Before I got a chance to write the text to this post, the whole Rubi gallery had been remodelled…. again! The garden part most pictured in this first post (of 2), however, remains somewhat the same. The grounds now, as of 11/8, are expanded since I’ve deleted all of the Arcadia Asylum subway stuff except for the actual 50 meter tunnel itself.
I did want to provide some pictures of the little garden I set up beside the subway tunnel, on the west side of the grounds. There’s what one could call an actual center to the landscaping efforts in this particular version (continued into the next version, with a 2nd center added, even). The original Rubi gallery was so full of gallery space on the ground level that there was little room left for landscaping of this kind. I thought this part was worthy of a little blog space, then.
Above you can see a glimpse into this “center”, which includes a tiny waterfall falling from a crimped pipe of some kind into a small pool. Surrounding this waterfall are 4 large upright rocks, arranged in a kind of Stonehenge fashion around the falls. These rocks (and also the water in the falls) are actually what remains of the Luna Bliss waterfall that use to be on the bottom level of the temple, but whose parts I accidentally delinked with deleting one of the versions of the Temple of TILE. But I found I had some cool looking 1 prim rocks to set up on my property as a consolation.
Below is a picture of Baker Bloch atop a grunge water tower I set up in the very sw corner of the properties, an object which also made the transition to the newest version of the gallery. He looks up toward the Victorian houses that now have a lot of additional buildings/objects rooting them to the Rubi ground. More on these in a minute.
Closeups of the falls I’ve already mentioned. I suppose I would call them Butterfly Falls for obvious reasons if I had to come up with a name. The tombstone in front from this angle has now been moved to the east side of my Rubi properties and coupled with another tombstone to make a little cemetery.
Looking through the crimped pipe toward the relaxed Baker Bloch in the science fiction related Star Treky chair.
NOOB statue looks directly down upon Baker Bloch as he sits at the tiny falls. I can’t remember if I’ve talked about it here, but that house the NOOB statue stands next to is the same as the first Azure Island house, when Baker Bloch and Baker Blinker were very much noobs themselves — they still have aspects of noobiness but they’re working on the problem.
As you can also tell, the middle part of the house has been greatly extended upward to accomodate particles emitting from a mysterious sphere situated in the middle of the old main room. In the latest version this is found inside the hull of The Arab now.
View of Baker Bloch, still in his chair, from the property to the west. The vegetation is thick here (still is).