exploring secrets sides of Sydney AU & finding beauty in the abandoned since ’13

Welcome to ShhSydney…I’m Gia Cattiva – an urban explorer, nostalgia nerd and history hunter from Sydney, NSW Australia. My love of documenting urbex adventures officially started in 2013, after visiting the infamous abandoned Magic Kingdom amusement park in Lansvale.  I began posting pics of explorations around town and surrounds to my Instagram page, plus enjoy spending hours online researching local forgotten locations out of personal curiosity.

My main focus is to always try to capture the spirit of the sites I explore without disturbing, only documenting. I wanted to show the beauty and art I see in abandonment -by sharing these adventures, hope that others will enjoy coming along on the journey and experience the beauty in them too!

Perhaps if these abandoned places are eventually lost forever, this blog will provide a record of them as part of Sydney’s local history…

*Don’t steal pics – ask permission/give credit please* // all media enquiries to giacattiva@gmail.com