Sunday, May 27, 2012

Relaxing in the Bath House

A very rough week in Real Life is over now. Our cat is back from the vet with a clean bill of health. As I write this (10:30pm Saturday) he has his head on my leg and is making soft half-meow/half-purr sounds to get my attention. That will stop in a bit when I give him some more medicine, but its oh so nice right now. We've also wrapped up a funeral for a family member. It was an almost all-day event starting with a Catholic Mass in the most beautiful church I've seen outside of New York City and ending at the cemetery where an exquisite blue marble box was set to rest in a seaside grave some six hours later. Eight very handsome men, all with the family's snow white hair, stood solemnly in their matching black suits — a father and his seven boys — with a fair number of the 300 people who were at the mass in attendance in the beautiful sunshine. As good a way to end the week despite the circumstances, I'd say.

The Bath House at the Isle of Lesbos is also a wonderful way to end this week, even if I'm patting myself on the back to say so — I built it. If I had the funds and the facilities this is one of the few things I've built in Second Life that I'd try to translate into Real Life. After doing a number of necessary in-world tasks I plopped my avatar in the pool, propped my RL legs up on a box under the desk, grabbed my Kindle, and just sat to soak and read. Well, I took some pictures, too.
A lovely little table set outside with views of both the sunset and sunrise plus you can rez bumper boats from the dock.

Yes, the roped platform defies proper engineering principles. Interestingly, no one has pointed this out to me.

/me sighs at poseballs, but I guess there is no other way sometimes. If this was just a personal build I could set it so one would sit on an urn and be moved into the proper place. But a lotta folks don't sit if they don't see pose balls.
A simple design. If I could spare the prims I'd include some details from my first build, such as non-alpha textured windows and non-sculpty iron work in the roof. For as hard and as long as I looked and experimented, I still don't have a roof texture that I'm 100% satisfied with. But all-in-all, I love the Bath House. 

If you've seen that I've featured the Bath House on this blog before and you are tired of seeing it, don't worry. I'll end this post right here, soaking in the warm waters.

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