New book – Simple’s Meditations: Along Route 7 around Gaeta V

Volume 8 in the series collects the most beautiful and remarkable pictures from Traveling Albatros’ cirumnavigation of Gaeta V along Route 7 as described in this post.

The Route follows mostly the coastline and is even sometimes continued as waterway or canal.

It is a very rewarding trip. I recommend to take your time, some of the creations of the residents you will pass en route are worth a second look ūüėČ

As with all the other books in the series, the 28 stylish pictures are accompanied by some deep wise words ūüėČ

You will find this book for sale only in Second Life at the souvenir kiosk in the Zoo of All Things @ Lythria ( and¬†at several places in Simple’s Mountain Retreat @ Plebeja ( ūüėČ

All sales as always¬†in favor of¬†Simple’s Zoo of All Things @ Lythria.

be nice and have fun …


Simple visits Bay City: Falmouth Hotel + Archeological Site of Molexandria

The Falmouth Hotel of Bay City is “a hotel, built on top of the old Bay City asylum site. Or it was a hotel, before it had to be abandoned”. The nice background story to the place can be found at¬† The history of Bay City is published on the wiki too:¬†¬†and a¬†list of some of the point of interests there can be found at¬†

I landed at (, directly in front of the entrance. The “Creepy Tree B, PYRI, EAR, OBJ” are made by Earthy Mole, the gate by Crazy Mole.

The Blood Fountain in front of the Hotel is created by Myopic Mole and Sylvan Mole. Most objects on the parcel are owned by Michael Linden. A lot of the Hotel building is made by Sylvan Mole, some additional stuff are from Naughty Mole and Smokey Mole.

There are a lot of details to explore and enjoy. The “Male Zombie Standing” is made by Crazy Mole, the “Falmouth Pic & Frame – mona”¬†by Sylvan Mole.

Especially eerie are the Teddy Bears by Silent Mole in the restaurant …

A beautiful Ballroom with Skeleton “Frank” by Crazy Mole and Piano and Drums by Sylvan Mole on stage.

Some rooms and the corridors are decorated. I did not found an official way upstairs around the broken lift, so I used the cam. There are enough sits available to get you on the different floors. Here are some examples of the scenes you will find there.

This Bathroom is made by Silent Mole, the mirror is animated.

The animated Coffin is another creation of Silent Mole, the “Candleabra scripted to blow out when near” is made by Sylvan Mole.

The “Art Deco Bed” is made by Silent Mole, but after the long time in this creepy Hotel, I needed some fresh air and a better place to recover ūüėČ

And voilà, wandering just a short stretch from Falmouth into Bay City, I found this interesting park in Imagenario.

It is the “Molexandria Archeological Site” build by Guaca Mole and Naughty Mole. You find it listed also as point of interest on ¬†

The Mole Ruins of Molexandria are made by Guaca Mole – a kind of prehistoric Linden Homes ?

The park offers a small Labyrinth, an Arena and this interesting exercise for three Avatars, also created by Guaca Mole.

I believe the glass windows on the Pavilion building are genuine Mole Art too ūüėČ

This was a very interesting trip and I will sure do some more visits to Bay City in the near future – so take this as an appetizer ūüėČ

until then …

be nice and have fun ūüėČ

Simple’s Balloon Rides: Sea of Fables

“Just East of Ice Bay, the Sea of Fables is a sailors dream with many points of interest and stopping off areas” – that’s how this region of about 30 sims is described on¬†¬†. Have a look there for a nice map and the location of the¬†rezz zones. Read how this amazing work of the Moles from the Linden Department of Public Works was announced by Michael Linden on¬†10-20-2010¬†on the LDPW Blog:¬†¬†–¬†and from a non-Linden point of view the birth of the Sea of Fables is described here: ¬†¬†…

The region is not only a sailors dream, but also one of the most rewarding places to ride a balloon ūüėČ All the regions are Linden owned and the islands are very beautiful examples of the craftsmanship of the Moles.

