Espagne St Sebastien-cabine royale

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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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  1. woodendesigner 79 months ago | reply

    Fantastic. What a great shot.

  2. david1701 79 months ago | reply

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

  3. jonyvonbecky 79 months ago | reply

    amazing picture!

  4. blacque_jacques 79 months ago | reply

    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.

  5. woolitbe" 79 months ago | reply

    FABULOUS!!!!! LOve it!!

  6. KittyKaht 79 months ago | reply

    This is bloddy brilliant :)

  7. akie.strawberry 79 months ago | reply

    omg amazing i would love to live in that

  8. victortan47 [deleted] 78 months ago | reply

    Crop off a bit of a top part of sky,

  9. Danko Beskid Niski 78 months ago | reply

    More than necessary for any of the above-mentioned purposes.
    Maybe it could work for sneaking in wetbacks.

  10. Excellent Photo 78 months ago | reply

    Yoshie_e thank you for the info. It's amazing what royalty can do. Even in that era.

  11. Spikes Stoneworks 77 months ago | reply

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

  12. Saab ® 77 months ago | reply

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  13. Dr Theodolite Zoetrope 77 months ago | reply

    Worlds First Bouncy Castle needs some fine tuning !!

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  15. D4rkHorse101 75 months ago | reply

    UH, how the hell........

  16. danieleferrante 74 months ago | reply

    I think humidity and mosquitos could be a serious problem in situation like this

  17. BSD-46 67 months ago | reply

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

  18. abbecedario 55 months ago | reply

    Ooooh! La concha!
    This recall on my mind my summer holidays in 1997!

  19. DavidJcome1 42 months ago | reply

    This is an Excellent Portrait. Este es un excelente retrato
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