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Monday, 25 February 2013

Steampunk Clock in Vancouver's Gastown



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When I saw "steam clock" marked on the map of Vancouver, just a couple of blocks away from our hotel, it's perhaps unsurprising that I steered our first walk in Vancouver to take us along Water St. I didn't really know what to expect, but I was very taken with this clock. Steam continuously billows from the top, and every quarter hour the steam is also diverted through a whistle to sound out its chimes.

Returning at night to the streets of the Gastown district, it feels like stepping into the pages of a steampunk novel - although the steam clock actually only dates back to the 1970s.

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Gastown clock at night


9 comments:

Stephanie V said...

You're in Vancouver! Hope you're enjoying the rain we're getting. Gastown can be a fun adventure, can't it?

Rachel said...

What a fantastical thing - not at all surprised you went hunting for it!

Charlotte Klein said...

That is such a beautiful clock... and stunning photos! Love :)

Tabor said...

What great photos. I also would be fascinated by this interesting throwback to time. Now I want to go to Vancouver.

Tyler Thursby said...

I absolutely LOVE these photos. That clock is amazing, and with the fog around it too! You took these photos yourself?

Been following your site for awhile. If you get a chance, check out my own budget travel blog :)

Rebecca Jerdee said...

What a fun post...steaming out there on water street :)

christine said...

how atmospheric is that???? :) fantastic!

Carissa Taylor said...

Ummm, seriously, I went to school there for four years, why didn't I know about this!??? Next time I'm in Vancouver, I'm all over it.

... and also these photos are AMAZING.

Bibliomama said...

Great photos! You're in my country!

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