One would imagine that a city with an entire museum dedicated to Jules Verne would already be on any nerd’s Euro trip to-do list. But, you know, there’s also the larger than life mechanical elephant.
Oh, and also a three story carousel based on Jules Verne’s maritime stories, such as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
This is my third time trying to upload this post, so I’m not going to wax as verbose as I did the past several tries. Suffice it to say, this is the most steampunk thing I’ve ever seen. Not only is based on ‘classic’ steampunk literature, but it also epitomizes the spirit of the movement with its hands-on mechanics, united with a child-like wonder of the marvelous and bizarre. Blended with all of this is Verne’s own dual fascination with the works of nature and the inventions of men. All in all, I don’t think…
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