Saturday, 21 April 2018

Monterey, Scarborough Ponds

These radio control laser class boats are racing on Scarborough Ponds located in Scarborough Park, south of Barton Street, in the southern suburb of Monterey.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Broadway, Grace Brothers department store, clock tower

This clock tower and globe lamp are part of the former Grace Brothers department store along Broadway, in the inner city suburb of Ultimo. It was built in the Federation Queen Anne architectural style as part of the flagship building of the department store and matching the original building across the road, completed in 1904. Grace Bros vacated the Broadway store in 1992 and these buildings were restored and redeveloped in 1998. This building became student accommodation for the nearby University of Sydney. Broadway is the name of the road that runs from Railway Square to the University of Sydney and is the border between the suburbs of Ultimo and Chippendale, Glebe and Camperdown.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Redfern, pub

The Norfolk is a pub built in the art deco architectural style, located on the corner of Cleveland Street and Milton Street, in the inner city suburb of Redfern.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Clovelly, bench

This bench is at Tom Caddy Point, in the eastern suburb of Clovelly. It provides views of Clovelly Beach, the rocks at Shark Point across Clovelly Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Waverley, reservoir

This heritage listed water reservoir is located along Paul Street, in the eastern suburb of Waverley. Nicknamed "Stonehenge", Waverley Reservoir No.1 was completed in 1887 and was the last of four reservoirs built to augment the Botany Swamps Scheme. The other three reservoirs were Crown Street Reservoir in 1859, Paddington Reservoir in 1864 and Woollahra Reservoir in 1880.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Bondi Beach, skate park

This mural is on the wall surrounding Bondi Skate Park in Bondi Park, between the beach and Campbell Parade, in the eastern suburb of Bondi Beach.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Kensington, Our Lady of the Rosary

Our Lady of the Rosary is a Catholic Church located along Roma Avenue, in the eastern suburb of Kensington. The heritage listed church was built in 1906.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Chiswick, ferry wharf

This ferry wharf is located on the southern side of the Parramatta River, in the inner west suburb of Chiswick. It is served by First Fleet and RiverCat class ferries operating between Circular Quay and Parramatta. A river cat ferry is seen here just after departure from the wharf, with the Gladesville Bridge further in the distance. This wharf was built in 2017 and replaced the one which can be seen here. A cormorant can be seen perched on the remains of a heritage listed stone wharf in the foreground, which was a private jetty established in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century.

Friday, 13 April 2018

Clovelly, beach

Clovelly Beach is a small beach that sits on the end of the narrow Clovelly Bay, in the eastern suburb of Clovelly. The pool sits beside a concrete promenade and below Clovelly Life Saving Club.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Clovelly, sign

A warning sign on the concrete promenade at Clovelly Beach, in the eastern suburb of Clovelly. The rough surf hits the promenade and the rocks at Shark Point, across Clovelly Bay.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

North Bondi, lifeguard tower

This lifeguard tower is on the beach in the eastern suburb of North Bondi. This view is towards Biddigal Reserve, Wally Weekes Pool and out to the Pacific Ocean.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Bondi Beach, sculpture

This sculpture of a dolphin is installed in the middle of a walkway alongside Bondi Surf Pavilion leading to the beach, in the eastern suburb of Bondi Beach. The Bondi Surf Pavilion was built in 1928 in the Inter-War Mediterranean architectural style.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Summer Hill, art

This part of a mural on the side of wall of Summer Hill Village shopping centre, along the walkway that leads to Darrel Jackson Gardens, in the inner west suburb of Summer Hill. Australia is the focus of this view of Earth.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Kensington, St Martin's Anglican Church

St Martin's Anglican Church is located along Todman Avenue, in the eastern suburb of Kensington. The original church at this site was built in 1908 but this church building was completed in 1987.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Rodd Point, Dobroyd Aquatic Club

The Dobroyd Aquatic Club is on the shore of Iron Cove, in the inner west suburb of Rodd Point. It provides launching ramps for yachts, skiffs, dinghies and windsurfers. On this day, radio control laser class boats can be seen being removed from the water following an afternoon of sailing.
Linked to: Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 6 April 2018

