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Posted on 15/09/23 07:47:06 AM
Steve Caplin
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Challenge 972: The automated street
One of the quirkiest museums in La Rochelle (sorry, Mariner) is the Museum of Automata, which features a large array of mechanical puppets from the last couple of hundred years.

Some are displayed in this reconstruction of a Parisian street scene, which has been artfully constructed complete with a cobbled floor.

Of course, it would look better with some people milling about. Can you oblige?

I have two different views from this part of the museum and couldn't decide which to use, so you can pick whichever one appeals to you most.

High res are here and here.




Posted on 16/09/23 08:21:12 AM
Ben Boardman
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Midnight at the Museum of Automata

Posted on 16/09/23 1:19:26 PM
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Re: Challenge 972: The automated street
You covered all the bases with that one Ben... interesting image!

Posted on 16/09/23 2:54:23 PM
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Ah, lovely Ben!


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Posted on 16/09/23 8:03:39 PM
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Nice job Ben - quite the array of characters and trinkets.

Posted on 16/09/23 8:06:31 PM
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Re: Challenge 972: The automated street
I seem to be stuck in the dark zone Steve.



Posted on 16/09/23 8:37:34 PM
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Fun in the 'dark zone'... nicely done Frank!


Posted on 16/09/23 8:39:09 PM
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Posted on 16/09/23 9:30:59 PM
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Thanks Loyd - love yours - nicely done!
Good choice of characters.

Posted on 16/09/23 9:36:22 PM
Ben Boardman
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Re: Challenge 972: The automated street
Thank you for the feedback, Loyd (enjoyed Statler and Waldorf), Frank (dark zone really works) & Denis. Looks like an interesting week.

Posted on 17/09/23 00:04:48 AM
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Posted on 17/09/23 07:04:37 AM
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Posted on 17/09/23 9:01:28 PM
DavidMac
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Re: Challenge 972: The automated street
Lots of varied responses so far ..... and all of them remarkably well done.

Somehow just filling the street with people didn't really ring my bell. I nearly gave this a pass.

Then I had a thought ........


They're back! Downtown urban street automata are METRO GNOMES!.



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Posted on 17/09/23 9:05:39 PM
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DavidMac wrote:

METRO GNOMES!.





Posted on 18/09/23 7:42:38 PM
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Love the Muppets and Metro Gnomes - fun entries well done.

Posted on 18/09/23 7:44:06 PM
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Posted on 18/09/23 8:22:30 PM
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Re: Challenge 972: The automated street
Another lively cast of characters Frank!

It's interesting that, with the exception of a few characters in Ben's first entry, we have all, myself included, gone for very much late twentieth and early twenty first century robots.

I can't help feeling that something must be lurking in the shadows that better reflects the spirit of automata which belong so very much in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

One of the problems, of course, is that early automata tended to exist only from the waist up which is difficult to incorporate in a street scene.

I have to confess to being somewhat stumped. Thinking cap time ...........

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Posted on 18/09/23 10:04:55 PM
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Robots at dinner... fun stuff Frank!

Posted on 19/09/23 00:22:03 AM
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If it's not one thing it's another. First computer problems, then software issues, now when I've tried to post I get "Internal Server Errors"...

EDIT Well it worked for this test... maybe it just doesn't like my entries.

Posted on 19/09/23 00:42:03 AM
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Re: Challenge 972: The automated street
An explanation: Searching for robots I came across this one and decided to use it in the challenge. Link: Somatic (It's a commercial bathroom cleaning robot).



Characters courtesy of: photoshop.london


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