La Digue du Braek is a sim I found while hunting through the destination guide. The sim is an experience of the push-pull of industrialism versus leisure.
I started out on the leisure side. It was a sandy beach, with pieces of habitation here and there, like this broken down house.
Mostly the beach was empty. Bleak, but pretty.
I did find this trailer, complete with a little seating area where you can take a load off for a while. Across the little inlet, I could see the industrial area with all the cranes and shipping containers.
The industrial tower looks like trailers that have all been piled on top of one another. Not very aesthetically pleasing, but functional, I suppose.
Next to the housing area were these lovely storage containers. They weren’t marked as biohazards, but I don’t think I’d want to live next to them.
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I have been putting off writing this particular post for far too long. Even as I sit here on the virtual campus of UWA, I am feeling a strange mix of maudlin, grief and longing. This sentence clamours loudly in my mind, “The UWA presence in SL is scheduled to cease the end of July 2017.”(1) Such a little sentence with such huge ramifications.
Back in the beginning days of my time in world, I visited university campuses. I must have visited at least 20. Time after time, I wandered campuses that were abandoned and stuck in a time warp from the moment in time they were left behind. UWA was not that. It was vibrant and changing and it was close to home. Proof that Australia was not so countrified and far behind after all.
UWA launched itself into Second Life in mid 2009 and quickly became one…
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