Schnee (schnee) wrote,

365 days of SL, day 270

365 days of SL, day 270:

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I got a tip to visit a sim called Broceliande a week or so ago, and last night I finally got around to it. I'm glad I visited, too; it's a rather lovely place. (Ponyplay-themed, though, so don't visit if that's not your thing.)

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This is the sight that greeted me when I arrived, more or less; a wooden walkway in a lightly forested area, leading to an area with a couple of benches and a statue in the middle.

Unfortunately, I failed to take a decent screenshot; this one's not framed well, and the top of the lightpost on the right is cut off. Eh.

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The aforementioned area — the white spheres were a regular effect, sort of like those water arches you occasionally see (in RL, anyway, not so much on SL).

I'm also wondering, what do you call a circular area like this? I'm tempted to say "rotunda", but that term appears to only refer to a building, which (strictly speaking) this isn't.

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I took the stairs at the far end and went down towards a little lake.

Yup, that's my shadow you can see there.

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And here's the lake now. This is the same screenshot I also used as the main screenshot above, but since it's part of the narrative, I didn't want to leave it out here despite it already having appeared previously as the main shot.

There's a bridge spanning the lake which I took a look at, but I ultimately didn't cross it and just continued.

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At the far end of the lake, you could reach a dressage area (I think; I don't actually know too much about these things). Certainly not unexpected — it WAS a ponyplay sim, after all.

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I turned around again and went back in the direction of the lake, though.

Needless to say, this is not the same rotunda roundabout whatever-it's-called as before, even though it had the same statue.

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After arriving back at the first round-area-with-a-statue, I went down a trail that meandered between the trees.

The lake would be on the left side here, BTW, at a decent distance behind some hills.

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Following that trail eventually lead to a jumping parcours.

Taking a picture of that one proved comparatively difficult, BTW; it wasn't so easy to frame it well, make the shot look nice AND actually give an idea of what the parcours looked like, all at the same time. I think I managed, though.

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Turning around, you could see the same building as in the previous shot of the dressage area; in fact, that area was also visible in the distance (check the full-size shot to see it more easily).

As you can see, the sun was setting by this time, too; I could've changed the environment, but I'd decided earlier on to just let it run its natural course. I always like the afternoon light on SL: less harsh than the midday sun, and often producing lovely vibrant colors.

And that was it. Of course, there was still a lot more to the sim; in addition to stables and BDSM toys of various kinds, I also spotted a circus (currently closed), a stately but empty mansion, a lighthouse and a large ship, the inevitable shop and more. There was a departure point for balloon tours as well (I didn't go on one, though), and various further pieces that served solely as decoration, to add to the sim's atmosphere, like a smithy (for putting horsehoes on ponies' feet) and so on. I rather liked that: it's so nice to see a sim where not every bit of building is functional and where some things were added for no other reason than to contribute to the atmosphere and to make the place feel whole and complete.

So, yes, all in all, it's a very nice sim; I definitely enjoyed visiting it, and I may well be back. :)

Location: Broceliande (44, 142, 31) (Foret de Broceliande , Ponygirl Ponyplay  pony stable bondage)

Tags: 365 days of sl, second life
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