Not only is the Zoo of all Things still present, it is growing and expanding – there were 2 major reconstructions since my last post here. As promised, the place is ever a work in progress 😉
The Zoo now consists of parcels in 5 regions: Triphosa (6144m2), Phyllodesma (5136m2), Philereme (3968m2), Dimidiata (8160m2) and Lythria (about 53’000m2). This allows me to distribute the prim load evenly – and there are a lot of prims to distribute since a lot of exhibits were added (a lot of freebies to collect too 😉 )
There were so many changes and still more to come, that I decided to go now without a detailed directory and removed the plates in front of the exhibits too, it was way too much work to maintain that… Please use “inspect” or “edit” on the objects and read the profiles and descriptions to learn more about the creators. The tourguide consists of 5 panels, showing the last known position of the largest objects. Please get this documentation on place (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lythria/108/41/59) or on my flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/simplewunderlich/sets/72157627163763342/).
An overall view (the Panoptikum is already replaced by a smaller building and the pasture expanded for some horses):
and how it showed 2 years ago:
The Zoo still has the same pleasant neighbors: Jeanna (genesis.dayafter) in her castle and DreamCrawler (dreamcrawler.martin)’s ever ugly update zone for his otherwise wonderful DreamCrawler’s Avatars. I recommend to derender the few too colored objects of his shop while visiting 😦
The empty parcel on the other side of the road belongs to Max Bergson since sep. 2007 and hosts the “Star Wars Combine Info Box & Amanora’s Art”.
The additional land gave me the opportunity to show a few more examples of the very interesting wildlife of Secondlife: As an example – on display in front of the new Exhibition place – some Animated Mushrooms made by fffred Auer from Eclyps 3D:
Added to the zoology were also an Animania Ants Nest by Vinnie Baxter, a pair of ducks – do not stumble over her massive eggs – an “Animated Little Tiger at scratch tree, with swing” by Bridget Lykin from Bridgets Pets and Outdoor, the wandering “lost flower eyes” by Cutea Benelli, some “INFINITUDE WILD HORSES” by Poppet McGimsie from ANTIQUE ARTISTRY and more.
And way too many decorations and artwork are new on display to list here in full. Wonderful – and somehow difficult to fit in – the “bridge of thighs – a bridge made of bones” by Cutea Benelli from Grim Bros:
Many of these creators are gone or do not display their creations anymore – the land to support the prims needed is way too expensive. You will never find the “Circuits in Cyberspace” by Madcow Cosmos (548 prim!) and the “- Organic Tech – Future?” by Damanios (damanios.thetan) from Damani Sculpts (162 prim) anywhere else in SL on display together with the very prim heavy statues by Cheen Pitney (an eagle dancer alone is about 150 prims) – only possible in the Zoo of All Things 🙂
Along the road you will find some recently added statues by dileoo Kirax:
Dileoo Kirax’ profile: “Hello i represent an association of people working on the Internet and doing 2D and 3D artwork. We are in Second Life to provide some nice sculpties and will also do custom work on demand. Specialized in caricature of celebrities in sculpties you can come check our work at the place shown in my pics. For more information send me a notecard or contact Ub Yifu”. And Ub Yifu’s profile says: “After 7 years building statues in SL i have to leave my sim for a small shop in Paris 1900… I can still do custom statues for you and will be waiting in my new shop which you will find in my picks. I will move there the 15 july 2014” . And that is just paradigmatic – Ub Yifu’s Sky Gallery was an extensive and one of the most wonderful and comprehensive collection of creative SL craftmanship constantly on display inworld 😦
But the creations of these artisans are still to be found while traveling secondlife. And there are new builders making very exiting things. I do have some new wonderful pieces of art and artwork in my inventory to add to the exhibits soon – and some of the new garments are very, very ingenious creations too 😉 Secondlife is still alive – not exuberant, but alive – and the residents, oh my, still the most creative and crazy bunch of people imaginable 🙂
You will still make some wonderful discoveries en route on the roads and trails of the mainland. Just take a rest while traveling Route 4 (http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Heterocera_Route_4) at the 2 new picnic places in the Zoo with a wonderful view over the locations. You can choose between the EarthDwellings – Picnic Table by Twistit Saiman at the Garden Terraces:
Or get saturated at the fully equipped “BBQ Grill E4V2.8” by caroline Planer from Caro’s Barstuff on the Aquarium Terraces in Dimidiata.
Next on the list to thoroughly reconstruct is the area of the Watertower. I have a new building almost ready with some extraordinary dancing fountains. This will free some prims to add new exhibits. I hope it will get enough – I will not buy more land 😉
Of course all changes will be announced and documented on this blog – I hope better in time this time.
be nice and have fun…