On the banks of the Parramatta River at Homebush Bay, you’ll find yourself gaping in wonder as you gaze upon 1140 tonnes of a beautiful rusted steel-hulled steam collier, a mere few meters from where you’re standing on the bank. The SS Ayrfield, one of the four shipwrecks that currently reside permanently in a state of gorgeous decay at Homebush Bay that served in … Read More Graveyard of a different kind at Homebush Bay, Sydney Olympic Park
This week in Sydney Revealed, Sydney Olympic Park. To most, Sydney Olympic Park, located 16km’s from the Sydney CBD is associated with the 2000 Summer Olympics. But in truth, this facility has gone from industrial wasteland, brickworks and abattoir to international sporting fixtures, waterfront residential living, bird sanctuaries, commercial development, bike and walking trails and a so much more. Sydney living comes with world class … Read More Sydney Olympic Park – more than you imagined
This week in Sydney Revealed, we visit a hidden gem tucked away in a lane way. In the heart of the Sydney CBD, just off George Street, you step into a laneway called Angel Place, paved with square stone-like brickwork, amidst a concrete jungle of cold cement in various forms. You’re engulfed by two tall buildings on either side, one boasting gorgeous carved bulky … Read More Hidden Gem in Sydney’s Lane Way – Suspended Birdcages
The prospect of the open road, fresh salty sea air and the promise of unforgettable scenery, are one of the few things that I’m happy (albeit somewhat reluctantly) to get out of bed at 6am on a Sunday morning in 4OCelcius weather in the dead of winter for. This morning is one of those days – destination ‘Bombo’ in the Illawara Region of NSW. … Read More Bombo Quarry
Not many can deny an unmistakable attraction to a decaying structure that still standing today in various degrees of disrepair and rot. And an added bonus when such said structure, location or building is within fairly easy access for one to visit and photograph.
An extension of a previous post 30 Years of Decay Stands Proud – Mittagong Maltings, adjacent to Malthouse No 3 lies the Managers Residence, a quaint little house which according to records is known as the ‘Tooth’s Brewery Manager’s Residence’, although one could almost call it a cottage which leans toward a much more homely description as that is what I found the minute I … Read More Abandoned Manager’s Residence at Mittagong Maltings
6am and the alarm wakes me from a somewhat mediocre slumber to the soothing tunes of Private Eye by Daryl Hall & John Oates on the radio. Is it 6am already? I groan. 6am on a somewhat chilly Sunday morning in Sydney. The temperature says 6 degrees. Yes, I’m inclined to agree. Reluctantly I force myself out of bed to get dressed and off … Read More Gerringong to Kiama Coastal Walk
Unveiled this year, our eagerly awaited interactive lighting phenomenon, now a household name; VividSydney. If you’re like me and fortunate to be residing in this jewel of a city, you’re privy to an annual event that has far surpassed prior years. As each year arrives, so too does the artistic flair and creativity of interactive lighting displays and sculptures so vast in size, in 2014 … Read More Vivid Sydney comes alive in a lighting installation spectacular
There’s something to be said for patiently waiting for a certain time of year to come round, akin to a child eagerly awaiting Santa to come sliding down that chimney. In preparation they’ve carefully laid out a plate of cookies and a glass of hearty milk lovingly poured and sitting within reach of the chimney for Santa to make his grand entrance and be … Read More Taralga Rodeo 2015
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’ was deemed unfit and has now become a site … Read More Decaying Structure of local Caringbah High School
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 already some 20 years ago.
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 with light, love and family; such a house is … Read More The Abbey, Haunted Gothic Mansion