Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The Rocks, Susannah Place Museum

Susannah Place Museum is located along Gloucester Street, on the corner of Cumberland Place at The Rocks. This view is from the rear entrance along Cambridge Street. Susannah Place is a terrace of four houses built by Irish immigrants in 1844 and includes a recreated corner shop whose window can be seen here. The heritage listed museum allows visitors to experience how families lived, worked and played in the past.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Dolls Point, mural

This mosaic mural is on the side of the amenities building in Depena Reserve, in the southern suburb of Dolls Point. This is one of four murals created by Steven Vella in 2008.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Rookwood, monument

Rookwood Necropolis is the largest multicultural cemetery in the southern hemisphere. Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust is the custodian of this site, uniting the former Anglican, General, Independent, Jewish and Muslim Trusts, to provide burial and commemoration services to over 90 culturally diverse communities. This is the Islamic Monument.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Abbotsford, canal

This canal is located near historic Abbotsford House, a heritage listed house which gave its name to the inner west suburb of Abbotsford,. In 1920 the estate became the site of a Nestlé chocolate factory, with the house used initially for chocolate production and later as their administrative offices. The factory was closed in 1991 and the estate was redeveloped with medium-density residential apartments known as Abbotsford Cove,.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Kyeemagh, Cooks River

This sunset view of Cooks River is from the Endeavour Bridge, in the southern suburb of Kyeemagh, looking towards the suburbs of Banksia and Arncliffe.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Circular Quay, Overseas Passenger Terminal

A view of the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay, where many cruise ships dock in Sydney Harbour, viewed from the roundabout at the end of Circular Quay Way. The tower is a great vantage point for viewing the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. It was originally built in 1960 and was redesigned and refurbished in 1988.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Dolls Point, Lady Robinsons Beach, Botany Bay

This view of this jetty at Lady Robinsons Beach on the shore of Botany Bay is from the southern suburb of Dolls Point. The Norfolk Island Pine tree, which is native to Norfolk Island, stands on the edge of Cook Park.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Liverpool, railway station

This view of two trains alongside the platforms of Liverpool railway station, is from Newbridge Road bridge, in the south western suburb of Liverpool. A Millennium train, brought into service between 2002-2005 is on the left and a C Set train built in 1986 is on the right.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Chinatown, The Pentatonic Rooster

The Pentatonic Rooster is a sculpture installed along the Dixon Street pedestrian mallt in Chinatown, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. It is inspired by traditional Chinese instruments and the five-note pentatonic musical scale. The body is a gong, the head is a cymbal, the wattle a bell, the beak and legs are flutes, the feet are piccolos and panpipes form the comb. It was created by artist Tianli Zu for the Chinese New Year Festival, who also collaborated with her composer son Andrew Zhou to compose music for this artwork.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Surry Hills, Church of Christ Jesus

The Church of Christ Jesus is located on the corner of Chalmers Street and Bedford Street, in the inner city suburb of Surry Hills. This heritage listed church was originally built in 1856 as the Welsh Presbyterian Church in the Victorian Gothic architectural style. The Church of Christ Jesus has its origins in Indonesia known as Gereja Kristus Yesus.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

First Fleet Park, Lunar Lanterns, Monkey

Lunar Lanterns have been installed around Circular Quay to celebrate the Chinese New Year Festival. In the Chinese zodiac, every year is symbolised by an animal and this year is the Year of the Rooster. These Monkey lanterns are located in First Fleet Park, posing as the three wise monkeys who see no evil, speak no evil and hear no evil, looking towards the pencil, which is mightier than the sword. These five metre tall lanterns were created by Laurens Tan and last year were part of a larger display at the Opera House, perched on top of a gigantic pencil. The Zodiac symbol of the Monkey can be characterised as quick-witted, charming and lucky. The adaptable Monkey livens up an occasion.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Lunar Lanterns, Rabbit

Lunar Lanterns have been installed around Circular Quay to celebrate the Chinese New Year Festival. In the Chinese zodiac, every year is symbolised by an animal and this year is the Year of the Rooster. These Rabbit lanterns performing Tai Chi are located in Hickson Road Reserve close to the southern pylon of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Last year they were part of a larger display in Customs House Square, created by Claudia Chan Shaw who is also the festival curator as well as author, fashion designer and television host. The Zodiac symbol of the Rabbit can be characterised as trustworthy, empathetic and friendly. The Rabbit is sociable, relishing in the company of others.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Customs House Square, Lunar Lanterns, Rat

