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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Misfit Dance & Performance Art - "Misfit Follies" Showcase - Wednesday March 22nd at 6 pm SL


Wednesday March 22nd at 6 pm SL
Misfit Dance & Performance Art presents :

  " Misfit Follies  ~  a Showcase of Theater Dance Art "

Show time is 6 pm SL with pre-show music starting at 5:30 pm SL
More fun than you can imagine!  Join us!
Please arrive early to guarantee your seat

PlayBill

"Misfit's Toys"        
"Cinco de Julio"
"Peeping Tom"
"Spy vs Spy"    
"The Spider's Heart"
"Queens of DeNile"  
"Frank's Night Job"
"The Crown Dance"

Misfit Dance & Performance Art  ~  Prepare to be delighted.

Contact JenzZa Misfit for more information.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Positive Vibes for Positive Brides by Psychic Medium Linda Lauren


You are preparing to get married and one of the first orders of business is to share the good news with family and friends. During that time is when you begin looking for the bridesmaids and grooms who will stand by you, helping you enjoy the fun stages of planning the wedding, from the engagement party to the main event, with the bachelor/bachelorette parties sandwiched somewhere in between.
With all that activity going on, the challenge is to keep up a positive vibe so you don’t get stressed. There are several ways you can accomplish this:
Meditate daily. Taking time out for yourself will rejuvenate you and help you keep you mood in high spirits. Put 10-20 minutes aside and sit quietly and breathe. You can add soft music, as long as it’s instrumental, and just allow your thoughts freedom. It will be a great pick-me-up as well as a centering. Make sure you make this time for you alone. Turn off your phone and ignore any communication that isn’t internal.
Be smart about how you use and post on social media - Don’t be a slave to it. Yes, I know there is that temptation to post every photo and video clip of things as they are happening. There is a better way to do that: delegate the job of posting to one particular person and decide what smartphone or camera they will use. There will be plenty of guests doing their own posting, but at least you will have the security in knowing that your end has been taken care of for you,
Make a To Do list - it doesn’t matter whether someone is doing things for you or whether you are doing them yourself, this can be a scattered time and even the most organize person needs to work with a list. As the bride, you have the master list and can orchestrate everyone from the maid of honor to the wedding planner.
This is enough to get you started and set the tone for a happy, stress free (as much as possible) wedding. Even if you take one of these into consideration, it will most likely make a difference for you. So....here’s wishing you a fabulous wedding and a long and happy marriage!

4th generation Psychic Medium Linda Lauren can be found flying around her Island ETU Abbracciare

Saturday, March 18, 2017

GeekSpeak – will we all become cyborgs? Join the discussion Saturday March 18th 12 pm SLT



Last week Elon Musk claimed that humans will become obsolete unless we merge our intelligence with machine intelligence.  Without doing that we cannot hope to survive.  Is he right?  Or is he crazy?

Would you choose to become a cyborg?  How would merging with silicon intelligence affect us?  Will there be two different human species?  Will primitive humans continue to exist at all?  What will it mean to be human in 200 years time?

Are people, at least young people, somehow being prepared for merging with AI?  After all we rely more and more on interacting with computers.  What changes has that made in human brains?

Whether you like the idea or hate it, come and discuss transhumanism with us.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Danmu/141/128/51

Inspired by celebs, made for SL! March 19th at 8 am SLT



InspirationSL reopens its doors on 19th March at 8am SLT to give you a free spirited feel, inspired by Gypsy Esmeralda!

Inspiration is back! It's time to give in to your wanderlust because this event is perfect for free spirits and travellers alike. For 3 weeks you can wander as carelessly as the breeze around this lovely event... not all those who wander are lost!

Also, there are gifts from every designer participating in the event!

What are you waiting for? Make sure to mark InspirationSL in your calendars today! Sunday 19th March 2017, 8am SLT!

