I spotted this region while exploring about the other day, looking for interesting stuff to photograph. The thing that tipped the scales for me is that microbus in the left center; for some reason, it just makes it look so real and logical, even when some of the trees wouldn’t rezz completely. (The photo was shot from a neighboring region to the north, so be aware when you go looking for this view.)
Teleport to Gayhaven Parish
A new year is upon us again — a new year according to the Liturgical Calendar, that is, which starts four weeks before Christmas, with the beginning of Advent. As usual, at this time of year, I like to visit a few churches around Second Life, and show more of the religious aspect of the Grid.
Today’s is a return to a previous region, but a different church in that same sim. Kirkkosaari is a place of churches, run by a Finnish group. I visited the Ristikiven kirkko a few years ago at this time, and here is its sister church on the same island, the Kirkkosaari Ortodoksi kirkko, or Kirkkosaari Orthodox Church. The onion-bulb domes topped by Byzantine crosses would be a dead giveaway to the orientation of this particular church, which does not appear to have a regular congregation. However, it is open for prayer and meditation, and the interior is lovely.
The iconostasis, or wall of icons, is also typical of Eastern Orthodox churches, and this one is quite nice, with depictions of many saints and other notable works of religious art. Behind the gate in the center is the main altar; the room there also appears to be a sacristy of some kind. There is no seating in the nave, or main body of the church, but you will find non-animated benches to either side in the transept, the “cross arm” of the building.
How many years left until holodecks become real (grin)?
With Advent comes the annual tradition of the Anglican Cathedral in Second Life — the Posadas pilgrimage to houses and other venues, as members of the Cathedral host the Holy Family, a different place each day, on their way to the Cathedral on Christmas Eve. I’m not hosting this year, but I will probably follow the statues from time to time. (This photo is at Helene’s house in the Linden estates, taken early this morning.)
If you’re curious, contact Helene Milena in world, or join the Cathedral group, which is free. You will be most welcome.
(Some items may no longer be available)
- Skin: Wunderlichs Metal Skin (Gold)
- Eyes: Sterling Artistry Jeweled Eyes, topaz
- Nails: Mandala HUD nails (super long)
- Costume: Sakinah Khepresh costume
- Accessories: Isis AV Heqa crook (part of an ancient avatar pack for L$3,000, not recommended); Ravens Wear Affinity Egypt ROYAL BLUE BLACK Crown shine 1
- Makeup: Tattanooga *FACE TATTOO** EGYPTIAN 006; Natural Beauty Makeup 2; *BOOM* Liquid Glaze (silver, lashed); Glamorize French Kiss Lipstick (Love Is Blue)
I can’t tell you where this was taken; it’s a secret location that you must find. I’ll get you close: teleport to Terra Egypta region, then begin searching from there within the group of sims that make up this themed area.
For me, it was Peter Davison, he of the celery stick in the lapel of his cricket jacket (laughing). Happy 50th birthday to Doctor Who; it’s been a rocky ride at times, but almost always interesting. (And you gotta dig the theme song!)
Remember, no matter the body, Who is the Doctor!