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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #325 on: July 31, 2017, 03:10:08 pm »
I like watching George Clarke and "Restoration Man" - amongst other things they have restored a pumping station, a water tower, and a railway water tower, too!
Tonight's episode (repeat) was the mock Tudor gate house - beautiful job on that!

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #326 on: July 31, 2017, 03:17:35 pm »
Quebec's Chateau Frontenac:


Built in 1893 as a tourist hotel. They used to have a setup where working class girls would go to work for the hotel, live on the premises, and stay there for the rest of their lives.

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« Reply #327 on: July 31, 2017, 04:26:58 pm »
Some surprisingly lovely buildings in Quebec, I am pleasantly surprised. That final big hotel is a monstrosity though. Overdone in scale and a bit mental but it definitely fits the genre. If you can imagine it built just a few years later as a big square block then the extra detail justifies itself. It is definitely a marvel and somewhere I'd visit if I ever found myself in Quebec. Those Victorians knew how to build - if not necessarily always in style.

The Gothic style of architecture really took off in Canada, as part of the Empire it seemed to really latch onto the single architectural form that summed up Imperial and Victorian Britain, vertical gothic, then definitely applying their own slant to the genre, adding size and a European flavour (that roof!), toning down the ecclesiastical tone perhaps?

Some lovely pics there chaps/chapesses.

P.S. Chironex. There are more Irish pubs around the rest of the world than there are in Ireland, who's to say which is real these days? I've been in Irish pubs in Brussels that felt just as authentic as some pubs in downtown Dublin.
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« Reply #328 on: August 01, 2017, 12:50:05 pm »
Well, the only one I've tried is the one in Geelong, but that one at least didn't look obviously like an Australian pub, which Molly Malones does (originally, Tattersall's). The one across the street to the left of the images is Flynn's, even less convincing because it looks like the Bank of New South Wales (which it was).
Then again, spare a thought for the one in the mall in Brisbane, which looks like an open-air cafe in the style of the modern box-with-awkwardly-stuck-on-scraps-of-sheet style (down the other end there was an "English" pub much the same).



Stanton House. You can see where it has been added to.
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« Reply #329 on: August 01, 2017, 11:16:56 pm »
Lilac Court, Wickham Street.

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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #331 on: August 08, 2017, 04:29:33 pm »
Bridges - now there's good material.

Clifton Suspension bridge





More bridges please
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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #332 on: August 08, 2017, 08:01:59 pm »


Britannia Bridge, Anglesey (Robert Stephenson 1850).  Sadly some young hoodlums burnt it down in 1970, which then gave the State an excuse to rebuild it as an arch bridge with a motorway over the top.
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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #333 on: August 09, 2017, 08:22:57 am »


Britannia Bridge, Anglesey (Robert Stephenson 1850).  Sadly some young hoodlums burnt it down in 1970, which then gave the State an excuse to rebuild it as an arch bridge with a motorway over the top.

It still looks quite good...



and in addition you still have:



or



Still spoilt for choice on Anglesey.
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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #334 on: August 09, 2017, 08:41:40 am »


Isdambard Kingdom Brunel's bridge over the Tamar.







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« Reply #335 on: August 09, 2017, 11:41:34 pm »
I do love bridges - Hammersmith Bridge





and Albert Bridge



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« Reply #336 on: August 09, 2017, 11:52:39 pm »
Southwark Bridge (pronounced suthack bridge)

Not particularly attractive but at some angles it is definitely steamy


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« Reply #337 on: August 09, 2017, 11:58:05 pm »
Blackfriars Road Bridge



The Blackfriars Rail bridge and the 'missing' bridge piers.




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« Reply #338 on: August 10, 2017, 12:04:31 am »
Lambeth Bridge - not particularly attractive but at night it can be glorious


Paris is a city that would do well with bridges here.

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« Reply #339 on: August 10, 2017, 12:06:00 am »
Westminster Bridge - say no more...


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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #340 on: August 10, 2017, 02:43:44 am »
No photo, alas, but Halfpenny Bridge in Dublin.

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« Reply #341 on: August 10, 2017, 11:31:19 am »
There you go... and it isn't the halfpenny bridge, it's the h'apenny bridge, pronounced "hApeny" all in one go. The "A" sounds capitalised.



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« Reply #342 on: August 10, 2017, 01:05:29 pm »
Then of course there is London Bridge, nothing special about it, not very pretty, quite a plain Victorian bridge, not even in London but in the desert in Arizona...



I think it looks better in its original location:



I wish the Americans had made more of an effort:


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« Reply #343 on: August 10, 2017, 03:26:11 pm »
Vauxhall Bridge - the setting is just a bit sh 1 t these days but the bridge retains some grandeur that raises it above the cad/cam inanities that surround it these days.





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« Reply #344 on: August 10, 2017, 03:27:47 pm »
Kew Bridge





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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #345 on: August 10, 2017, 04:13:31 pm »
Giants basin viaducts and bridges, Castlefield, Manchester, doesn't get much more steamy









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« Reply #346 on: August 10, 2017, 06:48:57 pm »


Tubular bridge at Chepstow (Isambard Kingdom Brunel, 1852).  The prototype for his more famous Saltash Bridge (see yereverluvinunclealbert's post above).  Sadly demolished in the 1960s. 

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« Reply #347 on: August 10, 2017, 06:52:40 pm »


Keadby Bridge, also known as the King George V Bridge, Lincolnshire (Great Central Railway, 1915).  One span of the bridge (formerly) lifts; the bridge it replaced was also curious, being a swing bridge.

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« Reply #348 on: August 10, 2017, 08:53:03 pm »
Forth Rail Bridge - remember that amazing structure dates from 1882.



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« Reply #349 on: August 10, 2017, 09:28:59 pm »
Ouseburn Viaduct