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The 1920s Berlin Project celebrates its 8th anniversary!

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I can’t believe that it has been 8 years since that evening in 2009 when I opened my club and had our first little 1920s Berlin themed party in a tiny skybox.
I didn’t expect much of it, I had only been in SL for a week when I started building and I had no idea what I was doing.
But the theme somehow managed to attract the right crowd and within no time a vibrant community of creative, fun, interesting and exciting people started to grow and populate my simplistic pile of prims.
This in turn motivated me and soon I wanted more than a little square with a cinema, shops and club floating high up in the sky.
So I started to improve my building skills, organised more events, did more research and slowly but surely a themed skybox became a neighbourhood and eventually a real city that would withstand the test of time.

It is impossible to explain how much the 1920s Berlin project means to me and I am always touched and excited to hear that it also means a lot to so many others.

On the 30th of May 2017 we’re celebrating the 8th (!) anniversary of our sim and we’re going to celebrate with a week of events!

We hope you’ll visit 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.

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

All times are Second Life time.

Tuesday 30th May

  • 2pm annual dance under the Brandenburg Gate with a show by Sonatta Moralesta Morales and with DJ Myron Byron!
  • 3pm Fireworks

Wednesday 31st May

  • 1pm Soapbox airplane race for children
  • 2pm Opening of the Biergarten at the back of Der Keller
  • 4pm Ice cream social at the KaDeWe, free ice cream for all, children welcome!

Thursday 1st June

  • 2pm German Food Festival of beer, sausage, cheese and more beer, at the Nussbaum with your host Herr Grau
  • 4pm Party at the Supporters Penthouse room in the Hotel Adlon, only for supporters.

Friday 2nd June

  • 1pm Opening ‘Zur Lindenwirtin’ club for “after hours entertainment”
  • 2pm Special celebration dinner at Hotel Adlon
  • 3pm Joaquin Gustav performs live music in the Adlon mirror ballroom.
  • 6pm Party at the ‘Zur Lindenwirtin’ club for “after hours entertainment”

Saturday 3rd June

  • 11am Miss Berlin pageant
  • 1pm Flapperettes Anniversary
  • 2pm Eldorado

Sunday 4th June

  • 12pm (noon) Official opening of the new Library
  • 2pm The long-awaited Grand Opening of a new art venue!
  • 3pm Special surprise just for Long Term Tenants at the Amtshaus on Alexanderplatz

Monday 5th June

  • 2pm Party in the Volksbad swimming pool.
    Join us at the public baths for a wild party in the pool.
    Swimming suits will be provided.
  • 4pm Social at the KaDeWe Oyster bar with free bottles of special anniversary champagne!
  • 5pm Projection of the movie ‘Berlin Alexanderplatz’ (1931) in the Babylon Cinema

Tuesday 6th June

  • All 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.

 

You can visit Berlin by clicking this slurl; http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/1920s%20Berlin%20Project/243/224/1929

 

We also have a photo contest!

The theme is; “My favourite spot in Berlin”.

Let us know your favourite spot in the city, it can just be your apartment or that street corner where you first met that special person, maybe just the bench where you sit and enjoy life pass you by.

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 10th, pictures received after this date will not be judged.
-Winner will be announced on this blog on the 13th of June.

The first prize is L$2500, second prize is L$1000!

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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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Winter photo contest & Winter day

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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 weekend.

Today it started snowing again but it will only last just one more weekend, Monday will be the last day of snow till next winter.

Sunday will be our annual ‘winter day’, with a ice skating race on the Spree and our daily ‘Happy Hour’ on ice.

Come take part, winner gets to take home money!

And we also have a seasonal photo contest that shows how that time of year changes our city and our lives.

This last weekend of snow is of course the perfect time to take your winter photo contest picture!

The rules;

Upload a snapshot to our flickr group.

It has to be made in the 1920s Berlin project.

The theme of your photo should be; Winter in Berlin.

The picture we like most will receive 500 Linden!

And remember, if you sign up for SL Go, you get to make pictures with the graphics set to ultra!

Shadows, light effects and a super frame rate may help you make even better photos and this photo contest might be a good excuse to give SL Go a try!

More information and signing up for SL Go here; http://slfriends.onlive.com/invite/jufjo

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Autumn in Berlin Photo Contest!

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Every season we like to have a photo contest that shows how that time of year changes our city and our lives.

And it is that time of the year again!

So here it is;

Upload a snapshot to our flickr group.

It has to be made in the 1920s Berlin project.

The theme of your photo should be; Autumn in Berlin.

This year we want raw snapshots, so no photoshop editing allowed!

The picture we like most will receive 500 Linden!

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Start making your pictures now.

Your deadline is December 15th.

Winner will be announced on December 17th.

Autumn in Berlin photo contest

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Every season we like to have a photo contest that shows how that time of year changes our city and our lives.

And it is that time of the year again!

