The crashed spaceship of Coober Pedy

In 2000 a film called Pitch Black was filmed here in Australia. It was filmed near the remote outback town of Coober Pedy. A town well known for amazing opals and it’s underground town. The space ship is the set used for the external shots of the crashed transporter. After filming wrapped up it was left for locals to claim and today sits in the yard of the Opal Cave Shop in Coober Pedy gathering dust. Continue reading The crashed spaceship of Coober Pedy

Visit to the old Gladesville / Tarban Creek Mental Asylum

On the weekend I went for a walk with some friends to check out an old semi-abandoned mental asylum near Sydney. Unfortunately the main bulk of the Asylum was demolished for apartments, but there is still some stuff to see in this now complex. I remember seeing the old mental asylum as a child playing ruby for a near by horrible boarding school. I remember patients wandering around the fences in hand cuffs. It looked like a miserable place and I can’t say I mourn its loss. Thankfully, the older areas still exist.

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