Sunday, July 19, 2009
The SL Relay for life is in full swing, and it is quite an impressive event! However, before I begin my monotonous monologue, I’ve listed the SLurls below, so one can go directly to the event if the time presents itself…
[Editor’s Note: The SL RFL will be open until Tuesday, so if one wishes to take one last opportunity to visit the sims, there is a bit of time remaining!]
New Babbage Universal Exposition, at:
Port St. Christopher (The Martian Dreams Display), at:
RFL Caledon’s Main Display, at:
RFL Caledon’s Metropolis Display, at:
Steelhead Salmon’s Display, at:
And now, a “brief-ish” overview of some of the notable displays and builds from the Steampunk realms. Do keep in mind, the photos do not do the originals justices – one needs to visit them in-world to appreciate the amount of work and effort expended on the beauties!
Miss Kandace Common’s Sphere d’ Unite – a stunning remake of the 1964 World’s Fair’s Unisphere….
…. with more fascinating detail at is base than can be captured in the photo!
Dr. Obolensky’s Tour Vertige – a simply stunning airship port, with working elevator and observation platform (I am the small speck on it – you’ll need to squint!)
The Petit Palais – home to the NB RFL vendors, a varied selection from the City-State’s vendors for the RFL.
Mr. Merryman’s La Grand Roue, a superb Ferris Wheel attraction (and yes, it is rideable, so do indulge in a view of the surrounding environs on it)!
A full image of La Grande Roue.
The center plaza, with the elevator to the top of La Tour Vertige
A peek inside the Petit Palais, with the NB RFL vendors and a milk display (and milk tracks leading out of it…)
The Grand Palais, with display from around the Steamlands
The Galarie de Machines, with outstanding Steampunk displays from New Babbage….
… a glance to the left…
…. and a glance to the right provides a snippet of the uniqe displays, ah… on display.
Mr. Reisuki Kojima’s amazing Martian Dreams, a recreation of Martian settlements with a classic Steampunk view is adjacent to the New Babbage build.
The entrance to Port St. Christopher…
… the landing pad with a ship ready to return to Earth.
The Red Rum Cave, the place to refresh oneself after exploring Martian ruins…
and a view of the pathway that intersects the dome.
A secret was shown to me during my visit to the display…
… providing an amazing view of the entire dome!
Caledon’s “Steampunk-Metropolis” build – mixing elements of Steampunk and Pulp/Dieselpunk (or shall we say Art Deco and Art Nouveau?)
The base houses a very well done Art Deco stylized train station with train, along with airships above.
The RFL Caledon’s main display (unfortunately, I arrived at a very laggy time, requiring some sim restarts!)
Housing an intriguing device located inside – well done and textured.
The Steelhead display focused more on atmosphere, providing a respit from the lenghty, slow-going walk – this is the TP arrival point…
…. though I preferred the point a bit farther down the road.
“Bloody hell! This place has the worst service ever – must be that Martian waiter! I’ll give it two more minues, but after that, I’m leaving….”
Be sure to visit – after Sunday, it will all be gone!…