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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)

 

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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HAIR::::::: booN GAS760 hair black
EARS::::::: [MANDALA]STEKING_ears_ver3
GLASSES:::: [IC] MESH Nerd Glasses .::Classics::. 2.0 * S O
SHIRT:::::: RONSEM* Short sleeved Shirt / Plain
JEWELS::::: * S O R G O – SkullBracelet BLACK/DIAMS & WHITE/DIAMS, *chronokit* watch no.38 QUASAR, RO – Bitch Ring – Chrome
PANTS:::::: [coepio] Mr.Cool Mesh Pants ~ Black Stars
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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