I was in Newcastle recently shooting for a client. As luck would have it I stayed on for the weekend by the beach overlooking this amazing art deco ocean bath. A little old and weather beaten from 100 years of salt, wind and ocean swells the place still has great charm and is obviously loved by the locals. I'm guessing a few years ago some work was done to restore the facade and some of the facilities but much of it would seem to be in original condition. Between trips to the local surf beach and poking around town I spent a fair bit of time at the pool capturing the locals at play and the various moods of the place.
John Olsen one of my favorite artists was having a show at the local gallery. He was born in Newcastle in 1928 and they were celebrating his birthday on the day I visited. A raffle was been held to purchase one of his works. The prize - one of his limited edition prints so of course I purchased 10 tickets - fingers crossed.