Haberfield, Iron Cove Creek Bridge

Iron Cove Creek Bridge is at the intersection of Henley Marine Drive and Timbrell Drive at Dobroyd Point, in the inner west suburb of Haberfield. This cable bridge is 30 metres long and 4.5 metres wide spanning the Iron Cove Creek canal with a bi-directional separated cycleway and footpath connecting. It was built in 2015 and features a public art installation from local artist Angela Pasqua which acknowledges the local bird life.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Moore Park, South Dowling Street, Eastern Distributor

South Dowling Street is part of the Eastern Distributor motorway, in the inner city suburb of Moore Park. This view is looking south with an on-ramp on the right, heading north.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Carss Park Cottage, pergola

This pergola is at the entrance to Carss Park Cottage, a sandstone cottage built in 1860 by William Carss. It is now a museum which sits in the middle of Carss Bush Park, in the southern suburb of Carss Park. The cottage and recreational area overlook Kogarah Bay and the Carss Park Tidal Baths.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

North Bondi, beach

The beach at North Bondi, in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, photographed in 2007. Located north of Bondi Beach, this view is towards Biddigal Reserve, Wally Weekes Pool and flats overlooking the beach at the point known as Ben Buckler.

Monday, 2 April 2018

Carrington Street, mural

This mural is on a construction hoarding around a development work site along Carrington Street. The design was originally created for the City of Sydney New Year's Eve celebrations in 2013. "Gumscape with Animals and Spacecraft" was created by Reg Mombassa and features gum tree trunks, suburban architecture, technological infrastructure, genetically modified flora and fauna spacecraft and Sydney icons: the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Redfern, shop (Theme Day: One Colour)

This ornate shop facade is located along Regent Street, in the inner city suburb of Redfern. These days it is painted in one colour.

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Australian National Maritime Museum, boat and memorial

Two exhibits of the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. The MB172 is an elegant timber motor boat which once ferried naval officers but now transports museum staff and guests on Sydney Harbour. It was built by the Royal Australian Navy at Garden Island dockyard and worked mostly on on Port Phillip and later Jervis Bay. The art work is entitled ‘… the ocean bed their tomb’ and takes the form of a floating stainless steel wreath, which is six metres in diameter,  but is usually partly submerged in the water. It was created by Warren Langley and unveiled in 2015 to commemorate the disappearance of submarine HMAS AE1 and the loss of its 35 crew in 1914.
Linked to: Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 30 March 2018

Enfield, St Thomas Anglican Church

St Thomas Anglican Church is 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, 29 March 2018

Pyrmont, wharf

The Pyrmont Bay ferry wharf is on the western side of Darling Harbour, in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont. It was built in 2015 and is serviced by Sydney Ferries with services operating to Barangaroo and Circular Quay. The James Craig is a Tall Ship moored outside Wharf 7 of Sydney Wharfas part of the permanent display of the Australian National Maritime Museum. The 19th Century square rigger was restored to full sailing condition in 2003 and regularly goes to sea with 80 passengers.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Balmain, shipyard

These ferries and boats are moored at Balmain Shipyard, located at the southern end of Mort Bay, in the inner city suburb of Balmain. The dockyards have been a base for ferry operations as far back as the 1860s.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Darlinghurst, bank

The former ANZ bank building is located on the corner of Oxford Street and Brisbane Street, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. This heritage listed building was designed by Ernest Scott & Green and built in the Federation Free Classical architectural style in 1911 for the Union Bank. It is now used as an office space and has the local member of the state parliament as a tenant on the ground floor.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Chippendale, street art

This street art is located along Knox Street, in the inner city suburb of Chippendale. It was created by graffiti artists Gus and Ceikos.

