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365 days of SL, day 360

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Mar. 9th, 2013 | 01:03 pm

365 days of SL, day 360:

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When we were at that airport in Lapara in Heterocera last night, I noticed an interesting-looking area in the next sim to the west — a mountain retreat of sorts, with many platforms and ramps scaling the side of the hill. It seemed interesting, so we went and checked it out last night.

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We arrived somewhere in the middle, not at the base of the mountain (much as I would've liked that; there was a road there, although I'm not sure anymore which — may have been 6a or so), and started making our way up. One of the the first things we came across a little higher was this pool, with a group of metal masks embedded in the rock spewing water.

Metal masks? I was intrigued.

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But we eschewed the opportunity for a quick refresher in favor of going up, up the mountain ahead. The above shot is one I simply liked for the contrast between light and shade; and while the railings could use some work, the lamppost was delightful in its austerity.

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Eventually we reached the lofty top, the round structure that can already be quite clearly seen in the screenshot at the top of this post. It was a spacious, sparsely-furnished build, with various spots for little groups to congregate without getting in each other's way (or, I presume, being in each other's chat range), and there was an adjacent platform out onto which we stepped for a moment.

The glow in the background is due to a fireplace, BTW.

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Finally, we got to the top platform situated on the roof, and found ourselves a nice little spot. The glow in the first picture is still due to the fireplace; solid prims do not block glow in SL (alas), so I resorted to derezzing the fire entirely in the second shot. (Good thing that's possible!)

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And then we just sat down and relaxed and enjoyed what little was left of the evening. It was an interesting area, and I figure we may well come back. (I'd certainly like to go all the way from the bottom up some time, and explore all the nooks and crannies too!)

Location: Plebeja (172, 194, 230) (Simple's Mountain Retreat @ Plebeja)

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