Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story

‘For this week’s challenge, we want you to become a documentary photographer and attempt to capture a candid moment of a person, place, or thing.’


Whilst exploring our country a couple of years ago, we came across Silverton in New South Wales. It was there that we came across the Mad Max Museum. For us it was a journey back in time which brought a smile to our faces. This is indeed a split-second capture from the past.

Silverton Hotel is full of photos and memorabilia from the Mad Max filming. It’s not in everybody’s path of travel, but worth a visit if you’re in that neck of the outback! Here’s a link to the Museum site if you’re heading that way 🙂


Sorry, I’m forgetting my age! Mad Max (Mel Gibson) was an epic series in the 80s. It became a top-grossing Australian film, holding the Guinness record for most profitable film for decades. See the IMob link below 🙂


Mad Max Museum, Silverton, NSW

Mad Max Museum

Silverton Hotel

Silverton Hotel

Silverton Hotel with Mad Max photos

Silverton Hotel with Mad Max photos

Mad Max relic

Mad Max relic

Relics from the past, Mad Max cars

Relics from the past



About Retired2Travel

My passion has been for many, many years landscape photography so when the chance came up to retire early, in order to travel, I took it! It made sense then to marry the two (travel and photography) and create this blog. I hope you enjoy it :)
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9 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story

  1. seeker says:

    Is that Mel Gibson?


  2. Erwin says:

    Great shots. I was there 15+ years and captured it on film. Are the old buildings on the top still there? All the rest is still the same as I remember.


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  4. The hotel shot is an absolute beauty!


  5. macmsue says:

    Haven’t been to Silverton but have seen some stuff from the movie scattered around Coober Pedy. You’ve probably seen it too on your travels.


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