You start at the West end of a beach
reaching 1/3 around the island circumference. This first area
goes after beautiful vistas with jungle, surf, shipwreck, a
companion dolphin and above the impenetrable cliffs the explorer can
see the the
3 Sisters Mountains beckoning. These first areas are designed
specifically for the Newbie.
As you climb the slopes the flora turns to pine forests - you may find
Nemo’s forest cabin refuge, heavily linked by surreal elements to
Surreal Dream Sets
Sets of Dream Structures along the Northern edge of the
island interact with the explorer in a surreal manner. Dream
Sets are architecture of all time (up to Jules Verne) and all cultures.
The next page is
an example of these collections.
One of the Dream Structure Sets. This area shows how
powerful, and interactive themed sets of architecture can be. It
will also show how well these Surreal Dream Structures can fit into
the island logically
Beautiful scenery as the forest does spotty transitions
into desert. The plateaus and mesas are patterned with petroglyphs from around the
world. Arranged to disorient, give a sense of expanse, and a
reason to come back later. Hidden in one plateau is an
Abandoned Laboratory, Nemo’s initial research into the "power of the
sun" - the second dream structure zone stretches down into the depths
of the sea from the Northern lava zone
3 Sisters Mountains
At the base of the mountains you find beautiful scenery
with alpine lakes reflecting the stark volcanic mountains.
up the slope triggers a sudden surreal change from summer settings to
arctic extremes. Aurora borealis, glacial pools and ice slopes for sliding down on top
of the glacier and underneath within its hidden streams. The top
world isolation, looking down on the rest of the island landscape.
Designed as the evening social center for explorers. The Observatory
perches on the Cliff Rift that separates the island in 2 parts.
The Monarch of the Seas (giant stone whale) and The Towers of Time
dominate the ambience of the Observatory. A
giant fountain feeds streams
into 2 gardens, one formal and one natural. A giant sun dial can be
used to predict surreal events around the island as the shadow traces a line, across a
replica of the island.
The rotating Monarch of the Observatory grants passage down a
vertical cave with a giant window opening to the cliff. Contains a
controlled environment with giant tree limbs to walk over the
Japanese style garden and waterfall. A dead end until you find your
way further underground with your personal submarine.
The only surface path from the Cliff Rift to the Western half of the island is from the
north end of the cliff rift and then the water current will sweep the
explorer to this beach for an anti-oppression moment.
The last set of dream structures
stretches from the mangrove canals to islands of gnarled
root cypress trees.
Mazes of trails through out the West half are the domain of the
giant crabs and giant beetles. It will be a challenge to find
the entrance to Nemo's Bunker!
Carved into the ancient white
corral beds. The artificial tunnels and austere settings mix with the
natural beauty of caves and openings to the jungle above. The
bunker leads to a giant
window to the underwater sights of the lagoon. The Bunker is the only
access to the underwater vistas of the Lagoon.
Lagoon of the Nautilus
to bottom walking dive suits is through a glass half dome.
Beautiful sea life and varied underwater terrain with statues.
The suspended underwater walkway appears to connect the Bunker and
the artificial Omen island.
The famous submarine is found in deep of the Lagoon. The rest of the
fleet is is available for piloting.
The explorer can only access Omen Island (Nemo spelled backwards)
by way of the Lagoon. This Nemo facility sits atop and inside
wall - it contains Nemo’s laboratory of the interactive workings of
the universe and is the production site for the fleet
Get your own personal Mini-Sub Dolphin at Omen Island. The
explorer's gateway to the underwater universe and the only
way to access the island underground.
Under and Over the Sea
Details of a few things that await..
The first river splits in to the River of Life and the
River of Death which ends at Poison Lake and the Abandoned
River of Life
The River of Life surfaces in the Shadowed Jungle (below
the Cliff Rift) and then continues up the Water Shaft climbing half
way up the Cliff Rift
Condensation / Dream Sphere
At the top of the Water Shaft the Mini-Sub Dolphin can
hook into a ride on the tracks going through the shafts to the
giant Condensation Sphere. This is the first of 3 main parts in
the underground sequence of spherical constructs to represent the
levels of our consciousness.
Binaries - Double Helix
In the labyrinth of caves branching out from the walls of
the Condensation sphere, a path leads to the Transforming Statue.
The last of the Underground Sequence represents
the super conscious. Water dappled sunlight comes through the circle
in the top of a half sphere room. A rotating 3D Earth fades in with you as the center.