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The future we used to have, part 20

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I’m supposed to be working hard on finishing Apollo Quartet 3: Then Will The Great Ocean Wash Deep Above, so of course I decided to take some time out to hunt down some nice retro-future pictures and post them here, as part of my ongoing project to document a future that just has to be better than the one we ended up with…

air

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Lockheed XH-51A

20_Arrow05

Avro Arrow

20_lockheed_r6v

Lockheed R6V Constitution

Myasishchev M-50 Bounder

Myasishchev M-50 Bounder

land

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Monument, Villa Lobos Park,São Paulo, Brazil

Pirelli Tire Building, New Haven, CT, USA

Pirelli Tire Building, New Haven, CT, USA

Government Service Center, Boston, MA, USA

Government Service Center, Boston, MA, USA

Sainte Marie de la Tourette priory, Lyons, France

Sainte Marie de la Tourette priory, Lyons, France

"Centipede" apartment building, Moscow, Russia

“Centipede” apartment building, Moscow, Russia

sea

Lookout Bar aboard SS Oriana

Lookout Bar aboard SS Oriana

Engine console aboard SS Oriana

Engine console aboard SS Oriana

Crows Nest bar aboard SS Canberra

Crows Nest bar aboard SS Canberra

Island Room aboard SS Canberra

Island Room aboard SS Canberra

SS Raffaello

SS Raffaello

Check out more interiors from classic ocean liners of the 1950s and 1960s here.

Aluminaut submersible

Aluminaut submersible

Archimède bathyscaphe

Archimède bathyscaphe

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