So I'm writing an article on Cockatoo Island, so I thought it was probably a good idea if I actually, I don't know, went there. I've seen the phrase "Photographer's Paradise" thrown about when people share their pictures, describe their experience or talk about the Island in general. So as a researching writer and a curious photographer, I decided to take myself on a little adventure.
I hadn't been there in 10 years. You know it's weird, how your memory of things you did as a kid is normally completely different to reality. As I got off the ferry I wracked my brain for any possible memories I had of this place, all I could remember was random little blurry snippets. I remembered my mum being the only one interested in the audio tour. I remember running around in leggings, some kind of dorky hat and I very clearly remember posing for a photo under one of the Island's infamous cranes.
Whilst the main aim of Cockatoo Island is to preserve Sydney's history. We are so lucky to have a place where you can run around and be absolutely free. You have this amazing link to Australian history and you can think about all those who have come before you. Our country has a dark but strong history and I want to explore more of the beautiful place that I live in.
I could really go on and on, I have so much to say about Cockatoo Island. From the stunning architecture to the beautiful harbour views, it has got far too much to offer for a place that's only a $2.87 ferry ride away.
Keep your eyes freshly peeled for my article that will be gracing your screens in the next few months and enjoy the photos from the photographer's para-ara-ara-dise.
Photography all shot by me @ Cockatoo Island - Sydney Harbour