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Topic: Steampunk photography

A thread for photos that have nothing to do with the other topics in the forum, but that are still on topic smile

I'll start.
This is a picture of my friend Els, which was taken in a gadget store in Louvain.  Totally random at the discovery of the gear clocks smile

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3282/2605436398_99afccce30_m.jpg

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Hmmm, let's see if I've got something mildly steampunk-related in my photo archive...

http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/2415/1231003349resizedyi9.th.jpg
Steampunk in Austria! Actually just a painting in a restaurant atop a mountain, but still. (Dec 2008)

http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/6795/1214914610resizedaa3.th.jpg   http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/1953/1215720898resizedmp0.th.jpg
Ah, Paris... If ever there was a Capital of Steampunk, surely this town should be in the Top 3. Picture one's some iron tower I don't care much for, but in photograph number two, you see a fabulous British Lion that graces one of the bridges crossing the river Seine. (July 2008)

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I like lion statues, there were heaps of them in Venice, Italy smile

4 (edited by Hilde 2011-03-01 09:26)

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la fée verte

You need to scroll down a bit, because the first photo you get is the blog's author, it's the second photo I'm on about.

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and one more, because this one is so atmospheric

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Wow, that last one is really gorgeous. So moody, and I'm a sucker for the hoops.

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Requiem for a Dream

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I'd have to agree with you on Paris, Ottens. The uniform architecture of the city does give off a very steampunk vibe. Also, the bridges over the Seine are simply beautiful.

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And lets not forget the métro stop "Arts & Métiers" aka the steampunk station smile

Several others are quite nice too mind!

These are details from the sadly pretty derelict Bastille station, taken last October (2010)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4002/5080273043_c86d1a4d12.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/5080866744_818ebf4f1a.jpg

And lets not forget métro signs, this one was taken on the Champs.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/5080870746_a18d469ed7.jpg

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Personally, I've always loved the Metro stations near Montmartre, with their creepy, horror-movie esque fonts

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://farm1.static.flickr.com/195/456452923_bc997f5867.jpg%3Fv%3D0&imgrefurl=http://www.flickr.com/photos/coffeecup/456452923/&usg=__QYmAUS83PlRUzQQDOWcdCJjM9sU=&h=375&w=500&sz=127&hl=en&start=88&sig2=LO4n3gQ6EW2uM79-xU04ug&zoom=1&tbnid=afQhSbyiqU1cUM:&tbnh=139&tbnw=187&ei=LLt2TcmaFO6F0QHO4c3gBg&prev=/images%3Fq%3DMetro%2Bstations%2Bmontmartre%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26pwst%3D1%26biw%3D1680%26bih%3D925%26tbs%3Disch:10,1603&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=1110&vpy=268&dur=1910&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=134&ty=107&oei=G7t2Td_TBcTMqgGm_cHDCQ&page=3&ndsp=42&ved=1t:429,r:14,s:88&biw=1680&bih=925.

Also, I didn't realize that the "Arts & Métiers" was designed by Schuiten. I've been quite a fan of his work, ever since I picked up a book of his art on the clearance rack at the bookstore of the university my brother was attending, a few years back merely because it looked cool. This was before I had even heard of steampunk, but I still found the concept fascinating.