Sunday, 8 December 2019

Strathfield, Santa Sabina College

Santa Sabina College is a Catholic Dominican private school located along The Boulevarde, in the western suburb of Strathfield. It was originally built in 1894 as the Santa Sabina Convent, designed by Sheerin and Hennessy in the Dutch Renaissance style. The statue of St Dominic was installed in 1901. It was made of Carrara marble, designed by the Dominican Fathers of the English and Irish Provinces and sculpted in Pietrasanta Italy by Angiolo Ferretti.

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Botanic Gardens, Lotus Pond

Looking across the Lotus Pond in the Royal Botanic Gardens which is almost completely covered in lotus or water lilies in spring and will now bloom over summer. The Sydney skyline can be seen reflected in a small portion.

Friday, 6 December 2019

Barangaroo, International Towers

Tower One is one of three skyscrapers known as International Towers, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. The three towers were built in 2016 in the block bounded by Barangaroo Avenue, Watermans Quay, Scotch Road and Exchange Place, with the walkways Shipwright Walk and Mercantile Walk between them. This view is from Napoleon Street. Tower Three can be seen here and Tower Two can be seen here.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Darling Harbour, Hyatt Regency

The Hyatt Regency Sydney, viewed from Pyrmont Bridge, is located along Sussex Street, adjacent to Darling Harbour. Situated over the Western Distributor motorway, the development completed in 2016 features a combined hotel and 27-level commercial tower and a two-level convention centre with saw-tooth feature roof.

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Woolloomooloo, sculpture

"5ARCx12 – Blickachsen 2" by Bernar Venet is one of the artworks along the promenade in the inner city suburb of Woolloomooloo, with Woolloomooloo Marina and the Finger Wharf as a backdrop.

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Woolloomooloo, sculpture

"Pacific Rim Series" by Fono McCarthy features macrocarpa log carved Fijian, Raratongan, Tongan, Maori and Hawaiian style figures. This sculpture is located along the promenade in the inner city suburb of Woolloomooloo, with Garden Island dockyard, Woolloomooloo Marina and the Finger Wharf as a backdrop.

Monday, 2 December 2019

Royal Botanic Gardens, Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail

The Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail is an exhibition of twenty four hand-painted koala sculptures located in the Royal Botanic Gardens from 4 October to 30 November 2019. The unique designs are hand painted by Australian artists on these one metre high koala sculptures to encourage people to care for Australian plants and wildlife. More of these can be seen here and here.

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Taylor Square, rainbow flag (Theme Day: Rainbow)

This giant rainbow flag flies above Taylor Square, on the corner of Oxford Street and Flinders Street, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. Standing 18 metres high, the flag was installed in 2014 and became a permanent public artwork to honour the importance of the area's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community. The fountain is in the pedestrian mall which was once part of Bourke Street and behind it is a rainbow crossing.

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Botanic Gardens, The Calyx

The man made island located in the middle of the entrance to The Calyx, an exhibition space in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Sydney Tower is reflected in the surrounding pond.

Friday, 29 November 2019

Bexley, St Mary & St Mina Coptic Orthodox Church

St Mary & St Mina Coptic Orthodox Church, built in 2001, is located along Bayview Street, in the southern suburb of Bexley.

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Clovelly Bay

A swimmer contemplates the rough ocean waves in Clovelly Bay just before jumping in for a swim from Tom Caddy Point, in the eastern suburb of Clovelly.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Royal Botanic Gardens, Old Mill Garden

Looking across the Old Mill Garden in the Royal Botanic Gardens, towards the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. The Greenway Building was built as the stables for the nearby Government House in 1821 and converted to the Conservatorium of Music in 1916.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Royal Botanic Gardens, Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail


The Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail is an exhibition of twenty four hand-painted koala sculptures located in the Royal Botanic Gardens from 4 October to 30 November 2019. The unique designs are hand painted by Australian artists on these one metre high koala sculptures to encourage people to care for Australian plants and wildlife. More of these can be seen here and here.

