Thursday, September 10, 2015

Fremantle prison & markets.

Country: Australia, Perth
Location: Fremantle Prison

Most people will probably cringe at the thought of visiting a prison during a vacation, but the Fremantle Prison is a fascinating piece of living history not to be missed! Far more than just being listed as Western Australia's only World Heritage, stepping inside it's ancient building felt like we were being transported back in time where there are many secrets to be unraveled.

Although the prison offers a range of guided tours, we made a unanimous decision to join the Tunnels Tour for an extreme heritage adventure. It was a rush of adrenaline locking into the fully secure ladder system and descending 20m into the depths below. Exploring the labyrinth of tunnels required a lot of stooping 'cause they were about 1.5m at certain sections. The best part of the tour was hopping into punts and paddling through submerged passageways with our head torches switched off. It was pitch black and no matter how many times you tried to close and open your eyes to adjust to the darkness, you'll never be able to see anything. Totally made me appreciate my sense of sight even more! It's a pity cameras weren't allowed to be taken down into the tunnels. Then again, that makes it even more exciting for you to join the Tunnels Tour to experience the thrill for your own. The convict built architecture were a far cry from flawless, yet definitely inspiring knowing how harsh the conditions were working in those tunnels.

The Fremantle Markets is only open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. It's undoubtedly one of the well-known markets bustling with life. The market was filled with plenty of souvenirs, trinkets and tons of delicious local food.

Photos by Ing & yours truly
Editing by yours truly

"It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves -- in finding themselves." -Andre Gide

With love,
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Clarabelle Faith

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