when ideas mount to projects
It is known that some time ago we retired for a while from active 18th century roleplay - this after the tumultuous year, in which we had lots of fun but also lots of stress. Ever since, the family (especially me and my wife) took a 'modern break' enjoying our leisure time in a skybox (graciously hosted by our dear Tatiana). In Florin I had turned our city courtyard into a small haven of peace and promised her I'd make her a new one for the new estate. This takes more time and rl intervenes (as it does), but when I got a building plot to make the parts for our new family estate, I got an unexpected good deal on tiers/prims. I got the idea of building in the sky, and with the surplus of prims making her a little garden again. Keeping it silent for over a month, it became her Christmas present. As ideas go... this turned into something bigger: I made her a full fledged secluded Venetian garden with galleries and a water bassin leading to the greater waters of the region, some upper landscape garden, and a boxwood garden, topping it off with an overlooking pavilion that holds all views. Renata isn't one to be speechless, but she was for a while. This is just one view from the bassin passage into the lower pavilion with the galleries.
Isn't it grand how one good thing can lead to another.
Thanks for sharing this with us. Looking forward to more developments on your project.
You have to come by very soon and see it's full splendour over the various sections; as a fellow gardener I'm sure you'll appreciate the diversity of it.
Looking forward to it
My dearest Conte, you have created the most exceptional slice of paradise imaginable. I had the pleasure to be given a tour by your gracious wife, and what a tour it was! The garden is impressive, with so many views, colours, and alcoves that it felt like it was an endless parade of outdoors rooms for one to glide about. There is a balance and harmony with the sea views of the sim edge and hidden delectable eye-catchers about. The Contessa has expressed much joy and pride over it, and she is right in every sense. I thought the reverse architectural enfilade was a very clever idea! Rather than having a series of state rooms done in different styles, you created several sections of gardens, each more unique than the one before. Well done! Careful my dear, you maybe called upon soon to design gardens across the estates popping up and about. Love, Shuvalova.
Surely this must be your finest garden ever, Abbondio. Now that I have had the chance to walk around in it myself, I must say that the pictures pale in comparison to the real experience.