I did start at the rezz zone on Mirtoon Islands also called the “Isles of the Blessed” at¬†( and visited all the scattered Isles on my tour. You will find here a selection of the pictures I took en route.

Walkways and buildings on the Isles of the Blessed, here a “Golden Gazebo and Platform”, are made by Naughty Mole, the “sho.DragonChair” by Opti Mole.

Nice walkways and bridges connect all the small Mirtoon islands to allow for a small tour with nice views on the sea.

Then I rode north to visit the historical “Teen Grid Transfer Station –¬†This is where our youngest Residents come to celebrate their transition to the Main Grid. Celebrate the spirit of Second Life!” on Baffin Island. The building is made by Lordfly Digeridoo, different creators for furnitures and decorations. This is older than the work of the moles ūüėČ

On neighboring “Bacchus Island”, the “Hercules with Club (FINAL)” and the “Serpent Tree: Ladon” as on top of the hill in the background the “Atlas with Globe (FINAL)” are made¬†by Garden Mole.

Still on Bacchus Island, this “Statue of Atalanta” and the “Fruit Tree C – Golden Apples” – yes, they let golden apples fall and¬†roll down the hill – are made¬†by Silent Mole.

Around the hill, Athena, Hera and Aphrodite by Silent Mole are debating on the right to the golden apple.

Hera has her own small island: “Hera’s Island” by Silent Mole.

Next I cross to “Poseidon Island”, a wonderful¬†harbour¬†village in greek style by Mysti Mole. There are some very beautiful places scattered around the Island for the visitor to explore and enjoy.

The building on “Joppa Island” is made by Bloomin Mole.

The same Bloomin Mole is the creator of the “Cave of the Gorgon” on “Gorgon Island”.

And the same Bloomin Mole is also the creator of the buildings on¬†“Seriphos Island” with this “God Seated_SF_GOD_Bloomin_OB”.

And still the same Bloomin Mole also created the amazing complex building on “Perseus Island”.

Riding back to the West of the Sea, I passed “Hephaestus Isle” created by¬†Hyper Mole.

To me the highlight of my visit to the Sea of Fables was walking the path up “Mount Olympus” made by Naughty Mole –

to find some rest playing a harp made by Myopic Mole on top ūüėČ

Last of the landmarks en route was the vivid “Orwood Volcano” by Crazy Mole, a small brother of the Volcano of Ichelus I visited on my Balloon Ride here.

I also passed some really amazing privately owned residences around the coastline – so I’m sure I will return some time soon for another tour along the shores of the Sea of Fables.

And on another tour I will have a look at the underwater creations by the moles mentioned on the wiki – but first I have to find me a submarine I like ūüėČ


be nice and have fun …

and Good Winds!

Simple goes shopping again

It’s about time for another shopping tour with Simple, firstly to celebrate the completion of the circumnavigation of Gaeta V by Traveling Albatros and secondly to check out some of my favorite creators for stuff to add to the collection in the Zoo of All Things @ Lythria.

First I made a visit to “Herbalys ‘Sky Orchard'” owned by¬†Albert Beerbaum (

These floating islands constitute a wonderful scenery, perfectly fitting to the very unique style of his products. There are only a few but very impressive creations for sale and everything is very carefully and lovingly crafted.

You find a lot of his stuff in the Zoo.

Then I made a tour at “DAMANI – mediaviewer, weather, kittens, prefab houses, video –¬†Home of ¬†Collection Damani, Damani Weather, ¬†MediaViewer, Kittenz II and Damani Prefabs (and more)”.

Owner and creator of this island is Damanios Thetan. Read more about his work on He seems to have left second life for good: There are no news on the blog and no more new products presented since some time.

So enjoy this wonderful creation as long as it last! This statue is called “{damani} – Organic Tech – Future?”.

But perhaps there is hope: At least the “Damani Sculpts – Watching Robot” are decorated on time for Valentine’s Day ūüėČ

Out of the Light and into the Dark: Next on my tour I visited the “Tormented Woods –¬†A dark land overrun by the BloodWorx hordes: Metal Gear, PrimEvil, Dead Center, Hells Forge, and UberDark.¬†Enter at own risk.”

