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Abandoned dreams, a raven screams.Auld Lang Sine About Land Description
Paths of auld, a history untold.
Nature’s home in its trailing charm, hidden delights and creatures free.
Visit the Scottish Highlands, take a pause and see.
Fàilte/Welcome to all.
Auld Lang Syne is an artistic touch of Scotland in Second Life.
Created from the imagination of Elo (neutron.nebula), Auld Lang Syne offers visitors a realistic landscape inspired by the Scottish hills.
Traversable on foot, the region offers visitors many photogenic spots that are sure to satisfy their desire to capture photographs.
Visitors can also join the group at the symbolic cost of L$5 to acquire the right to rez. The group is named “Highland Hills.”
The choice of light settings is consistent with the landscape and, as the creator pointed out in About Land, conveys the idea of abandoned dreams, beautiful hidden spots, and a sense of freedom.
I, too, couldn’t resist the temptation to capture a few spots in the region by taking a few photographs.
Walking through the hilly landscape, the visitor is greeted by several explanations and points for reflection that will appear in the local chat. For example, once at Chapel Ruins, the following message will appear in local chat:
The Camus Cross, otherwise known as the Camuston or Camustane Cross, is an Early Medieval Scottish standing stone located on the Panmure Estate near Carnoustie in Angus, Scotland. First recorded in the 15th century in a legal document describing the boundaries between Camuston and the barony of Downie, and described in the 17th century by Robert Maule, it is a freestanding cross, rare in Eastern Scotland.
The cross is thought to date from the tenth century, and exhibits distinctive Hiberno-Scottish mission influences, in common with several other monuments in the area. Tradition and folk etymology suggest that the cross marked the burial site of Camus, leader of the Norse army purportedly defeated by King Malcolm II at the apocryphal Battle of Barry. The name of the stone is likely to derive from the extinct village of Camuston, which has a Celtic toponymy.From the local chat
The cross is clearly visible at the rear of the ruins and is called ‘The Camus Cross.’
The animals are free: there are no shepherds, the sheep move without anyone’s predetermined boundaries, jumping over the remains of machinery that have been abandoned for who knows how long.