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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #75 on: September 28, 2011, 03:48:48 pm »
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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #76 on: November 29, 2011, 07:33:31 pm »
One of the many reasons for Forming The Dark Design was the rich Victorian Heritage of our Beautiful Home City Brighton.

We are somewhat spoiled by the numerous steamy locations in the city... There are too many to mention but you've all see tne pictures of Volk's Daddy long legs seatrain at the Start of the thread...

That and his son's sunbsequent Sea plane airport and the famous Chain Pier are all gone now...

but there are a few others which still linger...

One of the most striking which is still with us (although for how ling who can say) is Brighton;s West Pier... to me it saya a lot about the idea of Steampunk... It's beautiful and mposing even though it is derelict and some how it still looks majestic... And this is how it still looks today...  





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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #77 on: December 30, 2011, 11:53:14 pm »
I wonder; was the "Daddy-Long-Legs" the only..... can't really call it a train..... tram?... railcar?.... let's just say "vehicle designed to travel on rails", to have lifeboats and liferings as part of its regulation equipment?

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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #78 on: January 02, 2012, 09:40:38 am »
There is a train/locks vehicle thing in Trent Severn, Ontario.

Chronologically not "Steampunk, as it is made in the early 19 hundreds. It doesn't have lifeboats but it does have got a few liferings.
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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #79 on: January 27, 2012, 01:10:39 am »
If permanently moored ships count, HMS Warrior is an otherwise classic sailing ship, but for her iron hull, steam engines and rifled breachloaders.

If clocks are allowed, then the Chronophage is purest steampunk/clockpunk triumph. Sometimes it runs fast, sometimes slow. Every 15 minutes is accurate. Every now and then the insect swallows. Sometimes it blinks, sometimes twice.

The only electrical input is the backlight and the winding motor. The rest is clockwork. The insect is part of the mechanism.

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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #80 on: March 07, 2012, 11:50:16 pm »
My personal favorite, a little hidden gem in downtown Stockholm. The name of this building slips my mind at the moment, but it's a large building on Kungsträdgården (street) on the mainland, across the bridge from Gamla Stan. It's kind of hidden due to the heavy foot traffic, as it is surrounded by tourist shops.

But look closely at the details...


Steampunk academy?!  :D

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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #81 on: November 12, 2012, 03:47:52 am »
Looking closely as suggested - errmm is that a belly button I see?
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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #82 on: November 12, 2012, 07:29:43 am »
Revived by a spambot!  ;D

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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #83 on: November 12, 2012, 04:21:25 pm »
I don't know if this is steampunk or not as I'm quite confused these days... Anyway, it is a futuristic solution to a Victorian problem that is here today...



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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #84 on: November 12, 2012, 05:45:24 pm »
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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #85 on: November 13, 2012, 07:40:52 am »
I don't know if this is steampunk or not as I'm quite confused these days... Anyway, it is a futuristic solution to a Victorian problem that is here today...



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That looks like an amusement park ride! The gray concrete doesn't look Steampunk to me, but the shape does. Can someone paint it brass for me?  ;)

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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #86 on: April 15, 2013, 06:54:58 pm »
I agree, brass and timber please!

and is that a huge cog I see sticking out of the second turret? :) (is turret the correct word?)
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Re: Most steampunk landmark
« Reply #87 on: May 08, 2013, 09:10:13 pm »
Perhaps a little bit more Dieselpunk than Steampunk, but definitely a nice place to visit:
Landschaftspark Duisburg, Germany.





At night it's illuminated in lots of colours: