Today is July 4, which is Independence Day in the U.S.A. 239 years ago, in 1776, 13 American colonies declared their independence from Great Britain. There is no better way to spend the day in Second Life than to visit an American-themed region, and I have just the place for you to visit-- Lighthouse Oasis which will put you in a Southern California (So Cal) frame of mind.
Although California was not part of the United States at first, there is no one state more instantly recognizable to the rest of the world. Lighthouse Oasis captures the essence of So Cal well with its mid 20th century neon signs, its beach shack and surf decor, and its abundance of tall palms and dense green landscaping. This is classic California at its best.
Lighthouse Oasis is part of Crossing Sands, a region comprised of four full public and 25 adult homestead sims. The entire region is geared toward motorcycle racing and is interconnected with public roads. Properties are available for rental; the SLurl below will take you a row of buildings which include a property rental office. There is also an interregional teleport board near the arrival area. Please contact LittleUnicorn Meredith with any questions concerning residential information.
To visit this highly recommended destination:
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To see my coverage of Lisipark, another region reminiscent of California with great period signage and decoration:
To see a current listing of more gorgeous places to visit in Second Life:
All photography was taken using Windlight Sky Setting Strawberry Singh DotCom Original, which yields a mellow sunny bright light to images.
You can download all of Strawberry Singh's Windlight setting here if your viewer does not already contain them. They are quite good, and I use many of them on a regular basis.
You can find the "Orginal" Sky Setting as one of a group by downloading this XML file:
Photography from other locations in the 26 sim Crossing Sands development are shown below.