Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Rockdale, The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel is located along Princes Highway in the southern suburb of Rockdale. It was designed by Rudder and Grout and built in 1941 in the art deco architectural style.

Paddington, fountain

The fountain is located in the Oxford Street Reserve, on the corner of Oxford Street and Elizabeth Street, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. It was installed in 1968 and features the figure of a child sitting on an urn mounted on a pedestal.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Chippendale, Sutherlands Hotel

Sutherlands Hotel, otherwise known as Bar Broadway, is located on the corner of Broadway and Regent Street in the inner city suburb of Chippendale. This heritage listed pub was built in 1939 in the Inter-War Functionalist architectural style.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Museum of Contemporary Art, Corde du Roi

This mural adorns the foyer of the Mordant Wing of the Museum of Contemporary Art. "Corde du Roi" was created by Stephen Bush in 2016 and conveys a sense of the awesome power of nature in relationship to the human figure, while also depicting humanity’s desire and capacity to tame the natural world.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Hurstville, St Mary’s Star of the Sea

The former St Mary’s Star of the Sea convent is located on the corner of Forest Raod and Croydon Road, in the southern suburb of Hurstville. It was built in 1886 and is now part of Bethany College, a Catholic girl's high school.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Chiswick, ferry wharf

The Chiswick ferry wharf is located on the southern side of the Parramatta River, close to Gladesville Bridge, in the inner west suburb of Chiswick.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Kogarah Bay, sunset

Looking across Kogarah Bay at sunset from Bonney Street Wharf, in the southern suburb of Sans Souci.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

The Rocks, sculpture

This sculpture is on the wall of the Customs Officers Stairs at The Rocks. It is a war memorial created by Lyndon Dadswell, a lieutenant who created sculptures of his war time experience serving with the Australian infantry in the Middle East. The plaque below reads: In memory of the men of the 6th Australian division who sailed from these shores during World War 2 (1939-1945) to serve in North Africa, Greece, Syria, Ceylon and Papua New Guinea.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Campbells Cove, Sydney Opera House

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Eveleigh, Locomotive Workshop

The former Eveleigh Railway Yards are part of the Australian Technology Park, in the inner city suburb of Eveleigh. This heritage listed Locomotive Workshop was built in 1877, consisting of 16 bays originally used for one or more trades required to repair or manufacture locomotives and their components. It now houses commercial office and exhibition space.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Alexandria, house

This heritage listed terrace house is located along Garden Street, in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. It was built in 1893 in the Victorian Filigree architectural style and served as the mayor's residence, next to the Alexandria Town Hall.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Alexandria, St Lazarus Serbian Orthodox Church

St Lazarus Serbian Orthodox Church is located on the corner of Renwick Street and Dibbs Street, in the inner city suburb of Alexandria.

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Rozelle, Iron Cove

This view across Iron Cove to the Iron Cove Bridge is from King George Park, in the inner west suburb of Rozelle.

Friday, 13 May 2016

Sans Souci, Bonney Street Wharf

This sunset is viewed from Bonney Street Wharf, in the southern suburb of Sans Souci, looking out on Kogarah Bay. This vivid sunset was a result of the combination of smoke from hazard reduction burns around the city and clearing storm clouds.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

North Sydney, Mount Street

This entrance to North Sydney railway station is located on the corner of Pacific Highway and Mount Street, in the north shore suburb of North Sydney. On weekdays this is a very busy commercial precinct but on a Sunday this entrance is locked and there aren't many people around. The heritage listed  building in the foreground on the right is the former Bank of New South Wales built in 1931 in the Inter-War Free Classical architectural style.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

McMahons Point, ferry wharf

The McMahons Point Ferry wharf is located at the end of Henry Lawson Avenue, on Sydney Harbour, in the north shore suburb of McMahons Point. The Sydney Opera House can be seen in the distance past the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This is a historical photo now since this wharf is currently being demolished and will be replaced by a new one soon.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Sydney Hospital, North Wing

The North Wing of Sydney Hospital is located along Macquarie Street, viewed from the rear. This heritage listed building is part of a three building complex with a central administration block linked to north and south ward wings. They were designed by Thomas Rowe and John Kirkpatrick and constructed between 1884 and 1894 in the Victorian architectural style. 

