A place that sits on my list to visit for ages now is The 1920s Berlin Project. As the name says: it is Berlin in the 1920’s, ergo: historic roleplay. From what I understood it is not roleplay with difficult storylines and such, but people live there as citizens of Berlin, situated in the 1920’s. Normal, daily life – in the past.
This means that visitors, all are welcome, are requested to dress appropriate and follow the theme. Sounds fair and I completely understand.
With the Vintage Fair 2011 going on (will blog about that later) I thought it would be a great moment to shop for some vintage clothes, so I could go travel to Berlin all ready and dressed up. Alas, it is still so incredible busy and laggy on the fair, that I had to skip that brilliant idea.
I went to Berlin in my normal avatar and dress, hoping to find something suitable on the spot.
Well, yeah! You land in a modest shopping mall, near the train station and there are some shops that sell vintage outfits and hair and all! Also, for when you do not want to spend money but still want to visit, there are freebies available to dress you up! Needless to say you will be handed out some notecards with rules, it is best to read them, it is roleplay after all and you don’t want to disrupt other people’s Second Life (well, I don’t!)
I found a nice, plain, dress at Old Time Prims and some sensible shoes. In my inventory I had some hair that suited the ’20s look and within 10 minutes I was good to go!
To enter the actual city, you have to ‘take the train’ and so I did. Short ride though, yay for teleports :)
It was quiet in the City, so first I had to look up where I was and where to go, and went for a walk through the streets…
I took some more pics, I will upload those on my Flickr – it is such a great place for photography. There were other people in the city though, but I did not want to bother them in their daily occupations…so that’s why I went a bit out of the way and you only see me on the pics.
Now, I read on the SL Forum a post from Jo Yardley (the owner and creator) there will be a special event next weekend (19th and 20th November), in Berlin.
Kids Day. All SL Kids are welcome, dressed of course as 1920 kiddy’s, to come over and play, watch movies and all. Adults (with or without children) are of course welcome as well, as there will be happy hours in the bar! I plan to go, gives me another reason to shop for a nice festive outfit instead of my plain dress (hehe) and I think it will be nice to see some activity, can’t wait!
More information you can find in the forum post click here and on the official website of The 1920’s Berlin Project, where you can find some more background information about the project, the Weimar Culture and related links.
* Dress and shoes are from Old Time Prims, the hair is from TuTy’s and the poses from Geez Editorial.