Saturday, 1 November 2014

Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge (Theme Day: Landmark)

The Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are the two most recognised landmarks in Sydney. This night view is from the Royal Botanical Gardens, near Mrs Macquaries Point.

Friday, 31 October 2014

Anzac Bridge

The western pylon of the Anzac Bridge, viewed above palm trees in the inner city suburb of Rozelle.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Rosebery, The Lakes Hotel

The Lakes Hotel is located along Gardeners Road on the corner of Macquarie Street, in the eastern suburbs of Rosebery. This heritage listed pub was built in 1938 in the art deco architectural style.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Clovelly Bowling Club

The Clovelly Bowling Club was built in 1960, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, in the eastern suburb of Clovelly. Lawn Bowls is one of the biggest participation sports in Australia. In the past it was even more popular with many more clubs across many more suburbs but not many could boast about such a spectacular backdrop.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Mascot, pumping station

This heritage listed pumping station is located along Coward Street, in the eastern suburb of Mascot. This sewerage pumping station was constructed by the Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage in 1923 in the Federation architectural style. It was designed to sympathetically match the houses along this street built in that style.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Mascot Oval, mural

This mural is located outside Mascot Oval, on the corner of O'Riordan Street and Coward Street, in the eastern suburb of Mascot. It was created by Annette Barlow in 2013 and depicts a scene of local boys playing rugby league on the oval. It stands near the border of the local government area, hence the sign "Welcome to City of Botany Bay". 

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Ashfield, St John the Baptist Anglican Church

This cockatoo stands guard on top of this hollow tree stump, which probably houses its nest, on the grounds of St John the Baptist Anglican Church along Alt Street, in the inner west suburb of Ashfield. The central part of the church building is one of the first Sydney designs by the colonial architect Edmund Blacket and built in 1843. The sandstone section on the left was completed in 1875 and the tower on the right was added in 1901.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Drummoyne, Birkenhead Point

Birkenhead Point Marina is located at the entrance to Iron Cove, in the inner west suburb of Drummoyne.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Abbotsford House

Abbotsford House is heritage listed house with views of Abbotsford Bay, in the inner west suburb of Abbotsford. It was built by physician, philanthropist and politician Sir Arthur Renwick in 1878 in the Victorian architectural style. The suburb took its name from this house which was named after Abbotsford in the United Kingdom, the residence of historical novelist and poet, Sir Walter Scott. In 1920 it became the site of a Nestlé chocolate factory, with the house used initially for chocolate production and later as their administrative offices. The factory was closed in 1991 and the estate was redeveloped with medium-density residential apartments known as Abbotsford Cove, while preserving the historic house.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Drummoyne, signs

The forecourt of this bank on the corner of Lyons Road and Formosa Street, in the inner west suburb of Drummoyne, is crowded with signs. Apart from the usual bank and parking signs here, the most curious one is the large "LONGLONG" sign which seems to be a piece of street art and barrier. The rubbish bin lists what you might see on the nearby Iron Cove "boatsheds and rivercats, 12 foot skiffs and tinnies". The other interesting thing are the supports along the newsagency wall that were placed there after the adjoining shopfront was demolished to build this bank so far back from Lyons Road.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Balmain East, ferry

The Balmain East Ferry wharf is located at the end of Darling Street, in the inner west suburb of Balmain East. The Charlotte is a First Fleet Class ferry acquired by Sydney Ferries in 1985. It is named after one of the eleven ships of the First Fleet that sailed to Australia in 1787. 
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Petersham College

Petersham College is located along Crystal Street, on the corner of Robert Street, in the inner west suburb of Petersham. This Technical and Further Education (TAFE) College was built in 1902 in the Federation architectural style.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Annandale, The Colannade

The Colannade is located along Johnston Street, in the inner west suburb of Annandale. It was built in 1894 with Victorian and Federation Free architectural styles. This former hall is now used for commercial and residential space. 

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Leichhardt, St Gerasimos Greek Orthodox Church

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Camperdown, University of Sydney, telephone boxes

These telephone boxes are located outside the Pharmacy Building, on the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. The pay phone has been slowly disappearing from suburban areas so don't know how long they'll last here. The original style of these boxes would have featured glass panels all around and glass doors. To avoid vandalism, the doors have been removed and they have been modified to feature tough metal mesh on the lower panels.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Camperdown, University of Sydney, weathervane

A blue sky above the weather vane on the main building, viewed from Science Road on the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Camperdown, University of Sydney, Pharmacy Building

The Pharmacy Building is located along Science Road on the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. It stands alongside the fancier Bank Building, built in the Victorian Italianate architectural style, which both house the Faculty of Pharmacy.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Camperdown, University of Sydney, fountain

This fountain is located beside the main building of the University of Sydney, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. It is dedicated to Sir Francis Anderson, Professor of Logic and Mental Philosophy 1890-1921 and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts 1914-16 and 1920-21. He was instrumental in the reform of New South Wales education. It's an odd combination of sandstone and pebble concrete.
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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Camperdown, University of Sydney, Anderson Stuart Building

The Anderson Stuart Building is located on the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. This heritage listed building was originally designed by James Barnet, Colonial Architect and built in 1884-90 in the Elizabethan Revival architectural style. Walter Liberty Vernon, Government Architect 1909-12 added north west and north east extensions. In 1922 the Professor of Architecture Leslie Wilkinson completed the north facade, inserting a pavilion between the earlier wings. Each addition has been designed to complement the earlier stages of the building. It houses the Faculty of Medicine.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Camperdown, University of Sydney, Bank Building