Monday, 9 May 2016

Rozelle, Easton Park, mural

This is part of the mural on the amenities building in Easton Park, along Lilyfield Road in the inner west suburb of Rozelle. It was created by Sheo White in 2010 for the Wall to Wall Competition, which seeks to minimise graffiti in the local area whilst offering artists an opportunity to showcase their skills, style and creativity. The mural features various sports and leisure activities that can be experienced in the park. Other parts of the mural can be seen here and here.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Rockdale, St Petka Macedonian Orthodox Church


St Petka Macedonian Orthodox Church is located along Railway Parade, in the southern suburb of Rockdale. I've featured this church today because The Resurrection of Christ Macedonian Orthodox Church, also in this suburb, was destroyed by fire this week after Orthodox Easter celebrations. That congregation was formed when a dispute within the church resulted in a split.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Alexandria, Sydney Park, wetlands

Sydney Park is a large inner city recreational area in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. It features a number of ponds and wetlands that attract many animals and birds. This is a view of the pond in the south-east corner of the park.

Friday, 6 May 2016

Pyrmont, pole garden

 
A sunset view of the pylons of a former wharf which form a 'pole garden' beside Pirrama Park, in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont. The site was previously used for the water police headquarters. The White Bay Cruise Terminal can be seen in the distance across Johnstons Bay.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Art Gallery of New South Wales, The Questioning Column

'The Questioning Column' is an artwork that adorns a column outside the front entrance of the Art Gallery of New South Wales in The Domain. It was created by Sheila Hicks out of acrylic fibres for the 20th Biennale of Sydney, Australia's largest contemporary arts festival.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Botanic Gardens, Morshead Fountain

Morshead Fountain sits outside the Morehead Fountain Gate entrance to the Royal Botanic Gardens. The fountain was erected in 1966 in memory of Lieutenant-General Sir Lesley Morshead and the men who served with him. Morshead was knighted for his defence of Tobruk in World War II.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Queen's Square, Prince Albert

The statue of Prince Albert is located in Queen's Square, north of Hyde Park at the intersection of Macquarie Street and St James Road. It was unveiled in 1866 and stands on the eastern side of Macquarie Street, facing the statue of his wife Queen Victoria on the western side.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Loftus Lane, mural

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Marrickville, water pumping station (Theme Day: Smell)

A water pumping station is located along the railway line, at the end of Carrington Road, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. The heritage listed site features the sewage pumping station, the former engineer's house, boiler house and chimney. It was built in 1900 in the Federation Romanesque architectural style. It is one of the oldest sewage pumping stations still in active service in the Sydney Water system and has the dual function of carrying sewage and stormwater. It was formerly powered by a coal fired boiler which is why it required a chimney stack.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Martin Place, advertisement

This promotion in the middle of Martin Place was created by Canadian fashion retailer "Kit and Ace" which has just opened a new flagship store in the former Commonwealth Bank building on the corner of Pitt Street. It features a number of rotary hoist clotheslines on a blue carpet, with all white clothing from the Kit and Ace range hanging. The reflections are in the puddle which was created in the Martin Place Amphitheatre after a brief rain shower.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Earlwood, Cooks River, sunset

This sunset reflected in the Cooks River, between the inner west suburb of Marrickville and the south western suburb of Earlwood. This view is from Undercliffe Bridge which carries Illawarra Road over the river.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Surry Hills, warehouse

This former warehouse is located along Foster Street, in the inner city suburb of Surry Hills. This heritage listed building was used by Edwards and Co, a prominent 19th century Australian tea merchant. It has now been converted into a residential apartment building.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Brighton-Le-Sands, First Fleet Bicentennial Monument

