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South of Rubi, 02 June 10, 2010

Filed under: Heterocera continent (Atoll continent),Rubi Forest,Slosser,TILE — baker Blinker @ 3:16 am

The stream that flows from the large lake in upper Grote eventually passes over this really nice, Linden protected waterfall situated just below the south Grote sim line in Zephyr. Sucker’s about 100 feet high; nicely layered.

In taking the above snapshot, Baker stands on the bridge pictured below, to the south of the falls. This would be a part of Route 1. Passing under the bridge, the stream that has recently tumbled over a large precipice now quickly reaches the Linden sea in central Zephyr.

More aerial view of the Zephr falls. Lots of trees on either side of the gorge. Nifty.

An establishment on the west side of Slosser, the sim just west of Grote which also contains, in its northeast corner, the Lost Gardens Retreat mentioned in the post before this one. The main reason I visited this place tonight — or sent Baker Bloch there — is to check out the TILE colored circles on the inworld map in this location. Turns out they’re what’s called Skybox Bubbles, rentable for 150 lindens a week.

It also interested me that these colored bubbles lie directly south of my Rubi property, which similarly shows up now on the inworld map as 4 squares of, left to right, blue, green, red, and yellow, due to my own skybox. Also, both 4-color arrangements are in the southwest corners of their sims as well as being due north and south of each other.

Could mean something — not planned by me atall.

There are actual houses in a skybox much further up in the sky for rent as well. Not my style, though, but Baker thought it worthy of a picture, if only for the colors.

Now here’s a place much more to my liking, also in Slosser but much nearer the Zephyr Falls. And as it turns out, it’s owned by the same avatar that runs Lost Gardens Retreat: Bjorlyn Loon. This small parcel is notable — and the reason I visited it in the first place — for having an official Linden body of water on its premises, pictured with a lounging Baker below. Hope he’s not trespassing, and, at any rate, he didn’t stay long — just long enough to take a picture to record the pool and surroundings for this blog. The pool is about 25 meters long, less than 10 meters wide, and quite shallow. It seems to contain exactly 2 fish, a 2lb perch and a 1 lb Rudd, according to their descriptions. The elevation here is 50 meters, which is the water level of the Slosser sim and the reason the official Linden pool of water could be here in the first place.

Green Man sculpture found on the premises.

And there’s yet another Linden water pool in Slosser, somewhat larger but not situated in as pastoral a setting. Like the one described above, this pool is very near the lower border of the Slosser sim. As far as I can tell, there are no other small pools of water like this in the area. The Pond District, in contrast, contains 6 such Linden “ponds” at last count. So I hesitate to call this a second Pond District, although it is certainly interesting to find such water in sims outside our Pond District.

The below picture shows the relationship of these 2 pools of Linden water with the Zephyr Falls (right). The smaller of the 2 pools is essentially hidden by mostly brown colored cypress trees in the middle of the photo.


One Response to “South of Rubi, 02”

  1. […] of twin to a near neighbor, whose land and similar Linden pool of water has already been described in this blog here. Mine is to the left, and dominated by palms. The neighbor’s smaller pool, just visible in […]

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