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Most steampunk landmark
« on: September 03, 2010, 02:10:28 pm »
I have a question. What's the most "steampunk" landmark?
Is it the eiffel tower, the Vancouver steamclock, a trainstation somewhere or the hydroplant at the niagara falls?
Or can you think of a better place?
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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2010, 02:32:43 pm »

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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2010, 08:07:19 am »
I think that the sea train might win as of now. Its beautiful. But so are all the others.

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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2010, 03:51:44 pm »
i vote the sea train. :]

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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2010, 05:29:25 pm »
The sea train looks amazing, but it's no longer in use. It must have been incredible to ride this train through the sea.

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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2010, 04:25:23 am »
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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2010, 11:10:07 am »
It cannot be April 1st - Electricity - Metal - Water, what a magnificent folly. There is something surreal about the whole venture, I have just spent 15 minutes gazing into space imagining what this would have been like. I would expect this from the Golden Compass or other such story.
The railway gets my vote for now!
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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2010, 11:58:33 am »
The memorials to the Martian Invasions in Woking, Surrey (1898) and Grover's Mill, New Jersey (1938).
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When the twin towers were hit, I was at home watching the news. I know it sounds funny, but this is what happened in my mind. At that time there were a couple of computer animated movies, like armagaddon, men in black and independenceday. The first time I saw the image of the towers on fire, I was thinking:"oh, just another blockbuster movie coming soon." Soon after that I discovered the horrible truth...

With these two story's in mind, you wonder what's real and what's not when your watching the news. Technology is so advanced that real images can be altered to something completely different. Adding parts, deleting parts. Computer aided images are so realistic that you don't know if it's real or fake. Makes you think.

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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2010, 09:06:24 pm »
What about Dr. Evermor's Forevertron?

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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2010, 06:44:18 am »
What about Dr. Evermor's Forevertron?

Just Googled it.  :o :o :o
If that isn't Steampunk then what is?
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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2010, 07:17:27 am »
What about Dr. Evermor's Forevertron?

Aye, the sea-rail is nice, to be sure...  Ah, but the Forevertron!  THAT is a true masterpiece!  I love the design.
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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2010, 10:04:36 am »
For me it would be the steam clock in Vancouver. This is why I want to go visit Canada!


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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2010, 06:27:31 pm »
England: The Anderton Boat Lift


Anderton boat lift for me.

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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2010, 06:44:17 pm »
Hmmm. Most 'STEAMPUNK' landmark.

Maybe Jules Verne's grave...

Unfortunately not H.G. Wells as he was cremated and his ashes scattered at sea.
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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2010, 05:41:44 pm »

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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2010, 06:06:23 pm »
Gasworks Park in Seattle:

http://seattlephotographs.smugmug.com/gallery/6042464_tShAM#418342673_oD3XS


We've got the westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. I haven't seen these machines but the buildings are still there. http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westergasfabriek
England: The Anderton Boat Lift


Anderton boat lift for me.

I've seen the Big Chute Marine Railway in Ontario, Canada. This railway takes boats out of the water to cross a small slope and a road. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Chute_Marine_Railway
It is quite impressive but not as huge and steampunk as the Anderton Boat Lift. This lift is practicly a big box filled with water and gates on each side, that goes up and down like an elevator?

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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2010, 07:25:33 pm »
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It is quite impressive but not as huge and steampunk as the Anderton Boat Lift. This lift is practicly a big box filled with water and gates on each side, that goes up and down like an elevator?

Pretty much yeah..
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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2010, 05:06:11 pm »
We've got a bunch of them around our city. It was such a huge steel producing and coal mining town in the late 1800's you can litterally find landmarks everywhere. But I'm willing to bet THE landmark would be The Cathedral of Learning:


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/42/115920331_9983cf5f02.jpg
http://www.pratapgarh.com/travel/pitt/cathedral-inside-1.png.medium.jpg
http://onlyinpgh.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/dsc09992.jpg
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It contains 37 class rooms that have all been designed to represent a different nationality. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationality_Rooms#African_Heritage
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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2010, 05:17:38 pm »
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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2010, 03:08:34 pm »
There are some great posts in here. To revisit an old thread on Sparegoggles:

The Witley Wonder? A domed glass and steel ballroom constructed under a lake, accessible via a lovely old folly at the end of a stone pier.

Or my own local landmark, Kew Bridge Steam Museum (I'm fortunate to live but a 5 minute walk away from).. It boasts the largest working beam engine in the world (90 inch) and a 100 inch engine, the world's largest Bull engine, a Boulton and Watt, London's only steam miniature railways and it's an absolutely beautiful building, the grounds of which are scattered with oversized lumps of metal with rivets in.
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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2010, 06:45:32 pm »
I LOVE this thread! ;D
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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2010, 08:13:02 am »
There are some great posts in here. To revisit an old thread on Sparegoggles:

The Witley Wonder? A domed glass and steel ballroom constructed under a lake, accessible via a lovely old folly at the end of a stone pier.

Or my own local landmark, Kew Bridge Steam Museum (I'm fortunate to live but a 5 minute walk away from).. It boasts the largest working beam engine in the world (90 inch) and a 100 inch engine, the world's largest Bull engine, a Boulton and Watt, London's only steam miniature railways and it's an absolutely beautiful building, the grounds of which are scattered with oversized lumps of metal with rivets in.

I've just googled the Witley Wonder. That place looks like a secret lair from a steampunk superhero or villain.
Polaris, most of your links don't work.

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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2010, 12:16:43 pm »
I was wrong.. The thread was on this very Landmarks forum, not sparegoggles. It's brilliant though, isn't it?

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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2011, 02:49:10 pm »
There are some great posts in here. To revisit an old thread on Sparegoggles:

The Witley Wonder? A domed glass and steel ballroom constructed under a lake, accessible via a lovely old folly at the end of a stone pier.

Or my own local landmark, Kew Bridge Steam Museum (I'm fortunate to live but a 5 minute walk away from).. It boasts the largest working beam engine in the world (90 inch) and a 100 inch engine, the world's largest Bull engine, a Boulton and Watt, London's only steam miniature railways and it's an absolutely beautiful building, the grounds of which are scattered with oversized lumps of metal with rivets in.

I've just googled the Witley Wonder. That place looks like a secret lair from a steampunk superhero or villain.
Polaris, most of your links don't work.

So I'm noticing... Which is really disappointing because i can't remember what they were... :\