How great is it that Forgotten City is still with us in SL? Usually when I take photos for this blog I go alone. I’m far from being a good multi-tasker and while I enjoy this photography and blogging thing, it has it’s challenges.
Recently I took a a few fellow learners with me from MU at LEA 23 for a walk around the city in conjunction with Jane’s Cyberspace Walk 2015. From the land description: “A once great city where the prosperous residents were served by the miraculous mechanical automatons. The people have long since disappeared, but the automatons remained and still take care of the crumbling stone walls, abandoned halls and rusty fences.”
The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs has inspired Jane’s Walks all over the globe. And it inspired Vanessa Blaylock to organize Jane’s Walk SL. While there were Walks in cities all over the world this past weekend, there were scheduled walks on the Medici University campus at LEA 23 in Second Life. They were photographed and also live streamed. You can read about that here.It was a busy weekend for me and I was unable to participate during the scheduled walks. I’ve been showing some of my favorite virtual places to Feels Plenty, an artist, writer and fellow learner at MU who is new to SL and he encouraged me to conduct a Walk of my own. He invited others and did the website posting so I was able to follow through. I chose an off-campus site, Forgotten City.
At the landing, you’re given a note card with things to do in Forgotten City. You can rent a home, teleport to Forgotten City Winter Park, visit the toy factory with shooting games, poker and horse racing tabletop games. You can use the rowboat or ride the zeppelin. We mostly explored and walked around because Jane’s Walk.The public is very much welcome to visit Medici University at LEA 23. The artist studios are open, you can talk to other avatars and pick up some gifts. There’s a wide variety of creativity and collaboration happening. There are events scheduled on the calendar and the campus is ever changing, running until the end of June.