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Steam Train Transformer
Made by Dandeentremont - watch it in High Definition. Some images of the train are here and here.
Today's pictures & links:
Love at the First Blast:
(cover for "Imagination Stories", June 1953 - see more)
World's Tallest Building Planned for Rome in 1939
Not only Hitler and Stalin (see the article here) planned tallest building for their Imperial Capitals - Mussolini wanted to build one as well, the Tallest Building on Earth - more info
The architect, Mario Palanti, designed many ornate buildings in South America, for example Palacio Barolo in Buenos Aires, and Palacio Salvo in Montevideo, Uruguay:
Flying Towards Victory
Here's a magnificent dieselpunk airship: steaming off to victory in some Iron Grip battle (concept art by Slawomir Maniak, game series from Isotx):
(image credit: ManiakS)
Mixed fresh links for today:
Turntables Made out of Recycled Wood, site - [great design]
River Turns Green: Weird Sight - [interesting]
Bizarre Sea Slug is Half Plant, Half Animal - [wow nature]
Robotic Aqua Jelly - [cool video]
Lighters Turned Into Motorcycles, Hair Turned Into Insects - [geek art]
Earthquakes in the Last Week - [cool site]
Great Buck Rogers Rocketship - [retro video]
The Sounds of Pulsars - [listen]
Esther is the New Wall-E - [wow video]
Whole Parking Lot Swept Away by the Flood - [wow video]
Rollback of a Chairlift: Hair-raising - [wow video]
Bear Gylls: Feats of Strength and Imagination - [wow video]
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Clanking Through History
Here's a steam-powered bit of historical fantasy: a coal-fired Imperial walking locomotive! (dreamed up by Totalleh)
(click to enlarge; image via)
Pretty ... And Pretty Tasty, As Well!
These paintings, reproductions or classic works, are treats for the eye – but what makes them, the creations of Jean L. Zaun, is that they are also edible treats. Each and every one is chocolate!
(images credit: Jean L. Zaun)
Even Sweeter Art
Getting hungry yet? Well, Osamu Watanabe's art may make you wet your lips with more than artistic anticipation. Beautiful? Sure, but they are also made from sugar and fuits. Yum!
(images credit: Osamu Watanabe)
And, possibly even sweeter, here's an amazing Jules Verne-inspired bit of pasty whimsy by Mike’s Amazing Cakes:
"Tron Ancestry" T-Shirt Design - via
(image credit: Infinity Wave)
Jud Turner is up to more steampunk / robotic goodness, check these out:
(art by Jud Turner - "Dieselusion", "RoundUp", "Ganesha (Remover of Obstacles)")
(art by Jud Turner - "Internal Combustion: fragment")
There Are Weird Bugs ... Then There's This Fellow
While its name might be a bit dull, Cladonota benitezi (or a Treehopper), this insect is certainly extraordinarily ... odd.
(image credit: Patrick Landmann, Science Photo Library)
Driving Off In Style
If you're going to go, at least go in STYLE: custom car coffins!
Some Serious Motor Boating
An Encapsulated Future!
Stairway to Heaven? Ultra-modern (back in the 1960s), modular apartments by Guy Dessauges - more info
(right image credit: P. Althoff, via)
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