Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A French Amusement Park Populated With Steampunk Creatures

A French Amusement Park Populated With Steampunk Creatures:

Inspired by the work of Jules Verne and Da Vinci’s machines, designers François Delarozière and Pierre Orefice decided to make a steampunk-themed amusement park populated with sea creatures.

Located opposite the Jules Verne museum in Nantes, France, the park is “Les Machines de l’le de Nantes”, which translates as “The Machines of Nantes Island”.

Some cool attractions include riding a 12-meter tall mechanical elephant, and the “Marine Worlds Carousel” where children can hitch a ride on their favorite sea creatures.

For those who’d like a sneak peek behind the scenes, the "Machine Gallery” is where all the new steampunk animals are exhibited.

Those who are more adventurous may ride on these machines, while those who are more timid may want to go on the gallery tour.

Scroll down to view the rest of these steampunk marvels, as well as some behind-the-scene sketches.

[via Les Machines de l’le de Nantes]