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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #250 on: October 19, 2016, 10:57:59 am »
Strange how "at home" I feel when I see buildings like these:



Feels like a bit of Britain on the other side of the planet.
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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #252 on: December 16, 2016, 01:44:25 pm »
http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Ol-Skool-549914847
Former West End State Primary School.


Lion Brewery, opened opposite Flinders Street railway shops, late 19th century. Used to warehouse automotive components during the war years, has been a nightclub named the Playpen and Bombay Rock, then an event hall called the Venue, and now home to Strand Fitness, who have had those side doors opened up.

Wesley Uniting Church, Fremantle, WA.

And the nearby Basilica of St. Peter.


The Roundhouse, Fremantle's first prison.



Fremantle, WA.

Old P3 huts, former Jezzine Barracks, now a public space home to art classes, galleries and a shop; a re-enactment group and the Museum of Performing Arts.

Autoclave shed, in which immigrants clothing and possessions were pressure-cooked to cleanse them of pathogens. I have been back a few times now but the museum that was in there is never open any more, and I cannot find out why.

Mansfield Hotel, Flinders Street.

Sovereign Hotel, Flinders Street.

Buildings next to the Great Northern; the Umbrella Studio has a vault...
http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Victoria-Barracks-580874423?q=thoughtengine%2F57244562&qo=111
http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Victoria-Barracks-military-Museum-580874873?q=thoughtengine%2F57244562&qo=110
http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Church-on-Castling-Street-580875999?q=thoughtengine%2F57244562&qo=109
http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Antique-Church-580893743?q=thoughtengine%2F57244562&qo=104
http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Church-580876629?q=thoughtengine%2F57244562&qo=108
http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Wesley-Kangaroo-Point-Uniting-Church-580877179?q=thoughtengine%2F57244562&qo=107
http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Building-in-Brisbane-580895165?q=thoughtengine%2F57244562&qo=102
http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Cathedral-of-St-Stephen-580895728?q=thoughtengine%2F57244562&qo=101
http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Cathedral-of-St-Stephen-580896333?q=thoughtengine%2F57244562&qo=100
http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Cathedral-of-St-Stephen-580897000?q=thoughtengine%2F57244562&qo=99
http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Cathedral-of-St-Stephen-580897489?q=thoughtengine%2F57244562&qo=98
http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Former-naval-stores-580878131?q=thoughtengine%2F57244562&qo=105
http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Former-Naval-Store-Slipway-580877605?q=thoughtengine%2F57244562&qo=106

Some buildings around Brisbane, QLD.

St Mary's, West End, Townsville.
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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #253 on: December 20, 2016, 04:38:15 pm »


Thanks for  the images  Chironex. The one thing that disappoints me about  classic heritage buildings in Australia   is ... that New Zealand  could have  had  building  as interesting  and   not demolished do many ,  if only boundaries  of imagination and artistry   had been pushed a bit further.

 Our recent earth quakes  are causing another round of marking buildings for closure and demolition . Off shore investors are  the main  instigators of destruction though. 

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #254 on: December 20, 2016, 08:38:17 pm »
There used to be a beautiful bluestone cold store in Wagga Wagga, Heritage listed and theoretically protected, until the owners went in one long weekend with a bulldozer and wrecked it. They chose a long weekend, of course, because NSW heritage, like most other business and govt departments, were closed for the holiday. By the time Tuesday came around the place was so badly damaged the owners, who had deliberately caused the damage in the first place, were served a demolition order by the council, who were very angry about the whole deal.

They built a car yard on the site.

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #255 on: January 07, 2017, 11:23:37 pm »
In the UK they would have been forced to rebuild it.

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #256 on: January 07, 2017, 11:39:37 pm »
As they would now in NSW. But this was thirty+ years ago, and the legislation had milk teeth, unlike the adult fangs it has now. There are moves afoot in several states to extract many of these fangs so developers can do more-or-less what they want to do, just like the bad old days. No guesses for which side of the great legislative divide the dental work is being driven.

