Second Life continues to grow thanks to its Residents, and this monument recognizes the early "beta pioneers" who helped make the baby steps possible and pushed SL into the public eye (in hand — get it?). Head north to find a public sandbox that's still used to create content, and farther north to check out what an old Welcome Area used to look like.
"The Man" statue is one of the only surviving objects from the original "Linden Town" area that was developed in Second Life during the earliest Alpha stage of its development back in 2002. At times, The Man has served as a shrine where miscellaneous offerings were left, and a celebration of the creativity SL was founded upon.
Climb on top of a giant wasp and take a guided tour of this tropical island, which first opened in 2006. Explore the library inside the central tower, relax near the spring fountain, or start an impromptu jam session with some peculiar elven instruments inside the playhouse.
These cuddly behemoths have welcomed travelers from all walks of Second Life to old Stillman, whether they were flying as avatars or arriving via zeppelin tours. Behind the bears, you can tour the legendary Ivory Tower of Primitives, where many generations of Residents have learned to build, and the freebie Bazaar and The Man statue are also worth sightseeing.
Once a remote site where applicants for the first Linden Liaison team were interviewed, curious events caused the island to transform into a rather big foot. This isn't the only cultural spot in the area: head north to see what an early Orientation Island looked like, and eastward are stages that were used for early town hall chats.
One of the first examples of detailed texturing dating back to the cusp of 2004, this cathedral proved hugely influential to successive generations of Second Life creators focused on realistic "brick and mortar" builds. Residents still use the prayer candles in memory of loved ones today.
Home to the mythical Governor who's as elusive as Bigfoot, this Second Life heritage home hasn't changed much since its inception in 2002. It remains one of the few preserved examples of what inworld architecture was like back in the day. Come visit and find out how early pioneers survived before sculpted prims, then stroll to the basement for a time capsule of vintage goods.
Established in 2008, Builder's Brewery is one of Second Life's oldest destinations for learning. Visit and take a free training class and learn all about building, textures, scripting, mesh, animations, and more. Join their 3x award-winning group, and there is even a Sandbox for builders. Check their website for their schedule of educational events. More info at buildersbrewery.com
Before Linden Homes, there was Boardman, an early experiment of a themed community in a gentle suburban style. Don't be surprised that the zoning guidelines date back to January 2003, and should you run across any of the locals, they're mighty friendly, so ask if they'll share their stories.
This island has seen many significant events, from its time as a welcoming spot for teen Residents "graduating" to adulthood to the hills used in Linden Lab ad promos for the then-new WindLight graphics. An abandoned library-turned-coffee shop is at the heart of it all, reminding us of how virtual connections can transform into real-life friendships.
Duchy de Valentinois is the residence of Her Grace the Princess Serenya Charlotte Grimaldi, Duchess of Valentinois, and Princess of Monaco. The Duchy is located within the Val de Loire region (France), this is a country residence of Her Highness. It consists of two structures: Chateau Noisettes and Chateau de Herces. The châteaux are surrounded by lush and evocative gardens in a typically French style.
This location is mainly frequented by a Francophone population. This pleasant location brings together different activities such as mutual aid build & script course, a private sandbox reserved group, creative shops, leisure meets, and accommodation rental and kiosk. A real friendly atmosphere reigns in this beautiful place.
Moumou’s Square is inspired by Languedoc-Roussillon, located in the southern France region on the Mediterranean coast. With the beauty of simple and wild things, this photogenic spot is built over a canal with each spot designed for you to discover a bit more of this peaceful French region. Both boating and bathing are permitted in the canal. It is also home to Ionic and Petit Chat selling furnishings and home decor.
2049 - After a pandemic and in the midst of global warming, pseudo-ecological and conspiratorial groups have sabotaged everything on the planet, causing chaos and the collapse of civilization. In a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by war, disease, famine, and thirst, groups of survivors try to organize themselves to rebuild what has been destroyed.
Roqueblanche is a french village nested in the Provence. Fields of lavender, vineyards and Mediterranean sun are there for your enjoyment. Come take pictures, visit the village and enjoy its places, café , and old trees. The countryside offers you amazing promenades along the paths.
Welcome to "Le Jardin des Tuileriess" a realistic French garden located on the "Made in Paris" region. It is inspired by an authentic French garden you can find in Paris. Enjoy the lush greenery and the romantic atmosphere with a beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower. Don't forget to capture your memories with snapshots and add them to the Made in paris Flickr group: flickr.com/groups/made-in-paris
Visit this small European village and surrounding countryside. This rural land of mills, hills, canals, and cottages has shops as well as homes and apartments available for rent. There are several venues for dancing, while free bicycles and horses are also available. More info at villedecoeur.com.
Sainte Rose Sur Mer is inspired by the Mediterranean French villages by the sea. Listen to live DJs throughout the year at the Bardeco le Club and explore the springtime mood at this photogenic destination. Add your images to their Flickr group: flickr.com/groups/14840236@N22
Return to Paris circa 1900, a time when romance and revolution were in the air and the Moulin Rouge was the hottest ticket in town. Rent a car and stop by some of the city's greatest landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Le Arc de Triomph, and the Great Ferris Wheel just as they were at the turn of the century.
Enjoy the romantic and photogenic beauty of a cozy and calm grain of paradise. Island France Pittoresque is an archipelago bathed in warm light with sunkissed beaches and small islets. Perfect for relaxation, meditation, romance, or love. You can read extracts of books about the history of France to travel through time.
Ooh la la! Escape to beautiful virtual Paris, where you can stroll beneath one of the world's most famous landmarks — the astounding Eiffel Tower. Mingle with people from around the world as you admire the lush greenery and stunning architecture of this landmark destination. There are many other surprises at this destination so visit and join the events that take place throughout the week!
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