MGandhi with some of the group of marchers with him as they arrived at the Dandi memorial on Eyebeam island just after 5pm (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eyebeam%20Island/128/213/45) – the scheduled end of the march – due to SL being down most of the day, we were actually only 2 miles into the final ten so the walking continued from here. A bit of a chaotic day!
Here we are at quite literally the last step of the march – at that very point on this sim we reached the “end of the world” as these edges to nothingness in Second Life are commonly referred. Cinco and Qyzzql were with me for the last three miles of the walk. It was truly a moment of great excitement and relief – particularly after a very troubling day of system wide outages for SL which lasted for several hours and delayed the start of the final day of the march by four hours.
He we are, looking out into the sea just after reaching the 240 mile mark (I’ve kept track of my mileage, btw, with a bicycle odometer converted for use on the treadmill).
Cinco, MGandhi and Qyxxql.
Just before reaching the end of the march, Cinco took us to a most extraordinary location called “Network Culture”, where there is an interactive recreation of the “Gitmo” interment camp at Guantanomo Bay, Cuba. One is able to take part in a simulated experience of arriving at the camp in a military transport plane, all the while straining to view what is going on through the sim provided black hood. You emerge in a supplicant position inside one of the kennel-like holding areas duplicated from the original layout of this notorious camp. Quite a chilling and sobering experience in an otherwise uplifting day: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Network%20Culture/232/85/25
Gandhi reenacting the famous photograph from Tianamen Square, 1989, this taken outside the “Palestinian Holocaust Museum” which appears to be under construction.
Just prior to this, we visited a fascinating location “Islam dot net”:
Very well done sim that uses directional arrows to walk one through the steps of a pilgrimage to Mecca.
Gyovanna and her friend joined me for walking some of the last miles – in RL she is in Brazil – she walked with me three or four times during the last two weeks of the reenactment – a great walker – always keeping up with me and referring to my avatar as “Mr. Gandhi” – very pleasant and polite company!
Another dragon! Here I am with LnyLnyLyn aka Lenny Correa, my very capable intern here at Eyebeam – he has been indispensible in helping to facilitate this project! Great to see him pop up in world routinely over the course of the journey.
After our stop at Eyebeam island, we made our way to Paris, arriving, of course, in the subway station.
I believe this is MGandhi jumping off the Eiffel Tower – yes, he is falling, not flying!
One more image of the group posing at the Dandi monument.