|St Mary's Cathedral is an impressive building. The rain was just starting to pour...|
|St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney|
|One of many statues dotted about the perimeter of the Cathedral. |
We couldn't get close enough to them to find out who they
represented, but this one is fairly obviously St Mary!
|The interior of Hyde Park Barracks. It's been well restored, with some |
evocative audio/visual installations... which are quite spooky!
All this means that the sympathetically restored interior probably contains many ghosts. There are also some interesting audio/visual installations, which work very well. The visitor can look through the guards' peep-holes into the old cells and dormitories, and there are shadowy figures set up to move at the edge of your field of vision. The accompanying noises, groans and snores, add up to a spooky experience, especially with such dark, inclement weather like when we were there. Well worth a visit, and it certainly provides fodder for a scary story or two!
|One of the peep-holes through which the guards would |
keep an eye on those untrustworthy convicts
|I'm sure some of these corridors are walked by the ghosts |
of Sydney's shameful convict past!