The School of WrenNoir: An in depth interview with SL Artist WrenNoir Cerise - Dean Lawson reporting



WrenNoir Cerise is a Second Life Artist who creates incredible images using her skills as a mesh designer and her exploration of Second Life. I had the good fortune to chat with WrenNoir and learn more about the process by which she creates her images.
Dean : Could you tell me about your artistic experience in Second and Real Life?
Wren : I entered SL reluctantly at the urging of a friend. The reluctance was not because I didn't think I'd like it, but rather I thought I'd like it too much.  When I eventually relented, I found my expectations to be justified and maybe even overly so. As a visual artist in RL -- I have a Master's in Art Therapy --  the beauty of this world captured me and I immediately wanted to capture it right back. I began by taking photos of my avatar and soon friends were asking for photos. Then businesses asked for photos for vendor images, eventually I was hired as a photographer for various SL magazines, and then on to exhibit at SL art galleries. Throughout, I found people were hungry to find out how to create better images, but received few answers as many talented photographers are busy honing their craft. In the Spring of 2013 together with Nariko Okawa, I started an SL photography school where we teach everything we know from how to use the SL tools, composition, lighting, and how to truly SEE. I don't see this as creating competitors, but rather as supporting future colleagues who will push me to always improve my own craft. You can find information about the school, Visionaire, here: www.visionaireSL.com

Dean : Could you tell me about your artistic influences in Second Life and Real Life?
Wren : I am not sure you have enough room here, Dean! There is such a huge number of creative people just in SL never mind RL. If you take a look at my Flickr stream, you will see that I follow over 500 people. But I will try to name a few for you since you asked. I love the work of Deborah Lombardo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/harborgalaxy/) she has the most amazing way of using color... and that's no easy! People get Ph.D.s in RL for color theory! It's hard! Needless to say, my work is nothing like hers but I hope to one day approximate it. I think pretty much everyone also loves Anouk Anna (https://www.flickr.com/photos/anoukanna/). She is incredible with crips clarity, lights, and shadows. A brilliant image maker. Nic Bour is another amazing image maker (https://www.flickr.com/photos/102433698@N06) who is a genius of the use of light, as is SL Senna (https://www.flickr.com/photos/65872974@N03/). I honestly could name so many more: Laura (Mrs. S), Magissa Denver, Isa Messioptra, Lil' Frenchie elo, Nimoe Constantine. Ah, I see a pattern now, the ones I truly admire are using the SL image-making tools to the utmost to showcase the beautiful lights and shadows and colors we can achieve.
As for RL, I love Vermeer, Chagall, Magritte, even Dali. But what influences my SL image-making is not painters, but photography from the fashion industry. I love being able to represent people/avatars in a way that just grabs a viewer.

Dean : I’m impressed by the use of texture and shadows in your images. Do you use an editing software such as Photoshop? If so could you elaborate on what software you use and what types of adjustments you make to your Second Life images?
Wren : Thank you. Shadows are completely done in SL and SL gives us tremendously beautiful shadows. People don't realize just how powerful the SL tools are for image making, and I think it might be hard to believe that I use exceptionally little post-processing software in my images; however, when I do, it's Photoshop all the way. Sometimes, I just get a bug and want to push playing around with Photoshop, so those image are well worked over. My favorite things are layers. I usually take many snapshots of exactly the same image but with different lighting conditions, I layer them, and then use masking techniques and layer modes, to combine the layers. Sometimes I overlay textures for extra oomph, and those are images that I pull from the internet making sure they have the proper rights. www.pixabay.com is a great source as is Flickr. People just need to be sure to respect the usage rights of the image creators.
Dean : The avatars featured in your images have great detail as do the clothes they are dressed in. Are there avatar and mesh clothes designers you would recommend to photographers who are starting out in Second Life?
Wren : Thank you again. Yes, it really is important to choose good work from SL creators because in the end that saves you from having to 'fix' things in post processing programs. Skins in SL are a big thing if you want to photograph avatars. A cheap skin can look flat and cartoonish, but a well-crafted skin can show off skin pores, moles, highlights, and look natural. Some of my favorite skin designers are Lara Hurley, League, The Skinnery, YS&YS, Atelier Pepe, DeeTaleZ, and the very artsy Kooqla. I am enjoying the introduction of mesh heads very much too. This saves you from once again 'fixing' the SL classic avatar from showing all the triangular planes. With mesh, the curves are really curves, rather than flat small planes arranged to look like a curve. As for the clothes, that is a completely mixed bag. Since mesh bodies came about I stick strictly with mesh clothes. Applied textures are still not crisp enough for me. You will will I have lots of stuff on the avatars' heads, those flowers are from Lode and LaGyo, while the jewerly is often from Mandala.

