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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #175 on: January 03, 2016, 03:07:43 am »
Those colonial stations are mirrored from our country halts.





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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #176 on: January 03, 2016, 03:59:59 am »


 yes our colonial stations were a copy of the  proud edifices in the old country .  Sadly many were made out of wood  , roading  took over while train travel dwindled and many of our  fine  structures went to ruin.

Along side the tracks the Railways company built  houses for its workers . These houses were named " Railways Houses"  and developed an undesirable reputation as slum housing.  They were allowed to go  fallow and were often abandoned.

 In recent years they have become sought after  as removable homes and  real estate , as often happens.  Near here  a set of houses were  readied for sale by the local authority.  It was discovered that some time in the last few decades that  one was missing  and must have  been stolen.


http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/culture/we-call-it-home/outside-the-mainstream
http://www.renovate.org.nz/bungalow/other-1920s-building-styles/railways-cottage/



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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #177 on: January 03, 2016, 05:58:37 am »
They look gorgeous - strange how styles and buildings go into and out of fashion.

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #178 on: January 03, 2016, 06:44:22 am »
They look gorgeous - strange how styles and buildings go into and out of fashion.

 There is so much we take for granted  as cute and quaint  that an older generation  cringe at  and  have memories or feelings of dismal  drabness

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #179 on: January 03, 2016, 09:38:00 am »
This installation was built to a standard Victorian pattern, and once housed the North Queensland Military Museum, I don't know what they are going to do with the space now.
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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #180 on: January 03, 2016, 10:13:23 am »
This installation was built to a standard Victorian pattern, and once housed the North Queensland Military Museum, I don't know what they are going to do with the space now.
http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/On-the-roof-of-the-Magazine-446750188
http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/steps-to-the-magazine-446750885
http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Defying-the-Storm-2-446749991



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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #181 on: January 03, 2016, 04:22:39 pm »


Steamy? perhaps earlier than steamy, perhaps medieval-y. Norwich Castle.

Now a local fort, Roman to be exact.



A contrast between the mechanical and the ancient and warlike... an old fort.

Not steamy at all - but a good castle, local to me. I am sure we could make it steamy given a contraption here and there upon the walls.



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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #182 on: January 03, 2016, 05:44:13 pm »


Castles have a steampunk flavour all their own

What would a mad scientist be with out his castle

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #183 on: January 04, 2016, 01:26:07 am »
Those last three places are all local to me and I can visit them whenever I want... lucky chap me.

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« Reply #184 on: January 04, 2016, 01:45:17 am »
Those last three places are all local to me and I can visit them whenever I want... lucky chap me.

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #186 on: January 06, 2016, 09:44:37 pm »
Not steam era, but...


Photo from D.L. Hudson's department store in Detroit; date unknown, but certainly prior to the mass-merchandised packaged toy stores of today. Does anyplace have archways or display cases like this any more?

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #187 on: January 07, 2016, 05:07:59 am »
Harrod's Food Hall, properly steamy





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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #188 on: January 07, 2016, 05:13:41 am »
Harrod's Clothing Department:

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #189 on: January 09, 2016, 02:18:19 pm »
I want to go back to those times and just look at everything!
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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #190 on: January 10, 2016, 03:04:00 pm »
Those are how Harrod's looks now, you can go and look whenever you want. Just buy a ticket to the UK.

All the images I have posted are how the places look today.

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #191 on: January 10, 2016, 03:34:36 pm »
Those are how Harrod's looks now, you can go and look whenever you want. Just buy a ticket to the UK.

All the images I have posted are how the places look today.


 That glory of older buildings insitu amoungst us , is something those of us in the colonies  have no chance to appreciate.  Most buildings are less than 100 yrs  old and made of wood, including those built by native peoples  and colonists in these countries.   They don't stand up to the elements over time.  The old  is quickly knocked down for the new.

 In Europe and the larger sub continents of Africa, India and  the Middle East , there are buildings that have stood longer than there has been people in New Zealand [about 700 yr ]

 

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #192 on: January 10, 2016, 11:33:26 pm »
My local church is older than that, dates from 1100 approx. One of my local pubs has had people drinking in it regularly since before 1066. See earlier photos in this thread of the "Royal Standard of England" in Forty Green - I just carry on the tradition by drinking there.

New Zealand is only the other side of the world, you can always get a ticket to ride and come and tour the old world. Sounds as if you'd enjoy yourself.

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #193 on: January 11, 2016, 02:02:09 am »
My local church is older than that, dates from 1100 approx. One of my local pubs has had people drinking in it regularly since before 1066. See earlier photos in this thread of the "Royal Standard of England" in Forty Green - I just carry on the tradition by drinking there.

New Zealand is only the other side of the world, you can always get a ticket to ride and come and tour the old world. Sounds as if you'd enjoy yourself.

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #194 on: January 19, 2016, 07:52:47 am »
One more, from inside the Workshops Museum:
http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Bondwood-hut-585374130

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #195 on: January 19, 2016, 01:56:52 pm »


These platelayers huts were/are all over Britain by the sides of railway lines.

We used to use one by the mainline at Henley-on-Thames for late night drinking after the pubs had shut early (so we could win the 1st world war - this was the early 80s).

We'd light a fire in the grate and close the door and have a smoky sing song with cider and good proper beer and play games until the early morn, listening to the trains pass and the dawn chorus arriving.
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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #197 on: January 23, 2016, 02:54:14 pm »
Have a look at this chaps whole gallery for steamy, steampunk buildings:

http://kippa2001.deviantart.com/

Start from the beginning and work to the end.

His gallery IS THIS THREAD.


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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #198 on: January 23, 2016, 03:21:47 pm »
Start from the beginning and work to the end.

I tried, but the over-use of HDR coupled with distorted perspective put me right off. He has probably snapped some wonderful buildings....
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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #199 on: January 23, 2016, 11:28:20 pm »
The distorted perspective is the result of a fish-eye lens that allows you to capture much more of the scene than would normally be the case. As a result the images are much more encompassing and a lot more dramatic. Raising the contrast merely increases the drama.

The point here is less about the images but the story they tell. They dramatically capture the buildings and present them in a steamy, surreal slightly steampunk fashion.
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