Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Darling Harbour, Tu Do

The "Tu Do" is a wooden fishing boat moored at the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. It arrived in Darwin on 21 November 1977 with 31 Vietnamese refugees crowded on board with their hopes for a better life in Australia echoed in the vessel's name, which means 'freedom'. The first 'boat people' fled the turmoil of South Vietnam in simple coastal fishing craft, often unsuited to a long ocean voyage.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Redfern, warehouses

This former Demco Machinery Co Ltd Factory is located along Cleveland Street, in the inner city suburb of Redfern. The 1889 building on the left was designed by R. Kunstman, in the Victorian architectural style. The 1938 extension on the right was designed by J Aubrey Kerr in the Inter-war functionalist architectural style. The buildings were recently redeveloped and now used for office and retail space and a carvery restaurant with whisky bar in the basement.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Redfern, post office, mural

This artwork is located at the Australia Post state headquarters along Cleveland Street, in the inner city suburb of Redfern. "Feed the Whale, Feed the Dream" is a mural created by Adam Hill (aka Blak Douglas) in 2017. The project was initiated in Reconciliation Week in 2016, when Australia Post staff were asked to design artwork based on the theme: Our History, Our Story, Our Future. The final work uses elements of the top three submissions from Gina Georgiannis, Leanne Bryce and Vicki Waddy.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Earlwood, Baptist Church

The Earlwood Baptist Church was built in 1928 and is located on the corner of Homer Street and Richard Avenue, in the south western suburb of Earlwood.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Cook and Phillip Park, Australian Museum

Looking across the fountain at Cook and Phillip Park built in 1998, located in the square opposite the Australian Museum in William Street. The floating glass entry hall was built in 2015 as the main entrance to the museum in the Parkes-Farmer Wing, completed in 1963. It replaces the old entrance in the Barnet Wing built in the 1880s along College Street.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Glebe, Wireless House

"Wireless House" is an art installation located in Foley Park, on the corner of Glebe Point Road and Bridge Road, in the inner city suburb of Glebe. This small brick building was built in 1934 to provide radio broadcasts for the local community. A wireless set donated by a department store, operated in Wireless House so that local people who could not afford to buy radios could sit in the park and listen to daily radio programs, up until the early 1950s. In 2009, the site became City of Sydney's first outdoor internet hotspot, providing free internet access to visitors to the park. Visitors are taken to a website which features Glebe's history, oral histories and archival sound materials. It was created by sound artist Nigel Helyer in partnership with the National Film and Sound Archive. The Web shaped, laser cut aluminium grills on the exterior of the building are a visual reference to its updated function and modelled on the radiation patterns of radio antennae.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Haymarket, Paddy's Markets

This hand painted sign is on the wall of a Hay Street entrance of Paddy's Markets, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. Originally known as the Vegetable Market building, it was built in 1909 in the Edwardian architectural style and the façade was preserved. Paddy's Markets have operated in Haymarket since 1834.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Sydney Opera House, Allen Lewis Fountain

The Allen Lewis Fountain is located on a roundabout at the end of Macquarie Street, near the entrance to the Sydney Opera House. It was donated by Concrete Constructions Group as a tribute to its founder Allen C. Lewis who contributed to the growth of the construction industry throughout Australia.
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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Botanic Gardens, The Calyx

Monday, 15 May 2017

Newtown, house mural

"The Hikers" is a mural on the side of a house located on the corner of Ferndale Street and Kent Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. It was created by street artist Fintan Magee in 2014.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Ryde, St James Presbyterian Church

St James Presbyterian Church is located on the corner of Bowden Street and Squire Street, in the northern suburb of Ryde. This heritage listed church was designed by A.L. McCredie and Anderson Architects and built in 1924 in the Inter-war Gothic architectural style.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Meadowbank, John Whitton Bridge

The John Whitton Bridge is a railway bridge that crosses the Parramatta River between the northern suburb of Meadowbank and inner west suburb of Rhodes. The original 1886 truss bridge which was originally known as Meadowbank Bridge, sits on the eastern side of the 1980 welded steel box girder bridge on concrete piers, also known as the Parramatta River Underbridge. The bridge is named after John Whitton, the Engineer-in-Charge for the New South Wales Railways from 1867. The view is from Charity Point in Meadowbank.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Gladesville, Gate House

