Nostalgic Photos from Glebe Tram Sheds

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A Sydney relic, captured days before it was closed and locked down

Rozelle Tram Depot was one of those mysterious, abandoned places that everyone had heard about, but only a few had actually been. Considered by some as a waste of space and a sad embarrassment, I actually thought the colourful, decaying space was quite magical. The tram depot; holding some of the oldest trams in Sydney, was closed down for business in 1958 and sat for many years in pristine condition. Then in 2000 the sheds somehow became accessible to the public and partygoers, young people and graffiti artists took up residence there. The depot, trams and a bus were vandalised in what I consider to be one of the most beautiful and poignant ways. Not only did the space become more interesting, but some of the huge artworks on the walls were breathtakingly detailed and drawn with great talent.

in 2010 Mirvac bought the place with the intention of gutting it and remaking it into trendy apartments. Days before it became closed off from the public I dressed up, gathered some photographer friends and did one last outing to capture the fun and mystique of this iconic space.

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Country: Harold Park in Glebe, Australia
Language: English
Currency: Australian Dollar
$1 USD = $1.31
I was there: 2011

Do you find abandoned places beautiful and mysterious? Tell me where your favourite abandoned place is in the comments below…

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Crystal Egan

Passionate baby goat cuddler and part-time adventurer, Crystal can often be found doing headstands on the edges of cliffs, taking photos of abandoned buildings or sleeping on deserted islands with dangerous criminals. She has too many awesome stories and helpful tips to keep them all to herself so follow along and in return she will bring you inspiring pictures, travel videos and a whole load of fun!

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