Adele Kling, one of our long term tenants, community member and friend, died in real life recently.
To celebrate her life and say goodbye we decided to organise a gathering outside her Fotostudio for the 1920s Berlin community but also her friends from outside the city.
Picture by Gustav von Rosenheim
It was a wonderful and emotional moment, made even more special by knowing that her family was observing the ceremony in on a computer in RL, as it happened.
This way we could show them how important Adele had been to us.
I think it says something about Adele that we pretty much filled the sim with visitors that afternoon.
She would have loved it.
The flowers have now been removed and life is getting back to normal.
But I’ve decided to build a little memorial garden in Tiergarten Park where we can be alone with our thoughts and remember our absent friends.
You can see the pictures I took by clicking here.
And please, make sure you have something set up for when it happens to you, find a way to let those you leave behind in Second Life know you’ve passed away so we can mourn and say goodbye in stead of wonder whatever happened to you.
One of Berlin’s long time locals has sadly passed away in real life.
Today it was confirmed that Adele Kling has died.
Adele joined us in 2010 and pretty soon became part of the furniture, she was a wonderful and kind person who made many friends.
She loved our city and its community and her photo studio soon became a much loved location where she took our pictures but also organised wonderful exhibits about art and photography.
Adele truly was a Berliner and she will be greatly missed by all.
Berlin really meant a lot to her but she also meant a lot to us.
We’re very sad to hear of Adele’s passing and wish her and her family strength.
Adele will remain part of 1920s Berlin as I’ve decided that I won’t rename her photo studio and will also not rent it out to anyone else.
Fotostudio Kling will remain part of our community in one way or another.
If you want to send a card or flowers, contact me inworld for the address to send them to.
Or if you want you can make a donation to the meter with her portrait at our teleportplatz and we’ll send flowers.
Berliner, there will be a wake at the Biergarten at 2pm SLT today.
There will also be a memorial service, time and location will be announced later.
Bon Voyage Berliner.