Friday, 29 May 2015

Rushcutters Bay

A sunset view across Rushcutters Bay and Elizabeth Bay towards the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This view is from Yarranabbe Park, in the eastern suburb of Darling Point.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Banksia, mural

The wall outside the railway station, in the southern suburb of Banksia, features a colourful mural which incorporates a flow of stainless steel Banksia leaves. The concept was developed by Ruth Downes and Geoff Webster. The plant and the suburb, are named after Joseph Banks, a naturalist along with Daniel Solander, on the expedition of the Endeavour led by James Cook. They explored the eastern coast of Australia in 1770 and landed at nearby Botany Bay. The first and last leaves are inscribed with the following quotes from their journals. "The great quantity of plants Mr Banks and Dr Solander found in this place occasioned my giving it the name Botany Bay" James Cook - May 1770. "Of Plants in general the countrey afforded a far larger variety than its barren appearance seemed to promise" Joseph Banks - August 1770.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

La Perouse, Bare Island

This view of Bare Island is from the eastern suburb of La Perouse. The island is located at the mouth of Botany Bay and is linked by a wooden bridge. It features a historic military fort and tunnels built in 1885 to protect Sydney from sea attack when it was feared an invasion from Russia was imminent.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Glebe, town hall

Glebe Town Hall is located on St Johns Road between Vernon Street and Lodge Street, in the inner west suburb of Glebe. It was designed by Ambrose Thornley Jr in the Victorian Free Classical architectural style and built in 1891. The Municipality of Glebe was merged with Leichhardt Council in 1968 but the building continues to be used as a community and function centre.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Redfern, mural

This mural of the Aboriginal flag is on the wall of a gym, in the inner city suburb of Redfern. It was painted in 2000 to bring people together and reaffirm ownership of Aboriginal people's part of Sydney. It gradually becoming more exposed as derelict houses around it were knocked down, which had been known as "The Block". The gym is also slated for demolition and will be redeveloped with student accommodation, open space and affordable housing but there are plans to reproduce the mural. The symbolic meaning of the flag colours are: black represents the Aboriginal people of Australia, red represents the red earth, the red ochre and a spiritual relation to the land and yellow represents the Sun, the giver of life and protector.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Marrickville, Church of Christ

The Church of Christ is located along Illawarra Road and Grove Street, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. It was designed by Alfred Newman and built in 1912 in the Romanesque architectural style.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Pyrmont, Darling Island

This view towards the Sydney skyline is from Darling Island, in the inner city suburb of PyrmontSydney Tower can be seen in the distance with the MLC Centre reflected in one of the office buildings. Darling Island was levelled and joined to the mainland with hewn rock in the late 1840s when it became home to shipbuilding yards. The wharf warehouses here have been redeveloped into apartments and offices.

Friday, 22 May 2015

Pyrmont, bridge and flats

A glimpse of the southern pylon of the Anzac Bridge between a sandstone cliff and an apartment block on the edge of Waterfront Park, in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont. The "Evolve' apartment building is built to take advantage of the views of White Bay.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Broadway, Grace Brothers department store

This building is part of the former Grace Brothers department store located along Broadway on the corner of Bay Street, in the inner city suburb of Ultimo. It was built in 1923 in the Federation Queen Anne architectural style to match the original building across the road built in 1904. Grace Brothers vacated their Broadway store in 1992 and the buildings were restored and redeveloped in 1998. The 1904 building became part of The Broadway Shopping Centre, a shopping mall with retail space, cinemas and restaurants. This 1923 building is now UniLodge, student accommodation for the nearby University of Sydney and also contains retail space and restaurants.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Rose Bay, lamp

Looking across Rose Bay towards Vaucluse, from the walkway along the foreshore of the eastern suburbs of  Rose Bay.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

The Rocks, The Beacon

"The Beacon" is a sculpture which is located in First Fleet Park at The Rocks, near Circular Quay. It was created by Robert Klippel in 1992 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first meeting of the Sydney City Council.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Surry Hills, mural

This mural is painted on the side of a terrace house along Foveaux Street, in the inner city suburb of Surry Hills. "What A Wonder Full Day To Go Painting" was created by street artist Elliott “Numskull” Routledge.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Bexley, Baptist Church

The Bexley Baptist Church was built in 1914 and is located along Forest Road, in the southern suburb of Bexley. 

