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"Lost In Venezia" by Bambi Chicque

“Lost In Venezia” by Bambi Chicque

Upon my many visits to Venice and Carnival,

there was one gala I saw firsthand the truth of how the historical city is sinking……

well let’s explore the facts….

the seawaters are rising.

Being vulnerable to floods due to the affected sea floor and tidal cycles where

earlier industrial projects taunted with its stability, Venice has sunk by about nine inches

in the last century or so.  I spent 3 weeks photographing Carnival several years ago

and the saddest sight of the notorious acqua alta

(which primarily occurs during the winter months)

was where San Marco Square was covered with planked platforms for

people to walk over the waters.  Everyone was going about their usual manners;

to and from work, stopping for their daily espresso, shopping within the artisan’s shops

or visiting the churches….all sad to me, but they have grown quite used to this.

The good news is the MOSE Project was established in 2003;

and yet with some funding delays the city officials have a consortium of engineer firms

preparing underwater mobile gates onto the sea floor and devises a method

that when the seawater rises above a certain level air will be pumped into the gates.

This will cause them to rise and shut out the Adriatic.

I can’t say what my most favorite city of the world is, but Venice is top on my list.

I remember several days waking up in a very cold room,

showering in about a 2-foot-by-2-foot bathroom, grabbing my camera and equipment,

rushing down the winding stairs to hear the owner of the apartment remind me to

turn the heat “off” while I was out to save energy…

which meant I would return to a frozen room that evening….

and escaping through winding cobblestone paths that were at times only a foot slim

where I had to turn side-ways just to creep through…………..

hence…..I got lost in Venice on purpose!

And I loved it!

♕ ♕ ♕

For those of you who have stumbled upon my BamPu Legacies Blog that are not

a resident of Second Life,

the photo above was taken within the realms of SL’s virtual world where I spend

hours upon hours

creating scenes for my virtual photography!

This particular photo was taken at an in-world roleplay sim “Venexia” which is,

in my opinion, the most perfectly built sim depicting the

romantic city of Venezia that I have ever seen.

I am wearing the stunning Contessa Gown in noir by The Annex,

which is available in 3 color palettes, along with a magical mask and tiara I picked up at

We Love Roleplay as a gift from aisling!

Splashing some ornate across my breasts,

Zibska also has a delightful gift at WLRP ~ Takara Necklace & Cuffs!

The largest folder I have in my SL inventory is titled “EMO-tions Hair ~ All here!”

With much delight I swooshed over to On9’s 2nd event to pick up her “Juna” hair

with gorgeous braids and thought I should wear a nicely sunkissed skin

“Gloria” by LoveMe Skins to finalize my photo.

Although the mysterious mask is hiding Gloria’s beautiful face,

the texturing is perfect and I plan to wear it for my next upcoming review!

Now for the pose…….WOW!

Black Tulip Poses created 50 stunning “Lost In The Woods”

poses for this round of World Goth Fair!

50!! Yes, you read that right!

I always applaud these amazing Designers!!

Hope you hop over to pick up their treats today!

✘❤✘❤✘❤ Bambi

STYLE CARD by Bambi Banner.PS.

Contessa Gown Noir ~ The Annex ~ New!! The Dark Style Fair May 1-31, 2015

Gloria Skin Sunkiss ~ New!! LoveMe Skins

Juna Haire & Color HUD (Available with Floral Circlet) ~ New!! EMO-tions ~ On9

Misericorde Mask & Tiara ~ aisling ~ Gift!! We Love Roleplay

Takara Necklace ~ Zibska ~ Gift!! We Love Roleplay

Lost In The Woods #28 Pose ~ Black Tulip ~ World Goth Fair

Hair Fair 2013 Photo Contest ~ Matrix ~ "Trinity"

Hair Fair 2013 Photo Contest ~ Matrix ~ “Trinity”

My HAIR FOLDER in SecondLife grows and grows!

Gets longer and longer ~ LOL 🙂

So, naturally this competition “snagged” my attention!

ENTRY #1~ MATRIX

I decided to (so far) add 2 entries to the contest.  I could never say I have a “favorite” all time movie, but the MATRIX evolution thrilled me in many ways.

