Sunday, 2 August 2015

Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House stands on the end of Bennelong Point between Farm Cove and Circular Quay. This view across Sydney Harbour is from the north shore suburb of Kirribilli. It was designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon and opened in 1973. This multi-venue performing arts centre was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.

I'm going on holidays for the next few weeks so I'll be taking a break from posting until early September.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Martin Place, The Bike Bike (Theme Day: Bicycle)

The 'Bike Bike' was a temporary sculpture by Alisdair Nicol in Martin Place, near Macquarie Street. The sculpture was a 12 metre high Penny Farthing bicycle constructed from used and recycled bicycles, in such a way that they could be reused after the installation period. It was installed for the Art & About Sydney festival in 2010 and it challenged us to think about transport and the implications for our environment.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Anzac Bridge, sunset

The Anzac Bridge at sunset, viewed from the edge of Blackwattle Bay Park, in the inner west suburb of Glebe. The bridge spans Rozelle Bay between Rozelle and Pyrmont.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Ultimo, The Goods Line

This former railway bridge over Ultimo Street, is in the inner city suburb of Ultimo. It is part of "The Goods Line" a disused rail corridor from Central railway station from Railway Square through Ultimo to Darling Harbour. It is currently being redeveloped as a pedestrian and cycle network to create a new urban hub. The bridge has recently been restored and had this identifying sign attached.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

McMahons Point, Berrys Bay

This view of Berrys Bay and McMahons Point is from Waverton Peninsula Reserve, in the north shore suburb of Waverton. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is in the background and a glimpse of the Sydney Opea House is in the distance.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Tempe, house

Tempe House sits on the southern shore of the Cooks River in the southern suburb of Wolli Creek. It was designed by John Verge and built by Alexander Brodie Spark in 1836 in the Georgian architectural style. It was named after the 'Vale of Tempe', a beautiful valley in ancient Greek legend set at the foot of Mount Olympus in Greece. It is dwarfed by the apartment buildings built in recent years.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Tempe, Story Poles

The Story Poles are an art installation in Kendrick Park along the northern shore of the Cooks River, in the southern suburb of Tempe. They were created by local students from Marrickville West and Dulwich Hill Primary Schools, as well as Marrickville and Dulwich Hill High Schools under the tutelage of a local Aboriginal artist.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Randwick, St Jude's Cemetery

St Jude's Cemetery is located along The Avenue, in the eastern suburb of Randwick. This historic cemetery sits behind St Jude's Anglican Church which was built in 1865 in the Victorian Gothic architectural style.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Walsh Bay, Red, Yellow and Blue

This sculpture sits on Pier 8 of the Walsh Bay wharves, in the inner city suburb of Millers Point. It is one of three sculptures that make up "Red, Yellow and Blue" which were created by Diego Latella in 1985 as part of the Walsh Bay Sculpture Walk.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Darling Harbour, ferris wheel

The Star of the Show Ferris Wheel has been temporarily installed at Darling Harbour. Two of the rotating gondolas can be seen here against the sky and Sydney skyline.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Milsons Point, railway station

The western entrance Milsons Point railway station from Alfred Street in the north shore suburb of Milsons Point. The railway station was moved to this location in 1932 with the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Kirribilli, Jeffrey Street wharf

The Jeffrey Street ferry wharf sits at the end of Bradfield Park, in the north shore suburb of Kirribilli. This wharf has Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Opera House at the end of Bennelong Point as a backdrop.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bradfield Highway

The Bradfield Highway viewed from Milsons Point leading towards the Sydney Harbour Bridge. There are eight lanes of traffic across the bridge and two railway lines. The train seen here is travelling north towards Milsons Point railway station.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Banksia, mural

This mural runs along the external wall of the railway station, in the southern suburb of Banksia. The mural incorporates a flow of stainless steel Banksia leaves, a concept developed by Ruth Downes and Geoff Webster. Banksia, the plant and the suburb, are named after Joseph Banks, a naturalist along with Daniel Solander, on the expedition of the Endeavour led by James Cook. They explored the eastern coast of Australia in 1770 and landed at nearby Botany Bay. The first and last leaves are inscribed with the following quotes from their journals. "The great quantity of plants Mr Banks and Dr Solander found in this place occasioned my giving it the name Botany Bay" James Cook - May 1770. "Of Plants in general the countrey afforded a far larger variety than its barren appearance seemed to promise" Joseph Banks - August 1770. More of the mural, behind the bus stop, can be seen here. 

