It is always difficult to say goodbye to places that you love. I have done it a few times in life -- both real and virtual. It doesn't get easier.
But there are memories. And new horizons with adventures to come.
I started packing things away this morning. Yes, a little early. I am always early; just how I am. Taking down is almost as big a job as putting up -- well, not really but when condensed into a week rather than years, it seems so.
With a long history of moving under my belt, a strategy is in place. 799 pixel photos taken of the locations (the size that Blogger doesn't count in your server use) are already up on a special reference page -- just in case I need to find something in the future. No copy items are in their own folder. Coalesced groupings are packed under their locations.
You just never know when you might need an astrolabe for a photo shoot!
As you might surmise, my inventory is vast. As I have been moving over to my new Asphyxiation Point home these last weeks, I have been reminded of all the items I loved and lost track of. I "found" the clock featured in one of my films the other eve. It was a no copy item so not in my inventory. It is now happily on my entryway wall and looks very much at home there.
There will no doubt be a few more ah-ha moments along the way.
I am taking down the least used areas first. The city will take much of a whole day and the ground level the same. I am also deleting the photos in the NEW gallery as the areas disappear.
But still watch your step -- especially if you are coming in from a landmark. You might find yourself falling through the air.
Here is a list of the departed areas. This will be updated daily for those of you still visiting.
AND of course if you are filming somewhere still, let me know and I can work around that.
I have said goodbye to:
High Corp Offices
City of Lost Souls
Deep Blue Fantasy
Rainy Day Skybox
Sound Stage 1
Sound Stage 2
Cherry Blossom Romance