Sunday, 5 July 2015

Dawes Point, Three Sisters

Three Sisters is a sculpture that sits in Pottinger Park, in inner city suburb of Dawes Point. This sort of artwork in three pieces is known as a triptych. It was created in 1970 by Gordon Andrews, who also designed Australia's first decimal currency banknotes implemented in 1966. It is part of the Walsh Bay Sculpture Walk. This small park is on a hill behind the Walsh Bay wharves, with a backdrop of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Balmain East, wharf

The Balmain East ferry wharf sits at the end of Darling Street, in the inner west suburb of Balmain East. This wharf, which was opened in 2015, has Sydney Harbour Bridge and Barangaroo as a backdrop. The view while it was under construction can be seen here and the old wharf can be seen here.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Rozelle, St Joseph's Catholic Church

St Joseph's Catholic Church is located along Quirk Street, in the inner west suburb of Rozelle. This heritage listed church was designed by S.H Buchanan & McKay and built in 1912 in the Victorian Gothic architectural style.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Haberfield, shops

These shops are located along Ramsay Street, in the inner west suburb of Haberfield. 'Kerrigan's Buildings' is a terrace of six shops with residences above, built in 1915 in the Federation architectural style with Art Nouveau motifs.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Haberfield, rowing club (Theme Day: Upside Down)

The UTS Haberfield Rowing Club is located on the shore of Iron Cove at Dobroyd Point, in the inner west suburb of Haberfield. The former Haberfield Rowing Club, which dated back to 1925, was demolished and redeveloped in 2013 for the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). The late afternoon sun provides a great upside down reflection.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Erskineville, Rose of Australia Hotel

Rose of Australia Hotel is located on the corner of Swanston Street and George Street, in the inner city suburb of Erskineville. It was designed by Prevost and Ruwald and built in 1934 in the inter-war free classical architectural style.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Erskineville, art

This urban artwork is located on the facade of a former warehouse along Roachford Street, in the inner city suburb of Erskineville. The building is home to Commune Studios, a co-working space for creative industry freelancers, small businesses and entrepreneurs. It is a collective of creatives from many fields – design, photography, film, journalism, public relations, events – all working under one roof. I photographed this artwork a few years ago when the lips were originally red, which can be seen here.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Birchgrove, St John the Evangelist Anglican Church

St John the Evangelist Anglican Church is located on the corner of Birchgrove Road and Spring Street, in the inner west suburb of Birchgrove. This heritage listed church was built in 1892 in the Victorian Free Gothic architectural style.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Abbotsford, marina

This marina is located on Abbotsford Bay in the inner west suburb of Abbotsford. The view from Abbotsford Cove Foreshore Park looks out towards Parramatta River and Gladesville Bridge.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Balmain, ferry wharf

The sun sets behind the Balmain West Ferry wharf, in the inner west suburb of Balmain. The wharf is located at the end of Elliott Street on the shore of Iron Cove, so is also known as the Elliott Street Wharf.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

The Domain, signs

These banners along Art Gallery Road mark the border between the Botanic Gardens and The Domain. The Art Gallery of New South WalesSydney Tower and the MLC Centre can be seen in the distance.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Hyde Park, Frederic Joseph Walker memorial fountain

The Frederic Joseph Walker memorial fountain is located on the western side of Hyde Park North. F.J. Walker was a prominent city businessman whose company produced sheepskins and processed meat for export. The plaque nearby reads as follows: This fountain was presented to the City of Sydney by the family of Frederic Joseph Walker as a tribute to his memory and all who pioneered primary industry in Australia. 15th February 1961.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

The Rocks, DFS Galleria

These heritage listed buildings, built in the Federation Free Classical architectural style, are located along George Street at The Rocks. In 1988, a large commercial building called the DFS Galleria (Duty Free Store) was erected behind them with the shopfront facades retained and the buildings incorporated into the complex. The former New York Hotel built in 1908 has a five storey tower section and a lower three storey section splayed at a slight angle to follow the change in the alignment of the street. The three storey Quay Chambers building was built in 1913. The shop and residence with the arched balcony and window along with the three storey shop and residence on the corner of Globe Street were built in 1914.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Sans Souci, mural

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Darlington, Institute Building

The Institute Building is located along City Road, on the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Darlington. It was designed by architect Benjamin Backhouse and built in stages from 1870 to 1892 with additions by other architects continuing in 1912 and 1928. It was built in the Italianate architectural style but contains French Gothic style elements. It housed the New South Wales Institution for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind, the largest of its type in Australia.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Darlington Centre, Press Building

The Darlington Centre is a conference centre and event space along City Road, on the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Darlington. The Press Building is a restored house in Victorian Italianate architectural style built in the 1880s, which was formerly the director's residence for the adjacent former Deaf and Blind Institute

Friday, 19 June 2015

Darlington, University of Sydney, restaurant

The Darlington Centre and Forum Restaurant are a conference centre and event space on the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Darlington. The Darlington Centre is a restored 1880s house, formerly the director's residence for the adjacent former Blind Institute. The Forum Restaurant was built in the adjacent space in 2002, with twelve 19th century stone gateposts, excavated from the site, defining the gardens and lawns. A couple of cranes dominate the skyline from new developments nearby.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Camperdown, University of Sydney, Old Geology Building


The Old Geology Building is on the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. It was designed by Walter Liberty Vernon and built in 1895 but was altered by Professor Leslie Wilkinson in 1920. It is located near the Parramatta Road footbridge entrance and opposite the Footbridge Theatre.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Circular Quay, Overseas Passenger Terminal

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Haymarket, Corporation Building

The Corporation Building is located on the corner of Hay Street and Parker Street, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. It was designed by George McRae and built in 1895 in the Federation Anglo-Dutch architectural style. It was originally used for administration for the nearby markets. It was renovated in 2000 and now houses a community centre, a restaurant and shops.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Customs House, Vivid Sydney

 These colourful light projections on Customs House at Circular Quay were displayed during the Vivid Sydney festival, from 22 May to 8 June 2015. "Enchanted Sydney" was created by Spinifex Group. The projections are fitted specifically to the architectural form of the building, using graphics that integrate natural imagery with textures and colours that reflect aspects of Sydney's natural environment.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Brighton-Le-Sands, Uniting Church

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Botany Bay, navigation mark & boat ramp

The sun sets behind Sydney Airport and is reflected on Botany Bay. The navigation mark is near the Botany Bay Boat Ramp, in the eastern suburb of Botany.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Pyrmont, warehouse

The former warehouse was the Royal Edward Victulating Yard Building C, located along Pirrama Road on Darling Island, in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont. It was designed by Walter Liberty Vernon and built in 1915 in the Federation architectural style. It was used by the Royal Australian Navy and is now the Sydney headquarters for the Seven Network, one of Australia's three major commercial television networks. The city skyline can be seen in the distance.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Pyrmont, The Star, Vivid Sydney

The Star casino features this sign outside the Pirrama Road entrance, in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont. This year the casino took part in the Vivid Sydney Festival, which ran from 22 May to 8 June 2015. Along with other lighting displays, the large letters were wrapped in silver and were backlit by these giant lights which put on quite a show at night.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Chatswood Mall, Vivid Sydney




"Norbert The Nautilus" is a light sculpture which was located in Chatswood Mall, in the north shore suburb of Chatswood. Chatswood Mall is at the western end of Victoria Avenue and links to Chatswood railway station and the bus terminal. The nautilus light sculpture was created by Ample Projects for the Vivid Sydney Festival, which ran from 22 May to 8 June 2015. It is part of the "The Nautilus and the Sea" theme which could be seen around the Chatswood precinct.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Chatswood, Interchange, Vivid Sydney


