Category Archives: 1920s Berlin Project

Winterday in Berlin

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1929 was the coldest winter since records began in Germany, and here in virtual 1920s Berlin we’ve been suffering trough lots of snow, ice and coal shortages.
But we’ve made it (well most of us anyway) and it won’t be long before everything starts to melt.
Soon our city will be dusty, smelly and hot again so before that happens, lets enjoy winter one more day.
Sunday 23rd of February will be our annual Winterday!
During this day we will celebrate the weather, snow will fall for the last time, we’ll skate and have fun on the ice but the next day, slowly, snow and ice will start melting and Berlin will prepare for spring.
At 2pm we’ll have Happy Hour on Ice.
Join us on the Spree for some hot drinks, music and of course our annual ice skating race!
500 L$ for the man, woman or child who goes around the spree the fastest!
At 3pm we all move to the Wannsee Winterfest!
With wonderful things to do and see and some fundraising to help pay for the beach.
We’re going to have a lots of fun and it will also be your last chance to make atmospheric winter themed pictures in Berlin for a long time.
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Fröhliche Weihnachten!

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Dear Berliners, I wish you all a merry Christmas and thanks to Linden Lab’s generousity I can give you a lovely gift.

During Primsmas I gave all tenants 5 extra prims to decorate their homes with.
Today I double and repeat that offer!

So on top of those 5 prims, EVERY tenant in Berlin gets another 10 prims  for free.
Just in time for Christmas decorations or to rez those much needed extra blankets on your bed.

You don’t have to do a thing, they will be manually added to each rental today.
If you think you haven’t received them yet by new year’s eve, let me know.

I am also renewing and increasing the option for tenants to rent more prims.
So if you’ve already rented all the prims you could and will use these extra 10 new prims up in a flash, you can still get EVEN more prims.

Pay attention, I mean achtung;

If you’re a regular tenant you can rent another 50 (!) prims for 4 L$ per prim per week.

If you’re a supporter you can rent another 100 (!) prims OR 200 (!) prims for 3 L$ per prim per week!

So, just to make everything clear to people who get brain hurt when numbers are involved;

  • Every tenant gets 10 prims on top of their limit
  • Every tenant can rent another 50 prims for 200 L$ a week.
  • Every supporter can rent another 100 prims for 300 L$ a week.
  • OR Every supporter can decide to rent another 200 prims for 600 L$ a week.

It does not matter if you’ve already used last months Primsmas offer!
This is a clean slate offer for everyone.

Want to make use of this offer and raise your land impact in Berlin?
Just send me a message inworld.

Fröhliche Weihnachten!

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Visit 1920s Berlin at Second Life’s 13th birthday celebrations

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Only recently the world has re-discovered Virtual Reality, but those of us who are residents of a certain virtual online world have been living it for years!
Second Life is celebrating its 13th (!) anniversary and  that calls for a celebration!

As every year there will be a huge celebration.
17 regions full of displays, exhibits, parties and fun, giving you an idea of what kind of adventures you can find in Second Life.
And as much as there is, it is still only the top of the iceberg of what Second Life has to offer.

The 1920s Berlin is proud to have been invited back and we once again did our best to give everybody a little taste of our little community.
We build a little square and even brought our local bar where we hang out.
During the celebrations we will also spend our daily Happy Hour there.
Every day at 2pm SLT everybody is welcome at our ‘Tanzlokal’, so drop in for your daily dose of drink, dance and chat!
Come raise a glass to Second Life, I serve the best schnaps in Berlin!

The SL13B regions  open to the public on Sunday, June 19th, noon SLT.
And you can find us by clicking the following link;
http://secondlife.com/destination/1920s-berlin-project-sl13b

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Open door & Relaxed rules day!

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As part of our 7th anniversary celebrations we are organising a so called ‘Open door & Relaxed Rules Day’.

As you may know, Berlin has a dress code, we ask visitors to look realistic and authentic for the theme of our sim.
But today, Sunday June 6th, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we are relaxing our rules for one day.
So on this day you are welcome to come and explore our sim without having to appear in a realistic form or wear 1920s clothes.
Any kind of avatar will be welcome, but we do have a few rules;

-Don’t be naked, no naughty bits on display.
-No Nazi stuff, FYI; it is against LL’s Terms Of Service.
-Don’t harass and bother others, be nice.

