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365 days of SL, day 359

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Mar. 8th, 2013 | 12:57 pm

365 days of SL, day 359:


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Last night, I started going down Route 13, as I'd planned to do on day 355. It's probably too late in this project to do a proper exploration; there's only a few days left until it'll come to an end, but OTOH it's primarily about me doing things for fun and also chronicling them while I'm at it, rather than the other way around.

In the above shot, I'm looking back at the beach promenade at the end of Route 13 that I just left. The regular road is paved with tiles instead of blacktop or concrete; not that it's any difference in SL other than a change in texture, but I still think little details like that are interesting. All the Linden roads have their own personalities, if you will.

The white thing in the background is a building that had a glow to it, BTW — so seeing as how this was shot was taken deep into dusk's twilight, it stands out.


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The above shots were all taken a bit further down Route 13, showing what the area looked like. Be sure to look at the larger versions, ideally the full screenshots; night shots in particular are often difficult to appreciate at smaller resolutions.

If the green signs indicating sim seem familiar, it may be because they've already been seen on day 147. Those were on a different road, Route 3a, and on a different continent to boot, Heterocera rather than Nautilus, but the style was the same.

The abominable snowman was a sculpture next to one of the houses along the road, BTW... unfortunately, his welcome was a bit frosty. :P


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Later in the evening, I was dragged kicking and screaming to another plane. :P This one was another Rockwell B-1B Lancer (already seen on day 346), a war bomber better known as the "Bone" (B-One... get it?) that was clearly visible on the map.

It's a rather sleek-looking aircraft, although I also have to agree that it's sad that it exists at all — you'd think that humanity would not have a need to drop bombs on each other's heads anymore.


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Waxing philosophical aside — there were also a few other aircraft here, a Bell Boeing CV-22B Osprey, already previously seen along with the first B-1B on day 346, as well as another Eurocopter EC135 (already seen recently on day 350 and day 351). They seem to be almost as popular as the Turbo Beavers (i.e., DHC-2 models).

You can also see the construction of this airport in the pictures above: supported on diagonal pillars on the mountainside, and with a runway so short that my friend commented it would give him the heebie-jeebies to have to use it for real. (Personally, I don't know if you even COULD land anything there, other than a helicopter or an RC plane; even aircraft carriers have longer runways than this.)


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And while we were there, we decided to check out the airport itself. It was just a small one, of course, not the sprawling complex that most major commercial airports are, but I liked that — it felt more personal, more comfortable, perhaps even cozier, and definitely more real.


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And as you can see, in the end, when we made our way back down from the tower and stepped out on the skydiving platform, morning had broken. We stood around for a while and enjoyed the fresh cool breeze, and I took another picture showing the airport's construction, with the stilts anchoring it on the mountain, and then we headed home and soon called it a night.

And that's it!

Location: Omanix (192, 139, 25) (Route 13) (first half of the evening); Lapara (116, 217, 342) (Lapara Airport) (second half of the evening)

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Moth

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from: moth_wingthane
date: Mar. 8th, 2013 03:57 pm (UTC)
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Dragged kicking and screaming - LOL - the delights of having an avgeek friend ;P

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Mar. 8th, 2013 05:31 pm (UTC)
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Indeed... you know I like it, though. ;)

Edited at 2013-03-08 05:31 pm (UTC)

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