Friday, June 7, 2013

Celbrate Italy in Second Life: Egoisme Milano, A Great Virtualization of The Monumental Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

The new Egoisme Milano shopping area is an excellent virtualization of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II,  the world's oldest shopping mall. However, calling this gorgeous structure a shopping mall does not do it justice.
The Galleria, built in Milan between 1865 -1877, contains high end restaurants and shops under a glass dome roof. It is enormous; you do not appreciate the scale of the place until you actually visit. To it's credit, and showing the great taste of Italians, McDonald's, which simply does not belong here, was refused a renewal of a 20 year lease in 2012 and is suing the Galleria for over thirty million dollars of damages.

The build by Egoisme is very well done and uses authentic textures to give the build a highly realistic "feel".  It is one of the great builds in Second Life.  A visit is highly recommended.

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If you love Italy and its's gorgeous architecture I have an exhibition open  at Virtual Gay World of Italian Sims in Second Life. I have taken over 25 huge photographs which show how good building in Second Life can be. The exhibit will be open through the month of June 2013 and you can visit it here:

The actual galleria:

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