The Bank Building is located along Science Road on the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. This heritage listed building was originally designed by John Frederick Hilly and built in 1854. Its design was altered by Professor Leslie Wilkinson in 1923-1924 when it incorporated the facade of the former Commercial Banking Company's branch, located on the corner of George Street and Barrack Street in the city. Built in the Victorian Italianate architectural style, it was donated to the university. It now houses a post office and is part of the Faculty of Pharmacy.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Camperdown, St. Joseph's Catholic Church

St. Joseph's Catholic Church is located along Missenden Road, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. This church was built in 1889 and features religious sculptures on the exterior.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

General Post Office, sculptures

An abstract view above the main entrance of the General Post Office (GPO) building at Martin Place, between George Street and Pitt Street. The GPO was constructed in stages from 1866 to 1891 and was designed by colonial architect James Barnet in the Victorian Free Classical style. The white marble statue of Queen Victoria is flanked by allegorical figures. This building was built before Australia's federation, when we became an independent nation, so below them is the United Kingdom coat of arms sculpted in sandstone.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Botanic Gardens, Tarpeian Way

This Ghost Gum tree is located at the edge of the Botanic Gardens near the Tarpeian Way Gate, viewed from the steps of the Sydney Opera HouseTarpeian Way is the pathway that runs along the edge of the steep cliff known as the Tarpeian Wall. When the rock at Bennelong Point was cut away in 1880, to build the road that now leads to the Opera House, the wall and the path were named after the Tarpeian Rock, which overlooks the Roman Forum.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Alexandria, substation

This former substation is located along McEvoy Road, in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. In 2012, it was redeveloped into the Sub-Station Cafe. A large industrial estate next door has the location signs and postboxes along the wall of the building.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Glebe, Jubilee Fountain

The Jubilee Fountain is located on the corner of Glebe Point Road and Broadway, opposite Victoria Park, in the inner city suburb of Glebe. This drinking fountain was erected in 1909 to commemorate the golden jubilee of Glebe as a municipality. The sandstone column with Corinthian capital and ring banding with floral motif is surmounted by a bronze coach light. It sits on a flat quatrefoil trachyte base with circular basins and a polished face, that sit on a heavily moulded sandstone quatrefoil pedestal. The circular stepped platform with brick pavers and concentric sandstone steps was installed in 1996.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Chippendale, Institute Cervantes

The Institute Cervantes building is located along City Road, in the inner city suburb of Chippendale. This heritage listed building was formerly known as Winston House and was used as a warehouse for the nearby Grace Brothers department store. It was built around 1913 in the Federation Freestyle architectural style. The Instituto Cervantes is a non-profit organisation founded by the Government of Spain in 1991 to promote Spanish language teaching and fostering knowledge of the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries throughout the world.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Circular Quay, Animalia II

"Animalia II" is a mural on a banner that has been hung across two wharves at Circular Quay, as part of the 2014 Art and About Sydney festival. The artwork was created by Carnovsky, an Italian artist/designer duo comprised of Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla. It celebrates Australia’s internationally renowned natural wonder, the Great Barrier Reef. It also raises awareness about how coal port expansion projects are putting the reef and the millions of life forms that live there at risk. The waters of Sydney Harbour are agitated as the engines start up on the departing Queenscliff, a Freshwater Class ferry.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Rosebery, St. Joseph's Catholic Church

St. Joseph's Catholic Church is located along Rosebery Avenue between Morley Avenue and Kimberley Grove, in the eastern suburb of Rosebery. This heritage listed, two storey church was built in 1929 in the Inter-War Romanesque architectural style.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Chippendale, Central Park

Central Park is an urban redevelopment of the former Kent Street Brewery, in the inner city suburb of Chippendale. This view is from the middle of the park, looking past the Halo kinetic sculpture, created by Jennifer Turpin and Michaelie Crawford, towards the two residential towers of One Central Park, designed by architect Jean Nouvel and artist and botanist Patrick Blanc. The taller tower features a hovering cantilever and heliostat with an assembly of motorised mirrors that capture sunlight and direct the rays down onto Central Park’s gardens. At night, an LED art installation by conceptual artist Yann Kersalé creates a shimmering display in the sky.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Chippendale, One Central Park

Central Park is an urban redevelopment of the former Kent Street Brewery located on the corner of Broadway and Abercrombie Street, in the inner city suburb of Chippendale. One Central Park consists of two residential towers above a retail complex, designed by architect Jean Nouvel and artist and botanist Patrick Blanc. The public park in the centre of the precinct climbs the sides of the glass towers to form a lush canopy. The vines, leafy foliage and blooms of 250 species of Australian flowers and plants spring out between floors.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Dover Heights, bus shelter

This bus shelter is located along Military Road near the corner of Dover Road, in the eastern suburb of Dover Heights.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Chippendale, Central Park, Halo (Theme Day: Movement)

Central Park is an urban redevelopment of the former Kent Street Brewery located on the corner of Broadway and Abercrombie Street, in the inner city suburb of Chippendale. "Halo" is a wind activated kinetic sculpture in the middle of the park, created by Jennifer Turpin and Michaelie Crawford. located in the middle of the park. The giant yellow ring measuring 12 metres in diameter is attached to a 6 metre long silver arm, which pivots off-centre atop a 13 metre high tilted silver pole.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Haymarket, Capitol Square Hotel

The Capitol Square Hotel is located on the corner of George Street and Campbell Street, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. Located next to the Capitol Theatre, it is part of the Capitol Square development that extends to Hay Street and includes the former Palace Hotelthe Watkins Terrace group of buildings, a former bank and post office and the former Parker Lane. The buildings were originally constructed in 1876-1877 in the Victorian Italianate architectural style. They were redeveloped in the 1990s and now feature shops, a hotel, a pub, restaurants, offices, recreation and special function facilities.