The former Gladesville Mental Hospital was a psychiatric hospital along Victoria Road, in the lower north shore suburb of Gladesville. It was originally known as Tarban Creek Lunatic Asylum. This heritage listed sandstone building was built close to the Punt Road entrance around 1874 as a store for the hospital. A new main entrance to the hospital was formed along Punt Road in 1874 and a Gate House  (Item 28) constructed. The boiler house and chimney stand beside it.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Gladesville, hospital

The former Gladesville Mental Hospital was a psychiatric hospital along Victoria Road, in the lower north shore suburb of Gladesville. It was originally known as Tarban Creek Lunatic Asylum. This heritage listed sandstone building (item 30) was built close to the Punt Road entrance around 1874 as a store for the hospital. Barnet's stores and workshops were converted into an administration block in 1910. It was amalgamated with the Macquarie Hospital at North Ryde in 1993 and all inpatient services were consolidated there in 1997. This building is now used by Giant Steps, a school specifically for children with autism.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Ryde Bridge

Ryde Bridge, also known as Uhrs Point Bridge, carries Concord Road over the Parramatta River linking the northern suburb of Ryde with the inner west suburb of Rhodes. It comprises of a steel truss vertical-lift bridge (northbound) and a concrete fixed-span bridge (southbound). The original Ryde Bridge opened in 1935 as a lift bridge, which allowed shipping to reach the State Timber Yard. The lifting mechanism was later removed and the second concrete bridge crossing opened in 1988. This view from the boardwalk at Ryde Wharf Reserve.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Gladesville, clock

The Sheridan Memorial Clock is located at the intersection of Meriton Street, Wharf Road and Victoria Road, in the lower north shore suburb of Gladesville. The heritage listed monument was designed by J. C. Sutherland and constructed in 1941 in the Inter-War Functionalist architectural style, as a traffic separation device. It was dedicated to Alderman James York Sheridan, who died that year who was described as ‘beloved’ by members of the Council and ‘generally by all classes throughout the Municipality for his kindly manner and his high ideal of citizenship’.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Gladesville, pre-school

This pre-school is located along Victoria Road, in the lower north shore suburb of Gladesville. The stonework is part of a mural on the facade that also features trees and animals.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Enfield, St Thomas Anglican Cemetery

St Thomas Anglican Cemetery is located along Coronation Parade, in the inner west suburb of Enfield. This historic cemetery surrounds St Thomas Anglican Church which was built in 1848. The Beale family plot features an ornate rusty iron crucifix and ironwork border fence.
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Saturday, 6 May 2017

Sydney Opera House, reflection

The Sydney Opera House viewed from the Campbells Cove boardwalk at The Rocks and reflected in the windows of the adjacent Park Hyatt Hotel, which is close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Wolli Creek, railway station, sunset

A silhouette of  trees, overhead railway wires and poles at sunset, viewed from the platform at Wolli Creek railway station.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Museum of Contemporary Art, Mordant Wing

The George Street entrance of the Mordant Wing of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia at The Rocks. The original museum building, which was the former Maritime Services Board Building built in the art deco architectural style in 1952. The museum was opened in 1991 as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. The Mordant Wing, designed by Sam Marshall, was built in 2012 as part of an expansion and redevelopment.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Circular Quay, stack

This view of Sydney Harbour from the Sydney Opera House to the Bennelong Apartments at Circular Quay is from the walkway on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The giant chimney stack belongs to the former electricity power station, mining museum and chemical laboratory at The Rocks.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Botanic Gardens, Cunningham Building

The Cunningham Building is an administrative building located along Mrs Macquaries Road, in the Royal Botanic Gardens. It was built in 1874 in the Victorian Italianate architectural style as the Superintendent or Director's residence.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Gladesville, cafe (Theme Day: Let's Eat!)