Sunday, 19 July 2015

St Mary's Cathedral, ice rink

Winter Garden is a winter themed event in Cathedral Square and Cook and Philip Park. There is an outdoor ice rink in the square in front of St Mary's Cathedral, an inflatable slide and a mechanical snowboard on slopes in the park and walking on water in zorb balls in the fountain.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Walsh Bay, Red, Yellow and Blue

This sculpture sits on Pier 8 of the Walsh Bay wharves, in the inner city suburb of Millers Point. It is one of three sculptures that make up "Red, Yellow and Blue" which were created by Diego Latella in 1985 as part of the Walsh Bay Sculpture Walk.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Sydney Harbour, Sydney skyline

Looking across Sydney Harbour towards the Sydney skyline, from the north shore suburb of Milsons Point.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Milsons Point, bus stop

This bus is parked at the bus stop located along Olympic Drive in the north shore suburb of Milsons Point. This bus terminus is located under the Sydney Harbour Bridge with spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Opera House

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Kurnell, cliffs

A sunset view of Botany Bay out towards the Pacific Ocean at sunset, viewed from the sandstone cliffs of the headland, in the southern suburb of Kurnell.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Randwick, house

'Tayar' is a house on the corner of The Avenue and Cowper Street, in the eastern suburb of Randwick. This heritage listed house was built in 1900 in the Victorian Italianate architectural style.

Monday, 13 July 2015

Randwick, Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel is located on the corner of Perouse Road and Cooge Bay Road, in the eastern suburb of Randwick. It was built in 1887 and is heritage-listed by the National Trust of Australia.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Randwick, St Jude's Anglican Church

St Jude's Anglican Church is located along Avoca Street, in the eastern suburb of Randwick. This heritage listed church was designed by either Simeon Pearce or Edmund Blacket and built in 1865 in the Victorian Gothic architectural style.

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Walsh Bay, Red, Yellow and Blue

This sculpture sits on Pier 8 of the Walsh Bay wharves, in the inner city suburb of Millers Point. It is one of three sculptures that make up "Red, Yellow and Blue" which were created by Diego Latella in 1985 as part of the Walsh Bay Sculpture Walk.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Newtown, St George's Hall

St George's Hall is located along King Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. This heritage listed building was designed by David Ross and built in 1887 in the Victorian Italianate architectural style. It was built as a community hall and contained shops and offices. It is now part of the Newtown High School of the Performing Arts with shops and a cafe at street level.
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Thursday, 9 July 2015

Newtown, warehouse


This former warehouse is located along King Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. The building was converted to a block of flats with shops on the ground floor in recent years.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Newtown, flats

This block of flats is located along King Street,  in the inner city suburb of Newtown. The original building on the left is a former warehouse built in 1914. It has been incorporated in the newer development on the right.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Newtown, war memorial

This war memorial is located outside Newton Public School on the corner of King Street and Newman Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. It was erected in the memory of all former pupils of the Newtown Primary School who served in the First World War. It consists of a 15 foot obelisk of polished Australian trachyle on a granite base surmounted by four galleon prows of white marble. A copper encased globe of granite representing the world is mounted on top and at the pinnacle is a metal torch. The names are engraved on the memorial with the inscription "Newtown Superior Public School Honour Roll The Great War 1914-1919". 

Monday, 6 July 2015

Newtown, art gallery

The Alpha Gallery is located at the end of Union Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. It is home to the Alpha House Artists Co-operative, which has been in operation since 1998, incorporating a gallery, studios and darkroom of the artists who reside on the premises.

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.