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« Reply #50 on: May 29, 2011, 10:36:49 pm »

Why just one? Should there not be a '101 Steampunk Places to See Before You Die' list? Personally, I and my darling Lord of Misrule would include the Meantime Brewery restaurant in Greenwich, England:

http://www.oldbrewerygreenwich.com/restaurant/

And also the new St. Pancras Railway Station.

There are clearly many other wonderful places that Steampunks would wonder at......I think it would be unfortunate to narrow it down to a single place (or time!).
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« Reply #51 on: May 30, 2011, 01:46:12 am »

Why just one? Should there not be a '101 Steampunk Places to See Before You Die' list? Personally, I and my darling Lord of Misrule would include the Meantime Brewery restaurant in Greenwich, England:

http://www.oldbrewerygreenwich.com/restaurant/

And also the new St. Pancras Railway Station.

There are clearly many other wonderful places that Steampunks would wonder at......I think it would be unfortunate to narrow it down to a single place (or time!).


ooh, nest time I'm in london, I've GOT to try that place out.
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« Reply #52 on: May 30, 2011, 02:10:46 am »

Seems they've done it up a bit. A few years ago they had an upper floor which you could hire out for quite a reasonable sum. A website I was running at the time was going to host a gothic venetian styled Masquerade ball and that was top of the list for venues (mostly just to prove wrong the thousands who said that I couldn't organise a pissup in a brewery. Ironically, our source of funding decided that they'd rather keep the money, so ironically, they were right!!)
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« Reply #53 on: June 03, 2011, 04:51:09 am »

The Museum of Victorian Science, in Whitby. I am fortunate enough to have an appointment for a tour this summer.  Grin


http://www.museumofvictorianscience.co.uk/

I think I've found heaven.
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« Reply #54 on: June 03, 2011, 10:48:18 pm »


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ooh, nest time I'm in london, I've GOT to try that place out.
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We've not been there yet, but intend to go the next time we get an evening pass (otherwise known as a 'babysitter').
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« Reply #55 on: July 13, 2011, 06:17:51 pm »

My favorite is obscure.  In Chesapeake City MD There was once a MASSIVE pumping station running a huge reverse water wheel to feed water to the locks on the canal between the Chesapeake and Delaware bays.  The thing was driven by two massive steam engines, beautifully crafted, and the whole thing is now a national landmark on the Army Corps of Engineers base there in Chesapeake City.  This photo http://library.byways.org/assets/65280 shows some of the detail , but doesn't begin to reflect the scale of the pistons and the huge walking beams.  If in the area, stop in.  It's impressive.
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« Reply #56 on: July 13, 2011, 07:09:02 pm »

Welcome to Brass Goggles Mungo. This thread seems to revive itself every once in a while.
I just tried to find more of the lock pump of Chesapeake City, but there aren't many pictures. Wikipedia has a page dedicated to it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Lock_Pump_House,_Chesapeake_and_Delaware_Canal

This drawing shows the size of the thing.
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« Reply #57 on: July 23, 2011, 09:12:23 am »

That's not a cable car.... That's one of the world last surviving inclines

Okay, so yeah, it's a cable car, but it goes up and down a mountain side.



they're called funicular railways and i'm personally a bit obsessed with the things!



We have something a bit similar to this near my old backyard in Chattanooga, TN USA....

http://ridetheincline.com/

I takes riders from the valley, to the top of Lookout Mountain... which is a US Civil War battlefield....

Very impressive watching it clicmb up and down the mountian.... the glass top gives riders a unbelievable view
towards the top!

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« Reply #58 on: July 23, 2011, 06:37:08 pm »

Blists Hill Victorian town. Went there this Summer, and it is amazing. Not to mention it's in Ironbridge, which is where the Industrial Revolution pretty much started.
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« Reply #59 on: July 31, 2011, 10:54:52 pm »

I can't believe someone from the Empire State hasn't mentioned my personal gateway to adventure, Grand Central Terminal http://www.grandcentralterminal.com/. A New Yorker magazine article recently declared it the best building in NYC. I'd be remiss if I didn't also mention her little sister (within walking distance of the place of my birth) the Poughkeepsie Railroad Station http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poughkeepsie_(Metro-North_station). One thing the Wiki article fails to mention is that the Poughkeepsie station was used as GCT in the opening sequence of the movie, "Hello Dolly!"
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« Reply #60 on: August 19, 2011, 06:08:41 pm »

Little known of course are the old English seaside piers, well known as pick-up points when Captain Nemo was chartering out the Nautilus for cruises.
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« Reply #61 on: August 24, 2011, 02:11:07 am »

Wonderful thread here. 

