Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Carol on the Strand - Steampunk Christmas

Every December Galveston Texas is filled with the sights and sounds of a Victorian Chirsitmas with Dickens on the Strand. A little steampunk is thrown in as well.  

Here are some photos I snapped of Dickens On The Strand an snippets from Charles Dickens Christmas Carol. Everything in italics is quoted from - Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

The fiddler (an artful dog, mind! The sort who knew his business better than you or I!) struck up “Sir Roger de Coverley".
Steampunk fiddle

 No beggars implored him to bestow a trifle.


 But soon the steeples called good people all, to church and chapel, and away they came, flocking through the streets in their best clothes, and with their gayest faces.

They were not a handsome family; they were not well dressed; their shoes were far from being water-proof; their clothes were scanty; and Peter might have known, and very likely did, the inside of a pawnbroker’s

It wore a tunic of the purest white; - “I am the Ghost of Christmas Past."

on its head it wore no other covering than a holly wreath -“I am the Ghost of Christmas Present,” said the Spirit. “Look upon me!” 

Firefly Serenity Mirrored Christmas Ornament

Firefly Serenity Mirrored Christmas Ornament

In keeping with a Steampunk Christmas, here are two ornaments from Through Thick and Thin with geek appeal for the tree and other uses.

Acrylic Doctor Who Tardis Christmas Ornament

Acrylic Doctor Who Tardis Christmas Ornament

 Also I have an interview with the owners of  Through Thick and Thin on Steamed coming January 1st. 

Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year. And for all the Steampunk readers: Keep Calm and Steam On.

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Maeve Alpin, who also writes as Cornelia Amiri, is the author of 19 published books. Her latest Steampunk/Romance is Conquistadors In Outer Space. She lives in Houston Texas with her son, granddaughter, and her cat, Severus. For more of her Steampunk and Fantasy Romances  please visit her webites: http://celticRomancequeen.com
and http://maevealpin.com 


Tina Donahue said...

What cool pictures. Looks like everyone had a lot of fun. Happy Holidays, Cornelia!

jean hart stewart said...

Didn't realize you wrote steampunk too! Really versatile..Don't think I could do that particular genre, so more power to you...Have a blessed holiday season...Jean

Cornelia said...

Thank you so much Jean and Tina, I really appreciate the comments.I'm glad you enjoyed the photos. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.