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Rosehaven, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join Designing Worlds today, Monday 20th December, as we explore winter places around the grid, old friends and new discoveries – and some great Christmas events too!

From 2pm today you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds. Or you can join us for our Watch Party in the beautiful Designing Worlds studios in the Garden of Dreams – and there may be mince pies, mulled wine – and dancing!

Whispering Windz, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Saffia and Elrik are in a cosy Bellisseria log home, owned and decorated for the season by Brianne Slade, and from there they show us some of the beautiful winter locations around the grid.

This show was filmed by Elrik, Saffia and Bain Finch – and the photoshoot is by Wildstar Beaumont.

You won’t want to miss it so tune in or come to the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams! There may be dancing afterwards!

INSPIRE Winter Wonderland Park, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Note that these places and events should be open till the end of the year.

PLACES:
Crisp Kringle – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Malfurion/227/96/21 
Cheri Noel – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Noel/109/66/23 and http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Noel/117/120/23
Where our Journey begins – Winter of 21 @ Whispering Windz – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Whispering%20Windz/229/22/24 
Mieville Shelley – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mieville%20Shelley/139/134/31 
Rosehaven – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Realm%20of%20Rosehaven/97/28/54
Winter Hollow – https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chestnut%20Hills/145/209/2501
Calas Galadhon – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MIST/247/82/3002

Calas Galadhon, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

EVENTS:
Winter Wonderland @ Winter Wonderland – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Winter%20Wonderland%205/113/7/32 
Mad Pea – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Magical%20Peak/201/204/24 
Roos Holiday Village – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Elite%20Oasis/143/12/25 
WINTER ICE CHRISTMAS FEST 2021 -9th Year @ REBEL YELL CONCERTS – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/REBEL%20YELL%20CONCERTS/34/48/27 

(Sadly, some events, such as the Second Life Christmas Expo finished too early to be included in this show).

Luane’s World at Le Monde Perdu, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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A Bellisseria Fantasy Home, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Catch up with the discussion – when Designing Worlds met with Patch Linden, Vice President, Product Operations and Brett Linden, Vice President of Marketing at Linden Lab, to talk about some developing projects – and the possibilities of the sudden popularity of and conversations about the metaverse.

We started off in the newest area of Bellisseria, which we first saw at this year’s Second Life Birthday celebrations – the Fantasy homes. We discovered the magnificent Community Centre – The Eyrie – and the progress of Linden Homes, as well as current interest in the metaverse. And the wonderful photoshoot from Wildstar Beaumont was all about the fantasy Linden Homes.

Then we moved on to discuss and explore current joint projects between Linden Lab and third parties, bringing new experiences to Second Life: Film Threat and Zenescope. And we also talked about what the future might hold for virtual worlds in general and Second Life in particular.

Inside a Bellisseria Fantasy Home, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Places on the show:
The Eyrie – community centre for the Bellisseria Fantasy Linden Homes – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Eyrie/127/169/37
If you would like to visit some Fantasy Bellisseria Homes, look at this page in the Bellisseria Parade of Homes Review: https://lastditch.typepad.com/belli_parade_of_homes/fantasy-homes-bellisseria.html
Film Threat – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Film%20Threat%20A/254/25/27
Read more about Film Threat here: https://filmthreat.com/
Zenescopehttp://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zenescope%20Metaverse%201A/113/140/22
Read more about Zenescope here: https://zenescope.com/

A Bellisseria Fantasy Home, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Photographs of Bellisseria Fantasy Homes by Wildstar Beaumont

Today, Monday 13th December, Designing Worlds meets with Patch Linden, Vice President, Product Operations and Brett Linden, Vice President of Marketing at Linden Lab, to talk about some developing projects – and the possibilities of the sudden popularity of and conversations about the metaverse.

Are we smug? Well, perhaps a little! Second Life has been around for nearly twenty years now, after all!

