According to Wikipedia, Steampunk is a “sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. Steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century’s British Victorian era or American “Wild West”. Along with some fellow photographers, I found some modern day non-fictional Steampunk at the Mt. Hope Auction Steam Show in August.
The machines, powered by coal fired steam engines were objects of beauty, belching deep black smoke and embers! The craftsmanship and strength of these behemoths was just amazing to see. The expression “they don’t make them like this anymore” kept echoing in my head!