Friday, 22 September 2017

The Rocks, chimney

This octagonal chimney stack rises above the former electricity power station, mining museum and chemical laboratory, located between George Street and Hickson Road at The Rocks. This heritage listed building was designed by the Government Architect, Walter Liberty Vernon in the Federation Warehouse style with Romanesque and Art Nouveau detailing. The electricity power station and workshops were constructed by 1902 with the mining museum chemical laboratories and chimney constructed by 1909. It became known as the Earth Exchange in 1990 but then became office space in 1996.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Dawes Point, sentry box

This sentry box is on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour, near the Sydney Harbour Bridge, in the inner city suburb of Dawes Point. This cylindrical sandstone building was built c.1880 to observe the foreshore area for defensive purposes. It was located next to Explosives Wharf (now Ives Steps Wharf) which was built around the same time to transport explosives from Goat Island to the Dawes Point Battery.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Walsh Bay, Tri

This kinetic sculpture sits at the end of Pier 8 of Walsh Bay wharves on Sydney Harbour, in the inner city suburb of Millers Point. "Tri" was created by Phil Price in 2004 and installed here as part of the Walsh Bay Sculpture Walk. Made from carbon fibre composite, the top three sections move in the wind.The Sydney Harbour Bridge can just be seen behind Pier 7 and Milsons Point is in the distance. 

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

York Street, QVB Chambers

QVB Chambers is a commercial building along York Street, opposite the Queen Victoria Building (QVB). The heritage listed former warehouse was built in 1922 in the Federation architectural style. It has previously been known as Globe & Pennon House, Namkwong House and Eagley Building.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Darlinghurst, art

This mural is painted on the side of a record shop along Goulburn Street, between Crown Street and Arnold Lane, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. It was created by illustrator Sindy Sinn. Another mural which is partly obscured in this view is on the back of the residence above the shop fronting Crown Street.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

North Sydney, St Peter's Presbyterian School Hall

St Peter's Presbyterian School Hall is located along Blues Point Road, in the northern suburb of North Sydney. This heritage listed building was designed in the Victorian Georgian architectural style and built in the late nineteenth century. It was once part of the school on this site associated with the nearby St Peters Presbyterian Church.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Meadowbank, ferry wharf

The Meadowbank ferry wharf is located along Bowden Street on the Parramatta River in the northern suburb of Meadowbank. The Ryde Bridge can be seen in the distance as a Sydney RiverCat ferry approaches.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Hornsby, water clock

"Man, Time and the Environment", also known as the Hornsby Water Clock is a fusion of kinetic sculpture, decorative fountain, musical instrument and a functional clock. It is located in Hornsby Mall, a pedestrian mall in Florence Street, in the northern suburb of Hornsby. This work, unveiled in 1993, was created by Australian sculptor Victor Cusack from cast bronze, stainless steel, and toughened plate glass. It features sculpted forms of the fauna of Hornsby Shire from a rainbow lorikeet, to a cormorant, blue tongue lizard, fruit bat and possum.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

York Street, Taylor Family Warehouse

The former Taylor Family Warehouse is a commercial building beside Falcone House in York Street, opposite the Queen Victoria Building. It was built in 1908 in the Federation Anglo-Dutch architectural style.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Wollstonecraft, Oyster Cove Reserve

The marina at the end of Oyster Cove Reserve, in the north shore suburb of Wollstonecraft, looking towards the HMAS Waterhen naval base and Balls Head Bay.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Wollstonecraft, Oyster Cove Gasworks

The remains of the Oyster Cove Gasworks are located along Wondakiah Drive, in the north shore suburb of Wollstonecraft. This was originally the site of Robey's Sugar Works, later taken over by the Colonial Sugar Refinery Co. In the late 1860s the Australian Mineral Oil Co. established a kerosene works here and from around 1890, part of the site was also used by the Neokratine Safety Explosive Co of N.S.W. The North Shore Gas Co took over in 1912 with construction of coal gasworks from 1913 to 1917, which operated until 1987. Wondakiah residential development was built here from 1998 with restoration and redevelopment of the remaining structures on site which are the Boiler House, the Exhauster House, the Carburetted Water Gas Plant and the Chimney.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Newtown, mural

This mural is on the side wall of a house on the corner of Holmwood Street and King Lane, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. It was created by graffiti artist Phibs who has created a few murals around the city such as one nearby in Holt Street.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Croydon Park, Uniting Church Disability Services

Uniting Church Disability Services building is located along Georges River Road near the corner of Brighton Avenue, in the inner west suburb of Croydon Park. It sits beside the Croydon Park Uniting Church, which suggests it may have originally been built as a church hall and administration building. They provide help with supported accommodation and independent living, decision making and respite care for people in the community with disabilities.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Ultimo, The Goods Line, sculpture