These Jellyfish Chandeliers were located at Chatswood Interchange, in the north shore suburb of Chatswood. The artworks were created by Ample Projects for the Vivid Sydney Festival, which ran from 22 May to 8 June 2015. Chatswood Interchange is a shopping centre which links Chatswood railway station with the bus terminal and Chatswood Mall.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Chatswood, The Concourse, Vivid Sydney

The Concourse is a cultural centre in the north shore suburb of Chatswood. This year it has been illuminated with light projections for the Vivid Sydney Festival, which is running from 22 May to 8 June 2015. The building houses a library, theatre, concert hall, rehearsal spaces, exhibition hall, cafés, retail and commercial outlets and a boutique hotel. "The Nautilus and the Sea" is an animated feature which tells the story of Norbert the nautilus and his brave journey to find a new home.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

St Mary's Cathedral, night

The facade of St Mary's Cathedral viewed from Cathedral Square in Cook and Philip Park, at night. It is located along College Street between St Mary's Road and William Street. The foundation stone was laid in 1868 and the sandstone cathedral was built in the Gothic Revival style of the 19th century, in a number of stages with the spires only completed in 2002.

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Millers Point, Moore's Wharf

Moore’s Wharf is located on Walsh Bay, in the inner city suburb of Millers Point. It was established in the 1830s by Henry Moore, the first Australian P&O agent. The sandstone warehouse was built by William Long using convict labour and stone quarried on site. Moore bought the wharf and accompanying building from Long in 1837. The warehouse was originally located further west but in 1978 was moved, stone by stone, to its present location when it became the Operational Headquarters of the Sydney Ports Corporation. The vessels moored at the wharf are used by Sydney Ports Corporation on Sydney Harbour.

Friday, 5 June 2015

Darling Harbour, Star of the Show Ferris Wheel

The Star of the Show Ferris Wheel has been tempoararily installed at Darling Harbour. The 32 metre high ferris wheel features rotating gondolas and LED lights with colour changing patterns and designs.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Pyrmont, Casino, ferry wharf

The Pyrmont Casino ferry wharf is located on Pyrmont Bay opposite The Star casino, in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont. This is a temporary wharf during the reconstruction of the nearby Pyrmont Bay Wharfbeside the Australian National Maritime Museumover the next few months. The Scarborough is a First Fleet Class ferry acquired in 1986, which is part of the Sydney Ferries fleet that operates on the Inner Harbour. It was named Scarborough, after one of eleven ships of the First Fleet that sailed to Australia in 1787.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Darling Harbour, Australian National Maritime Museum, canons

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Darlinghurst, Winns department store

The former Winns department store is located along Liverpool Street, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. This heritage listed building was designed by John Reid and built in the Federation architectural style. The main entrance to this building was originally from Oxford Street via a set of steps and lane which have since been redeveloped. The store was redeveloped due to widening Oxford Street and again in 1972. It closed in 1982 and is now used for office and retail space.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Broadway, Grace Brothers department store (Theme Day: Stylish)

These two landmark buildings along Broadway were originally the flagship buildings of the former Grace Brothers department store. They stand on the border of two inner city suburbs with the original five storey building on the left built in 1904 in Glebe and the matching building on the right completed in 1923 in Ultimo. The stylish Broadway store, which was built in the Federation/Queen Anne style of architecture, closed in 1992. The 1904 building became part of The Broadway Shopping Centre, a shopping mall with retail space, cinemas and restaurants. This 1923 building is now UniLodge, student accommodation for the nearby University of Sydney and also contains retail space and restaurants

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Liverpool, St Lukes Anglican Church

St Lukes Anglican Church is located at the corner of Northumberland Street and Elizabeth Drive, in the western suburb of Liverpool. This heritage listed church claims to be the oldest Anglican church in Australia. It was designed by convict architect Francis Greenway and competed in 1819 in the Georgian architectural style.