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Last week I was given an invitation by Virus Melody, to come over to Secret Hideout – which he created with his partner Angel Melody (angeleyes.roxley). The note promised a sim with lots of photo-opportunities and exploration, as well as a place to find a nice spot to relax with a date or friend.

It turned out to be all true! Secret Hideout is a lovely destination, for anyone who enjoys a well decorated sim, with great buildings, nature and yeah: the many spots to sit down and relax!

Secret Hideout - II

The opening party was last night, I sadly missed that due to RL events, but now the sim is open to the public and all are welcome! If you go visit, and you will!, make sure you add your pictures to the Secret hideout Flickr Group, and consider leaving a donation in one of the tip-jars – as we all know a sim is an expensive hobby and supporting sim-owners will keep destinations alive for all of us to enjoy!

Secret Hideout - I

As a bonus, please check out Virus’ website, as a DJ he provides lots of music-stations, which you can use in Second Life!

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Tonight I was in the mood for some good old fashioned exploring, so I pulled up the weekly ‘Highlights of the Destination Guide‘ and off I went. After a few rather disappointing locations – I ended up in the Battle of the Bulge. I kid you not.

Of course I looked it up and it is actually a real name for a real WWII battle, which took place in the Ardennes (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945). The official name of the battle at that time though was ‘Unternehmen Wacht am Rhein’ (for the Germans) and Ardennes Counteroffensive’ for the Allies. More information about this Battle you can read here!

Battle of the Bulge - II (Blogpost)

In Second Life the Battle of the Bulge is a roleplay sim, where one can re-enact said battle. There are a few locations, but I stayed (do to time limits and because I liked it anyway) in the skydome where I arrived – which is a snowy, cold and somber battle ground. I was the only one present, so I had the opportunity to have a good look around.

Battle of the Bulge - IV (Blogpost)

If you are interested in WWII roleplay, or battles (there is an active Capture the Flag system) it’s a must see. Also, it is a nice place for photography!


‘Loss’ is the title of the exhibition at Berg by Nordan Art, a series of images by Senna Coronet (Sennaspirit.Coronet). Opened this weekend and running till September.

As the title says, it is about loss and as such a very personal, therapeutic, way of Senna of dealing with the passing of his friend Amona Savira earlier this year. I’ve never met Amona, but have always admired her work on Flickr, where you can still see her amazing art.

Loss by Senna Coronet - II  - A Blogpost

Loss is a lovely and tasteful tribute, Amona is present all of the exhibition, in a sad, but not at all depressing, way. As it goes with exhibitions like this, you really need to go an visit it for yourself – my pictures (of pictures) will most certainly not do it justice!

Loss by Senna Coronet - I - A Blogpost

More about Senna and Berg by Nordan Art you can read either in the note cards that are available at the gallery or for more in depth and an interview with Senna by Kate Bergdorf, read Kate’s blogposts.


One of the things I have had on my wishlist in Second Life, was to have my portrait made by Skip Staheli. I’ve admired his work for ages and always enjoy his photo’s on Flickr.
Sure I can do my own pics, but I just wanted one of those beautiful portraits that Skip creates. Because I am vain like that. And I was curious on what he would ‘made of me’.

So finally last week Monday, I got my one hour of being a real model while posing for him in his Purple Cows Studio! I was a bit nervous, not being used to pose like this..in front of a green screen and being posed by someone else. My first time in an SL Studio! Who would have thought that!

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