A visual tour of Oamaru, the New Zealand town that has become a top steampunk destination
Photo Gallery: If steampunk has a Mecca, it’s likely in Oamaru, New Zealand. The town is home to the Steampunk HQ art gallery as well as Steampunk NZ, the longest-running steampunk festival in the Southern Hemisphere.
That’s the Canary Islands, whose largest city is home to the Tesla Steampunk Bar Cervecería
Spain’s Canary Islands may not come to mind when you think of steampunk hotspots, but at one establishment, a man in goggles gazes upon the patrons, and you might see a couple of steampunk stormtroopers guarding the bar.
Robert Louis Stevenson’s tale inspired this steampunk-themed bar and grill near Charlotte
Like its namesake characters, Jekyll & Hyde Taphouse and Grill in Matthews, North Carolina has two personalities: Jekyll is the dining room, whereas Hyde is the bar. The owner plans to open a second, larger location this summer.
The City of Angels is home to two (two!) bowling alleys with steampunk aesthetics
After extensive research and consultation with the Google Machine, we are prepared to recognize Los Angeles as the undisputed Steampunk Bowling Alley Capital of the World.
A steampunk airship by Krewe of Anarchy is a big hit in the Florida city’s Mardi Gras parade
Pensacola’s Mardi Gras parade is a big regional attraction, drawing tens of thousands of spectators. One krewe adopted steampunk as its theme, fabricating costumes and building an airship float. Krewe member Lew Attardo tells their story.
This juried art exhibition is tied to the Morris Museum’s Murtogh D. Guinness Collection
The Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey plans a March 15 opening for “Simply Steampunk,” a juried exhibition featuring 18 kinetic sculptures by 12 artists. Running through August 11, it’s the second installment in the “Cache of Kinetic Art” series.
We conclude our visual tour of selected locations from Loren Rhoads’ cemetery travel guide
So far, our cemetery tour has taken us to the U.S., Canada, and Europe. But some of the most iconic burial places are elsewhere in the world. In Part III, we look at cemeteries in Asia, the Middle East, Australia, the Caribbean, and South America.
We continue our visual tour of selected locations from Loren Rhoads’ cemetery travel guide
Photo Gallery: In Part I of our cemetery tour, we looked at locations in the U.S. and Canada. This time it’s Europe’s turn in the moonlight. The tour features selected graveyards from 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die by Loren Rhoads.
A steampunk shop in the historic Florida city will host a self-guided “festival without a festival”
Photo Gallery: St. Augustine has survived invasions by pirates and British soldiers, but next weekend it will see invaders of a different sort as steampunks come in search of entertainment, photo ops, and deals on merchandise.
Just in time for Halloween, a tour of selected locations from a new cemetery travel guide
Photo Gallery: San Francisco author Loren Rhoads has carved a niche for herself writing about cemeteries. In a three-part series, we’ll look at notable places from her book, 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die. Part I: Locations in the U.S. and Canada.