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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2012, 02:17:18 pm »
Thank you, I did not expect such a quick response,  Here are a few pictures from my home city of Melbourne,










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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2012, 02:18:36 pm »
Ooops Forgot to ask what you think :)

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2012, 02:27:38 pm »
And if you think that's a bit plain.  This might cheer you up.

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2012, 04:11:25 pm »
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I particularly like that image.  Maybe it's how the light streams down from the ceiling, maybe it's because it shews the enfilade to good effect; whichever it is it just illustrates the nature of the internal space a lot better than the first-floor image above it. 
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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2012, 04:34:27 pm »
For me, one candidate has got to be Bazalgette's pumping house, east London. See: http://www.crossness.org.uk/

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2012, 10:15:40 pm »
I like Finnish version of jugendstil and art nouveau architecture. It was built to last and they used a lot of stones, thick walls and other castle like details etc. There was a lot of great looking buildings in the old days, but the general style turns more simpler after the WW2 and now they construct mostly some boring looking concrete & glass boxes.  :P

There you find great pictures from older times, before they modernise all the bigger cities in here and demolished half of the good old stuff.. http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1043953

Probably most well known finnish jugendstil building in nowadays is Helsinki central railway station:
http://www.toinenlinja.fi/fi/00282
http://www.hydrodry.fi/sites/hydrodry.fi/files/Kuva_rautatieasema.jpg

This old hotel near my home town is also quite delightful, because of that huge round tower. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Imatran_Valtionhotelli

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #31 on: May 05, 2012, 11:42:49 pm »
Just realised, if you look up steampunk buildings on google, it will come up with Brassgoggles, and if you look at the link below, it is this thread!

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #32 on: May 08, 2012, 11:08:34 am »
Some more to add to the ranks











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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2012, 11:15:00 am »
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« Reply #34 on: May 08, 2012, 11:49:43 am »
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In any case, It's hardly Addams style.

The railings aren't sharp enough.

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #35 on: May 08, 2012, 11:51:51 am »
I see no images, Mr. Croft.

I nominate the post-Napoleonic Palmerston Sea Forts in the Solent off Portsmouth, England (Spitbank, St. Helens, Horse Sand & No Man's Land), as well as Guy Mansell's WWII Army Forts in the Thames (Nore, Red Sands & Shivering Sands) and Mersey (which probably also had names.) Maunsell's Thames Navy Forts (Rough Sands, Sunk Head, Tongue Sands & Knock John) might also qualify.
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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #36 on: May 08, 2012, 12:55:12 pm »
What!  Sorry Von Corax, the images were working before but must of stopped between me putting them and you viewing them

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #37 on: May 08, 2012, 01:03:31 pm »
here i go again















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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #38 on: May 08, 2012, 01:05:59 pm »
And this.  Hope they all work,

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #39 on: May 08, 2012, 01:21:21 pm »
Here are a few from one of my favourites







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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2012, 02:55:18 pm »
Barton Arcade (Manchester)*

*Not the best selection of photos :(

Cardiff has a number of "proper" Arcades (can't seem to find any decent photos either)
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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #41 on: May 08, 2012, 07:41:53 pm »
I see no images, Mr. Croft.

I nominate the post-Napoleonic Palmerston Sea Forts in the Solent off Portsmouth, England (Spitbank, St. Helens, Horse Sand & No Man's Land), as well as Guy Mansell's WWII Army Forts in the Thames (Nore, Red Sands & Shivering Sands) and Mersey (which probably also had names.) Maunsell's Thames Navy Forts (Rough Sands, Sunk Head, Tongue Sands & Knock John) might also qualify.



I sail past them on a fairly regular basis - up close they're stunning, very evocative of the tripods out of the war of the worlds.
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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #42 on: May 08, 2012, 09:09:33 pm »
What!  Sorry Von Corax, the images were working before but must of stopped between me putting them and you viewing them

It seems to be just the walkingmelbourne.com images that aren't showing inline for me, although I can paste the URLs into a new window and open them individually. Is anyone else having this problem?
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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #43 on: May 09, 2012, 12:03:16 pm »
Von Corax, are any of the pictures I put up good, or are they the wrong type of thing?  Just wondering if I need to fuel the boiler and start pumping pure steam into the chamber.

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #44 on: May 09, 2012, 03:45:01 pm »
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very evocative of the tripods out of the war of the worlds.


Except the sea forts have four legs and therefore won't fall over if they tried to walk... ;D


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« Reply #45 on: May 09, 2012, 04:17:50 pm »
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very evocative of the tripods out of the war of the worlds.


Except the sea forts have four legs and therefore won't fall over if they tried to walk... ;D



Um...err...ok Ive worked it out... ;D They're mutated Tripods. (I think we got away with that explanation)

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #46 on: May 10, 2012, 06:04:13 am »
Von Corax, are any of the pictures I put up good, or are they the wrong type of thing?  Just wondering if I need to fuel the boiler and start pumping pure steam into the chamber.

As far as I can tell, all the images are good. It's only the ones hosted at walkingmelbourne.com that don't show up for me, so it's possible that they don't allow their images to be cross-linked or something.

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #47 on: May 10, 2012, 06:05:38 am »
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very evocative of the tripods out of the war of the worlds.


Except the sea forts have four legs and therefore won't fall over if they tried to walk... ;D



Um...err...ok Ive worked it out... ;D They're mutated Tripods. (I think we got away with that explanation)

Actually the four-legged tripods are from Venus. Or possibly Phmebe.

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #48 on: May 10, 2012, 06:39:42 am »
A few more, needs more dark wood










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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #49 on: May 10, 2012, 08:04:26 am »
It's definitely a problem with Walking Melbourne. That's the only one of the above photos that didn't show up immediately for me.