Sunday, 22 September 2019

Rookwood, Human Donation Memorial

The Human Donation Memorial is located in Rookwood Cemetery in the western suburb of Rookwood. Created by Everton for the University of Technology Sydney, this Memorial commemorates the people who have donated their bodies to medicine and science. The art pieces include an array of corten steel panels with the design of a remembrance tree for the purpose of flower placement during ceremonies. A brass disk artwork is the focal point of the memorial garden along with a series of uniquely designed bronze plaques sitting upon cylindrical granite plinths nearby.

Saturday, 21 September 2019

East Circular Quay, Bennelong Apartments

A view of the Bennelong Apartments at East Circular Quay from West Circular Quay at twilight.

Friday, 20 September 2019

Narwee, railway station

The platform at Narwee railway station, in the southern suburb of Narwee. 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.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Napoleon Plaza, railway station entrance

A view of two entrances to Wynyard railway station from Napoleon Plaza, on the corner of Napoleon Street and Kent Street. Wynyard Walk links Wynyard railway station to Barangaroo. The big orange "T" sign on the glass lift is found at entrances of all train stations around Sydney. The large glass awning covers stairs and escalators down to the pedestrian tunnel leading to the railway station. The Western Distributor off ramp is located above and the American Express office building is in the distance.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Cook and Phillip Park, flowers

This colourful display was located in the St Mary's Cathedral forecourt at Cook and Phillip Park, as part of the annual Living Colour Festival last year. The Australian Museum can be seen in the distance.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Australian Red Cross headquarters

The former headquarters of the Australian Red Cross is located along Clarence Street. It was originally built in 1939 in the art deco style as a warehouse and showroom for wholesalers, S Hoffnung and Co. It was restored and redeveloped as a heritage A-Grade office building in 2014. The buildings on either side have been redeveloped since then with brick facades matching the streetscape and taller towers rising above them.

Monday, 16 September 2019

Belmore, mural

This mural is painted on the side wall of Flame'N Good, a take-away shop on the corner of Burwood Road and Collins Street, in the south western suburb of Belmore.

Sunday, 15 September 2019

St Andrew's Cathedral

St Andrew's Cathedral is located on the corner of George Street and Bathurst Street. It is a cathedral church of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney in the Anglican Church of Australia. This heritage listed building was originally designed by James Hume, with nave built in 1837. Edmund Blacket took over the design in 1846 in the Victorian Academic Gothic style, completed it in 1868. 

Saturday, 14 September 2019

King Street Wharf, water taxi

This water taxi is moored at King Street Wharf at Darling Harbour. The Australian National Maritime Museum is in the distance.

Friday, 13 September 2019

Sydney Park, sunset

Looking across a pond in Sydney Park at sunset, in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. This large recreational area was once a brickworks which was transformed into parkland and wetlands.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Bexley North, railway station

A view of the entrance to Bexley North railway station from Bexley Road, in the southern suburb of Bexley North. The big orange "T" sign is found at entrances of all train stations around Sydney. The signs on the fences announce that the entrance will soon be upgraded,with a lift installed to provide better access to the platform.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Circular Quay, ferries

These ferries are departing the Circular Quay ferry wharves and are heading towards Sydney Harbour, passing the apartments at East Circular Quay. The Evonne Goolagong and Shane Gould are Sydney RiverCats, a class of catamarans operated by Harbour City Ferries on the Parramatta River from Circular Quay to Parramatta.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

James Hardie House

The former "James Hardie House", also known as "Asbestos House", is a commercial and office building in York Street. The thirteen storey building was designed in two parts by Robertson & Marks in the Inter-war Stripped Classical style with some Art Deco influences, originally built in 1929 and extended in 1935. The building had a long historic association as the headquarters of the well-known Australian firm James Hardie Pty. Ltd. for over six decades.

Monday, 9 September 2019

Eveleigh, Carriageworks, art

CarriageWorks is a multi-venue arts centre in the inner city suburb of Eveleigh. It is housed in the former Eveleigh railway yards which were built between 1880 and 1889. The railway workshops on this site closed in 1988 and the heritage buildings were redeveloped into an art centre dedicated to the development and presentation of contemporary arts. The Carriageworks sign structure has been used to create a unique artwork featuring a series of portraits titled "Thom Roberts Counts Trains". Artist Thom Roberts sees people as trains and trains as people.

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Scots Presbyterian Church Sydney

The Scots Presbyterian Church Sydney is bounded by Margaret Street, York Street and Jamison Street. The original heritage listed, six storey building, built in 1929, was designed by Rosenthal, Rutledge and Beattie in the Inter War Gothic style. The high rise apartment building above was built in 2005 and was designed by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer.