The place is owned and created by JubJub Forder. Read more about his live and immense work on¬† This is one of his statues: the¬†“PrimEvil: Cthulhu Statue”.

You find a lot more of his creations used for the decorations and also some of his brands for sale here. Take your time exploring the many dark corners of the Woods, you don’t need fear a thing: Contrary to the parcel description, there are no hordes running wild there ūüėČ

Of course, I did purchase some objects for the Zoo underway. Have a look yourself how they add to the scenery at Lythria.

Until then

be nice and have fun …

PS. no landmarks this time: look up these places in search yourself, they are worth it!

Along Route 7 all around Gaeta V

Now at last the whole circumnavigation in the correct sequence.

You find the Route¬†documented on¬† “Gaeta is a small ‚Äėpeanut‚Äô shaped continent to the east of Corsica and contains Route 7, a scenic road touring its coast, with two inland cross routes 7A and 7B completing the network‚ÄĚ. I will travel another time these inland branches, the circumnavigation followed the coastal Route 7.

from Feoktistov to Puccetta

from Puccetta to Rebin

from Rebin to Einer

from Einer to Eddison

from Starborn to Goldbach

from Goldbach to Japarid

from Japarid to Swanbridge

from Swanbridge to Riun Rol

from Riun Rol to Putnam

from Putnam to Feoktistov

Expect soon for sale in the Zoo of All Things @ Lythria another one of Simple’s Meditation Books collecting the very best of the pictures taken along the route ūüėČ

be nice and have fun …

Simple takes a YavaScript pod tour: Central Satori / Maebaleia Tour

Of course, one tour around Satori wasn’t enough to give a satisfying overview ūüėČ So after the South Satori Tour, I decided to take also the Central Satori / Maebaleia Tour with a stated duration of 1:00:49, which also follows the different branches of route 8. Read more about the wonderful YavaScript Pod Tours offered by Yavanna Llanfair¬†here.

This tour starts at a small station beside the “Tin Teddy Textures & Garden Centre –¬†Beautiful, high quality textures for your creation needs. All home-made, original and unique. Plus my popular 1 prim original plants & trees. ¬†Also 1 prim animated animals, including the guard dogs, guard cats etc” set to the Tin Teddy group at¬†(

Here my small personal selection of some of the highlights.

In Oryol: “Designs by Isaura – Start your Second Life with style!¬†Skin Eye Clothes Woman Avatar Dress Lace Dresses fairy wings houses prefabs furniture animation dark elf bellydance belly dance adventure hair flexy hair RPG roleplay drapes curtain elven role play armor tudor poses”, set to the Designs by Isaura group. The garden is created by Isaura Simons. Find this Artist’s gallery and products on¬†

In Dharmaraksa: On the parcel “FFrendz Rental @Dharmaraksa” set to the FFrendz group and owned by Basilicum Beerbaum this “H8 BR78 – Build by Aislin Ballinger” on a “[H8] Blackwood Straight Track 30m” by Mick Huet. The engine counts¬†exactly 256 prims…

In Dorje, when you cam into the huge ugly cube, you will find the “DreamGardens: The Dragon’s DayDream – A ballroom of stark natural beauty… a place to dance, meditate, and romance. Wander among the trees, and hide among the flowers. And new home of Strange Conjurations!” owned by The Dreaming Dragon Nighbor. The parcel was claimed oct 2007!

In Cipactli this very dark build on the parcel “Cipactli (48,48) Moderate 6912m”, set to the Vulpes zerda group. “The Spirit Within Fountain” and the church are made¬†by Pravda Core and owned by Tytha Frandevoel.

Behind the church, this “Black OAK Witch Tree – Soul Catcher –¬†Copyright (c) Dolly and Lilith Heart 2011” also owned by Tytha Frandevoel.

In Furki: On the parcel “Omages –¬†Under Construction” owned by Ohneron Weitman, the “GK_PalaceStore” by Grey Kurka¬†set to the TWINK NATION group.

