Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Paddington, shop and house

This former corner shop is located on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Hargrave Lane, in the inner eastern suburb of Paddington. It is now home to a cosmetic surgery practice.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Paddington, shop and house

This former corner shop is located on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Hargrave Street, in the inner eastern suburb of Paddington. It is no longer operating as a shop but is now only a private residence.

Monday, 18 March 2019

Newtown, mural

This is part of a mural on the side of a shop at the corner of King Street and Dickson Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Richard Johnson Square, monument

The Richard Johnson Obelsik is a Gothic Revival monument located in Richard Johnson Square, on the corner of Bligh Street and Hunter Street. It is on the site of the first church built in Australia, opened on 23 August 1793. The square was named for the first Anglican clergyman in Australia and pioneer farmer, Richard Johnson. This church burnt down on 1 October 1798 and the monument was completed on 19 March 1925.

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Alexandria, Sydney Park, wetlands

Sydney Park is a large recreational area in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. The former brickworks were transformed into parkland which features four cascading wetlands that attract many animals and birds. 

Friday, 15 March 2019

Alexandria, Sydney Park, pond

Sydney Park is a large recreational area in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. The former brickworks were transformed into parkland which features a number of ponds and wetlands that attract many animals and birds. This view across one of the ponds is towards the chimney stacks at the north-west corner of the park, near St Peters.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Conservatorium High School

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music is part of the University of Sydney, School of Music. This is the main entrance, along Conservatorium Road, which is part of an extension that was built in 2001. The original Greenway Building, which sits alongside it, was built as the stables for the nearby Government House in 1821 and converted to the Conservatorium of Music in 1916. The Conservatorium High School is a selective, co-educational and specialist music secondary school also on this site. The raised metal lettering of the signs create shadows on the sandstone facade.
Linked to: Signs, Signs

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Sydney Mint Museum, gate house

The gate house of the Sydney Mint Museum, along Macquarie Street. A bronze sculpture of Governor Lachlan Macquarie stands in the garden beside it.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Botanic Gardens, Lion Gate Lodge

Lion Gate Lodge was built in 1878 in the Victorian style, originally the home of the Head Gardener in the Royal Botanic Gardens, it can now be hired for functions. It sits just inside the Lion Gate which has the two iron statues, "The Lion" and "The Lioness", standing guard outside. They were presented to the Botanic Gardens in 1912 and were restored in 1989.

Monday, 11 March 2019

Newtown, mural

This mural is on the back wall of a house along Holmwood Lane, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. It features a laughing kookaburra which has caught a snake in its beak.

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Botanic Gardens, The Calyx

These carnivorous plants are part of the "Plants with Bite" display currently at The Calyx, an exhibition space in the Royal Botanic Gardens. It includes glass blown sculptures of these plants standing in a man made pond with artificial smoke.

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Botanic Gardens, Lotus Pond, flowers

The Lotus Pond is located in the Royal Botanic Gardens and is linked to the Main Pond. The lotus or water lilies that surround the fountain in the middle of the pond are currently in bloom. 

Friday, 8 March 2019

Hyde Park, Sydney Tower

Looking across Hyde Park to Sydney Tower at night, with the J.P.Morgan building on the right. 
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Botanic Gardens, The Calyx

This man made island is located in the middle of the entrance to The Calyx, an exhibition space in the Royal Botanic Gardens. The installation seen here promotes "Plants with Bite", the display of carnivorous plants.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Paddington, Windsor Castle Hotel

The former Windsor Castle Hotel is located on the corner of Windsor Street and Elizabeth Street, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. Originally built as a pub in the late 1880s by Heinrich Dorhauer, only the facade was kept when the building was redeveloped into a residential property.

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

The Domain, Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool

The Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool, located in The Domain, was once known as the Sydney Domain Baths and is the oldest continuous bathing facility in Sydney. The baths were rebuilt in 1968 and renamed after Andrew Charlton, known as Boy Charlton, a world champion swimmer and Olympic gold medallist in 1924 and 1932. The pool provides scenic views of Wolloomooloo Bay, Sydney Harbour, Garden Island dockyard and Wolloomooloo wharf.

Monday, 4 March 2019

Newtown, mural

This mural is located on the wall of a terrace house along Church Street in the inner city suburb of Newtown. "Flood Emergency Supply Drop" was created by street artist Fintan Magee in 2012.

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Hurstville, Baptist Church

The former Hurstville Baptist Church is located on the corner of Dora Street and Queens Road in the southern suburb of Hurstville. It was built in 1934 in the Inter War architectural style and is now used a youth centre. The church hall was built behind it in 1936 in the same style.

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Zetland, East Village, lift

This decorated lift is located in the East Village shopping centre, in the inner city suburb of Zetland. The interior has been transformed into a "Disco Lift" with sparkly rainbow theme decorations, disco lights and music for the annual Sydney Mardi Gras. Tonight is the 41st annual Sydney Mardi Gras parade.
Linked to: Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 1 March 2019

Botanic Gardens, mosaiculture (Theme Day: Green)

This mosaiculture is horticultural art in the shape of a koala, located in the Royal Botanic Gardens. The Silver Falls Dichondra for the body was planted in December and has grown over the summer, while the ears are Spanish Moss.
Linked to: Theme Day, Floral Friday Foto.

