Monday, 24 November 2014

Camperdown, University of Sydney, Badham Building

The Badham Building is located along Science Road on the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. This first purpose-built science laboratory was designed by James Barnet with Professor of Physics, Richard Threlfall. It was altered by Professor Leslie Wilkinson in 1940 with his interpretation of Italianate architectural style to create a Mediterranean style of architecture along Science Road.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Camperdown, University of Sydney, John Woolley Building

The John Woolley Building is located along Science Road on the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. This heritage listed building was designed by Walter Liberty Vernon and built in 1908 in the Federation Arts and Crafts architectural style. Its design was altered by Professor Leslie Wilkinson in 1921 and a southern addition was built in 1940. It now houses a post office and is part of the School of Letters, Art and Media in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Camperdown, University of Sydney, Teachers' College

The Old Teachers' College Building, is located along Manning Road on the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. It was designed by George McRae and built in 1912 in the Gothic Revival architectural style. The Faculty of Education and Social Work moved into this building in 1994.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Camperdown, University of Sydney, Gardener’s Lodge Cafe

The Gardener’s Lodge Cafe is located on the grounds of Victoria Park, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. The Gardener’s Lodge was designed by James Barnet and built in 1885 in the Victorian Gothic Revival architectural style. The gate on the corner of City Road and Parramatta Road provided a grand main entrance to the University of Sydney and the lodge was the former home of the university's groundskeeper, who tended the sweeping lawns and gardens surrounding the campus. In 1911, ownership passed to the City of Sydney and the building was converted into public toilets, which closed in the mid-1980s. The building was restored in 2012 and reopened as a cafe.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Cahill Expressway

The Cahill Expressway, viewed from the Art Gallery Road Bridge, up towards the city. This section of the roadway is in a sunken cutting between The Domain and the Royal Botanic Gardens. The Cahill Expressway was the first freeway constructed in Australia and opened to traffic in 1958. It is named after the then New South Wales Premier John Joseph Cahill, who also approved construction of the Sydney Opera House.
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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Bondi, Sculpture by the Sea

The 18th annual Sculpture by the Sea outdoor sculpture exhibition ran from 23 October to 9 November 2014. The sculptures were located on the cliff along the two kilometre coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama. "To Take Care Of" by Hanna Streefkerk was one of the oddest sculptures this year, which basically consisted of rocks partly covered in low-cut socks clustered together in a few spots on the cliff at Bondi. The view looking out over Bondi Bay towards North Bondi is more impressive.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Hyde Park Obelisk, advertisement

The Hyde Park Obelisk is located on the western edge of Hyde Park at the junction of Elizabeth Street and Bathurst Street. Last week, the obelisk was clad in an 18 metre condom as part of an advertising campaign for HIV/AIDS prevention. The controversial promotion sparked some debate among locals and had Christian activists slamming it as inappropriate in public. The message reads "Test More + Treat Early + Stay Safe = Ending HIV".

Monday, 17 November 2014

Surry Hills, mural

This mural is painted on the side of a terrace house along Nickson Street, in the inner city suburb of Surry Hills. Located beside the Pawley Street Playground, it was originally created by artist Peter Day in 1981 and restored in 2012. There are 39 Australian native birds hidden in this bush backdrop including the Superb Fairy-Wren, Willie Wagtail, Australian Magpie, Rainbow Lorikeet, Crimson Rosella, Laughing Kookaburra, Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo, Tawny Frogmouth, Black Cockatoo and Pale Rosella.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Five Dock, Uniting Church

The Five Dock Uniting Church is located along Garfield Street, in the inner west suburb of Five Dock. It was originally built as a Methodist Church in 1939 in the Inter War architectural style. This church joined the "Uniting Church in Australia" in 1977.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Tamarama, Sculpture by the Sea

Sculpture by the Sea was the outdoor sculpture exhibition which ran from 23 October to 9 November 2014, along the two kilometre coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama. "Wind Stone - The Threshold of Consciousness" is a sculpture created by Koichi Ishino. It was located along the cliffs, looking out to the Pacific Ocean, in the eastern suburb of Tamarama.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Tamarama, Sculpture by the Sea

