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.


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!


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




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!


Look, a train with all the fixin’s!


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


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.




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


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


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:



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)


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


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!


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.


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.


This slideshow requires JavaScript.


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


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