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Westpac Place

Westpac Place is a 33 storey commercial building along Kent Street, near the corner of Napoleon Street. This skyscraper was built in 2006 as the Australian headquarters for Westpac Bank.
Linked to: Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 6 September 2019

Sydney Harbour

Looking past silhouettes of trees at sunset, along the foreshore of the eastern suburb of Darling Point to Sydney Harbour.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Darling Harbour, Helm

Helm Bar and Bistro is located along Wheat Road at Darling Harbour, beside Pyrmont Bridge.
Linked to: Signs, Signs.

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Sydney Park, bike track

This bike track was located in Sydney Park, a large recreational area in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. It was used by children to learn road rules, traffic signs and signals. It is currently being redeveloped into a skate park but there will also be a new bike track. The Sydney skyline can be seen in the distance.

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Pyrmont, Blackwattle Bay

This view across Blackwattle Bay is from Blackwattle Bay Park beside The Boatshed, in the inner city suburb of Glebe. The large blue building is the Sydney Fish Market at Pyrmont, with the Sydney skyline behind it.

Monday, 2 September 2019

Enmore, mural

This mural is on the side of a shop along Enmore Road, in the inner city suburb of Enmore.

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Rookwood, gazebo (Theme Day: Red)

This small gazebo is located in Rookwood Cemetery in the western suburb of Rookwood.

Friday, 2 August 2019

Sydney Harbour, sunset

A sunset view across Sydney Harbour from McKell Park, in the eastern suburb of Darling Point.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

I'm taking a break from blogging while I'm on a holiday for a few weeks, but I will be back next month.

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Alfred Street, cart (Theme Day: Black)

This bicycle and cart tied to a tree along Alfred Street was used to promote a coffee shop. It features a prop bag of coffee beans.
Linked to: Theme Day, Signs, Signs.

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

World Square, Year of the Pig

This fun sculpture has been installed in the World Square shopping centre this year to celebrate the Year of the Pig.

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Culwulla Chambers

Culwulla Chambers is a twelve storey commercial office building with this frontage to King Street and another to Castlereagh Street. This heritage listed building was designed by Spain, Cosh & Minnett and built in 1912 in the Federation Free style. At the time of its construction, it was Australia's tallest building.
Linked to: Our World Tuesday, Tuesday Treasures, Travel Tuesday.

Monday, 29 July 2019

Redfern, art

This graffiti art is on the side of a former warehouse, on the corner of Evans Lane and Vine Street, in the inner city suburb of Redfern. It was created by street artist George Hambov, also known as Apeseven.

Sunday, 28 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. The statue of St Dominic was installed in 1901. It was made of Carrara marble, designed by the Dominican Fathers of the English and Irish Provinces and sculpted in Pietrasanta Italy by Angiolo Ferretti.

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Overseas Passenger Terminal, Sydney skyline

The view of the Sydney skyline from the travelator at the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay.

Friday, 26 July 2019

Arncliffe, railway station, sunrise

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

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Wolli Creek, railway station

The entrance to Wolli Creek railway station is from Brodie Spark Drive, in the southern suburb of Wolli Creek. It is served by Sydney Trains T4 Illawarra line, T8 Airport & South line services and NSW TrainLink South Coast line services. The station opened in 2000 as part of the Airport line.
Linked to: Signs, Signs.

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Kirribilli, hotel

The Kirribilli Hotel is located along Broughton Street, in the north shore suburb of Milsons Point. It was built in 1937 in the art deco style.

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Balmain, fire station

Balmain fire station is located along Darling Street, in the inner west suburb of Balmain. This heritage listed fire station was designed by Charles Hellmrick and built in 1894 in the Victorian Italianate style.

Monday, 22 July 2019

St Peters, street art

This street art is on two sides of a building on the corner of Goodsell Street and May Lane, in the inner city suburb of St Peters. It was created by street artist PeQue and his VRS crew in 2013.

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Strathfield, Holyrood

A religious sculpture at Santa Sabina College.stands in front of Holyrood, a heritage listed house on the corner of The Boulevarde and Jersey Road, in the inner west suburb of Strathfield. It was built in 1911 using the elaborate stone façade in the Baroque style from the original City Bank building in Pitt Street, designed by George Allen Mansfield, which was gutted by fire in 1890. The stonework was dismantled and transported in sections to this site. In 1936 it became part of the Catholic private school.

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 to the decorative balustrades, arches and stained-glass windows above the York Street entrance.
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