Abandoned Alexander the Great Mansion in Perth, Western Australia │ Abandoned World Photography Urbex

Abandoned Mansions

Abandoned mansions are hard to find, hard to get into, and I’ve gotten masses of backlash because of them. Often tucked away in the countryside up long driveways, you’d be lucky to find a derelict mansion and manage to get inside.

One such adventure once took me to the Alexander the Great Mansion in Perth, Western Australia. I’d obtained the address online and had no idea if it was legit. So I set off on a road trip one day to find out for myself. I found the site easily and sure enough, there was a magnificent derelict site perched on the edge of the Perth hills. The mansion was massive in size and had its own Ferris wheel, waterslides, a weird cult-like church, life-size dollhouses, a horse carousel, and lots of very fancy statues, amongst many other fascinating things!

Every building and house I photographed on that site was 100% abandoned, and there was no sign of anyone living there, nor were there any No Trespassing signs.

Within 24 hours of posting the photos online, I was receiving a barrage of messages to the AWP social media pages and even my personal social media pages and email address. It was the family related to the owner of the mansion who were all threatening to call the po-po on me if I didn’t remove the photos. According to them, there was still someone living on the site (I can’t imagine where given the state of the interiors).

Anyway, I caved under the pressure and deleted the photos. A couple of months later, I tried my luck again with posting the photos but instantly got the same kind of abuse from family members. At the time, I was living in Australia on a visa that could be taken away at any stage and Aussies can be ***** so best not piss them off. Down the photos came again.

Fast forward a year later and I’ve left Australia with no intention of returning. The photos have been republished and no one has contacted me about it thankfully.

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Abandoned Alexander the Great Mansion in Perth, Western Australia

Tucked away in Wundowie, Perth, and located near to the abandoned El Caballo resort, is a huge, multi-site abandoned mansion that has its own Ferris wheel, waterslides, a weird cult-like church, life-size dollhouses, a full-size horse carousel, stadium, sports pitch, stables, and lots of very fancy statues. A source has told AWP that the mansion was originally built by the father for his son for when he grew up. However, the son was gifted a sports car for his 18th birthday, which he subsequently crashed and then passed away.  Access to this site back in 2020 was straightforward – in through a field via a back road. There were no signs of life, zero No Tresspassing signs, no security cameras etc. Each of the buildings photographed were 100% abandoned, as you can see from the photos below. It was a standard abandoned site albeit very strange and unusual. In particular, the creepy cult-like church had strange vibes and something didn’t add up.  If you’ve been to the site recently, feel free to message AWP to confirm the status of its abandonment as it’s been four years since we were last there.  Enjoy the photography below and don’t forget to follow

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Abandoned Lideco Bắc 32 Mansions, Hanoi, Vietnam

Abandoned Lideco Bắc 32 Mansions, Hanoi, Vietnam Towering brick buildings, thin staircases, and stone floors covered in algae represent the failed mansion project that was once supposed to house the elite in Hanoi. The ghost town of Lideco Bắc 32 is to date, the largest abandoned site I’ve ever seen. Between 2008 and 2013, the bare bones of 650 French-style mansions were built (walls, floors, and staircases), but nothing else. Now, most of the 5-story houses have been left to rot and crumble, while they lie dormant on the Hanoi retail market, going for €400,000 per property (approx.). At present, only 100 of the houses are currently occupied and kids roam freely around the grounds playing football. Local men fish in the artificial lake, pet cows are tied up outside the abandoned houses and lots of hens cluck their way around the site. This 38-hectare “city within a city”, worth $35million USD, is a ghost town that could potentially be housing hundreds of homeless people in North Vietnam. I’ll be interested to see what it transforms into by 2025. Enjoy the photography slideshow below and don’t forget to follow Abandoned World Photography for regular urbex updates on Facebook, Instagram and

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Inside the Abandoned Notre Dame Zoo and Mansion, Mulgoa, Sydney, NSW Australia │ Abandoned World Photography Urbex
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Abandoned Notre Dame Zoo, Sydney, Australia

The History of Notre Dame Zoo, Sydney Emmanuel Margolin’s Notre Dame Zoo and French Chateau worth $27 million that was once coined “The Best House in the World” by the TV show Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, is now a relic of its former self. Spread over 45 hectares deep in the mountains of Mulgoa, Sydney, the Margolin residence and abandoned Notre Dame zoo used to house endangered species such as panthers, pumas and jaguars. Nine species of monkeys, Spanish Andalusian stallions worth $1 million and other exotic animals and flora/fauna also thrived here back in the 80’ and 90’s. The animal cages, stables, gift shop and café are still intact although overcome by sprawling nature. Near to the cages, sits the chateau that the owner, Emmanuel Margolin lived in with his family and once filled it with antiques such as a mirror owned by Mary Queen of Scots and a Mazarin desk owned by Louis XIII. During an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald in 1995, Emmanuel told reporter, Daphne Guinness, he had 20 clocks to wind up each day, his most prized one is one that was given to Napolean when he captured the sphinx in Egypt.

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