Journal

Post-War

Well, after something of a break from uploading here (Uni work, New computer etc etc), I’ve got a bit of a series to show y’all. I have something of an interest in empty, lonely places – abandoned buildings, empty construction sites and the like. Caribbean Gardens, in Melbourne’s outer Eastern suburbs, is one such place. Originally built in the 1970s, Caribbean is marketed as a combination market and amusement park, centred around an artificial lake.The reality, however, is that Caribbean Gardens feels well and truly stuck in the past – from the fibreglass animals on the ‘Jungle Cruise’ Boat Ride to the retro fast-food kiosk, to the pure 1970s soundtrack piped through speakers throughout the gardens (including such classics as a pan-pipe version o…