Wednesday, 17 August 2016

McMahons Point, Sydney Harbour Bridge

This ferry makes its way across Lavender Bay towards the MacMahons Point ferry wharf, viewed from a private wharf in the north shore suburb of McMahons Point. The Alexander is a First Fleet Class ferry acquired in 1985 and is part of the fleet that operates on the Inner Harbour. It was named The Alexander, after the one of eleven ships of the First Fleet that sailed to Australia in 1787. The Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House provide an iconic backdrop.

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

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Barangaroo, Sculpture at Barangaroo

"Sculpture at Barangaroo" is a temporary exhibition from 6 August until 21 August 2016 in Barangaroo Reserve, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. "The Grove" was created by Margarita Sampson in 2014 and originally displayed at Marks Park in Tamaramaas part of "Sculpture by the Sea". The two pieces in this work are part of series exploring our vanishing relationship with nature, shelter and community. Each work resembles a pod, fruit, dwelling or tree with branches and antlers extending from the top.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Barangaroo, water pumping station

This former water pumping station is located near the Towns Place entrance of Barangaroo Reserve, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. This sewage pumping station was decommissioned during the building of the headland park. The building was moved 100 metres, restored and redeveloped as a toilet block.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Barangaroo, Sculpture at Barangaroo

"Sculpture at Barangaroo" is a temporary exhibition from 6 August until 21 August 2016 in Barangaroo Reserve, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. "One Journey Ends: another begins...?" was created by Sally Kidall and has Sydney Harbour as a backdrop. Sitting under a transparent nylon fabric tent is a simple bamboo boat with two large oars. Lined with growing grass, it carries a cargo of plastic bags filled with water. The fact that the grass may grow – or die – during the exhibition is key to the artwork’s concept and speaks to the troubled world we live in.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Barangaroo, Sculpture at Barangaroo

"Sculpture at Barangaroo" is a temporary exhibition from 6 August until 21 August 2016 in Barangaroo Reserve, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. "Harlequin Shuttle" was created by Ken Unsworth in 2014 and was originally displayed as part of "Sculpture by the Sea" an annual outdoor sculpture exhibition at Bondi and Tamarama. This 8-metre tall work stands among the plants and trees along Wululugul Walk near Munns Slipway.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Barangaroo Reserve, Harbour Control Tower


The beginning of the end of the Sydney Ports Harbour Control Tower at Barangaroo Reserve, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. The tower was once used by the Sydney Harbour port facilities before they were moved to Port Botany. The former container terminal has been transformed into a foreshore park, with a naturalistic rocky outcrop and landscaped with native trees and shrubs. The tower is being demolished after it was decided that it did not have any heritage value.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Barangaroo, Sculpture at Barangaroo

"Sculpture at Barangaroo" is a temporary exhibition from 6 August until 21 August 2016 in Barangaroo Reserve, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. "Horizon" was created by Lucy Humphrey in 2013 and was originally displayed on a cliff at Tamarama as part of "Sculpture by the Sea", an annual outdoor sculpture exhibition. This two-tonne acrylic sphere, filled with 1800 litres of water, reflects the images of Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, upside down. More art work can be seen in my previous two posts.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Barangaroo, Sculpture at Barangaroo

"Sculpture at Barangaroo", a temporary exhibition from 6 August until 21 August 2016 in Barangaroo Reserve, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. The four-metre high window has been installed looking out towards Munn's Slipway and Darling Harbour and the nearby stove has been built around a fig tree. They are part of an art installation called "Empirical View" created by Marcus Tatton acknowledging the site’s history.
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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Barangaroo, Sculpture at Barangaroo

"Sculpture at Barangaroo", a temporary exhibition from 6 August until 21 August 2016 in Barangaroo Reserve, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. This seven metre high firewood chimney has been installed in Barangaroo Reserve, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. It is part of an art installation called "Empirical View" created by Marcus Tatton for "Sculpture at Barangaroo", acknowledging the site’s history.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Arncliffe, tunnel mural

