Mount St. Mary’s College and Convent – Katoomba, NSW

As I was wandering around Katoomba, Australia, on my way to photograph the local old cemetery, I stumbled upon this incredible beast of a building. Have to say my mouth was pretty wide open for the whole time I spent taking it all in! It’s huge! It was closed to the public and totally surrounded… Continue reading Mount St. Mary’s College and Convent – Katoomba, NSW

Kanangra Ranges (Australia) exploration with Rex Gilroy

May 30th 2016: I spent the day (9am  – 9pm) wandering the vast Kanangra Ranges in search for evidence of the mysterious and elusive Yowie (Australia’s Bigfoot) and Thylacine (aka The Tasmanian Tiger). In our time in the dense wilderness, we saw kangaroos, wallabies and a wombat. Rex stumbled upon what looks like a large footprint in the… Continue reading Kanangra Ranges (Australia) exploration with Rex Gilroy

Blue Mountains YHA, Katoomba.

I stayed 6 days at the YHA Katoomba, whilst in Australia for the annual Paracon, Paranormal weekend event. A relaxed stay with very friendly and helpful staff and a good steady flow of tourists and people passing through. I had heard a few stories of spooky goings-on in this place, so made a point to… Continue reading Blue Mountains YHA, Katoomba.

Fremantle Prison – Fremantle, Western Australia

Fremantle Prison, sometimes referred to as Fremantle Gaol or Fremantle Jail, is a former Australian prison in Fremantle, Western Australia. The six-hectare (15-acre) site includes the prison cellblocks, gatehouse, perimeter walls, cottages, and tunnels. Initially known as the Convict Establishment or The Establishment, it was constructed as a prison for convicts, using convict labour, between… Continue reading Fremantle Prison – Fremantle, Western Australia

Return to the Russell Hotel, Sydney

Set in the historic heart of Sydney’s The Rocks, the 1887 construct of the Russell Hotel is a piece of Australian history which retains all of its old world charm and decor. Decorated with traditional furniture, rooms add distinctive touches like open fireplaces or bay windows. Encompassing Sydney’s oldest bar, this colonial masterpiece is a… Continue reading Return to the Russell Hotel, Sydney

Quarantine Station, Manly – Australia

The complex operated as a quarantine station from 14 August 1832 to 29 February 1984. The idea behind it was that anyone arriving in the colony (as it then was) who might have an infectious disease would be kept in quarantine until it was considered safe to release them. The station is now home to… Continue reading Quarantine Station, Manly – Australia

Russell Hotel, Sydney

The Rocks is one of Sydney’s most historic areas, a favourite of tourists and locals alike. As the oldest area of Sydney, The Rocks features a wonderful mix of past and present. The Russell was one of the first hotels in The Rocks and maintains our emphasis on old world charm and personable service to… Continue reading Russell Hotel, Sydney