Sunday, 23 September 2018

Paddington, New Manse

The New Manse stands beside the former St John's Presbyterian Church, along Regent Street, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. This heritage listed, two storey building was designed by Charles H. Slatyer and built in 1904 in the Federation Arts and Crafts architectural style. It was built as the home of the minister replacing the Old Manse built in 1845, on the other side of the church along Oxford Street. It was restored and redeveloped  and is now home to a cosmetic clinic.

Saturday, 22 September 2018

King Street Wharf, water taxis

These water taxis are moored at King Street Wharf at Darling Harbour. The Australian National Maritime Museum is in the distance.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Wollstonecraft, Oyster Cove Gasworks

The remains of the Oyster Cove Gasworks are located along Wondakiah Drive, in the north shore suburb of Wollstonecraft. This was originally the site of Robey's Sugar Works, later taken over by the Colonial Sugar Refinery Co. In the late 1860s the Australian Mineral Oil Co. established a kerosene works here and from around 1890, part of the site was also used by the Neokratine Safety Explosive Co of N.S.W. The North Shore Gas Co took over in 1912 with construction of coal gasworks from 1913 to 1917, which operated until 1987. Wondakiah residential development was built here from 1998 with restoration and redevelopment of the remaining structures on site which are the Boiler House, the Exhauster House, the Carburetted Water Gas Plant and the Chimney.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Darlinghurst, corner shop

This former corner shop with attached terrace residence is located on the corner of Riley Street and Stanley Stree, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. This heritage listed building was purpose built as a butchery at ground floor with residence above around 1880, in the Victorian Free Classical Style. It is now home to Verde, an Italian restaurant and bar.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Richard Johnson Square, monument

This ornate monument is located in Richard Johnson Square, on the corner of Bligh Street and Hunter Street. It looks like it was used as a street lamp in the past.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Darlinghurst, Stonewall Hotel

The Stonewall Hotel is located along Oxford Street, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. The heritage listed building was designed by Mansfield Brothers and built in 1880 in the Victorian Free Classical style as a branch of the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney. It was altered in 1959, 1962 and 1978 by architects Laurie and Heath as it transformed into residences and then a bar and restaurant. It took its name from the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar and recreational tavern in the Greenwich Village neighbourhood of Lower Manhattan, New York City. It was the site of the Stonewall riots of 1969, which is widely considered to be the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for gay and lesbian rights.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Kogarah, mural

This mural appears on the side wall of a shop on the corner of Queen Victoria Street and Warialda Street, in the southern suburb of Kogarah. "Cruise" was created in 2018 by artist James Kradphej.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Kingsgrove, St Ursula's College

St Ursula's College is a Catholic high school for girls, located along Caroline Street, in the southern suburb of Kingsgrove. The Ursuline Sisters came to the Kingsgrove Parish in 1949 when they were invited to take over St Bernadette's School at Bexley North from the Sisters of Mercy. Within a few years they had established a convent at this site and opened Our Lady of Fatima Primary School. St Ursula's College was opened in 1957.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Darling Harbour, boat

This boat is moored at the wharf outside Sydney Aquarium at Darling Harbour. It is painted with promotions for Discovery Channel, Shark Week.

Friday, 14 September 2018

Marrickville, Cooks River, sunset

This sky at sunset is reflected in the Cooks River, between the inner west suburb of Marrickville and the south western suburb of Earlwood. This view is from a reserve close to Undercliffe Bridge which carries Illawarra Road over the river.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Barangaroo, Westpac Plaza

A clash of heritage and contemporary architecture at the intersection of Napoleon Street with Sussex Street and Hickson Road. The sandstone and iron fence runs along Sussex Street. The stairs and glass lift lead up to a new footbridge over the road which link to the new developments at Barangaroo. Westpac Place is the skyscraper in the distance with the weather beacon barometer on the roof inside an illuminated white glass tower. The clearway sign indicates that parking is not allowed along the street for a special event this Sunday and parked cars will be towed away.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Paddington, Montrose Flats

"Montrose Flats" is located on the corner of Stewart Street and Gordon Street, in the inner city eastern suburb of Paddington. This heritage listed mansion was built in 1869 in the Victorian Regency architectural style. This house went from being a private mansion, to rental premises, a private hospital, flats and now having a commercial/residential use.
Linked to: Wordless Wednesday, Wonderful Wednesday, Wednesday Around The World, Photo Souvenir.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Moore Park, Sydney Cricket Ground

Both Sydney teams were in the Australian Football League (AFL) final on Saturday night, played at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) at Moore Park. The Greater Western Sydney Giants thrashed the Sydney Swans, in a one-sided game of Australian Rules football. The clock tower at the former Sydney Showgrounds, now Fox Studios, rises above the Bill O'Reilly Stand.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Marrickville, street art

This is part of a long mural painted on the side of a house on the corner of Illawarra Road and Cahir Lane, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. This street art was created by graffiti artists Scott Nagy and Krimsone in 2017. Another part of the mural can be seen here.

