If it was into any other type of building, I think this arched entrance would be up fairly high in the grandeur stakes! But this was a grand entry into a dark and dismal place for most people who graced these arches… But I suppose viewed from this direction it was a grand entrance back to freedom?
I’m almost at the end of my Trial Bay Gaol series now. I liked this shot because of the contrast between the smooth concrete blocks and the rough sandstone blocks over the arched window, and also the contrast between the building and the sky. Three windows partially framing a gorgeous sky.
I love this image of Kyle. His eye is open so wide that he, unintentionally, looks as though he is scared stiff! I can assure you that he wasn’t, and that no children were put in scary circumstances to get this photo! I also couldn’t resist using the spot colour in this one!
It doesn’t matter that the stone walls are high or the windows have bars, these little guys can still flit in & out as they please! Nature inside the walls of the stone jungle that is Trial Bay Gaol.
Here is a glimpse of the beauty that lies outside the walls of Trial Bay Gaol in NSW, Australia.
Here is another image from Trial Bay Gaol. Looking out from another barred window, not as high this time. I imagine it would be pretty torturous being able to hear the ocean and only ever see the stone walls surrounding you, especially on such a beautiful part of our coast.
Alone in the dark and cold….
I would have hated to be in this cell at Trial Bay Gaol. This is what isolation would have looked like from the inside…