberry!


  1. Thank you for these locations! I mentioned Calas Galadhon in my post too, but I haven't visited any of the others you blogged. I'm adding these to my itinerary :)

    1. Runestone looks like a lovely place to visit. Thank you:)

  2. Gorgeous pictures! I've been to some of these places and some I haven't. Going to make sure I drop by soon, thank you for sharing!

  3. Alas much of the Bayou is gone. Two sims left and some original residents, it still doesn't feel the same. Maybe just me. It was a glorious place.

    1. I remember forgetting time when I was exploring and taking pictures there:)

  4. Thank you! I just went on an exploration of Half-Hitch, and found it to be an absolutely gorgeous backdrop for taking pictures. Thank you so much!