Intro to The Lafayette Square House Tour, Steampunk/Victorian Architecture, Home, and Garden – A Steampunk Journal Series

Every first weekend of June, the Lafayette Square neighborhood of St. Louis, MO USA holds its annual summer house and garden tour. I have done this tour several times and it never disappoints. The Painted Ladies Lafayette Square was built … Continue reading Intro to The Lafayette Square House Tour, Steampunk/Victorian Architecture, Home, and Garden – A Steampunk Journal Series

It Was a Disaster! The May 27, 1896 St. Louis Great Cyclone: A Steampunk Journal Series About Unfortunate Events

I’ve been fascinated by storms, even after surviving one as a child in my hometown of St. Louis. I’m a storm spotter for the U.S. National Weather Service. I’ve taken some incredible pics of lightning and cloud formations. But my … Continue reading It Was a Disaster! The May 27, 1896 St. Louis Great Cyclone: A Steampunk Journal Series About Unfortunate Events

Get a Sneak Peek at The Storm by Victoria L. Szulc from the “Lafayette to London” the Society Series, v.3

Chapter 2-The Storm Early Morning, May 27, 1896 The day had started like any other. Kate and Lord Wilson rose early as they had for the last several months. But for the month of May, their early starts had been … Continue reading Get a Sneak Peek at The Storm by Victoria L. Szulc from the “Lafayette to London” the Society Series, v.3

Send in the Hounds! The Rise of Canine Popularity in the Victorian Era, Steampunk Dogs, and a Closing of a Popular Dog Museum

A Fondness for Small Companions Even before Victoria became queen, she loved dogs. The first, Dash, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, was a gift from Sir John Conroy to Victoria’s mother, the Duchess of Kent. When she was thirteen, Victoria … Continue reading Send in the Hounds! The Rise of Canine Popularity in the Victorian Era, Steampunk Dogs, and a Closing of a Popular Dog Museum

At the Campbell House, Steampunk/Victorian Architecture, Home, and Garden

At the Campbell House, Steampunk/Victorian Architecture, Home, and Garden – A Steampunk Journal Series by Victoria L. Szulc The Campbell House is an astonishing, completely restored Victorian Home in Downtown St. Louis, Missouri. The rooms have been preserved with stunning … Continue reading At the Campbell House, Steampunk/Victorian Architecture, Home, and Garden

To the Tower! A Traveling We Go, Reporting from the Compton Hill Water Tower

For those of you expecting a fascinating piece on the Tower of London, I sincerely apologize. Instead I’d like to share an outstanding historical bit of architecture, the Compton Hill Water Tower. Check out this short video and read on … Continue reading To the Tower! A Traveling We Go, Reporting from the Compton Hill Water Tower

A Traveling We Go, Reporting from the St. Louis Ball-Jointed Doll Convention

A Traveling We Go, Reporting from the St. Louis Ball-Jointed Doll Convention Steampunk is seeping into everyday life and other fandoms. A walk through any home décor department store will reveal clock themed pillows, key and lock printed sheets, and … Continue reading A Traveling We Go, Reporting from the St. Louis Ball-Jointed Doll Convention