This view of Martin Place, past the three bowl fountains and the Commando Memorial Seat, is from the eastern side near Macquarie Street. The banners declare that the plaza at Martin Place is now a Smoke-Free Zone.
Thursday, 26 November 2015
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
The Pam Burridge is a HarbourCat Class ferry waiting at the wharf at Circular Quay on Sydney Harbour. The Friendship is a First Fleet Class ferry, seen behind it departing from the wharf. It features a moustache painted on the bow for Movember, an annual event involving the growing of moustaches and beards during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues.
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
This office block is located at 39 Martin Place, with Sydney Tower in the distance and a glimpse of the MLC Centre. This 22-storey office block built in 1972 has been in the news this week because it is one of the buildings earmarked for demolition to allow underground construction of a new Sydney Metro line.
Monday, 23 November 2015
Sunday, 22 November 2015
This sandstone obelisk is located in Macquarie Place Park, on the corner of Bridge Street and Loftus Street, which was originally the first and main town square of Sydney. It was designed by the New South Wales Government Architect, Francis Greenway and erected in 1818. This location marks the place from where all public roads are measured. The inscription on this side reads: Principal Roads, Distance From Sydney to Bathurst 137 Miles, From Sydney to Windsor 35½, To Parramatta 15½, To Liverpool 20, To Macquarie Tower at the South Head 7, To the North Head of Botany Bay 14.
Saturday, 21 November 2015
Friday, 20 November 2015
Sydney Hospital is located along Macquarie Street, opposite Martin Place. The Worrall Block is on the Sydney Hospital campus, located along Hospital Road, opposite The Domain. It was designed by John Kirkpatrick and built in 1894 in the Victorian architectural style with arts and crafts movement influences. This heritage listed building contains the Worrall Lecture Theatre and Chapel of St Luke the Physician.
Thursday, 19 November 2015
The Commando Memorial Seat is a monument located in Martin Place near Macquarie Street. It is dedicated to those who gave their lives while serving with Australian Independent Companies Commando Squadrons and Special Forces during World War 2.
Wednesday, 18 November 2015
The Sydney Opera House stands on the end of Bennelong Point between Farm Cove and Circular Quay. This view across Sydney Harbour is from the north shore suburb of Milsons Point.
Tuesday, 17 November 2015
The Reserve Bank of Australia building and the Australian Provincial Assurance building are located along Martin Place. The Reserve Bank of Australia building is a 22-storey building between Macquarie Street and Phillip Street built in 1964 in the Post War International architectural style. It houses the headquarters of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia's central bank and a money museum. The Australian Provincial Assurance building, formerly the Overseas Union Bank, is a 14-storey building between Phillip Street and Elizabeth Street built in 1936 in the art-deco architectural style. This view is from the top of the State Savings Bank building on the opposite side of Martin Place, looking east.
Monday, 16 November 2015
This mural is on the side wall of a residential building on the corner of Goddard Street and Bailey Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. It was created by graffiti artist BafCat.
Sunday, 15 November 2015
|Dust by Norton Flavel|
|Crouching Man by Laurence Edwards|
|The Bell by Ruth Liou|
|Repetitive Structures by Mano Ponnambalam|
|Shelf Life by Curtis Hore|
Saturday, 14 November 2015
|Wind Blowing by Koichi Ishino|
|Undulation by Benjamin Storch|
|Ionis by Robert Hague|
The 19th annual Sculpture by the Sea outdoor sculpture exhibition ran from 22 October to 9 November 2015. These sculptures were located along the two kilometre coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama. The backdrops are the eastern suburbs of Bronte, Tamarama and the Pacific Ocean.
Friday, 13 November 2015
|Meditation 2015 #1 by Seung-Hwan Kim|
|Surfer's Paradise by James Rogers|
|Flying Fish by Gillie Schattner|
|Billabong by Paul Selwood|
Thursday, 12 November 2015
|The Bridge by Linda Bowden|
|Flow Form IX by Stephen King|
|Open by Peter Lundberg|
|Speed Trap by Richard Tipping|
|Kings And Queens by Michael Purdy|
The 19th annual Sculpture by the Sea outdoor sculpture exhibition ran from 22 October to 9 November 2015, with sculptures located along the two kilometre coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama. These sculptures were located in Marks Park in the eastern suburb of Tamarama, with the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop.
Wednesday, 11 November 2015
|BJF13 by Ben Fasham|
|m.150901 by Toshio Iezumi|
|The Navigator by Matt Calvert|
|Cairn by Morgan Jones|
|Cycle Of Life Longevity by R.M. (Ron) Gomboc|
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
This former service station was located on the corner of Salisbury Road and Percival Road, in the inner west suburb of Stanmore. This photo is a heritage item now since this service station was demolished in 2014 and has now been redeveloped into apartments. It was one of the last petrol stations to still offer driveway service. The palm tree is an iconic feature on the pedestrian island in Percival Road where it meets Salisbury Road.
