FORTIFYING YOURSELF STEAMPUNK STYLE
People have been barricading them themselves from enemies and the elements since time immemorial. Coastal cliff sides are ideal look out points. Over the millennia hillside forts have transformed from hidden caves to hurl rocks from - to concealed coastal caches of ammunition and gun emplacements.
With the advent of long rage missiles and satellite surveillance, the sturdy forts of last few world wars had become redundant. Abandoned and cast away.
Now they are being put to a new purpose on the home front.
Spitbank Fort Portsmouth
Palmertons's Follies [ named after the British Prime Minister of the time]
Built in the 1850s to fend off the French threat, these forts are still standing strong against the waves and are enjoying a resurgence as luxury accommodation and private dwellings.
These estuary emplacements excite visions of a infamous international villain's lair.
Bull sands fort
Maunsell Forts: 2nd World War era [ after their designer Guy Maunsell]
The Maunsell Forts ran down the river mouths of the Thames and Mersey .
Time has marched on
The interiors of the installations are ideal back drop for the vintage industrial look.
Pirates had their own private radio haven broadcasting from these havens in the mid century '60s
Knock John forts
The Cold War in the freezing seas
The US had its own forts for radar facilities that mushroomed during the cold war of the 50s. They had that atompunk appeal for the post apocalypse
Texas Towers , New Jersey
Now lying as sunken treasure on the sea floor.
Military Monuments of the Maginot Line
After fighting off marauders from mainland Europe down the centuries, forts down the Maginot Line were given a military make over in the post WW1 period.
St Agnes set into the hillside
Bunkers boldly built before WW2 .
Beside them in Belgium
Liege Forts , Belgium
Tunneling down . The French have always done decor with a little more style.
Along the Atlantic Front
The Germans put military emplacements all along the Atlantic seaboard to keep enemies at bay. It was a decade of Deco design.
Poland Protections of the Past
Scandinavian Steampunk minimalism
Ready for a Refit
Do your own Dieselpunk decor and steampunk Stylings ; add that Atompunk atmosphere. Raid the recesses of your imagination .