It is spring – again. A time of renewal and rebirth…and yet my mind drifts back…there was once a city in Egypt called Memphis… the demise of this city is a salutary tale that shows the fragility of places.
In pharaonic times Memphis was a sprawling acreage of houses, temples, workshops, a religious and administrative center, the seat of government, a magnet for artists and craftsmen. Ancient Memphis was Washington, Rome and Paris rolled up together on the banks of the Nile.
A riverside city of palms and sugarcane, sphinx lined boulevards, majestic temples, and stunning architecture with decorative script recording the historic achievements dynasty after dynasty. A golden city situated on the ever-flowing Nile.
And, what is Memphis today? It is a vast wasteland with barely discernable irregularities in the landscape and cultivated fields where the once grand temples and avenues resided. A fallen statue of Ramses II here and there… a broken column, sand worn steps…
I stand amid the ruins in silk and netting, and crepe-de- chine, gloved and hatted…. The netting from my hat covers my face – a defiant disguise from the sun… waiting to meet Mr. X at the edge of the desert… to dance in the twilight… and walk hand in hand as the stars punctuate the sky like diamonds…his bright eyes look into mine…. and I know his heart is the flame deep within me.
I love this dress by Eshi Otawara – called Popi – it comes in a fat pack consisting of a rainbow of colors, hot pink, teal blue, yellow, red and violet. I am wearing the original. The hat is amazing with Eshi pins and graceful netting that is at once alluring and mysterious. The floral textures in this dress make it come alive. The dress comes with a beautiful chocker that is the perfect accent as it glimmers and sets the tones of shades in the textures off perfectly.
Dress & Hat Jewelry - Popi - Eshi Otawara - http://slurl.com/secondlife/blackLiquid/52/33/503
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins- Envy Skin Tone 2
Hair – Acedia Albion – Zuzu – no longer available
Photo Studio: Multiple Avatar Mesh Studio
This is the most powerful mesh photography studio built by Sparkie Hallard I have found in SL. It not only holds unlimited avatars but the textures and avatars can be moved. There is no pose stand needed and you can rotate your avatar 360. The size of the studio can be changed and comes with 110 animations, a series of different emitters and 75 textures. It is also easy to add your own textures and AO. It has a Flickr button to take you to the Flickr website to upload your photos and has a lighting drop menu that is easy to use and lets you control the intensity.