*Second Life L.E.A.’s Reflect the Light *

After some exploring around Second Life’s L.E.A. Sim, I found the first location to visit.

Welcome to Reflect the Light

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http://slurl.com/secondlife/LEA18/164.872314/122.893150/22.279003

This lovely area was created by Kiesta Aljon

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As you enter you fallow a story

and also get pulled into different emotions

everything is very bright and filled with these beautiful colors surrounded by a dark background,

allowing these lights to really stand out.

Each sculpture you come across is named to reflect the different feelings

they can bring.

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This entire beautiful piece of art was inspired by lines from a play

“All I Really Needed to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten” – Robert Fulgrum

But instead of using the “I’s” they were changed them to “we”

So everyone could be put into the story.

“We are not the light,
or the source of the light.
But we can reflect the light,
into the dark hearts
of man.”
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There are also these doors you will find as you walk through these beautiful lights.
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Each door takes you to areas filled with beautiful lights & sculptures.
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I hope everyone heads over to this beautiful piece of emotion & light.
You wont regret it.
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See you all soon ~

Ttfn ~

* Exploring L.E.A. *

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Here is the first of my mini-exploration at the L.E.A. Sim in Second Life. Before I dive in and pick a specific spot I’d like to cover, I just decided to wander around.

Wanting to get a feel for what I might come across.

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The great thing I found is every area you visit is completely different from the next.

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This is such a fun area to get lost in, you never know what you may find. So many creators have put so much into these amazing builds.

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In the post before this I put up links if anyone is interested to learn more about the Linden L.E.A. Sims in Second Life. I’ll add this here if you want to check it out. \/ \/

https://sammie1154.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/mini-series-on-second-lifes-lea-sims/

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In the next post I’ll be touring specific areas that have really stood out. I hope you enjoy these & also want to check out L.E.A. its such a diverse, and has plenty for everyone to enjoy.

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\/ If you would like to check out LEA head over to the Welcome Area here \/

Happy Exploring, Till next time

Toodles TTFN ~!!!

* Mini Series on Second Life’s LEA Sim’s *

This is going to be the start of my mini travels to different areas on Second Life’s LEA Sim’s.

LEA = The Linden Endowment for the Arts

These are basically giant Sandboxes for Second Life’s Artists. They can rez, build, create, and build whatever fantasy’s or ideas they have swarming around their minds. This is a giant collaboration between the Lindens and the art community in Second Life.

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This is pretty awesome. Some of the areas I’ve seen already are very wild and abstract. I love this, being able to see everyone’s different thoughts and what they create from them.

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My good friend Alex (alex.putzo) actually introduced me to LEA, he knows I love finding out about places I’ve never been. And I’m so glad he brought me here thanks Alex. Also, took a few snap shots from the spots we stopped by, so everyone can see a little bit or what LEA is all about.

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Also, there are a few different pages to visit if you want to know more about LEA.

Taken from LEA 14

Taken from LEA 14

Linden Endowment for the Arts

www.lea-sl.org

And also a Wiki page

Linden Endowment for the Arts – Second Life Wiki

wiki.secondlife.com
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If anyone has been to LEA before let me know which ones your favorite.
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Let the mini series begin!!~
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These are very large Snails. They are created with different themes & do the Giant Snail Races that take place in SL, the closest snail is by Tindallia Soothsayer.\

\/ If you would like to check out LEA head over to the Welcome Area here \/

Happy Exploring, Till next time

Toodles TTFN ~!!!

* SL Star Wars – Planet of Taris *

I had been to this location a while ago. And with talk of the new Star Wars movie it reminded me of this spot. So, I wanted to check it out & let everyone know of this great place.

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Welcome to Planet of Taris / Furious Star Wars Avatars

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Outer%20Rim/230/160/75

The Furious Star Wars Avatars is a shop that they have with different items that would fall into the Star Wars world. They have some pretty cool items to check out.

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And when you first land on the Planet of Taris you will be in this building and not sure where to head to. There are a few different rooms to see in here. Along with some characters, you will see a blue tag over the tops of their heads. This is to help you know what their names are. Walk up to each character and click on them see what they have to say.

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You will find a door that will lead you outside, when you get there grab the HUD on the sign to the right. The really cool thing about The Planet of Taris is you can completely interact with almost everything.

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When you get the HUD on look at local chat, along with clicking on characters to find out what the objectives are. You get to go around this planet talking to different people and doing different hunts. The further you go some may get more complicated.

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The nice thing you can have a few different hunts going on at once if you happen to get stumped. Bring some friends with you, since there is a one where you will be able to do some Swoop Racing. Like seen in the movies. Its a lot of fun.

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There are lots of different buildings and people to meet all over.

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 Up near the starting area where you first landed, there is a ship that lands to pick people up every so often. And from here you can fly to other planets and locations, where you can find other people for different objections to get by. But, for those who are not interested in doing the hunts this is still a really fun place to explore. Lots of land and plenty to see.

