Ocean City Music Pier

I went on a bit of a building bender the past few days. To all the people who kept trying to chat with me, I offer my deepest apologies. Please don’t take my non-responsiveness personally. When I get my head down and totally focused on a project, I’m completely engaged in it and find it impossible to pay attention to anything else. Including things like eating, sleeping, etc.

My latest obsession, at Master’s suggestion, pays tribute to the Ocean City Music Pier, an iconic auditorium on the beach in Ocean City, NJ, vintage 1928. This is one of my contributions to our new Jersey Shore regions.

Ocean City Music Pier, Littlefield

I call it “tribute” rather than reproduction because I had to make a few major adjustments due to space restrictions. But yes, it sits on a pier off the boardwalk, and yes, it has an auditorium with a stage. And I did my best to capture the essence of the architecture, if not the real-life layout.

Here’s the real one, interspersed with photos of my “homage”:

Music Pier 2

Music Pier 5

I’ll take another, better photo once I have a chance to add the last few decor items, some accent lighting, etc.

“Tribute to Ocean City Music Pier” weighs in at 3030 prims, not counting the working stage curtains and doors. Gotta love building in Opensimulator!

Have you ever been to the real Ocean City Music Pier? I’d love to hear about your experience.


Author: Camryn Darkstone

After more than two decades exploring 3D virtual worlds and their possibilities for relationship and self expression, Camryn Darkstone is leading a life of quiet contentment, building and landscaping for Littlefield Grid with occasional projects in Second Life. Camryn has been active in online communities since the early 1980s, and, under other names, has written extensively about the ways that people relate to one another on the internet. Since 2009 Camryn has enjoyed a loving, consensual D/s relationship as submissive to Walter Balazic in both the virtual world and the "real" world.

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