The Beauty of SL

Insilico 02/23/2011

Filed under: Awesome places — Chandni Khondji @ 6:40 pm

For many people who know me that is not news but I am, among other things, a huge Sci-Fi-Fan. Total Geek and proud of it. So it was not surprising that sooner or later I wanted to shoot some Futuristic Science Fiction Pictures. That is how I stumbled over this place. A friend of mine told me about it and each time I want to do that certain kind of Pictures I find myself back there.


Insilico consists of 5 Sims full of pure Sci-Fi-Geek pleasure. My favourite part is the one you can see on the first two pictures. It is darkish, but also has bright corners, the bluish glow, the neon signs, holographic displays. It makes my heart beat faster.


This place is in the East Sim and i love the mystic feel of it with the light shooting out of the top of the pyramid.

The last picture shows a little different side of Insilico. This is the North Sim and as soon as I saw it one word popped into my mind “Mars”, the Red Planet. Okay next to this awesome Doctor Who episode “The Waters of Mars”… but thankfully i have not seen any strange people around who spit and shoot water out of their fingers.


And although Insilco are Cyberpunk and Sci-Fi Roleplaying sims, I did not have any trouble to just be there doing pictures or filming without having any Roleplay that I had to participate in. It seems to be pretty liberal with visitors, which i like.

So if you are looking for a Sci-Fi Sim, please take a closer look at Insilico. Every time I come here I am in awe again and can’t seem to stop making pictures and enjoy the futuristic creativity around me.

Taxi to Insilico Central.


Empyreal Dreams 02/21/2011

Filed under: Awesome places — Chandni Khondji @ 3:57 am

For my very first post I will show you a location I did not know about myself until recently. But since then I fell in love with the creativity and beauty at “Empyreal Dreams“.


Ariel Wingtips and Remington Aries are the owners and creators of this stunning place. Based on and inspired by famous poems and novels they create visualisations of those. The sets are perfect for pictures suited for many moods and occassions. I will show you 3 of the sets.


The first set is Les Miserables. As soon as one takes the teleport one stands in the middle of a rainy French town. But do not only look at the pebbles at the walls of the houses, also look up where the rain comes from, you might be surprised.


Empyreal Dreams - Miserables

Another very powerful set is inspired by “The Ancient Mariner”. The raging storm and the remains of a wrecked ship gives me personally the feeling that I’m stranded right where one lands. It’s simply stunning.

Empyreal Dreams - Mariner

Last but not least I show you a set inspired by one of my favourite poems “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe. A dark goth-ish set, with beautiful glowing highlights and you can walk on time to see it all from a whole different perspective.

Empyreal Dreams - Raven

The build I did not show you was “The bluebell” and the team has another build under construction that hopefully will be revealed soon. I can’t wait for it to go public, it’s beautiful 😉

Don’t miss this great collection of creativity and imagination. This is too awesome to miss.

Taxi to Empyreal Dreams


Hello out there! 02/20/2011

Filed under: A word from the Author — Chandni Khondji @ 11:05 pm

A while ago I started, after a while of being a hermit, to leave my piece of land and explore Second Life. I found a lot of places that I love to visit just because they are awesome, well made or tons of fun. Others are brilliant for pictures and I visit them over and over again.

In a time when so many people complain about lag, crashes and how bad SL became, I think we should not forget the Beauty of SL. And I want to share it with you. I am sure there are many many more places than those I will show you, but I need somewhere to start, right?

So let’s have fun, be bedazzled, awestruck and just fascinated. I do not have the best graphics card, so you won’t see shadows and stuff. But I think that will be fine