These light towers line Olympic Boulevarde at Sydney Olympic Park, in the western suburb of Homebush Bay. This view is looking towards Haslams Creek at sunset.
Friday, 9 October 2015
Thursday, 8 October 2015
Town Hall Hotel is located along King Street in the inner city suburb of Newtown. It stands beside the entrance of Newtown railway station and opposite Newtown Town Hall.
Wednesday, 7 October 2015
Tuesday, 6 October 2015
Quay Chambers is a heritage listed building located along George Street at The Rocks. It was built as a commercial building in 1913 in the Federation architectural style. In 1988, a large commercial building called the Duty Free Store Galleria was erected behind it with the shopfront facade and building incorporated into the complex.
Monday, 5 October 2015
This chalk artwork was created at East Circular Quay as a promotion for Keep Australia Beautiful Week. This three-dimensional chalk image of a rubbish bin, with scattered rubbish around it, has views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. The scenic location was chosen to encourage people to think twice before dropping their rubbish.
Sunday, 4 October 2015
The Campbell Street Presbyterian Church is located in the inner west suburb of Balmain. This heritage listed church was designed by James McDonald and built in 1868 in the Victorian Free Gothic architectural style.
Saturday, 3 October 2015
Sydney Ferries operate on Sydney Harbour and its connected waterways. They make their way past the Sydney Opera House arriving at or departing from the Circular Quay ferry terminal. This Rivercat Class ferry is part of the fleet that cruises up the Parramatta River. It was acquired in 1995 and named after Nicole Livingstone, an Australian swimmer.
Friday, 2 October 2015
A view across Rushcutters Bay and Elizabeth Bay towards the Sydney skyline and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This sunset view is from Yarranabbe Park, in the eastern suburb of Darling Point.
Thursday, 1 October 2015
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Looking across Campbells Cove towards Circular Quay. A Captain Cook cruise boat which cruises Sydney Harbour is waiting near the Dawn Princess cruise ship which cruises the Pacific Ocean.
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
The former New York Hotel is located along George Street at The Rocks. This five storey building is one of two heritage listed buildings built in 1908 in the Federation Free architectural style that formed the hotel. In the late 1980s, a large commercial building called the DFS Galleria, was erected behind it with the facades of this and a number of other buildings incorporated into the complex.
Monday, 28 September 2015
The former New York Hotel is located along George Street at The Rocks. This three storey building is one of two heritage listed buildings built in 1908 in the Federation Free architectural style that formed the hotel. In the late 1980s, a large commercial building called the DFS Galleria, was erected behind it with the facades of this and a number of other buildings incorporated into the complex.
Sunday, 27 September 2015
St Michael's Anglican Church is located on the corner of Flinders Street and Albion Street in the inner city suburb of Surry Hills. This heritage listed church was designed by Edmund Blacket and built in 1854 in the Gothic Revival architectural style.
Saturday, 26 September 2015
A Ghost Gum tree located at the edge of the Botanic Gardens near the Tarpeian Way Gate, looking towards the Sydney skyline. Tarpeian Way is the pathway that runs along the edge of the steep cliff known as the Tarpeian Wall.
Friday, 25 September 2015
Looking across the pedestrian bridge from The Domain towards Yurong Water Garden in Cook and Phillip Park and Sydney skyline rising behind it. It crosses over St Marys Road, at the intersection with Riley Street, Yurong Parkway and Sir John Young Crescent.
Thursday, 24 September 2015
"Veil of Trees" is an art installation located in the nature strip between the two sides of Mrs Macquaries Road at The Domain, just outside the Royal Botanic Gardens. It was created in 1999 by Janet Laurence and Jisuk Han. It consists of a line of forest red gum tree plantings and glass panels embedded with seeds, ash, honey, resin with fragments of prose and poems by Australian writers, inspired by the landscape.
Wednesday, 23 September 2015
"Love Led Them" is a bronze sculpture of a Cupid, a young boy with bow and arrows and wings, on a marble plinth set in the central pond of the Pioneer Memorial Garden, in the Royal Botanic Gardens. It was sculpted by Paul Raphael Montford and marks the precise spot of the centre of the dome of the former Garden Palace, a grand exhibition building built in 1879 that burnt down three years later.
Tuesday, 22 September 2015
'Near Kin Kin' is an art installation in Customs Square, in front of Customs House near Circular Quay. This soaring 21-metre bamboo sculpture has been created by Cave Urban, a research and design studio, for the Art & About Sydney Festival.
Monday, 21 September 2015
Sunday, 20 September 2015
The Royal Hospital for Women Park is located in the inner city suburb of Paddington. It is bounded by Brown Street, Glenmore Road and Flinton Street. It takes its name from the Royal Hospital for Women which stood on the site and surrounding land between 1901 and 1997.
Saturday, 19 September 2015
"Twilight Garden" is an art installation in the foyer of Customs House, which is part of the Art & About Sydney Festival. It has been created by Mary-Anne Kyriakou and features 12 radiant, ornamental pillars reflected in a black ‘pond’. Internal colour-changing LED lights softly transform the naturalistic imagery, reminiscent of water gardens in ancient Islamic cities.