And to make your visit extra special, some of our local tenants have opened up their doors to the public!
Normally we treat every home like we would in real life; no trespassing or you get locked up!
But today you can enter any home that has an ‘Open house’ sign next to the front door.
Go see how the people of Berlin live, but kindly refrain from going through underwear drawers.

For locals this may be a good day to show Berlin to your friends who have not been here before and may feel a bit intimidated by our rules or roleplay.

For our tenants this is also a special day.
It can be a lot of fun to ‘let your hair down’ in this city and go a bit crazy.
We will allow flying on this day so you can see the city from a whole new angle, but you are will also not be locked up for doing things that are unrealistic or unauthentic.
So the people who normally live here as 1920s Berliner, may choose today to wear something different and do things normally not allowed here.
So don’t be surprised if you see a giant robot roam the streets, a space ship crash into the canal or find yourself in a city wide flood!

Have fun and remember, this is a great excuse to bring some of your SL friends to Berlin who have not been before!

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The 1920s Berlin Project celebrates its 7th anniversary!

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In January 2007 I first joined Second Life, I looked around for a bit, didn’t see anything I liked, didn’t like what I saw and left after a few days.
In February 2009 I decided to run Second Life again, simply to test the ability of my then new computer.
And minutes before I decided that Second Life was not for me and would leave for ever (again) I found the ‘search’ option, tried a few search terms that appealed to me and found the first sim I actually liked; a surreal vintage bar called ‘Flashmans’.
There I suddenly realised that I everything I saw was made by users just like me and that maybe I could create something myself.
And I was doomed lost hooked.
The rest is, as they call it, history.

Within weeks I started working on The 1920s Berlin Project and on May the 30th 2009 I opened the door to a little very basic, noob build bar and let the public in for the first time.
The 1920s Berlin Project was born!

Still a noob who barely knew what she was doing, with no experience whatsoever, I started what would soon grow into a vibrant active community of wonderful people.
In our fantastic neighbourhood people have been extremely creative, active and something great and rare is the result.
I cannot put into words how much the sim and its people means to me and to my delight it means a lot to many of those who live there as well.

On the 30th of May 2016 we’re celebrating the 7th (!) anniversary of our sim and we’re going to celebrate with 7 days of events!

We hope you come and be part of the celebrations, if you don’t want to change your avatar or outfit, don’t worry.
We end our celebrations with a Relaxed Rules day where we have no dress code and everyone (but naked people, Nazis and naked nazis) is welcome.

We also plan to add extra freebies to our teleport area so if you like free stuff… at least check those out!

Below you’ll find the schedule of events.
Please note that certain events, times and dates may still be subject to change.
Feel free to join us in the Berlin group chat to stay up to date.

All times are Second Life time.

Monday, May 30th
13:00 Special dinner at the Nussbaum restaurant.
14:00 SLT – 7th Anniversary Dance at the Pariser Platz (At the foot of the Brandenburger Tor) with a show by Sonatta Moralesta Morales and with DJ Myron Byron.

Tuesday, May 31st
14:00 happy hour at the Volksbad!
Join us at the public baths for a wild party in the pool.
Swimming suits will be provided.
16:00 Little gathering at the exclusive penthouse in the Hotel Adlon for supporters.

Wednesday, June 1st
14:00 Happy Hour at the Biergarten
15:00 Open stage at the Odeon theatre!
Want to sing, read a poem, dance, or do some magic?
This is your chance, step up and earn some tips!
16:00 Special Church service
18:00 Late night extra festive dance at the Hotel Adlon’s ball room.

Thursday, June 2nd
2:00 “Tiki” themed party at the Spree, with a bar in a small park near the Spree behind the department store and with “Floating Ring Race” in the Spree with prize and 1920s submarine toy for everyone.
13:00 Car rally around Berlin!
Prizes for the winner!
14:00 “Tiki” themed Happy Hour with a bar in a small park near the Spree behind the department store.

Friday, June 3rd
14:00 Festive dinner followed by Tango themed dance at the Hotel Adlon’s ball room.
Submissions for photo contest close!
15:00 LIVE performance by musician Joaquin Gustav!
16:00 Several groups representing the Berlin community march through Berlin in a wonderful parade.
17:00 Join us in the wonderful bar in the Hotel Adlon basement for the enjoyment of the best cigarettes, pipes and cigars during Smoking Hour.
18:00 Special festive version of the weekly “Herrenclub” party… 18+ only!