Dean : As detailed and compelling as some of your avatars are I also find your backgrounds very interesting, do you create your own backgrounds or do you find them by exploring different sims?
Wren : I do both, Dean. Sometimes I rezz trees and objects I own around the avatar, and other times I go to a sim and pose there. I adore SL. I really do. I will never use a flat, pre-photographed background because you just can't get a realistic depth to it, in my opinion. I came to SL for the promise of visually creativity (which it delivers in spades!) and want to utilize it as much as possible. When I can completely get away from post-processing I do!

Dean : Some of your images contain more than one avatar, do you collaborate with other SL artists?
Wren : It's always a pleasure to work with other people. The only criteria I require from them is patience! hehehe.  When you have more than one avatar, the time for the work doubles as one must adjust shadows, light, objects, and poses for both. 'Night Fishing for Mermaids' and 'When Venus Rises' were collaborations with Alles Klaar who is well-known for having multiple avatars in her work, and little Quintense also makes an appearance in 'When Venus Rises.' SL is a social platform after all!
Dean : You have a lot of positive reviews from students. How could someone contact you regarding lessons? Do you charge for lessons?
Wren : I do teach in SL. Myself and Nariko Okawa founded Visionaire which is an SL photography school. We realized that there was a real thirst for people to learn how to create better images. Many amazing photographers are so busy with creating images that they just don't have time to answer questions or teach, so we decided to carve out a bit of time to be able to do so. In the end, when everyone's work improves, we all benefit. We teach everything we know and hold nothing back. However, nobody is compared to anyone else. We all start at a certain point, and what we want is for people to improve from that point. Classes are intense, though. We meet for a minimum of 2 hours (usually 3), once a week for 10 weeks, then we have a break and a graduation exhibit. It requires real commitment on the students' part as well as our own. Yes, we do charge. My philosophy is that while there is real satisfaction in making a contribution (and I have volunteered in both SL and RL), this level of commitment shouldn't be cheapened. Payment actually insures that the student will stick with it and pay attention too. As Adriel Huntress, one of our graduates said: "[17:05]: ahh i had so much fun and learned so much! i met some fantastic people and got to know you more. I have walked away with not only a better understanding of photography and art but also some very lovely friendships :) I spend money all the time here in sl lol have regretted a lot of it lol but I would have paid double knowing now what I know about your class :) You have an amazing way about you and are so positive and supportive. You really are a fantastic person and have a wonderful skill at what you do :)"
If people are interested in learning more, they can go to www.VisionaireSL.com. They can send an e-mail to www.VisionaireSL@gmail.com or send me a NC if they have any questions or want to be put on an advisory list.  There is a new semester starting on April 23rd and we only teach 2 semesters per year (Spring and Fall).
Dean: Is there anything you would like people to know about you or your work?
Wren : I am super friendly and down to earth. I adore people who want to learn and it doesn't matter to me how far they are on their path. As long as they want to learn I have the greatest respect for them. As for my work, I just hope it resonates with people in some way and that it showcases the tremendous possibilities for beauty in Second Life.

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Top 10 Trends from Second Life Fashion Spring 2017 – Camury Reporting



Spring is almost here and our hearts are warmed by the revival of the terrestrial flora. It's time to put away your heavy jackets, and wear lighter and more colorful pieces.
Spring brings back some of the pieces that were stored in our inventory and this is very good thing, because that allows us to save some lindens by re using some forgotten pieces that will inspire your Spring wardrobe.


