Friday, September 23, 2011

Bound for Berlin

Visiting with the CVL Travelogue Group

"Ah ein good old Martini!"
"Danke!  Danke!"
"Hic. You are getting me drunk!" 
"Haha...I'm just pouring the drinks, someone else is buying them..."

It was 2pm Second Life Time - otherwise known as daily happy hour time - at 'Der Keller', the local watering hole.  I'd just arrived with my CVL Travelogue friends (CVL being the Community Virtual Library) after a whirlwind tour of 1920s 
 Berlin, led by the lovely Rosemary Thyme.
...over the bridge, past the church, and there it is!

A professional tour guide as well as a local resident, Rosemary showed us all the highlights of this remarkable sim, including an astonishing recreation of the Brandenburg Gate, the infamous Eldorado Gay Club and, of course, best of all, the library.

comfy and cozy....
engrossed in Weimar culture...
The Offentliche Bibliothek  is set back from the street in an unmarked two-story building.  No landmark exists to directly teleport here but finding the way is simple.  Everyone must arrive at Alexanderplatz Station (the sim's welcome point) by steam train; emerge from the station and turn right, continue past the lady playing the steam organ, cross the bridge over the Spree Kanal, and voila! - there is the bibliothek, neatly tucked away behind a church.

Like most everything in the 1920s Berlin sim, the bibliothek was built by Frau Jo Yardley.  Upgraded from a smaller space a few weeks ago,  its current re-creation features walls flanked with rows and rows of clickable bookshelves, conveniently divided into subjects regarding the 1920s and the Weimar Republic.  Browsing the stacks, one of my serendipitous finds included a 1923 New York Times article about hungry Berlin school pupils.  Drifting over to touch another shelf, I came upon a fascinating article - compliments of Project Muse - entitled "The Femme Fatale in Weimar and Hollywood Film Noir".  Although the librarian position is currently vacant at the moment (interested applicants should IM Frau Jo Yardley), there is no shortage of resources for visitors to help themselves to.  And once you're done at the bibliothek, be sure to stop by 'Der Keller' to buy everyone a round - tell 'em Zoe sent you.


~  'Til our next adventure,

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At September 23, 2011 at 11:51 PM , OpenID 1920sberlinproject said...

Thank you for your kind words and I am glad you enjoyed the tour.
I hope to stock the libary with many more stories soon!

At September 25, 2011 at 1:51 PM , Blogger Zoe Foodiboo said...

Thank you for having me! I thoroughly enjoyed myself in your wonderful sim.


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