Saturday, June 10, 2017

Steampunk Photo Reference.

This felt a bit like being in a Piranesi drawing.

The old iron still supports tons of rail traffic every day.
Here are some pictures that I took of an ironwork rail trestle in my hometown of Indianapolis Indiana. I love old ironwork with its graceful yet powerful use of iron and rivets.

I hope this gives some suitable steampunk inspiration to your terrain or art projects.


  1. Good to see you back blogging Brian. Every time I see old riveted structures I feel for the poor bastards who had to make it.....industrial deafness wasn't a term known back then, but it's effect was.

    Cool pics mate :)

  2. Thanks amigo!

    Yeah, I have no illusions about work-safety back then. The simple of idea of wearing hardhats was frowned upon until the government got involved. But that's another reason why I respect this type of work. A lot of blood, sweat, toil, and tears went into making it, we should be more responsible for protecting and respecting it. Plus I just think there's a beauty in function that modern constructions lack, they're too much like Lego.