Metallic
Metallics were already here this winter and is also hot for spring. If in the past, the metallic of the time was silver, now it is colorful! Let the rainbow of color transform tones and shine this spring. That shine will also appear in the makeup, especially in lipstick shades.

Slip Dress
Another piece that is trending this spring that you will see in many stores in SL is the so-called slip dress. It is nothing more than a dress with a shape inspired by sweaters, it is tight and descends snug to the body.


Orange Is The Warmest Color for the season
Orange, coral, terracotta ... the diverse shades of this color will warm up spring in Second Life. Hot and full of life, the orange tone will dominate different styles, from Boho Chic to Retro. Nice!

Navy
 "Navy"  has never gone out of style and every season the stripes come back with new proposals.  Look for that forgotten T-shirt in inventory and mix it with jeans, or black leggings, leather jacket and slippers.

Accessories
The big accessories are still in high demand and are some fun items that make for a more stylish look. To incorporate this trend, women can bet on maxi earrings, mirrored sunglasses, tote bags, and sandals with colored straps.



Chokers
Chokers are very sexy necklaces very short and close to the neck, much appreciated in  Second Life to hide the line off toned neckline that some avie find difficult to mask. Chokers have been around for some time now and are still very popular for spring 2017 . Although the most used choker model is black, you can find them in a vriety of fabrics, chains and even super delicates.
For men:


Sockless
The "no sock" style, with visiable ankles is in with cropped Pants or Joggers. Complete your look with a white Adidas Stan Smith low-rise sneaker.

Printed Short Sleeve Shirt
You will notice Floral, Tropical, Minimalist, Striped, Chess Prints on Short Sleeve Shirts this spring. You can complete your look with light jeans or shorts.


Monochrome Styles
 The visual valuing a color tone only gains strength in spring! If you like to wear solids like  all white, all black, all blue, etc, you can mix it up by playing with shades. Combining very similar colors or accessories in another color, gives you variety without getting too far from the monochrome!

If you liked  the trend forecast for this spring, don’t forget to leave your opinions and comments down below. Your participation is very important to us!


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The images that appear in this article were taken from Marketplace

Thursday, March 16, 2017

ART DREAMS : An in depth interview with SL Artist Jolie.Lisa - Dean Lawson Reporting

 

Taught by Masters from the Cape School of Art in Provincetown, Massachusetts.... Jolie's  style and techniques blossom with color and sensuality.  Her work is post -Impressionist and Fantasy. Additionally Jolie earned a dual B.A. in Art Studio, Art History and received a state Teacher Certification in Art Education K-12.  After many rewarding years teaching Art in public schools Jolie is happily exploring new worlds in digital arts.  
 
 

Dean : Could you tell me about your experience as an artist in real life?
 
Jolie : My work in virtual/digital art is a new direction in a long art career.  I am classically trained in plein-air technique in real life and studied intensively to painting from life, be it portrait, still life or landscape.  I started showing in publlc shows at the age of 19 and that same year worked as a sidewalk portrait artist for Walt Disney World.  In the next few years I was often involved in instruction of drawing and painting as well.  It was then I decided to complete a university degree in Studio Art and Art History combined with a state certificate in Art K-12.  I taught many wonderful children in many schools, mostly inner city. After finding myself retired I discovered an extremely enjoyable virtual world with my new computer and became immersed in Second Life.  In this world the landscapes and tableaux available seem never ending and various;  there is always a new scene or setting to challenge me and to capture.
 

 
Dean : Could you tell me about your experience as an artist in Second Life?
 
Jolie : I explored first and made many noob blunders : ) learning to navigate.  As soon as I was comfortable with things I started noticing avatars in poses with light and shadow . I learned I could assess them as a figure or portrait study. That is when I started taking photographs and looking around for editing programs that would not be too complex.
 