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Kingsgrove,Tin Lành Vietnamese Evangelical Church

Tin Lành Vietnamese Evangelical Church is located along Stoney Creek Road, in the southern suburb of Kingsgrove. It was originally built as the Kingsgrove Baptist Church in 1953. A Baptist Church had been on this site since 1875.
Linked to: Shadow Shot SundaySundays In My CityInSPIREd Sunday..

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Darling Harbour, catamaran

The Fantasea Joy is a 23 metre catamaran which is often seen cruising around Sydney Harbour. It's seen here at Aquarium Wharf in Darling Harbour, in front of Pyrmont Bridge.

Friday, 7 September 2018

New South Wales Masonic Club and ANZ Bank Centre

A view of the New South Wales Masonic Club and ANZ Bank Centre from Castlereagh Street. The twelve storey sandstone building Masonic Club was built in 1925 in the Inter-war Commercial Palazzo architectural style. It was built for the Masonic Lodge as a Gentleman's Club with upper level hotel rooms, which are now the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel. The ANZ Bank Centre is a 46 storey commercial office building designed by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp and completed in 2013. Much of the office space is used by ANZ Bank and it has a pedestrian plaza linking Castlereagh Street with Pitt Street which features a few restaurants and cafes.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Arncliffe, railway station

Arncliffe railway station is on the Illawarra railway line, in the southern suburb of Arncliffe. This view is from Platform 1 and 2 towards the ticket office and entrances. In 2016,  a shelter was installed along Platform 2, along with new stairs, lifts from the street to the concourse and down to the platforms, ticket scanners, benches, bins and signs. The signage across the Sydney Trains network has been upgraded to an orange colour scheme with a big "T" for Trains at entrances. You can see what it looked like in the past here.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Darling Harbour, flag

A water taxi passes the giant flagpole with a giant Australian flag, which rises above Cockle Bay in Darling Harbour, with Pyrmont Bridge and Darling Harbour hotels as a backdrop.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Turrella, Cairnsfoot

"Cairnsfoot" is a heritage listed house along Loftus Street, in the southern suburb of Turrella. It was built in 1884 in the Victorian Italianate architectural style. In recent times times it had been part of a school for children with special needs.

Monday, 3 September 2018

Marrickville, street art

This is part of a long mural painted on the side of a house on the corner of Illawarra Road and Cahir Lane, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. This street art was created by graffiti artists Scott Nagy and Krimsone in 2017.

Sunday, 2 September 2018

St Philip's Anglican Church

St Philip's Anglican Church is bounded by York Street, Jamison Street and Clarence Street. This view is of the Clarence Street entrance with the Suncorp Place building in the background. This heritage listed church was designed by Edmund Blacket and built in 1858 in the Victorian Academic Gothic architectural style. It is the third church to be located on Church Hill on the site of the first church constructed in Australia in 1793 and is named in honour of the first Governor, Arthur Phillip.

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Paddington, school (Theme Day: Teach)

Paddington Public School is located along Oxford Street, in the eastern suburb of Paddington. This heritage listed building was designed by G A Mansfield and built in 1856 in the Victorian Italianate architectural style. This is one of the two additional wings which were designed by W E Kemp and built in 1893 in the Federation Free Classical architectural style.

Friday, 31 August 2018

8 Chifley

8 Chifley is a 34 storey commercial building which is bounded by Elizabeth Street, Phillip Street and Hunter Street. It was designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners together with Lippmann Partnership and completed in 2013. The building behind it is Deutsche Bank Place, a 39 storey building which is located on the corner of Phillip Street and Hunter Street. This view is from Hunter Street and has been made possible from this angle following the demolition of a number of buildings along Hunter Street for a new development.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Botanic Gardens, Palm Grove Centre

The Palm Grove Centre Garden Shop is located in the Royal Botanic Gardens. The Palm Grove was established near the Middle Garden in 1862 along with Australia's first zoo and aviary. This facilities building was converted in 2000 to house a cafe restaurant and a shop which sells Botanic Gardens merchandise such as gardening books, artworks and gifts. There are also seeds and 100% raw and unheated honey collected from their beehives.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Paddington, parsonage

The former parsonage of St Matthias Anglican Church is located along Oxford Street, in the inner city eastern suburb of Paddington. Although the church is heritage listed, this former parsonage has not yet been included. It now houses Sven-San, a restaurant with a fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian cuisines.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Queen Victoria Building, Royal Clock

