Steampunk HQ

I just got back yesterday from a two week vacation in New Zealand (aka The Land of Many Sheep). Robo-Alex was surreptitiously posting for me while I was gone, since I figured it wasn't a good idea to announce to the world that I was traveling and my house was empty. My wife and I drove around the North and South Islands, then concluded by attending a relative's wedding in Queenstown.

One sight we saw, which seemed WU-worthy, was the Steampunk HQ in the small town of Oamaru (population 13,000). I was hoping it might feature a giant statue of Paul — but it turned out not to include any references to literary Steampunk, but was instead a museum filled with strange steampunk-themed art.

My favorite part of it was the "Portal Room," which was a mirror-walled infinity room. When you pressed a red button, a brief sound-and-light show played. Since there weren't many people at the museum, my wife and I got to experience the portal room a number of times.

Steampunk HQ

The Portal Room

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Aug 31, 2015

Neat place! The portal room sounds like an LSD trip without the LSD.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/31/15 at 11:40 AM
That "vehicle" kinda looks like my first car, which was an Olds station wagon. Except for the embedded skulls.
Posted by KDP on 08/31/15 at 02:00 PM
I never understood the whole steampunk thingy. Weird but....

@Patty: I was thinking the same thing. Like taking a trip and never leaving the farm.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/31/15 at 11:23 PM
Very interesting. On a visit last year to Springfield Armory, National Historical Site along with the collection of military firearms they had a section devoted to Steampunk weapons and such. Sort of weird in my eyes to have them mixed in. But the National Park Service has been known to wander off into strange things occasionally in pursuit of politically correct history.

There might even be a heavy metal band call Steampunk Sex.
Posted by Gator Guy on 09/01/15 at 12:22 PM
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