The Grove by Margarita Sampson
Cycle-90° "a premonition of the wind" XI by Kaoru Matsumoto
My House Is Your Home by Ken Unsworth
Oceania Cartouche by Jock Clutterbuck
Headrest by Michael Le Grand
The 18th annual Sculpture by the Sea outdoor sculpture exhibition ran from 23 October to 9 November 2014. These sculptures were located at Marks Park, in the eastern suburb of Tamarama, looking out to the Pacific Ocean, Bondi and North Bondi. The sky was very changeable on this day so we had bouts of clear and overcast skies throughout the day.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Tamarama, Sculpture by the Sea

The 18th annual Sculpture by the Sea outdoor sculpture exhibition was located on the two kilometre coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama. "Wine Talk" by Richard Tipping was a set of sculptures that were located in four different locations along the route in Bondi and Tamarama. Each sculpture consists of six colourful road signs featuring wine descriptions.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Tamarama, Sculpture by the Sea

Redtrumpet Redtable by Philip Spelman
Clutch by Noah Birch
The Figure In The Landscape by John Petrie
Windsong by Barclay Bailey
Which Way Forwards? by Harrie Fasher
The 18th annual Sculpture by the Sea outdoor sculpture exhibition ran from 23 October to 9 November 2014. These sculptures were located at Gaerloch Reserve, looking out to the Pacific Ocean, in the eastern suburb of Tamarama.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Tamarama, Sculpture by the Sea

Save Our Souls by Cave Urban
Tony by Ron Robertson-Swann
Camel Country 14 by KoichiOgino
Sisiphus by George Andric
The Moment by R.M. Gomboc
Babies Three Pieces by David Cerny
Sculpture by the Sea is the annual outdoor sculpture exhibition which ran from 23 October to 9 November 2014, located on the two kilometre coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama. These sculptures were located at Marks Park, in the eastern suburb of Tamarama, with the Pacific Ocean and North Bondi as a backdrop.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Tamarama, Sculpture by the Sea

That Tranquil Moment by Stephen Marr
Breaching (2004) by Michael Greve
Dialogue by Jörg Plickat
Bondi Points by Chris Bailey
Transfiguration "Raise" III by Mitsuo Takeuchi
Sculpture by the Sea is the annual outdoor sculpture exhibition which ran from 23 October to 9 November 2014. These sculptures were located at Marks Park, in the eastern suburb of Tamarama, with the Pacific Ocean and Bronte as a backdrop.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Matraville, St Agnes' Catholic Church

St Agnes Catholic Church is located along Bunnerong Road in the eastern suburb of Matraville. This war memorial church was built in 1959 and is dedicated to the fallen of both World Wars in 1914-1918 and 1939-1945.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Sydney Opera House, abstract

An abstract view of the Sydney Opera House from the front or northern forecourt.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Sydney skyline, Botanic Gardens

The Sydney skyline viewed at night from the Domain, near Mrs Macquaries Point looking across Farm Cove and Royal Botanic Gardens. A mist hangs around the tops of the office buildings and Sydney Tower.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Sydney Mint Museum

The Sydney Mint Museum is located on Macquarie Street, Sydney. This heritage listed building was built in the Georgian architectural style between 1811 and 1816 as the southern wing of the Sydney Hospital, then known as the Rum Hospital. A mint was established in 1854 on the site with this building used for administration, storage and accommodation for the Mint Master and mint staff, with the actual manufacture of coins in a group of buildings to the rear. Since 1979 it has housed a museum, library, cafe and the head office of Sydney Living Museums.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Watsons Bay, restaurant

Doyles on the Beach is a restaurant along Marine Parade, in the eastern suburb of Watsons Bay. The Doyle family opened Australia's first seafood restaurant on this site in 1885, on the foreshore of Watsons Bay overlooking Sydney Harbour.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Five Dock, bank

This heritage listed bank is located along Great North Road, in the inner west suburb of Five Dock. It was built in 1924 in the Georgian/Classical Revival architectural style for The Commercial Banking Company of Sydney. The CBC bank merged with the National Bank of Australasia in the 1980s to become the National Australia Bank.
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Monday, 3 November 2014

Glebe, house

'Bidura' is a heritage listed house located along Glebe Point Road in the inner west suburb of Glebe. It was designed by Edmund Blacket and built in 1862 in the Victorian Regency architectural style.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Maroubra, St Edmunds Anglican Church

St Edmunds Anglican Church is located on the corner of Wild Street and Holden Street, in the eastern suburb of Maroubra. While it is technically located in Maroubra, it is considered to be the parish of Eastgardens and since 1998 the church has also been known as the Wild Street Anglican Church.

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 Botanic 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.