The Royal Clock hangs from the glass ceiling of the Queen Victoria Building. This clock was designed by Neil Glasser and made by Thwaites & Reed of Hastings in England. When activated, on the hour between 9am and 9pm, it displays animated scenes of English royalty. The six scenes are: King Cnut commanding the tide to halt; King Harold dying on the field at the Battle of Hastings in 1066; King John signing the Magna Carta in 1215 with Stephen Cardinal Langton present; Henry VIII and his six wives; Queen Elizabeth I knighting Sir Francis Drake aboard the Golden Hind in 1588; The execution of King Charles I in 1649. The Queen Victoria Building was designed by George McRae and completed in 1898 in the Romanesque architectural style replacing the original Sydney markets on this site. It was restored in 1986 and houses retail shops, cafés, and restaurants.

Monday, 27 August 2018

Summer Hill, art

This part of a mural on the side of wall of Summer Hill Village shopping centre, along the walkway that leads to Darrel Jackson Gardens, in the inner west suburb of Summer Hill.

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Surry Hills, St Sophia Greek Orthodox Church

St Sophia Greek Orthodox Church is located along Bourke Street, in the inner city suburb of Surry Hills. This heritage listed church was originally built as a Congregational Church known as St Sophia and Her Three Daughters. It was designed by William Boles and built in 1880 in the Victorian Gothic architectural style.

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Surry Hills, hotel

The former Pelican Hotel is located along Bourke Street, in the inner city suburb of Surry Hills. The heritage listed building was built in 1858 in the Victorian Georgian architectural style and known as the Emerald Isle Hotel, later the Gulgong Hotel. It now houses a boutique hotel and a French restaurant.
Linked to: Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 24 August 2018

New South Wales Masonic Club

The New South Wales Masonic Club is located along Castlereagh Street. This heritage listed building was designed by C. W. Chambers and built in 1925 in the Inter-war Commercial Palazzo architectural style. The twelve storey sandstone building was built by the Masonic Lodge as a Gentleman's Club with a notable double volume main Dining Room. The upper levels featured hotel type rooms, now known as the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Barangaroo, wharf

This ferry wharf, in inner city suburb of Barangaroo, is used by the fast ferry to Manly. A water taxi is seen here making its way from Darling Harbour with the wharves at Pyrmont in the background.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Millers Point, shops

This group of terrace shops and residences is located along Argyle Place, between Argyle Lane and High Street, in the inner city suburb of Millers Point. The heritage listed building was built in 1910 in the Federation architectural style.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Chipping Norton, Homestead Park

Homestead Park, on the southern shore of Chipping Norton Lake, in the south western suburb of Chipping Norton. The Homestead is a heritage listed house built in the 1884 in the Victorian Italianate architectural style. Together with this old windmill and water tank, it stands as an example of the farms around this area in the early era.

Monday, 20 August 2018

St Peters, street art

This street art is on the side of a house along May Lane, on the corner of May Street, in the inner city suburb of St Peters.

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Panania, Holy Trinity Anglican Church

Holy Trinity Anglican Church is located along Lambeth Street in the south western suburb of Panania.

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Balmain, shipyard and ferry

A Sydney ferry passes by the  Balmain Shipyard, located at the southern end of Mort Bay, in the inner city suburb of Balmain. The dockyards have been a base for ferry operations as far back as the 1860s.The Golden Grove is a First Fleet Class ferry, acquired by Sydney Ferries in 1986 and is part of the fleet that operates on the Inner Harbour. It was named Golden Grove, after the one of eleven ships of the First Fleet that sailed to Australia in 1787.
Linked to: Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 17 August 2018

Observatory Tower

Observatory Tower is located along Kent Street, in the inner city suburb of Millers Point. Overlooking Observatory Hill, the tower is home to 199 luxury apartments. It was originally built in 1964 as the IBM Centre, an office building with 21 storeys. In 1996 it was converted to apartments with 10 storeys added to the original steel structure.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Millers Point, Abraham Mott Hall

Abraham Mott Hall is a community building located where Watson Road meets Argyle Street, in the inner city suburb of Millers Point. The heritage listed building was built in 1904 in the Federation Arts and Crafts architectural style as the Coal Lumpers' Hall for the Coal Lumpers' Union. Coal lumpers were workers who moved coal and played an essential role on the Sydney waterfront. In 1960, it was named to honour Abraham Mott, a well respected local resident who was active in community affairs. The bus shelter along Argyle Street, formerly the Tram Waiting Room at the Millers Point Terminus, was also built in the Federation architectural style.

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