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Author Topic: Earthship: Do Hobbitton Is The Future Of Urbanism ?  (Read 1883 times)
Hurricane Annie
Zeppelin Captain
New Zealand New Zealand

« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2015, 10:02:00 pm »

In Australia they have the underground town of Coober Pedy. That was founded in 1915 though, so a bit too late.

Is  that the Opal mining town with subterranean houses with opals embedded in walls.
Time Traveler

Only The Shadow knows

« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2015, 10:08:36 am »


Resurrectionist and freelance surgeon.
Khem Caigan
Zeppelin Overlord
United States United States

Aut Inveniam Viam Aut Faciam

« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2015, 01:47:20 pm »

Whiles the subject of the Earthship have been discussed before, never it came in the mind of anyone than the idea of future town possibly being composed of Tolkienesque buildings is excitingly steamy (well, Art Nouveau at the very least).

I'm not sure how one would even begin to argue for Tolkien
and his Hobbits as Steampunk [Saruman, possibly], but I
think that a good case could be made for Wells and his

And so, without further ado, I present -

20th Century Castles :
Missile Base Specialists Extraordinaire

Nothing says Steampunk quite so well as miles of whopping
great plumbing, exposed wiring, ginormous hydraulic pumps,
ladders, bulkheads, blast doors, &tc . . . .

Some great photos at this site, and a slick YouTube video
over here.


"Let us create vessels and sails fashioned for the heavenly Æther, for there
will be plenty of people who do not shrink from the vastness of space."
~ Johannes Kepler, letter to Galileo Galilei, 1609.
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