A Pandora’s Box of autumnal dreams in Second Life

Pandora's box of Dreams; Inara Pey, September 2015, on FlickrPandora Box of Dreams September 2015 (Flickr)

Note: this vision of Pandora Box of Dreams has closed.

Lokhe Angel Verlack (Jackson Verlack) has opened the latest in his Dreams series at Pandora Box of Dreams. I’ve been following the progression of his builds since I came across the second iteration back in April 2015 (although I admit missing the opportunity to blog the iteration immediately prior to this one after my visit).

For this, the fifth Dreams iteration, Lokhe has opted to again reflect the season, and is given us a distinctly autumnal environment in which to wander, sit, contemplate, and dream. And it is an absolute delight.

Pandora's box of Dreams; Inara Pey, September 2015, on FlickrPandora Box of Dreams September 2015 (Flickr)

Subtitled Dreams of Secrets, it offers visitors the familiar starting point, up in a skybox which gives a small flavour of what is to come as you sand in a small walled garden, the leaves of the birch tress a rich gold, and a footpath leading to a door in the wall. Touch this, and you’ll be transported the to ground.

Now the first thing to note here is do please have local sounds enabled; the sound scape is as rich as the landscape, and offers additional depth when exploring. Also, have a play with the windlights;  I used [NB] – Misty Day – 5pm for the images here, but the region really does lend itself to a wide range of options  and times of day.

Pandora's box of Dreams; Inara Pey, September 2015, on FlickrPandora Box of Dreams September 2015 (Flickr)

The grassy path continues from the door, and following it, you’ll wind through more laced with the colours of autumn, and come to a flight of stone steps leading downwards to a dirt track which you can follow – or you can branch off, climb more steps and just wander under the trees and through the long grass.

Whichever route you take, you’ll find much to please the eye: leafy groves, coastal views, the odd building or two, quiet streams and brooks crossed by little wooden bridges, and plenty of places to simply sit and ponder or spend time with a companion.

Pandora's box of Dreams; Inara Pey, September 2015, on FlickrPandora Box of Dreams September 2015 (Flickr)

This is another fabulous build in a series that has proven to be eye-catching and immersive with each iteration, and quite possibly the one I’ve enjoyed the most so far. Highly recommended.

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