Sunday, 25 March 2018

The Great Synagogue

 The Great Synagogue is located on Elizabeth Street, and stretches back to Castlereagh Street. This heritage listed building, designed by architect Thomas Rowe, was consecrated in 1878. The Great Synagogue consists of two main sections: the original synagogue, the house of worship with ladies’ gallery at the Elizabeth Street end, and this five storey modern section at the Castlereagh Street end behind the facade of the original Beadle’s residence.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Pyrmont, sculpture

This sculpture is located on the corner of Harris Street and Scott Street, in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont. on the corner of Harris Street and John Street, in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont. "Insect With Lead" was created by Richard Goodwin in 2011.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Pyrmont, weather vane

This weather vane or weathercock is located on the community centre at Refinery Square off Bowman Street, in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont. This building was the former main office or administration building of the Colonial Sugar Refining (CSR) Co Ltd, which had a major sugar mill, sugar refinery, rum distillery and building products manufactured here. The weathercock was manufactured at the coppersmiths workshop by copper artisans C. Marsden Sr and G. Orpwood Sr. It was erected as a memorial for the relief of the Siege of Mafeking, in South Africa during the Second Boer War, where British Forces under the command of Colonel Robert Baden-Powell were besieged from October 1899 to May 1900. It was originally placed on the high point of the refinery but after the demolition of the factory was preserved and reinstated here in 2010.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Pyrmont, Terminus Hotel

The 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 1900 in the Victorian architectural style and then remodelled in 1917 in the Federation Free architectural style. It was once known as the Cooper's Arms Hotel because it was close to a rum distillery cooperage, which was part of the Colonial Sugar Refining (CSR) Co Ltd. It became the Terminus Hotel since it stood at the end of the tram service from the city to Pyrmont. It was abandoned in 1983 and became dilapidated and overgrown with vines, which can be seen here. It was restored and redeveloped in 2018 and reopened this month.
Linked to: Signs, Signs.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Pyrmont, community centre

The former main office or administration building of the Colonial Sugar Refining (CSR) Co Ltd, at Refinery Square off Bowman Street, in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont. The heritage listed building was built in 1906 in the Federation architectural style. CSR Limited had a major sugar mill, sugar refinery and associated industries at this location. Over the years, the company diversified operations into rum distillery, building products and eventually mining. The site was redeveloped into a high rise residential estate with the main office now used as a community centre leading to a gymnasium and pool.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Pyrmont, gate house

The former gate house at the Colonial Sugar Refining (CSR) Co Ltd, along Bowman Street leading into Refinery Square, in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont. The heritage listed building was built in 1906 in the Federation Queen Anne architectural style. CSR Limited had a major sugar mill, sugar refinery and associated industries at this location. Over the years, the company diversified operations into rum distillery, building products and eventually mining. The site was redeveloped into a high rise residential estate with the gate house now used as a security office.

Monday, 19 March 2018

St Peters, street art

This super hero street art is located on the corner of May Lane and Caroline Lane, in the inner city suburb of St Peters.

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Balmain, corner shop

This former corner shop and residence is located on the cormer of Beattie Street and Harris Street, in the inner city suburb of Balmain.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Yowie Bay, marina

The Yowie Bay marina in the southern suburb of Yowie Bay. Yowie is an Aboriginal name meaning "place of echoes". Yowie is also the name of a mythical Australian creature called a but there appears to be no relationship to the name of this suburb.
Linked to: Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Australian Consolidated Press Building

The former Australian Consolidated Press Building is located between Elizabeth Street and Castlereagh Street. This view of the heritage listed 12 storey office building is from Castlereagh Street, with some similarities to the nearbySt James Trust Building. The lower six levels were originally the Evening News Building, designed by Bruce Dellit at Spain & Cosh and built in 1925 in the Inter-war Commercial Palazzo architectural style. The upper six levels were designed by Harry Seidler and built in 1961.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Darlinghurst, Eternity Playhouse

The Eternity Playhouse is a theatre on the corner of Burton Street and Palmer Street, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. The heritage-listed building was originally built by the Baptist Church as the Burton Street Tabernacle, designed by John Stone and built in 1887 in the Victorian Free Classical architectural style. In 2013, it was restored and transformed into a theatre. Inspired by a sermon at the Burton Street Tabernacle, where Rev John Ridley said he wished that he could "shout eternity through the streets of Sydney", Arthur Stace took to the streets of Sydney with a piece of chalk, writing the word "Eternity" on the footpaths of Sydney’s streets for over 35 years. The theatre is named in his honour and his famous "Eternity" script is used for the name on the marquee.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Darlinghurst, house

This three storey house is located along Stanley Street, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst.
Linked to: Wordless Wednesday, Wednesday Around The World, Wonderful Wednesday.
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