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26th July UPDATE:  I have now sorted all the destinations below (and added many more) into categories and put them as pages on the right hand side of this blog.  To make it super easy I even have a page with links to all of those pages!  You can find that HERE.  

I would still love to hear of places that you find so please either leave your URLs in the comments of this post or in the comments on the appropriate pages.  If you want your name associated with the find, please leave your SL name.  HUGS.

I have spent the whole week looking around SL for some great places to take photos and updating my destination notecard.  It was a day filled with mixed emotions as I deleted sims off my notecard that are sadly no longer with us and then added some new ones that were full of fun places and discoveries.  I also stepped onto sims that made me say, "Wow!" which is a good sign.  You will get to see more of them in the future.

Anyway, I decided to put the links to the sims/areas here for people to use.  As I take photos on those sims I will even add those to the LMs listed to give you a taste of what you can expect.  I have started working through them so you will at least have a few to peruse.

I do have to give TONS of credit to two blogs that I used as references.  They are Virtual Geographic and the SL Blogger Support Destinations page.  Please be aware that not all the links on these blogs are current and some of the sims/places no longer exist in the form they were when posted.  This is not the fault of the website managers/bloggers, it is just SL and the rapid way things rise and fade.

The other sims I found that were not listed on the above sites were from the Destination tab in search.  I let my fingers do the walking and then visited those that grabbed my attention.  I wish it had a 'new' option in there so we could see what sims are recent builds or developments.

If you discover any places you think I should add then throw them in the comments and I will check them out.


FANTASY:

 HappyMood Forest - Forest with store and fantasy vibe.


Magic of Oz - If you are off to see the Wizard in your ruby slippers then this is the perfect place to go.  Is easy to find, just follow the yellow brick road!



PRETTY WITH VARIETY OF AREAS FOR PHOTOS:

 Aspen Fell - Great variety of areas from courtyard to beach to forest.


Caverns of Aleval - There are 4 distinct areas here that are a virtual cornucopia of places that bloggers and photographers can put to good use.  Changes regularly.


 L.C. Pretty Island - You will find a great beach, a cafe, old railcar and station, coffee carts and a road with car accessories on this compact parcel.


 Gulf of Lune - a salt marsh with waterways, old buildings and wildlife aplenty.


Winter Moon -  Stunning blossom trees, waterfalls, a lighthouse and overgrown wooded areas. Changes with seasons.


Birdy Skins Mainstore - Pretty paths with overhanging trees and flower-filled fields complete with bridges and even a gypsy wagon.


[NorderNay] Place of Hope -  From beach to field with animals and ponds in between.  Also has a rainy area for those great umbrella shots.


Beautiful 4 Seasons - This parcel changes with the seasons and ranges from a chic cafe/courtyard area to a wild beach and hilltop views.


Isle of Serendipity - Neva River - The river is the centrepiece of this parcel with loads of walkways, rustic buildings and even a hilltop church.


Neva River Sim - Pretty moss covered paths lead you around this parcel to a rugged coastline and a variety of great shacks, houses and even a windmill.


Ivy Glad - Wetlands with cool photo spots interspersed.  Ruins, railway and a cute forest and a darker wooded area.


The Millhouse Beanery - Great hangout for the coffee connoisseur with a roastery, coffee cart and dock area amongst the trees.


 Noble Goes Dutch - Boat dock, beach, farmland, wind blades, windmills and gorgeous Dutch town with poppies of course!


STRANGE and CREEPY:

 The Looking Glass - Mixed areas ranging from steampunk to fantasy to gothic.


Deadpool - Creepy carnival all rundown and scary.  Great for Halloween photos or just a creepy feel. Watch out for the zombies.


China - Minimalist sim with strange builds and wide open space.


ISLAND:

Another Somewhere - Lovely bay area with a lighthouse, swing bridge, fields and cabins.


Done Wiv a Twist - Think waterfalls, lazy beach areas, wooden paths and stage area.


Paradise Tropical Beach -  Like the name says, tropical beach area with aqua-coloured water, waterfalls, palm trees and sand galore.

~Santaurio~ - You teleport in to a plane crash scene and when you make your way to the beach you will find ruins, beach hideaways and jungle.  Reminds me of Lost.


 Frisland - Mysterious island ranging from beach to fields with animals and great rustic buildings.



WATER COVERED:

H22O - This water covered land has great photo spots set up like islands.  They range from pretty to spooky and artistic in between.  Great rainy feel.



Starfall's Twilight Edge Summer Retreat - Water covered sim with great areas scattered about for those perfect photos.

Binemist - Currently undergoing refurbishment, but is an open water sim.

Pangloss - Water sim with fantasy features.  Often changes themes.  Beeswing coming soon.

