Diesel City-Ground Level

I finally made it to the latest iteration of Drune! And I’m so glad I did! I think this is, by far, the most cohesive, sophisticated version yet, of this wonderful, alt-deco universe. There is simply FAR too much stunning wonderfulness here for a single post. I was here for over an hour, and spent almost all of that time on the ground level, actually having been drawn to it before I even looked at the second level, coming down from the third. There will be more posts!

I don’t remember a previous Drune with such a feeling of outsideness, of actual wide open spaces. I love the dying sun in the sky, and the clouds here are fabulous…

… the alt-1920’s-1940’s atmosphere in this build is like the smell of coffee, it’s just so damned wonderful…

… I spent a lot of time waiting for gorgeous clouds…

… the feeling of drama and intrigue/mystery, here, is palpable…

… I often felt more like Herge’s Tintin, than myself, the evocation of a particular era of adventure is so strong, here…

… everywhere I went, I just stopped and marvelled at the perfectly realised form of this alternative reality…

… the typography on the signage is exquisitely perfect for the imagined milieu, and just plain beautiful…

… the vehicles are gorgeous, with pure steampunk…

… and the kind of vehicles one always sees in alternative 50’s universes where the Nazi’s won WWII…

… everywhere you look, there is stunning detail, far too much to absorb in a single visit. I shall certainly be back, as soon as I can. I’ve never particularly missed the passing of Drune’s various iterations, but I’m already missing this one.

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