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SL Destinations: New Toulouse Bayou

Bonjou! Konmen to yê? (Hello!, How are you?)

Today we bring you a bit of early 20th Century Americana.

A wee bit of Louisiana flava called New Toulouse. This region contains 2 sims, One is Urban and the other is Rural.

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The city is modeled after New Orleans, and is bustling with Voudoun shops, Jazz clubs, Processions, Art & Cuisine, just
like the real thing.
The country or Bayou is where We settled, located on the 2nd sim, and we literally haunted it for days lol.

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We really did enjoy the feel of this Swamp settlement.

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Natural beauty filled this entire sim., From the birds & fauna native to this landscape, to the reptilian mascots that
occupied the waters.

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The time period they emulate here is b’twix 1920-1925’s rural, When it was pure and simple country living.
Although Louisiana is very diverse, southern LA had 2 larger groups, Cajun & Creole.
Cajuns are French colonists who developed their own distinct lifestyle in the swamps and surrounding areas of South
Louisiana. Intermixed in these colonies were the Creole. Creole can mean anything from individuals born in New Orleans with
French and Spanish ancestry to those who descended from African/Caribbean/French/Spanish heritage.

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It was a pleasant surprise to see them keep it authentic to the way folks would’ve Built Homes & Businesses, or decorated
their yards and houses.

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We recognized African influences in the decor, no doubt brought by the freedom folks as they settled in communities.
I was tickled over The bottle tree that I have known through my own Geechi/Gullah heritage.

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This custom originated in Africa., People believed that bad spirits could be captured in a bottle.
Legend had it that empty glass bottles placed outside, but near, the home could capture roving (usually evil) spirits at
night, and the spirit would be destroyed the next day in the sunshine. One could then cork the bottles and throw them into
the river to wash away the evil spirits.

Of course as time goes on meanings fade.
Not all Folk still believe in such things but the gesture of displaying old customs reminds us of whence we came.

Alot of  decor also showed signs of Christianity or Voudoun beliefs

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This sim is very fascinating, do check out the library and other informative areas to learn more.

We wish you a great time in Bayou country,
This sim is great for RP or to relax in the pretty sights & sounds.

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Adyeu, Wa pli tar, Swinn-twa! ❤
(a Good-Bye, See you later,Take care!)

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PICS SNAPPED @ NEW TOULOUSE BAYOU
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WHAT I AM WEARING:

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HEAD::::::: L&H Nywele Head wrap :: NIGERIA
HAIR::::::: -dDx(DISCORD)- Anansi (Raven Black)
NECKLACE::: B&B Papa Legba Necklace (Marketplace)
EARRING:::: chantkare tassel earrings (Past gift)
DRESS:::::: ~Cellar Door~ Torah Dress & Necklace (Marketplace)

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WHAT REVAN IS WEARING:

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HEAD::::::: RONSEM + BM Straw Hat and hair Black2
GLASSES:::: S O R G O glasses – STEAM Black GOLD
SHIRT:::::: [Deadwool] Durden shirt – (blue denim)
PANTS:::::: [Deadwool] Jeans + belt (blue)
FEET::::::: Slink Male Feet (AvEnhance)

 

Welcome Aboard!
Here’s an informative post to some great photogenic and interactive places in second life.
what better way to start the 1st day of summer than in a balloon trip touring beautiful and scenic destinations.

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We will spotlight 2 sims for you… Read on to see how wonderful these were made!

 Our first excursion brought us to Lula, Where there is a small parade of popular shops that look more like a quaint European town nestled in rolling hills.

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The Stationary Balloons here provide a very nice aerial view of the sim.

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Sitting at a table in the town square did not feel like a sim just for shopping but more like you have transported into a
Beautiful old village in southern france.

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When You visit this picturesque sim do wander the grounds, You will find many pose balls for couples and nooks for spending
time with your favorite people.

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Here is your Taxi to Lula : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lula/119/107/34

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Having caught the bug for ballooning our next port of call was The Island of Shalott, Where you may take a tour of the sim
in a steampunk style balloon or use any of the other routes of transportation such as Horse & Cart, Boat, or Train.

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Although the sim is based on Norse legend, There are steampunk elements thruout and even wheeled elephants to ride through
The beautiful garden, lol

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Please be sure to click and receive the notecard from Janetland Laboratories explaining more about the sims past from 2007,
to its present and future projects. It is a very relaxed educational place as well as entertaining.

They even provide a cafe in the air, You may access the TP via the Oval Museum just off the RR tracks.

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Or a palatial Home with a Secret Garden to explore in seclusion..

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To take the tour balloon or tour boat & learn about Norse culture of the past (30mins long)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lexicolo/116/68/47

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To take The Train Tour, Rez a Horse, or Ride the Elephants (20mins)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lexicolo/59/17/37

WHAT I AM WEARING:

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HAIR::::::: [Elikatira] Listen – Black 04
SHADES::::: [Deadly Couture] Deadly Frames White/Silver
JEWELS::::: [MANDALA]SINRA Set (Earring/Bracelet/Necklace?
BAG:::::::: DECO – MESH Kelly Tote (snow)
SHIRT:::::: L*momo Campanula[Group gift]
SHOES:::::: [Gos] Lolita Espadrilles – Cupcake
SKIN::::::: Deesses Skins: Nadine – brown eyebrows – caramel mocha
PANTS:::::: !!NEW RELEASE!! .::Killa DesignZ::. Blitz texture change Stone wash Mesh jeans w/ HUD
These Jeans will change 7 different colors:

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This item Will be available at The Pure sales room for 89l$ for 2 weeks and Then, in the mainstore at reg price after.
TAXI to The Pure sales room: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Commerce%20Island/65/231/2498

WHAT MrGodai IS WEARING:

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SHADES::::::: * S O R G O – Futur Ash glasses
JACKET::::::: FATEwear Jacket – Pegg – ArcticOcean
PANTS:::::::: JORIS jeans faded by not so bad
JEWELS::::::: EarthStones Dakotah Inlay Ring – Opal Mosaic, MALE(chest)[MANDALA]EKOU NECKLACE/kudoku SILVER
SHOES:::::::: * S O R G O – RD Strass Limited edition shoes

 

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