The origins of Zweet ZurroundingZ, romantic arcadian hills and woods topped by ethereal palaces and rotundas, are lost in the mists of Second Life.
Realistic textures blend through layers of light and shade, impeccable terraforming and innovative use of mesh that never jars, but always invites exploration, excursions, under a gorgeous windlight sky.
It's a region that takes a while to rez, but you will not regret it if you take the time to see it in its full glory. We sat on the terrace overlooking a beautiful valley.
Emil Jannings read to us a series of April inspired texts, leading us through Chaucer up to Edna St Vincent Millay's Spring, Seamus Heaney's Rite of Spring and even a couple on the theme of pirates - including Robert Louis Stevenson's A Pirate's Story - all read with Emil's usual erudition, wit, and charm.
You can find the full text of the selected poems in the LM box on hgsafari region, FrancoGrid.
And then, on to celebrate ten years of the Maritime Club in opensim, with Stiofain Mactomais, and live music by Whirli Placebo.
|The Maritime and the Curzon|
|Inside the box office of the Curzon|
stiofain mactomais: hopefully u will all return another time to explore further there are 9 regions here with a variety of belfast exhibitions lots of old buildings that no longer exist belfasts most famous export the rms titanic .... which was alrite when it left here ... and a lot of music and art related stuff
George Equus: Called progress...
|Comfy seats at the cinema|
Hans Nerido: with popcorn and beer ???
Phred: 1969 if you want the best music :)
stiofain mactomais: geo set up the video here in the Curzon.
George Equus: It is standard Youtube TV setting. The script only needs the proper video link. This setup is open source that Nebadon Izumi made long ago Benefit is any number of ppl can watch at the same time from any number of videos set up
Lucy Afarensis: very cool
Then off we went, across the road, to the iconic Maritime Club, which has been offering Live Music in OSGrid for ten years now, quite an amazing milestone for any club in any kind of reality - congratulations to Stio and all his performers!! Whirli Placebo, the guitar man we all love to hear, reminded us that he quite rarely plays music inworld these days, but this venue is one of his favorites. He certainly made our evening complete.
Whirli is one of those rare performers who reads the chat as he plays, so there's a great rapport with the public, and that makes the event even more fun and intimate. Take a moment to check out Whirli's YouTube channel and subscribe, you won't regret it.
Even when there's no live music happening, the Belfast regions are well worth a walk or cam around the whole area (including under water) for you will find much to delight you, such as the Ormeau Baths, nowadays a fancy office complex in RL, and in virtual, a gallery of paintings by Catherine Kingcome and Barry Kerr. Another must -see, on the upper floors of the Maritime, is the exhibition of representations of Celtic gods and goddesses.
|cam up at the Maritime, and you'll find many art treasures|
stiofain mactomais: will just post that again after all the well deserved whirli applause folks for any one hasn't been here before, we do a live show every sunday at 10 pm gmt this week we have Truelie Telling live from nashville with her special guests Black Rhinocerous - watch their video here
Zweet ZurroundingZ hg.osgrid.org:80:zweet zurroundingz
The Curzon Cinema, and Maritime Club hg.osgrid.org:80:maritime club belfast