After the Great Purge, I’ve been spending some time rummaging through my blog’s archives these days, cleaning up the categorisation structure. I noticed that the last time I posted anything about any in-world destination was way back in 2013; ever since then, my blog has been almost exclusively all about SL-related news and opinions, and some personal notes. So, one of my in-world friends suggested that I visit Brand New Colony, an adult-rated homestead region owned and designed by Bunny Blessed (Svelte Blessed) and Mimara Blessed (Mimara).
Brand New Colony is essentially three small islets in a channel of turbulent water, linked by bridges and flanked by two forested mountain ranges. The landing point is a gazebo placed atop the northernmost island, on a pool of water adorned by an arch-shaped waterfall fountain. Under the gazebo, natural waterfalls feed a large pond and the stream.
Along the sides of the stream, you can find footpaths connected to each other by bridges. Besides the gazebo I already mentioned, there are three other notable structures. On the islet of the gazebo, placed among flowers, benches, swings, and trees providing shade, you will find a small summer hut.
Built on a plateau on the larger of the three islets, there is a beautiful villa of italianate design. It is accessed by stair steps going up from the bridge that connects it with the gazebo. The villa has easy access to a small grotto and a sandy beach with a tiled pool built against the rocks.
Finally, there’s an old lighthouse, which remains functional – though partially hidden by the trees that surround it nowadays – and has been converted into an adult club, with all the usual paraphernalia. Those who are not so inclined will of course not want to enter this buiding.
Brand New Colony is beautifully designed and executed, and great attention has been given to all those details that can make or mar a region. The three islets look and feel very natural, and the water features make this area look like a perilous strait – yet, the islets provide refuge and serenity from the troubled waters. There is a multitude of places where you can sit and relax, or cuddle with your love.
The keen SL photographer will certainly enjoy this region; it is highly photogenic, with vibrant, colourful plants and trees enhancing the region’s appeal, and the choice of windlight is magnificent. Additionally there are many little details that are waiting for you to discover them. Now, the region is adult-rated, and there are parts of it that are adult-themed. This, however, shouldn’t put you off, as there’s simply so much to enjoy. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit there, and I’m sure you will too.
SLurl: Brand New Colony (Adult)
Flickr album: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm85H8BX