Sunday, July 20, 2008

Paris 1900 - Not Just in the Springtime

Paris 1900 brings back memories for me. It was one of the first sims I visited, and it is where I met a close friend that is still a close friend today.

The teleport point for Paris 1900 is in a subway. A subway train sits behind you waiting for its passengers. The subway is decorated with posters, art work and a bench. The sculpture is of a graffiti artist. How appropriate for a subway.

To get to the surface, walk through the tunnel in front of you. You will get notice that you need to read the rules and accept them to visit. It's a private sim. Basically, no nudity, no politics, no unauthorized solicitation, and proper behavior are required. Click the button "The rules" on the blue box, and you will receive a copy of the rules. Then to continue, click "I agree."

As you emerge out of the subway, standing in grand style in front of you is the Moulin Rouge. The entrance is a place to pick up a few souvenirs and browse old photographic memorabilia. Just past the entrance is an information board. Click the board to receive historical information such as "Moulin Rouge (French for "red mill") (48°53′3″N, 2°19′56″E) is a traditional cabaret, built in 1889 by Joseph Oller who already owned the Paris Olympia."

The large elephant stands in the courtyard. To get to the staircase, go around the back side of the elephant. Inside is a romantic room to spend time with your sweetie. You can also travel to the top of the elephant and sit on the top platform.

The interior of the Moulin Rouge is stunning in rich burgundy and gold decor. Quaint dinner tables line both sides with comfortable seating on the balconies. The stage is the focal point of the interior also draped in burgundy and gold. Dance balls hover over the dance floor and plenty of couple dances speckle the floor.

Walking down the streets of Paris 1900, you will see a museum, a cafe, period cars, information kiosks, and lots of shopping. Shopping lines the streets especially down the Champs-Élysées. I discovered one of my favorite stores while in Paris.

At the end of the Champs-Élysées is the arched landmark we know well that highlights the area - the Arc de Triomphe. The tomb of France's Unknown Soldier is sheltered underneath the arch. Its eternal flame commemorates the dead of the two world wars. The left front "leg" of the arch has a room inside it with a teleport to the top.

Walking straight down the street of Champs-Élysées will take you to the most famous landmark in Paris - La Tour Eiffel. Otherwise known to the Engish-speaking world as the Eiffel Tower. The base of the tower is surrounded by gardens with sculptures. In the center garden is a topiary arrow which is a teleport to the first viewing platform. Once there, you will find another teleport to the top of the tower.

A trip to Paris 1900 is not complete until you have skydived off the Eiffel Tower. At the top of the tower, you will find a plank with a box giving out free parachutes. In your inventory it is called a Terra E-Chute. Wear it and then jump off the tower. Use your arrows to control where you fall.

Walk through the streets of Paris 1900 (because there is no flying) and enjoy it's beauty!

To visit Paris 1900, CLICK HERE. (Paris 1900 8, 172, 16)

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