Nouvelles Aventures in Second Life

Nouvelles Aventures; Inara Pey, August 2016, on Flickr Nouvelles Aventures – click any image for full size

Nouvelles Aventures is a whimsical homestead region put together by Adalynne Celeste Reed  (AdalynneReed) with the help of Catherine Inaka and Cady Amelia Reed (CadyAmelia) and which Caitlyn and I happened across by chance whilst looking for places to visit.

Divided into four islands by two waterways, each crossed by bridges, the region is surrounded by familiar, tall off-sim mountains, their lower slopes populated by fir trees. Each of the four little islands has something of its own character, offering an interesting mix of locations and photo opportunities for visitors.

Nouvelles Aventures; Inara Pey, August 2016, on Flickr Nouvelles Aventures

The largest island, occupying the north-west corner of the region is home to the landing point and, a short walk up a dirt track from it, thatched roofed cottages, comfortably furnished inside with dusty paths linking one with the next. At least one would appear to be a family home – a pair of tree houses sit a short distance away, linked one to the other by a little rope bridge.  A little further away, on the east side of the land sits a lighthouse built in the same style as the cottages.

Just down a set of steps set into the hillside near the lighthouse sits an arched wooden bridge giving access to another of the islands. Here the land is flatter, with a little outdoor theatre sitting on the riverbank. A screen of trees separates this from a little fairground that has perhaps seen better days: the carousel is sans horses, the ground overgrown and the rides now offering amusement to  strutting peacocks and a group of little princeling chicks and their retinue. Beyond this, an events barn dominates this island, with a dance machine inside waiting for visitors.

Nouvelles Aventures; Inara Pey, August 2016, on Flickr Nouvelles Aventures

The remaining two islands offer more outdoor spots, each with whimsical touches, be it the little arched gateway on the smaller of the two, or the little chap awaiting company of others at the camp fire on the other.

This is an easy-going region – look around and you’ll find places to dance, or to sit (either on the ground or up in a tree) and little touches. It lends itself to a range of windlight environments and lots of photo opportunities. Those who do take pictures are asked to submit them to the region’s Flickr group if they would.

Nouvelles Aventures; Inara Pey, August 2016, on Flickr Nouvelles Aventures – click any image for full size

All told, a pleasing and relaxing visit.

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