Tuesday 23 April 2024

Centennial Park, Federation Pavilion


The Federation Pavilion is located along the Grand Drive in Centennial Park and commemorates the inauguration of the Federation of Australia at this site on 1 January 1901. This rotunda was designed by Alexander Tzannes and erected in 1988, the Bicentennial year of European Settlement. It was constructed around the 'Commonwealth Stone' and features a glass domed ceiling with a colourful design. An inscription around the pavilion is from a 1901 poem 'Australia' by Bernard O'Dowd that reads: "Mammon or Millennial Eden". The building was renovated and plaques were added to celebrate the Centenary of the Federation of Australia on 1 January 2001.

Monday 22 April 2024

Mascot, mural


This mural is on the wall of a wedding car hire supplier located along Sutherland Street, in the eastern suburb of Mascot.
Linked to: Monday MuralAww Mondays.

Sunday 21 April 2024

Wolli Creek, Village Square, sculpture


This sculpture is in the middle of Village Square, accessed from Discovery Point Place and Brodie Sparks Street, in the southern suburb of Wolli Creek. "Weave" was created in 2018 by industrial artist Geoff Farquhar-Still.
Linked to: Shadow Shot Sunday, Sunday BestMy Sunday Snapshot.

Saturday 20 April 2024

Parramatta River, ferry

This ferry operates on the Parramatta River from Circular Quay to Parramatta. It is seen here approaching the John Whitton Bridge which links Meadowbank to Rhodes.
Linked to: Weekend ReflectionsAll Seasons, Happy Now, Water Thursday.

Friday 19 April 2024

Monterey, sunset

A couple walk along Lady Robinsons Beach, on the shore of Botany Bay, in the southern suburb of Monterey.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 18 April 2024

Ramsgate Beach, sign

 
This sign in Cook Park is where the walkway begins along Lady Robinsons Beach on the shore of Botany Bay, in the southern suburb of Ramsgate Beach.

Wednesday 17 April 2024

The Rocks, Sailor's Home

The former Sailor's Home is located along George Street at The Rocks. The original block was designed by Weaver & Kemp and built in 1864 in the Victorian Italianate architectural style, as cheap, clean accommodation for sailors. The streetfront block seen here was designed by Spain & Cosh and built in 1926 in the Inter-War Free Classical architectural style. A continuous parapet in Classical Revival style links the blocks. It hosted sailors until the 1970s and is now the Billich Gallery and a restaurant. The previous colour scheme of the facade can be seen here.
Linked to: Wordless WednesdayMy Corner of the WorldCommunal Global.

Tuesday 16 April 2024

Darlinghurst, cafe

This former corner shop with residence above is located on the corner of Liverpool Street and Bourke Street, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. The building has been redeveloped with an extension behind the shop and an additional two floors added above for apartments. The shop on the corner is now The Mayflower cafe,
Linked to: Senior Salon Pit StopThrough My LensTuesday TreasuresHappy TuesdayTravel Tuesday.

Monday 15 April 2024

Waverley, mural

This is part of a mural on the side wall of a shop on the corner of Bronte Road and Judges Lane, in the eastern suburb of Waverley. Other sections can be seen here and here.

Sunday 14 April 2024

Ramsgate Beach, Botany Bay


A view of a rock groyne or sea wall that juts into Botany Bay from Lady Robinsons Beach, from a bench in Cook Park, in the southern suburb of Ramsgate Beach.

Saturday 13 April 2024

Ramsgate Beach, Botany Bay


A view of Lady Robinsons Beach on the shore of Botany Bay, in the southern suburb of Ramsgate Beach.
Linked to: Weekend ReflectionsAll Seasons, Happy NowWords Welcome.

Friday 12 April 2024

Wolli Creek, Cooks River, sunset

 
This sunset view is from Tempe Recreation Reserve, looking towards apartments in the southern suburb of Wolli Creek. It is low tide and rock oysters along the shore of the Cooks River have been exposed.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday, Water Thursday.

