by Lynnestra Parker-Region Reviews
Phantom Rose, a New Orleans location with a touch of steam punk, was my next stop. Living in the southern United States this is a place I can really relate to. When you land here the first thing that happens is you are offered a note card and landmark. Please, read the note card, it tells you so much about this build. On the wall next to you are four signs. The first sign you click gives you a texture with a map. Second is the history of Phantom Rose, which tells of the past Phantom Rose locations and about the future of Phantom Rose. The next sign takes you to Lannorra's blog where you can find out more about the GCG Phantom Rose. Finally the last sign takes you to the website. This place is well documented, and why not it has a great history through the metaverse.
The first thing I do is cam around and take in what there is to see. Right in front of me is an interesting garden with a tower, a steam punk tower with an opera house on top.
I open the gate and walk into a lovely garden. There is a balloon ride to take you up to the top of the tower, to the opera house. Also in the garden are the most fragrant flowers. In the center of the garden is a fountain with a large white rose floating in it. The rose has blood dripping from one of it's petals.
I took the balloon ride up to the opera house. On the way up I see that there is a little steam punk air ship circling the tower. The view from the top is just breath taking! I would suggest turning up your draw distance a little bit. On the inside I find a small but ornate opera house. A bar and a couple of tables to sit, perhaps to wait until it is time to take your seat for the show?
I take the balloon down and continue to explore. I see other buildings and walk over to investigate. Ah a ballroom. I can just imagine men and women dressed in their 1800 something southern finery and dancing to orchestral music being played. Continuing to the next building I find Gate House Realty, where you can rent a grand home.
I hopped a boat and crossed the water to what looked like the ruins of an old cafe. I was surrounded by a foggy mist that is kind of spooky and yet the place feels full of romance. A dance machine is there so it could be a good place for a romantic or mysterious meeting.
After crossing back to the landing area I again walk across the garden and go to another building I see. It is a place called Big Easy Jazz. I see tables, a stage, dance area and... oh champagne! My weakness.
Phantom Rose has the feel of the old south, mixed with steam punk and of course the romance of the period. I would suggest reading the material provided and take a look at the blog and website. I think Phantom Rose is a good place to explore with a special friend. There are different music styles at the various spots that make for great listening as well as wonderful dance music.