The First Fleet Bicentennial Monument stands in Cook Park, on the foreshore of Botany Bay, in the southern suburb of Brighton-Le-Sands. It was sculpted in bronze by Victor Cusack in 1988 to commemorate the arrival of the First Fleet in Botany Bay in 1788 and the first Europeans settlers in Australia. The names of all those new arrivals are engraved on this monument flanked by a couple of old cannons. There were originally four cannons located here in 1900 from the navy vessel HMS Wolverine, built in 1863 and flagship of the Australian Squadron 1876-1881. One of those cannons now stands outside the Rockdale City Council administration building and another cannon is south along the bay at Sans Souci

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Hyde Park, war memorial

This war memorial is on the western side of Hyde Park South near Elizabeth Street "Yininmadyemi - Thou didst let fall" is an artwork by Aboriginal artist Tony Albert to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who served in Australia's military. The 2015 artwork is composed of four standing bullets and three fallen shells. The bullet is a universal signifier for conflict. The arrangement of the bullets, with some standing and some fallen, represents those who survived and those who were sacrificed.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Anzac War Memorial

The western side of the Anzac War Memorial, which stands in Hyde Park South. The building was designed by Bruce Dellit in the Art Deco architectural style and completed in 1934. The sculptures and bas reliefs that adorn the building were created by Rayner Hoff, who also created the powerful "Sacrifice" sculpture inside. It was built as a memorial to the Australian Imperial Force of World War I and is the focus of commemoration ceremonies  Anzac Day, 25th April, which marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the war.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Glebe, warehouse

This former warehouse is located in the inner west suburb of Glebe. It now houses the offices of the Australian Market & Social Research Society, a not-for-profit body of market and social research professionals who are dedicated to increasing the standard and understanding of market and social research in Australia.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Ultimo, University of Technology Sydney, Dr Chau Chak Wing Building

The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building is a Business School building on the campus of the University of Technology Sydney, along Ultimo Road in the inner city suburb of Ultimo. The 12-storey tower is the first building in Australia designed by Canadian American architect Frank Gehry and built in 2014.

Friday, 22 April 2016

Kyeemagh, Cooks River

A view of the Cooks River from Endeavour Bridge at sunset, in the southern suburb of Kyeemagh, looking towards the suburbs of Banksia and Arncliffe.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Balmain, London Hotel

The London Hotel is located on the corner of Darling Street and Jane Street, in the inner west suburb of Balmain. This stone building was built in 1859 and converted into a hotel in 1869. It has previously been known as Golden Eagle Hotel, Circular Saw Hotel and London Tavern.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Balmain East, Mort Bay

Looking across Mort Bay to the Waterview Wharf Workshops at Balmain East and the Sydney city skyline in the background from Ballast Point, in the inner west suburb of Birchgrove. The Borrowdale is a First Fleet Class ferry, which is part of the Sydney Ferries fleet travelling out of Circular Quay. It's seen here travelling towards Balmain ferry wharf.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Balmain, Oddfellows Hall

The former Oddfellows Hall and shop is located on the corner of Darling Street and Jane Street, in the inner west suburb of Balmain. It was built in 1864 for the the Loyal Balmain Lodge of the Manchester Unity Independent Order of Odd Fellows, a friendly society who owned and used the building from its construction until 1975. It now houses a hairdresser.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Rozelle, Easton Park, mural

This is part of the mural on the amenities building in Easton Park, along Lilyfield Road in the inner west suburb of Rozelle. It was created by Sheo White in 2010 for the Wall to Wall Competition, which seeks to minimise graffiti in the local area whilst offering artists an opportunity to showcase their skills, style and creativity. The mural features various sports and leisure activities that can be experienced in the park. Another part of the mural can be seen here.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Wolli Creek, St Magdalen's Chapel

St Magdalen's Chapel is located in the southern suburb of Wolli Creek. The Sisters of the Good Samaritan bought the Greenbank estate in 1884 and built a charitable refuge for women in 1887 known as The Retreat. The chapel was designed by Sheerin & Hennessy in the Victorian neo-Gothic architectural style and built in 1888. In recent years it has been deconsecrated and restored as part of a redevelopment of the site to high density residential.