Thursday 11 April 2024

Pyrmont, Harlequin Inn

 

The Harlequin Inn is located on the corner of Ultimo Road and Harris Street, in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont. This pub was built in the 1880s and was formerly known as the Duke of Edinburgh Hotel until it was renamed in the 1990s. It is known as a rugby union and sporting pub, which is why there is a giant rugby union ball on the awning.
Linked to: Signs, SignsWordy WednesdayLittle Things ThursdayThankful Thursday.

Wednesday 10 April 2024

Dulwich Hill, apartments


This commercial and residential building is located on the corner of Wardell Road and Ewart Street, in the inner west suburb of Dulwich Hill. 'Nea Zoi' was built in 2019 with shops on the ground floor and apartments above. This photo was taken a couple of years ago when Alevri, a Greek cafe and bakery was operating on the corner.

Tuesday 9 April 2024

Rockdale, Gujaga Park, sculpture


This sculpture is located in a garden bed in Gujaga Park, along West Botany Street in the southern suburb of Rockdale. The duck is one of five large animal sculptures carved from sandstone.
Linked to: Senior Salon Pit StopThrough My LensTuesday TreasuresHappy TuesdayTravel TuesdaySaturday Critters.

Monday 8 April 2024

Sylvania, mural


 This mural is on a wall at the entrance to Southgate Shopping Centre, in the southern suburb of Sylvania. It depicts the nearby Tom Uglys Bridge over the Georges River. 
Linked to: Monday MuralAww Mondays.

Sunday 7 April 2024

Monterey Beach

 
A view of Lady Robinsons Beach, on the shore of Botany Bay, in the southern suburb of Monterey. It's such a clear day that you have a perfect view of nearby Brighton-Le-Sands and the Sydney city skyline which is about 15 kilometres to the north.
Linked to: Shadow Shot Sunday, Sunday BestMy Sunday Snapshot.

Saturday 6 April 2024

Sydney Arcade, Lego Megastore

 
The Lego Megastore is at the Pitt Street entrance of Sydney Arcade. The 'Rainbow Gum Tree' built with 183,394 bricks, is a model of a eucalyptus tree with native Australian animals: a cockatoo, koala and kookaburra.
Linked to: Weekend ReflectionsAll Seasons, Happy NowWords Welcome.


Friday 5 April 2024

Georges River, Captain Cook Bridge

 
A late afternoon view of the Captain Cook Bridge from the St George Sailing Club in the southern suburb of Sans Souci. The bridge links Sans Souci to Taren Point, where the Georges River flows into Botany Bay.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 4 April 2024

Ramsgate Beach, walkway

 
A view of the walkway at the edge of Cook Park along Lady Robinsons Beach on the shore of Botany Bay, in the southern suburb of Ramsgate Beach.

Wednesday 3 April 2024

Monterey Cook Park

A view of Botany Bay from a picnic table and benches in Cook Park, in the southern suburb of Monterey.  If you look closely you can see woman walking along Lady Robinsons Beach and there are swimmers around the sea wall or rock groyne. 

Tuesday 2 April 2024

Monterey, Botany Bay


This sea wall or rock groyne is located on Botany Bay to protect the sandy foreshore of Lady Robinson Beach, in the southern suburb of Monterey. A woman is seen here tapping away on her laptop computer. I wonder if her boss thinks she is Working From Home but is actually Working From Beach.
Linked to: Senior Salon Pit StopThrough My LensTuesday TreasuresHappy TuesdayTravel Tuesday, Water Thursday.

Monday 1 April 2024

Camperdown, mural (Theme Day: Medicine)

This mural is on the wall of the Institute of Academic Surgery in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. 'Human Form' was created in 2016 by Steven Nuttall, aka the graffiti artist The Ox King.
Linked to: Monday MuralAww MondaysTheme Day.

