Espagne St Sebastien-cabine royale

Accession Number: 1975:0112:3067


Maker: Ch. Chusseau-Flaviens


Title: Espagne St Sebastien-cabine royale


Date: ca. 1908


Medium: negative, gelatin on glass


Dimensions: 9 x 12 cm.


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  • Dean Webber 7y

    love it
  • woodendesigner 7y

    Fantastic. What a great shot.
  • david1701 7y

    Brilliant shot, and i MUST have one :D but zoop it up with a steam engine and electric and t'internet
  • jonyvonbecky 7y

    amazing picture!
  • Carl Guderian PRO 7y

    There's no obvious chimney, so steam is out. Anyway, you'd need one on each side or, more likely, a big one in the central (chamberlain's?) cabin.

    Servants pedalling in each hut are unlikely, for royal privacy reasons.

    There's a cable running between the tracks from the extreme foreground to the middle of the bathhouse's undercarriage, then splitting off to each side. The cable and its supports look too weak for reeling the cabin in and out from a winch up on the beach, but I could be wrong.

    So it's gotta be electricity, then. A heavy-duty power cable running to the sea seems a recipe for ¡FAIL! so it's more likely a control line from the left and right electric motors to a station up the beach staffed by a servant. it might be better to have one motor and a driveshaft for the left and right carriages, but the driveshaft adds weight, and anyway a single motor would have to weigh almost as much as two separate motors in order to drive the bathhouse.

    After all that, WiFi (discrete-packet aetheric telegraphy) access would be a piece of cake.

    If I recall correctly, King Alfonso had a reputation for being a bit of a geek, so this contrivance was definitely his kind of thing.
  • woolitbe" 7y

    FABULOUS!!!!! LOve it!!
  • KittyKaht PRO 7y

    This is bloddy brilliant :)
  • akie.strawberry 7y

    omg amazing i would love to live in that
  • victortan47 7y

    Crop off a bit of a top part of sky,
  • Danko Beskid Niski 7y

    More than necessary for any of the above-mentioned purposes.
    Maybe it could work for sneaking in wetbacks.
  • Javier Mijares 7y

    Yoshie_e thank you for the info. It's amazing what royalty can do. Even in that era.
  • Spike's Stoneworks 7y

    I had no idea anything like that existed. Off to learn more, and thank you for sharing this.
  • Saab ® 7y

    Hola, soy el administrador de un grupo llamado El mural y nos encantaría agregar esto al grupo.
  • Theodolite Zoetrope 7y

    Worlds First Bouncy Castle needs some fine tuning !!
  • Cengiz.uskuplu 7y

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  • Anton Botha 6y

    UH, how the hell........
  • danieleferrante 6y

    I think humidity and mosquitos could be a serious problem in situation like this
  • BSD-46 PRO 6y

    Eso es nivel y lo demás son tonterías.
    La humedad y los mosquitos no son problema en San Sebastián.
  • abbecedario 5y

    Ooooh! La concha!
    This recall on my mind my summer holidays in 1997!
  • david jose jacome norato PRO 4y

    This is an Excellent Portrait. Este es un excelente retrato
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    Esta imagen está invitada al grupo , Artistas en Donostia.
    (Post 1, Award 2)
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