Saturday, April 17, 2010
The Sistine Chapel in SL, Vassar
A great place to visit in SL is the Sistine Chapel in Vassar. This re-creation was built by Steve Taylor of Vassar College in SL (Av: Stan Frangible.) Everything is pretty much true to scale and the images are from photographs used with permission. It is built of more than 500 prim with more than 200 different textures.
Prior to entering, a person must agree to a one time code of conduct that seems to be pretty standard. I did request permission to take a picture though before posting to be on the safe side. It was made for non-profit educational use. I found this to be very appealing and wanted to share it here. Currently the side walls are draped and by clicking, the curtains open to reveal even more wall pictures. The ceiling appears to be authentic replications and even in my picture you can see the famous Michelangelo paintings on the ceiling that he painted while lying on his back for 4 years.
For more information about this amazing place in real life check out : http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/worldhistory/sistinechapelceiling.htm
To visit The Sistine Chapel in Second Life, visit here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vassar/177/91/25