Here's a bit more on the background to the Lost Collective gallery of Terminus Hotel in Pyrmont.
This was, without a doubt, the most popular thing I've ever posted on Lost Collective. I was travelling through Japan about two weeks after posting the gallery, and this was still going viral. The power is social media is insane.
I guess it's not totally unexpected that a post from Terminus Hotel would do well. I mean, the pub is very identifiable with a lot of Sydneysiders.
Not just those who used to have a place there when it was open, but also the thousands who have walked past the ivy-covered building in Pyrmont over the years.
The beauty of it is pretty hard to miss. As is the mystery.
Things have since moved on since this post was made, Terminus Hotel was sold to a private buyer, and is now undergoing a two-year restoration leading to a new life as Sydney's newest gastro pub!
It's a much better outcome for the building. As beautiful as I find abandonments, buildings are always better off if it can be re-used by the community in a way that respects the historical importance of the venue.
It speaks of the reality with abandoned buildings. Whether they are kept secret or not.
Unless the building is secured in such a way that nobody can access at their free will. They will all suffer the same fate of destruction through theft, vandalism, arson and nature. It's been proven time and time again; I'm sure anyone else who has a penchant for visiting abandoned buildings can agree on this.
A schooner hasn’t been served at The Terminus Hotel for more than three decades, but it looks like happy hour will soon be on the cards for the landmark inner Sydney pub.
The poor old boozer, which has been left in ruins since the 1980s, is covered in ivy outside while inside the watering hole is a rare time capsule that shows a slice of Sydney life from a bygone era.
Now, after a month-long marketing campaign, the long forgotten drinking spot on the corner of Harris and John streets in Pyrmont has sold for “around” $5 million.
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