So here it is;

Upload a snapshot to our flickr group or our facebook group.

It has to be made in the 1920s Berlin project.

The theme of your photo should be; Autumn in Berlin.

You can alter the photo with software like photoshop afterwards if you want.

The picture we like most will receive 500 Linden!

Start making your pictures now.

Your deadline is December 10th.

Winner will be announced on December 13th.

The 1920s Berlin Project 3rd anniversary!!

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On may 30th the 1920s Berlin Project is celebrating its 3rd anniversary!

And in times of economic and political turmoil our community is doing better then ever!

To celebrate this wonderful occasion we’re organising 5 days of fun, events, frolicking and excitement!
You are invited!

As always, we have a strict 1920s Dress code and only allow realistic avatars… but on Saturday everyone is welcome!
Read on to find out more.

We have something planned for every day but there are also some events that continue throughout the celebrations;

-The contest
We have a photo-contest around the theme “The Spirit of Berlin”.
You can make as many photos as you want and upload them to our Flickr group, but they have to have the title “The Spirit of Berlin”, mention our slurl and of course they should be taken in the 1920s Berlin sim to be eligible for the grand prize of 1000 Linden!!
http://www.flickr.com/groups/20sberlin/

-Gifts
There will be something nice for all our visitors who come to Berlin during these days of celebrations!
What it is will be a surprise!

-Carnival
For once Unter Den Linden will have a few fun carnival rides and will be decorated, come and see!

For all events the times are SL time (PDT).

***Wednesday 30th of may 1929***

Noon: opening of the museum exhibit; the 1920s Berlin Project sim history
2 pm anniversary Dance at the feet of the Brandenburg Tor!
The mondschein Dance orchestra will be playing the latest tunes.
Evening-dress required.

***Thursday 31st may 1929***

noon Premiere of Herr Kornonen’s new movie at the Asta Cinema
1 pm car rally trough the streets of Berlin, fastest driver wins 500 Linden!
2 Special Happy Hour at Der Keller with special surprise event to be announced!

***Friday 1st june 1929***

noon football match!
1 Treasure hunt! Lovely free 1920s items will be dropped throughout Berlin!
2 Special Happy Hour at Der Keller with special surprise event to be announced!

***Saturday 2nd june 1929***

Open door day – Everyone welcome in Berlin, just today we are abolishing the strict dress code, you’re welcome to visit in modern clothes, as a unrealistic avatar, etc.
Only the no nudity and no nazi rules will be upheld.
Some of the private residences will open their doors to the public as well and show you how they live!

noon Special Party bath hour at the Volksbad.
For once we will allow music, dancing, smoking and drinking in the pool!

2 pm The infamous Eldorado Club ha another wild night planned with performers on stage, DJ Myron Byron playing some swell tunes and a Best Drag outfit contest with prizes!
So girls come as boys, boys come as girls!
Of course cross dressing is voluntarily…

***Sunday 3rd june 1929***
12 noon All kids (and parents) welcome at the school where they will be told about a brand new contest involving cake and then we will have a KIDS COSTUMED foot race trough out the city!

1pm we are all visiting the exciting ‘Summer in Berlin’ exhibit made by the wonderful people of the Berlin archives!

2pm as a grand final we will have a deluxe Happy Hour at Der Keller with an auction and lots of fun!
Got something you want to auction? Something you made, a service… a date?
Bring it to Der Keller that night!
All proceeds go to the sim and you get a chance to go home with something (or someone) nice!

Berliners are invited to organise parties or special events during these days as long as they first contact Herr Zeno McAuley to check times, dates and possibilities.

The schedule can be changed and new events added.

Winner of the Alphabet contest announced

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The alphabet contest had Berliners running around the city for days.

Little fraulein Estella Beningbrough had created an alphabet with letters she found all over the neighbourhood and we asked people to go find out where these letters came from.

Here is the solution;

A = TANZLOKAL
B = ZAUBER
C = CLARRINGTON
D = DECO
E = ELEKTRIC
F = FRISEUR
G = CLARRINGTON’S
H = HUNGER
I = ABADIE
J = JÄGER
K = MALZKAFFEE
L = ELDORADO
M = MAYAMI
N = ODEON
O = RADIO
P = PUDDING
Q = ANTIQUES
R = OSRAM
S = SWANK
T = POSTAMPT
U = WURSTFABRIK or UND
V = VIM
W = WURSTFABRIK or UND
X = TAXIUNTERNEMEN
Y = BAKERY
Z = TREUHERZ

We received many entries and people had a lot of fun exploring the place and finding the 26 letters.

After numbering the answers we asked drunks at Der Keller to give us a random number, the answer with that number was picked as the winner.

Our winners are Herr Doktor Crispin Sturges and Fraulein Zoe Foobiboo, who worked together.

They get to share a bicycle or a portable gramophone player!

Congratulations!