The latest episode of Designing Worlds, our visit to a fascinating historical project in Second Life that takes us to a recreation of one of the smaller countries in Europe – Luxembourg, is now on the web.
Luxembourg, despite its relatively small size, is a country that has played a momentous part in the history of Europe, not least because Luxembourg was one of the three countries that formed the original trade alliance from which the European Union grew. And for Luxembourgers, an earlier point in time, 1867, was a significant part in their story as a nation. To find out why, you’ll need to watch our show (or do some diligent research in Google – but we think the show is more fun!
We are joined by Hauptmann Weydert, the Luxembourger behind the project, who takes us on a tour of both the city and the fortifications. Working with two real life museums in Luxembourg, Herr Hauptmann Weydert has re-created Pfaffenthal, a fascinating part of the lower city as well as Fort Thüngen, that played such a significant role in its history. And he tells us about the museums’ involvement and plans, as well as showing us how Luxembourg is made more realistic by a growing community of Second Life residents who have chosen to make it their home.
Luxembourg 1867 (the name of the project) will shortly be featured in the Draxtor Despres Worldmaker’s series – and Drax kindly sent me a sneak peek at the show!
To find out more about Luxembourg 1867 see:
Pfaffenthal in Second Life: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pfaffenthal%20Vauban/174/19/291867
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/1867asbl
Additional Information and Documents on Dropbox: http://bit.ly/1G8V97P