This contemporary sculpture is located along an urban walkway known as "The Goods Line", in the inner city suburb of Ultimo. It is in front of one of the buildings of the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). The Goods Line was built along a disused rail corridor from Central railway station from Railway Square to Darling Harbour and also features a linear park and open space.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Barangaroo, International Towers

Tower Two is one of three new skyscrapers known as International Towers, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. The three towers have been built in the block bounded by Barangaroo Avenue, Watermans Quay, Scotch Road and Exchange Place, with the walkways Shipwright Walk and Mercantile Walk between them. This is the view from Wulugul Walk along the foreshore, with the Alexander Residences apartments in the foreground.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Queen Victoria Building, sculptures

These domes and sculptures stand above the George Street entrance of the Queen Victoria Building, which houses retail shops, cafés, and restaurants. The Queen Victoria Building was designed by George McRae and completed in 1898 in the Romanesque architectural style and restored in 1986. The sign reads: This stone was set July 29, 1896 by I.E.Ives, Mayor of Sydney. The sculptures are: a female figure representing Wisdom and Justice, a male figure representing Labour and Industry and another male figure representing Commerce and Exchange.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Circular Quay, ferry and bridge

This view of a ferry at Circular Quay ferry wharves, stretching to Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge is from the viewing platform above Circular Quay railway station. The Queenscliff is a Freshwater Class ferry acquired in 1983 and is part of the fleet that operates from Circular Quay to Manly. It was named Queenscliff after the northern suburb near Manly.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Sydney Town Hall, Druitt Street

This side view of part of the Sydney Town Hall is from the corner of Druitt Street and York Street. The heritage listed building was designed by John H. Wilson and completed in 1889 in the Grand Victorian Second Empire architectural style. It is Spring now and the leaves on the trees have just started to grow.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Haymarket, In Between Two Worlds

"In Between Two Worlds" is an art installation located in Chinatown at Haymarket. This artwork, created by artist Jason Wing, explores themes of heaven and earth featuring painted wall murals, etched granite floor murals and 30 suspended illuminated spirit figures. This night view is from Hay Street, looking down Kimber Lane. A daytime view can be seen here.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Croydon Park, Uniting Church

Croydon Park Uniting Church is located on the corner of Georges River Road and Brighton Avenue, in the inner west suburb of Croydon Park. It was built in 1918 in the Federation Romanesque architectural style.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Sydney Harbour Bridge, ferry

This ferry makes its way across Circular Quay and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The midday sun is shining down on Sydney Harbour, viewed from East Circular Quay near the Sydney Opera House.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Barangaroo, International Towers

Tower Three is one of three new skyscrapers known as International Towers, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. The three towers have been built in the block bounded by Barangaroo Avenue, Watermans Quay, Scotch Road and Exchange Place, with the walkways Shipwright Walk and Mercantile Walk between them. This is the view from Wulugul Walk along the foreshore, with the Alexander Residences apartments in the foreground.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Haymarket, Paddy's Markets

This hand painted sign is on the wall of a Ultimo Road entrance of Paddy's Markets, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. Paddy's Markets have operated in Haymarket since 1834 and this is part of a series of murals designed by a local artist David Doyle to mimic some of the past advertising signs. Other signs at other entrances can be seen here and here.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

King Street Wharf 3

King Street Wharf 3 is the former ferry wharf located at King Street Wharf which has now be replaced by Barangaroo Wharf. It was used by Sydney Ferries First Fleet and RiverCat class ferries operating F3 Parramatta River and F4 Darling Harbour services from 2010 until 2017 but will be reopened for use by private operators.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Sydney Opera House, restaurant

This sail of the Sydney Opera House rises above the Bennelong restaurant. The building stands on Bennelong Point at the end of Circular Quay.

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

Friday, 28 July 2017

Sydney Opera House, fence

The Sydney Opera House viewed from behind the gates at the Overseas Passenger Terminal on the western side of Circular Quay.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

East Circular Quay, trees

Looking past these palm trees along the foreshore at East Circular Quay towards the AMP buildings and the city skyline. 

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Millers Point, Hotel Palisade

The Hotel Palisade is located on the corner of Dalgety Road and Bettington Street, in the inner city suburb of Millers Point. It was designed by Henry Deane Walsh in the Federation Free architectural style and built in 1912.  It was refurbished in 2015 and now features the Harry Deane Bar, a rooftop cocktail bar, viewed here from the Bettington Street entrance of Barangaroo Reserve. The Hotel Palisade name came from the palisade fence built between Munn Street and Bettington Street.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Young Street, terrace houses

These four heritage listed terrace houses located along Young Street were part of the first Government House site. They were built in 1875 in the Victorian architectural style. They were government offices from 1875-1937, nurses accommodation from 1937-1982 and then storage space from 1982-1988. IThey are now the main office for Sydney Living Museums which includes the adjacent Museum of Sydney.  

