Monday, 2 March 2015

Marrickville, cafe

This curious mural appears on the side of a cafe, on the corner of Illawarra Road and Grove Street, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Pyrmont, Terminus Hotel (Theme Day: Ageing)

The former Terminus Hotel is located on the corner of Harris Street and John Street, in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont. This heritage listed pub was built in 1915 in the Federation Free architectural style and stood at the end of the tram service from the city to Pyrmont. The delapidated hotel has been abandoned since 1991 and become overgrown with vines. The wealthy owners once planned to redevelop it along with a portfolio of historic buildings but are now selling the properties to create a charitable foundation.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Pyrmont, Tied to Tide

"Tied to Tide" is a kinetic artwork on the foreshore of Pyrmont Point Park, in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont. It is located along the boardwalk beside Johnstons Bay and was created by Jennifer Turpin and Michaelie Crawford in 1999. It is described as an ‘aquatic instrument’ involving eight identical arms of recycled hardwood beams and red ladders which are ‘played’ by the winds, tides and waves to independently rise, fall, pivot and rotate.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Mascot, Sydney Airport, sunset

A plane takes off from Sydney Airport at sunset, in the eastern suburb of Mascot.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Dolls Point, Lady Robinsons Beach, Botany Bay

This view of Lady Robinsons Beach and Botany Bay is from the southern suburb of Dolls Point. These safety signs have been erected along the foreshore at landmark locations. Separate footpaths and bike tracks have been created beside the road. 

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Darling Point, ferry wharf, Clark Island

This boat on Sydney Harbour sails between Clark Island and the ferry wharf, in the eastern suburb of Darling Point. There was a variety of boats, yachts, ship and ferries out on the harbour on this day. The wharf, which is located at the end of McKell Park, is serviced by Sydney Ferries which provides a regular service between Circular Quay and Watsons Bay.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Abbotsford, school

Abbotsford Public School is located along Great North Road, in the inner west suburb of Abbotsford. This heritage listed building was built in 1924 in the Edwardian Classical architectural style.
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Monday, 23 February 2015

Newtown, presbytery

The former St Pius V Catholic Church Presbytery is located beside the church along Edgeware Road, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. This heritage listed building was built  in 1911, in the Edwardian architectural style.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Newtown, St Pius V Catholic Church

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Rose Bay, marina

A perfect summer day at Rose Bay Marina, located on Sydney Harbour with access from New South Head Road, in the eastern suburb of Rose Bay.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Redfern, mural

This mural featuring Aboriginal art runs along the wall of the railway line, in the inner city suburb of Redfern. It is located just north of Redfern railway station, near the block. The two office towers, which have dominated the skyline for decades, are now rivalled by two new apartment blocks.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

The Rocks, Bligh Reserve, Captain William Bligh

This bronze statue of Captain William Bligh stands in Bligh Reserve at The Rocks. It was created by Marc Clark and erected in 1987. William Bligh (1754-1817) was a naval officer and Governor of New South Wales. He is probably best known for the Mutiny on the Bounty, which was a mutiny led by Fletcher Christian aboard the Royal Navy ship HMS Bounty on 28 April 1789 on their expedition to Tahiti. He was the Governor of New South Wales from 1806 to 1808.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Circular Quay, ferry

The water is agitated as this ferry arrives at the wharf at Circular Quay. The Freshwater was acquired in 1982 and was the first of the Freshwater Class ferries which is part of the fleet that operates from Circular Quay to Manly. It was named Freshwater after the northern suburb near Manly.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

The Rocks, First Fleet Park

First Fleet Park is located between George Street and Circular Quay at The Rocks. This view towards the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Sydney Harbour Bridge is from the walkway beside the Cahill Expressway, above Circular Quay railway station. The park is near the site of the landing of the First Fleet in 1788, so has a strong historical association with the first European settlement in Australia and the subsequent development of the colony.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Redfern, mural

