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Whistle-stop #1: Bastille Day in New Toulouse

While I’m fully aware that I promised a week of notice before one of my walking tours of the steamlands, when I realized that this Thursday is Bastille Day I decided that the timing seemed perfect for exploring New Toulouse.  (Update: I intend to spend time wandering through the New Toulouse main sim and the New Toulouse Bourbon sim.)

For those who are unaware, the New Toulouse and New Toulouse Bourbon sims are based on turn of the century New Orleans French Quarter, and Bastille Day is a huge French national holiday!

I will be arriving in New Toulouse at 7:00 pm SLT on Thursday, July 14th.

If anyone is interested in joining my little excursion, please meet me at the default New Toulouse TP location (below) at 7 pm Thursday, or send me an IM for a TP anytime. 

 

New Toulouse landing point:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/New%20Toulouse/128/128/2

 

Vive la France! 

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8 Comments

  1. Edward Pearse Edward Pearse July 13, 2011

    Just as a point of clarification New Toulouse is now 5 sims. You may not make it through all of them in one night.

    Oh and make sure you’re armed. Zombies are rumoured in some areas :-)

    • Junie Ginsburg Junie Ginsburg July 13, 2011

      Oh, I agree, I don’t hope to go through all of them in one night. I thought I might focus only on the two I mentioned, but I see there was some ambiguity in my post. :-)

      Zombies duly noted!  Will pack a repellent of some sort…preferably something with two barrels.

      I do appreciate these sorts of practical tips.  A lady can never be too prepared!

       

      • Verlia Bilavio Verlia Bilavio July 13, 2011

        There’s an obscure law in New Babbage that requires ladies with red hair to always carry a pistol, rifle, saber or dagger. Maybe it’s just good practice to take this to other steamlands.

        • Junie Ginsburg Junie Ginsburg July 13, 2011

          Hmm, well, I do wish to be a law-abiding citizen…

        • Felisa Fargazer Felisa Fargazer July 13, 2011

          ~ looks at her hair ~

          ~ wonders what pistols, rifles, sabers, and daggers are ~

  2. Junie Ginsburg Junie Ginsburg July 18, 2011

    Follow-up to Whistle-stop #1: New Toulouse and New Toulouse Bourbon

    I arrived in New Toulouse promptly at 7 pm SLT on the night of Thursday, July 14th (Bastille Day).  The arrival point is in front of la Maison DuBois, a large, stately house that appears to be at the center of the sim.

    Ms. Verlavia Bilavio joined me for just over an hour, and after she departed I sought out small places we had missed on our first wander through.

    All of my snapshots are posted in an Aethernet album here.

     

    My favorite features of the New Toulouse sim:

    1.  The riverboat “Mark Twain”

    Riverboat "Mark Twain" 

     2.  New Toulouse Cemetery

    New Toulouse Cemetery

    3. Well-behaved tram

    Well-behaved tram

     

    My favorite features of the New Toulouse Bourbon sim:

    1.  Hotel Spiriteaux

    Hotel Spiriteaux

    2. La Maison Riel

    La Maison Riel

    3.  Outdoor cafe on the canal

    New Toulouse Bourbon outdoor cafe

     

    Observations upon traveling to New Toulouse and New Toulouse Bourbon:

    1.   There are a great many pubs, taverns, and bars.  New Toulousians must drink like Babbagers.

    2.  The theme is very well-maintained.

    3.  I didn’t see any zombies, no need to defend myself. Unfortunately.

    4.  The spirits are “alive and well” in New Toulouse.

    and finally,

    5.  Mr. Underby’s mother gets around.

    Mr. Underby's mother?

  3. Junie Ginsburg Junie Ginsburg July 18, 2011

    (( Apparently the reader doesn’t want to let me include images in my comment — sorry for the double-post and no content.

    If anyone would like to see some images of the trip that Ms. Bilavio and I made on Thursday, please see my Aethernet album. ))

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