Saturday, 19 January 2019

Darling Harbour, Sydney skyline

This view of the Sydney skyline across Darling Harbour is from Wharf 7, in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont. Some of the landmarks seen here are Sydney Tower, King Street Wharf, Endeavour replica, Pyrmont Bay ferry wharf, the Cape Bowling Green lighthouse and the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Friday, 18 January 2019

Rockdale, St Joseph's Catholic Church

St Joseph's Catholic Church is located on the corner of Walz Street and Parker Street, in the southern suburb of Rockdale. It stand beside St Josephs Primary School which was built in 1929, originally as a church and school. When the school needed to expand, this new church was built alongside it in 1967.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Rockdale, The Guild Theatre

The Guild Theatre is located on the corner of Walz Street and Railway Street, in the southern suburb of Rockdale. This community theatre was formed in 1952 with performances at Rockdale Town Hall. In 1965, the Rockdale Community Hall at Walz Street was secured and eventually the small hall was converted into an intimate theatre.
Linked to: Signs, Signs.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Glebe, The Toxteth Hotel

The The Toxteth Hotel is located on the corner of Glebe Point Road and Ferry Road, in the inner west suburb of Glebe. This heritage listed pub was built around 1925 in the Inter-war Free Classical style.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Pyrmont, wharf

Sydney Wharf Apartments are in the redeveloped warehouse buildings on wharf 8 & 9 at Pyrmont Bay, in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont. They were once part of Sydney's port facilities and have been converted to apartments, restaurants and a marina on the bay. Sydney Tower and office buildings are in the distance.

Monday, 14 January 2019

Newtown, school, mural

This mural is located on a wall of the Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, along King Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. It was created by artist Remine.

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Australian National Maritime Museum, sculpture

"Upward Force on Downward Moving Objects", is one of a pair of sculptures located at the entrances of the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. They were created in 2018 by Wang Luyan as part of the "On Sharks & Humanity" exhibition based on one of his earlier works. They both consist of fibreglass buoys and weights made of stainless steel with man-made rust which work in tension and opposition. The buoys float above imaginary water with weights pressing down on imaginary waves. They reflect the concepts of paradox and contradiction by presenting with irony and sarcasm human greed and uncontrollable desire. With this complex system of paradox, the viewers experience and internalise the despair and the destruction that sharks and other marine species are facing because of human greed.

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Australian National Maritime Museum, artwork

These inflatable artworks are located at the marina of the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. "Stubborn Monologue" was created by Yang Kai using inflatable PVC laminated fabric on steel wire. The artist hopes to encourage the viewers to respect nature and to make them understand that nature will not change because of the actions of humans. The King Street Wharf Christmas Tree can be seen in the distance.

Friday, 11 January 2019

Australian National Maritime Museum, sculpture

"Butterfly in Love with Flower" is a sculpture located near the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. It was created in 2014 by Zheng Lu and is displayed as part of the "On Sharks & Humanity" exhibition. The large stainless steel sculpture, characterised by its delicate bubble-like structure, depicts a shark fin. The title Butterfly in Love with Flower refers to a Chinese poem in which a butterfly falls in love with a flower about to disappear. The bronze sculpture on the right is "Windjammer Sailors", on permanent display outside the Wharf 7 Maritime Heritage Centre of the museum.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Australian National Maritime Museum, sculpture

"To Poseidon" is a sculpture located in front of the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. It was created in 2014 by Xia Hang and is displayed as part of the "On Sharks & Humanity" exhibition. The steel sculpture of the shark is portrayed as a war ship, a soldier of Poseidon, strong and resistant to attack. The different elements that make up the sculpture can be disassembled and reassembled in a different form.
Linked to: Signs, Signs.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Australian National Maritime Museum, sculpture

"Nirvana" is a sculpture located near the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. It was created in 2014 by Li Hui and is displayed as part of the "On Sharks & Humanity" exhibition. The shape of a shark emerges very clearly from a deformed shipping container.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Australian National Maritime Museum, sculpture

"Downward Force on Upward Moving Objects", is one of a pair of sculptures located at the entrances of the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. They were created in 2018 by Wang Luyan as part of the "On Sharks & Humanity" exhibition based on one of his earlier works. They both consist of fibreglass buoys and weights made of stainless steel with man-made rust which work in tension and opposition. The buoys float above imaginary water with weights pressing down on imaginary waves. They reflect the concepts of paradox and contradiction by presenting with irony and sarcasm human greed and uncontrollable desire. With this complex system of paradox, the viewers experience and internalise the despair and the destruction that sharks and other marine species are facing because of human greed.

Monday, 7 January 2019

Maroubra, mural

This mural of a Toucan in the jungle is on a shed at the former Maroubra Bowling Club along Malabar Road, in the eastern suburb of Maroubra. The site is no longer used for lawn bowls but the "Bowlo" recreation club is still in operation. Plans to redevelop the site into a health care facility have been submitted to the local council.

