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« Reply #375 on: September 05, 2017, 09:28:55 pm »

A couple of Steampunk bridge photos that I could not resist.

Both the Forth Bridge:



Showing the Queensferry lighthouse and the bridge as the impressive backdrop.

Secondly the recently built (new) steam engine Tornado crossing the Forth Bridge.



Right click each select view image to see the image in full size.

Remember, that's a Victorian bridge!

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« Reply #376 on: September 06, 2017, 03:40:30 am »

I just returned from Cairns on Monday.



Cairns Art Gallery.

Stoney Creek Bridge, Kuranda Scenic Railway.




Old Ambulance Building.



















Kuranda signal box.
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« Reply #377 on: September 06, 2017, 09:17:18 am »

A few nice ones and some fugly ones - but it seems as if the older architecture is reserved mostly for tattoo parlours, pubs, dives and entertainment, is there something going on there is Australasia that we haven't been told about?
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« Reply #378 on: September 06, 2017, 12:26:45 pm »

Gentrification goes in odd directions when counter-culture becomes culture, and alternative lifestyles simply become the latest fad fashion. You can't have a building serve the same purpose forever, and those who come in after the event to reuse the building are now often the formerly-radical fashionistas who still think tattoos make you edgy.
This has happened to Kuranda, renowned for its eco-tourism but incessantly giving you unrecyclable lids for your homemade, locally-grown, rainforest-blend coffee and not having any visible recycling bins about anyway.





Still, what explanation does a pub need?





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« Reply #379 on: September 06, 2017, 04:26:56 pm »

Pubs, churches, stations and bridges. A good steampunk combination.
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« Reply #380 on: September 10, 2017, 05:05:07 am »

One more from Kuranda:

They make trinkets and soft sweets.
http://www.stillwatersweets.com/
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« Reply #381 on: September 22, 2017, 07:43:14 am »

The González County Courthouse, in Texas, finished in 1896. The town of González, the historic county seat, was founded by the first English speaking settlers invited by the Mexican government in the 1820s.

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« Reply #382 on: October 08, 2017, 01:25:04 pm »

Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting Rothley railway station, near Leicester.  Built in the middle 1890s and restored to Edwardian splendour. 











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« Reply #383 on: October 08, 2017, 01:26:48 pm »

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« Reply #384 on: October 08, 2017, 05:33:06 pm »

The Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway...
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« Reply #385 on: October 09, 2017, 06:09:48 pm »

The Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway...

As was.  (They rebranded as Great Central in 1897).  There is an MSLR noticeboard on the side of the staircase though. 
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« Reply #386 on: November 29, 2017, 08:25:34 am »



 The London Mews Buildings . Their history  of evolution from  horse stables  into residential  buildings  has its origins in the foggy  adaption of steam travel  and motor car  use










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« Reply #387 on: November 29, 2017, 05:22:59 pm »



 The London Mews Buildings . Their history  of evolution from  horse stables  into residential  buildings  has its origins in the foggy  adaption of steam travel  and motor car  use













My former employer owned/ owns one of those (I had the pleasure of house-sitting for him a couple of times several years ago).  They're surprisingly spacious. 
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« Reply #388 on: November 30, 2017, 03:20:04 am »



 The London Mews Buildings . Their history  of evolution from  horse stables  into residential  buildings  has its origins in the foggy  adaption of steam travel  and motor car  use













My former employer owned/ owns one of those (I had the pleasure of house-sitting for him a couple of times several years ago).  They're surprisingly spacious. 


 hhmmm  you are favoured. They looked pretty fab in the  late 70s  TV shows. Instant international jet set playboy  lifestyle.
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« Reply #389 on: January 14, 2018, 02:07:11 pm »

I believe I forgot these:






See if you can work out the connection between those...
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« Reply #390 on: January 14, 2018, 04:56:15 pm »

The first one looks like a cross between a church and a subway station.

Are they funeral homes?
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« Reply #391 on: January 14, 2018, 05:06:18 pm »

The top and bottom ones only have small chimneys so they are not pumping stations nor are they concerned with the delivery of water unless they channel natural springwater. They all look ecclesiastical but some of the features in those two deny that usage. In any case that was the style in the late 1860s to 1880s. My first guess was that they were both crematoria but the chimneys are too small and too low.

