Friday, 19 December 2014

Sydney Tower, Glasshouse

These three different buildings along Pitt Street Mall are viewed from King Street at dusk. From left to right, they are the Glasshouse office tower, the J.P. Morgan building and Sydney Tower.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Botanic Gardens, The Palm House

The Palm House is located in the Royal Botanic Gardens. It was erected in 1876 and is the oldest glasshouse in New South Wales. It is now used for exhibitions and as a function centre. It recently hosted an art exhibit called "Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?" which brought together the work of three artists who share a pleasure in drawing the natural world.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Botanic Gardens, Japanese Lantern

This Japanese Lantern is located beside the Lotus Pond, in the Royal Botanic Gardens. The pond is filled with lotus or water lilies at this time of year. The Japanese Garden was established in 1921 and features sandstone lanterns made by F.J. Read.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Woolloomooloo, corner shop

This former corner shop and residence is located on the corner of Forbes Street and Wilson Street, in the inner city suburb of Woolloomooloo. It was built in 1885 in the Victorian Italianate style architectural style. Beside it, along Forbes Street, are a couple of terrace houses and another residential building built in the Victorian style. The colours are very eye-catching.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Woolloomooloo, school

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Redfern, St. Saviour’s Anglican Church

St. Saviour’s Anglican Church is located along Young Street, in the inner city suburb of Redfern. This heritage listed church was designed by Cyril and Arthur Blacket and built in 1885 in the Victorian Romanesque architectural style.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Circular Quay, Ship Inn

The Ship Inn is located on the corner of Pitt Street and Alfred Street at Circular Quay. This heritage listed hotel was designed in the Federation Free Classical style and built in 1902. It has been incorporated into the Gateway office building behind it.

Friday, 12 December 2014

The Rocks, Gloucester Street, terrace houses

These heritage listed terrace houses are located along Gloucester Street at the Rocks. They were built in 1914 in the Federation or Edwardian architectural style and are good examples of public housing constructed in this era. The terraces stand in the block between Gloucester Street and Cambridge Street. Gloucester Street was raised in 1910 which means the pavement in front of this building is not aligned with the road. The terraces have been continued to be used for public housing until recently when the state government has decided to sell high-value public housing properties.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

The Rocks, Susannah Place Museum

The entrance to the Susannah Place Museum is down the stairs from Gloucester Street and along the Cumberland Place laneway at The Rocks. Susannah Place is a terrace of four houses built by Irish immigrants in 1844 and includes a recreated corner shop whose window can be seen here. The heritage listed museum allows visitors to experience how families lived, worked and played in the past.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Darlinghurst, Taylor Square, fountain

This fountain is located in Taylor Square, on the corner of Oxford Street and Flinders Street, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. It is located beside a pedestrian mall that was once part of Bourke Street, featuring traffic bollards look like giant screws. The stormwater from the paved areas of Taylor Square is collected via grates, treated and used in the fountain. The artwork on the former Commercial Bank building in the distance was supposed to be temporary but is popular and remains.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Circular Quay, cafe

This heritage listed building is located along the foreshore of Sydney Harbour at East Circular Quay. The former Harbour Master's Office was constructed in 1910 in the Federation architectural style and is now the Portobello Caffe.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Pitt Street, mural

"Here, Now" is a public art installation on the side of an office building in Pitt Street, near Park Street. It was created by Sydney-based graffiti artist Elliott Routledge also known as Numskull for the Art & About Sydney Festival.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Ashfield, St John the Baptist Anglican Church, war memorial

This war memorial stands on the grounds of St John the Baptist Anglican Church along Alt Street, in the inner west suburb of Ashfield. The church was built in 1843 but this entrance and the tower were added in 1901. The cenotaph dedication reads: In everlasting tribute to those parishioners of St. John's Church of England Ashfield who served in the fighting forces of Australia during the 2nd World War 1939 - 1945.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Pyrmont Bridge, lamp and flags

This heritage lamp on the eastern pylon of the Pyrmont Bridge is accompanied by a couple of flag poles with city hotels and office buildings as a backdrop.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Connells Point, Georges River, sunset

This sunset view across the Georges River is from the southern suburb of Connells Point. This wharf with the timber fencing juts out from Donnelly Park into Connells Bay.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Hyde Park, Governor Lachlan Macquarie

This bronze sculpture of Governor Lachlan Macquarie stands on the edge of Hyde Park along St James Road, facing towards Macquarie Street which was named in his honour. It was created by Terrance Plowright and unveiled in 2013, to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the founding of Sydney.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Botanic Gardens, Anderson Building

The Anderson Building is located in the Royal Botanic Gardens. It opened in 1901 and was known as Maiden's Herbarium until the opening of the Robert Brown Building in 1982. It is now used for administration and contains the Maiden Theatre, in memory of a previous Botanic Garden's Director, Joseph Henry Maiden. The fountain is located outside the Woolloomooloo Gate along Mrs Macquaries Road.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Alfred Street, Sydney Explorer

Sydney Explorer is a hop on–hop off tourist bus service that operates open-top double-decker bus tours around the Sydney Central Business District and out to Bondi Beach. It is seen here at the first stop on Alfred Street, close to Circular Quay.
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Monday, 1 December 2014

Man O'War Jetty, water taxi (Theme Day: People In Their Workplace)

A water taxi driver secures the ropes before his passengers can alight at the Man O'War Jetty. This jetty is located beside the Sydney Opera House, on the western end of Farm Cove and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Hurstville, Uniting Church