Monday, 25 November 2019

Leichhardt, mural

This colourful mural is on the wall of the Styles Street Children's Community Long Day Care Centrem in the inner city suburb of Leichhardt.

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Rozelle, Primitive Methodist Church

The former Primitive Methodist Church is located on the corner of Darling Street and Nelson Street, in the inner west suburb of Rozelle. It was purchased by Leichhardt Council in 1975 from Mr Harrie Hannaford and transformed into the Hannaford Community Centre, a seniors and community centre.

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Botanic Gardens, Main Pond, island

A view of the island in the middle of the Main Pond in the Royal Botanic Gardens, looking towards the Sydney skyline.

Friday, 22 November 2019

Wolli Creek, Cooks River

A sunset view of a pontoon on the Cooks River at Tempe, looking towards the southern suburb of Wolli Creek.

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Balmain, Gladstone Park

This entrance to Gladstone Park is located on the corner of Darling Street and Booth Street, in the inner city suburb of Balmain. Gladstone Park is a heritage listed public park formally established in c.1882.

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Tamarama, MacKenzies Bay

A view of MacKenzies Bay, in the eastern suburb of Tamarama looking towards Bronte and Clovelly.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Birchgrove, wharf

Birchgrove Wharf is at the end of Louisa Road, in the inner west suburb of Birchgrove. It is also known as the Yurulbin Point Wharf and previously known as Longnose Point wharf. The covered passenger waiting area connects to a pontoon ferry wharf which was built in 2018. It is located on the Parramatta River, as it enters Sydney Harbour and is serviced by Sydney Ferries on the Inner Harbour Services between Circular Quayand Cockatoo Island.

Monday, 18 November 2019

Hurstville, sculpture and mural

The Miles Franklin statue and mural are located on the corner of MacMahon Street and Dora Street, in the southern suburb of Hurstville. Miles Franklin, best known for her classic Australian novel “My Brilliant Career”, lived and worked in the Hurstville area. The mural depicts scenes from her life, including her friendship with famous literary figures of the time including Henry Lawson. Born Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin, she used the nom de plume to disguise her gender and increase her chances of being published.

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Tamarama, Sculpture By The Sea

In the Grey of Daybreak by Koichi Ishino
Kore that Awakening (2016) & Colossus Awakens (2016) by Egor Zigura
Waiting for Rain by Jimmy Rix
Rhythms of Life by Alicia Zhao
Grace by Tim Macfarlane Reid
Ouroboros by Charlie Trivers
Vintage / Bush Truck by Janine McAullay Bott
The 23rd annual Sculpture by the Sea was again located along the two kilometre coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama from 24 October to 10 November 2019. These sculptures were in Marks Park and the cliffs around it, in the eastern suburb of Tamarama with backdrops of the Pacific Ocean.

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Tamarama, Sculpture By The Sea

The Present Moment, this Moving World by Nadia Odlum
Time After Time No. 2 by Cui Yi
Baptismos by James Rogers
Capture and Store by Stephen King
Complex Nest by Jakub Geltner
SuperSuccah by Supermanoeuvre
Oushi Zokei – Trajectory of Winds by Keizo Ushio
The 23rd annual Sculpture by the Sea was again located along the two kilometre coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama from 24 October to 10 November 2019. These sculptures were in Marks Park and the cliffs around it, in the eastern suburb of Tamarama with backdrops of North Bondi and the Pacific Ocean.

Friday, 15 November 2019

Bondi, Sculpture By The Sea

Dance by Barbara Licha
Level by David Jensz
The Statue of Mad Liberty by Wang Kaifang
190601 by Toshio Iezumi
Empires Dismantled by Richard Byrnes
Red Gum by Naomi Taylor Royds
Spilt Imprint by Katie Stewart
The 23rd annual Sculpture by the Sea was again located along the two kilometre coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama from 24 October to 10 November 2019. These sculptures were located along the cliffs in the eastern suburb of Bondi with backdrops of North Bondi, Tamarama and the Pacific Ocean.
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