In Dzalarhons: On the parcel “izumina-ke –¬†ś≥Čťā£Śģ∂” owned by Annaizumina Yoshikawa and set to the Cross of Hawk Wings group this ¬†“**GENNADOU** JP Old House “DAN”v2 -”¬†created by Devi Gears. Read more about Edo Japan on ¬†

In Irkutsk: On the parcel “Saralis Village –¬†Romantic park girl friendly great surroundings open to all. Romance dancing peace zyngo greedy greedy blackjack gelliz Class and Style jewellery. She Wants Revenge house rental from 800L. We are like a happy family. IM Sarah Starbrook”, owned by Sarah Starbrook and set to the Saralis Village group, this “Winx-Lotus Water Temple” by Whimsy Winx. Read more about her second life on¬†

In VoronezhIrkutsk /¬†Tula: The former “!TOPAZ PLAZA – Home of unique, high quality Brands –¬†Sculpts Only Mall – One Prim Plants – PrimEvil – Metal Gear – SPIN RECORDS – AJA – Asian Wares – Relics – FashioNation – Salon Skins – Custom Love – Texture Freakz – Style Furniture – Hells Forge – EDGE”, now renamed to “Makersmart – Builders Resources for smarter makers –¬†formerly Sculpts Only Mall – now we’re the Makersmart!¬†Sculptie packs, mesh packs (soon), full perm textures, builders scripts, and more. The best resources for smarter makers in Second Life – Makersmart”. The parcel is set to the Sculpts only Mall group. The Statue is a “Clutching at Roses 2” by JubJub Forder and set to the SaddlyNMaddly group.

In Kankovan: In the “Waterford Village Shops – CornMuffin Sculpts, Secret Desires Clothing, Nadas Reseller Clothing, Natural Expressions Clothing, Natural Expressions Home & Garden.¬†Plus two new shops rent ready for 150$L per week, 150 Prims!” owned by Sherriberry Paule and set to the Waterford Rentals group, this wonderful “- Rebirth – A sculpture ¬†by Khyle Sion at ~Refined Wild!”.

In Acrocorinth: One detail of the large temple complex. This is the “.::BY:: Parthenon South Roof ” owned and created by Roberto Whitesong. Read more about his work on¬† The parcel “Palas Athena”¬†is set to the CEDOI group and owned by Albert Oppenbaum.

In Tremenitza: The “Tremenitza Forest Park – The home of Jared Moorlord. If you’re here, you’re welcome! I just ask that you respect any other guests who happen to be here. No drama permitted. Do what thou wilt, but be cool!¬†Please refer concerns about land usage or activity directly to me”, owned and created by Jared Moorlord. This impressive forest is only made of Linden trees!

In Maplegrove: The “Mustang Trading Post –¬†Texas turquoise jewelry …” set to the JMD Properties group. The building is¬†created by Emilie Freund. Find more about her products on The building is¬†owned by Jon Ree. Find his rl blog on¬†¬†and his sl blog on¬†

In Ellingson: The parcel¬†“Naughty Bits Photography Studios – Portraits, setting and event photography. IM Honcho Hullabaloo for appointments, rates and requests.¬†Photos, Photographs, Photographer, Profile, Pictures, Pics, Portfolio, Poses, Models, Backgrounds, Photoshop, Location” is set to Honcho’s Harem group. The building is a “Victorian Haunty House” by Darmin Darkes. Find some pictures of his work on¬† The building is¬†owned by Honcho Hullabaloo.

In Koskov: On a parcel without any description owned by Suneke Fallen set to the Suneke&Vexxien group, a “~JD~ MTF Haunted House b” by Jenne Dibou (read more on¬† and a¬†“[OO] Steampunk Dock House” by Oriolus Oliva, both owned by Sunneke Fallen.

In¬†Tortosa: The “Safe House –¬†This is a Private property. It’s meant to be kid and pet friendly. Natural or ruthed is tolerated to a certain extent but not beyond”, set to the Hawt4U group. The “shoe house” is created by Yllanys and owned by Swift Silverblade.

