Today's visit was to the Steampunk Duchy of Caer Firnas, home to Mr. and Mrs. Vivito Volare, the duke and duchess.
Caer Firnas now uses a new viewer feature, the ability of an estate owner to set the Windlight settings on the client in order to create a particular look or mood. The smoggy look chosen suits the Steampunk theme of the duchy.
On the bridge from Greystroke to Caer Firnas, looking toward Oxbridge Village:
Near the graveyard, I saw an enormous set of mechanical feet. What manner of beast could this go to? I wondered.
Looking up - and up and up - gave me the answer:
In the graveyard, if one manages to escape the zombies, one can pay respects to the departed, including the late M Linden, as I do below:
I despise the new 2.x viewer with a passion, yet Linden Lab continues to add useful features to it. I appreciate the work of developers of third party viewers, such as Phoenix, who add those features to a 1.x-style interface. We can now use the "control Windlight settings" feature and make use of multiple attachment points in Phoenix. Of more dubious value is the ability to see Display Names.