Saturday, June 4th
11:00 Tea dance at the Hotel Adlon with announcement of Photo contest winner.
12:00 Miss Berlin Contest! Who will be Miss Berlin 1929? Amazing prizes by famous designer Sonatta Morales and Herr von Rosenheim of ‘Gustav’s’!
More information can be found by clicking here.
13:15 Soapbox Airplane race for kids!
14:00 Very Special Cabaret show at the Eldorado!
17:00 Extra festive class at the school for all kids.

Sunday, June 5th
All day: Open Door Day & Relaxed rules day
On this day everyone is welcome to visit our sim and take a good look around and see more of the sim than you’re usually allowed to see.
Several of our tenants will also the doors to their private apartments and an ‘Open House’ sign will show you where you can enter and explore how the people in the city live.
We also relax our dress code so you can come in modern clothes or as a non-realistic avatar.
13:00 SLT Sport and Health Class at Hindenburg Schule
14:00 SLT – Special freebie hour at the Biergarten with a free gift for every visitor!
15:00 PM SLTish; We let our hair down! Without dress code we look the other way while the locals go a bit crazy and rez whatever they want.
Don’t be shocked if you see King Kong climb the Brandenburger Gate, space ships flying over Alexanderplatz or people shooting cake at each other.

You can find our sim here;
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/1920s%20Berlin%20Project/242/224/1929

We also have a photo contest!

The theme is; “People of Berlin”.

You can choose any subject you like as long as the person or people, and our city here are in the frame. Use your imagination, show everyone the kind of adventures, fun or just daily chores visitors can experience in our sim.

The rules;
-You can adapt, improve or play with the snapshots in photoshop or with other software.
-No nudity, adult subjects or anything that is against SL rules.
-No modern (post 1920s) subjects, clothes, objects, etc.
-Snapshot must be taken in the 1920s Berlin Project sim.
-Photo may be used by us for PR.

-Contest closes on June 3rd, pictures received after this date will not be judged.
-Winner will be anounced on June 4th at the Adlon Tea Dance.

The first prize is L$1000, second prize is L$500!

 

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Pepa Cometa makes fantastic 1920s Berlin project video

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After seeing the stunning Pfaffenthal video (see it here), I invited talented machinima maker Pepa Cometa to Berlin, hoping she would make a video about our sim as well.

Luckily she fell in love with our community and started work on filming it right away.
That is if she wasn’t too busy drinking schnaps, dancing with the charming men or The enjoying herself at the Cabaret.

The video was shot during the cold winter of 1929, of course we follow the seasons in Berlin.

The result is absolutely amazing, not only does it show our city in the best possible way, it also shows outsiders that Second Life CAN look stunning… if your computer is good enough…

It is especially impressive that Pepa managed to capture the vibrancy of our city and the strength and spirit of our community.

Feel like (re)visiting our sim after seeing the video?
We’ve just moved, so make sure you delete your old landmark and come see us here at the new location (click).

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We’ve moved!

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The 1920s Berlin Project has moved to another part of the virtual map.

Moving an entire city with over 100(!) tenants was a hell of a job but I managed it.

Thank you Lindens who gave helped me out with all the technical stuff and who dealt with the billion tickets I opened.

And special thanks to the anonymous benefactors and friends who made this expensive step possible.

I thank the people of Vintage Retro for being our neighbours for all these years and I  especially want to thank the people of 1920s Berlin of course.

The community and especially the tenants had to suffer the horrible experience of having to pick up all their belongings and even entire buildings just to put them back in our new location.
They did it and also flooded me with messages of support and appreciation.

I’m extremely lucky with the amazing group of people who have made our little corner of Second Life so strong and fantastic.
You are what brings our neighbourhood to life.

But now we’re ready to start the next chapter of our amazing project;

The 1920s Berlin Project sim
Part IV
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…

Our new location;
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/1920s%20Berlin%20Project/242/222/1929

Make sure you change your landmarks and update your profile picks!
Haven’t been in a while?
Come on over and check it out!

We still have something fun going on every single day for almost 7 years, so drop in for a drink, dance and chat.

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