Monday, April 17, 2017

Great Second Life Destinations: The Planets by Caledonia Skytower on LEA 4 - Mars, The Bringer of War



Caledonia Skytower has a wonderful art installation on LEA 4 inspired by english composer Gustav Holst's evocative suite of musical tone poems, The Planets.  You are given links to the music for each planet when you arrive and can fine the suite of music here on You Tube. I am running a version of the famous martial music from Mars, one of the two most famous movements of the suite, below. Playing the music adds much to a visit.




Mars, the Bringer of War, is a fiery underworld of spears, roman shields, and rocky formations -- and is very foreboding and frightening in nature. Holst wrote this music in 1914, at the beginning of what would be a long and brutal conflict which would eventually take over one million British and Commonwealth lives. Most people did not think the conflict would last over 4 years but would be over quickly. Holst was being very preminiscent when he wrote this terrifying music.




Mars  is just one of the 7 "planets" that will be open. Neptune, Mercury, Venus, Uranus and Saturn are now open.  Jupiter, is still under construction at the time I write this blog post. Poetry of the Planets will run through the end of May 2017.  Visitors are welcome to leave poetic impressions of their visit.

I reviewed Neptune, an interactive aquatic world, here last week:



Your taxi to the main exhibition area on LEA 4-  The teleport area to each "planet" exhibition is a short walk away from the landing area. Just follow the sign when you arrive.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA4/130/119/30




For more information on Poetry of the Planets:

https://poetryplanetsisl.blogspot.co.uk/

https://modemworld.me/2017/04/02/the-poetry-of-the-planets-in-second-life/




Looking for more places to visit?

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Great Second Life Destinations: The Planets by Caledonia Skytower on LEA 4 - Neptune, The Mystic



Caledonia Skytower has a wonderful art installation on LEA 4 inspired by english composer Gustav Holst's evocative suite of musical tone poems, The Planets.  You are given links to the music for each planet when you arrive and can fine the suite of music here on You Tube..




Ryce visited Neptune, The Mystic, which is an undersea world -- much as the blue green planet appeared to astronomers who first imagined the far off gaseous world when this music between 1914 and 1916.  Visitors can interact with bubbles that float through the water and shells for single and couple poses.





Neptune is just one of the 7 "planets" that will be open. Mercury, Venus, Uranus and Saturn are now open.  Mars and Jupiter, which are the most recognizable music from the Suite, are under construction at the time I write this blog post. Poetry of the Planets will run through the end of May 2017.  Visitors are welcome to leave poetic impressions of their visit.




Your taxi to the main exhibition area on LEA 4-  The teleport area to each "planet" exhibition is a short walk away from the landing area. Just follow the sign when you arrive.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA4/130/119/30




For more information on Poetry of the Planets:

https://poetryplanetsisl.blogspot.co.uk/

https://modemworld.me/2017/04/02/the-poetry-of-the-planets-in-second-life/




Looking for more places to visit?

To see more of my coverage of great destinations to visit in Second Life (scroll down):
http://www.eddihaskell.com/search/label/Second%20Life%20Destinations


Check out Scoop It Second Life Destinations for more great places to photograph:
http://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations




For more information on LEA (Linden Endowment for the Arts):

http://lindenarts.blogspot.com/







Monday, April 3, 2017

Great Second Life Destinations: Vietnam War Roleplay at the Gulf of Tonkin



The  Gulf of Tonkin is just one of several sims where military role play happens. Flying helicopters and other aircraft conduct aviation battles and other wargames for those who are interested. While I do not engage in Second Life roleplay, I thought the quality of the builds -- particularly the 1960's era U.S. Navy Carrier Kitty Hawk, the aircraft and helicopters, and the Vietnam tropical town were outstanding. The teleport below will take you onboard the deck of the carrier -- but you will need to sign up for role play and a visitor tag to see the rest of the area. It is well worth a visit.

Your taxi:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gulf%20of%20Tonkin/131/98/41




The nuclear supercarrier Nimitz, a later development of the carrier Kitty Hawk  is no longer rezzed, but in late 2014, I visited and photographed a range of aircraft onboard.  You can catch my photography and coverage here:

http://www.eddihaskell.com/2014/12/great-second-life-destinations-visit.html




Looking for more places to visit?

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