Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Kurnell, Silver Beach

 Looking across Silver Beach, in the southern suburb of Kurnell. The rock groynes, which jut into Botany Bay, protect the sandy beach. .

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Kensington, substation

This electricity substation No.159 is located along Anzac Parade, in the eastern suburb of Kensington. The heritage listed building was built in the Federation Arts and Crafts architectural style, with Art Nouveau elements such as the style of lettering.
Linked to: SouvenirsOur World TuesdayTuesday TreasuresTravel Tuesday.

Monday, 12 April 2021

Marrickville, River Canoe Club of New South Wales

The River Canoe Club of New South Wales is located along Richardson Crescent beside the Cooks River in the inner west suburbs of Marrickville. This view is from Gough Whitlam Park in Undercliffe and Tempe railwaty station is in the background. 'River Flow' is a mural created by artists Zachary Bennett-Brook and Kim Siew in 2020. The artwork uses indigenous styled patterns which represent water and meeting places with silhouettes of local mullet fish, water birds and plants found along the edges of the river. The canoes and kayaks paddle throughout the artwork, a nod to Australia’s oldest canoe clubhouse – a place where canoes and kayaks were once crafted from wood by hand.

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Marrickville, Mary Mother of All Nations

'Mary Mother of All Nations' is a sculpture located on the grounds of St Brigid's Catholic Church, on the corner of Marrickville Road and Livingstone Road, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. The Monastery was built here in 1915 and St Brigid’s Church was opened in 1921. Vietnamese parishioners requested a statue of Our Lady to be placed outside the church, around which they could gather to pray as they do in Vietnam. Artist and sculptor Daniel Dominguez created the brass statue in 2006, modelled on the statue of Mary Queen of the World in the square outside Saigon Cathedral. The features were inspired by the Renaissance Della Robbia Madonna in Florence.

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Botany, pond

A view of Mill Pond, beside the Lakes Business Park, in the eastern suburb of Botany. 

Friday, 9 April 2021

Bronte Beach


 Looking across Bronte Beach from Bronte Park, in the eastern suburb of Bronte. The lifeguard tower stands near the flagged swimming area and a lifeguard surfboard.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Bronte, signs

 The Calga Place entrance to Bronte Park and Bronte Beach, looking out to Nelson Bay in the eastern suburb of Bronte. A unique surfboard shaped sign outlines the Surfers Code, a set of universal rules for surfers to follow.

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Coogee, Dolphin Point

Looking across the northern part of Coogee Beach to Dolphin Point, in the eastern suburb of Coogee. The remaining doorway to Giles Baths can be seen at the top.
Linked to: Wordless WednesdayOver the MoonMy Corner of the WorldWednesday Wisdom. 

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Kensington, Doncaster Hotel

The Doncaster Hotel is located on the corner of Anzac Parade and Doncaster Avenue, in the eastern suburb of Kensington. The heritage listed pub was built in 1923 in the Inter War style but in the 1970s had modications made to the facade. 

Monday, 5 April 2021

Marrickville, mural

 This mural is at the rear of a shop and apartment building along Leofrene Street, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. 'Perfect Match' was created by Joel Moore, also known as Mulga The Artist and features a black cockatoo holding a banksia flower.

Sunday, 4 April 2021

Marrickville, shrine

This shrine is located on the grounds of St Brigid's Catholic Church, on the corner of Marrickville Road and Livingstone Road, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. The Monastery was built here in 1915 and St Brigid’s Church was opened in 1921. The Shrine was built in1931 as a gift from E.J. Falvey to Reverend Casimir Maguire for his work done. It houses sculptures which depict the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Saturday, 3 April 2021

Sydney Opera House, ferry


A ferry makes its way past the Sydney Opera House, which was lit up on 25 March 2021 with a projection of the colours of the Greek flag to mark 200 years of Greece's Independence.
Linked to: Weekend ReflectionsAll Seasons. 

Friday, 2 April 2021

Coogee, Gordons Bay

Looking across Gordons Bay to Coogee and South Coogee, from the eastern suburb of Clovelly.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 1 April 2021

The Rocks, Museum of Love (Theme Day: Fool)

The 'Museum of Love' is not actually a museum but an immersive art installation on the corner of George Street and Playfair Street, at The Rocks. The gallery is in the former Union Bond Store, originally built as a warehouse but later used as a bank.
Linked to: Signs, Signs, Thankful Thursday, Theme Day. 

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Bronte, baths

Bronte Baths are located at the southern end of Bronte Beach, in the eastern suburb of Bronte. This pool is known as the Bond Ocean Pool after lifesaving pioneer and swimming teacher, Major John Bond.

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Clovelly, bay

 

These life guards patrol Clovelly Bay at Clovelly Beach, in the eastern suburb of Clovelly. The swimmers are on the southern concrete promenade with waves crashing on the rocks at Shark Point, in the background.
Linked to: SouvenirsOur World TuesdayTuesday TreasuresTravel Tuesday.

Monday, 29 March 2021

Marrickville, mural

This artwork is in the Marrickville Metro shopping centre, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. A number of these flower murals in this location were painted in 2018 by Andrew Dennis from Studio Dennis.
Linked to: Monday MuralBlue MondayThrough My LensPink SaturdayFloral Friday Foto.

Saturday, 27 March 2021

Sydney Opera House, Bicentenary of Greek Independence

The Sydney Opera House was lit up on 25 March 2021 with a projection of the colours of the Greek flag to mark 200 years of Greece's Independence. At an official ceremony, dignitaries spoke about the importance of recognising the contribution of Greek people to Australia.

Friday, 26 March 2021

Coogee Beach, rainbow walkway

This giant rainbow is at the steps of the lower promenade at Coogee Beach, in the eastern suburb of Coogee. The 47 metre rainbow theme walkway was painted in time for the annual Sydney Mardi Gras, in support of the LGBTIQA+ community.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Summer Hill, Lewisham West light rail stop

 The Lewisham West Light Rail Stop entrance from Malthouse Way, in the inner west suburb of Summer Hill. This stop is on the Central to Dulwich Hill Line of the Sydney Light Rail Network, beside a new development site. The former Mungo Scott Ltd flour mill in Summer Hill opened in 1922 and was used as a processing facility for wheat grown around New South Wales until 2009. The site was redeveloped in 2019 to create residential apartments and terrace houses. The heritage main building contains commercial and exhibition spaces and a community centre.

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Kurnell, Cape Solander

The view of the rugged coastline from Cape Solander Lookout in Kamay Botany Bay National Park, in the southern suburb of Kurnell. Cape Solander is named for Daniel Solander, a Swedish naturalist who with his assistant Herman Spöring, accompanied Joseph Banks on James Cook's first voyage to the Pacific Ocean aboard the Endeavour.

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Coogee, beach showers


These outdoor showers are located beside the upper promenade in Goldstein Reserve at Coogee Beach, in the eastern suburb of Coogee.

Monday, 22 March 2021

Newtown, street library

 This community street library is located on the corner of Australia Street and Lennox Street, in the inner west suburb of Newtown. It allows people to borrow books for free, which can either be returned or exchanged for another book. The mural painted on the box features a book worm.

Sunday, 21 March 2021

Dulwich Hill, St Paul of the Cross, hall

 The former St Paul of the Cross Catholic church, now the parish hall, is located along New Canterbury Road, in the inner west suburb of Dulwich Hill. It was built in 1909 in the Federation style beside the current church built in 1925 and has also served as a school. The hall has a contemporary extension on the right.

Saturday, 20 March 2021

Coogee Surf Life Saving Club

The Coogee Surf Life Saving Club is located on the cliff at the southern end of Coogee Beach, along Beach Street in the eastern suburb of Coogee. The club was founded in 1907 and the art deco design clubhouse was refurbished in 2020 with a controversial alteration to the facade. The Ross Jones Memorial Pool, located below the club, was built in 1947. The National Trust has observed that the pool is significant due to the unique design, which includes concrete piers that extend above the wall resembling turrets at the top of a sandcastle. 

Friday, 19 March 2021

Coogee, beach

Looking across Coogee Beach to Coogee Bay and the Pacific Ocean, in the eastern suburb of Coogee. Two of these red and yellow flags mark the safe, patrolled area for swimmers. A rescue tube hangs off the flag and a lifeguard surfboard sits nearby, in case of emergency.

Thursday, 18 March 2021

Monterey, Botany Bay, sign

 Looking out on Botany Bay from Cook Park, in the southern suburb of Monterey. These signs are markers at landmarks along Lady Robinsons Beach on the shore of the bay.

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Kurnell, boardwalk

This boardwalk with surfboard benches provides an entrance to Silver Beach, in the southern suburb of Kurnell. Two fisherman are fishing from the sand on either side of a rock groyne which juts into Botany Bay, with the long oil refinery wharf on the tight.

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Kurnell, The Nuwi Canoes

This bronze sculpture is located along the shore of Botany Bay, in the southern suburb of Kurnell. 'The Nuwi Canoes' were designed by Theresa Ardler and Julie Squires. It is one of the three sculptures installed in 2020 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the encounter between Aboriginal Australians and the crew of the HMB Endeavour, commanded byJames Cook, with botanist Joseph Banks. The Gweagal Clan traditionally fished from stringy bark canoes such like these. They lit fires in their canoes on a base of white clay. The firelight attracted fish to the canoe, making them easier to catch. During their ‘first contact’ observations, both Cook and Banks recorded this practice.

Monday, 15 March 2021

Marrickville, mural

This mural is on the side of a shop on the corner of Station Street and Schwebel Street, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville.

Sunday, 14 March 2021

Hurstville, Memorial Square

Memorial Square is located along Forest Road, in the southern suburb of Hurstville. The Hurstville War Memorial in the centre of the square was erected in 1922 to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. 

Saturday, 13 March 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. 
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