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Sydney Harbour

This view of Sydney Harbour from above Campbells Cove and The Rocks and towards the Sydney Opera House is from the walkway along the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Friday, 15 May 2015

Rodd Point, Iron Cove

This sunset view across Iron Cove towards Rodd Point is from the inner west suburb of Lilyfield.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

The Rocks, hostel

The Sydney Harbour Youth Hostels Association (YHA) backpacker hostel is located along Cumberland Street at The Rocks. Sydney Harbour YHA and The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre are located above 'The Big Dig' site, between Cumberland and Gloucester streets, where structural remains dating from around 1795 with over a million artefacts found since excavations began in 1994. The buildings, designed by Tzannes Associates, use a lightweight steel structure which are supported above the archaeological remains, allowing visual access to most of the site at ground level. The louvred semi-transparent screens interpret the former facades of the houses of which the footings are visible.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Circular Quay, ferry

This view of the Circular Quay ferry wharf and ferries is from the Circular Quay railway station platform. The Lady Herron is a Lady Class ferry is part of the Sydney Ferries fleet operated by Harbour City Ferries. The Lady Herron was acquired in 1979 and is named after Lady Emily Herron, the wife of chief justice Sir Leslie James Herron.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Dolls Point, Primrose House

Primrose House is located on the corner of Russell Avenue and Malua Street, in the southern suburb of Dolls Point. It was built in 1891 Victorian and was originally the Scarborough Hotel. It became a convalescent hospital for war wounded from 1913 and was then bought by the charity Dr Barnardos Homes to house orphans and abandoned children. It was renamed after it was purchased by St George District Hospital in 1936, whose chairman was Kogarah solicitor Herman B. Primrose.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Redfern, mural

This mural featuring Aboriginal art runs along the wall of the railway line, opposite the entrance to Redfern railway station, in the inner city suburb of Redfern. The word Eora means 'here' or 'from this place'. It was used by local Aboriginal people to describe to the British where they came from and so the word was then used to define the Aboriginal people themselves. 'Eora Country' is the name used to describe Central Sydney.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Carlton, Baptist Church

The Carlton Kogarah Baptist Church is located on the corner of Willison Road and Durham Street, in the southern suburb of Carlton. It was built in 1920 in the Federation architectural style.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

The Rocks, Sirius

The Sirius building is an apartment complex at The Rocks. It was designed by Tao Gofers in the Brutalist architectural style and built in 1979. This view is from the Sydney Harbour Bridge with Sydney Harbour in the distance. The complex was built to house public tenants and is notable for being the only high rise development in The Rocks.
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Friday, 8 May 2015

Sydney Harbour, stack

This view of Sydney Harbour towards the Sydney Opera House is from the walkway along the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The giant chimney stack belongs to the former electricity power station, mining museum and chemical laboratory at The Rocks.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Haymarket, Market City

Market City is located along Hay Street, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. The complex contains a produce and flea market known as Paddy's Markets on the ground floor, the Market City shopping centre on three levels and a skyscraper apartment building above called The Peak. Sydney's produce markets were originally located here until 1980 when they moved to the western suburb of Flemington. The Vegetable Market building was built in 1909 in the Edwardian architectural style and the façade was preserved and restored for this redevelopment.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Barangaroo, The SubWharfyen

The SubWharfyen is a sculpture located on the end of piers 8 & 9 of Sydney Wharf, in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont. This stainless steel sculpture, created by Braddon Snape in 2008, depicts the relationship between people and the sea. Looking across Darling Harbour towards the Sydney skyline is Barangaroo, an area which is currently being redeveloped. This photo was taken when redevelopment work just began and it is currently still being transformed with many new high rise buildings under construction.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Camperdown, University of Sydney, School of Physics

The main entrance to the Physics Building on the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. It was designed by Royston Keith Harris and Leslie Wilkinson and built in 1926 in the Inter-War Mediterranean architectural style. The Physics Building has housed the School of Physics since then.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Camperdown, Footbridge Theatre

The Footbridge Theatre is located along Parramatta Road and part of the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. It was designed by John Roberts and built in 1961 in the International Modern architectural style. It was built for the Sydney University Union and was originally known as the Union Theatre. The sculpture panel was created by Lyndon Dadswell and added in 1962, titled 'University Life'. The theatre was renamed the Footbridge Theatre in 1981.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Bexley, Congregational Church

This Congregational Church is located on the corner of Forest Road and Wood Street, in the southern suburb of Bexley. It was designed by Harry Foskett and built in 1927 in the Inter War architectural style.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Hyde Park Barracks, Irish Famine Memorial