Lunar Lanterns have been installed around Circular Quay to celebrate the Chinese New Year Festival. In the Chinese zodiac, every year is symbolised by an animal and this year is the Year of the Rooster. Many of the lanterns were seen around the city last year but some of them have been changed this year. This Rat lantern has been installed in Customs House Square, in front of Customs House. The six metre high by lantern was created by Guo Jian and is inspired by his experience of moving to Australia and being embraced and supported by the Sydney LGBTI community. The Zodiac symbol of the Rat can be characterised as intelligent, adaptable and social. The quick-witted Rat cannot let an opportunity to prosper pass them by. The Chinese characters symbolise "Love".

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Circular Quay, Lunar Lanterns, Sheep

Lunar Lanterns have been installed around Circular Quay to celebrate the Chinese New Year Festival. In the Chinese zodiac, every year is symbolised by an animal and this year is the Year of the Rooster. Many of the lanterns were seen around the city last year but some them have been changed this year. The Sheep lantern has been installed along the foreshore of Sydney Harbour at East Circular Quay. The Norwegian Star cruise ship can be seen  in the background at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, near the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It was originally designed by Raymond Leung, with current design by Alexandra Sommer and Brad Clark. The Zodiac symbol of the Sheep can be characterised as tasteful, warm and intuitive. The sensitive Sheep offers a quiet life of creativity and compassion.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Sydney Opera House, Lunar Lanterns, Rooster


Lunar Lanterns have been installed around Circular Quay to celebrate the Chinese New Year Festival. In the Chinese zodiac, every year is symbolised by an animal and this year is the Year of the Rooster. The forecourt of the Sydney Opera House features these lanterns of two roosters engaged in a dancing fight, symbolising their strength and courage in opposing the adversity of the coming year. These eight metre tall sculptures with vibrant colours featured throughout their feathers were created by amigo and amigo, co-founded by Simone Chua and Renzo B. Larriviere. The Zodiac symbol of the Rooster is honest, energetic and intelligent. The flamboyant Rooster is confident and is not afraid of hard work.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Centennial Park, Woollahra Reservoir, mural


Woollahra Reservoir is located along Oxford Street, in the eastern suburb of Centennial Park. After being repeatedly hit by graffiti vandals, the walls of the reservoir were painted with murals in 2015 by street artist Mike Watt. They feature images of foliage found in Centennial Park.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Newtown, St Joseph's Catholic Church

St Joseph's Catholic Church is on the corner of Bedford Street and Station Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. This heritage listed church was built in 1869 in the Gothic architectural style.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Matraville, Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park

Friday, 3 February 2017

Sans Souci, Kogarah Bay

This view of a small reserve with a walkway leading down to Kogarah Bay, is from The Promenade, in the southern suburb of Sans Souci. The suburb took its name from a grand house built on Rocky Point Road by Thomas Holt, a wool merchant and politician, for his German wife. It was named after Sanssouci in Potsdam, Germany, the summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Museum Railway Station


Museum railway station is located underneath the southern end of Hyde Park and named after the nearby Australian Museum. It is served by the T2 Airport, Inner West & South and T3 Bankstown line services. It was designed by John J.C. Bradfield and built in 1926 in the Inter-War Stripped Classical style. It was part of the Eastern City line from Central to St James and became part of the City Circle loop in 1956. The pedestrian tunnels feature a photo history of this station and the platforms feature various period advertisements such as this one for David Jones department store.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Monterey, kitesurfing (Theme Day: Loving Life)

A kitesurfer, returning from kitesurfing on Botany Bay, searched for a spare spot to rest his kite on a busy beach, in the southern suburb of Monterey.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Paddington, Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel is located at Five Ways, on the corner of Glennmore Road and Broughton Street, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. This heritage listed pub was built in 1888 and has recently been repainted in shades of grey which follows a trend around Sydney. It was previously painted in a cream colour which can be seen here.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Erskineville, art

This former industrial building is located on the corner of Roachford Street and Knight Street, in the inner city suburb of Erskineville. It is home to Commune Studios, a co-working space for creative industry freelancers, small businesses and entrepreneurs. It is a collective of creatives from many fields – design, photography, film, journalism, public relations, events – all working under one roof. The roller door features artwork which changes often, as seen here.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Ryde, Holy Cross College

