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    Balmain Leagues Club Feature in The Daily Telegraph | Lost Collective

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    The Daily Telegraph Featured pictures from the Lost Collective Balmain Leagues Club gallery. The article went online and in print.

    a young girls bicycle against a backdrop of graffiti in the abandoned balmain leagues club - lost collective

    This came out back from a time when the Daily Telegraph, being the impartial media outlet, renowned for quality journalism and integrity that it is, would ask to use my images, rather than simply lifting them from my website without permission or even bothering to credit me.

    I'm not sure why there was a need to re-edit my photos for this article and then lower the resolution prior to publishing but hey. What's done is done.

    stripped cables hanging from the ceiling of the abandoned balmain leagues club - lost collective

    I think that anyone who has seen the exterior of Balmain Leagues Club, would not be very surprised to see that the interior of the building is in the state that can be seen in my pictures.

    The site is a massive eyesore and a blight on the Sydney's Inner West landscape. It stands as a festering icon of developer greed gone wrong and the future of the building lies in limbo with no end in sight. Much to the detriment of anyone who lives nearby.

    carpeted steps covered in garbage leading to the entrance of the auditorium in the abandoned balmain leagues club - lost collective

    Take a look at the article below and hear what some of the involved parties have to say about this mess and what is (or isn't) being done about it.

    broken tiles and garbage litter the floor in the kitchen of the abandoned balmain leagues club - lost collective

    This year marks seven years since the Balmain Leagues Club was sold for $1 in exchange for its buyer inheriting the club’s $22million-plus debt.

    But a series of shocking photos captured by Sydney photographer Brett Patman shows just how far the once-proud building has fallen into disrepair.

    Squatters have taken up residence, floors are rotting from water damage and almost every wall has been covered in graffiti.

    To read the online article, click here .

    wall to wall graffiti on the ramp to the basement carpark of the abandoned balmain leagues club - lost collective