I don't remember how I first ran into The World End's Garden, but it was love at first flutter.
Layers of plants, a few objects placed gracefully within them, light and water and a small amount of land. I was amazed at how so little was used to make so much. There was something at once both spare and lush; both vibrant and hidden.
The new build (sadly, it appears the build I photographed for my Sepia photoshoot is now gone) is an amazing contrast in black and white, with colors used sparingly enough that they stand out without being obvious.
They don't jar, but rather seduce you into the image, into the emotional melancholy of noir et blanc.
The peacock leaves of barbee are here, too - their slight color captivating around the tree section on one side of the area. Waves continually flow over the entire floor, low enough that you can't touch them yet perpetually visible, making this a place you really have to enter to enjoy.
Static photographs simply don't do it justice.
It's worth your while to turn on the music, too. ColeMarie Soleil and tasuku Ghost collaborated in a gorgeous, haunting accompaniment for the view. For a long while after I finished with my photography, I remained in world to listen and enjoy the gentle movement of the water under me.
It was just what I needed tonight - a peaceful, beautiful place with lovely, haunting music.
( More pictures here. )
Skin: Curio, Petal April - Rainbow 1
Eyes: Tacky Star, Pride
Ears: Illusions, Mystic Ear - Fairy (tarnished)
Hair: Magika Hair, Paisley - Blond
Wings: Deviance, Rainbow Wings with Fancy Fairy, Azarelle Wings - shrunk and tinted white layered over
Necklace: Adora & Abhor, RaveCandy Necklace
Bracelets: ReTox, Rainbow BoneHead bracelets
Fairy Dust: MN, Rainbow Fairy Dust (hands and feet)
Dress, Hat, and Stockings: The Delectable Doll, White Rainbow
Heels: A Vlodovic, SAH Rainbow
Location: World's End Garden - Noir et blanc
Light Settings: FSOriginal
Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping only