This view across Mosman Bay on Sydney Harbour to the Sydney skyline is from Taronga Zoo, in the north shore suburb of Mosman. The clouds rolled in over the city in the afternoon on an otherwise clear blue day.
Friday, 24 May 2013
Thursday, 23 May 2013
The upper entrance to Taronga Zoo, in the north shore suburb of Mosman. Sydney's original zoo was established in 1800 on seven acres of land at Billy Goat Swamp in Moore Park. By the beginning of the 20th century, the Zoo had outgrown its site and plans were made to exchange the land to Aston Park at Mosman. Taronga Zoo was officially opened on 7 October, 1916. Taronga is an Aboriginal word meaning beautiful view.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
The view from the baths at Forty Baskets Beach, in the northern suburb of Balgowlah Heights. The beach is named after a catch of 40 baskets of fish sent to a contingent of New South Wales troops detained at the nearby North Head Quarantine Station after returning from Sudan in 1885. The boats are moored in North Harbour, one of the three harbours that make up Port Jackson. In the distance is a ferry at Manly Ferry wharf, on Manly Cove.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
The former Glebe post office is located on the corner of Glebe Point Road and St Johns Road, in the inner west suburb of Glebe. It was designed by James Barnet and built around 1890 in the Victorian Free Classical architectural style.
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Monday, 20 May 2013
Nuffield Park is located in the inner city suburb of Zetland. These curious rusty iron sculptures separate the terraces stepping down from Ascot Avenue.
Sunday, 19 May 2013
The The Norwegian Seamen's Church is located along White Street in the northern suburb of Balgowlah. Sjømannskirken - the Norwegian Church Abroad - was founded in 1864 and established to secure the moral and religious education of Scandinavian seafarers. This historic building known as "Whitehall", was built in the 1870s in the Victorian Rustic Gothic style and thought to be the oldest surviving house in Balgowlah. It was once the home of Australia's first prime minister Edmund Barton and was a private residence until it became a church in 2004.
Saturday, 18 May 2013
The Sydney skyline reflected in the windows of the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour.
Friday, 17 May 2013
A boat returns to the St George Motor Boat Club marina as the sun sets behind the Georges River, in the southern suburb of Sans Souci.
Thursday, 16 May 2013
This view of the old and the new is from Pitt Street Mall. The historic shopfronts along the mall have been retained alongside the new office building and Sydney Tower rising above.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
The Sir Joseph Banks Park is located in the eastern suburb of Botany. The Sir Joseph Banks Zoological and Botanical Gardens were the main attraction of the nearby Sir Joseph Banks Hotel in the 19th Century. The colony's first zoo featured animals such as kangaroos, elephants, tigers, bears camels and gorillas. These animals are commemorated by sculptured life-sized, life-like zoo animals such as this elephant in the children's playground, created in 1988.
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
The Sir Joseph Banks Park is located in the eastern suburb of Botany. Originally, the Sir Joseph Banks Pleasure Gardens, they were the main attraction of the old Sir Joseph Banks Hotel in the 19th Century. In the 1840s and 1850s the Sir Joseph Banks Zoological and Botanical Gardens at this site featured the colony's first zoo with such animals such as kangaroos, elephants, tigers, bears camels and gorillas. It is commemorated by sculptured life-sized, life-like zoo animals such as this gorilla in the children's playground, created in 1988.
Monday, 13 May 2013
This terrace is located in Sir Joseph Banks Park, in the eastern suburb of Botany. The mosaic titled "Sir Joseph Banks' First Journey", depicts the journey of Joseph Banks, a naturalist on the expedition of the Endeavour led by James Cook that explored the eastern coast of Australia in 1770 and landed at nearby Botany Bay.
Sunday, 12 May 2013
The Sydney Harbour Bridge viewed from the south western pylon at Dawes Point.
Saturday, 11 May 2013
This water lily pond is located in the Royal Botanic Gardens. While this man-made pond may not be that spectacular, the Nymphae White Star flowers it contains at this time of year are quite beautiful.
Friday, 10 May 2013
These wispy scattered clouds sit above the Georges River, as the sun sets behind the southern suburb of Sylvania.
Thursday, 9 May 2013
This artwork has been installed in the Strand Arcade to celebrate Wool Week. Textile artist Magda Sayeg has created an installation of two six-metre-tall fibreglass gumtrees and a lamp post wrapped in over 600 metres of colourful Australian Merino wool. This type of graffiti art which involves covering trees, lamp posts or other objects in knitting is known as "yarn bombing".
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
The John Baptist Fountain stands in Hyde Park North, near the corner of Park Street and Elizabeth Street. John Baptist established the Baptist Gardens in Redfern, the first pleasure gardens which attracted visitors in the days before public parks. This fountain was originally installed there in the 1860s and was donated to the trustees of Hyde Park in 1888. It was moved during construction of the underground railway in 1920 and restored as a working fountain in this location in 2012.
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
This monument consisting of a 104-millimetre gun standing on a sandstone plinth is located at the south-eastern entrance of Hyde Park. It comes from the SMS Emden, a German light cruiser warship in World War I. It was a raider in the Indian Ocean and after engaging the HMAS Sydney at the Battle of Cocos Island it was run aground to prevent her from sinking. The monument stands near the corner of Liverpool Street and College Street and points towards the start of Oxford Street.
Monday, 6 May 2013
These artworks are part of "We Are Here", a 15-metre-high, 75-metre-long mural lining the walls of buildings along Foley Street, a laneway in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. This giant artwork which was created by Australian street artists, illustrators and photographers, depicts some of the city’s most significant people and events using paint, collage, drawing, paste-ups, stencils and photography.
Sunday, 5 May 2013
The Strathfield Council Chambers building is located along Homebush Road in the inner west suburb of Strathfield. It was designed by John Sulman and built in 1887 but has undergone many additions including first floor additions in 1922 and town hall in 1923, designed by Harry Chambers Kent. A war memorial to World War 1 of a globe of the world erected on a granite pillar sits at the front and casts a shadow on the wall in the mornings.
Saturday, 4 May 2013
The view across Blackwattle Bay to Anzac Bridge at dusk is from the marina at the Sydney Fish Markets, in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont.
Friday, 3 May 2013
Frenchmans Bay is a small bay that opens up to the larger Botany Bay, in the eastern suburb of La Perouse. The Boatshed restaurant, off Anzac Parade, sits right on the beach. This view is from a lookout in Botany Bay National Park.
Thursday, 2 May 2013
The Laperouse Museum is located in the Botany Bay National Park, in the eastern suburb of La Perouse. The museum opened in 1988 and tells the story of the expedition led by Jean-François de Galaup La Pérouse, its arrival in Botany Bay in 1788, the encounter with the First Fleet and eventual shipwreck in the Solomon Islands. It contains maps, scientific instruments and relics recovered from French explorers. This heritage listed building was designed by Colonial Architect James Barnett and built in 1882 as a Cable Station, It housed the operation of the first submarine telegraph communications cable laid between Australia and New Zealand and provided accommodation for staff.
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
"The Grounds of Alexandria" is an artisan bakery, an in-house coffee roastery and café, located on the corner of Bourke Road and Huntley Street, in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. It is located in a former pie factory from the early 1900s in the Alexandria Creative Park, which also contains the redeveloped factory, chimney and silo of a former linseed oil factory. This site also features a garden of organic herloom vegetables and fragrant herbs which supplies the kitchen. The truck loaded with hay bails acts creates a unique sign, with the logo painted on the side.
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
The Rocks Windmill has been installed in The Rocks Square from 12th April to 12th May. This four-storey windmill hosts events which explore the history and culture of The Rocks through art, science and imagination. It is a functioning wheat mill, providing hands-on experience for grinding wheat into flour. It is also an intimate venue for productions and events.
Monday, 29 April 2013
The Captain Cook Hotel is located on the corner of Flinders Street and Moore Park Road, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. It was designed by John Burcham Clamp in the Federation Anglo-Dutch architectural style and built in 1914. It features a large bust of Captain James Cook, navigator and astronomer who led the voyage of the first Europeans to reach the east coast of Australia, landing at Botany Bay in April 1770.
Sunday, 28 April 2013
This railway bridge carries the Eastern Suburbs Railway Line between Kings Cross and Martin Place, over the inner city suburb of Woolloomooloo. This Oscar train is about to enter the enter the tunnel below The Domain.
Saturday, 27 April 2013
This view of the Sydney skyline is from a wharf at the Australian National Maritime Museum on Cockle Bay at Darling Harbour. Some of the landmark buildings seen here are Sydney Tower and the MLC Centre dominating the sky and Sydney Sea Life Aquarium and Wild Life Sydney Zoo at King Street Wharf.
Friday, 26 April 2013
These spectacular sunset colours hanging above the inner west suburb of Annandale were viewed from the Anzac Bridge.
Thursday, 25 April 2013
"Sacrifice" is a sculpture located inside the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park. It was created by Rayner Hoff as the central motif of the memorial’s design, symbolising the spirit of courage, endurance and sacrifice. It depicts a body of a young Anzac soldier lying over a shield and sword.The ANZAC memorial was opened in 1934 as a permanent memorial to those from New South Wales who served in The Great War 1914 - 1918. Today in Australia and New Zealand is Anzac Day, commemorating the anniversary of the landing of the Australians and New Zealanders at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, Turkey in 1915.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
This ferry has just departed from the Circular Quay ferry wharves, in front of the Circular Quay railway station. The Friendship is a First Fleet Class ferry acquired in 1986 that is part of the fleet that operates on the Inner Harbour routes. It was named The Friendship, after the one of eleven ships of the First Fleet that sailed to Australia in 1787.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
This St George Cab with the fiery dragon logo is parked at a taxi rank in the southern suburb of Kogarah. The St George District of Sydney is made up of the suburbs in the local government areas of the City of Hurstville, the City of Rockdale and the Municipality of Kogarah. Many other local businesses also and institutions have "St George" in their title including St. George Bank, St. George Hospital, St. George Illawarra Dragons (NRL Rugby League Team), St. George College of TAFE (Technical and Further Education), St. George Girls High School and the St George and Sutherland Shire Leader newspaper.
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Monday, 22 April 2013
This artwork is part of "We Are Here", a 15-metre-high, 75-metre-long mural lining the walls of buildings along Foley Street, a laneway in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. This giant artwork which was created by Australian street artists, illustrators and photographers, depicts some of the city’s most significant people and events using paint, collage, drawing, paste-ups, stencils and photography.