Moving east from Crimson Fields, we come to that enormous tree-y thing you might have noticed in the snapshot of the tower. This is Evensong Woods, where everything is built into, well, an enormous tree-y thing. Like Tolkien's Elves in Lothlorien. Sort of thing. The sim sponsors are Roawenwood, a familiar name if you move in the circles I do.
If you teleport in, the arrival point is up in the crown of the tree. Not that it's easy to tell, with all the wintry foliage about. (The one I felt sorry for was the shop selling skimpy silken outfits. I think I saw them in the desert-themed sim last year... the wintry look of Evensong Woods does not encourage me to buy skimpy silk things.)
Titan's Hollow, sponsored by Cerridwen's Cauldron (who did the standout Nu Orme build last year, and whose products grace some corners of Caledon Burroughs as a consequence), is undoubtedly the most imaginative setting in this year's Faire. The shops are all in giant hanging... lanterns, I guess... strung out among the trees, with a glass walkway linking them all together.... It is imaginative, and by night especially, it is truly beautiful. One of those things that makes SL a Good Place To Be.
Unfortunately, while I was drinking in the view, something in my computer - my client, my connection, my graphics driver - was not so much drinking as choking and spluttering. It was as I advanced towards The Dragonspire, the next sim over, that I started having real problems with frame rates crashing and ominous moments of complete blackout. More of this in our next. (Will our glamourous blonde heroine survive? Tune in next episode! Same bat-time, same bat-channel! )
(Ahem. I will stop doing that, at least.)