Enjoying Rosemoor in Second Life

Rosemoor; Inara Pey, May 2016, on FlickrRosemoor – click any image for full size

Rosemoor is the name of a collaborative region design by Arol Lightfoot and Krys Vita (who designed the popular Kaleidoscope I wrote about here). “This one was meant to be fun!” Krys told me as Caitlyn and I paid a visit a few hours after the region had opened its doors slightly ahead of schedule, “welcome to our zoo πŸ˜› .”

Rosemoor presents visitors with a low-lying island of grass and sands, just a couple of craggy plateaus offering genuine elevation in the south-west corner. The “zoo” Krys mentioned as we chatted, sits to the north-west, close to the landing point. It takes the form of Everlag Park – a place which has clearly seen better days at some point. Now the paint is fading, dirty and chipped on the entrance, the sign having partially fallen from its place above the archway, while the buildings either side showing similar distress.

Rosemoor; Inara Pey, May 2016, on FlickrRosemoor

Within the park, the carousel and big wheel stand broken and dejected, while the bumper cars look to have been the victims of a fire, while rides sit overgrown and forgotten in the grounds. Only the circus tent appears to be in reasonable condition, but even this fails to hold the attention for long, thanks to the animals standing and roaming the park – or as I put it to Krys, “tigers and zebras and giraffes, oh my!”

“Ha ha!” Krys replied, “the craziest thing is in the other corner πŸ˜‰ Our little addiction found itself a home!”

Rosemoor; Inara Pey, May 2016, on FlickrRosemoor

To the south and east, around and across the bay cutting into the island, the land is sandier and offers a couple of homes between which horses contentedly wander, grazing on the stubble of grass poking above the gently undulating dunes and hills of sand. Those which are roaming freely and saddled can be ridden by visitors.

And it was southwards and eastward that I was drawn, wondering what the addiction Krys mentioned might be.Β  It can actually be found on a little island just off the coast. I’m saying nothing else on this, as to write about it would spoil a visit for others πŸ™‚ . All I will do is repeat Krys’ explanation for things: “D-Lab… the gacha got us! πŸ˜‰ ”

Rosemoor; Inara Pey, May 2016, on FlickrRosemoor – click any image for full size

With places to sit and to snuggle scattered around, particularly along the coastline, Rosemoor has a wonderfully coastal feel to it; somewhere perhaps not too far from civilisation, but far enough to offer a sense of isolation and being off the beaten track (hence why the Everlag Park may not have succeeded, despite the picturesque surroundings).

The default windlight suggests an early morning, but the region is ideal for photography under many different environment settings, as I hope the images here demonstrate. Very thoroughly recommended as a place to visit!

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4 thoughts on “Enjoying Rosemoor in Second Life

  1. This looks lovely! Who doesn’t need new pretty places to explore and cuddle : )


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