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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #75 on: July 13, 2012, 03:51:10 am »
I know I’m late to the party but my vote goes to the Petersham Hotel. Replace the weathervane with some manner of evil lightning rod, find yourself an Igor and you’re in business. There’s a great picture here. http://www.foodepedia.co.uk/articles/2011/dec/petersham_christmas_menu.htm I’ve also been enamored with Battersea Power Station for quite awhile. Development plans have come and gone but alas, my dark little heart gets broken every time. Currently Chelsea Football Club is threatening to trash the place. I honestly hope they don’t manage it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Battersea_Powerstation_-_Across_Thames_-_London_-_020504.jpg

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« Reply #77 on: July 19, 2012, 07:23:51 pm »
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« Reply #78 on: July 19, 2012, 08:09:09 pm »


5. The Littlefield House outside of the Univ. of Texas at Austin (© 2007 (CC) Larry D. Moore)



Oh that place is fantastic. I've seen it before but not in such a  great picture..
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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #79 on: July 20, 2012, 05:03:37 am »


5. The Littlefield House outside of the Univ. of Texas at Austin (© 2007 (CC) Larry D. Moore)



Oh that place is fantastic. I've seen it before but not in such a  great picture..

Yes, I've used that picture several times (desktop background for my steamed laptop).  The building has passed through several hands including a sorority, fraternity and now it's used as an office  :-\  Although I believe the place is well maintained by the university.  Note the red hand-carved limestone blocks mixed with fired brick (a type of coral-limestone which is almost extinct now in favour of yellow limestone in Texas -a consequence of marine transgressive-regressive cycles during the Phanerozoic, Cenozoic and Paleozoic eras).

Lieutenant George Washington Littlefield was an important financial contributor when the university was founded in 1883, and being a former Confederate soldier he had a reputation for being eccentric.

Legend has it that he made his servants illuminate the garden at night from the second balcony for fears of a new Yankee invasion  ::) He instituted the rule that all main entrances to college buildings and statues should face the south!!!  The rule was rescinded later in the 20th. C. but as a result we have a lot of South-facing entrances at the university!!


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Re: Steamy Steampunk Buildings
« Reply #80 on: July 20, 2012, 07:41:00 am »
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« Reply #82 on: July 24, 2012, 07:49:51 pm »
I really love the sense of drama and occassion the Victorians and Edwardians managed to design into the spaces inside their buildings; their use of double height spaces, wide arch spans, rich materials, elaborate carvings harking back to an earlier age.... something that today tends to be costed out by jobsworth accountants at the 'sketch' stage of the design. 
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« Reply #83 on: July 27, 2012, 03:48:42 am »
Here is Sydney there are plenty of great old buildings but one of my favourite locations is the Glebe Tram Sheds.

It's where old trolleys went to die after motoring lobby groups brought an end to the light rail network.  It's a popular haunt for the homeless and the artistic.



It's a great fusion of old and new and is a favourite location of edgy photographers...


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« Reply #84 on: July 27, 2012, 04:02:44 am »
Another great location is the White Bay Power Station overlooking Sydney harbour.



It was used extensively in Baz Lurhman's recent Great Gatsby shoot and looks great inside!



I really want to shoot a short film in there one day!

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« Reply #85 on: July 27, 2012, 04:25:05 am »
And while I'm on a roll....

The old Galdesville Pychiatric Hospital down the street from me boasts some fantastic old Victorian ruins amid still functioning sandstone buildings.

The old garden folly is beautifully overgrown these days.  It looks like a ruined church and boasts a small arched stone door cut into the rock wall at the rear... I'll get some pix of my own down there one day soon.



There's also an old ruined stair in the bush that leads to nowhere... This is the only pic I could find but it's beautiful and very spooky!


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A few more, and like I said at the beginning all rights go to the people behind these photos.  I have not taken any of them,  They have just been reposted from interesting websites I have found.

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« Reply #91 on: July 27, 2012, 12:56:45 pm »
the covered slip #3 at Chatham Dockyard has always done nice things to me - Awesome space!


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« Reply #92 on: July 28, 2012, 07:05:35 am »
Boggo Road Gaol Museum:







The development of the complex from Victorian times to the closure on the completion of the new prison is painfully obvious. You can see newer parts just stuck on.
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« Reply #96 on: August 17, 2012, 08:50:23 am »
I have decided since I have exhausted efforts in buildings, to begin adding features and objects I would find in a steampunk city.  I invite anyone to add anything they please, as long as it is appropriate.

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« Reply #97 on: August 18, 2012, 11:28:36 am »
These should be included in the collection I think:
1. The "Cathedral" from one of the most steampunk movies made the 1995: "The city of the lost children" by Jeunet & Caro (if you have not got  the dvd  already go and get it). In 2005 this piece of the set apparently still stood on the backlot of the Pathé Joinville Studios in France:


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« Reply #98 on: August 19, 2012, 03:56:15 am »
Hmm… D'you suppose that Cathedral set could be disassembled and moved? ;)
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« Reply #99 on: August 23, 2012, 10:01:02 pm »
That is one odd-looking oriel window.... I do like it though *steals idea for own portfolio*



As an architect of -- what would you call your style? -- you might enjoy James Gurney's website.  He illustrated 'Dinotopia,' which has the amazing Waterfall City in it, and he travels the world sketching arches and unique corners of buildings.  He reports that there are plaster models of many such features in museums around the world which have outlived the structures themselves. He incorporates these ideas in his paintings.  A really appealing style called Imaginative Realism which looks a lot like your drawings of concepts.

Dinotopia 'First Flight' includes a lot of machinery that looks like ultimate Steampunk to me.
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