Sunday 31 March 2024

Rookwood, sculpture


This sculpture stands outside the Eternal Rest Complex, a chapel on the corner of Barnet Avenue and Haslem Drive, in Rookwood Cemetery in the western suburb of Rookwood. "Victory" is a sculpture of Jesus Christ created by Linda Karfeld and dedicated in 2004.
Linked to: Shadow Shot Sunday, Sunday BestMy Sunday Snapshot.

Saturday 30 March 2024

Sydney Arcade, Lego Megastore

The Lego Megastore opened in 2023 at the Pitt Street entrance of Sydney Arcade. It features this model of the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge built with 549,378 bricks.
Linked to: Weekend ReflectionsAll Seasons, Happy Now, Words Welcome.

Friday 29 March 2024

Haymarket, Market City

Market City is located along Hay Street, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. This complex contains a produce and flea market known as Paddy's Markets on the ground floor, the Market City shopping centre on three levels above, and a skyscraper apartment building called The Peak. The Vegetable Market building was built in 1909 in the Edwardian style with the fa├žade preserved and restored in the 1980 redevelopment. A tram has stopped at the Paddy's Markets Light Rail Stop, which is on the Central to Dulwich Hill line of the Sydney Light Rail Network.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 28 March 2024

Haymarket, Station House

 
'Station House' is a heritage listed commercial building located on the corner of George Street and Rawson Place, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. It was designed by Ernest Lindsay Thompson and built in 1915 in the Federation Free Classical in style with Chicaoesque design elements. It was an investment property for Reuben Gardiner, a boot and shoe manufacturer who traded under the name of 'Joe Gardiner'. The building was occupied by the Station House Cafe and mixed commercial tenancies, including the Master Butchers Association, the Hellenic Philodramatic Society, the National Irish Association and Alfred Croaker and Daughters World's Lolly instructors who were chocolate and lolly makers. It is now home to a backpackers hotel and on the ground floor a travel agency and a takeaway kebab shop.
Linked to: Signs, SignsWordy WednesdayLittle Things ThursdayThankful Thursday.

Wednesday 27 March 2024

Haymarket, shop


This shop with residence above is located along George Street, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. It stands beside the Christ Church St Laurence. The clock tower at Central Railway Station can be seen here in the distance.

Tuesday 26 March 2024

Haymarket, Christ Church St Laurence


Christ Church St Laurence is an Anglican church located along George Street, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. This heritage listed church was built in 1845 and designed by Henry Robertson and Edmund Blacket in the Old Colonial Gothick Picturesque and Victorian Free Gothic styles.

Monday 25 March 2024

Sylvania, mural

 
This mural is on a wall at the entrance to Southgate Shopping Centre, in the southern suburb of Sylvania. It depicts the houses, cafes and wharves around the Georges River in this suburb.
Linked to: Monday MuralAww Mondays.

Sunday 24 March 2024

Dolls Point, wharf

 
This wharf is at Lady Robinsons Beach on the shore of Botany Bay in the southern suburb of Dolls Point. The shifting sands have silted around most of the wharf. A man is sunbaking at the far end.
Linked to: Shadow Shot Sunday, Sunday BestMy Sunday Snapshot, Water Thursday.

Saturday 23 March 2024

Pitt Street, Sugar House

 
This heritage listed building was built on the site of Sydney's first sugar exchange, on the corner of Pitt Street and King Street. It was built in 1879 in the Victorian Italianate style as a hotel for Sydney businessman, William Mears. It was first managed by Edward Trickett, a world champion sculler, and known as "Trickett's Hotel", later renamed "Kings Hotel". It was adapted to commercial use after its closure and renamed "Sugar House" with various tenants. It was restored and redeveloped in 2023 to become a Ralph Lauren boutique over four floors and a private rooftop. 

Friday 22 March 2024

Monterey, beach


An autumn sky over Lady Robinsons Beach, on the shore of Botany Bay, in the southern suburb of Monterey.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

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