Returning to one of my old projects for an environment piece about light and architecture.
In this alternate history scenario, set around 1900, industrial age Europe is hit by an ice age.
In earlier work, I have explored, how the scenario has evolved in London over 5 years of bitter winter, how people have survived and what factions have formed. This piece is a kind of an origin story moment for the religious fanatics, that would become known as “Gear Grinders” for their hatred of technology.
Depicted is the moment, in which the self declared new Bishop of London, meets a crowd of people seeking shelter from the force of the ice age’s storms in St.Paul’s Cathedral. The grand building has lost it’s windows to the storms and therefore is also filled with snow, but will provide a solid place to fortify and grow into a stronghold for the zealots of the Gear Grinders on their violent crusade against technology and the use of steam power.