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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #100 on: August 26, 2012, 02:01:47 pm »
Hi Von Corax,
Exactly what I was thinking. I checked on Google Earth, but the "Cathedral" was not visible anywhere on the studio complex. As apartment buildings are visible in the background it must have stood on the south side.Search for  Rue Hugede Joinville in "Maps" and you can see for yourself. :'(

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #101 on: August 27, 2012, 04:18:34 am »
This structure hails from the Midwestern USA, Indianapolis, Indiana to be precise, Indianapolis Union Station a former train terminal.

The property was revived in the mid-1980s as a retail shopping arcade but failed with in a decade, it's now home to the offices of the Mexican Embassy.

During it's brief stint as a retail arcade I worked there as a member of the security-safety department, one of our duties was patrolling the labyrinth of steam tunnels and coal-car/freight wagon tunnels far below street level.     Talk about serious adventuring and getting paid for such.





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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #102 on: August 27, 2012, 08:41:08 am »
Found this pic this morning. It's not a modern picture, and I'm not quite sure if it qualifies as a building (though it was definitely built) but I'm posting it anyway.

London Underground, 1890's



I'm guessing it's changed a bit since.
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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #103 on: August 27, 2012, 09:39:35 am »
OK, First of all of the features I am going to add are the Trams, very good ways to get around the City centre





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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #104 on: April 07, 2013, 07:46:12 am »
Reviving my lost thread, not posted in for 120 days aye?  Forum you shall not beat me.

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #107 on: April 15, 2013, 12:40:48 am »
That underground picture posted by Aleister Crow is very recognisable - not a lot has really changed.

Have a look at this recent photo from the London Underground, taken in 2013

could be 1899 if it wasn't for the security cameras

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #108 on: April 15, 2013, 12:42:30 am »
and this:

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #109 on: April 15, 2013, 12:50:10 am »
re: Aleisiter Crow's B&W underground image - this shows that it is basically the same, new adverts perhaps and a concrete platform.



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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #110 on: April 15, 2013, 12:57:49 am »
I'm not sure if you can get a more steampunk-looking building than Cardiff castle, remodelled extensively by the Victorians inside and out.



but Cragside is truly steampunk, being beautiful and having all the electricity in the building generated by water-driven turbines back in 1870...



read on McDuff: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cragside

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #111 on: April 15, 2013, 01:03:59 am »
I woo'd my girlfriend, now my wife, when she lived in the turret of this building, the gatehouse of Friar Park, Henley-on-Thames, the main house of which was the home of George Harrison, Beatle.

I've climbed up the drainpipe of that turret many times in the distant past to get my evil way... mwaahhhaaahhhah.

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #112 on: April 15, 2013, 01:13:53 am »
and here is the main house where George lived...
http://meetthebeatlesforreal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/a-different-view-of-friar-park.html



I couldn't find a good photo of the main house so a model will have to do. The house has an artificial underground lake and carvings of Monks heads either side of the doors. The house also has a scale model of the matterhorn, not a 1/76th scale model as this one but a very small man-made mountain that you can climb... 30-40 feet high.
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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #113 on: April 22, 2013, 02:41:28 am »
For your consideration, allow me to submit the Bishop's Palace (originally known as Gresham's Castle) built between 1887 to 1893 in Galveston, Texas. It is one of the few buildings to have survived the Great Storm, a hurricane that essentially submerged the entire island one night in 1900.

http://www.galvestonhistory.org/1892_bishops_palace.asp

http://www.austinareaphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Bishops-Palace-Galveston-HDR.jpg
http://www.galvestonhistory.org/2007press/Bishops_Palace.jpg
http://texaslesstraveled.com/3263fce0.jpg

(Having less technical savvy than the rest of you, I was unsuccessful in copying the pictures here. I'm hoping the above work as a hyper-link. If not, please Google it; it is truly gorgeous.)

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #114 on: April 22, 2013, 09:04:18 am »
A bit of a misnomer calling it a 'palace' but a fine townhouse nevertheless.

Reposted the image here so that they show:




I wasn't originally sure if it was steampunk enough being mainly horror-gothic to my mind, but no, looking at the interior it definitely qualifies. English style lower windows (sensible), French roof and turrets (mad), American chimneys (insane), Romanesque details around the upper windows (yucky), strange-leaf capitals on the columns with a mock baronial portal, and a cast iron verandah. A weird mix of styles resulting in an almost French chateau without much Frenchness. Strange to say but I am glad I don't live in it.
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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #115 on: April 23, 2013, 01:57:52 am »
Ah, well, no one ever accused one of our robber barons (Mr. Gresham was a railroad tycoon, after all) of subtlety when constructing their homes...

On an entirely related note, however, I submit the following link which has come to my attention recently:

http://io9.com/grand-steampunk-homes-and-businesses-straight-from-the-476668111

While this may be off-topic (but only just a bit; as I understand it, we are discussing actual non-steampunk homes that meet the aesthetic regardless), I am encouraged that there are those who are extending the aesthetic into their homes. Do be sure to watch the included video.

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #116 on: April 23, 2013, 06:10:33 am »
GCCC, I tried to make the topic as open as possible, to get more out of it.  Really, all it is is buildings which may be considered steampunk, there is really no limits, go ahead and put anything you want down.

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #117 on: April 23, 2013, 06:41:35 am »
Why, thank you, good Sir! I shall (within reason, of course), take you up on your kind offer.

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #118 on: April 23, 2013, 11:48:23 am »
I love the term "Robber Baron", it seems to sum up the type of man very succinctly.

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #119 on: April 23, 2013, 04:34:21 pm »
Just out of curiosity, is there a term for that sort of fellow on your side of the pond? I'd love to hear it.

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #120 on: April 23, 2013, 05:24:48 pm »
Just out of curiosity, is there a term for that sort of fellow on your side of the pond? I'd love to hear it.

There is: "Rachmanism"

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #121 on: April 23, 2013, 11:04:02 pm »
Just liken people to Crassus, then that takes care of all quarters.

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #122 on: November 20, 2013, 08:54:29 pm »
I was reading one local newspaper today and noticed very nice looking jugendstil villa in property sale adverts. I just search it online and find quite nice pictures and more information from it.

http://kuluttaja.etuovi.com/kohde/9543478

Texts are only Finnish, but click that "Avaa kuvat uuteen ikkunaan (21 kpl)" link and you see more larger pictures.

It was build for some general Nils Weckman in 1897-1900 who give it to his wife for silver wedding anniversary gift, when finland was still only a Grand Duchy of Russian Empire. It was turned also to hotel after 1960. Just amazing wood cut art in those balconies and also the tiled fire places are real eye candy.

It's located only 80 kilometers from my own house, but i can see only dreams living in real jugendstil palace like that.. Price is almost four million euros.. ;D


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« Reply #123 on: November 20, 2013, 09:40:30 pm »
It is cheap at the price.  What a setting!  Find some partners and make it into a hotel again, so we can come and stay in it.  Thank you for showing this magnificent place.

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #124 on: November 23, 2013, 05:56:11 am »
 The best castle in the world ever. Picturesque from every angle .  It opens up the wild steampunk imaginings

 Castle Eltz

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