I loved this article in Commercial Real Estate giving a fascinating insight into the history of Terminus Hotel in Pyrmont.
Image Credit: Noel Butlin Archives , Australian National University , Tooth & Co. Yellow Cards, Terminus Hotel Pyrmont – AU NBAC N60-YC-700
It was actually in the first article by Commercial Real Estate with its report that Terminus hotel was going under the hammer that gave me the idea to make some inquiries with the agent, JLL .
Everything after that is history, but I’m sure glad I asked the question.
Ways Terrace in Pyrmont, Sydney, around the 1920s. Photo: National Library of Australia .
So, over to the article, I do like the way Jack has explained the functions of an inner city working class pub through the years to serve as a meeting place due to an absence of ordinary working class families to have room for people to gather in their homes.
Business Insider was the first of a multitude of publications to jump on these photos from Terminus Hotel.
After publishing my Gallery of the long abandoned Terminus Hotel . It started to go viral within the first 20 minutes of being live. Over then next fortnight or so, the post would go on to reach over 800,000 people on Facebook alone.
I remember a colleague at work commented to me that at least a dozen of his friends of who we have no connection whatsoever have also shared the Facebook post to their profiles.
I didn’t actually know of this article in Sydney Morning Herald . I mean, I know about the feature from my earlier blog post obviously, but maybe it was just one I missed.
There may be a slightly distorted truth in this article about how I’ve “been quietly letting himself into deserted buildings and institutions”.
The truth is far more complicated than that and is up for interpretation depending on who you ask.
It’s always going to be that way. So in asking me how I do get in, well, that I’ll leave it up to you to ponder.
Regardless, to feature in SMH again was very humbling, and I’m very thankful for the support I’ve received from Fairfax over the past year.
There’s lots on the radar for this coming year! Not the least all this Japanese content I built up over the next month following from this article. On top of this I keep searching for opportunities to shoot and document new and exciting buildings.
I’m playing with the idea of gradually relaxing the focus Lost Collective so that it isn’t so heavily reliant on urban exploration.
I’d like to start including more of the photos I take that aren’t as reliant on HDR and post processing.
I love getting out and catching some landscape and moving water photography with some nice and slow ND Filters like the Lee Little and Big Stoppers and my B+W Circular Polirizing Filter . I love playing around with these, especially in mountain streams and sea scapes.
I feel like it has a place here in Lost Collective too. Just where?
Brett Patman’s photographs of abandoned building interiors evoke a strong sensory response – one can almost hear the paint flakes crackling underfoot and breathe the stale air.
Over the past five years he’s been quietly letting himself into deserted buildings and institutions and photographing their dark, haunting interiors, heavy with the echoes of activity but bereft of life.
It was working as a mechanical technician in places like factories, power stations and foundries that piqued Patman’s interest in documenting the architecture of decay. He began exploring beyond the barricades of tumbledown structures and time and time again discovered narratives of past eras. So began Patman’s one-man photography project, the Lost Collective.
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