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StoryBrooke Garden, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

StoryBrooke Garden, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode, brought to you from a special studio constructed for us by Eliza Weirwight of Patron, we take a look at some outstanding winter locations in Second Life.

The show goes live on Monday 10th December at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Garden of Whimsy, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Garden of Whimsy, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We talk to Eliza herself and look at some of her special seasonal products; we talk to Kess Viiperi about her winter landscaping vlogging (as she demonstrated how to create a wonderful wintry landscape of your own); and we meet up with Tymus Tenk of Calas Galadhon and take a detailed tour of their winter regions. You’ll be amazed at the changes since our last show there, when we visited for Halloween!

Rosehaven, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Rosehaven, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also look at Linden Lab’s own Winter Wonderland experience and elsewhere, and cover further winter-themed locations in a seasonally stunning slideshow from Wildstar Beaumont.

Join our Watch Party for a fun time, or watch it on the web!

Soul2soul River, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Soul2soul River, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Visit some of the places on the show!
The Linden Winter Wonderland: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Winter%20Wonderland%202/157/7/21
Patron: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Patron/84/148/26
Winter’s Hollow, Auron: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Auron/19/239/23
Let It Snow! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Authors%20Point/194/117/34
Hollyee, Starlight Shores: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Starlight%20Shores/77/154/25
Christmas at Calas Galadhon: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ERIADOR/20/150/25

And if you want more, we recommend this link! https://www.flickr.com/groups/3952574@N24/discuss/72157702345327061/

Christmas Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Christmas Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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SLCS - the new stadium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SLCS – the new stadium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Our visit to the Second Life Cheerleading Squad on Cheertopia to learn about how they have created a powerful, generous and fun community is now available online!

DW387 – Second Life Cheerleaders from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

Our guide is Brandi Darkwatch, who is a Senior Co-Captain of the Cheerleaders, and she tells us about the amazing Cheerleading community, their training sessions and their work for charities including Cake Against Cancer and, above all, for Relay for Life.

We learn about not just the main Cheerleading Squad, but also their younger cohort, the Comets (for teenagers) and the adorable youngest group – the Spitfires, who we’ll see perform.

SLCS - the Spitfire locker room at the new stadium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SLCS – the Spitfire locker room at the new stadium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We explore the current stadium, and see some routines performed in the new stadium. And Saffia undergoes some cheerleader training with the aid of experienced trainer Aɗɗιѕση Aηη Sαηɗ!

SLCS -the current stadium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SLCS -the current stadium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Find out more about the SLCS!
Website: http://www.slcheerleadingsquad.com/
Main entrance: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cheertopia/149/184/369
New stadium: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cheertopia/120/129/1501

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SLCS -inside the new stadium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SLCS -inside the new stadium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode of Designing Worlds, we pay a visit to the Second Life Cheerleading Squad on Cheertopia – and learn about how they have created a powerful, generous and fun community!

The show goes live on Monday 3rd December at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

SLCS - the new stadium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SLCS – the new stadium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Our guide is Brandi Darkwatch, who is a Senior Co-Captain of the Cheerleaders, and she tells us about the amazing Cheerleading community, their training sessions and their work for charities including Cake Against Cancer and, above all, for Relay for Life.

We learn about not just the main Cheerleading Squad, but also their younger cohort, the Comets (for teenagers) and the adorable youngest group – the Spitfires, who we’ll see perform.

SLCS - On the field of the new stadium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SLCS – On the field of the new stadium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We explore the current stadium, and see some routines performed in the new stadium. And Saffia undergoes some cheerleader training with the aid of experienced trainer Aɗɗιѕση Aηη Sαηɗ!

Join our Watch Party for a fun time, or watch it on the web!

SLCS - an area to relax at the new stadium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SLCS – an area to relax at the new stadium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Find out more about the SLCS!
Website: http://www.slcheerleadingsquad.com/
Main entrance: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cheertopia/149/184/369
New stadium: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cheertopia/120/129/1501

SLCS -supporting RFL at the current stadium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SLCS -supporting RFL at the current stadium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Our fascinating show visiting the stunningly beautiful Majesterium estate is now available online!

DW386 – Majesterium Riviera Estate from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

It’s the home of His Majesty Brick Masters, and we visited just over a year ago, but since then His Majesty has totally overhauled this and has had a fantastic new mansion built for him by the renowned Second Life architect Patch Thibaud – and the result is spectacular!

 

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Not only is the building is a fine example of virtual world architecture and design at its best, but the interiors form a beautiful synergy with the architecture, building to a holistic design triumph – which is also a beautiful home.

His Majesty welcomes visitors – you’ll find the gates of his Estate here – and at the pier, the gondola will be waiting to carry you across to the island, if you want to arrive in style (and who doesn’t?)

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Certain areas of the house are private. They are roped off and marked – please respect this.

And there’s something else not to be missed – hiding away in the sky above the house is an amazing funfair with a great many attractions!

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Once or twice a year, at various charity events, we auction Designing Worlds shows to raise money for the charity in question, and this year, His Majesty was one of the winners of the auction at Fantasy Faire – and this is his very special show. Two more will be coming next season.

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode we return to one of the most beautiful regions in Second Life, the home of His Majesty Brick Masters. And you can judge its beauties for yourself when the show goes live on Monday 26th November at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special viewing party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We visited the estate a little while ago, but since then His Majesty has totally overhauled this and has had a fantastic new mansion built for him by the renowned Second Life architect Patch Thibaud – and the result is spectacular!

