Le Avaline Village is a full sim residential / photographic region designed by Shyne Autumn Meadow (Shyne Button) which seems to blend together a number of influences to produce and interesting rural / coastal environment with just a tiny hint of an urban centre.
Cam out over the water a little from the landing point, looking towards the group of brick shops and their terraced courtyard, and you might catch a hint of Amsterdam or Rotterdam, the buildings and water suggesting a canal front scene. But walk a short distance way and you’re in altogether more rural and more rugged terrain, the landscape broken up by water which doesn’t quite do enough to create any individual islands, and which is easily crossed by bridges here and there.
Much of this landscape is elevated – although not too greatly – by rocky uplands and plateaus upon which houses sit, each within their own grounds. When exploring, do keep in mind that some of these are rented out as private homes, so please be mindful not to invade anyone’s privacy.
A small farm occupies a part of the land, the house atop one of the plateaus to hold a commanding view over the partially fenced lands below. Fencing there may be, but it hasn’t stopped some sheep and horses from wandering away in search of alternate grazing!
Follow the paths away from the landing point and over bridges and under rocky arches, and a cosy beach can be found, complete with pier and moorings for boats, together with a little cafeteria offering refreshments and a chance to sit and gaze out over the sea. Further around the coast is an open-air movie theatre; I won’t call it a drive-in unless you have a 4×4 🙂 , but the supplied pick-ups and couches offer places to relax.
This is a place where the seasons mix easily with one another as you explore; the greens of summer stirred gently with the yellows and golds of autumn, while under spreading boughs parasol-shaded chairs and tables offer further places to sit and enjoy the surroundings.
There are plenty of opportunities for photographs within the region, and should you choose, after taking them, you can share them on the Le Avaline Flickr pool.
I enjoyed my meanderings around Le Avaline Village; after my recent self-imposed hiatus from exploring Second Life, it was good to end my walking shoes on one more and find somewhere new to get me back into the habit of wandering and nosing.
You might even say that normal service is being resumed in these pages!
- Le Avaline Village (Rated: Moderate)