The Traveler’s Steampunk Blog

Musings from a travelling Steampunk

On this day in 1871

| 18. Januar 2010

One image is worth a thousand words: The first unified German nation-state since the Peace of Westphalia. The good: Up to late 1888 there was very little tension with neighbouring states as Kaiser Friedrich Wilhelm, Kaiser Friedrich III (whose reign was far to short anyway) and Chancellor Bismarck did not pursue aggressive foreign policies after […]

Steampunk Celebrities and some Politics

| 15. Januar 2010

First, here is a brilliant documentary on steampunk and interviews with Abney Park and Jake von Slatt: and here is something I just had to put up here, three cheers for Alan Grayson! So please enjoy the videos!

Retro-Propaganda

| 11. Januar 2010

This image is so wonderfully retro and it is rather unfortunately also pretty up-to-date. As 2008 and 2009 have shown us Robber Baron style capitalism can destroy lives and wealth at a rate some major wars can’t. So, without further ado, I want to share the following image with you: PS: No, I am not […]

お誕生日おめでとうございます福澤様!

| 10. Januar 2010

Slightly off-topic, but only slightly. Today in 1835 Fukuzawa Yukichi (福澤 諭吉) was born. He is one of the most influential people of the Meiji period and is regarded as one of the founding fathers of modern Japan. Since I hold him in high regard and the Meiji period coincides with the lifetime of Jules […]

Two events celebrated today

| 10. Januar 2010

Today is again one of those days when we commemorate two events which happend today in bygone years. The first of these events is one which really fits into the Steampunk genre: London Metropolitan Railway: First Day of Service in 1863 The London Metropolitan Railway started operating between Paddington (side note: I spent quite some […]

Steampunk and Politics on this Blog

| 30. Dezember 2009

Since I started this Blog in July 2008 it has developed quite a bit and a few topics I did not think would make an appearance on it have found their way in. One of these topics is politics. The first political entry on this blog was President Obama’s (then President Elect) acceptance speech in […]

Together we are a storm

| 29. Dezember 2009

My friend cdk07 made this video. Let it speak for itself:     Iranians, our hearts and minds go out to you. You are not alone!

Airship Pirates

| 26. November 2009

There is a song by Abney Park, Airship Pirates and just now, something struck me and I coupled two things together and came up with the following image (it’s a German political pun, so don’t worry if you don’t get it):

Steampunks against Fascism

| 14. November 2009

I participated in a demonstration against certain undesireable elements in our society today. They pretend to remember the fallen heroes of our country, like I do, but in reality, they glorify fascist cruelty and idiocy and I have nothing more to say. Let the image speak:

On this day in 1914

| 28. Juni 2009

A short but important historic note: 95 years ago today, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were asassinated in Sarajevo… What more is there to be said? Possibly the farthest reaching and most tragic murder of the 20th century. Some of the issues that came out of this event are still not resolved today…