British architecture transported from Victorian Britain and transplanted into the colonies. Quite a strange idea to consider European Gothic Ecclesiastical buildings to be a natural architectural style for the Antipodes. Crazy but wonderful.

The middle one is clearly a church now having been restored in 1958 and I would suggest that one connection might be the architect. Is the middle photo transposed by accident? Is it the same building just swapped over by mistake? I think it is the same building restored as its features seem far too similar to be a coincidence, some of the decoration has been removed.

Those railings and picket fences need to be re-instated. Only a short-sighted fool would have had them removed.

They are too small for churches and too large for chapels.  Clearly something to do with death I'd say, transporting the dead in some weird way?  By water or train?
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« Reply #392 on: January 14, 2018, 06:07:08 pm »

The middle one is clearly a church now having been restored in 1958 and I would suggest that one connection might be the architect. Is the middle photo transposed by accident? Is it the same building just swapped over by mistake? I think it is the same building restored as its features seem far too similar to be a coincidence, some of the decoration has been removed.

Those railings and picket fences need to be re-instated. Only a short-sighted fool would have had them removed.

I was assuming it was the other end of the top one.
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« Reply #393 on: January 14, 2018, 06:36:32 pm »

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Stations on a cemetary railway?  There's railway wagons in the background of one photograph and the other building has along depression in the floor.
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« Reply #394 on: January 14, 2018, 08:53:11 pm »

I am so pleased they have been restored
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« Reply #395 on: January 14, 2018, 11:48:20 pm »

There is a significant difference between the top two older images and the more modern third. If you look at the tower you will see it is considerably taller than the one in the older images. Look at the number of layers of stones between the 1868 plaque and the cross above the door. On  the older image you'll see only four layers. On the newer 1958 restored building there are several more layers and the whole tower top is much taller. The whole tower would have had to be demolished and rebuilt.

So, it was massively restored or it is another identical building built on a similar but transposed plan.  I'd suggest it was massively rebuilt.
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« Reply #396 on: January 15, 2018, 12:58:01 am »



Stations on a cemetary railway?  There's railway wagons in the background of one photograph and the other building has along depression in the floor.


That's correct; the first images are the terminal  Roll Eyes building at the Rookwood Cemetery in Sydney, more officially known as Haslems Creek Necropolis No. 1, and less officially known as Australia's most haunted graveyard. In the 1860s the new necropolis was so far away it could take days for a horse-drawn procession to get there.

The other building is Mortuary Station between Central and Redfern in Sydney, built in the 1860s due to the impropriety of mourners and dead people bound for Rookwood mixing up with regular commuters at Central.

There is a significant difference between the top two older images and the more modern third. If you look at the tower you will see it is considerably taller than the one in the older images. Look at the number of layers of stones between the 1868 plaque and the cross above the door. On  the older image you'll see only four layers. On the newer 1958 restored building there are several more layers and the whole tower top is much taller. The whole tower would have had to be demolished and rebuilt.

So, it was massively restored or it is another identical building built on a similar but transposed plan.  I'd suggest it was massively rebuilt.


Yes. The last use of this line was to rail out the building as a collection of labelled stones after the Anglican church bought it in the early 50s for a hundred pounds. It was rebuild, slightly customised (ie the plan is almost completely backwards, front doors added...) in Ainslie, a suburb of Canberra.


Those railings and picket fences need to be re-instated. Only a short-sighted fool would have had them removed.



Best not get us all started on that again.





British architecture transported from Victorian Britain and transplanted into the colonies. Quite a strange idea to consider European Gothic Ecclesiastical buildings to be a natural architectural style for the Antipodes. Crazy but wonderful.




Be it stone, red brick, weatherboard or clapboard, there is an astonishing amount. It even led to unique sub-styles like Weatherboard and Carpenter Gothic, adapted to suit the new settlements.
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« Reply #397 on: January 15, 2018, 01:01:18 am »




I'd say that image encapsulates steampunk, going to church in suitable transport...

As far as I know we have nothing like that here in the UK, at least I have never heard of such a railway. I shall be on the look out for one but as the railways were everywhere here I imagine they would use the normal railway system.

You have something unique to the Victorian age, pleased that the building has been preserved if not in the proper location.
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« Reply #398 on: January 15, 2018, 02:03:20 am »

A way station to heaven for Steampunks
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« Reply #399 on: January 15, 2018, 03:02:13 am »

A way station to heaven for Steampunks

 Or are we on a fast track to  Hell...
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