Saturday, November 3, 2007

Down Comes The Opera House

AFFICIENDOS OF GOOD DESIGN gathered last weekend to witness the destruction of one of the most magnificent builds in SL - "Opera Populaire".

While some people danced in celebration of a 'life well-lived' and others sobbed, Intempesta owners Sue Stonebender and Baron Grayson laughed and joked and brought the house down, making way for what Baron described as a more 'Tim Burton' build in the new year.

In the same way the Taj Mahal was built as a tribute to love, Opera Populaire was built by Sue to thank Baron for his tender loving care while she was recuperating from illness. They celebrated their second anniversary together by tearing it down so Baron could express his true artistic expression ("I don't do light and cheerful", he said at the tearing down.)

Heavy on prims, but huge on impact, Opera Populaire will be replaced by a darker build, so fans of Sue and Baron's work have something to look forward to.