 

Dean :  Some of your images appear to have multiple layers, including text, could you elaborate on the technical process by which you create your images?
 
Jolie : I work as much as possible in the same manner I would in RL.  I start with the broad composition and add general color scheme and tonal layer first.  I work up from non detailed to highly detailed things in the picture plane, balancing the tone and contrast all through.  And I "save" in between each layer.
 
 

Dean : What are your artistic influences? What inspires you?
 
Jolie : I studied with Elliott McMurrough and with Henry Hensche, both teachers from the Cape School of Art in Massachusetts. I will add a link where the theory and lineage of this awesome school can be learned.
 
 
 
Dean : Is there anything you would like our readers to know about you and your art work?
 
Jolie : Art work is not, first of all, a product. It is a working of the mind whose outcome improves with practice and skill.  Not trying to sound lofty but many people see a gallery as a "business" where the success is measure in number of sales.  Truly if I were to be concerned with these matters above everything I would be making products more easily sold. 
However my studies with Elliott and Henry began when I was a terribly confused yet talented adolescent who had no idea where to go or what to do.  The strength of character, the orderly thinking , the ability to qualitativeley assess art all began in my studies with these two great teachers whose names are well known in the American art world of plein-air painters.
My life took a few turns that made relying on my career as an artist impossible although I always kept painting.  I eventually earned a college degree and certificate to teach public school art which I did for 10 years.
 
Happily I discovered a thriving art community in SL and the option of using new techniques, the wonder of windlight settings and the ability to virtually travel to so many exceptional locations.  My personal art career revived itself and here I am learning something new and extraordinary every day.  The more I exhibit or use Flickr to share my work the more skilled I become at pushing boundaries and striving for excellence in my work.
 
 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Misfit Dance & Performance Art - "Misfit Follies" Showcase - Wednesday March 15th at 6 pm SL



It's our Monthly Matinee time for our global timezone friends! 

Wednesday March 15th at 6 pm SL

Misfit Dance & Performance Art presents :

  " Misfit Follies  ~  a Showcase of Theater Dance Art "

Show time is 6 pm SL with pre-show music starting at 5:30 pm SL

Please arrive early to guarantee your seat

 We will debut a new number that is guaranteed to make you smile! 
'Spy vs Spy ' is full of fun surprises!

PlayBill

"Sleepless Sheep"        
"Under the Big Top Top"
"Bourbon Street"
"Go Fish!"    
"Banzai Samurai"
"Basic Shapes"  
"Spy vs Spy"     Brand new!  
"DayBreak"
Misfit Dance & Performance Art  ~  Prepare to be delighted.

Contact JenzZa Misfit for more information.

Here Comes The Sun



We are ready for the sun up here in the northern hemisphere. Now is the time to ditch the snow and get your second life beach spruced up for the summer. The perfect way to do this is with the KiX Beach Towel and Windbreak and the KiX Beach Raft from the KiX On The Beach range

Both items are KiX original mesh and animations with texture change options and many props.  Both items currently have a promotion offer where if you buy the adult version, you get the PG version free.



Demo available in the Main Store > http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Miso/181/174/28

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Fun 24/7 with Karaoke in World- Seersha Heart Reporting...





Karaoke in SL is a thriving and a vibrant activity.  There are many venues to consider as well as how to set up to participate.  You will find the singers have all levels of skill.  They are alike in one way, they are having fun.  A karaoke venue is never predictable or the same place two nights in a row.

I learned that for Karaoke, all paths lead to the~O~ Lounge.  SL Karaoke was born here.  The ~O~ recently celebrated nine years of operation which is incredible for any venue.  Nine years ago when Canipanic Maslow, the venue’s owner, wanted to bring karaoke to SL many wondered how he would do it.  Now that process is easy and anyone may go to the ~O~ Loungeand sing.  The ~O~ Loungemakes karaoke a community not just a TP stop.  This venue is supportive of other karaoke venues as those are part of the larger karaoke community that resonates out from the ~O~ Lounge.  The singers I see at the ~O~ lounge I have also seen at other venues and vice versa.  At the ~O~ their statement is very true “Singers come get discovered here, venue owners find your new talent here.”  The ~O~lounge is open 24/7.
There are several people who hit all the hot spots on a regular basis.  So much so that many of them have friendships that have lasted years.  Speaking to Canipanic Maslow I asked him who should sing karaoke.  He told me everybody.  He told me that he is “the guy” who, when he goes up to sing everyone realizes they can karaoke.  And he does, every night, gets up and sings a couple of songs.