I've always been fond of the interior of the Bradbury Building in downtown Los Angeles.  Someday I'd like to see it in person.

http://www.google.com/search?q=bradbury+building&hl=en&prmd=ivns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=KU1UToaUIMHDgQfC-b0n&ved=0CDMQsAQ&biw=1680&bih=931
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradbury_Building

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« Reply #62 on: August 27, 2011, 12:20:50 am »

Ipswich seems to have an unexpectedly good landmark

A giant metal sculpture waving a flyswatter, atop a public toilet
http://www.eveningstar.co.uk/news/ipswich_carr_s_tweet_flushes_out_sculpture_views_1_1005600
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« Reply #63 on: August 27, 2011, 10:34:51 pm »

What about Dr. Evermor's Forevertron?
Took the family out to Dr. Evermor's Art Park today. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The Forevertron was beautiful, but there were literally hundreds of sculptures in the park, all of them fascinating. My wife loved the herd of cranes built out of musical instruments; my son was enraptured by the giant spider, and I particularly enjoyed the giant fly made from old spacecraft. There were so many details to take in! I thoroughly recommend a visit.

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« Reply #64 on: August 28, 2011, 03:08:34 pm »

Ipswich seems to have an unexpectedly good landmark

A giant metal sculpture waving a flyswatter, atop a public toilet
http://www.eveningstar.co.uk/news/ipswich_carr_s_tweet_flushes_out_sculpture_views_1_1005600


I've always found that sculpture interesting. Gives you something to think about whilst you wait for the bus that never comes.....Smiley
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« Reply #65 on: August 31, 2011, 09:52:42 pm »

If no one else has mentioned it, there is Tower Bridge in London.
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« Reply #66 on: September 01, 2011, 08:09:07 am »

If no one else has mentioned it, there is Tower Bridge in London.


No one did actually. I've found some "under construction" pictures.
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« Reply #67 on: September 09, 2011, 10:22:43 pm »

Has no one so far mentioned The House on the Rock?

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« Reply #68 on: September 11, 2011, 04:56:02 pm »

http://www.museumstoomtram.nl/ 

for me this is probably the closest steampunk landmark.. taking a ride on a steamtrain and steamboat..

but I always thought the eiffeltower had something steampunkerish about it...
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« Reply #69 on: September 14, 2011, 08:38:04 pm »

Last sunday we went to a local museum.
http://www.janvisser-museum.nl/home.htm
It's about old farm equipment and firefighter equipment.
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« Reply #70 on: September 16, 2011, 09:42:53 pm »

Surely it's The Angel Of The North!  Cheesy
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« Reply #71 on: September 18, 2011, 02:12:09 am »

Haven't had time to read the thread properly but the statue of Stephenson holding a model of his Rocket at the entrance to Chesterfield train station is a minor favorite of mine. Will look up the other wonderful things in this thread later.

The War Of The World, radiobroadcast must have been scary to listen to. Imagine CNN has a breaking news right now about invaders from another galaxy, and that there's nothing we humans can do. With the knowledge most people had at that time, beleving all that's being said on radio.


BBC Radio 1 pulled a similar stunt following Independence Day a few years ago. That was fun. They featured Patrick Moore. ^_^

Edit: I'm another supporter of the Eiffel Tower actually. It's somewhere in my top 10, at least.

Edit #2: Had a good read of the thread, in lieu of going to bed at a reasonable hour, Wink and have to say I am amazed by the Whitely Wonder. I'd like to own it. :} I was also particularly taken by a picture of the transporter of the Newport transporter bridge. There is such a contrast of styles between the blobby modern cars and the transporter which so predates them.

Someone also mentioned London St. Pancras station, and although I wouldn't call any one part steampunk, the station has a bit of everything from the gentle grandeur of the upper level with the St. Pancras hotel to the tiled rounded arches of the underground to the near-hardcore cyberpunk of platforms A and B. Mainline platforms situated almost underground, the southbound line from platform A offers quite the dystopian view of the underneath of London. Barely any sky is visible until the line suddenly emerges onto a Thames bridge, and even then it proceeds into an all-girders structure.
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« Reply #72 on: September 27, 2011, 03:43:00 pm »

I reckon it's got to be the Rankine Power Station at Niagara falls.
25 cycle AC, and it had a useful life of a hundred years before being decommisioned

http://192.197.62.35/staff/mcsele/Rankine.html
http://pridian.net/blog/archives/96
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« Reply #73 on: September 27, 2011, 10:32:46 pm »

Myself when in London I never miss a pilgrimage to see the wonderful differential analyser in the Science Museum (or whatever they call it now):



This picture does not give an idea of the scale and intricacy of this wonderful machine. However, the only vintage operational machine is the prototype for the big machine that ended up at MOTAT in New Zealand. That one actually runs, continually solving the differential equation d^2(x) = -x, where d is a derivative wrt time, and plotting x against d(x), producing a perfect circle.

It still takes me to the fair that a collection of simple mechanical elements can solve any differential equation up to order 6, if you have had a technical education you will know differential equations as demons that drove you mad in university.

Almost forgot, one of the first jobs for the analyser was computing train timetables! No that's steampunk!
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« Reply #74 on: September 28, 2011, 02:23:08 pm »

I haven't been there jet, but I've been told that the "Efteling" (a themepark in the Netherlands) have a steampunk dragon.
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