17 May 2016

Steampunk Fantasy in Nantes

Sometimes the extraordinary suddenly appears to prickle our imaginations. Like in Nantes, France last week when we visited (and rode on) the league of extraordinary machines at the permanent exhibition, Les Machines de l’île

The enormous elephant and other yesterday-tomorrow steampunk mechanical animals are a revelation.

And to think that in a few years, these amazing animals will all live under, around and above a stupendous mechanical-botanical tree. For now they wait, not always patiently, in their home, the exhibition halls and workshop where they were born.

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