Looking back at Fashion for Life 2013: !dM “Taunting Leda”


Thank you all for your Support!

Fashion for Life 2013 has been helping to raise funds and awareness on behalf of RELAY FOR LIFE of the American Cancer Society – and I venture to say, this year has been another great success!

Unfortunately I had been sick the past weeks which slowed me down pretty hard with anything SL and made me miss most of the scheduled events that took place – but to make the blog posts complete, I decided to toss some pictures of my last donation outfit for Fashion for Life 2013 still up, although the fair has of course closed already.

This has been such a wonderful event with amazings builds, and to be honest, 1 week is just too short! I’ll post some Epilogue eventually when I have a bit more time to pretty up all the pictures I took in these amazing sims!

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon

And of course I don’t want to send you off without some fancy pics of this amazing sim built by Patch Thibaud!

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one of the wonders that may have been purely legendary. They were purportedly built in the ancient city-state of Babylon, near present-day Al Hillah, Babil province, in Iraq.

The gardens were attributed to the Neo-Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II, who ruled between 605 and 562 BC. He is reported to have constructed the gardens to please his homesick wife Amytis of Media, who longed for the plants of her homeland. The gardens were said to have been destroyed by several earthquakes after the 2nd century BC and are documented by ancient Greek and Roman writers, including Strabo, Diodorus Siculus, and Quintus Curtius Rufus. However, no cuneiform texts describing the Hanging Gardens are extant, and no definitive archaeological evidence concerning their whereabouts has been found.

Ancient writers describe the possible use of an Archimedes screw-like process to irrigate the terraced gardens. Estimates based on descriptions of the gardens in ancient sources say the Hanging Gardens would have required a minimum amount of 8,200 gallons (37,000 litres) of water per day. Nebuchadnezzar II is reported to have used massive slabs of stone, a technique not otherwise attested in Babylon, to prevent the water from eroding the ground.

So while it may be a myth, I can say for sure: !dM deviousMind felt very at home in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and would move in there any time again :D
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