Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Heterocera Travelogue #15: Norgaard Village in Triphosa

Less than a week ago I made a momentous decision: to leave the place that has been my home for most of my inworld presence. So this will be a special travelogue, inviting you to a place that is soon bound to vanish.

Parcel in Triphosa on the east coast of Heterocera was the first piece of land I've ever owned in SL. It was a joy to work on it and develop it, learning a lot from my friend Duncan who was patiently helping me every step of the way. From humble beginnings, the place gradually evolved into Norgaard Village I have come to love so much.

I have so many nice memories about it, documented by hundreds of snapshots taken there and dozens of blog posts. Honestly, I thought I would stick with it for as long as I am in SL, but here we are. The parcels are set for sale now, and I've already moved all the essentials to my new home on an island in Second Norway, where the spirit of Norgaard Village will continue to live on.

Before the Village disappears, you can still visit. Teleporting to the train station (serving also as a radio station) would be a good starting point. From there, you can walk towards the ocean and the central part of the Village, found on a small island. Most of the objects have already been removed, but it was once the location of the library, the gym and the barber shop. The police station is still there for now.

Not far is the location of Refugium, the meditation space, next to the dock.

And the village church - irreverently turned into a bar.

On the opposite side of the land is a small silver mine and the historic elevator which will lead you up to the helipad and the air traffic control tower.

Here's the aerial shot of most of the Village as it is at the moment. It occupies the entire coast of Triphosa on its northern side, and consists of a relatively narrow strip of land along the SLRR tracks on the south.

I'm dreading the moment when I have to remove the trees and the buildings (not to mention loads of my little tchotchkes), leaving behind nothing but barren land. As happy as I am about the move to Second Norway, at the same time I'm also terribly nostalgic.

One thing that might help soothe my pain is a quick sale (wink wink). If anyone is interested, here are the listings:
Northern parcel (5856 sqm)
Southern parcel (2336 sqm)
Please IM me for any additional questions.

As a final note, I'll still be driving around Heterocera and the travelogues will continue, so stay tuned for the next one.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Lumberjack's cottage

Up in the hills of Triphosa, behind the Norgaard Village train station, there's a cozy lumberjack's cottage. It's one of the smallest builds on my land, but one that I've been enjoying the most this winter.

Although it has stopped snowing, there's still some snow on the ground and it remains freezing cold. It's nice to spend some time inside, warming up and having some quiet time.

It's also nice to have wi-fi in here! I couldn't function without it... How else would I blog from SL?

If you need some time-off, do come and visit. Here's your taxi.