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THE Fountain at Botanical Gardens

THE FOUNTAIN at Botanical Gardens

I admit to being biased when it comes to the SL Botanical Gardens. It’s the very first garden I visited when just a noob youngling.  Here I could see the possibilities of SL and helplessly hopefully fell in love.

Mermaid Pool

Mermaid Pool

Other than my own region, I have spent more time here than anywhere else in SL. If I was troubled I would head to the gardens and cop a squat on a hill, quietly sit and listen to the music and let my mind wander.  Here I discovered one could play the piano and the harp without lessons 🙂 I have danced in every fountain at some point, meditated high up in the snow-capped mountain and taken many a gondola ride. Did I receive my first kiss here?  Mayhaps. Seems so long ago now. The landscape designers I use today were found here amongst the flora and fauna. Hmmm, I wonder what happened to merryweather? 🙂

Drifting

Adrift

I have explored every nook and cranny this region has to offer and when I return (and I often do) I am always pleasantly surprised at the changes that have taken place. The SL Botanical Gardens has evolved since my very first visit, but the major builds are still in place…thankfully.  It’s like coming home to the dearest of family or cuddling up into a soft worn quilt.

Garden of Many Delights

Garden of Many Delights

The Botanical Gardens is used in many of my photo shoots especially when in formal attire.  I understand the reasoning behind standing on a platform and taking pictures. For me though, I prefer a location as the ambiance the area radiates and the music playing on their stream sets the mood for me, and I tend to work better and I feel the photographs are better.

Atrium

Atrium

I could go on and on about this region but I think I will let you discover its secrets and charm. That’s what SL ~Travel 52 is all about…discovering new places.  Head over to Butterfly’s blog to get the 411 on this Challenge.  TWMA 🙂

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Gondolas and Floating Islands