From 2pm today you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds. Or you can join us for our Watch Party in the beautiful Designing Worlds studios in the Garden of Dreams!

We start off in the newest area of Bellisseria, which we first saw at this year’s Second Life Birthday celebrations – the Fantasy homes. We discover the magnificent Community Centre – The Eyrie – and the progress of Linden Homes, as well as current interest in the metaverse. And this weeks wonderful photoshoot from Wildstar is all about the fantasy Linden Homes.

Then we move on to discuss and explore current joint projects between Linden Lab and third parties, bringing new experiences to Second Life: Film Threat and Zenescope. And we also talk about what the future might hold for virtual worlds in general and Second Life in particular.

Join us at 2pm SLT to learn more of this fascinating discussion by tuning in or by coming to the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

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Places on the show:
The Eyrie – community centre for the Bellisseria Fantasy Linden Homes – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Eyrie/127/169/37
Film Threat – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Film%20Threat%20A/254/25/27
Read more about Film Threat here: https://filmthreat.com/
Zenescopehttp://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zenescope%20Metaverse%201A/113/140/22
Read more about Zenescope here: https://zenescope.com/

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ChangHigh Sisters, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 6th December 2021 at 2pm SLT in our beautiful studio in Garden of Dreams as we journey back into the past for an episode first shown in January 2012, when we explored the world of the spectacular ChangHigh Sisters – a performing arts troupe who are well-known to this day throughout Second Life, where their popular performances draw significant audiences.

You can watch the episode on this blog, and you can also see it on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at https://vimeo.com/171900078 and you can join the special Watch Party at 2pm SLT in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Elrik and Saffia try some of the Sisters’ acrobatic poses themselves, and discover a little of the deep spiritual and esoteric background behind the ChangHigh Sisters’ Fireshow of Light, Life & Love.

ChangHigh Sisters, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The programme culminates with the Sisters’ unique show – staged especially for Designing Worlds – of stunning acrobatics with fire and dazzling colours, including inspiring narration and music from leading in-world and RL composers and musicians.

So join us at 2pm SLT by tuning in or by coming to the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams to see a spectacular show – and to learn more of the wonderful creative people behind it!

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You can find out more about the Sisters and their shows at:
Web: http://www.changhigh.dk/changhigh-sisters-fireshow-of-light-life-and-love/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Changhigh-Trinity-Sisters-Fireshow-of-Light-Life-and-Love-284697335388/

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Rocca Sorrentina - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Rocca Sorrentina – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 15th November 2021 at 2pm SLT in our beautiful studio in Garden of Dreams as we journey way back into the past for an episode first shown in July 2016, when we visited the beautiful island of Rocca Sorrentina, an imagining of a late eighteenth century island in the Bay of Naples.

You can watch the episode on this blog, and you can also see it on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at https://vimeo.com/171900078 and you can join the special Watch Party at 2pm SLT in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Rocca Sorrentina - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Rocca Sorrentina – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We are joined by two of the people behind Rocca Sorrentina (or Principal Magistrates as they are called) Aldo Stern and Sere Timeless. They take us on a journey of discovery as we learn about the rich culture that flourished in the Kingdom of Naples (much visited on the Grand Tour), and the history that lay behind it, reaching back to the lost cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius.

Accademia di Rocca Sorrentina, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Accademia di Rocca Sorrentina, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we also learn about the culture and exhibitions staged by Rocca Sorrentina, as Elrik explores a fascinating exhibition on the history of the Tarot … and we learn of upcoming exhibitions too.

Join us at 2pm SLT to learn more of this fascinating community by tuning in or by coming to the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

Accademia di Rocca Sorrentina, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Accademia di Rocca Sorrentina, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

You can visit Rocca Sorrentino for yourselves at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rocca%20Sorrentina/85/162/2801

Rocca Sorrentina - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Rocca Sorrentina – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Premier Wrestling, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Designing Worlds explores the world of Premier Wrestling, part of the exciting sports communities in Second Life!

