Important announcement

We will be ringing the changes at Furillen during the coming week …

First: Furillen will be moving to another region. The sim has been located in the Love of Life region ever since it opened in October 2015, and I will miss the region name … but we’re planning some things that require a full sim, not a homestead, so from next weekend, you will find Furillen in Pandora Empire. The existing sim will stay open for as long as possible before the move, and there should be a gap only of a few hours before the ‘new’ Furillen opens. The sim itself will be more or less unchanged, although there will doubtless be a few tweaks.

Second: La Digue du Braek will close at the end of this week. The sim was great fun to build, and has been very popular. The Flickr pool has been fantastic, with some great images that I’ve featured regularly on this blog. But although the daily visitor numbers remain quite high, this is the right moment to move on. I loved many aspects of this build, and some of them may reappear in due course, because …

Third: we’ll be taking advantage of additional prims at the new region and building a space in the sky. Exactly what this will consist of, and when it will open, will be revealed in due course. I’ll keep Furillen open for visitors to enjoy while we build upstairs, so please leave us in peace to get on with this exciting new project.

The Furillen 9000

The Furillen Flickr pool now contains over nine thousand images. Given that we don’t accept every image sent to the group, the total could easily be much higher. It’s a remarkable testimony to a sim that, because of its emphasis on space and minimalism, remains completely open to interpretation and the imagination of photographers. So the images keep on coming, the variety is striking, and the quality remains high.

Here are some highlights from the latest batch, posted during the past ten days or so …

Basking in my solitude.

Come with me

#25

Clear like crystal

Furillen in blue

Isn't it ironic ... sometimes... :P

With Wiwi at the Desert

into the blue1

Iolanda

All my addictions

“Oh, my darling, it’s true. Beautiful things have dents and scratches too.”

Furillen_Untouched

Silent scream

For a ride around Furillen

(t+n)(t-n)

Måsen

I saw his jelly beans

so long

Visit To Furillen

The Expectation of a Good Time

= Cub Smit =

Nothing is concrete.

Blue Greenhouse

Defination of cool::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::Nekonuko

Nothing can be seen.

Chairs

Onyx Skye and the sea

Chairs (2)

Paradise is a clever lie

Saduri

No-one isn't alone.

~ εmo ~ *269 @Furillen

parking zone @ furillen :)

[ they say follow your heart; but if your heart is in a million pieces, which piece do you follow ? ]

Misty morning

Shots 5

The pool - Furillen

Shadows

Pool Side Two

Shadows' flow

Maybe because the chair was broken...

The Sky is Filled With Stars Invisible by Day

Lonely

Love dreamer

Classy man

Sunset

only once

The old friends

Empty Chair

...silence...

nameless

wandering_world444

blue aint my color

Skippy !!!

The Rising

stop all the clocks ...

Amona Savira

I am shocked and saddened indeed to learn that Amona Savira has died. She was a wonderful photographer who took some of the finest and most original images of this sim, which I post here as a tribute. I knew her only through these pictures, and the generous comments she always made on the work of others. May she rest in peace.

somewhere in the distance

as it is and will be

I'll be heading north

furillen rooftop

furillen the volumes

landscape Furillen

Star Wars Furillen

then to darkness

Drive-by shooting: pictures from Digue

While Furillen seems busier than ever lately, La Digue du Braek has been going through a quiet spell. It’s an interesting Second Life dynamic, though. These sims often have a similar daily visitor count, but while Furillen seems constantly busy, often with between 10 and 15 avatars there at any one time, you’ll usually find Digue with only a handful of visitors.

People come to Furillen and hang around, sometimes for hours. Why? My guess is that it’s simply because they see other people there. They land at Digue, and often move on because … they see few other people there. As ever in Second Life, numbers attract numbers, and even though we ostensibly come to places like Furillen and Digue simply to stand around on our own, even ‘AFK’, we seem to prefer it when others are also standing around – alone – in the same place.

I talked about this over a year ago. I have no idea whether I’m right or wrong, it’s just an impression.

All of which is a fairly irrelevant way of saying that those who do dwell at Digue take nice pictures, and there have been some great images posted in the group, which has reached nearly 1100 posts from 232 members. Here are my own personal favourites from the past week or so …

Bird's eye.

Mother of Mercy

Clandestino

Evening stranger

L'extérieur des clôtures

Beach Pilings at La Digue du Braek

In streams of light I clearly saw the dust you seldom see

Agressing the sky

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Industrial Ballet

La Digue du Braek_The docks

It's Not Worth Getting Wet

Industrial intrusion

Barflies In Hats

La Digue du Braek (SL)

La Digue ....

La Digue du Braek

La Digue du Braek

Night Rider

Nothing I do feels right...

La Dique du Braek

Windmills

My only one...

Mankind is busy manufacturing its way to extinction

@La Digue du Braek

@La Digue du Braek

@La Digue du Braek

La Digue du Braek

She is breathing

I know ...

Contrasts at Digue

The Flickr stream for La Digue du Braek has reached almost 1000 images, posted by well over 200 members. I especially like the mix of styles the sim seems to have attracted – the beach side draws some beautifully tranquil shots from visitors, while the industrial section of the sim brings out a more edgy approach. The contrast is especially clear in this latest batch of highlights from the past ten days …

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Kelly & Gracie

Hey, come see hehehe

*Sometimes I wanna give you up,Sometimes I want to leave you alone,Sometimes I want to run away..

Untitled

Breath

Aroused Magazine

La Dique du Braek 72

You're not alone....

... it's never too late to shoot for the stars ...

Hallelujah Morning

pillbox at digue (new)

Echo's answer

*

"Sunday morning."

seagull at digue

Containers at La Digue du Braek

La Dique du Braek 42

Horizontal

La Dique du Braek

Last one

The Visitor.

Jokelina

La digue du braek

Sister?

...The deep vast emptiness

The Dunes

#53 Happiness is like a butterfly

Red

wandering_world427

untitled

Digue at night #tableforOne

I'm On a Boat

Twilight of the Giants

No trespassing

Loneliness 1

Maison du pendu loon-plage

Untitled

wandering_world428

Don't forget me

I made a friend today

Almost a dream

Elegant contrast

The view is.....

...Favourite place