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SL Destinations: 3 Realms of ART

Welcome forward everyone!,

Revan and I are always exploring dozens of sims per day.
We’ve come across so many beautiful & fascinating destinations in Second Life.
Some places are very small, and not much to them to do a full post on,
but still made a big impression on us that we saved landmarks to revisit at another time.

You can imagine the substantial collection we have, we like just about everything lol
With so many LMs in possession, We thought to condense some choice favorites in categories.

Our picks in the “3 Realms” series will be of the Arts in this post.
Art forms in SL are interestingly diverse, With unique perspectives and creativity.
Please take time to support the Art community, refer and patron them frequently.

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Look on as we cover the historic, the fun and the interactive.

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The Terracotta Soldiers (TP)

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This SL replica of ancient funerary art is AMAZING.

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Here are the RL facts for this: In 1974 these figures were discovered by local farmers in the Lintong District, Xi’an, Shaanxi province.
The figures include warriors, chariots and horses, & varied in height according to their roles, with the tallest being the generals.

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These terracotta statues represented the armies of the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang.
When he passed, They were buried with him to protect the emperor in his afterlife.

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The Port (TP)

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Loved Loved Loved this place!
This sim is a mashup of eclectic art galleries & media.

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The Port is a sandbox of sorts for those into machinima, Offering LOTs of resources, & helpful tips.

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It also has exploratory tunnels, caves & interactive art to play with.

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Enter the building called the “Pencil factory” to see innovative & successful past projects that were launched in SL.
We haunted this place for a couple of hours LOL, & had a BALL here!

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Echoes in the Garden (TP)

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This is one of several interactive installs in SL, by Artist Rose Borchovski.
Echoes is a continuation of the story on a character named Beth and her Grandchild Lot.
This sad and haunting tale comes about because of war.

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Bound by rules restricting them of what they can and cannot do,
Beth and Lot were forced to flee their home because a war had started.
They were separated in all the calamity, and Beth never found her grandchild again.

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The Artist injects so much emotion into her creations.
You can feel the fear, the loss and pain of an upcoming war and separation.

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Other installations by This artist can be found here:
slurl.com/secondlife/Cariacou/234/53/24 ” THE INEVITABILITY OF FATE”
slurl.com/secondlife/Rosas/234/53/24 “Echoes in the Garden”
slurl.com/secondlife/MIC/234/53/24 ” The Arrival”
slurl.com/secondlife/SaliMar/234/53/24 ” Blind”

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As always we wish you a great time out there in SL,
Take Care until we read again ❤

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~The J-Team 😉

SL Destinations: Historic Replicas by ASU

Welcome All!
Revan here :), The Wife and I were feeling a bit Rockabilly Retro today, So I searched for a sim to fit our mood.
I came across a true Gem., The Arkansas State University had 2 sims that fit our theme perfectly.

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What a VAST destination! We got more than we expected. There are actually 6 sims Total owned by ASU., 2 campus, including an
orientaion area with Art Gallery, 3 historic recreations by Painter Meriman and 1 set aside as a Leisure sim with Beach.

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The Regions have MANY points of interest, Too numerous to cover all in one post,

But We will highlight the spots we found enjoyable.

You may begin at ASU’s Virtual Campus Start point.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ASU%20Virtual%20Campus/160/96/24

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Here you will find unusual Art Exhibits and Interactive galleries.
Be sure to Transport to each area in the Art Building via the large banner flags in front.
We had a great time on the turtle ride touring a giant Aquarium!

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Fascinating Historic Information with RL Pics can be seen at The Southern Tenant Farmer’s Museum which highlights the work
of John L. Handcox.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ASU%20Virtual%20Heritage/136/61/25

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John L. Handcox (1904-1992); was a Great Depression-era tenant farmer and union advocate from Arkansas renowned for his
politically charged songs and poetry.

This place is AMAZING!, They have even replicated Ernest Hemingway’s Studio.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ASU%20Virtual%20Heritage/49/138/22

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During the 1930s A barn was converted into a studio to give Hemingway privacy for writing.
Portions of one of his most famous novels, A Farewell to Arms, and several short stories were written in this studio.

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Moving along, We came across Country Music Singer Johnny Cash’s boyhood home in Dyess Circle.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ASU%20Dyess%20Colony/136/102/23

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This is a recreation of The Cash family home in Dyess Arkansas as it was during the 1940s.

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Check out the the rest of this town. There’s a Pop-shop, Cinema, & other colony display homes here, It’s like a step back
in time.

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Something I found interesting was that The University actually owns Mr.Cash’s childhood home & The Dyess Circle Community;
Read about it here => http://arkansasheritagesites.astate.edu/AHS/Dyess.html

 Exploring a bit more we come across a piece of Antique Southern Beauty.

A scale model of The Lakeport Plantation House in Lake Village, Arkansas.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ASU%20Virtual%20HeritageS/249/121/22

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This palatial estate is One of Arkansas’ premiere historic structures.
Lakeport is the only remaining Arkansas plantation home set on the Mississippi River.
It was built in 1859 for Lycurgus and Lydia Taylor Johnson, Who were part of a political dynasty that extended from
Virginia to Kentucky to Arkansas.

Jump on the Horse & Carriage awaiting you for a tour around the estate with cotton fields.

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Opposite of The Lakeport Mansion are tour boats and rafts.
The Raft will take you to the tragic sunken town of Napoleon.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ASU%20Virtual%20HeritageS/132/137/24

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Just stand up when destination reaches its point and walk off the pier to find this RL Historic replica underwater.
There are plenty of signs around to tell you the story of what happened and when.

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If You take the row Boat, You will then tour a serene swamp, great for photos.

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There is also a wooden shack complete with rocking chairs on the porch to hang out.

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I hope you enjoy this fantastic region as we did, It is chocked full of food for thought.
I wish You a GREAT time until we read again!

WHAT I AM WEARING:

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EARS::::::: [MANDALA]STEKING_ears_ver3
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SHOES:::::: *BC322 BROTHEL CREEPERS GIBSON

WHAT CHIOMA IS WEARING:

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HAIR::::::: >TRUTH< Sassy 2 w/Roots – lava
MAKEUP::::: [PF] Glossy Pout Lipstick <Deep> – Red
GLASSES:::: [CT] Cat Glasses – Grey
BAG:::::::: RO – Cat’s in the Bag
JEWELS::::: PurePoison- Cat Set, :::LePrimativ::: Double Strap Silver Watch – White
SHIRT:::::: SUGAR Avale Top
PANTS:::::: Razor /// Veruca Leggings
SHOES:::::: {TARAshoes} KOURTNEY
SKIN::::::: Deesses: Tameka – Dark eyebrows – Caramel Mocha

 

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