Back In The Day

I was looking out my window, to where the Circuit La Corse runs past my home, and I saw one of those ubiquitous SL tour pods go past. It got me thinking about the traffic that used to be on the Circuit La Corse, back in the day when I looked as I do in the image above… 8 years ago. When I first bought land in Jormundgandr, and built my first little gallery, there was far more random traffic, of all kinds. I went through my enormous pictorial library (I’ve been taking pictures ever since my first day in SL) and found some images I had of some of that traffic…

… like the tanks. You would hear them coming, the roar of their big diesel engines, always in a cloud of exhaust, they’d roar past my front door on their mysterious missions…

… there were these school buses, which you could take tours from depot to depot in…

… there were steam engines…

… there were these much bigger buses, which you could also ride in…

… and there were these ice cream trucks, with their familiar, tinny music. These vehicles were everywhere you went, you had to be careful not to get run over. You may have noticed the vehicles in the last two images are a bit wonky on the road, that’s because there’s a sim crossing, just before my gallery. The vehicles would go wonky, going through it, but usually come right again, and continue on, but you would often see one’s that had obviously come to grief going through a sim crossing, they would be on their side beside the road, or just stuck somewhere…

… the best one I saw was this bus, literally stuck up a tree. They would remain in these predicaments, engines running, exhaust billowing, sometimes forever, it seemed…

… no idea what was happening here, but I’m glad I photographed it. All these images are from before I learned to take decent photos in SL, they are actually all screenshots, hence the crap quality, but I think it is the digital version of sepia on an RL photo (:

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