In¬†Oddjob: The “Roadside Diner –¬†Open 24 Hours! The best eats for miles! Whether you want a hot meal or simply take a load off, the Roadside Diner is the perfect place for you and your friends”. The Building is a “~Dirty Rat~Diner” by N0th1ng Ackland. Parcel and building are owned by Izzy Harcassle and set to the SKizzy group.

In¬†Onatopp: The “OFEQ Wizard Tower –¬†OFEQ Epic Build Demo Site. The Wizard Tower is one bastion from Minas en’ Gor. Here you will find some of the best fantasy creations in all of SL. (Still under construction – Watch your step)” owned and created by Thadeous Ofeq and set to the OFEQ Enterprises group. Read more about his products on¬†

In Monarch: “The Japanese tea house Rin –¬†the most relax time in SL. All free drinks and foods. We have the Mall in the same sim. ¬†Renewal open rental free 2 months” owned and created by Eleanor777 Twine and set to the Happy Rainbow Mall group. Creator of the Garden is Ussi Amat. Read more about Edo Japan on¬† The¬†“MyoujinTorii_M”, the “ShintoShrine ver 2.00” and the “[GB]Goshintou_12_purple – Japanese shinto shrine lantern” are made by Giorno Brando. Read more about his stuff on¬† The palanquin¬†“kagoA-S” is made by Hinata Papp, the “**GENNADOU** JP Old House Nouka” by Devi Gears.

In¬†Duggan: This Grey Castle by Hype Turbo owned by Yuki Xaris on the parcel “Small World” also owned by Yuki Xaris and set to¬†The Small World group.

In¬†Trabushkja: “Elgyfu’s Egyptian Emporium – For All Things Egypt –¬†Everything Egyptian, statues, furniture, textures, jewelry, mummies etc – one of SL’s biggest range of artifacts. Founded 2004, The store for the discerning pharaoh”, set to the Tin Teddy group. The statues are a creation of Elgyfu Wishbringer. Read more about Tin Teddy and this store on¬†

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Enjoy your rides ūüėČ

and as always ‚Äď be nice and have fun ‚Ķ

Simple takes a YavaScript pod tour: Satori South Tour

Sooner as expected, Simple took another of these wonderful YavaScript Pod Tours offered by Yavanna Llanfair (read more about this tours¬†here). Not because I was too lazy to steer myself, but because according to my plans, I will not find time in the next weeks to make a visit to Satori, also called Maebaleia or the Japanese Continent. And because these tours are a great way to get a quick overall view, I just couldn’t resist …

So, at the small station on the beach of Yavanna Llanfair’s¬†“Ger Y Lli – classical ballroom, YavaScript shop and gardens –¬†SL’s oldest classical-only ballroom. Yavanna jewellery – finest detail, scripted. YavaScript shop – pod guided tour and other items. Mahjong, boat rides. Fantasy art; original artwork” at¬†(, I took the¬†Satori South Tour with a stated duration of 1:02:53.

The Route follows in the first part the Coastal Waterway and makes then a sim jump to Route 8C. Some stretches were travelled very fast, there is a lot of distance to cover. You find more about the roads and the ‘official’ points of interest on Satori / Maebaleia on¬†

Because the network of roads and routes on this continent isn’t really connecting, the tour runs the journey back on the same track. But this will not get boring: not only because there is so much to see, there were nice detours installed too ūüėČ

This is just a small personal selection of some of the highlights you will pass on the tour:

In Chloris: This building is a “[143]tenpo C*”¬†owned and created by AMI Lemon, set to the Blessed Fellows group, as the parcel “Blessed sea side” it sits on, wich is owned by Narris Tachikawa. The “Floating Fairy Sky Island – 30mx40m” and the plants are made by¬†Dolly and Lilith Heart and owned by Kaoru Darkstone. Read more about the shop there on¬†

In Hathor: This is one of the wonderful “Hydro Homes – The Avenger –¬†Funky Modern Prefab Specialists” by Porky Gorky. It is located on the parcel¬†“Chuginadak by the Sea – Private Land”, owned by Ryan Nadir and set to the DMCSGC group, the land is claimed oct 2008 …

In Iseghey: The “Haus DaBe Seeterrasse gelinkt 20120105 1632” is created and owned by Alina Carlberg and set to the A Carlberg Development group. It is located on the parcel “A Carlberg Development” set to the same group.

