Neverland

Yesterday, I visited Neverland

… this is a pretty sim, which is made up of several small tableau…

… each a little bundle of colour and charm…

… a wonderful place for whimsical photography…

… wistful, even…

… like J G Ballard meets Disney…

… I think this little bridge crosses into another sim…

… but it’s just as dreamlike.

H&G Expo 21

Over the last 3 days I’ve been exploring the wonderful Home & Garden Expo 2021. There’s something here for pretty much everyone, apart from the hardcore yucky element in SL, and, who knows, perhaps there’s yucky stuff here, too, but I didn’t see any, which was really nice, because I do get sick of seeing that infantile shit. There’s beautiful, reverent stuff…

… and crazy, silly stuff…

… there’s a plethora of fabulous elements for your garden…

… there’s musical instruments you can try and buy, there are horses you can ride before you decide if you need a horsey…

… there’s art…

… I’ve never explored one of these expo’s so systematically/thoroughly, before, but I don’t remember ever seeing much art in them, before. I could be wrong, probably am, but there seemed to be much more art for sale in this expo…

… there’s all manner of adorable cuteness to see, here, too.

I always find these shows far too big and confusing to ever explore them as thoroughly as I did this one, I always get lost, and eventually just give up. The reason I was able to so systematically explore this one was thanks to Annie Brightstar’s wonderful blog. She has a post, there, where she has provided SLURL’s for every part of the expo. Whenever I got lost, which was often, I’d just look at that post and pick the next TP, it was super-helpful…

… the highlight of the show, for me, was to be there for the traditional launching of the paper lanterns. I think this is only the second time I’ve witnessed one of these events. I joined a handful of avi’s on a rooftop, and we all watched in delight…

… as these pretty things guttered there way up into the the darkness…

… slowly spiralling higher…

… and higher…

… carrying whatever meaning they had been imbued with…

… till, one by one, they flickered out, and vanished.