Rotting ancient shipyard in Sydney Harbour: photos

Patrick Boland's photo-gallery from the abandoned shipyards of Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour are a love-note to ancient, rotting machines, each more delightful than the last:

Cockatoo Island is like Peter Pan's Never Never Land for a photographer who likes industrial and historical decay. It's a wonderland of rusted colour. Machines smeared with grease from a thousand men's hands. Sandstone hewned by convicts. An apocalyptic museum of towering H.G. Wells tripods and cranes. I was entranced the minute I stepped off the ferry.

Cockatoo Island Project: Photography by Patrick Boland