Decaying Structure of local Caringbah High School

Nestled in the heart of the Sutherland Shire, along Willarong Road, you’ll drive by what is now the abandoned Southern Campus of Caringbah High School or informally known as ‘top school’.  Up until 2007, both the Northern and Southern campus’s were linked by a covered walkway, but due to unstable clay foundations, the ‘top school’…

Urban Decay; Dunlop Slazenger Factory

A modern day ruin brings with it, every bit of nostalgia and intrigued as an 1800 architectural wonder filled with stories of family and heartbreak, deceit and abandonment.  One such ruin at present (Feb 2014) still stands in Bowden Street, Alexandria in New South Wales, Australia – the old Dunlop/Slazenger factory, thought to have closed…

The Abbey, Haunted Gothic Mansion

Imagine a love story that never had the chance to flourish, instead will forever be tainted with sadness and death, and a house, built with an overwhelming sense of romance and promise, never to see the light of day, now given up to ghosts that have taken residence in what should have been a happy home filled…

Saddle Up, it’s 2014 Rodeo time

Australia Day has delightfully come around again. And what does this mean; the great Australian BBQ, Vitamin D in the form of mother nature, beer and plenty of it, and a general sense of spirit.  It’s amazing how Australians come together on one day a year and truly let their hair down and celebrate and…

Taralga Rodeo 2012

Every year in honour of Australia Day, January 2012 – we headed 2.5 south west of Sutherland to Rodeo town, Taralga in country NSW.   Yes, just as you see it on American TV, except right here in good old Australia, and what a truly awesome experience.  My first ever. The Taralga Rodeo, an annual event, bursting…

Sydney Living – a Happy You

A friend recently steered me in the direction of a snippet from Bill Bryson’s book titled “In a Sunburned Country”.  He describes people who work in Sydney and commute by ferry …“An air of cheerful industriousness suffuses the scene.  These are people who get to live in a safe and fair-minded society, in a climate…

Stranded Ashore

In June 2007, severe weather hits Newcastle, two hours north of Sydney where 56 ships are forewarned to move out to sea to escape the approaching storm. One of those vessels fails to head the warnings. As a result the 40,000 tonne coal ship, named ‘Pasha Balker’ finds herself grounded on the beach, a mere 30metres from shore.