Saturday, 20 July 2019

Circular Quay, fast ferry

This fast ferry is is about to depart from the Circular Quay ferry wharves. My Fast Ferry is a privately owned company which provides ferry services from the northern beaches suburb of Manly to Circular Quay and Darling Harbour.

Friday, 19 July 2019

Suncorp Place

This view of Suncorp Place is from Grosvernor Street, between George Street and Lang Street. This 42 level skyscraper was designed by Joseland & Gilling architects and completed in 1982 as commercial offices for Qantas, then became the AAPT Centre and now Suncorp Place.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Bexley North, railway station

A view of Bexley North railway station from Bexley Road, in the southern suburb of Bexley North. It is served by Sydney Trains T8 Airport & South Line services. The station opened in 1931 when the East Hills line opened from Tempe to East Hills. A new Waratah Series 2 train can be seen speeding through on one of the fast through lines, added in 2000 on either side of the existing pair.

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Queen Victoria Building

Looking across the central atrium of the Queen Victoria Building every year to the decorative balustrades, arches and stained-glass windows above the York Street entrance.

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Moore Park, Sydney Cricket Ground

Looking across the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) towards the Victor Trumper Stand for a game of Australian Football League (AFL), in the eastern suburb of Moore Park. the The Sydney Swans are seen here in front of the goal posts, just before they began playing their game against the Carlton Blues on Saturday. The clock tower at the former Sydney Showgrounds, now Fox Studios, rises above the Bill O'Reilly Stand.

Monday, 15 July 2019

Enmore, mural

This mural of a pink dragon has been painted at the entrance of a bar along Enmore Road, in the inner city suburb of Enmore.

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Strathfield, Santa Sabina College

Santa Sabina College is a Catholic Dominican private school located along The Boulevarde, in the western suburb of Strathfield. It was originally built in 1894 as the Santa Sabina Convent, designed by Sheerin and Hennessy in the Dutch Renaissance style.

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Drummoyne, Parramatta River

Looking across the Parramatta River towards Cockatoo Island and North Sydney from the Drummoyne Sailing Club beside Salton Reserve, in the inner west suburb of Drummoyne.

Friday, 12 July 2019

Arncliffe, railway station, sunrise

A winter sunrise over the railway station, in the southern suburb of Arncliffe.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Palm Beach, wharf

This ferry wharf is located on the Pittwater Estuary, in the northern beaches suburb of Palm Beach. Palm Beach Ferries provides regular services to The Basin in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Ettalong on the Central Coast.

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Rockdale, Brighton Terrace

"Brighton Terraces" are located along West Botany Street, in the southern suburb of Rockdale. They were built around 2000 in the Modern Victorian style.

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Glebe, horse trough

This planter box is located along St Johns Road, in the inner city suburb of Glebe. This heritage listed item was originally a horse trough and serves as a tangible reminder of when horses were a common means of transport. This concrete trough is not as fancy as the sandstone James Spring Drinking Fountain and Horse Trough in nearby Darlington.

Monday, 8 July 2019

St Peters, street art

This street art is located on the back wall of a building which extends down to the footpath and curb along May Lane, in the inner city suburb of St Peters. It was created by street artist Jose Flavio Audi.

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Strathfield, Santa Sabina College

Santa Sabina College is a Catholic Dominican private school located along The Boulevarde, in the western suburb of Strathfield. It was originally built in 1894 as the Santa Sabina Convent, designed by Sheerin and Hennessy in the Dutch Renaissance style.

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Botany, boat ramp

These floating walkways and pylons at sunset are at the Foreshore Road Boat Ramp on the shore of Botany Bay, in the eastern suburb of Botany.

Friday, 5 July 2019

Glebe, sunset

Sunset view across mangroves and a marina from Blackwattle Bay Park, in the inner city suburb of Glebe.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Monterey, beach

These blooms are located in Cook Park, close to the Lady Robinsons Beach foreshore of Botany Bay, in the southern suburb of Monterey. They surround a sandstone monument with a brass plate which shows the directions of nearby suburbs and landmarks. The sign advises that the area behind the fence is undergoing bush regeneration and requests that visitors keep out.

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Drummoyne, Parramatta River

Looking across the Parramatta River towards Spectacle Island and Cockatoo Island from Queen Victoria Reserve, in the inner west suburb of Drummoyne.