This is part of a mural on the wall of a new pedestrian tunnel which opened last week, under the railway line in the southern suburb of Arncliffe. Students at the nearby Al Zahra College provided drawings centred on the school's vision and purpose, which the artist used to create this mural.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Hurstville, Church of Christ

Friday, 5 August 2016

Blackwattle Bay, Anzac Bridge

Sunset view across Blackwattle Bay towards the Anzac Bridge, apartments in Pyrmont and the Sydney skyline from Blackwattle Bay Park, in the inner city suburb of Glebe.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Cabarita, monument

The William Beach monument is located in Cabarita Park, near Cabarita ferry wharf, in the inner west suburb of Cabarita. It commemorates world champion sculler William Beach who was unbeaten as World Sculling Champion from 1884 to 1887.

Rose Bay, war memorial

The Rose Bay war memorial is located in Lyne Park in the eastern suburb of Rose Bay. The war memorial was dedicated on 21st April 1935 but commemorates World War 1, World War 2, the Korean War and Vietnam War. In front of the memorial is a gate which came from an old mansion called Colebrook, which was located in the nearby suburb of Double Bay.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Rose Bay

A young lady is preoccupied with her mobile phone and missing the spectacular view across the bay, from the walkway along the foreshore in the eastern suburb of Rose Bay. 

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Cockatoo Island, cranes

Cockatoo Island is the largest island in Sydney Harbour. From 1839 it was a penal establishment with prison barracks, a military guardhouse and official residences built by convicts. The island was used for ship repair and shipbuilding activities after the first dry dock was completed by convicts in 1857. It became Australia's biggest shipbuilding and dockyard facility in the 20th century until maritime industrial activity ceased in 1992. These days, Cockatoo Island is a tourist attraction and a cultural events venue for art exhibitions and music festivals.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Barangaroo, Sydney skyline (Theme Day: My City's Skyline)

This view of Barangaroo and the Sydney skyline was taken before the urban renewal project began along the foreshore of Darling Harbour. The new parklands, commercial and residential buildings, which are still under construction, have now altered this skyline considerably. 

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Hurstville, St Giles Presbyterian Church

St Giles Presbyterian Church is located on the corner of Park Road and MacMahon Street, in the southern suburb of Hurstville. This heritage listed church was built in 1955 in the Post-war Ecclesiastical architectural style.

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Cockle Bay, Sydney Boat Show

Cockle Bay at Darling Harbour is currently looking very crowded with all these boats on display for the Sydney International Boat Show, which is being held from 28 July to 1 August 2016. This year the event has expanded to Glebe Island with a free ferry service operating between the two locations.

Friday, 29 July 2016

Arncliffe, houses

"Gladstone and Wentworth" are located along Forest Road, in the southern suburb of Arncliffe. These heritage listed semi detached terrace houses were built in 1886 in the Victorian architectural style. These terraces have been repainted in recent years using a different colour scheme but I prefer this former colour scheme.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Arncliffe, railway station

Arncliffe railway station is on the Illawarra railway line in the southern suburb of Arncliffe. This photo from Platform 1 and 2 towards the ticket office and entrance is historical now, since work began recently to upgrade the station. Lifts are being installed, as well as shelters along the platforms, new stairs, benches, bins and signs.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Seaforth, Middle Harbour

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Arncliffe, house

"Glenwood" is located along Eden Street in the southern suburb of Arncliffe, This heritage listed villa was built in 1889 in the Victorian Filigree architectural style and has been restored.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Erskineville, art

This former industrial building is located on the corner of Roachford Street and Knight Street, in the inner city suburb of Erskineville. It is one of the buildings in this street which is home to Commune Studios, a co-working space for creative industry freelancers, small businesses and entrepreneurs. It is a collective of creatives from many fields – design, photography, film, journalism, public relations, events – all working under one roof. The roller door features artwork which is constantly updated and this unusual mural has since been replaced by another mural.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