This mural appears on the side of a cafe, on the corner of Monash Road and Eltham Street, in the lower north shore suburb of Gladesville.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

The Domain, Paradiegma Metaphysic

"Paradiegma Metaphysic" is an art installation by Paul Selwood located beside Mrs Macquaries Road at The Domain, just outside the Royal Botanic Gardens. This sculpture was the winner of the major prize at Sculpture by the Sea in Sydney in 2011 and is part of a scheme to display the winners of that competition in the Botanic Gardens or adjoining Domain for ten years before being moved on to other public gardens.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Botanic Gardens, Obelisk Pond

The Allan Cunningham Obelisk is in the middle of this pond in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Allan Cunningham was an explorer, botanist and a Superintendent of the Botanic Gardens. A signpost and benches are located around the pond.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Enfield, St Thomas Anglican Church

St Thomas Anglican Church and Cemetery are located along Coronation Parade, in the inner west suburb of Enfield. This heritage listed church was designed by John Frederick Hilly and built in 1848 in the Gothic architectural style.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Castlereagh Street, shop

The Atlas Clock above the Castlereagh Street entrance of jewellery retailer Tiffany & Co. is a reproduction of the Atlas Clock installed in 1853 above the entrance of the New York City store. It is located on the ground floor of 39 Martin Place, a 22-storey office block built in 1972 which will be demolished to allow underground construction of a new Sydney Metro line. In Greek mythology, Atlas was a Titan condemned to hold up the sky for eternity.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Woolloomooloo, Sculpture On the Wharf

Sculpture On the Wharf was an outdoor exhibition that was recently at the Finger Wharf and promenade, in the inner city suburb of Woolloomooloo. "Elipse" and "Elipse 3" by David Ball stood along the promenade with "Helix" also by David Ball, in the distance.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Anzac Bridge, Anzac Memorial, Anzac Day

The Anzac Memorial stands at the western approach of the Anzac Bridge at Rozelle. The bronze sculpture of an Australian ANZAC soldier was unveiled on ANZAC Day in 2000 faces west in the "rest on arms reverse" drill position holding a Lee-Enfield rifle. A sculpture of a New Zealand ANZAC soldier facing east was added to a plinth on the opposite side of the road 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.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Redfern, street art

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Darling Point, sculpture

This dragon is one of the sculptures found in the gardens of McKell Park, in the eastern suburb of Darling Point.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Rushcutters Bay

A late afternoon view of this pontoon in Rushcutters Bay is off Yarranabbe Park, in the eastern suburb of Darling Point.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Liverpool, Memorial School of Arts

The Memorial School of Arts is located in Macquarie Street, in the south western suburb of Liverpool. This heritage listed building was built in 1924 in the Inter-War Georgian Revival architectural style as a memorial to World War 1 veterans.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Liverpool, library

The Liverpool City Library is located along George Street, in the south western suburb of Liverpool. The John Edmondsen VC Memorial clock commemorates the sacrifice of Corporal Edmondson who was awarded the first Victoria Cross of World War II. It is inscribed with the names of the fallen from the Boer War, World War I and World War II. It was originally located at the south end of Macquarie Street, but in 1988 it was moved to the Liverpool City Library forecourt.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Darling Walk, fountain

This contemporary fountain is located along Darling Walk which links Harbour Street to Tumbalong Park and the Darling Quarter at Darling Harbour.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Gladesville, cottages

The sandstone cottages are located beside the main gate of the former Gladesville Hospital, along Punt Road in the lower north shore suburb of Gladesville. This heritage listed cottages were built around 1874 in the Gothic Revival architectural style and were extended in 1910 and had verandahs enclosed in 1950. They were originally doctors' residences and are now used as a child care centre.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Gladesville, workshop

This mural has been painted on the side wall of an auto panel beater and painter workshop located on the corner of Victoria Road and Gerald Street, in the lower north shore suburb of Gladesville. It depicts a four wheel drive and trailer driving into the outback towards Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia. To the left is another car travelling from the city and to the right are waterfalls in a rainforest.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Leichhardt, Congregational Church

Leichhardt Congregational Church is located on the corner of Allen Street and Elswick Street in the inner west suburb of Leichhardt. It was designed by Harry C Kent and built in 1911 in the Federation Gothic architectural style.
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