In our daily life everything is cyclical, and it happens sometimes that the death of one thing promotes the appearance of the new one. The greatest example of it is the British steamship SS Ayrfield, which during a lot of years remains abandoned on the shores of the Olympic village in Sydney. The rusty hull of the vehicle during this time has turned into the real Mangrove forest. The second name of the ship is “The Floating Forest”, the meaning of which is literal.
The steamship was built in Britain in 1911 and was used by the Australian government as a cargo carrier for the American troops, located in the Pacific during the World War II. It had been sold in 1950 and then used for coal shipping from Newcastle to Sydney. However, in 1972 the decision has been made to send the steamship to the Homebush Bay, where it remains to this day.
Interesting fact is that before the Olympic games in 2000 there were constant shipwrecks in the Bay that’s why it received a new name “ ships’ cemetery ”. Nevertheless, the SS Ayrfield still stays afloat and during all these years and the mangrove trees have grown on it creating a real forest. There is no doubt that the “Floating Forest” is unusually breathtaking at sunset and photographers from all over the world come to this place to take a picture of phenomenon how nature changes everything, what has been created by human being but wasn’t converted thoroughly.