Another “before and after” look: above, March 29 2010 — below, June 21 2010.
The differences between those are subtle (except for the megaprims in the southeast corner), consisting mostly of the relocation of two major builds from Zoe to become Hiro Pendragon’s neighbors in Varney. They were replaced by a large house, admirable not only for its architecture but its interior appointments — not ‘historical’ in the context of this series, but well worth a look.
As I mentioned last time, both Zoe and its neighbor Ritch contain only one build remaining from the Elder Days, which they also share with Minna and Natoma:
It has the name “Sacred Space”, and it was built by Simon Metalhead in October 2003. (The above view looks southwest; Zoe’s quarter is at lower left).
It is a circle of trilithons, a la Stonehenge, set in a copse of trees; the curved stone benches were added much more recently. The corners of the four regions meet in the mathematical center of the build.
Nothing remains of either the Disco or the Superstore (items J and K on the map), and the SL Wikia is silent about them. In fact, Zoe’s entire entry consists of:
One of the early sims
There is evidence, in the photo collections at Snapzilla, of a long-standing Tibetan Buddhist presence in Zoe, and a shrine remains atop the higher of the region’s two surviving mountains. How far back that goes can’t be determined; Snapzilla only saves the date of when a snap was uploaded, not when it was taken.
So, once again before we move on to the next region, let me repeat my appeal to Those Who Were There, Then: Please, fill in the blanks. Go to the Wikia and help edit it; leave comments in this blog if you like; post in your own blogs if you have them and send me a link.
Tell the stories before they’re forever lost.