Sunday, 26 April 2015

Glebe, St James Catholic Church

St James Catholic Church is located along Woolley Street, in the inner city suburb of Glebe. This heritage listed church was designed by John Kirkpatrick and built in 1878 in the Gothic architectural style.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Anzac Bridge, Anzac Memorial, Anzac Day

Two Anzac Memorials featuring bronze sculptures of Australian and New Zealand soldiers on plinths, are located at the western approach of the Anzac Bridge at Rozelle. The sculpture of an Australian ANZAC soldier (colloquially known as a digger) facing west was unveiled on ANZAC Day in 2000. This sculpture of a New Zealand ANZAC soldier facing east was added in 2008. Both statues were created by Alan Somerville, with sand collected from Ari Burnu beach in Gallipolli, Turkey placed underneath. Today is ANZAC Day, which marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War in 1915, with the centenary commemorated this year.

Friday, 24 April 2015

The Rocks, art school & arcade

These heritage listed buildings are located along George Street at The Rocks. The Julian Ashton Art School was designed by architects were E. Lindsay Thompson, Spooner and Dixon and built in 1955. Julian Ashton opened his original Sydney Art School in 1890. Opal Fields on the ground floor is the largest worldwide retailer of opal, the national gemstone of Australia. Captain Tench Arcade was designed by architects Kell & Rigby and built in 1920 in the Federation architectural style with Art Nouveau motifs. It is named after Captain Watkin Tench, a British marine officer who published two books describing his experiences in the First Fleet, which established the first settlement in Australia in 1788. The retail tenants are the Royal Copenhagen ice cream shop and Rocks Style, a shop which specialises in Australian clothing brands.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

The Rocks, shop

This heritage listed shop is located along George Street at The Rocks. It was built in 1891 in the Victorian Italianate style architectural style as part of the adjacent former ASN Hotel. The shopfront was altered by Tooth & Co. in 1928 as part of changes made to the adjacent hotel. In 1983, an 1890s shopfront was constructed although it is not an exact reconstruction of the original since those details were unknown. It is now the home of the Zia Pina Pizzeria.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

The Rocks, Australian Steam Navigation Company Hotel

The former Australian Steam Navigation Company Hotel is located on the corner of George Street and Argyle Street at The Rocks. The ASN Co. Hotel was built in 1891 in the Victorian Italianate architectural style. The building was extensively altered by Tooth & Co. in 1928. In 1983 the building was again extensively remodelled to function as a police station with the 1929 detailing removed and the 1890s Italianate details reconstructed. The police station later moved into the building across the road in 1998 and then in 2007 this became the home of the Guylian Belgian Chocolate Cafe.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The Rocks, police station

This former police station is located along George Street at The Rocks. This heritage listed building was designed by James Barnet and built in 1882 in the Victorian Free Classical architectural style. The police station was relocated to larger premises in 1983 and the building now houses Le Pain Quotidien, a Belgian bakery and cafe.

Monday, 20 April 2015

The Rocks, sandstone carving

This sculpture is a sandstone carving which is located outside the Park Hyatt Hotel at The Rocks. "Glyphs" was created in 2011 by Christine Grishin who exhibits as G.W.Bot.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Earlwood, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

Our Lady of Lourdes is a Catholic Church built in 1954 and located along Homer Street, in the inner west suburb of Earlwood.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

NAB House, sculpture

This contemporary sculpture is located in this forecourt of Suncorp Place, an office building of the Suncorp Group at the corner of Grosvenor Street and Lang Street. The backdrop is a pedestrian bridge with suspension cables leading to NAB House, an office building of the National Australia Bank.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Camperdown, University of Sydney, Womens College

The Women's College is a residential college on the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. The building was designed by John Sulman and Joseph Porter Power and built in 1894 in the Federation Free architectural style. The Williams Wing was built in 1936 and then the Reid Wing was added in 1958. The Langley Wing and the Menzies Common Room were completed in 1969.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Museum of Sydney, monument

The Museum of Sydney is located on the corner Phillip Street and Bridge Street. The sandstone monument declares that this is the site of Australia's first Government House from 1788 to 1845. The ruins were exposed by archaeologists in the 1980s and relics found have been incorporated in the museum. The museum explores colonial and contemporary Sydney through objects, pictures and digital media techniques. 

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Ramsgate Beach, baths

Ramsgate Baths are located in the southern suburb of Ramsgate Beach. This part of Botany Bay has been used for public sea-water bathing since 1930. These timbers and bars are all that remain of the original Ramsgate Baths that were constructed in 1950 and demolished in 1973. A larger enclosure incorporated the southern side of the original baths in 1975 but most of it was replaced in 1999 by a floating net structure, consisting of plastic tubes and mesh netting.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Ramsgate, The Intersection Tavern

The Intersection Tavern is on the corner of Rocky Point Road and Ramsgate Road in the southern suburb of Ramsgate. The Rocky Point Hotel was originally built on this site in 1948 but this contemporary building no longer resembles the original pub.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Ramsgate, telephone exchange

This mural is on the walls of the telephone exchange, in the southern suburb of Ramsgate. The artwork stretches from the front along Rocky Point Road to the side along Alice Street.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

The Rocks, pub and bank

These heritage listed buildings are located along George Street at The Rocks. The Fortune of War Hotel was designed by the Tooth & Co. resident architect and built in 1922 in the Californian Bungalow architectural style. The Fortune of War Hotel claims to be the oldest pub in Sydney since the original was built on this site in 1828. The former English, Scottish & Australian Chartered Bank was designed by William Wilkinson Wardell and built in 1886 in the Gothic Revival architectural style. This sandstone building now houses an Italian restaurant.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

The Rocks, shops

This pair of heritage listed shops is located along George Street at The Rocks. They were built in 1883 in the Victorian architectural style.

Friday, 10 April 2015

The Rocks, New York Hotel

This heritage listed building is located along George Street at The Rocks. The former New York Hotel was built in 1908 in the Federation Free architectural style. It 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. In the late 1980s, a large commercial building called the DFS Galleria, was erected behind this building with the facades of a number of buildings and shopfronts incorporated into the complex.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

The Rocks, Gannon House

Gannon House is a heritage listed building located along Argyle Street at The Rocks. It was built in 1840 in the Georgian architectural style as the Assistant Surgeons residence and garden, on the grounds of the first hospital. It is now the home of the Gannon House Gallery and La Renaissance Patisserie.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Coogee Beach

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Coogee, The Impressionists' Seat

Dunningham Reserve overlooks Coogee Beach, in the eastern suburb of Coogee. "The Impressionists' Seat" is a sculpture created by Eileen Slarke in 2005. It depicts famous Australian impressionist artists Arthur Streeton, Charles Conder and Tom Roberts, who painted coastal scenes of Sydney in the late 1800s. Conder’s Coogee Bay and Roberts’s Holiday sketch at Coogee, were painted on the same day of the 1888 Easter weekend from this headland looking over the sweep of the bay. Streeton's Sunny South Coogee Bay (2) was a painting from 1890 of the same iconic view, which can be seen here.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Alexandria, Wassell Lane

This mural appears on the garage door of a property that backs onto Wassell Lane, off Mitchell Road, in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. Many properties in the inner city suburbs, which had been targeted by vandals, now feature murals such as this as a preventative to ugly tags and graffiti.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Camperdown, Memorial Chapel

This memorial chapel is located along Carillon Avenue in the inner west suburb of Camperdown. It was erected in 1947 by the the Rev. Dr. and  Mrs. Frank Cash in memory of their only son John Francis Cash, an RAAF pilot. This chapel is part of the Moore Theological College, on the campus of the University of Sydney.
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Saturday, 4 April 2015

Darlington, The Old School

The Old School is located along Maze Crescent and is part of the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Darlington. It was originally the Darlington Public School designed by George Allan Mansfield and built in 1878 in the Gothic Revival architectural style. The building was transferred to the university in 1975 and renovated in 1978 for use by the Department of Music and as a theatre workshop. The view from the other side can be seen here.
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Friday, 3 April 2015

Camperdown, University of Sydney, Main Building

The Main Building is part of the Quadrangle Group of buildings on the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. It was designed by Edmund Blacket and James Barnet in the Victorian Academic Gothic architectural style and built around 1854. This view of the main entrance is from inside the Quadrangle.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Customs Square, Easter, advertisement

This Hot Cross Bun House creation was located in Customs Square as an Easter promotion for Stayz, a holiday accommodation website. The walls of the house are made of hot cross buns, spiced sweet buns made with currants or sultanas and marked with a cross on the top, which are popular Easter treats in Australia. Even the smoke coming out of the chimney, filled the square with an aroma that smelt like freshly baked hot cross buns. The promotional people were dressed as bakers and handed out flyers and hot cross buns.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Kyeemagh, Outdoor Gallery

Shadow From The Sky by Stephen Hilton 
Mandolin/Guitar by Iliia Uzunoski
Our Future in Love, Tolerance and Peace by Christopher Diaz 
Birdbath by Christopher Diaz
The Outdoor Gallery Art Prize is an annual event that takes place at Cook Park, on the Botany Bay foreshore in the southern suburb of Kyeemagh. It is part of the Rockdale Arts Festival which this year ran from 14 March to 29 March 2015, to showcase the talent of local emerging and professional artists.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Kyeemagh, Outdoor Gallery

Transit by Leanne Thompson
Baggage Tilt by Adam Galea 
Harvest by Rhonda Castle
Red by Johann Tover Carrera
The Outdoor Gallery Art Prize is an annual event that takes place at Cook Park, on the Botany Bay foreshore in the southern suburb of Kyeemagh. It is part of the Rockdale Arts Festival which this year ran from 14 March to 29 March 2015, to showcase the talent of local emerging and professional artists.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Customs Square, advertisement

This chalk artwork was created in Customs Square as a promotion for Scenic World, a tourist attraction at Katoomba, 100 kilometres west of the city. Visitors were invited to have their photo taken on this 3D drawing and enter their photo in a competition to win tickets to the attraction.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Rookwood, Church of St Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church

The Church of St Athanasios is a Greek Orthodox Church built in 1992 which is located on the corner of Weekes Avenue and Carpenter Avenue in Rookwood Cemetery.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Campbells Cove, Wangi Queen

The Wangi Queen is a ferry which operates tours of Sydney Harbour from Campbells Cove at The Rocks. The Sydeny Opera House is seen here in the background as the Hop On Hop Off Ferry rushes past and the Carnival Legend is the cruise ship at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. The ferry Wangi Queen was built in 1922 as the Ettalong and operated on Brisbane Water on the Central Coast of New South Wales. In 1938 it was registered as the Ettalong Star and changed to the the Profound in 1951. From the 1940s to the 1970s, it was used on Sydney Harbour. When the ferry began operating on Lake Macquarie in 1975 its name was changed again to the now iconic Wangi Queen. It returned to Sydney Harbour in 2012. 
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Friday, 27 March 2015

The Rock, Mining Museum

This heritage listed building is a former electricity power station, mining museum and chemical laboratory, located between George Street and Hickson Road at The Rocks. This view is from the Hickson Road side, with the walkway to the Sydney Harbour Bridge seen on the right. It was designed by the Government Architect, Walter Liberty Vernon in the Federation Warehouse style with Romanesque and Art Nouveau detailing. The electricity power station, workshops were constructed in the lower part of the building by 1902 with the mining museum, chemical laboratories and octagonal chimney stack in the upper levels of the building constructed by 1909. It became known as the Earth Exchange in 1990 but since 1996 it has been fitted out for office space.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

The Rocks, phone booth

This phone booth is located outside a former warehouse, along Playfair Street at The Rocks. With the proliferation of mobile phones, many pay phones have been removed from the city and suburbs. Recently, some of the remaining phone booths have been repurposed to feature Wi-Fi hotspots, for access to the internet using smartphones and tablets. These phone booths have a pink cube on top with a white Wi-Fi symbol and promotional signs on the glass

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Campbells Cove, Southern Swan

This view of Campbells Cove at The Rocks is from the boardwalk at the northern end. The Southern Swan is a barquentine built in Denmark in 1922. It made the voyage from England to Australia in 1988 to take part in the Australian Bicentennial First Fleet Re-enactment. It is now is berthed at Campbell's Cove where it provides day trips and exclusive charters on Sydney Harbour and occasional offshore trips up and down the New South Wales coast.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

The Rocks, warehouses

Campbell's Stores is a row of heritage-listed sandstone warehouses along Circular Quay West at The Rocks. The warehouses which overlook Campbells Cove, with views across Circular Quay to the Sydney Opera House, were constructed between 1839 and 1861. These former warehouses have been converted into restaurants with the Waterfront Restaurant adorned with nautical paraphernalia and a replica of a square rigged sailing ship mast above the outdoor terrace. The Australian Steamship Navigation Company building is on the left and Bushells Warehouse can be seen behind it.

Monday, 23 March 2015

The Rocks, Community Mural

This is part of the Community Mural which is on the walls of the King George V Recreation Centre along Cumberland Street at the Rocks. It depicts the history of the area and acknowledges the Gadigal people, the Aboriginal clan who originally inhabited the Sydney area. It was created by Peter Day in 1983 on the viaduct wall of the southern approaches to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Painted in the Tromp L'Oeil technique which creates an optical illusion by an imagined landscape and arcades painted. In 2010 the mural was restored and extended with original residents and community groups helping to complete it.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

The Rocks, Cumberland Street

The southern end of Cumberland Street at The Rocks has become a pedestrian mall with benches, tables and contemporary shades. The Reynall building and Lawson House on the left are former warehouses which have been redeveloped into office space and apartments. The ramp on the right carries the Bradfield Highway from the Central Business District to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

The Rocks, Coroner's Court

This view of the former Coroner's Court building at The Rocks is from Circuar Quay West. It was designed by Walter Liberty Vernon and built in 1906, in the Federation Free Style of architecture. The building is built on sandstone which is partially exposed and on display under the arch here. Further up another arch now features a glass window which reflects the sky.

Friday, 20 March 2015

The Rocks Square, The Rocks Centre

The Rocks Square provides a civic forecourt to The Rocks Centre. The paved space includes a cascade water feature, a shade structure and seating areas surrounded by historic buildings. The Rocks Centre consists of Scarborough House built in 1994, which incorporates Penrhyn House along Argyle Street, between Playfair Street and Kendall Lane, which was built in 1918. The development houses a retail arcade, cafes, restaurants, apartments and The Rocks Visitors Centre.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Haymarket, Rail Emergency Response Unit

The Rail Emergency Response Unit is located on the corner of Pitt Street and Eddy Avenue at Haymarket. The sandstone structure is part of the ramp which runs up to a bridge over Eddy Avenue connecting to Central railway station and Railway Square. The unit responds to emergency incidents involving the rail network such as derailments and automatic fire alarms within the underground rail network and nearby stations. This part of the structure houses the fire trucks.