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

Mystic Places inspiration from my dad this morning, who is a complete dork.

NGTE Pyestock | Fleet, Hampshire

For over fifty years, Pyestock was host to the development and testing of gas turbine engines. From the 1950s through to the 1970s, it was the largest facility of its type in Europe (if not the world), and the design, experimentation and testing at Pyestock helped to usher in the jet age. [x]

photography by Martino Zegwaard

limestone quarry and chapel | Netherlands

photography by Martino Zegwaard

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)