Oh, and I wasn't alone at my explorations. My faithful - luggage case - did accompany on my wanderings through this peculiar and charming place.
Firstly I decided to stroll around in the back-streets. You often find interesting spots there which usually would get overlooked. In this case it was a cemetery though (and I always thought dead steampunks get recycled by mad scientists!).
|Enjoying a bright sunny day in New Babbage...|
|...ooh! did the lid just open? Well, its obviously a Sunsonite case!|
|Hmmm, "Boat and boiler repairs" I wonder if they refit my luggage case into a small steamboat...|
They didn't - what a pity! However just a few steps later I became the witness of the high degree of interactivity an ordinary Sunsonite-case is capable of:
|Cute! It grabs freebies!|
|"Weird Tales" - I think H. P. Lovecraft did publish there too.|
|Thats what I love on this city. You just step out of a building or a narrow street and you get such lovely sights - just so :-)|
|Self-portrait of your favorite blogging Drow!|
|Port Babbage Skyline - Part 2|
|And so does that scene looks from the ground.|
An interesting looking structure at one of the piers did caught my attention.
|Curious looking Drow with a curious looking case. This looks almost like...|
|It leads to the bottom of the sea.|
|The glass tunnels lead to the underwater station in the Vernian Sea.|
|W is for "Welcome"!|
|I figured that this funny blinking machine is a teleporter device. Too bad that I was already where I wanted to be. So I didn't use it.|
Back on the surface I continued with exploring the shops. Unsurprisingly commerce takes a big part in the harbour district. Luckily the strict building conduct saves the city from eyesores - very nice!
|A prefab store is selling this pub furnishing. It looks really fine - however sitting on it...|
|...showed some room for improvement!|
|Another store had something I haven't seen in sl before: A Paternoster!|
|Yes, most stores really look fine here.|
|And have funny freebies! Souvenirs from Mars and cheese guns - true must-haves!|
|This seems to be a kiosk for prospective citizens of New Babbage. Lots of information about the city there.|
Wandering along the quay wall turned out to be quite entertaining:
|Want learn building? Get your ass up and take classes :p|
|*gets suddenly some funny ideas about applications of wax*|
|No comment ;-)|
|One last look at Port Babbage - the next episode will feature its eastern neighbor Clockhaven!|
I can't say it often enough: New Babbage is really worth the journey. I guess the sheer amount of pictures I took betrays that ;-) Its obviously that a lot, lot energy and creativity was put in this city. Well done!
Taxi to Port Babbage