"Welcome to Redfern" is a mural on a former terrace house at The Block, on the corner of Caroline Street and Hugo Street, in the inner city suburb of Redfern. It was created in 2013 by Kamilaroi artist Reko Rennie along with young local artists, as a tribute to the neighbourhood's Aboriginal history, activism community and culture. The building was painted in large stripes using the colours of the Aboriginal flag and then embellished with paste-ups of local heroes. This terrace will eventually house a living museum of Redfern and The Block, which has played an important role in the life of Aboriginal peoples in Sydney.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Darlington, Cadigal Green, The Old School

Cadigal Green is located along Maze Crescent on the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Darlington. The curved benches in this park face The Old School, a heritage listed building that was originally the Darlington Public School. It is now used by the Department of Music and as a theatre workshop. The Cadigal are the group of Aboriginal Australians who originally inhabited this area.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Camperdown, University of Sydney, Wesley College

Wesley College is a residential college on the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. The main wing was designed by Byera Hadley and built Edwardian Gothic architectural style and opened in 1917 as a College of the Methodist Church in Australia. The Callaghan Wing was completed in 1922, the Cecil Purser Wing designed by Alan Dwyer in 1943 and Brewster Murray added the Wylie Wing in 1960. Further extensions were added in 1965 when Fowell Mansfield & Maclurcan increased the capacity of the Chapel and in 1969 when the same firm designed the Tutors Wing. It became a College of the Uniting Church in 1977. 
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Friday, 13 February 2015

Camperdown, University of Sydney, Fisher Library

The Fisher Library is located along Eastern Avenue on the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. Thomas Fisher was the library's greatest benefactor with the first Fisher Library built in 1909 in the building now known as MacLaurin Hall. This Fisher Library was designed by Ken Wolley, Edward (Ted) Farmer and Tom E O'Mahoney and built in 1962 in the International Modern architectural style. At ground level the walls are clad with stone, the first floor is glazed and the second floor contains an extensive roof terrace which is formed by a continuation of the external frame.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Camperdown, University of Sydney, Faculty of Education

The Faculty of Education building was opened in 1994 and is located along Manning Road on the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown.

Wednesday, 11 February 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. At the end of 1975 the school, which was in a poor state of repair, was transferred to the university. The building was renovated in 1978 for use by the Department of Music and as a theatre workshop. The small granite water fountain or bubbler near the gates is "Erected to the Memory of David and Jessie Edward, pioneer residents of Darlington".

Tuesday, 10 February 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 style building and built c.1854. This main entrance is viewed from inside the Quadrangle.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Newtown, mural

'Self Portrait' is a mural on the side of a house located on the corner of Edgeware Road and Alice Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. It was created in 2014 by Newcastle artist Remine

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Aurora Place, Touchstones

"Touchstones" is a giant marble sculpture created by Ken Yasuda in 2000. It is located in the forecourt of the Aurora Place office and residential buildings bounded by Phillip Street, Bent Street and Macquarie Street.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Botanic Gardens, Allan Cunningham Obelisk

The Allan Cunningham Obelisk is located in the middle of a pond beside the Botanic Gardens Restaurant in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Allan Cunningham was an explorer, botanist and a Superintendent of the Botanic Gardens. This monument is almost always in the shadows making it difficult to photograph but luckily at this time of year the sun shines straight above, in the middle of the day.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Carlton, St Bernadette's Catholic Church

St Bernadette's Catholic Church, built in 1957, is located on the corner of Argyle Street and Short Street, in the southern suburb of Carlton.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Barrack Street, sculpture

This bronze statue stands in the middle of the Barrack Street mall. It was a gift from the Mayor of Athens to the Mayor of Sydney in 2000, for the Sydney Olympic Games. It is a copy of a 4th century bronze of the Greek Goddess Athena (sculptor unknown). It stands in front of the first head office of the Commonwealth Bank which was built in 1849 in the Classical Revival architectural style. The building was restored in 1982 and now houses the Athenian Greek Restaurant.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Dawes Point, Walsh Bay, warehouses

