Out of Africa (Week of Movies, Day 4)

As I was reviewing possible movies for my photos, it dawned on me that one awesome sim that could be used as a backdrop is Maurice Messmer’s Cap Estel.  I blogged about this beautifully created sim in March and it has been on showcase for quite some time too.  Maurice always does amazing things with his sim creations.  So thinking of that backdrop, the most natural selection for a movie would be “Out of Africa”…a movie released in 1985  starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford.  The movie is about Danish author, Karen Blixen, who moves to Africa and sets up a plantation with her husband, and then meets Robert Redford’s character and realizes her true love.  The scenery is amazing in the movie as is the acting.  I decided that I could produce an interpretation of a scene or two at Maurice’s sim.

After finding just the right outfit at BlakOpal Designs, I headed right over to Cap Estel to start snapping photos.  Once captured, into Photoshop I went (again).  I added an airplane and completed some editing to enhance the features of the photo…and voila…I was done:

See you soon,



  • Sim Location:  Cap Estel by Maurice Messmer
  • Outfit:  Safari Expedition by BlakOpal Designs
  • Boots:  Ziggy by Tesla
  • Hair:  Alison by Truth in Sangria
  • Pose:  SS-Beach Babe PR4 by [LAP] (edited a tiny bit with Animare HUD)
  • Texture:  Heavens by Distressed Jewell
  • Airplane:  from here

Cap Estel Goes Safari

Our friend, Maurice Messmer, has turned his sim into the plains of the Serengeti recently.  Maurice has created a very real interpretation of Africa and invites all to visit.  Upon landing on Cap Estel, you have the option taking a Giraffe tour…yes, you ride the giraffe all around the sim or hopping on a horse, or even a bicycle.  Of course, you can also walk around the path as well.

As you explore the plains, you will find areas of respite, where you can enjoy a picnic, just rest or visit with a friend.  Then, after you visit the animals and cross the swinging bridge over the waterfalls, look for the zip line at the top of a gorge type area.  Don’t be afraid…just hop on and descend into the gorge!  As you lower, you will notice that the flora becomes lush and more green and that you are in a cool oasis type area.  Say hello to the hippos and look for the coffee shop…here you can have a coffee and rest for a bit more while watching the steam rise off the water and the monkeys playing in the trees.

Maurice always takes such care in creating areas, ensuring that you have a realistic experience, and Cap Estel Goes Safari is no exception!

Be sure to visit Cap Estel soon… Maurice just might have another scenic journey up his sleeve!

Have fun!!