The Gastown steam clock has always been a minor nuisance to me as I head back and forth to the office, since I have to negotiate the crowds of tourists and walk between slow photographers and their subjects. Little did I know all this time that I have been walking past one of the coolest real-world Steampunk monuments. Some Russian steampunk enthusiasts noted the clock while here for the Olympics, and wrote it up at  I especially like the video theme music.