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Botany, Presbyterian Church

This former Presbyterian Church is located along Botany Road in the eastern suburb of Botany. The heritage listed church was designed by Albert Bond and built in 1880 in the Victorian architectural style. In 2018, the site underwent a major redevelopment with the church conserved but the surrounding property adapted for residential use.

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Camperdown, University of Sydney, The Sibyl Centre

The Sibyl Centre is part of the The Women's College at the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. This multi-purpose development which opened in 2018 features an area for student social activities, meeting rooms and a library.
Linked to: Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 4 January 2019

Hyde Park, Pacific Power Building

Walking along the footpath in Hyde Park, looking past the palm trees to the Pacific Power Building, on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Park Street.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Darlington, drinking fountain and horse trough

The James Spring Drinking Fountain and Horse Trough is located along City Road, in the inner city suburb of Darlington. It was designed by Morrow & De Putron Architects with Art Nouveau detailing. the inscription reads: "This fountain presented to the Municipality of Darlington by James Spring Esquire. 15 years Mayor. January 1910. Morrow & De Putron architects". Set immediately next to the gutter this is its original site, outside the University of Sydney. It is in continuous danger from passing traffic so a protection barrier has been installed.

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Camperdown, University of Sydney, MacLaurin Hall

MacLaurin Hall is part of the Quadrangle Group of buildings on the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. It was designed by Edmund Blacket assisted by Walter Liberty Vernon in the Gothic Revival architectural style and built in 1909 originally as the Fisher Library and the Nicholson Museum. When a new Fisher Library was built in 1965, it became known as MacLaurin Hall after Sir Henry Normand MacLaurin who was Chancellor from 1896 until his death in 1914.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Iron Cove, pontoon (Theme Day: Photo of the Year)

Sunset view across Iron Cove on the Parramatta River towards Haberfield and Rodd Point, viewed from behind the ramp down to the pontoon, from Sensory Park in the inner west suburb of Lilyfield. The photo I posted of this sunset in the past year was one of my favourites, so I've posted another one here today. The first was posted here.

Monday, 31 December 2018

Darling Harbour, paddlewheel steamboat

This paddlewheel steamboat is moored at King Street Wharf at Darling Harbour. The Harbour Ballroom is one of two Sydney Showboats purpose-built in 1987 with a theatre-style layout to host luxury dinner cruises and cabaret shows on Sydney Harbour.

Sunday, 30 December 2018

St Mary's Cathedral, The Lights of Christmas

Just one more look at the recent "The Lights of Christmas", the light projection show on the façade of St Mary's Cathedral. This view is from Cathedral Square, beside Cook and Philip Park.

Saturday, 29 December 2018

Balmain East, ferry

This ferry is arriving at the ferry wharf in the inner west suburb of Balmain East. "Pemulwuy"  is an Emerald class ferry operated by Sydney Ferries which entered service on Sydney Harbour in 2017. It is named after "Pemulwuy, the Aboriginal warrior.

Friday, 28 December 2018

Hyde Park, Sydney Tower

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

Thursday, 27 December 2018

Cahill Walk, lantern

This lantern at The Rocks is located at the entrance of Cahill Walk along the Sydney Harbour Bridge which links to Milsons Point.

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Darling Harbour, Christmas Bauble

The Giant Bauble is an oversized, 6 metre tall Christmas decoration, located at the forecourt of the International Convention Centre Sydney at Darling Harbour.

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

St Mary's Cathedral, The Lights of Christmas

"The Lights of Christmas" is a light projection show on the façade of St Mary's Cathedral, on every night from 5th December until Christmas night 25th December. This view is from Cathedral Square, beside Cook and Philip Park. Merry Christmas!

Monday, 24 December 2018

St Mary's Cathedral, The Lights of Christmas

"The Lights of Christmas" is a light projection show on the façade of St Mary's Cathedral, on every night from 5th December until Christmas night 25th December. This view is from Cathedral Square, beside Cook and Philip Park.

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Martin Place, Christmas Tree

This large Christmas Tree is located in the Martin Place pedestrian mall, rising up towards the clock tower of the General Post Office.

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Christams trees, skybridge

These Christmas trees are located along the skybridge walkway which links the Myer Department Store to Westfield Sydney Centrepoint over Pitt Street Mall. They have been created by Avatree and have drawn inspiration from Australian eucalyptus trees.
Linked to: Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 21 December 2018

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.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Australian National Maritime Museum

The Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour, viewed from Barangaroo. The Australian National Maritime Museum was designed by Phillip Cox and opened in 1991. The museum houses exhibitions that explore Australia's links with the sea and how maritime activities and issues have shaped the lives of people in Australia. The Endeavour replica and the Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse can be seen here. The museum has a large new sign on this side.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Glebe, houses

"Glebe Villa" or "Redland" and "Carlyle" are a pair of two-storey attached terrace houses along Glebe Point Road, in the inner west suburb of Glebe. The heritage listed houses were built in 1884 in the Victorian Italianate style.
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