Luxembourg 1867, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontLuxembourg 1867, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join Designing Worlds at 2pm today, Monday 12th October at our studio in Garden of Dreams, as we visit a fascinating project in Second Life that takes us to a recreation of one of the smaller countries in Europe - Luxembourg. But it's a country that has played a momentous part in the history of Europe, not least because Luxembourg was one of the three countries that formed the original trade alliance from which the European Union grew. And for Luxembourgers, an earlier point in time, 1867, was a signifciant part in their story as a nation.

To find out why, you'll need to see today's show!

Luxembourg 1867, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontLuxembourg 1867, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We are joined by Hauptmann Weydert, the Luxembourger behind the project, who takes us on a tour of both the city and the fortifications. Working with two real life museums in Luxembourg, Herr Hauptmann Weydert has re-created Pfaffenthal, a fascinating part of the lower city as well as Fort Thüngen, that played such a significant role in its history. And he tells us about the museums' involvement and plans, as well as showing us how Luxembourg is made more realistic by a growing community of Second Life residents who have chosen to make it their home.

This is a really fascinating show - make sure you join us, at 2pm today!

Luxembourg 1867, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontLuxembourg 1867, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

To find out more about Luxembourg 1867 see:
Pfaffenthal in Second Life: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pfaffenthal%20Vauban/174/19/291867
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/1867asbl
Additional Information and Documents on Dropbox: http://bit.ly/1G8V97P

Luxembourg 1867, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontLuxembourg 1867, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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