109 years and three cheers

Official Steampunk Holiday

Today is a day of celebration for all Steampunks and Dieselpunks out there. Let us raise our glasses and give three cheers to his Excellency, Ferdinand Graf Zeppelin:

Hurray!

Hurray!

Hurray!

For today in 1909, exactly 109 years ago the first Zeppelin took to the air and this is the first time since the beginning of this blog that I can mark this occasion, because last time I missed it.
So here is an image of the Zeppelin LZ-1, taken from a contemporary postcard (I guess):

Zeppelin LZ-1

If only those marvelous sky-cruisers were still around today. I am talking of the classic versions. Obviously, today there are Blimps and the modern Zeppelins, but they have little of the style and majesty the original Zeppelins had.


One Response to 109 years and three cheers

  1. DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I totally feel you on this one. I loooove zeppelins and wish they where still around. My seceret dream is to be an airship captain. It would even be worth joining the navy.

    NOTE: Not a WW1 airship captain cuz that would blow but a US airship captain from the 20s and 30s before they where discontinued and after they where shot down in droves.