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Forgotten City, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Forgotten City, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Episode 284 of Designing Worlds, the weekly show on design and designers in virtual worlds, was a retrospective where we revisited some of the most popular of our shows broadcast over the past year. We chose to present it from a Second Life landmark, the amazing and mysterious Forgotten City, by Mandy Marseille and Jenne Dibou. Only after we decided to do this did we learn that the Forgotten City was about to vanish forever from the Grid (although there will be a quarter-region memorial on the Mainland, “Ruins of the Forgotten City”).

Just a day or two before it vanished forever, we took the opportunity to capture two elements on the Forgotten City – a video fly-through the main city and sequences of other notable areas of the region shot by Elrik Merlin; and a beautiful slideshow created by our show photographer Wildstar Beaumont.

Our Forgotten City items were so well-received as part of Episode 284 that we’ve decided to release them as a mini-feature on their own. We do hope you enjoy these last looks at a wonderful place, and we wish Mandy Marseille and Jenne Dibou every success in their future projects. Thank you both for bringing a marvellous creation to the virtual world.

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Forgotten City, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Forgotten City, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join Designing Worlds at 2pm today, Monday 5th October at our studio in Garden of Dreams, as we take a look back at some of the shows we have filmed over the past year. But this show is a double retrospective, as we believe it’s the last show ever filmed in the beautiful Forgotten City.

We feature some fascinating clips from shows – and no, we’re not going to tell you in advance what they are!

Forgotten City, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Forgotten City, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

But the show also features different areas of the Forgotten City. Created by Mandy Marseille and Jenne Dibou, the Forgotten City was a magnificent, gently decaying ancient cityscape where automata still sought to serve the long-gone human inhabitants as they pursued their own clockwork lives.

Forgotten City, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Forgotten City, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sadly, when we filmed there, we knew it would be closing within a very few days (in fact, it was touch and go whether we would be able to film there at all).  And it has now vanished from the map entirely.

However, we have news about the future, which we share on the show, as well as looking back.

Forgotten City, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Forgotten City, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We think you’ll find this a stunning show – so do join us, at 2pm today!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

Forgotten City, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Forgotten City, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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