The Rocks, Hickson Road

Looking towards the Sydney Harbour Bridge from the intersection of Hickson Road and George Street at the Rocks. The former Bushells Warehouse is on the left and the Australian Steamship Navigation Company Building is on the right.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Monterey, Scarborough Ponds

Scarborough Ponds are located in Scarborough Park, north of Barton Street, in the southern suburb of Monterey.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Sylvania, Georges River, sunset

The sun sets behind the southern suburb Sylvania viewed from across the Georges River at Sans Souci.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Bexley, Masonic Lodge

The former Masonic Lodge is located along Forest Road, in the southern suburb of Bexley. It was built in 1923 and is used as a community hall these days.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Lansvale, Floyd Bay

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Bexley, School of Arts

The School of Arts is located along Forest Road, in the southern suburb of Bexley. This heritage listed building was built in 1924 in the Inter War architectural style, with California Bungalow features which resemble houses in this area. Alterations and additions to the building were made in 1935 to accommodate a baby health centre.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Marrickville, mural

This mural is located on the wall of a former industrial building on the corner of Railway Parade and Marrickville Road, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. It is now an entertainment venue which is home to the Camelot Lounge and Django Bar which host live music performances and functions. The mural was created by Hugues Sineux in 2015 as a homage to dance halls and music venues. It is inspired by the film Le Bal and draws on the cubist work of Sonia Delaunay to create a merry ballroom scene in full swing, attended by an eclectic bunch of characters drawn in stylised forms.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Darlinghurst, St Pauls Lutheran Church

St Pauls Lutheran Church is located along Stanley Street in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. The St Pauls congregation was formed in 1915 and this church was built in 1961 as St Paul's Lutheran Peace Memorial Church.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Walsh Bay, ferry wharf

The Walsh Bay ferry wharf sits alongside Pier 2, in the inner city suburb of Dawes Point. In the background you can see a row of terrace houses above the sandstone outcrop and below the southern onramp to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Friday, 15 July 2016

Anzac Bridge, Anzac Memorial

Two Anzac Memorials featuring bronze sculptures of Australian and New Zealand soldiers on plinths, are located at the western approach of the Anzac Bridge at Rozelle. The sculpture of an Australian ANZAC soldier facing west was unveiled on ANZAC Day in 2000. This sculpture of a New Zealand ANZAC soldier facing east was added in 2008.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Camperdown, war memorial

This war memorial is located in Camperdown Park, in the inner west suburb of Camperdown. The war memorial is a marble statue of an Australian soldier, with rifle, standing atop a sandstone plinth. The memorial and a garden of Rosemary for remembrance are surrounded by a picket fence. It commemorates those who from the suburb who died in service or were killed in action during World War 1. The inscription reads: In Memory Of The Men Who Enlisted Locally And Fell In The Great War 1914-1919 Having Faithfully Served Their King And Country. Erected By The Citizens Of Camperdown.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Lavender Bay

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Waverley, Charing Cross Hotel

Charing Cross Hotel is located on the corner of Carrington Road and Bronte Road, in the eastern suburb of Waverley. This heritage listed pub was built in 1935 in the Inter-War, Art Deco architectural style.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Marrickville, timber mill, mural

This mural is located on the wall of a timber mill along Marrickville Road, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. "The River Settler" was created by street artist Fintan Magee as a site specific work, referencing the wild colonial heritage of Australia's original timber industry. Rallis Timber is one of Australia's oldest and most significant timber mills and this artwork is a homage to the wild outback heritage and lifestyle.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Lilyfield, church

This former Uniting Church is located along Lilyfield Road, in the inner city suburb of Lilyfield. It was originally a Methodist Church an is now the home of an aged care community centre.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Hotel Downing, statues

This squad of statues has been installed outside Hotel Downing, located along Castlereagh Street. They are replicas of the Terracotta Army, a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang the first Emperor of China, whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.