Not only is the building is a fine example of virtual world architecture and design at its best, but the interiors form a beautiful synergy with the architecture, building to a holistic design triumph – which is also a beautiful home.

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Saffia’s tip – make sure you don’t miss the ceilings!

His Majesty welcomes visitors – you’ll find the gates of his Estate here.
and at the pier, the gondola will be waiting to carry you across to the island, if you want to arrive in style (and who doesn’t?) Certain areas of the house are private. The are roped off and marked – please respect this.

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And there’s something else not to be missed – hiding away in the sky above the house is an amazing funfair with a great many attractions!

It all makes for a fascinating show – make sure you don’t miss it. And, if you can, join the special viewing party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

 

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Once or twice a year, at various charity events, we auction Designing Worlds shows to raise money for the charity in question, and this year, His Majesty was one of the winners of the auction at Fantasy Faire – and this is his very special show. Two more will be coming next season.

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Majesterium, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Caledon Library Meeting Room, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Caledon Library Meeting Room, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Our fascinating show looking at the role of libraries in Caledon and in the wider world of Second Life is now on the web!

DW385 – Second Life Libraries on Vimeo.

In the show, we explore with Sir JJ Drinkwater some of the Caledon libraries, such as the Jack and Elaine Whitehorn Memorial Library and the HG Wells Memorial Library, as well as the Gertrude Jekyll Gardening Collection and the Steampunk Collection. We learn of the extensive renovation the Whitehorn is currently undergoing, and the reasons behind it.

Jack and Elaine Whitehorn Memorial Library (under refurbishment), Caledon Victoria City

Jack and Elaine Whitehorn Memorial Library (under refurbishment), Caledon Victoria City

We also hold a detailed discussion with a group of librarians and people interested in and supportive of the work of libraries from all over Second Life – including Sir JJ and Sere Timeless (Owner of the SL Regions of Rocca Sorrentina and the Bay of Naples), Valibrarian Gregg, Director of Community Virtual Library, Kghia Gherardi, Library Patron & Volunteer, and Beth Ghostraven, owner of the Book and Tankard Pub in Caledon Victoria and enthusiastic library supporter. Together they discuss the work of the libraries and how the concept of a library adapts itself to the possibilities and challenges of a virtual world.

Gertrude Jekyll Gardening Collection, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Gertrude Jekyll Gardening Collection, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And our wonderful photographer, Wildstar Beaumont, gives us a glimpse of some of the many libraries available in Second Life.

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If you would like to visit the Libraries of Caledon, here is a list:
The Jack and Elaine Whitehorn Memorial Library, Caledon Victoria City

The Caledon Library Reading Room in Caledon VIctoria City

The Vannevar Bush Reading Garden, Caledon prime. Iinter-Library Loan Catapult, & a book of verses beneath a shady bough

The Marie Curie Memorial Branch Library: Science, Technolgy, Poetry, and the precursor literatures of the Steampunk genre

Marie Curie Library in Caledon Mayfair, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Marie Curie Library in Caledon Mayfair, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

HG Wells Memorial Branch Library, Caledon Wellsian. “The Art of Going” Real and Imaginary voyages

Tinyville Library, Tinyville, Caledon Tanglewood: 19th century Children’s literature and Literature of the Fantastic

Caledon Welcome Centre, sponsored by the Caledon Library

Steampunk and Airships Dirigible: Steampunk Reference collection, Proto-Steampunk FIction from the 19th c; 19th & early 20th c books on Airships

Caledon Steampunk Collection, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Caledon Steampunk Collection, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Gertrude Jekyll Gardening Collection

Caledon Library at Oxbridge: Caledon Materials, Oxbridge Materials, Public School Novels.

Caledon Library Meeting Room

The H. P. Blavatsky Spiritualism Collection, Caledon Speirling

What happens in Special Collections *stays* in Special Collections

The Caledon Library is a Branch of the Alexandrian Free Library and is supported by the House of Wu and the Caledon Library Benefactors group.

H. P. Blavatsky Spiritualism Collection, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

H. P. Blavatsky Spiritualism Collection, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Other Second Life Libraries you might like to visit:
Community Virtual Library, Cookie
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cookie/54/117/21
Website: https://communityvirtuallibrary.org/

Virtual Ability Libraries
On Healthinfo Island, there is the Consumer Health Library. This library has disability, mental health, senior health, medication, and addiction resources. Actually, the entire island is a library of information. There are eight exhibits that are updated monthly with relevant health information. They also have a Path of Support with information from over 100 health peer support groups in SL. The Research Pavilion hosts health research presentations and shares information on studies that are recruiting subjects. Healthinfo Island also houses a Health & Wellness Center, an Herb Garden, a Farmer’s Market and a quiet reading room. You can find it here:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Healthinfo%20Island/128/128/24

In addition there is a library on Cape Serenity that features works by authors with disabilities. Next to the library is a lovely poetry garden. You can find it here:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cape%20Serenity/88/123/22

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Rosehaven Library, in Rosehaven Castle (formerly Winterfell)

Seanchai Library

Seanchai Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Seanchai Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

R.F. Burton Library, New Babbage

Accademia di Rocca Sorrentina

The Philomena Public Library

Accademia di Rocca Sorrentina, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Accademia di Rocca Sorrentina, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Nuba Archives
TV rec-room in the Gym – Nuba Archives

Trilby’s Moors Mausoleum Library

Chilbo Community Library

Chilbo Community Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Chilbo Community Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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