In this episode we visit the home of a very popular sport in Second Life – wrestling! – as we join the team at Premier Wrestling to see how it’s done. We check out the training sessions, the impressive arena, see some actual bouts and interview the movers and shakers at Premier: Vince Aftermath, Co-owner of Premier Wrestling; Trey Steele, Co-owner of Premier Wrestling; LG, Executive Director; Dany Thunder, Head Trainer; and Honey Potts, Wrestler, Trainer and Commentator.

Whether you are a wrestling fan or not, we believe that you’ll find this show a fascinating look at how communities come together and thrive in Second Life.

Premier Wrestling, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One of the key elements for the Premier Wrestlers is the stories for all the people involved. Each wrestler has a carefully constructed back story. They may be the heroes or heroines, they may be the villains. But whichever role they choose, they will have fans and followers who can follow their stories through the wrestling bouts, through the televised bouts on YouTube, and, frequently, through social media.

And they get paid too!

Premier Wrestling, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Visit Premier Wrestling in Second Life: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Elston/104/176/23
And see their shows on You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PremierWrestling
Visit the website: https://premier-wrestling.com/

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Premier Wrestling, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Today, Monday 22nd November, Designing Worlds explores the world of Premier Wrestling, part of the exciting sports communities in Second Life!

From 2pm today you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds. Or you can join us for our Watch Party in the beautiful Designing Worlds studios in the Garden of Dreams!

Premier Wrestling, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode we visit the home of a very popular sport in Second Life – wrestling! – as we join the team at Premier Wrestling to see how it’s done. We check out the training sessions, the impressive arena, see some actual bouts and interview the movers and shakers at Premier: Vince Aftermath, Co-owner of Premier Wrestling; Trey Steele, Co-owner of Premier Wrestling; LG, Executive Director; Dany Thunder, Head Trainer; and Honey Potts, Wrestler, Trainer and Commentator.

Whether you are a wrestling fan or not, we believe that you’ll find this show a fascinating look at how communities come together and thrive in Second Life.

One of the key elements for the Premier Wrestlers is the stories for all the people involved. Each wrestler has a carefully constructed back story. They may be the heroes or heroines, they may be the villains. But whichever role they choose, they will have fans and followers who can follow their stories through the wrestling bouts, through the televised bouts on YouTube, and, frequently, through social media.

And they get paid too!

Join us at 2pm SLT to learn more of this fascinating community by tuning in or by coming to the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

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Visit Premier Wrestling in Second Life: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Elston/104/176/23
And see their shows on You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PremierWrestling
Visit the website: https://premier-wrestling.com/

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The end of the Great Wall of Second Life … the start of our trail

Join us today, Monday 15th November 2021 at 2pm SLT in our beautiful studio in Garden of Dreams as we journey way back into the past for an episode first shown in November 2011, when we explored Second Life Route 6, the High Mountain Road, and then took the ONSR Okemo Nakiska and Southern Railway train from Okemo Canyon to Wengen to explore the snowlands.

You can watch the episode on this blog, and you can also see it on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at https://vimeo.com/510918258 and you can join the special Watch Party at 2pm SLT in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

In this show we start by exploring Second Life Route 6, the High Mountain Road, in the company of Simple Wunderlich, as we ride from the end of the Great Wall of Second Life in Spini to Simple’s vertigo-inducing (and very lovely) Mountain Retreat in Plebeja – sadly no longer here.

On the Trail …

If you want to explore this region for yourselves and you need a horse to ride, there’s a horse rezzing station near the start of this route, created by Prokovy Neva.  And many thanks to Prok, who pointed me at this lovely trail in the first place!

Then we turn our attention to the railways and, in the Snowlands, take the train service from Okemo Canyon to Wengen on the ONSR Okemo Nakiska and Southern Railway. We find out a little about the railway and then, when we reach Wengen, we have a chance to explore the range of Winter sports created on public land by the Lindens. Wengen is very old now and – in some parts – badly broken – it can’t compare with the wonderful Winterland regions that the Moles create every year. But there is still a definite charm to the place.

