Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Maroubra, monument

This monument is located along Marine Parade, overlooking Maroubra Beach, in the eastern suburb of Maroubra. The anchor is from the 'Tekapo', A steamship wrecked on shallow reef at southern end of Maroubra Beach on 16th May 1899. It was recovered in 1986 by local diver Greg Tannos and installed here near the Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The Rocks, shop and residence

This heritage listed shop and residence is located on the corner of Cumberland Street and at The Rocks. It was designed by Walter Liberty Vernon and built in 1912 in the Classic Free Style Edwardian architectural style. It had not changed much until 1966, when some changes were proposed by the then owner, the Maritime Services Board. It was restored in 1996 and has been used as a shop and residence again since.

Monday, 18 August 2014

The Rocks, Harrington Street, mural

This is one of four murals that have been painted on the underpass of the Cahill Expressway where it crosses Harrington Street, at The Rocks. The award winning murals were created by Geoff Williams in 2011, depicting the city as it was in the past.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Waterloo, Congregational Church

Waterloo Congregational Church is located along Botany Road in the inner city suburb of Waterloo. This heritage listed church was designed by Herbert S Thompson and built in 1883 in the Victorian Gothic architectural style.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Rozelle, pontoon

A bridge connects this pontoon floating on Iron Cove to King George Park, on the foreshore of the inner west suburb of Rozelle. The Iron Cove Bridge can be seen in the distance linking Rozelle with Drummoyne.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Sydney Harbour, sunset

A sunset view across Sydney Harbour, viewed from Mrs Macquaries Point in The Domain, in winter.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Sydney Park, chimneys

These chimney stacks at Sydney Park, are viewed from the entrance at the corner of King Street and Sydney Park Road, in the inner city suburb of St Peters. They were once part of brickworks which operated in Alexandria from 1840 until 1970 before being redeveloped as parkland. The same chimneys decorated at Christmas can be seen here.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Circular Quay, ferry and bridge

This view of Circular Quay out across Sydney Harbour to the Sydney Harbour Bridge is from the walkway between Circular Quay railway station and the Circulaar Quay wharves. The Borrowdale is a First Fleet Class ferry that was acquired in 1985 and is part of the Sydney Ferries fleet that operates services on inner harbour routes. It was named Borrowdale, after the one of eleven ships of the First Fleet that sailed to Australia in 1787.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Drummoyne, house

'Takapunna' is a house on the corner of Park Avenue and Renwick Street, in the inner west suburb of Drummoyne. This heritage listed freestanding terrace house was built around 1890, in the Victorian Filigree architectural style.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Stanmore, graffiti art

The large scale mural by graffiti artist Phibs on the facade of this warehouse along Salisbury Road, in the inner west suburb of Stanmore. It contains Ozanam Industries, which is involved in packaging and assembly services. It is run by St Vincent de Paul Society and provides employment for people with a disability.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Vaucluse, St Michael's Anglican Church

A view of St Michael's Anglican Church from the ornate entrance on the corner of Vaucluse Road and Gilliver Avenue, in the eastern suburb of Vaucluse. This heritage listed sandstone church was designed by Edmund Blacket in the Gothic architectural style and built in 1877. 

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Sans Souci, water police

These boats are moored at the water police marina on the Georges River, in the southern suburb of Sans Souci.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Bardwell Valley, Jubilee Park, sunset

This colourful sunset was captured above the tree tops in Jubilee Park, in the southern suburb of Bardwell Valley.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Tempe, Harry's Cafe De Wheels

This Harry's Cafe De Wheels franchise is located along the Prices Highway, in the inner west suburb of Tempe. This franchise opened in 2010 but the drive-in restaurant has had previous lives as Deno's Diner and Cobb & Co Drive-In Restaurant. It features the iconic Harry's Cafe De Wheels sign as seen on the original cafe at Woolloomooloo.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Garden Island, dockyard

Garden Island is located in the eastern suburb of Potts Point. This view is across Woolloomooloo Bay from Mrs Macquarie's Point at The Domain. The island has supported naval activities since 1788 and was originally used as a garden bed to grow food for ship crews. The land between Potts Point and Garden Island was reclaimed to expand the site for engineering facilities. It is a major marine engineering and refit centre for the Royal Australian Navy and Thales Australia. This precinct features a number of heritage buildings which were built in the 1880s and 1890s.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Woolloomooloo, post box

This historic post box is located along along Cowper Wharf Road, at the corner of Forbes Street, in the inner city suburb of Woolloomooloo. These cylindrical cast iron red painted pillar boxes were first produced in 1861 by Triggs and Marr. They feature a letter slot towards the top and a finial of a stylised waratah with embossed acanthus leaves on top of the box. 

Monday, 4 August 2014

Woolloomooloo, warehouse

This former warehouse building on Woolloomooloo Wharf was built in 1915 and was a working wharf until the 1970s. It has been converted to a hotel, apartments and restaurants. The bridge links to a newer apartment building that sits on the end of the wharf.
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Sunday, 3 August 2014

Woolloomooloo, terrace houses

These terrace houses are located along Forbes Street in the inner city suburb of Woolloomooloo. 

