Everyone who has come before you has died

And they might have been transported on a train coming from Regent Street railway station or also known as “Mortuary Station.” Coffins were loaded on the train and sent to Rookwood Cemetery, Woronora General Cemetery, and Sandgate Cemetery. If you were dead, you got a free ride, but mourning family members had to pay 40 cents for a journey. The old station is normally closed, but it was re-opened as a part of the Sydney Biennale with works by Marco Chiandetti and Charwei Tsai. This pavilion is labeled as the “Embassy of Transition,” a liminal space between life and death.

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The Biennale continued in the old Carriageworks with many large scale works, including this one which is a collectively made map of abandoned buildings by the public. DSC_0433

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