Thursday, 21 January 2021

Maroubra, South Maroubra Beach

 This lifeguard tower on the sand at South Maroubra Beach provides a clear view of swimmers and surfers in the Pacific Ocean on a perfect summer day, in the eastern suburb of Maroubra.

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Maroubra, beach showers

 These outdoor showers are located at the beach near the South Maroubra Surf Lifesaving Club, in the eastern suburb of Maroubra.

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

La Perouse, Frenchmans Bay

 A view of boats moored in Frenchmans Bay near Frenchmans Beach, from a La Perouse Point lookout in the eastern suburb of La Perouse. Port Botany is in the distance.

Monday, 18 January 2021

Marrickville, graffiti art

 This graffiti art is on the walls of a warehouse along Victoria Road, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville.

Sunday, 17 January 2021

Matraville, Pioneer Memorial Park, First Fleeters Memorial

 The First Fleeters Memorial is in Pioneer Memorial Park, which is part of the Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, in the eastern suburb of Matraville. It was installed here in 2016 to commemorate twelve First Fleeters reinterred here with eleven granite panels on the perimeter etched with the ships’ names, each listing the names of those who sailed with the First Fleet. This statue which is part of the memorial is of Admiral Arthur Phillip, first Governor of New South Wales who led the British settlement and colonisation of Australia. 

Saturday, 16 January 2021

Wolli Creek, Cooks River

A view of the pontoon on the Cooks River at Tempe at dusk, looking towards the southern suburb of Wolli Creek.


Friday, 15 January 2021

Rozelle, Johnstons Bay, sunset

 
A sunset view across Johnstons Bay to the western pylon of the Anzac Bridge and industrial silos at Glebe Island at Rozelle from Pirrama Park, in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont. 
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Newtown, cafe

This former cafe and restaurant is located along King Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. It has gone out of business and the shopfront now remains vacant like a lot of shops since the pandemic began. The curious decorations on the power pole are a range of thongs (or flip flops) and other footwear to create some sort of strange art installation.

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

La Perouse, Frenchmans Beach

Looking across Frenchmans Beach on Frenchmans Bay, in the eastern suburb of La Perouse. The Boatshed restaurant, off Anzac Parade, overlooks the beach.

Monday, 11 January 2021

Marrickville, mural

These murals of kookaburras are on the rear roller doors of a warehouse along Chalder Street, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. 'City Feathers' was created by Karen Farmer in 2019. The artwork extends to the front of the warehouse where it features magpies.

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Auburn, Western District Chinese Church

The Western District Chinese Church is located along Harrow Road is located along Harrow Street, in the western suburb of Auburn. The building stands beside the Auburn Baptist Church and was originally built as the church hall. It is still also used for the church's youth group and community activities

Saturday, 9 January 2021

Sandringham, Bado-Berong Creek

 
Bado-Berong Creek runs through Scott Park and forms a natural border between the southern suburbs of Sandringham and Sans Souci. 

Friday, 8 January 2021

Balmain, sunset

A view of the sunset behind Rozelle and Cockatoo Island from a pontoon on the Parramatta River, in the inner west suburb of Balmain.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday. 

Thursday, 7 January 2021

Belmore, amenities building

 This amenities building is located in front of the car park along Redman Parade, in the south western suburb of Belmore. This heritage listed building was built in the 1950s to match a nearby bus shelter built in the 1940s in the same style.

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Homebush, railway station

A view of the Loftus Crescent entrance of Homebush railway station, in the western suburb of Homebush. The heritage listed station was built in 1855, as part of the Main Suburban Line from Redfern to Parramatta. Today it is served by Sydney Trains T2 Inner West & Leppington Line services. The lift in the centre, which connects the street with the concourseis a recent addition built in the same style.

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Homebush, railway station

 
A view of the concourse which stretches over the platforms at Homebush railway station, in the western suburb of Homebush. The heritage listed station was built in 1855, as part of the Main Suburban Line from Redfern to Parramatta.

Monday, 4 January 2021

Marrickville, mural

 This mural is on the walls of a warehouse along Victoria Road, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. It was created in 2018 by street artist Reubszz.

Sunday, 3 January 2021

South Granville, Burmese Christian Church

The Burmese Christian Church is located along Clyde Street, in the western suburb of South Granville.  The church was originally the South Granville Baptist Church.

Saturday, 2 January 2021

Museum of Contemporary Art, sculpture

This sculpture is located in the Circular Quay West forecourt of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia at The Rocks. 'Secret World of a Starlight Ember' was created in 2020 by Lindy Lee, who currently has a show at the museum celebrating her 40 year career.
Linked to: Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 1 January 2021

Pitt Street Mall, Christmas (Theme Day: Photo of the Year)

 This Christmas star is part of the decorations installed above Pitt Street Mall for the festive season. The buildings on this side of the mall are JP MorganSydney Tower and the Westfield Sydney Centrepoint shopping centre. I featured a similar photo during the year which was taken at dusk and can be seen here but this one was taken earlier in the evening.
Linked to: Skywatch FridayTheme Day.

Thursday, 31 December 2020

Westfield Sydney, Christmas

This entrance to Westfield Sydney Centrepoint shopping centre is on the corner of Market Street and Castlereagh Street. This column has been decorated with greenery, fairy lights and a festive message: 'Tis The Season.

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Glebe, Christmas Tree

This Christmas Tree surrounded by summer flowers is located in Foley Park, on the corner of Glebe Point Road and Bridge Road, in the inner city suburb of Glebe.

Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Monday, 28 December 2020

Cartier, boutique, panthers

The flagship Sydney boutique for luxury retailer Cartier was built in 2015 along Castlereagh Street. This year for Christmas, it was adorned by their signature panthers.

Sunday, 27 December 2020

Hurstville, park, Christmas

This Christmas gift decoration has been installed in Hurstville Interchange Open Air Gallery Park, near the ramp to the railway station in the southern suburb of Hurstville.

Saturday, 26 December 2020

Pitt Street Mall, skybridge, Christmas

These skybridge walkways link the Westfield Sydney Centrepoint to Myer Department Store over Pitt Street Mall. The Christmas trees installed along the walkways were created by Avatree and have drawn inspiration from Australian eucalyptus trees.
Linked to: Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 25 December 2020

Pitt Street Mall, Christmas

 This Christmas star is part of the decorations installed above Pitt Street Mall for the festive season. The buildings on this side of the mall are JP Morgan, Sydney Tower and the Westfield Sydney Centrepoint shopping centre.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 24 December 2020

The Rocks, Kendall Lane, Christmas

Kendall Lane in The Rocks has been transformed into Mistle Toe Lane for Christmas with giant mistletoe decorations and neon lights hanging above.

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Ramsgate, surf life saving club

The Ramsgate Surf Life Saving Club is located along The Grand Parade in the southern suburb of Ramsgate Beach. The surf club was founded in 1934 on the foreshore of Botany Bay and this club house was refurbished in 2013.

Monday, 21 December 2020

Bexley, school, mural

This mural is located on the front wall of the main building at Bexley Public School, along Forest Road in the southern suburb of Bexley. It was painted by Year 6 leaders in 2019 and features natives animals such as a magpie, kangaroo, emu, goanna, a tree and a fire. This heritage listed primary school was built in 1925 in the Inter-War style and was an extension of the school buildings on the opposite side of the road which remained as the infants school.

Sunday, 20 December 2020

Auburn, St Joseph's Hospital

St Joseph's Hospital is located on the corner of Alice Street and Normanby Road, in the western suburb of Auburn. This heritage listed building was originally 'Duncraggan Hall', a residence designed by Harry Kent and built in 1876 in the Victorian Italianate style. The estate was sold to the Sisters of Charity in 1892 and became 'St. Josephs Sanitorium for Consumptives'. In 1903, 'St Josephs Hospital Two' was constructed on the land and the nuns occupied the building as their convent. It is now part of St Vincent’s Care Services.
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