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Marrickville, Henson Park Hotel

The Henson Park Hotel is located on the corner of Illawarra Road and Chapel Street, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. A hotel has been on this site since the early 1860s with this heritage listed building designed by Sidney Warden and built in 1835 with a blend of Inter War Functionalist and Inter War Art Deco styles.

Monday, 1 July 2019

Newtown, mural (Theme Day: Blue)

"It’s Like a Jungle Sometimes" is a mural painted on the side wall of a shop on the corner of Enmore Road and Bailey Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. The artwork created by artist Colin Bebe was at this location for over a decade but in 2017, it was illegally painted over by an advertising agency, to advertise a Hollywood film. After public outcry, the film director apologised and the ad agency restored the original mural in collaboration with the artist and agreeing to cover all costs assisting him in painting it.

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Strathfield, Santa Sabina Chapel

Santa Sabina Chapel was built in 1960 and is part of the Santa Sabina College, a Catholic Dominican private school located along The Boulevarde, in the western suburb of Strathfield. 

Saturday, 29 June 2019

Blackwattle Bay, marina

Blackwattle Bay marina in front of Anzac Bridge, in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont.
Linked to: Weekend ReflectionsAll Seasons.

Friday, 28 June 2019

Museum of Contemporary Art, sunset

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia at The Rocks, with scattered clouds above at sunset. This former Maritime Services Board Building was built in the art deco architectural style in 1952. The museum was opened in 1991, originally as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

Thursday, 27 June 2019

The Rocks, neon sign

This neon sign is located at the end of Atherden Street, off Playfair Street, at The Rocks. It features famous landmarks from this area such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australian Steamship Navigation Company building and The Rocks Markets stalls.
Linked to: Signs, Signs.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Waterloo, sculpture

This sculpture is located in a small reserve along Powell Street, in the inner city suburb of Waterloo. The suburb was developed with small businesses in light industry in the late nineteenth century and remained industrial throughout the twentieth century. Luke Muras and Company, a blacksmithing and engineering firm, built a factory on this site in 1915. The building was demolished in 2001 to build a residential development called Mondrian Apartments and the sculpture was created to commemorate it.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Strathfield, Santa Sabina College

Santa Sabina College is a Catholic Dominican private school located along The Boulevarde, in the western suburb of Strathfield. It was originally built in 1894 as the Santa Sabina Convent, designed by Sheerin and Hennessy in the Dutch Renaissance style.

Monday, 24 June 2019

Museum of Contemporary Art, Triple Tangle

This mural is part of an ongoing program of wall works commissioned for the Circular Quay foyer of the Mordant Wing of the Museum of Contemporary Art. "Triple Tangle" was created by Gemma Smith in 2018 and is a complex system of broad, looping lines that appear to weave over and under each other.

Sunday, 23 June 2019

The Rocks, Vivid Sydney, Bubble Magician

"Bubble Magician" is an artwork along George Street at The Rocks, as part of the Vivid Sydney festival. It was created by Lu Yang and Yang Liu from China. It was an interactive artwork which let users blow gently into a mouthpiece which altered the colours of the bubbles.

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Sydney Opera House, Vivid Sydney, Lighting of the Sails

The Sydney Opera House was illuminated for the Vivid Sydney Festival, the festival of light, music and ideas. The theme of Lighting of the Sails, this year was Austral Flora Ballet by Chinese-American visual artist and filmmaker Andrew Thomas Huang.

Friday, 21 June 2019

The Rocks, Vivid Sydney, Nostalgia Above


"Nostalgia Above" is an artwork which was suspended above Kendall Lane, beside the Discovery Museum at The Rocks, as part of the Vivid Sydney festival. These vivid colour projections are programmed as weather systems moving across spheres creating the illusion of rolling cloudscapes. These clouds come to life through animated sequences forecasting weather predictions, demonstrating that there are always brighter, more positive days around the corner.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Campbells Cove, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Vivid Sydney

"Ballerina" is an animated artwork installed for the Vivid Sydney festival. It was located near Campbells Cove at The Rocks, with the Sydney Harbour Bridge as a backdrop.

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Customs House Square, Vivid Sydney

These turtles were an art installation in Customs House Square, at Circular Quay during the Vivid Sydney festival. It was promoting a larger exhibition of animals at Taronga Zoo.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Herald Square, Vivid Sydney

Regal Peacock was an art installation in Herald Square, at Circular Quay during the Vivid Sydney festival. 

Monday, 17 June 2019

Customs House, Vivid Sydney

Customs House at Circular Quay featured colourful, animated light projections on the facade of during the Vivid Sydney festival. 
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