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #257 on: January 08, 2017, 03:27:22 pm »
Ah, I see, same happened here with some art deco buildings, namely the firestone factory in 1980.



Things have tightened up here now.

Here is a story of an old pub demolished and to be rebuilt.

Before



After



Here is the news piece - it will be rebuilt!

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/fight-begins-to-make-developer-rebuild-carlton-tavern-pub-brick-by-brick-a3250221.html
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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #258 on: January 08, 2017, 06:53:03 pm »
Those Australian buildings Chironex posted, the churches look very familar to a Brit. indeed, you can see many churches like that in almost every British town.

This link shows a good selection of British Victorian churches:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=victorian+churches&client=firefox-b-ab&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjMkLL-mrPRAhWMOiYKHeRRC_gQ_AUICCgB&biw=1169&bih=596

Those Victorian streetscapes in Freemantle are quite distinct and unique though, a particularly 'heavy' Australian version of Victorian architecture that tends, over this sign of the pond, to be be slightly 'lighter', possibly more refined. No disparagement nor slur intended. They are quaint and make me want to visit.

Something similar, commercial architecture of the same period in Bristol:



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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #259 on: January 08, 2017, 10:42:41 pm »


 Perusing the commercial real estate recently I came upon these  potential  Steampunk  establishments -  Whanganui is engaged in rivalry with Oamaru  as New Zealand's  Steampunk capital

A building of Distinction
http://www.primecommercial.co.nz/2976959

Huge Central City Icon
http://www.primecommercial.co.nz/2129947

Central City Development Potential
http://www.primecommercial.co.nz/2636404


Wanganui Investment With Great Returns
http://www.primecommercial.co.nz/2517696

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #260 on: January 09, 2017, 10:50:00 am »

A good link for images of Covent Garden Apple and Vegetable Markets





http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo/apple-market-covent-garden.html

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #261 on: January 09, 2017, 07:48:25 pm »


Bert,  the beams and other metal work in there is fascinating . I have  seen photos of Covent Garden markets and  not known  where they were taken

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #262 on: January 10, 2017, 05:32:15 pm »
There were several halls, each selling different fruits/vegetables. Each built at a different time and each to a unique style.
I'll try and drop some more photos.

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #264 on: January 11, 2017, 07:21:14 pm »
This thread has a few:

http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,48628.0.html

They are buildings a in the far south of New Zealand.   They do have magnificent stone buildings down that way.  Including the Worlds Steampunk HQ.   I have not been there, though even non steampunk tell me it is  well worth the visit.

 New Zealand  was   formed in the Gothic Revival period  andcsteam era and is  arguably  a steampunk nation.

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #265 on: January 13, 2017, 09:46:37 am »
Those Australian buildings Chironex posted, the churches look very familar to a Brit. indeed, you can see many churches like that in almost every British town.


I believe Pugin may have designed some of those churches.

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #266 on: January 14, 2017, 02:22:13 pm »
Annie, you'll love Smithfield Market:












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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #267 on: January 14, 2017, 02:45:39 pm »
Not strictly steam but gorgeous at Christmas:



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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #269 on: January 15, 2017, 03:27:09 am »
Not strictly steam but gorgeous at Christmas:



right click on the image and view...


It's amazing what a little lighting can do at night on some of these buildings...

Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico City.





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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #270 on: January 15, 2017, 03:47:43 am »
St Stephens Chapel, definitely.

Last time I went by this place it was nothing so useful as you see here - it was a party supplies store. Castling Street, Brisbane.

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« Reply #271 on: January 16, 2017, 07:30:30 am »
Annie, you'll love Smithfield Market:













 

That is a grand edifice . The craftsmanship is is magnificent

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #272 on: January 28, 2017, 04:48:05 pm »
Cromer Pier - steaming out to sea!