Two of the most gorgeous destinations ever built in Second Life are set to close in several day.s. Venexia, a region which resembles a dark vision of Venice Italy will be closing on June 13. 2015, and Goatswood, a magical vision of Victorian England will be closing on June 19. There is a level of professionalism and artistry in the design of both regions that has rarely if ever been matched.
If you have never visited these role play destinations which are owned by now is your time to do so. Both destinations are open to everyone. As of today, you still must get an observer tag available at the landing areas to visit.
According to reports in several blogs, both sims seem deserted -- but traffic may pick up now that closings have been announced. You still should observe basic role play rules and not speak out of character in public chat if role playing members are around you.
You can visit Goatswood through June 19 here. Remember to pick up your tag at the landing area:
You can see my full review and more photography from Goatswood here:
You can see photography of Benja and Ryce at Goatswood here:
Venexia is just as stunning as Goatswood. Venexia is built around lagoons and canals, and has a large number of beautiful bridges connecting small islands -- just like the city of Venice from which it is based. Make sure to see the well detailed and charming interiors of the structures here, most notably the two large cathedrals which have amazing interior detailing.
I actually role played here at a human musician -- but managed to avoid being bitten by hungry Vampires even though it was not really good behavior on my part.
You can visit Venexia through June 13 by teleporting here and getting an observer tag:
The style of my photography has changed since these photographs were taken in late 2012. I framed and matted my photography, something which I only occasionally do now.
You can see a large number of my photographs of Venexia in several framing styles on my Picasa site here. Feel free to download and use my images if you like them:
To see a touching account of the closing of both sims, and to find out more information about the closures, head over to Miya's Journal: