Friday, 15 December 2017

Willoughby, incinerator

The Willoughby Municipal Incinerator is located along Small Street, in the northern suburb of Willoughby. It was designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Eric Nicholls and built in 1934 in the art deco architectural style. It housed the Australian-patented system of vertical top gravity feed (followed by drying prior to burning) incinerator developed by the Reverberatory Incinerator and Engineering Company (REICo). By the 1960s the Incinerator was closed and was saved from demolition following an active campaign by community groups. In 1982 it was converted to a restaurant and then in 1989 it was converted to office space. After it was damaged by fire, conservation works to restore the incinerator building began in 2008 with reuse as a community hall, artist studio and cafe.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Crows Nest, fire station

Crows Nest Fire Station is located on the corner of Shirley Road and Sinclair Street, in the northern suburb of Crows Nest. It was designed by E.L. Drew and built in 1907 in the Arts and Crafts architectural style.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Dulwich Hill, railway station

The platform at Dulwich Hill railway station, in the inner west suburb of Dulwich Hill. The station opened in 1895 as Wardell Road, when the Bankstown line opened from Sydenham to Belmore. It was renamed Dulwich Hill in 1920 and the station buildings date from 1935.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Crows Nest, shops

This commercial building built in the art deco architectural style is located along Alexander Street, in the northern suburb of Crows Nest.

Monday, 11 December 2017

St Peters, street art

This street art along May Lane is on the back wall of a commercial property, in the inner city suburb of St Peters.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Botany, Uniting Church

Botany Uniting Church is located along Botany Road in the eastern suburb of Botany. The heritage listed church was built in 1902 in the Federation architectural style. It was a Methodist Church until 1977 when the Congregational Union in Australia, the Methodist Church of Australasia and the Presbyterian Church of Australia joined together to form the Uniting Church in Australia. The decorative gables above the windows have been removed an after the church was gutted by fire in 1984, damaged bricks along the roofline were replaced without a gable. 

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Ultimo, Powerhouse Museum

The Powerhouse Museum is located along Harris Street, in the inner city suburb of Ultimo. The museum is mostly in the former Ultimo power station built in 1899 to power Sydney's electric tram system which closed in 1961 but this extension was added when the museum opened in 1988. It is part of the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences and houses a collection of exhibits covering history, science, technology, design, industry, decorative arts, music, transport and space exploration.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Paddington, Olympic Sports Bar

The Olympic Sports Bar and Grill is located on the corner of Moore Park Road and Regent Street, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. The heritage listed hotel was built in 1877 in the Victorian Free Classical architectural style. It was extended in 1909 and in 1936 the building was sold to Tooheys when it was extended and altered to the design of Scott Green & Scott Architects and the name of the hotel was changed from Adelaide Hotel to Olympic Hotel. In 1956 the saloon bar was altered and in 2005 the ground floor external art deco tiling was removed.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Haymarket, Harry's Cafe De Wheels

This Harry's Cafe De Wheels is located along Hay Street, near the entrance to Capitol Square, at Haymarket. This franchise has operated in this area since 2004 and was the first franchise to open after the iconic original cafe at Woolloomooloo. Their speciality is a Harry's Tiger Pie which is a beef pie with mash potato, mushy peas and gravy.
Linked to: Signs, Signs

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Queen Victoria Building, sculptures

These domes and sculptures stand above the York Street entrance of the Queen Victoria Building, which houses retail shops, cafés, and restaurants. The Queen Victoria Building was designed by George McRae and completed in 1898 in the Romanesque architectural style and restored in 1986. The sculptures, created by William Priestly MacIntosh and installed in 1899, are: a male figure male figure representing Union with symbols of a United Australia, a female figure representing Peace with symbols of Literature and Science and a female figure representing Plenty holding the Cornucopia and showing symbols of the attendant Arts The sculptures above the George Street entrance can be seen here.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Paddington, terrace houses

These terrace houses are located on the corner of Regent Street and Leinster Street, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. They are two of a row of five built in the 1877 in the Victorian architectural style.

Monday, 4 December 2017

St Peters, street art

This street art is on a garage along May Lane belonging to a commercial property fronting King Street, in the inner city suburb of St Peters. A chimney stack at Sydney Park can be seen in the distance.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Enfield, Leigh Hall

"Leigh Hall" is located along Liverpool Road, in the western suburb of Enfield. It was built in 1886 in the Neo-Georgian Revival architectural style as the Methodist Theological College. It became the United Theological College in 1974 following a merger between Leigh College (Methodist), Camden College (Congregational) and St Andrews College (Presbyterian). From 1987 to 1998 it was used by the Australian College of Languages.It is now the Australian International Academy, an Islamic private school.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Circular Quay, walkway

A view of the walkway along the western side of Circular Quay, beside First Fleet Park at The Rocks. A cruise ship is moored at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in front of the Sydney Harbour BridgeThis view is from the walkway beside Cahill Expressway above Circular Quay railway station and Circular Quay ferry wharves.

Friday, 1 December 2017

The Rocks, Unwin's Stores (Theme Day: Gift)

Unwin's Stores is a row of sandstone commercial buildings and residences above, located along George Street at The Rocks. They were built by Frederic Wright Unwin between 1843 and 1846 in the Colonial Georgian architectural style. The planter boxes along the footpath have been covered in Christmas wrapping to look like Christmas gifts.
Linked to: Theme Day.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Ultimo, Powerhouse Museum

These former tram sheds are located at the end of MacArthur Street, between Omnibus Lane and The Goods Line, in the inner city suburb of Ultimo. The Ultimo Tram Depot opened in 1899 adjacent to the Ultimo Power Station and Darling Harbour railway line for tram services operating from Erskineville to Pyrmont and Ryde. The tram sheds were converted to offices in 1981 as part of the Powerhouse Museum (Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences) development.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Haymarket, hotel

The entrance to "The Ultimo", a boutique hotel along Ultimo Road, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. This heritage listed building was designed by George McRae and built in 1910 in the Federation Free architectural style. It was a purpose built market stores building opposite Paddy's Market, originally the vegetable market. 

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Centennial Park, houses

These semi-detached houses are located along Cook Road in the eastern suburb of Centennial Park. The heritage listed houses were built in the Federation Queen Anne architectural style.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Erskineville, warehouse

This former warehouse is located on the corner of Union Street and Iredale Street, just off King Street, in the inner city suburb of Erskineville. The mural covers the facade and side wall of this building which is now used as a yoga and wellness centre.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Dover Heights, St Therese Catholic Church

St Therese Catholic Church was built in 1949 and is located along Napier Street, in the eastern suburb of Dover Heights.

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Dawes Point, Walsh Bay

This view of Walsh Bay at Dawes Point features a bridge leading to the glass entrance of a private boat marina along Pier 6/7, the Wharf Theatre in the former warehouse building on Pier 5 and a glimpse of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Friday, 24 November 2017

Deutsche Bank Place

Deutsche Bank Place is a 39 storey office building completed in 2005, located on the corner of Phillip Street and Hunter Street.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Circular Quay, ferry

This ferry at Circular Quay ferry wharf is a new Emerald class ferry operated by Sydney Ferries which entered service on Sydney Harbour in 2017. It is named Fred Hollows for a New Zealand-Australian ophthalmologist who became known for his work in restoring eyesight for many people in Australia and other countries.
Linked to: Signs, Signs

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Grays Point, Swallow Rock Reserve

The shoreline of the Port Hacking estuary at Swallow Rock Reserve, in the southern suburb of Grays Point.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Carss Park, cottage

Carss Cottage is a sandstone cottage located at the end of Carwar Avenue, in the southern suburb of Carss Park. It stands in the middle of Carss Bush Park, a recreational area which overlooks Kogarah Bay and the Carss Park Tidal Baths. This heritage listed mid-Victorian homestead was built in 1860 by William Carss and has lent its name to the suburb.

Monday, 20 November 2017

St Peters, mural

This vivid mural along May Lane is on the back wall of a commercial building on the corner of King Street and Goodsell Street, in the inner city suburb of St Peters. It was created by street artists PeQue and Swaze and features three types of Sydney trains from history: S Set, Millennium and Standard suburban. Two of the chimney stacks at Sydney Park can be seen in the distance.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Watsons Bay, St Peter's Anglican Church

St Peter's Anglican Church is located along Old South Head Road, in the eastern suburb of Watsons Bay. This heritage listed sandstone church was designed by Edmund Blacket in the Gothic Revival architectural style and built in 1864. An organ vestry was added to the south side of the church in 1910.
Linked to: Shadow Shot Sunday, InSPIREd Sunday, Sundays In My City

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Pyrmont, boat

A late afternoon view across Johnstons Bay, in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont. The "Mari Nawi" is a boat which was repaired and refurbished in 2018 by Tribal Warrior, a not-for-profit community organisation initiated and directed by Aboriginal people with Aboriginal Elders. It operates cruises on Sydney Harbour and is picking up passengers here from the wharf at Pirrama Park. The Elizabeth is an apartment building in the former office block for CSR Limited, joined by new apartment blocks along the foreshore.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Redfern, bar

This building is located on the corner of Regent Street and Wells Street, in the inner city suburb of Redfern. The Mont De Piete is an institutional pawnbroker and lending agency, run as a charity in Europe from Renaissance times until today. The lower text refers to Alexander Margoschis, a local pawnbroker who was involved in a notorious murder nearby in 1887. The building now houses what is described as an old world gin bar, which also does cocktails.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Sydney Town Hall, banners

These banners are located along George Street, outside the Sydney Town Hall. The rainbow flag banners along with the message "It's a Yes" celebrates the win for Marriage Equality, announced yesterday following a public vote. The City of Sydney has supported the "Yes" vote with banners across the city. Lumiere, is the office building in the distance.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Tamarama, rocks

Looking past the craggy cliff to the Pacific Ocean, beside the beach in the eastern suburb of Tamarama.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Pitt Street Mall, League of Giants

The "League of Giants" is an installation in Pitt Street Mall which was created to promote the 2017 Rugby League World Cup which is currently being held in Australia. It features larger than life, giant rugby league players which represent the fourteen participating nations in the tournament. Each player stands three metres tall and weighs 400 kilograms, glowing with internal LED lighting.

Monday, 13 November 2017

St Peters, hotel mural

This colourful mural has been painted on the back laneway wall of the Sydney Park Hotel, located on the corner of King Street and Lord Street, in the inner city suburb of St Peters.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

NAB Plaza, Bird Totem

"Bird Totem" is a contemporary sculpture located in the middle of the National Australia Bank plaza on the corner of George Street and Jamison Street. The six metre sculpture made of bronze was created in 1988 by Adrian Mauriks.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Hunter Street, monument

This monument is located on the corner of Phillip Street and Hunter Street, outside 8 Chifley, an office building built in 2013. It features three historical maps of Sydney titled 1807 a divided city, 1903 hustle and bustle and 2013 the square is born. On the opposite side of Hunter Street is an artwork titled "Lightwall Crucimatrilux", an integrated wall of glass and mirror panels which is a continuation of the cafe wall that bounds the south side of Chifley Square. It was created by Simeon Nelson in collaboration with architecture firm Hassell.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Rookwood, Russian Memorial

A view from inside the Russian Memorial in Rookwood Necropolis, in the western suburb of Rookwood. It was built by Michael Bakich and the inscription reads: In memory of all Russian Orthodox people resting in peace throughout the world. Memorial consecrated by Archbishop Theodosy 7th May 1978. 

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Tamarama, news van

This television news van was located in Marks Park for an outside broadcast for Seven News from the Sculpture By The Sea, outdoor sculpture exhibition in the eastern suburb of Tamarama.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Tamarama, cliffs

The view out to the Pacific Ocean from the cliffs and rock pools along the shore of the eastern suburb of Tamarama.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Redfern, pub

The former London Tavern is located along Regent Street, in the inner city suburb of Redfern. It was a Tooth's hotel until it closed in the early 1970s and is now converted to three shops and residences.
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