The great thing I noticed about karaoke, is no matter how talented a person may or may not be everyone is supportive at the venues without exception.  I have listened to a lot of people sing over the past two weeks and I have heard quite a range of talent.  All having fun, all cheered after their song.  All types of people karaoke too.  I mean ~all~ types, men, women, animals, other characters.  There is one man who frequents the ~O~lounge who is a spiderman actively roleplaying his namesake while interacting with the regulars.  Some of the people sound like professional singers.  I was not surprised to watch a fox playing a guitar while singing.  You gotta love SL.


Another great Karaoke spot is Coastal Castaways Karaoke.  At Coastal they offer something special that most karaoke venues don’t have.  They have time when there is a host there 5-8 M/W/T/F 3-8 Sat/Sun specifically to help out patrons.  Their karaoke board is available other times there just isn’t a host available making this venue another one that is 24/7.  The owner, FaithFromund, runs things very smoothly there often participating herself.  It is a breezy open platform surrounded by palms and sand.  The atmosphere is friendly, welcoming and laid back.  Everyone is always dancing and quick to offer the dance HUD to new comers.


Fireside Karaoke is frequently by many of the people you find at ~O~ Lounge and Coastal Castaways.  It is a popular stop to practice with taking over a stream and singing to a small audience.  The owner says “Practice, teach or just bring your friends and relax...but whatever you do ... SHUTUP AND SING!!”


Most of the karaoke venues support each other.  For example Canipanic Maslow maintains a music hall of fame boards & open mics places board with portals to twenty four different venues that have karaoke, open mic or both.  Cani keeps the board updated for closings and moves so it is always current.


There is a very clever club making the rounds at karaoke venues.  Maintained by Jeena Cyberstar the iKaraoke club is a definitely club to join.  The club is described by Jeena as:
“Love karaoke? Me too!! :) Let's have some fun! We're all a work in progress. This is a mobile karaoke community that finds and creates liveliness wherever we go. “
Jeena sends out a notice from the venue she is at so members of the club know where they may karaoke with a crowd.  This club is already 100 members strong.
If you know where to go you probably want to know how you can participate in karaoke. What do you need to sing?  You may sing in voice or using the stream.  Using the stream involves having your own broadcast software [many are free] as each person provides their own backup music.  One very popular is Butt [Broadcast using  this tool] and it can be used on PC or Mac.  I used Mixxx software on a Mac to pick up the stream.  You need the stream information for the venue you are visiting to input into your software then you are ready to go.  For your music, there are many sites with karaoke versions of your favorite songs.  Karafun is one place for pure karaoke type of music.
I definitely highly recommend the ~O~Lounge, Coastal Castaways, Fireside and the venues list on the Music Hall of Fame and Open Mic Board.  For a little more fun, try Jeena’s club to circulate with a group.

~O~ Lounge
Costal Castaways
Fireside
Music Hall of Fame Boards & Open Mic [24 venues]

Monday, March 13, 2017

PLAYMATES MAGAZINE'S MARCH ISSUE IS OUT NOW!


This month the Playmates model's went deep into the jungle for a wild photo series highlighting some of SL's awesome animals and beautiful jungles.  We also give you great idea's on how to join "The Mile High Club."  And our March Fashion Spotlight features rainy day coats and accessories from talented designers.  Plus, the results of a resident survey on the topic of "Body Shaming" with some surprising results. And our reporter's perved residents profiles for some funny and shocking profile statements.  Plus, our Playmate of the Month centerfold spread with Miss April, Twiggy Smythe and much more.  Get your free issue at Playmates Magazine Headquarters or get one now from SL's Marketplace using the link below:

Playmates Magazine has been in publication since 2007, making us the longest running adult magazine.  Winner of 6 media awards, Playmates Magazine features professional and classy photography with 25-30 of the SL's most beautiful models in every issue. Interesting and informative articles, the latest trends in fashion, innovative products and destination highlights.  Join our group so you never miss an exciting issue.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Wonders of the SL world – Camury Reporting...




Second Life is filled with amazing and extraordinary places, and many of them become favorites for those who enjoy exploring. Some of these wonderful places represent perfect virtual replicas of their real life counterparts and certainly deserve a visit.

These are my picks of five fabulous places for you to visit in Second Life.

Machu Picchu

The mysterious city of Machu Picchu is one of the biggest attractions in all of South America. The ruins rise above the clouds at 7,979 feet above sea level. Built around the middle of the 15th century, it is the main conquest of the Inca Empire.

In Second Life you can visit and see the virtual replica of Machu Picchu and explore the stairways, temples, aqueducts and observation points scattered over a mountainous landscape resembling a maze. Machu Picchu is suitable for adventurers or those who enjoy culture and history.




Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is a steep gorge carved by the Colorado River in the state of Arizona in the United States. This formation is part of the Grand Canyon National Park and you can experience the graphic replica of this wonderful work of nature in Second Life. Many visitors, however, do not know everything the place can offer them, such as the distinct and inspiring landscapes and the many outdoor adventures for those who love an adrenaline rush. Take a balloon at the entrance of the park and explore the cliffs of this awe inspiring tourist spot.

The Grand Canyon is a place of grandiose beauty that is and inspiration to its visitors. It is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.




Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is one of the greatest sights in the world — the longest wall in the world, an awe-inspiring feat of ancient defensive architecture. Its winding path over rugged country and steep mountains takes in some great scenery.
It's often said that the First Emperor of Qin built the Great Wall. Actually he was not the first to build it. See below:
Dynasty
Great Wall History — Key Events
Zhou Dynasty: The (Pre-) Warring States Period (770–221 BC)
State overlords built state border walls.
The Qin Dynasty (221–207 BC)
The First Emperor of Qin linked the Great Wall sections on China's northern border.
The Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD)
Han Wudi extended the Great Wall west to Yumen Pass and beyond.
The Ming Dynasty (1368–1644)
Hero General Qi Jiguang rebuilt the Great Wall around Beijing.

The majestic Great Wall was built with wisdom, dedication, blood, sweat, and tears. Families were separated, and many workers died and were interred as part of the Great Wall itself.

The Great Wall of China is also considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Great Wall consists of several walls, built during several dynasties over approximately two millennia. If, in the past, its function was essentially defensive, at the present it is a symbol of China and a sought after tourist attraction.

The virtual representation is worth a visit.  Have fun and explore this great work in Second Life. Don’t forget to visit the Panda Bears.




Venice

Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.  Venice is famous for the beauty of its architecture and works of art.  A part of the city is considered a World Heritage site, along with the lagoon.

Take a gondola ride or stroll through the streets of the replica of this beautiful city in Second Life. Explore the canals, the magnificent squares and bridges and even stop for coffee or wine while enjoying the view of the lagoon.




Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.  It is 324 meters high and was built in the 19th century. The Tower has become a world icon of France and one of the most recognized and visited structures in the world.

In Second Life you can explore the virtual replica of this magnificent structure and visit the square and surrounding buildings. If you’re looking for an infusion of adrenaline, you should climb up to the top of the tower and enjoy jumping of it with a parachute.



There’s nothing better than exploring and getting to know the beautiful landscapes and monuments that abound in Second Life.  For those who prefer beaches, waterfalls, snow, pyramids ...  there is something for all tastes and there arelways some interesting places to meet.  Go on an adventure in Second Life.

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