The train prepares to depart

A train to a vanishing world

I was going to write on the Victorian era presence in Second Life and on how the Victorian times still fascinate many of us. My point of departure would be Victoria Station, which I have recently found in SL – where I embarked on a 19th century train, went to a bookstore where I could…

Svarga: large flower and spores burst

Svarga: how to forge memory from prims

Many have written about Svarga – that’s just fair, for it’s a milestone sim in Second Life: it has been there since 2006 and has been saved by Linden Lab itself from disappearing. If you’d like to learn more about the history of Svarga, I strongly recommend a post written by Inara Pey back in…

The Colossus of Rhodes' hand in SL

A colossal experience

Tall and imposing, the Colossus of Rhodes, in Ancient Greece, was short-lived: the statue stood at Rhodes’ harbor (or at a site nearby, depending on the sources that you consult) for 56 years. In Second Life, the Colossus of Rhodes‘ existence will be even shorter, at least as a building for the “Fashion For Life”…

The Western Front, 1917, in SL: "The war is over"

That day in 1917

For years, the notebook had rested in the deep drawer. It not only looked old, but also forgotten: a uniform layer of dust covered it, indicating no one had touched it for years, maybe decades. With a sense of respect and curiosity, I opened it randomly and read: “[…] common in those days, he could…