Hurstville Uniting Church is located along The Avenue, in the southern suburb of Hurstville. It was originally a Methodist Church, designed by A. Parsons and built in 1903 in the Victorian Rustic Gothic architectural style.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Circular Quay, restaurant

This heritage listed building is located along the foreshore of Sydney Harbour at East Circular Quay. It was built in 1910 in the Federation architectural style for the workers of wharf facilities here that serviced many trading ships during the early to mid 1900s. The public lavatories remained in use until 1987 when the building was redeveloped and the usage changed to a restaurant. The Sydney Cove Oyster Bar has traded here since.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Botanic Gardens, fence

Looking up to the Botanic Gardens from Macquarie Street, near the Sydney Opera House. The Tarpeian Way is the pathway that runs along the fence line, which is on the edge of a steep cliff known as the Tarpeian Wall.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Museum of Sydney, Captain Arthur Phillip

This bronze sculpture is a bust of Captain Arthur Phillip, who commanded the First Fleet to Australia in 1788 and became the first Governor of New South Wales. It was sculpted in 1952 by Jean Hill and originally located in First Fleet Park at Circular Quay. It was moved into storage during the expansion of the Museum of Contemporary Art in 2010. After undergoing conservation work, at First Government House Place in 2014, the forecourt of the Museum of Sydney and the former site of Governor Arthur Phillip's Government House.
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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Sydney Harbour Bridge, ferries

These two Sydney ferries make their way past the Sydney Harbour Bridge towards Circular Quay. The Supply and the Borrowdale are First Fleet Class ferries acquired by Sydney Ferries in 1984 and 1985. They are named after two of the eleven ships of the First Fleet that sailed to Australia in 1787. 

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Camperdown, University of Sydney, MacLaurin Hall

MacLaurin Hall is part of the Quadrangle Group of buildings on the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. It was designed by Edmund Blacket assisted by Walter Liberty Vernon in the Gothic Revival architectural style and built in 1909 originally as the Fisher Library and the Nicholson Museum. When a new Fisher Library was built in 1965, it became known as MacLaurin Hall after Sir Henry Normand MacLaurin who was Chancellor from 1896 until his death in 1914.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Camperdown, University of Sydney, Badham Building

The Badham Building is located along Science Road on the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. This first purpose-built science laboratory was designed by James Barnet with Professor of Physics, Richard Threlfall. It was altered by Professor Leslie Wilkinson in 1940 with his interpretation of Italianate architectural style to create a Mediterranean style of architecture along Science Road.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Camperdown, University of Sydney, John Woolley Building

The John Woolley Building is located along Science Road on the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. This heritage listed building was designed by Walter Liberty Vernon and built in 1908 in the Federation Arts and Crafts architectural style. Its design was altered by Professor Leslie Wilkinson in 1921 and a southern addition was built in 1940. It now houses a post office and is part of the School of Letters, Art and Media in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Camperdown, University of Sydney, Teachers' College

The Old Teachers' College Building, is located along Manning Road on the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. It was designed by George McRae and built in 1912 in the Gothic Revival architectural style. The Faculty of Education and Social Work moved into this building in 1994.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Camperdown, University of Sydney, Gardener’s Lodge Cafe

The Gardener’s Lodge Cafe is located on the grounds of Victoria Park, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. The Gardener’s Lodge was designed by James Barnet and built in 1885 in the Victorian Gothic Revival architectural style. The gate on the corner of City Road and Parramatta Road provided a grand main entrance to the University of Sydney and the lodge was the former home of the university's groundskeeper, who tended the sweeping lawns and gardens surrounding the campus. In 1911, ownership passed to the City of Sydney and the building was converted into public toilets, which closed in the mid-1980s. The building was restored in 2012 and reopened as a cafe.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Cahill Expressway

The Cahill Expressway, viewed from the Art Gallery Road Bridge, up towards the city. This section of the roadway is in a sunken cutting between The Domain and the Royal Botanic Gardens. The Cahill Expressway was the first freeway constructed in Australia and opened to traffic in 1958. It is named after the then New South Wales Premier John Joseph Cahill, who also approved construction of the Sydney Opera House.
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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Bondi, Sculpture by the Sea

The 18th annual Sculpture by the Sea outdoor sculpture exhibition ran from 23 October to 9 November 2014. The sculptures were located on the cliff along the two kilometre coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama. "To Take Care Of" by Hanna Streefkerk was one of the oddest sculptures this year, which basically consisted of rocks partly covered in low-cut socks clustered together in a few spots on the cliff at Bondi. The view looking out over Bondi Bay towards North Bondi is more impressive.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Hyde Park Obelisk, advertisement

The Hyde Park Obelisk is located on the western edge of Hyde Park at the junction of Elizabeth Street and Bathurst Street. Last week, the obelisk was clad in an 18 metre condom as part of an advertising campaign for HIV/AIDS prevention. The controversial promotion sparked some debate among locals and had Christian activists slamming it as inappropriate in public. The message reads "Test More + Treat Early + Stay Safe = Ending HIV".

Monday, 17 November 2014

Surry Hills, mural

This mural is painted on the side of a terrace house along Nickson Street, in the inner city suburb of Surry Hills. Located beside the Pawley Street Playground, it was originally created by artist Peter Day in 1981 and restored in 2012. There are 39 Australian native birds hidden in this bush backdrop including the Superb Fairy-Wren, Willie Wagtail, Australian Magpie, Rainbow Lorikeet, Crimson Rosella, Laughing Kookaburra, Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo, Tawny Frogmouth, Black Cockatoo and Pale Rosella.