Barangaroo, art

This artwork is on a construction hoarding at the edge of Barangaroo Reserve at Nawi Cove, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. In the distance are terrace houses and hotels on top of a cliff in Millers Point. "Home Sweet Home, 2017" by Reko Rennie is part of "Aurora Eora", a public exhibition of artworks. The design combines the iconography of the artist's heritage, merging traditional diamond-shaped designs and repetitive patterning to subvert romantic ideologies of Aboriginal identity. The male Kamilaroi diamond symbol is a family crest of sorts and the bright pop-inspired colour references the artist's affinity to graffiti and hip-hop culture from his youth. Similar artwork has featured on a building in Surry Hills which can be seen here.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Enfield, St Josephs Catholic Church

St Josephs Catholic Church is located on the corner of Liverpool Road and Baker Street, in the western suburb of Enfield. This heritage listed church was designed by C Glancy and built in 1931 as a replica of the famous Church of St Madeleine in Paris.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Barangaroo, Wharf 1

Barangaroo Wharf 1 is located at Wulugul Walk along the shore of Darling Harbour, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. It is serviced by Sydney Ferries' F3 Paramatta River and F4 Darling Harbour services. It opened in June 2017 as a replacement for King Street Wharf 3.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Barangaroo, Anadara

"Anadara" is a residential building between Barangaroo Avenue and Wulugul Walk along the shore of Darling Harbour, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. It was designed by Richard Francis-Jones and built in 2016 with the sculptured lines of the building reflecting its namesake inspiration, an Anadara being a Sydney cockle. The striking, white curvilinear form has seen it nicknamed "The Cloud".

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Australian National Maritime Museum

The outdoor exhibits of the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. The Waterfront Pavilion showcases the danger and drama of military life at sea, through a high-tech exhibition and also has function areas looking out on the harbour. It was developed to mark the centenary of World War I and commemorate over 100 years of service by the Royal Australian Navy.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Barangaroo, Australian Gaslight Company buildings

The heritage listed former Australian Gaslight Company buildings are located along Hickson Road, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. The five storey sandstone building was designed by Henry Ginn and built in 1845 in the Victorian architectural style, as an office and warehouse for the Australian Gaslight Company. It is constructed on a cliff presenting a single storey above to Jenkins Street, which is also where the stairs lead. It incorporates a former stone cottage designed in the Federation Warehouse style and built in 1899 which had a later addition, making it a two storey building. The Millers Point Gasworks operated on this site along Darling Harbour until it was decommissioned in 1921 and its above ground structures were demolished by 1925. Hickson Road was later extended through the site separating these buildings from the area which became part of Sydney's port facilities. 

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Five Dock, war memorial

The Whitford Memorial was created in 1941 and stands in the middle of Five Dock Park, in the inner west suburb of Five Dock. This war memorial is a brick structure with three steps leading to a mosaic tiled surface with the letters RAAF and the Air Force three ring symbol. At the rear of the structure is a brass plaque with the Australian Air Force wings and wreath. The inscription reads: Dedicated by citizens and friends to the memory of Pilot Officer James Richard Whitford, R.A.A.F. killed on war service at Point Cook, Victoria, November 29th 1939 aged 27 years.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Five Dock, art

This artwork on a large rock is located in Fred Kelly Place, in the inner west suburb of Five Dock. "Piazza Eolie" is a mosaic mural created by Noula Diamantopoulos in 2013 as an homage to the local Italian community, inspired by the history and stories of the Aeolians. As an entry-marker into the piazza it features a fishing boat adorned with mosaic elements on one side and on this side an image of Eolie, the God of Wind. In the distance is the post office.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Rookwood, All Souls Chapel

All Souls Chapel is an Anglican chapel in Rookwood Necropolis in the western suburb of Rookwood. It was built in 1926 in the art deco architectural style.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Milperra, Georges River

This navigation mark in the middle of the Georges River is viewed from Deepwater Park, in the southwestern suburb of Milperra.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Liverpool, clock tower

The Rotary Commemorative Clock Tower is near the centre of Bigge Park in the southwestern suburb of Liverpool.It was erected in 1955 to commemorate the golden 50th Anniversary of Rotary. It features circular terraces of plantings, brickwork, tiled concrete and a low metal-rail fence descend from the base and end with a surrounding paving in the stylised form of the rotary wheel. The Alex Grimson Memorial Music Shell nearby was erected in 1974 as a memorial to a former Mayor.
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