Visit to Cockatoo Island

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Cockatoo Island is the largest island in Sydney Harbour in SydneyNew South Wales,Australia. Located at the junction of the Parramatta and Lane Cove rivers, Cockatoo Island was from 1839 an imperial prison, industrial school, reformatory and gaol. It was also the site of one of Australia’s biggest shipyards during the twentieth century. The first of its two dry docks was built by convicts and was completed in 1857. The island’s maritime industrial activity ceased in 1992. Cockatoo Island was inscribed on the World Heritage List in July 2010.

34 thoughts on “Visit to Cockatoo Island

  1. Reblogged this on Ignorant Art and commented:
    I thought the photography effects added places a new perspective on the ‘urban park’. Cockatoo Island, mainly visited during the Biennale, is a place filled with a strong sense of character. These photographs emphasize the structures and connected history.

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  2. Fantastic photos! Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed. It is always great to see new perspectives of everyday Australia. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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  3. Very cool. Wonderful images, wonderful place. Every time I’ve been to Sydney and gone past it on the ferry I’ve always thought ‘must land there some time’. Now I have even better reasons – thank you for sharing.

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    • Thanks. It is an interesting place. I went to have a look at the installations of the 18th Biennale, which added to the experience.

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  4. Stark. Wie die Welt anders aussieht, wenn man mit der entsprechenden Software drüberfährt.
    “Breaking Waves” : das Bild ist enorm gut, es gefällt mir bisher am Besten!

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