Imagination - Sadly closing July 27th but worth visiting before then.  Fantasy meets beautiful on this gorgeous parcel.


Seni Seviyorum -  Gorgeous fantasy-styled woodland area surrounded by water.


 Black Kite - Water-covered sim with places to fly a kite and walk the paths.



FARMLAND:

Piwnica pod Aniolami w Skirolawkach - Rolling fields filled with horses, farm buildings and a meandering river.


Roche - Farm area complete with sheep, farm buildings, tractors and even a railway.


Ocho Tango Club - The Ocho Tango Club sits amongst long grasslands, but is also on a sim with a variety of areas ranging from winter to grasslands to spring park.



ARTY:

 MIC Imagin@rium - Cool Greek looking ruins and buildings with art scattered in the water along pathways.

 MetaLES - This is a sim created to celebrate and promote art and artists.  Changes often.

Grey November Gallery - Rainy area dedicated to art with stormclouds always on the horizon.



BEACH:

Black Basalt Beach - Rugged beach with lighthouse and inland ponds, shacks and animals.  Plenty of pose-filled outdoor items such as docks and seats.


Baja Norte - Sun, surf, sand and beach debris set on an island with a great view and a lighthouse.

Otium - A hilltop village complete with cafe and courtyard overlooks this long, windswept beach



Jamaica - Great beach setting with surf and even an active volcano in background.


DESERT:

Tableau - This great shopping area is home to a red desert littered with old cars, dinosaurs and remnants of a fair



The High Mesa - The barren edge of the Wastelands.  And abandoned area complete with rusted shells of buildings and helicopters.



RUN DOWN:

 Hazardous - Great for photos.  Run down playground, old rustic buildings, pond and windswept coastline.  Poses EVERYWHERE.


TOWNS and VILLAGES:

La Caprese - Capri-inspired isle with a Mediterranean Vibe complete with 9th century villa.  High up above the sea on a rocky clifftop.


Jasmine's Hollow and The Dirty Grind - Great courtyard area complete with cafe and shops, surrounded by pretty trees and flowers.


Neva, Sky Villi - Very cool canal town with great courtyard areas and funky buildings.


Da Vinci Gardens - A diverse area with tombs, caves, mermaid spots, sunken Atlantis and loads more.  Heaps of places for photos.



CITIES:

Nekozone - Dystopic city with a futuristic feel.  Lots of neon signs and tall buildings.



Insilico - Futuristic city environment with loads of neon and metal everywhere.  Is a shopping area but plenty of places for those grungy shots.




FORESTS and JUNGLES:

 Amazon River- Name says it all.  Discover lost tribes and in the jungle as your explore the river.



2 comments :

  1. Hi Arya,
    that is a very good idea and I wanted to work also on a destination notecard. But so far I am still in organizing my inventory and pose animations. But what I am doing is, to mention locations in my blog posts.

    I have looked through your dfestinations in your post and think the following of mineyou should give a try, too :) and share. I am always on search for great sims and would love to get your notecard, too :)

    Thank you so much for sharing ...

    Hugs
    Sanni :)

    With love in her heart: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sounds%20of%20Silence/65/59/23

    The Seasons Story also has good opportunities for taking photos: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sapphire%20Skies/119/129/29

    Essencia Hotel http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Kamikaze/73/238/19

    African Safari maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/African%20Safari/28/145/22

    New Trails maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/New%20Trail/8/251/10

    Lakeside maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Roleplay%20Heaven/235/169/24

    Leesann - My home a tropical nature set up - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Leesann/142/63/22

    Emerald Green - one of my fav sims maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Emerald%20Green/137/206/73

    Story Brooke Gardens maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Baja%20Norte/46/129/2001

    Seaside residential maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Seaside%20Drive/3/11/26

    The trace maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Trace/239/211/21

    Timeout maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Timeline/52/227/602

    Sands of Time - Majilis al Jinn http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sands%20of%20Time/137/119/21

    Bonaire15-Making Memories&Orsini Fashion Store maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bonaire15/195/248/22

    Godelin http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serendipity%20Acres/165/121/22

    Woodsy, Radiance http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Radiance/117/193/22

    Annon maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Annon/126/27/23

    ArtDummy http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Six/156/204/24

    Crazy Animal Island maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Leeward%20Island/220/204/26

    Romantic Moods maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Romantic%20Moods/115/97/26

    Hope the Links are working. If not you can have a look on my flickr ... Sannita Cortes
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/sannita_cortes/12136241933/in/photostream/
    I am taking photos of sims a lot and also put the links in the description.

    Have fun exploring :)

    Sanni

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  2. Wow, Sanni! Lots for me to go check out! Thank you. I have added more photos today. Slowly working my way through. Takes a bit of time! Hugs, Arya.

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