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Darlinghurst, Taylor Square, rainbow crossing

This "Rainbow Crossing" is on the corner of Bourke Street and Campbell Street at Taylor Square, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. The crossing was installed for this year's Sydney Mardi Gras coming up on Saturday night. The former Commercial Bank building, which is available for lease, stands behind it.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Marrickville, stack

This heritage listed brick sewer vent stack is located along Premier Street, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. It was built in 1898 and is flanked by a couple of Water Board workers' cottages built in the Queen Anne Revival style.
Linked to: Wordless Wednesday, Over the Moon, Skywatch Friday.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Hyde Park Barracks

A view from the cafe in the grounds of Hyde Park Barracks, located along Macquarie Street. This heritage listed building was designed by colonial architect Francis Greenway and constructed by the convict labour between 1818 and 1819. It was the principal barracks for male convicts in the state of New South Wales, working in government employment around Sydney. From 1848 it was a dormitory for newly arrived female immigrants. From 1887 to 1979, state government offices were based here and today it is a museum operated by Sydney Living Museums.

Monday, 25 February 2019

Newtown, art

These artworks have been created on the back door and wall of a house along Alice Lane, in the inner city suburb of Newtown.

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Darlinghurst, Three Saints Square

This sculpture and bench are located in Three Saints Square which is bounded by Victoria Street, Oxford Street and Barcom Avenue, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. Three Saints Square was named in 2008 to recognise a trio of local landmarks: St Vincent's Hospital, the Notre Dame University campus and St Sophia Greek Orthodox Church.
Linked to: Shadow Shot Sunday, InSPIREd Sunday, Sundays In My City, All Seasons, Floral Friday Foto.

Saturday, 23 February 2019

North Bondi, Wally Weekes Pool

A view across Bondi Bay to Bondi Beach from Wally Weekes Pool in the eastern suburb of North Bondi.
Linked to: Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 22 February 2019

Glebe, Polding Memorial Chapel

Polding Memorial Chapel sits beside the Good Samaritan Congregational Centre on the corner of Avenue Road and Arcadia Road, in the inner west suburb of Glebe. It was built in 1931 in the Inter-war Romanesque style as part of St Scholastica's convent and school. It was dedicated as a memorial to Archbishop John Bede Polding.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Chippendale, flats and shops

The "Strickland Building" contains residential flats, a gallery and retail shops along Cleveland Street, in the inner city suburb of Chippendale. It was designed by R. M. Broderick and built in the early 1900s in the Federation Arts and Crafts architectural style.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Zetland, East Village, escalators

These escalators are located in the East Village shopping centre, in the inner city suburb of Zetland. They have been decorated with a rainbow theme for the annual Sydney Mardi Gras.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Darlington, factory

The heritage listed former factory is bounded by Lawson Street, Abercrombie Street, Ivy Street, Wilson Street and Ivy Lane, in the inner city suburb of Darlington. It was built in 1883 in the Federation style as a boot factory for McMurtrie, Kellermann & Co and later converted to a gas meter manufacturing works for Parkinson and Cowan, from the 1920s. In 1964, the building was purchased by Nedor Holdings for manufacturing handbags. During the 1990s, the building was occupied by the Australia Council. In 2002 it was redeveloped for use as residential apartments and offices and is now known as The Foundry.

Monday, 18 February 2019

Glebe, mural

This mural is on the side of a house in on the corner of Cowper Street and Campbell Lane, in the inner city suburb of Glebe.

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Paddington, house

This house built in the Victorian style is located along Suffolk Street, in the inner city suburb of Paddington.

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Sydney Harbour, dusk

A view across Sydney Harbour to the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge at dusk, viewed from Mrs Macquaries Point in The Domain.

Friday, 15 February 2019

St James Anglican Church

St James Anglican Church is located along King Street, with this view from Macquarie Street. This heritage listed church was designed by convict architect Francis Greenway in the Old Colonial Regency style. It is the oldest church building in Sydney and has been in continuous use from its consecration in 1824.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Moore Park, Sydney Football Stadium

Sydney Football Stadium, commercially known as Allianz Stadium in recent years, is located along Driver Avenue, in the inner city suburb of Moore Park. It was built on the former Sydney Sports Ground in 1988 and has been a premier venue for rugby league, rugby union and soccer. The stadium closed in 2018 with plans to demolish and rebuild it.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Paddington, Albury Hotel

The former Albury Hotel is located on the corner of Oxford Street and Barcom Avenue, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. It was built in the Inter-War Art Deco architectural style and was a pub until 2000. It is now used as a showroom for home furnishings.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Millers Point, fire station

This fire station is located along Kent Street, in the inner city suburb of Millers Point. This contemporary building wouldn't look out of place as a modern house in a leafy suburb.

Monday, 11 February 2019

Stanmore, graffiti art

This mural is on a garage in front of a house, along Trafalgar Street, in the inner city suburb of Stanmore. This artwork seems to be the work of graffiti artist Phibs, who has his works on a number of buildings in the area such as this.

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Randwick, Presbyterian Church

Randwick Presbyterian Church is located on the corner of Alison Road and Cook Street, in the eastern suburb of Randwick. This heritage listed church was designed by Sir John Sulman and built in 1890 in the Victorian Academic Classical style.
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