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The horror, the horror! Gatehouse Gazette 8

| 30. August 2009

Another fine and this time spooky issue of the Gatehouse Gazette. This is the Helloween Issue with a lot of eery content and a most delicious cocktail receipe. As usual, just click the image, download and feel the goose bumps and shivers… Best read on a gloomy evening with fog drifting outside.

Sen. Edward Kennedy has joined his Brothers.

| 26. August 2009

Edward “Ted” Kennedy, February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009. The Lion has left the Senate.

The Zeppelin Museum IV – Military Zeppelins – Part 2

| 23. August 2009

After a fairly long interval since the last entry, here are a few more images of artifacts from the military use of Zeppelins on display in the very steampunk Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen: The patterns of Zeppelin crews’ uniforms:   The standard-issue Schako-helmet for crew members (worn while on the ground), fashioned after the Schako […]

The Zeppelin Museum III – Military Zeppelins – Part 1

| 12. August 2009

The Zeppelin Museum has a reasonably big exhibition dedicated to the military use of Zeppelins, which delighted me no end. As I have noted before, I am a militaristic steampunk. The effectiveness of Zeppelins during the Great War is a matter of ongoing debate. Most Zeppelins were either shot down or lost to accidents, on […]

Zeppelin Museum Part III – Travelling in Style

| 9. August 2009

Now this bit concerns the Golden Age of Zeppelin Travel, the times of the Graf Zeppelin and the Hindenburg, when they cruised majestically among the clouds. The Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen has a life-size replica of some parts of the Hindenburg, some passenger bedrooms and the lounge, which are accessible to visitors. The bedrooms are […]

Zeppelin Museum II – The technical bit

| 6. August 2009

So this part of my report on our expedition to the Zeppelin Museum is a bit more technical, or, to be more exact, a bit more on the engine side. Up on the first floor of the museum in the main exibition area are quite a number of different engines (some original, some replicas, I […]

Steampunk cum laude – Expedition to the Zeppelin Museum

| 2. August 2009

Finally another steampunk expedition that is really worth mentioning here in my blog. I would not want to bore you with my more or less common travels which I undertake every now and then. This expedition has quite a large number of documentary photographs so I will most definitely split the tale into a number […]