A view of the former warehouse on Pier 5 at Walsh Bay, in the inner city suburb of Dawes Point. The restored building on the right which extends towards Pier 6/7 and Pier 8/9 contains apartments. The Sydney Harbour Bridge rises above, in the distance
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Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Dawes Point, Walsh Bay, warehouses

A view of the former warehouse that links Pier 3 with Pier 4 at Walsh Bay, in the inner city suburb of Dawes Point. These restored buildings house the Sydney Dance Company, the Sydney Theatre Company and The Wharf Theatre. The small cafe on the ground floor has views of Walsh Bay. Through the opening, you can see a quirky artwork on display, in the middle of a roundabout in Hickson Road, called "Still Life With Stone and Car" which was created by artist Jimmie Durham in 2004.

Monday, 2 February 2015

The Galeries Victoria, Lane Four, art

"Summer Punch" is a 3D mural temporarily on display along the wall of Lane Four at The Galeries Victoria shopping centre, in the Citigroup Centre. It was created by Jane Gillings and is made from found objects. A permanent mural is featured on the glass above the laneway entrance from Pitt Street.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Cronulla, Elouera Beach, surf rescue (Theme Day: What Would You Miss?)

Elouera is a surf beach on the shore of Bate Bay, in the southern suburb of Cronulla. This surf rescue patrol shade tent on the beach and all terrain vehicle are used by lifesavers to rescue swimmers or surfers from the Pacific Ocean. For this theme day, I chose Sydney's surf beaches for what I would miss most if I had to leave the city from which I usually post forever.

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Botanic Gardens, Main Pond, flowers

Friday, 30 January 2015

Sans Souci, St Finbar's Convent

The former St Finbar's Catholic Convent is located on the corner of The Promenade and Broughton Street, in the southern suburb of Sans Souci. The Convent was built in the Inter War Romanesque architectural style and is opposite the newer
St Finbar's Catholic Church and St Finbar's Catholic School.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Customs Square, pavilion, Asian Cup

This inflatable pavilion in Customs Square has been set up for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup from 9 January to 31 January. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has staged the Asian Cup every four years since 1956 and for the first time in Australia this year. This back view is from the entrance to Customs House looking towards Circular Quay railway station.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Botanic Gardens, Lotus Pond, flowers

The Lotus Pond is located in the Royal Botanic Gardens and is linked to the Main Pond. The lotus or water lilies that surround the fountain in the middle of the pond are currently in bloom. The plants flower at different times of the season so you never see the whole pond in full bloom. I have featured the pond in spring here, in autumn here and without the plants in winter here.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Dawes Point, terrace house

This heritage listed terrace house is located along Lower Fort Street, in the inner city suburb of Dawes Point.

Monday, 26 January 2015

The Rocks, mural

This mural is located on a building that is part of The Rocks Discovery Museum, along Kendall Lane at The Rocks. It features a timeline of images from this historic precinct of Sydney from the period prior to European Settlement to the present. Today is Australia Day which celebrates the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788 to Port Jackson.
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Sunday, 25 January 2015

Sydney Festival, Waterfall Swing

The Waterfall Swing is a Sydney Festival attraction that has been installed below the Western Distributor flyovers at Darling Harbour. This intelligent swing playset creates a cascading curtain of water that opens just in time to allow the rider to pass through. This high-tech creation was produced by Dash 7 Design, a team of artists, designers and engineers.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Cockle Bay, cockatoo

This giant sculpture of a cockatoo head is located on a pontoon floating in Cockle Bay at Darling Harbour. It appears to be made of corrugated iron and is part of a stage which will be used for Australia Day celebrations this long weekend.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Sans Souci, St Finbar's Catholic Church

St Finbar's Catholic Church is located along Broughton Street, in the southern suburb of Sans Souci. Built in 1959, it is located next door to St Finbar's Catholic School and opposite the heritage listed former church and convent.