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Friday 30 October 2020

Halloween party @ Nitroglobus


As usual there are sooo many Halloween parties this Saturday, 31st October, HOWEVER, ..... there is only ONE REALLY COOL PARTY and that's the one with DJ Nette Reinoir @ Nitroglobus  

Be there in time coz it's exclusive (i.e. not so many slots available) and DO NOT MISS IT! You will be sorry if you do.

The event starts at 2.30 PM SLT which is 22.30 hrs spooky Amsterdam time.
Dresscode is Halloween. Soo BE CREEPY !

Cu Saturday

Tuesday 27 October 2020

Endless 58-58N - Orkney Islands


A visit to Endless 58-58N, a whisper of the Orkney islands. Orkney are several island of which a few are inhabited situated north of Scotland. I remember I once saw an intriguing movie situated on one of the islands, which stipulated the secluded nature of the place.

Creator of the sim Sombre Nyx gives the following information: a place to retreat, a refuge, a place to be. A place to dream, to talk, to rest...ensemble. A place to build, a place to play, a place to grow. A place of ideas, experiences, intensity, and lasting calm. 

I agree it sure is.

For more extensive info about the place, please read Inara Pey's blogpost  

Friday 16 October 2020



Ruegen is a homestead region designed by Andre Nalin (ReizWolf), who mentions it's an attempt to depict the landscape of the beautiful Baltic Sea island Ruegen in Second Life. Well, in my opinion he succeeded very well. 

From RL friends who visited the RL Ruegen last year I learned it's a very nice place with great beaches and the famous Ruegen Rapsol. My friends brought me some of the Ruegen Rapsol, which I used in a cool vegetarian cauliflower recipe from Ottolenghi. 

Furthermore the RL Ruegen houses the 'colossus of Prora', which is the largest hotel in the world, built just before the Second WW started by Hitler and never finished. Prora consists of 4.5 kilometer long ugly concrete appartments which were designated for 'smiling aryan people to relax and have fun, after hard work'. The buildings never housed any guests and Germany isn't happy with this heritage at all.

In Andre's profile I found this cool poem 'Heimweh nach Ruegen' by Ernst Moritz Arndt (1842):

𝙾 π™»πšŠπš—πš πšπšŽπš› πšπšžπš—πš”πšŽπš•πš— π™·πšŠπš’πš—πšŽ,
𝙾 π™Άπš•πšŠπš—πš£ πšπšŽπš› πš‹πš•πšŠπšžπšŽπš— πš‚πšŽπšŽ,
𝙾 π™΄πš’πš•πšŠπš—πš, 𝚍𝚊𝚜 πš’πšŒπš‘ πš–πšŽπš’πš—πšŽ,
πš†πš’πšŽ 𝚝𝚞𝚝'𝚜 πš—πšŠπšŒπš‘ πšπš’πš› πš–πš’πš› πš πšŽπš‘!
π™½πšŠπšŒπš‘ π™΅πš•πšžπšŒπš‘πšπšŽπš— πšžπš—πš πš—πšŠπšŒπš‘ πš‰πšž̈πšπšŽπš—
πš†πšŽπš’πš 𝚞̈πš‹πšŽπš›πšœ π™»πšŠπš—πš πšžπš—πš π™ΌπšŽπšŽπš›,
π™ΌπšŽπš’πš— πšπš›πšŠπšžπšπšŽπšœ π™»πšŠ̈πš—πšπšŒπš‘πšŽπš— 𝚁𝚞̈πšπšŽπš—,
πš†πš’πšŽ πš–πšŠπš‘πš—πšœπš 𝚍𝚞 πš–πš’πšŒπš‘ 𝚜𝚘 πšœπšŽπš‘πš›!

Saturday 10 October 2020

Time Remains


Today I visited Time Remains, a place which is divided into 3 islands, to travel through time (past, present and future) along a beach side woodland. A passion project of Aura (akiko.tripsa) created  for photographers, artists, explorers, friends and bloggers to enjoy.

There are lots of abandoned spots around with animated seats for singles and couples to enjoy. A paved path surrounded by trees winds its way over the sim. Great place to wander around and make lots of images, which I did.

Wednesday 7 October 2020

"Animals on Earth' by Dreamers & Co

image by Nette Reinoir

Animals on Earth by Dreamers & Co, the October exhibition @ Nitroglobus.

I am really happy with the works of both Nette Reinoir and Livio Korobase, together forming the collective 'Dreamers & Co' in my gallery this month (October 2020)
This is Nette's first exhibition and yeah I have the privilege to show her works at the walls of my gallery. 
I really love Nette's colorful and sometimes surrealistic images. 

As for Livio, he is a very creative, fun loving and socially involved person, as well as a dear friend and advisor. I love his 'cat elevator' and the awesome art panels in which you can sit. Oh and don't forget to kiss the frog. Do try all the animations hidden in Livio's creations. There are so many!
Livio's and Nette's social involvement expresses itself in the message this exhibition contains for all of us: HELP SAVE THE PLANET AND THE ANIMALS ON IT. 

Please read Inara Pey's review about this exhibtion in her blog 'Living in a Modem World'. As always her analysis is thorough and clear. 

overview of gallery made by me

Explanations of the exhibition by the creators:
Our generation has taken many causes but the most important cause is sometimes forgotten and that's our planet's ecosystem. Today our planet still waits urgently for our action, Mother Earth itself is screaming to humanity to slow down and reconnect with her in a spiritual way.
Modern societies have been treating Mother Earth as if it was their property; extracting resources, polluting constantly, changing the landscape, killing the animals and destroying its natural balance.

Since the Industrial Revolution, humanity has killed 83% of all wild mammals and half of all the plants on Earth. Two hundred species of living beings are extincted every single day. We collectively need to change so many things in areas such as the use of plastic, meat consumption, contaminating energies, day-to-day overconsumption and more.

How can artists raise awareness regarding this?
Take a moment to think of nature: the Sun and Moon; forests, oceans, and mountains; birds, lions, and dolphins; salt and other aesthetic elements. Enchanting, isn’t it?
Imagine a world without them. How dull will life become?
Flow with the thoughts and you’ll discover nature illustrates the Creator’s powers, whoever he/she is. Most of us, however, fail to appreciate nature because we’re entangled in our fast-paced lives, and life’s problems cloud our minds from grasping its beauty and lessons. Climate change, overpopulation, pollution, unfettered urbanization, and wars cause disasters to the natural environment. Little wonder we see less of nature and more of guns, nukes, and bloodshed in our cities.

Maybe this Covid times are a chance for start change something on each of us?
Dreamers & Co (Nette Reinoir & Livio Korobase)
one of the artworks exhibited by Nette Reinoir

There was a great Opening party on Monday 5 October at the gallery, with music by DJ Gorilla (= Livio), great tunes and fun. I made lots of snapshots, let me show you some.

main players at the party: Livio (Gorilla), Nette, Kurk (particles) and me

DJ Gorilla at work


For all those who couldn't be present at the opening party, no worries, the exhibition 'Animals on Earth' will be at Nitroglobus during the entire month of October 2020. The gallery is open 24/7 :-)