Holy Cross College is located along Victoria Road, in the north western suburb of Ryde. The sculpture in the front garden was presented in 1940 to this Catholic school which was established in the tradition of the Patrician Brothers. The heritage listed main building was designed by J.J. Sheerin and built in 1896 in the Federation Free Classical architectural style.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Martin Place, Colonial State Bank

The Colonial State Bank building is located along Martin Place between Elizabeth Sreet and Phillip Street. It was built in 1986 in the post modern architectural style as the headquarters of the NSW State Bank, later taken over by Colonial in 1996 to form the Colonial State Bank, ubtil itself was taken over in 2000 by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. This 36-storey tower sits on a 2-storey atrium with the former banking chamber now containing the Sydney newsdesk of the Seven Network's Sydney-based Seven News. The top of the Capita Centre in nearby Castlereagh Street can be seen in the reflection.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Paddington, town hall

The Paddington Town Hall clock tower rising above the trees along Oxford Street, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. It was designed by John Edward Kemp and built in 1891 in the Victorian Free architectural style.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Ultimo, Broadway

This commercial building is located along Broadway, in the inner city suburb of Ultimo. The three storey building, comprised of five commercial terraces, was built in the Victorian Free Classical architectural.style.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Double Bay, wharf

The Double Bay ferry wharf is located at the end of Bay Street, in the eastern suburb of Double Bay. This family is fishing off the wharf which provides access to the Eastern Suburbs ferry services on Sydney Harbour.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Chippendale, warehouse

This former warehouse is located on the corner of Myrtle Street and Shepherd Street, in the inner city suburb of Chippendale. It now has a mix of commercial and residential space. It houses the Art & Technology of Make-Up College which provides training for the film, television, theatre, special effects and fashion industries. 
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Monday, 23 January 2017

Newtown, mural

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Kingsgrove, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church is located along Shaw Street in the southern suburb of Kingsgrove. Designed by architects Maclurcan and Brown and built in 1970, it was the first church in Australia, and one of the first in the world, to have a central altar.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Goulburn Street, North

"North" is a boutique apartment block located along Goulburn Street. It was designed by Harry Seidler and built in 2004. It is notable for every apartment having a wave-shaped balcony arranged in a vertically staggered pattern.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Alfords Point, sunset

The sunset sky over bushland in the southern suburb of Alfords Point is viewed from Lugarno.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Sydney Tower

Sydney Tower rises above the tree tops in Hyde Park North. Sydney Tower is Sydney's tallest structure and the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere. It stands 309 metres above the Sydney central business district, along Market Street, between Pitt Street and Castlereagh Street. Standing above the Westfield Sydney shopping centre, the "Westfield" logo was installed on the tower in 2011.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Australian National Maritime Museum, sculpture

"Johnnie and Mehmet", is a kinetic and aural sculpture located at the Australian National Maritime Museum created in 2016 by Alexander Knox. It commemorates World War I, when Australia’s only remaining submarine, HMAS AE2, made a daring and hazardous incursion into the Dardanelles and the Sea of Marmara, playing a game of cat and mouse with the Ottoman torpedo boat Sultanhisar. The sculpture represents sailors from AE2 and Sultanhisar, Johnnie and Mehmet, who perform a visual ceremony, signalling to each other in semaphore-like movements derived from maritime languages, punctuated by sounds from the maritime world. The former enemies meet again today at the museum in the context of the friendship between Australia and Turkey.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Erskineville, town hall

Erskineville Town Hall and Council Chambers is located along Erskineville Road, in the inner city suburb of Erskineville. It was designed by Lindsay Scott and built in 1938 in the Inter-War Mediterranean architectural style. As Macdonaldtown Municipality, it was originally incorporated in 1872 but in 1894 part of Macdonaltown became a new suburb known as Erskineville. Small, inner city municipalities were amalgamated in 1949, and Erskineville became part of the City of Sydney. It is now used as a community hall.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Newtown, mural

This mural has been painted on the side wall of a terrace house, beside the car park along Lennox Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. Promise was created in 2016 by Steven Nuttall, also known as Ox King.
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Sunday, 15 January 2017

Kingsgrove, St Thomas' War Memorial Church

St Thomas' War Memorial Church is an Anglican church located along Morgan Street, in the southern suburb of Kingsgrove. It was built in 1952 and the dedication reads: Lest we forget our spiritual heritage and those who died in its defence. It stands beside the former St Thomas' Anglican Church.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Darling Harbour, Harbour Sands

This pop-up beach is located at the Harbourside Amphitheatre in Darling Harbour. It is part of Harbour Sands which celebrates beach culture in January.