With the end platform now in place, Furillen’s pier is finished.
As I mentioned in another blog entry, this was the result of a fortuitous meeting I had at Furillen with KT Syakumi, a highly skilled builder – she calls herself a ‘craftsperson’ – who stepped up to the challenge.
The result speaks for itself.
This really is a thing of rare beauty.
Like the airstream that looks out towards it, the pier’s impact is enhanced – for me, at least – by its correspondence to the real thing.
Although I moved the airstream to the right – it simply works better that way inworld – the comparison is striking when viewed from the south.
All credit for this must go to KT. She was meticulous in her use of photographs to get the structure of the pier right – as far as Second Life prim constraints will allow – and to reproduce textures from the original.
While many people talk – rightly, I must say – of Furillen’s unique atmosphere in Second Life, this is really the first structure that can be seen only on this sim.
I don’t think it will be the last.