Monday, 9 November 2015
This building is part of the former Lewisham Hospital, located along West Street in the inner west suburb of Lewisham. The Catholic hospital built in 1889 was first run by the Little Company of Mary, whose convent adjoined the grounds of St Thomas's Catholic Church. The hospital closed in 1988 when it was purchased by the St Vincent de Paul Society and later redeveloped the site into a low-care hostel, high-care nursing home and self-care village.
Sunday, 8 November 2015
This grand entrance to St Patrick's Institute of Education is on the corner of West Street and Station Street, in the inner west suburb of Lewisham. It provides Diploma and Certificate courses in business, marketing, disability, community services work, aged care and hospitality. The Mary Potter Wing seen behind it was originally part of Lewisham Hospital.
Saturday, 7 November 2015
Charles O'Neill House is part of Catholic Care, a welfare agency of the Catholic Church, located along West Street in the inner west suburb of Lewisham. This contemporary building is the State Support Office of the St Vincent de Paul Society. The site includes a low-care hostel, high-care nursing home and self-care village.
Friday, 6 November 2015
The Mary Potter Wing of the former Lewisham Hospital, is located along West Street in the inner west suburb of Lewisham. The Catholic hospital built in 1889 was first run by the Little Company of Mary, whose convent adjoined the grounds of St Thomas's Catholic Church. The hospital closed in 1988 when it was purchased by the St Vincent de Paul Society and redeveloped into an aged care facility. This building is now used by the St Patrick's Institute of Education.
Thursday, 5 November 2015
The entrance to the Burraneer Bay Marina, in the southern suburb of Caringbah. Burraneer Bay is on the Port Hacking estuary. The suburb of Burraneer can be seen in the distance.
Wednesday, 4 November 2015
This view across the Port Hacking estuary is from Lilli Pilli Point, in the southern suburb of Lilli Pilli. The tide was low enough that a sandbank was exposed in the middle of the estuary and people could easily walk out from the shore. The suburb name, Lilli Pilli, is derived from the Lilly Pilly native myrtles that grew here.
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Tuesday, 3 November 2015
The Greenwoodtree Hotel is a former hotel located along Oxford Street, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. It was built in the 1920s in the art deco architectural style. In 1971 the hotel was renamed the Paddington Green Hotel. It has since been extended and redeveloped into residential apartments and commercial space.
Monday, 2 November 2015
This mural has been painted on the facade of a shop, located along Oxford Street, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. It currently houses a boutique whose designer describes her fashion as “neo-tribal” style which probably explains the design.
Sunday, 1 November 2015
This rainbow at Botany Bay is viewed from the southern suburb of Brighton-Le-Sands. I saw this rainbow when the sun came out after a storm but I had to be quick to photograph it since it was only around for minutes before it disappeared.
Saturday, 31 October 2015
The entrance of the Family Court of Australia, the federal court located in the Lionel Bowen Building along Goulburn Street. The buiding which was opened in 1994, is named after a former Deputy Prime Minister and Attorney General, Lionel Bowen.
Friday, 30 October 2015
These commercial buildings are viewed from Chifley Square. Deutsche Bank Place is a 39 storey building which was completed in 2005. It is located on the corner of Phillip Street and Hunter Street. 8 Chifley is a 34 storey building which was completed in 2013. It is bounded by Elizabeth Street, Park Street and Castlereagh Street.
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Thursday, 29 October 2015
An abstract view of the passageway in the sandstone wall which connects Pirrama Park beside Johnstons Bay with Giba Park at the top of a cliff, in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont.
Wednesday, 28 October 2015
"Tied to Tide" is a kinetic artwork located along the boardwalk on the waterfront of Pyrmont Point Park, in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont. This artwork on Johnstons Bay 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.
Tuesday, 27 October 2015
Metamorphosis is a major artwork created in 2008 which is located along the walkway in Waterfront Park, in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont. According to the sculptor, Anton James: The sculpture is based on the simple observation that the transformation taking place at Jacksons Landing reflects our changing perceptions about the landscape. The pieces that make up "Metamorphosis", like the basic elements of the site, remain constant, only their orientation and one's perception of them changes. Waterfront Park is part of Jacksons Landing, the residential and commercial property redevelopment that has taken place on the former site of the former site of a sugar refinery, rum distillery and cooperage which built rum barrels, operated by the Colonial Refining Company, later CSR Limited. The newer apartments in the background near the water are called Reflections and the older redeveloped building is called Cooperage, with a reminder to its previous use.