Thursday, 23 July 2015

Visiting Crestwick

Journeying through SL has led me to the small town of Crestwick. Upon arrival, one has to join the group before venturing outside the landing point area, so make sure you have one group slot available.

The town itself is quite small, but very nicely designed. There's a number of stores along the main street, also an art gallery and a charming cafe.

After finishing my coffee, I went to browse through used books in front of one of the stores.

Sadly, some of the buildings, such as the large town hall, are more like movie props: they are unfurnished and can't be entered.

As explained in the notecard for visitors, the idea was "to create a photogenic environment" and at this the creators have been successful.

There are also some surprises here, such as the unusual interior of the local church, transformed into a provocative piece of modern art.

Following the path up the hill will lead you to an area with a great view over the whole place, and apparently, it's also possible to drive up there. I opted for a nice stroll on a warm summer afternoon.

Crestwick is a lovely place to visit. Visitors are reminded not to linger in the sim for too long, as the homestead has limited avatar slots. However, while I was there, there was not a single person in sight, so you are likely to be able to spend as much time there as you like, with no one disturbing you.

P.S. More Crestwick photos can be found on my Tumblr.

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