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The Planet of Taris is a wonderful escape into the world of Star Wars. Grab some friends and head over here. :D

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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Outer%20Rim/154/182/75

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Happy Exploring, Till next time

Toodles TTFN ~!!!

* Early Valentines ~ Welcome to FRANCE PORTNAWAK – Aquarelle *

Just in time for Valentines Day ~

Along with being my 1st year anniversary post~ Hurray ~!!

It has been one year since I started up TourSL searching the grid for destinations to visit. So, I wanted to find something different. And, I stumbled across one of the most beautiful and dreamy locations that I’ve seen.

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Welcome to France Portnawak – Aquarelle

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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dreamworld%20Volcano/178/188/22

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This beautiful location makes you feel like you stepped into a watercolor painting. There are transparent areas in the trees and landscape that gives off the feel of real watercolors.

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The creators of this beautiful piece of artwork brought to life are Lecia Arado & ChimKami. I had spoken with both of them, wanting to get an insight into Aquarelle. I asked where the idea for this place and the watercolor look came from. They told me that they have known each other for many years & are both very tuned to one another. This idea started out with the feelings of being Zen & peaceful.

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From the idea of a tree they spoke and discussed their feelings while collaborating with each other to put their feelings into the SIM. Creating the outline of the area, of lightness & serenity everything started to evolve from there.

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Into a beautiful misty transparent watercolor world that you see now.

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They really wanted the softness of color to show something clean & pure. For them it wasn’t a set out plan. As their imaginations started forming different ideas this beautiful location emerged from them. Showing something that these two are very proud to show & want to share with everyone.

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And this is what their moods & imaginations transformed into.

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There is also a shop at the top. Where some free mesh items for men & women are along with other items that can be bought. All of the profits from the items are used  for the benefit of the SIM.

I hope everyone takes a visit to this lovely place. And being close to Valentines day you could bring that special someone for a perfect date. Their are beautiful spots for photos.

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An area where you can get a horse to ride,

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And also areas for couples to dance around the painted colors.

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There is also a board with the different spots you can TP too.

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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dreamworld%20Volcano/178/188/22

Happy Valentines Day Everyone ~!

And here’s to starting the 2nd year of TourSL ~

Happy Exploring, Till next time

Toodles TTFN ~!!!

* Welcome to the Amazon Rainforest *

Aviary Photo_130661368156790874If you are looking for some excitement and possible danger this is where you want to be.

Welcome to The Amazon Rainforest ~!

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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Glint/214/24/22

This place is intense. When I landed I was not expecting it to be as crazy and exciting as it turned out to be. When you land here, you will see some signs near you explaining a bit about the land. There is a HUD you wear so you can fully immerse yourself into this area. Make sure to grab that off of the tall sign near the landing.

The first thing I did when I got here was hop on a kayak and started to explore from the rivers. I thought this was a great way to see a bit of everything. From lil’ colorful froggies-

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To beautiful birds and native huts

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Busted up rope bridges ( pass over these with caution )

Aviary Photo_130661353545496505And I also came near this random opening in a mountain. There was a camera above the entrance, so I  made sure to pass by carefully. Hopefully this wasn’t an entrance for loggers living in the area….

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After my tour through the water I decided to hop off the kayak near by and started to check out the area by foot. This is a giant 5 SIM Forest, so there is plenty to view while you are here.

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As I was wandering around I found some villages, and I was glad to see that they were all very friendly to me being a new comer. I just let them know I was exploring, they wished me well along with warning me to be careful about the dangers in the forest. I said thank you and headed deeper into the forest.

Aviary Photo_130661338666767918Aviary Photo_130661364347460256I found myself passing by beautiful ruins and waterfalls.

Aviary Photo_130661339614969418Near this waterfall I found a Giant Ruin with two Snake people statues outside the entrance. Definitely frightening, but I headed towards them from my curiosity. This was a very spooky looking area.

Aviary Photo_130661337901873038Not far from here I found a giant Mayan Temple, that even had a secret passageway ( I will leave the entrance for you to find :D ).

Aviary Photo_130661362033288031 Then I started walking through the lush forest my eyes wide with everything I’ve already seen, feeling way to comfortable with my surroundings.

Aviary Photo_130661361016761597I ended up getting chased by a crocodile!!!

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And as I ran away out of terror, I stepped onto of a snake. Which pissed him off and I was bit. Things were blurry and slightly blank.

Aviary Photo_130661340507789258Now being injured and a bit woozey, I’m glad I still manged to get away. I found a nearby rope ladder and headed for higher ground.

Aviary Photo_130661341188595711The site was amazing from here, being able to see the entire forest.

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I spent the last of my adventure sitting above the canopy, taking in the beauty that I saw all around.

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So, now you know what awaits you in The Amazon. I say go for it, there is so much beauty to this place. And so much more left to see.

I hope you all take a chance and head into the jungle. You never know what you may find. But, you wont know unless you go.

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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Glint/214/24/22

Happy Exploring, Till next time

Toodles TTFN ~!!!

And just for fun- Hell why not \/