The Australian Monument to the Great Irish Famine (1845-1852) is located at the Hyde Park Barracks, along Macquarie Street. The Hyde Park Barracks were originally built to house male convicts in 1818 but were adapted in 1848 to house refugees. The monument commemorates a special emigration scheme designed to resettle over 4,000 destitute girls from the workhouses of Ireland in Australia between 1848 and 1850. This memorial features a dislocated sandstone wall and two glass panels inscribed with the names of 400 of these girls. A table cast in bronze, split in two on either side of the wall, has a simple table with a bowl on one end and a simple institutional table setting with utensils on the other end. It represents an element of continuity and a link between the two sides of the lives of those who immigrated.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Queen Victoria Building, Great Australian Clock (Theme Day: Revolution)

The Great Australian Clock hangs from the glass ceiling of the Queen Victoria Building. This animated clock was designed and made by Chris Cook and features 138 figures and 33 scenes from Australian history seen from both Aboriginal and European perspectives. An Aboriginal hunter and a sailing ship circle the exterior of the clock continuously, representing the never-ending passage of time. The Queen Victoria Building was designed by George McRae and completed in 1898 in the Romanesque architectural style. It was restored in 1986 and now houses retail shops, cafés, and restaurants.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Botanic Gardens, Arc Glasshouse

The Arc glasshouse and the Pyramid glasshouse are part of the Sydney Tropical Centre in the Royal Botanic Gardens. The Arc was opened in 1990 with a linking underground foyer to the Pyramid which opened in 1972. Both glass structures house displays of tropical plants but are closed to the public at the moment for redevelopment.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Maroubra, Mahon Pool

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Broadway, Grace Brothers department store

The former Grace Brothers department store is located along Broadway on the corner of Bay Street, in the inner city suburb of Glebe. It was built in 1904 in the Federation Queen Anne architectural style. Grace Brothers vacated their Broadway store in 1992 and the building was restored and redeveloped in 1998 as part of Broadway Shopping Centre, a shopping mall with retail space, cinemas, restaurants and car park.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Glebe, mural

This mural is on the side of a terrace house, on the corner of Mitchell Street and Broughton Street, in the inner city suburb of Glebe. "Respect" was created by Glebe Youth Services (GYS), The Glebe Boys (TGB 2037) and The Glebe Girls (TGG 2037).

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Glebe, St James Catholic Church

St James Catholic Church is located along Woolley Street, in the inner city suburb of Glebe. This heritage listed church was designed by John Kirkpatrick and built in 1878 in the Gothic architectural style.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Anzac Bridge, Anzac Memorial, Anzac Day

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 (colloquially known as a digger) facing west was unveiled on ANZAC Day in 2000. This sculpture of a New Zealand ANZAC soldier facing east was added in 2008. Both statues were created by Alan Somerville, with sand collected from Ari Burnu beach in Gallipolli, Turkey placed underneath. Today is ANZAC Day, which marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War in 1915, with the centenary commemorated this year.

Friday, 24 April 2015

The Rocks, art school & arcade

These heritage listed buildings are located along George Street at The Rocks. The Julian Ashton Art School was designed by architects were E. Lindsay Thompson, Spooner and Dixon and built in 1955. Julian Ashton opened his original Sydney Art School in 1890. Opal Fields on the ground floor is the largest worldwide retailer of opal, the national gemstone of Australia. Captain Tench Arcade was designed by architects Kell & Rigby and built in 1920 in the Federation architectural style with Art Nouveau motifs. It is named after Captain Watkin Tench, a British marine officer who published two books describing his experiences in the First Fleet, which established the first settlement in Australia in 1788. The retail tenants are the Royal Copenhagen ice cream shop and Rocks Style, a shop which specialises in Australian clothing brands.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

The Rocks, shop

This heritage listed shop is located along George Street at The Rocks. It was built in 1891 in the Victorian Italianate style architectural style as part of the adjacent former ASN Hotel. The shopfront was altered by Tooth & Co. in 1928 as part of changes made to the adjacent hotel. In 1983, an 1890s shopfront was constructed although it is not an exact reconstruction of the original since those details were unknown. It is now the home of the Zia Pina Pizzeria.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

The Rocks, Australian Steam Navigation Company Hotel

The former Australian Steam Navigation Company Hotel is located on the corner of George Street and Argyle Street at The Rocks. The ASN Co. Hotel was built in 1891 in the Victorian Italianate architectural style. The building was extensively altered by Tooth & Co. in 1928. In 1983 the building was again extensively remodelled to function as a police station with the 1929 detailing removed and the 1890s Italianate details reconstructed. The police station later moved into the building across the road in 1998 and then in 2007 this became the home of the Guylian Belgian Chocolate Cafe.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The Rocks, police station

This former police station is located along George Street at The Rocks. This heritage listed building was designed by James Barnet and built in 1882 in the Victorian Free Classical architectural style. The police station was relocated to larger premises in 1983 and the building now houses Le Pain Quotidien, a Belgian bakery and cafe.