In Eostre: This is a “>>KAZZA << Line Breeze – Lighthouse C” by Danilo Pexie owned by Brigith Arsenault on “Zeroze’s place –¬†Linden protected oceanfront in Eostre”, owned by the Zeroze Landholding group.

In Montlaur: The¬†“Grimalkin General Store –¬†Here you’ll find a selection of Grimalkin Workshop items in the barn. Also here is a demo of the Acadian Cottage, an authentic historical Louisiana Cajun house” owned by¬†Nikita Weymann, set to the ~ chiaroscuro ~ group.

In Drax: The exhibition of the “60 paintings by Earl Dinkin” on the parcel “Eye Duct Works” owned by Earl Dinkin.¬†Read more about this artist on¬†

Also in Drax: This bike is a “SLC – The Reaper V12.1” by Black Lisle owned by Devil Xenno. It has a living, pulsating and bleeding heart!

In Kananga: In Kananga Town this “DAITARN3 COMP” by Joacim Jacobus owned by Lorelei Mertel.

Also in Kananga Town this “APHRODI A” also made by Joacim Jacobus.

In Auric: Owned and created by Surfaqua Oh, this market consisting of the “Faery & Fantasy Avatars –¬†fairy. faery Avatars, Fae, Fairy, fay, creature, Alien avatar, Fantasy av, Faery shapes and skin, Elf, Free Avatars, Free skins, butterflies and flowers, fairy garden”, set to the¬†Tiny avatar group and the¬†“Aqualand Shop and Sandbox”, set to the Aqualand Sandbox group. More about this community on¬†

From Dent and Clement a view on the “sci – fi cathedral” by Chengs Kidd owned by Rajamapuradjoloun Shichiroji on the parcel “A church on the rim of an event horizon –¬†Due to the EXTREME churlishness & impoliteness of certain people, this land is closed to the public. If you need to access to my land, send me a notecard. IM will be rejected” owned by Rajamapuradjoloun Shichiroji and¬†set to the Raja’s Close Pool of Friends group.

In Dinah: Houses made by Loly Xua, owned by Lockifluff Clarity and set to the Clarity Homes group.

In Sutekh: On the parcel “Sutekh – the Dark Side of Second Life …… enjoy live DJs spinning gothic, elektro, ebm, rock and medieval for you. Welcome to the Dark Prince, Hall of the Drunken, The Church of Evil! Club for the creatures of night. Bloodline & Vita” set to the Dark Prince v^ Evil Crew ^v group, this cathedral. Some parts of the building are owned and created by Xandra Barbosa, but I couldn’t find out the original creator of the church.

In Ling: In the foreground a “Toscana Viaggiatore” by BeckHan Ra, owned by Janeth Nirvana and behind a “Gmund Typ.356” also by BeckHan Ra but owned by Marybeth Maertens. The parcel is owned by Yukon Mills.

In Ogilvie: The small parcel “A.E. Construktion – Items for Home, Garden & Shop,¬†Pavillon Gazebo Gardendeck Garden-corner Beachbar Skybox Skyplatform Marketstall Marktstand Plant Kaufmannsladen Smurf’s resting place Smurfs little Bar Sculpti Carport¬†Rocking chair Lamp Campfire Beachfire Fence Plankway” owned by Akiti Ember.

And also in Ogilvie: “May’s Garden – Ogilvie (158,76)” set to Zoe’s rental group. This Garden is created by May Bird.

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Enjoy your rides ūüėČ

and as always ‚Äď be nice and have fun ‚Ķ