Today I will take a quick look at the Wonderous and Spellbound regions.
One of the largest parcels in the Wonderous region belongs to Jo Yardley, creator of the 1920s Berlin sim. 1920s Berlin is a highly detailed and extremely evocative sim that has been around for quite a few years now and has a very highly developed community of its own. My little friend Old Bert lived there for a while. After having lost his home he found a welcoming little corner in 1920s Berlin and who knows, he may still be there, living quietly and comfortably. At SL14B Jo Yardley’s plot is called “Carnival in the Hof”. The “Hof” is a “Hinterhof”, a little neighbourhood that is made up of a courtyard surrounded by large apartment buildings with small apartments filled with large families.
Tenants of these buildings would use the central courtyard for parties, dances and get togethers, which ties in with the Carnivalesque theme of SL14B. You can wander into 3 of these apartments and get a look at the day to day life of people living in these Hofs, as well as participate in some of the activities that took place in the courtyard. To read more about this, you can find an entry by Jo Yardley in the 1920s Berlin blog by clicking here.
Elsewhere I found the “Spanish with Eugenia” area. Eugenia Calderon began teaching Spanish in SL in 2008.
And on a completely different note, I also passed by the “Global Online Hockey Association”. Established in 2006, they are in their 22nd competitive season. You can read a bit about them here.
Now, on to Spellbound. One of the first areas I explored was “Carnivale Fashion Through the Ages”. A spiral staircase carries the visitor up past several rooms in which you can see and sometimes interact with figures dressed in outfits that might be seen at the Carnival. There were some historical figures,
such as Elizabeth I and the Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Sissi), figures from far away places and at the very top a bride, who can only be described as a bridezilla! This is a fun and educational exhibit, but be careful of the bride!
On to “The Venitian Gallery of Masks by Shayla Sideways”.
A baroque building contains a display of Venetian Carnival masks, beautifully detailed and presented.
You can learn a bit about the different types of masks worn during the Venetian carnival.
Then on to “The Love of Prims Funhouse”. The funhouse contains displays of different ways of manipulating (torturing) prims,
which are the base of builds in SL.
I then took a break for a snack and a rest at the “Cheeky Tiramisu Café”. I love tiramisu and this little plot was a lovely place to rest my pixels and refresh myself.
A completely different kind of build was my next stop, “Transylvania’s Vampyre Empire”. Role playing is a big part of SL for many residents and many enjoy exploring this darker side. This build is very evocative, with dark skies, an ancient looking clocktower and bats flying around.
After this I went on “Torgon’s Ride”, a futuristic looking roller coaster.
And I ended my day relaxing at the Islands of New England. I may even have caught twenty winks!