Sunday, January 23, 2011

More January Sight-seeing

I've been doing more wandering. I admit, part of of this is because I worry that in the not-too-distant future there will be no SL, or at least no SL in a form I would recognize.

An early hang-out of mine, the Waterhead Hub. A typical scene:

A view off the dock toward the educational area:

SL has quite a few nature preserves. One I like to visit from time to time is Maplewood.

Here's another cozy location:

When going on a sight-seeing trip, I often like to follow landmarks rather than just wander randomly. The extensive SL roads system is good for this:

But sometimes a random visit can be worthwhile, too:

Monday, January 17, 2011

January Sight-Seeing

For all the years I've been in SL (5 and counting), I have always spent a certain amount of time just wandering from place to place, just to see what people have done. There are some big and spectacular things to see in SL, but I often find I prefer the little touches. For example, one time I ran across a Chinese take-out restaurant, which is a bit whimsical in a virtual world.

In any case, I spent some time the last few days on one of these sight-seeing runs. Here are the records of that.

First, a view of my current home by night.

Touring — I just loved this little shack on the water.

Animated squirrels make mischief:

At the Bear Welcome hub:

Something about the arrangement of the giant tree and the little viewing building appealed to me: