Worn books, hidden paths, striking vistas, and displaced machinery- an accumulation of images from, inspired by, and relevant to the ages of Myst.

alahmnat:

steepmusic:

Robyn Miller - Un-Finale (Goldmund Cover)

Guys. Hey guys. Guys guys guys guys guys.

Guys.

This is beautiful.

haunting but lovely.

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abandoned railroad trestle in Sego Canyon | Grant County, UT

neverscape:

mysticplaces:

Unlike Achenar’s more meager accommodations down the hall, Sirrus has several paintings up on the walls of his Mechanical Age quarters. These would’ve been copies of the original paintings- the authentic canvases ranged from 6 to 8 feet tall, and Ingres’ portrait of Napoleon definitely didn’t have Sirrus’ face superimposed on it.

With the exception of the anachronistic portrait of Madame Moitessier (painted in the 1840’s), these paintings would have been extremely au courant in 1806 when Myst purportedly takes place.

There is also a painting by Caspar David Friedrich in his mechanical room :) Don’t remember what it’s called though.

oh duh, you’re right!  The piece is called Der Watzmann, painted by Friedrich in the 1820’s:

Unlike Achenar’s more meager accommodations down the hall, Sirrus has several paintings up on the walls of his Mechanical Age quarters. These would’ve been copies of the original paintings- the authentic canvases ranged from 6 to 8 feet tall, and Ingres’ portrait of Napoleon definitely didn’t have Sirrus’ face superimposed on it.

With the exception of the anachronistic portrait of Madame Moitessier (painted in the 1840’s), these paintings would have been extremely au courant in 1806 when Myst purportedly takes place.

rock fins in Arches National Park | the Cleft in Uru: Ages Beyond Myst

Strange Place | by micro25

"I invented a desk in which the books I had to study were arranged in order at the beginning of each term… after the minutes allowed for dressing had elapsed, a click was heard and the first book to be studied was pushed up from a rack below the top of the desk, thrown open, and allowed to remain there the number of minutes required. Then the machinery closed the book and allowed it to drop back into its stall, then moved the rack forward and threw up the next in order, and so on, all the day being divided according to the times of recitation, and time required and allotted to each study."

John Muir’s Clockwork Study Desk | Wisconsin Historical Society

(Source: Flickr / vige)

shoomlah:

a bunch of the plein air sketches I was working on during my Utah trip! A week drawing rocks, getting mistaken for a ranger twice- pretty ideal.

what the heck, this seems appropriate for Mystic Places as well.

I was sketching and keeping a mini travel journal the entire time I was out in Utah- I’m sure Atrus would’ve been proud. :)

petroglyphs | Moab, UT

More photos from the Mystic Places Utah roadtrip!

pathways | Arches National Park

Mystic Places is back from Utah with tons of photos!  I’ll be posting a couple sets of them this week- it’s hard not to think of Myst when you’re wandering alone through a desert.