The Music!  I could dance to the song “Fluke” by Zion all night (see video insert below).

And of course, the cavern dance scene was quite hot and steamy!

I always thought Trinity, played by Carrie-Anne Moss, was graced in revolutionary elegance throughout all the MATRIX movies.

This hair style by VANITY “Trinity” was perfect for this photo shoot depicting TRINITY!

I carefully looked through my inventory and marketplace and found this one to be supreme!

The slick black color and behavior in shape proved classical for the highlight of the shot  to depict one of the MOVIES THAT INSPIRE ME.

Hair Fair 2013 Photo Contest ~ The Tourist ~ "Elise"

Hair Fair 2013 Photo Contest ~ The Tourist ~ “Elise”

ENTRY #2 ~ THE TOURIST

I have watched the movie THE TOURIST many times, even including twice inside Second Life with my former business partner

who had created an exquisite movie theatre for us to take breaks and relax while getting away from projects at hand.

The hair by D!Va  “Zaara” is perfect as it’s wispy strands sway in the wind while you walk or pose.

The slight updo appearance gives it an appropriate style for the actress Angelina Jolie’s character, Elise;

especially in the ballroom scenes.

♕ This selection of hair is perfectly crowning for this ensemble! ♕

If you look at the movie posters, you will see how perfect this hair style is for this shot!  

And worthy of note: D!Va created this hair for the Miss Universe pageant in Second Life.

I chose this movie for a couple of reasons as well.

I receive many compliments while wearing this hair, no matter what color I choose.

I love the actress’s name in the movie “Elise”!  Well that’s my real middle name:  Elise’  ت

I have been to Venice several times in real life,

so the sims we have within SL that depict this beautiful and grand Italian city has called upon my visits many times.

The story line of this film is quite delightful as you follow the star’s peculiar eloquence and novelties of a suspenseful draw.

BamPu Hair Fair Logo. copy

You can view or add your own entry to the competition in the official FLICKR group:

Official Hair Fair 2013 Photo Contest

( MOVIES THAT INSPIRE ME )

http://www.flickr.com/groups/hairfair2013photocontest/

The entries for this competition are just wonderful!  I wish the best of luck to all who enter!

Yes, even the guys have entered and I’m quite impressed with their work!

Make sure you read their rules if you wish to enter.

The photo contest runs through June 28th.

There is an official blog to keep you informed about the Contest and the 8th Annual HAIR FAIR  that will run July 13~28th 2013.

http://hairfair.wordpress.com/

This year they will be working again in conjunction with Wigs For Kids”.  

You can find details about the work they do at www.wigsforkids.org/.

I can’t wait for the Hair Fair to open!

The list, so far, includes many many of my favorite designers and I will be looking forward to seeing new designers there as well!

Trinity Convergence

Trinity Convergence

I went on a “posing frenzy” with Trinity!  I found myself posing and posing (because the pose was still showing up in the corner of my viewer – hehe)!

So, I thought I’d share a couple more pix I did (these are not entries to the contest).

Mise en Scène

Mise en Scène

The scene above is a stage box I found at the SL10B Event.  I have a ton more pix, but those will have to wait for another entry to my BamPu Legacies journal.

Here is the YOUTUBE to FLUKE by Zion:

TRINITY ENSEMBLE:

Hair:  “Trinity” by Vanity

Outfit & Sunglasses:  “Trinity” by Tuty’s.

Boots:  “Hailey” by Jacqueline (a great gift from my previous partner; you can click all the parts to change textures, colors and accessories!)

MATRIX ENSEMBLE:

Hair: “Zaara” by D!Va

Dress:  “Angelica”  by MLC Mohna Lisa Couture

Jewelry:  “Tres Fleurs Gold” by Chop Zuey

Ring: “How Do I Love Thee” by Flowerdreams

Gloves: ASKA Black

Eyelashes: Redgrave

(I wore 2 sets to show a stronger look just as Angelina did in the movie ~ I so admired her makeup throughout this movie!)

Blush: “Blush1” PMD

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