Israel Schnute's

Archive for the ‘Lapara’ Category

LRP update; and system maintenance

In Lapara, Weekend update on May 10, 2019 at 5:25 pm

The Lapara Restoration Project is going fabulously.  The town is on schedule to be completely spruced up in time for the 10 year anniversary!!

Since there is a grid-wide maintenance project scheduled over the course of Monday through Friday, we will probably take a vacation from any major work.

Therefore, here is a project update.

We’ve been going texture crazy!  The hotel has new floors put in the lobby, and the ceiling has been fixed.

Snapshot_324

A brand new pavilion in Astarte had its brand new roof replaced.  We changed it from mesh to a prim.  32 prim savings.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Clownski’s received new tile!

Snapshot_330

And we’re working hard on new roads.  Major street closures will take place over the next few months.

Snapshot_323

 

 

New Rail Equipment coming soon

In Lapara on May 1, 2019 at 6:00 am

In the spirit of the internet, and what goes on in Youtube (which I have to get in on someday, but our old city equipment isn’t compatible), we’re blogging about shopping!

Snapshot_255

Look, a train with all the fixin’s!

Snapshot_256

My unboxing Photograph!

 

I still have 10 railcars I haven’t scripted yet.  It’ll be a while before I get to those.

Added a Flickr Account

In internet, Lapara, New Technology on April 30, 2019 at 9:53 am

I put this one up on the main Second Life group as well.  Testing how the embed looks in the Blog, and seeing what can be done.

 

The A Line

Lets have a photo

In Beauty, Lapara on April 18, 2019 at 6:00 am

snapshot_232.jpg

Slum Clearance Progressing

In Lapara on April 17, 2019 at 6:00 am

The redevelopment of the Economic Redevelopment Zone of Astarte is commencing.

If you ever wanted to playact bits of Grease, now is your chance.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Astarte/127/234/90

Snapshot_211

Snapshot_217

Crosswalks!

In Lapara, Weekend update on April 16, 2019 at 6:00 am

Snapshot_209

Check it out.  Olde Lapara Towne now has expert artisan painted crosswalks in select intersections!

Snapshot_210

Fire Hydrant Beautification

In Lapara, Weekend update on April 15, 2019 at 6:00 am

The FHB project is progressing wonderfully.  13 hydrants have been identified in town to get a new paint coat of paint.  Unfortunately, there should be about 16 hydrants for a town of this size.  Therefore, 3 new hydrants will need to be acquired.

Our hydrants are modeled after those found in Philadelphia.

Before and After:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

We recently acquired another version of hydrant, but it’s radically different.  Nice materials though:

Snapshot_207

 

I’m not sure if I should replace a portion, all of them, or in just a certain area.  Look for the final vote in 2021.

Streetlights repositioned

In Lapara on April 12, 2019 at 6:00 am

 

Many years ago, the street lights were on the sidewalk, and not the middle of the road.

(Photos provided by the Lapara State Archives)

shadows_004snowlapara1

But then, the lights went down the middle of the street.

Snapshot_023

The Lapara Power and Light Company has spent the past few weeks moving 9 of the streetlamps off of the carriageway on Lapara Boulevard.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

Town Weather Alert!

In Lapara on April 11, 2019 at 9:02 am

In spite of our major announcements regarding the new park and trail system, the national news has been reporting on a major snow event across the country.

Well, the trees may be blooming, but snow is accumulating!

Snapshot_218

The Lapara Transit Authority is running at full capacity to mitigate any delays.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

We hope this will be cleaned up by next week.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Astarte/74/238/90

 

The State Park System; Part II

In Lapara on April 11, 2019 at 6:00 am

From the park below, one can walk the highline and go high above the SLRR, Lapara Boulevard, Railroad Avenue, and…everything.

Snapshot_212

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

Also, Birdhouse Row has been moved and spans the trail.

Snapshot_215

This combination rail-trail and park is likely the most unique and immersive in all of Second Life.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lapara/82/41/98