Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My World Tour, Pt. III - China

Welcome to China! I'm not quite sure what year we landed in, my fingers got sore from all the time turning. However, the Great Wall still looks great. The wall is historically reported to be 10.000 Li in length, which might mean almost 6000 Kilometers, but more likely it means that it is just a damn long wall.

Originally the Great Wall was build to shield the country from babarous hordes from the north...

...nowadays the wall is regularly being stormed by barbarous tourists from the west, they are armed mostly with cameras and mobile phones.

Here I think Becca is reaching for her mobile in her back pocket.

Climbing the Wall can be very exhausting. I totally need a break.

It is said that first building endevours started about 2500 years ago. Like with so many historical buildings the work on it never really stopped, as soon as it was done, preservation started and today parts of the Wall are being restaurated. Though in some areas, civilians use the stones of the Wall to build their private homes!
When enemies were in sight a fire signal was lit on top of these guard post to warn the other towers.

A lot of parts of the Wall are interrupted by natural barriers like rivers and mountains. Here we have an awesome view on large ships in a harbour.

Now we meet with one of the most important people in all China.

Of course we pay him our respects and stay for a chat.

As we move on we find a house on a lake.

And a stranded fishing boat.

Finally we came to a place that looked a bit more inhabited.

And accidentally sneaked into a casern. We got lucky, there was no one around. So we tried our luck with the bows and arrows and then ran off.

You can tell my feet are aching after walking the 10.000 (neverending) Li.

So we enter the city and check out the movie theater... or was it a school?

Afterwards we had a cup of tea...

...but didn't account for the bill. Not so lucky we got ordered to work it off, with a cab...

...all around the plaza, baby...

...around and around.
It will be a while until I return to this place, at least until my feet have returned to their normal size. Still, this is one amazing place to visit.

When we were leaving the country we discover this strange place...or was I just dreaming? China in Ink!

So long!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

My World Tour, Pt. II - Ancient Egypt

Egypt (watch out the sim is now high RP area, you have to dress ancient or you'll be banned)

As I said before, we went up the Nile and landed in Egypt! In case you wonder, where Rebecca went again... I didn't see her after we came out of the pyramid.

So I started wandering around on my own.

This Sphinx looks kinda different from what I've seen in books. Maybe it is because we did a time travel this time. Honest, why look at ruins if you can see the real thing? :P

In the Temple the catlike goddess Bastet is being worshipped.

Here in anthropomorphic form.

In the temple names of great ekings and queens have been carved into stone. Is that a white rabbit over there?

The buildings are still in very good shape! And those have been old already 2000 years ago.

Another temple, where Anubis is the guardian. The Horus eye means protection.

He really is that tall!

Idyllic view across the Nile.

At the foot of the Obelisk I find the Horus eye again and a scarab "Cheper" which symbolises a new beginning.

I truely wish I had brought my glasses...or a ladder.

Later on I climed the Pyramid... and while I was looking across Ancient Egypt some faded memory was nagging in the back of my head. What was it I forgot?

Oh yes! I let Rebecca out of the tomb and she was so grateful she forgot to beat me up. However, if you go to Egypt and find the golden tip of the pyramid is missing... well, I'm a wizard and I have a really big suitcase!
So long!

My World Tour, Pt. I - Africa

Since I "dropped out" of school, I've been wandering about SL a lot with my suitcase and my camera and my funny hat. The journey isn't over yet, but I will start to share some impressions with you.

First stop: Africa

Africa from Bird's .... or rather Balloon's Perspective.

Finding a spot to land.

Not that easy with all these trees and giraffes...

Oh, look a Slyther....... a snake! *screams like a girl and runs off*

The biological diversity in Africa is amazing. Look at those elephants, ducks, lions, goats with big horns, crocs?...oh my, where did Rebecca go?!

After I find Rebecca I do something really stupid. I go for a ride in an old tire to look at the hippos...and forgot my umbrella. ALWAYS, I say ALWAYS bring an umbrella when you're about to piss off a hippo!

But oh well, I think I can top the hippo incident. Crocs really like floating tires with humans in them. Just as much as we like creme filled donuts.

Thank God I got away. Did I? Or am I looking into his eyes right now?

Whatever, I rather play some music.

Then we hang out for a while.... some more music...

And finally it is time to leave.

We stop at a tourist oasis for a lemo...

...and enjoy the sight, before our ship goes down the Nile and that's where we will start off next time.

Oh, and since some of you misunderstood the death of my character in HU and thought I REALLY died, I sent a postcard:

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Templum ex Obscurum

A wonderful mysterious world (click the pictures to enlarge them):

As soon as you enter this sim you're standing at the entrance of a mysterious old temple,

which was built in the inner of a mountain. Old, forgotten relicts surrounded by water

and some poseballs are waiting for you. Lay down into the water and just...forget.

Drown in surreal blue light - the heart of the temple.

Discover the stunning setting out of light, water and plants.
(Hint: set the envoirment to midnight).

And don't forget to take a look at the outside of the cave - its totally worth a look!

Also here, amazing light settings can be found. Sometimes it was hard for me to walk further - I had the desire just to stay and watch the lights and the waves.

Up on the top of the hill you'll find the last, almost romantic scenario. I tried to capture the beauty of this place at a few pictures but they are nothing when you visited this little spot on your own.