Friday, 18 September 2015
Pioneers’ Memorial Park is located along the Hume Highway, between Campbell Street and Macquarie Street, in the south western suburb of Liverpool. This was originally the site of the cemetery of St Luke's Anglican Church. In 1970, the cemetery was converted into a rest park, featuring original headstones and a memorial wall.
Thursday, 17 September 2015
This tram waits at the Capitol Square Light Rail stop along Hay Street at Haymarket, on its way to Central Railway Station. The Corporation Building is the heritage listed building that can be seen in the background.
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
The sculpture is part of The Children’s Fountain otherwise known as The Tank Stream Fountain in Herald Square, on the corner of George Street and Alfred Street near Circular Quay. The bronze fountain was created by Stephen Walker and presented to the City of Sydney in 1981 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper in 1831. It features flora and fauna including frogs, snakes, goannas and tortoises. A plaque set into the ground reads: “The Children’s Fountain - Dedicated to all the children who have played around the Tank Stream. Presented by John Fairfax & Sons Limited, 1981″.
Tuesday, 15 September 2015
The former English, Scottish & Australian Chartered Bank is a heritage listed building along George Street at The Rocks. It was designed by William Wilkinson Wardell and built in 1886 in the Gothic Revival architectural style. It now houses an Italian restaurant.
Monday, 14 September 2015
This bus shelter, located along National Avenue in the southern suburb of Loftus, features indigenous art.
Sunday, 13 September 2015
St Jude's Cemetery is located along The Avenue, in the eastern suburb of Randwick. These monuments and gravestones in this historic cemetery, sit behind St Jude's Anglican Church.
Saturday, 12 September 2015
The Brickpit Ring Walkway is located above a pond in the western suburb of Homebush Bay. The pond was originally a brickpit which was to be redeveloped as a tennis complex, as part of Olympic Park for the Sydney 2000 Olympics. However, during construction the endangered Green and Golden Bell Frog was discovered living here, so the habitat was protected. The Brickpit Ring Walkway was built to allow visitors to view the habitat from above.
Friday, 11 September 2015
A sunset view of the Northern Water Feature, located at Sydney Olympic Park, in the western suburb of Homebush Bay.
Thursday, 10 September 2015
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
A water taxi approaches the western side of Circular Quay with the Sydney Opera House in the background.
Tuesday, 8 September 2015
'Living Colour' creates vibrant floral displays around the city and inner city suburbs every year in Spring. These flowers and plants are located at Customs Square, in front of Customs House near Circular Quay. The planter boxes feature snapdragons, celosia and curly parsley, blue and burgundy petunias, euphorbia, ageratum and bromeliads.
Sunday, 2 August 2015
The Sydney Opera House stands on the end of Bennelong Point between Farm Cove and Circular Quay. This view across Sydney Harbour is from the north shore suburb of Kirribilli. It was designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon and opened in 1973. This multi-venue performing arts centre was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.
I'm going on holidays for the next few weeks so I'll be taking a break from posting until early September.
I'm going on holidays for the next few weeks so I'll be taking a break from posting until early September.
Saturday, 1 August 2015
The 'Bike Bike' was a temporary sculpture by Alisdair Nicol in Martin Place, near Macquarie Street. The sculpture was a 12 metre high Penny Farthing bicycle constructed from used and recycled bicycles, in such a way that they could be reused after the installation period. It was installed for the Art & About Sydney festival in 2010 and it challenged us to think about transport and the implications for our environment.
Friday, 31 July 2015
The Anzac Bridge at sunset, viewed from the edge of Blackwattle Bay Park, in the inner west suburb of Glebe. The bridge spans Rozelle Bay between Rozelle and Pyrmont.
Thursday, 30 July 2015
This former railway bridge over Ultimo Street, is in the inner city suburb of Ultimo. It is part of "The Goods Line" a disused rail corridor from Central railway station from Railway Square through Ultimo to Darling Harbour. It is currently being redeveloped as a pedestrian and cycle network to create a new urban hub. The bridge has recently been restored and had this identifying sign attached.
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
This view of Berrys Bay and McMahons Point is from Waverton Peninsula Reserve, in the north shore suburb of Waverton. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is in the background and a glimpse of the Sydney Opea House is in the distance.
Tuesday, 28 July 2015
Tempe House sits on the southern shore of the Cooks River in the southern suburb of Wolli Creek. It was designed by John Verge and built by Alexander Brodie Spark in 1836 in the Georgian architectural style. It was named after the 'Vale of Tempe', a beautiful valley in ancient Greek legend set at the foot of Mount Olympus in Greece. It is dwarfed by the apartment buildings built in recent years.
Monday, 27 July 2015
The Story Poles are an art installation in Kendrick Park along the northern shore of the Cooks River, in the southern suburb of Tempe. They were created by local students from Marrickville West and Dulwich Hill Primary Schools, as well as Marrickville and Dulwich Hill High Schools under the tutelage of a local Aboriginal artist.