Art & The Tango in Second Life

Ocho Tango Place (moderate)

It has been years since my last visit to Ocho Tango, a wonderfully atmospheric dance hall situated in the middle of a rural pampas. There have been some changes (naturally) and they make it an even more enticing destination.

Ocho Tango Place (moderate)

If I’m remembering it correctly, the pampas used to extend the full width and length of the region. What we see now is a smaller island and the ocean has become a virtual art gallery.

Ocho Tango Place (moderate)

You’ll find sculptures by Mistero Hifeng↑ – always a good thing. If you like his works you can also visit a full sim installation by him on LEA29↑. That exhibit will close at the end of June when the next round of grants begin.

Ocho Tango Place (moderate)

Remember that applications are now being accepted for that 6 month grant of a full sim – get yours in soon!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to get back to the grasslands. Rodolfo has promised to give me another Tango lesson and I really don’t want to be late. :)

Ocho Tango Place (moderate)

A Pause to Refresh Second Life

The Endless Season (moderate)

What better way to take a break from SL Drama than to go visit something pretty? The drama does continue, and I’ll have more thoughts on that in the future, but there’s no need to let it totally consume our virtual lives. :)

The Endless Season (moderate)

I made a quick visit this morning to The Endless Season, Hezekiah Jouvenet’s beautiful region (love his name!).

The trip did not go without some difficulties though.

The Endless Season (moderate)

I can’t be the only person who anthropomorphizes Second Life. When glitches occur I assume s/he has personal issues and is throwing a tantrum. S/he is only 12 after all.

Today it was “network” – logging on was an interesting challenge. Staying logged on was an exercise in futility.

The Endless Season (moderate)

Still, I managed to get you 5 shots of a really nice landscape – not the best pics, but you’ll do better:)

If you hear giggling in the woods, assume it’s an elementary school-aged virtual world playing silly games. Puberty should be interesting ….

The Endless Season (moderate)

la Campanella & the Magic of Second Life

The White Garden (moderate)

Second Life made me very happy today!

One of the first ‘hidden gems’ I spoke about this year was The Outer Garden, Bisou Dexler’s beautiful tiny build. There have been some changes to it, but it’s still there and still attracting visitors who want to sit and enjoy the gorgeous, peaceful, surroundings.

He recently added a completely new creation to, what is becoming, a set of destinations within The Outer Garden.

la Campanella (moderate)

la Campanella is accessed through the original build – he speaks of having “hidden” the teleporter so I won’t tell you exactly where it is. If I can find it, though, you can – particularly since I did give you a clue.

It is also no hardship to look for it while exploring the beautiful White Garden.

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Something wonderful happened while I was enjoying this gorgeous little scene. I started taking pics of a really cute, tiny rabbit sitting on a crate. As I angled my camera he stood up, climbed down a ladder, crossed over to an outdoor cafe, sat down, and had a cup of coffee. It was not an avatar.

I plan to find out more about Dazai Voom and his Piccolis. They’re fabulous! If you click on that link you can watch some videos of them.

la Campanella (moderate)

I found two other things today – one of which may be useful to you. I’ve long thought I should have created a tag for posts that deal with builds by Japanese residents, and one of these days I’ll do that and go back and retag things. Finding them can be tough for those of us outside their community, but it’s always worth it.

It turns out there’s a Twitter hashtag which helps a lot – search for #SLjp.

The other (more personal) discovery is that it doesn’t take that much to make me happy – just a little magic. :)

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