So last Sunday (17th March) was Air Kraken Day. As I already told you, my local Steampunk group had a meet-up:
|(Nearly) the whole group|
Picture made by our gorgeous waitress
(It was kind of "the day of the Steampunk meet-ups, because in Germany and Switzerland there were four at the same time! If you want to read about the other ones (and understand German) you can check the Clockworker for it.)
We meet at 11.15 at the Brauhaus Zeche Jacobi in Oberhausen. Luckily I had a table reserved for us because the restaurant was really full! Originally 13 people were at the list for the event, but we ended up being 17, so it was a bit cramped at the table, but nothing we couldn’t handle. We had an awesome lunch and dessert and coffee afterwards and spent almost three hours at the brewhouse. We changed seats every now and then (mostly when some of the guys went outside for smoking^^) so you had the chance to talk to everybody.
Our waitress was so kind taking a group picture, which you can see at the beginning shortly before we left. (Unfortunately one is already missing here.)
We only had to walk some few meters to get to the Spy museum. But since the brewhouse and the spy museum are located at the CentrO Oberhausen which is a huge shopping mall with different museums around it, it was very crowed even on a Sunday. Especially families which wanted to go to the cinema, Legomuseum or Sea Life so we had to stop quite often to answer questions about our appearance. Three guests left us here, so we were 13 Steampunks left, that visited the museum.
|ALL the guns...|
At the museum itself we split into smaller groups. Honestly: I LOVED the museum. The concept is really great, for adults as well as or children. You learn something about the history of espionage, agent services, prominent spies, spy movies, internet spies, and so much more. There is a lot of stuff you can try yourself, like Morse code, or brake a safe, night vision gear and so on. If you ever come to Oberhausen you should really visit that museum, it’s totally worth it!
Funnily our group reunited at the museum shop at the children’s toys^^ They had golden guns, for 2€… An opportunity a crafty Steampunk will not miss (I bought two myself^^).
After that we bid farewell and headed home.
|I took my tiny octopelius and the even tinier, still nameless purple kraken to the meet|
Since it was Air Kraken Day I had to take some pictures with my krakens, and pictures of other people with my krakens, AND some sky watching pictures^^
|Mini octopelius on my hat^^|
|More kraken on hat|
|another kraken on a hat|
|Kraken on gun!|
|Kraken themed head gear...|
Hilde, MaRy and I had decided before to dress up together and take some outfit snaps, which I don’t want to hold back. Here's Hilde's entry for Air Kraken Day.
Unfortunately Mary forgot to take an outfit snap but at least she made a photo of her krakens having pizza^^.
Since I like to give away some of my krakens, I like to present them to you with their new owners ;)
|Lord Krokus sitting on Aleksander's top hat|
|Sir Arthur Conan Kraken of Abney Park at the concert in Eindhoven|
|Caro/Sheris and Castillus, her octopelius.|
|Sissy Voss (bassist of Coppelius) and me at the concert in Nürnberg, |
together with the tiny octopelius
I hope you all had a great Air Kraken Day!
|Watch the skies!|
You can find more pictures of the meet in my flickr-album.