Okemo Canyon – the start of our rail journey

All in all, there’s lots to see, and we think that many people may be surprised at what the mainland has to offer! So do come and join us at 2pm, or catch it on the web!

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You can still visit many of the places we see in this episode:
The end of the Great Wall of Second Life in Spini: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Spini/100/250/133
The horse rezzing station: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Athetis/134/71/103
Okemo Canyon Station: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Okemo%20Canyon/88/155/65
Wengen station (and Winter Sports): http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wengen/72/203/92

Roads and rails in the snowlands

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Buckingham Palace in Antiquity, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Buckingham Palace in Antiquity, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 8th November 2021 at 2pm SLT in our beautiful studio in Garden of Dreams as we journey way back into the past for an episode first shown in October 2016, when we visited the historical region of Antiquity – and its very special recreation of Buckingham Palace, home of the British Royal Family in London.

You can watch the episode on this blog, and you can also see it on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/185644822. And you can join the special Watch Party at 2pm SLT in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Buckingham Palace in Antiquity, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Buckingham Palace in Antiquity, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The regions that make up Antiquity are renowned for their historical role-playing – and for their recreations of historic buildings. We’re joined by Jacon Cortes de Bexar, Twelfth Night Egerton de Bexar, Tiamat Windstorm, Olavi von Hirvi, and Pamus Bing, co-owners of Antiquity. We begin by exploring Coyningham House and its grounds as we learn something about Antiquity and the role of history in the estate.

Then we cross a beautiful lake and take a carriage ride to the incomparable Buckingham Palace, which we explore with two of the creators – Jacon Cortes de Bexar and Twelfth Night Egerton de BexarNight.

Buckingham Palace in Antiquity, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Buckingham Palace in Antiquity, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And just for force of contrast, we end by exploring a very different side of Antiquity as we visit a pirate den!

It’s a beautiful episode, especially requested by our viewers for a reshowing, that explores some wonderful historical creations, so do come and join us at 2pm, or catch it on the web!

Buckingham Palace in Antiquity, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Buckingham Palace in Antiquity, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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You can visit the Antiquity Regions, including many of the places shown in this episode!

Conyngham House: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Antiquity%20MarieGalante/179/229/2002

Buckingham Palace: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Antiquity%20Texas/158/113/2002

The George Inn: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Antiquity%20Texas/163/23/22

Texas State Capitol: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Antiquity%20Texas/156/126/22

There’s lots more to see too – and special tours to help you see it.

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Shekhawahti

Join us today, Monday 1st November 2021 at 2pm SLT in our beautiful studio in Garden of Dreams as we journey way back into the past for a show first shown in Match 2010, as we explored Shekhawahti, based  on the region of Shekhawati (the Garden of Shekha) in Rajasthan in India, where the designer – Veekay Navarathna – created a truly original area, and a fascinating glimpse into an aspect of Indian culture.

You can watch it on this blog, and you can also see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/371506581. And you can join the special Watch Party at 2pm SLT in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Shekhawati is sometimes known as “the open art gallery of Rajasthan” as it has the largest concentration of frescos in the world.  That is because the buildings of Shekhawati are decoreated with rich, beautful and complex frescos painted on their outer – as well as inner – walls.  This alone would make Shekhawati a stunning place to visit – but in addition, Veekay has brought together a collection of traditional and modern Indian art unparalleled in Second Life.

Shekhawahti

Because as well as the commercial and residential areas – and a beautiful ampitheatre, guarded by elephants! – Shekawahti is also home to a vast art gallery containing many examples of traditionald modern art, much of which can be purchased in world, and Veekay offers fascinating insights into the history of art in India, as well as Indian culture and customs.

It’s a beautiful show that explores an unusual culture in Second Life, so do come and join us at 2pm, or catch it on the web!

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