Culture vultures taking a holiday to Sydney in Australia may want to take a trip to a “top-secret” art space that has been re-opened to the public this year.

Culture vultures taking a holiday to Sydney in Australia may want to take a trip to a “top-secret” art space that has been re-opened to the public this year.

The Paddington Reservoir is a pair of underground chambers that were built in 1866 and 1878 underneath the city streets of Sydney, north Australia.

Filling a space of 1,023 square metres, the space was decommissioned in 1899 and abandoned to become a garage.

According to Australia.com, a “shadowy graffiti” movement arrived under the cover of darkness after the roof caved in in 1993 and decorated the walls in “stunning frescoes and murals”.

The space has now undergone a £4.9 million investment to restore the reservoir and is now a “stunning Romanesque sunken garden with a lake of contemplation at its centre”.

Paddington Reservoir Gardens will now become a cultural precinct for film festivals, art and markets.

The Sydney Comedy Festival is taking place in the city until May 17th and more than 300 shows will take place in 21 different venues.

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