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Woolloomooloo, marina

These boats are moored at the marina which runs along Woolloomooloo Wharf. The redeveloped wharf in Woolloomooloo Bay, also known as the Finger Wharf, features a hotel, apartments and restaurants.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Woolloomooloo, Harry's Cafe De Wheels (Theme Day: Take Away Shop)

Harry's Cafe De Wheels is located along Cowper Wharf Road, in the inner city suburb of Woolloomooloo. Sitting on the shore of Woolloomooloo Bay, near the Garden Island naval dockyard, this take away shop is an iconic Sydney landmark which now also has a number of franchises around the city and suburbs. The meat pies, sausage rolls, pasties and hot dogs on the menu are a popular part of the city's nightlife. Harry's Cafe De Wheels was originally a caravan café operated by Harry Edwards in the 1930s. "Harry's Tiger" is the signature dish which consists of a chunky lean beef pie topped with mushy peas, mash potato and gravy.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Woolloomooloo, Tilbury Hotel

The Tilbury Hotel is located along Nicholson Street, in the inner city suburb of Woolloomooloo. This heritage listed pub was designed by architects Copeman and Lemont and built in 1921 in the Inter-War Free Classical architectural style.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Abbotsford Bay

Abbotsford Bay on a sunny winter afternoon, in the inner west suburb of Abbotsford. This view from Abbotsford Cove Foreshore Park looks out towards Parramatta River and Gladesville Bridge in the distance.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Paddington, Community Centre

The EJ Ward Paddington Community Centre is located at the corner of Underwood Street and McGarvie Street, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. It was built in 1898 in the Federation architectural style.
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Monday, 28 July 2014

Mosman, Headland Park, sculpture

This contemporary sculpture is located in Headland Park, in the north shore suburb of Mosman. The parkland features bush-walking tracks, historic fortifications and artists studios. The Headland Park Artists Precinct is a former military site that has been converted to more than 15 artists’ studios with sculptors, painters, potters and photographers working as a community. A number of artworks are displayed in the park.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Mosman, Balmoral Bathers Pavilion

The Balmoral Bathers Pavilion at Balmoral Beach overlooks Middle Harbour, in the north shore suburb of Mosman. This heritage listed building was built in 1929 with influences from Mediterranean, Spanish Mission and Moorish architectural styles. Located along The Esplanade, it originally contained the changing facilities, lockers, showers and a kiosk for Balmoral Baths which were in use until 1967. It was converted into a restaurant and has had extensive modifications over the years but continues to operate as a restaurant and cafe today.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Coogee, Giles Baths

Giles Baths are located at the foot of the northern headland at Coogee Beach, in the eastern suburb of Coogee. It is a natural rock pool, also known as the "Bogey Hole" that looks out onto the Pacific Ocean. Oscar E Giles, a masseur, took over the lease of a building and pool at Dolphin Point in 1929. The building which contained a gym, hot sea baths and a sunbaking area was demolished in 2000 but the original doorway and sections of the wall remain as an entrance to the baths.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Coogee, sub-station

This heritage listed electricity sub-station is located along Brook Street, in the eastern suburb of Coogee. It was constructed by the Municipal Council of Sydney in 1931 in the Interwar Stripped Classical architectural style. It was sympathetically designed to match the adjacent St Brigid's Catholic Church.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Coogee Surf Life Saving Club

The Coogee Surf Life Saving Club is located high on the cliff, at the southern end of Coogee Beach, in the eastern suburb of Coogee. The club was founded in 1907 by a group of concerned locals who thought that the bathers needed protection from the dangers of the surf. The original clubhouse was a wooden shack built in 1910 which was replaced this art deco design clubhouse.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Coogee, benches

These aluminium benches follow the shape of the sandstone wall along the cliff at the southern of Coogee Beach, in the eastern suburb of Coogee. Located near the Coogee surf Life Saving Club, they provide a view of Wedding Cake Island, one kilometre off the coast in the Pacific Ocean.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Coogee, Reclaiming Spirit

'Reclaiming Spirit', also known as the Bali Memorial, is located in Dunningham Reserve at Dolphin Point, in the eastern suburb of Coogee. Located at the end of a winding pathway, this bronze sculpture was created by Sasha Reid in 2003, dedicated to the Australian victims of the Bali bombings in 2002. There were twenty victims from the eastern suburbs, including six members of the Coogee Dolphins rugby league team. The sculpture represents three linked figures signifying family, friends and community. 

Monday, 21 July 2014

Coogee Beach, Dunningham Reserve

These picnic shelters are in Dunningham Reserve near Coogee Beach, in the eastern suburb of Coogee. It can be quite cool on the coast at this time of the year so there aren't many people using them for picnics. The blue and yellow colours are perfectly suitable for this beach locale.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Woolloomooloo, hotel

This former hotel is located on the corner of Sir John Young Crescent and Palmer Street in the inner city suburb of Woolloomooloo. The Royal Domain Hotel was built around 1876 in the Victorian Classical architecture with elements of Romanesque Revival detail. It was later known as the Merryfield Hotel and is today divided into residential apartments.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Cook and Phillip Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre

The Cook + Phillip Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre sits partly below the square along College Street. It has lots of reflective surfaces, from its glass walls and ceilings to its rooftop and courtyard fountains, and all the indoor pools. The Parkes-Farmer Wing and the Barnet Wing of the Australian Museum, along William Street, can be seen behind it.