Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Erskineville, town hall

Erskineville Town Hall and Council Chambers is located along Erskineville Road, in the inner city suburb of Erskineville. It was designed by Lindsay Scott and built in 1938 in the Inter-War Mediterranean architectural style. Macdonaldtown Municipality was incorporated in 1872 and in 1894 part of Macdonaltown became a new suburb known as Erskineville. Small municipalities were amalgamated in 1949, and Erskineville became part of the City of Sydney. These days it is a community hall available for hire.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Newtown, mural

This mural has been painted on the side wall of a terrace house, beside the car park along Lennox Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. Promise was created in 2016 by Steven Nuttall, also known as Ox King.
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Sunday, 15 January 2017

Kingsgrove, St Thomas' War Memorial Church

St Thomas' War Memorial Church is an Anglican church located along Morgan Street, in the southern suburb of Kingsgrove. It was built in 1952 and the dedication reads: Lest we forget our spiritual heritage and those who died in its defence. It stands beside the former St Thomas' Anglican Church.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Darling Harbour, Harbour Sands

This pop-up beach is located at the Harbourside Amphitheatre in Darling Harbour. It is part of Harbour Sands which celebrates beach culture in January.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Manly, beach

Looking across Manly Beach, in the northern suburb of Manly, on a hot but hazy summer day.
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Thursday, 12 January 2017

Castelreagh Street, sculpture

This sculpture of a bicycle adorned with pots of flowers and a chalkboard sign is being used to promote a new Vietnamese restaurant along Castlereagh Street.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Woolloomooloo, marina

These boats are moored at the marina in the inner city suburb of Woolloomooloo. Woolloomooloo Wharf, also known as the Finger Wharf, is on the other side of Woolloomooloo Bay and has been, redeveloped into a hotel, apartments and restaurants. A humourous artwork in the suburb teaches you to spell the suburb name by splitting it up as "wool" "loo" "moo" "loo".

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Woolloomooloo, Sculpture On the Wharf

Sculpture On the Wharf is an outdoor exhibition at the Finger Wharf and promenade in the inner city suburb of Woolloomooloo. It is being held from 18th November 2016 to 18th March 2017. "5ARCx12 – Blickachsen 2" by Bernar Venet is one of the artworks on the promenade, along Cowper Wharf Road close to the corner of Lincoln Crescent.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Enmore, shop mural

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Belmore, St Joseph's Catholic Church

St Joseph's Catholic Church is located along Canterbury Road, in the south western suburb of Belmore. It was built in 1919 in the interwar architectural style.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

East Circular Quay, Bennelong Apartments

The Eastern Pontoon wharf and Bennelong Apartments at East Circular Quay viewed from the ferry terminal wharves at Circular Quay. A wider view which shows the proximity to the Sydney Harbour Bridge can be seen here.

Friday, 6 January 2017

Circular Quay, Sydney skyline

A view of Circular Quay from the Overseas Passenger Terminal, as a ferry and cruiser are just departing from the wharves of the Circular Quay ferry terminal. Circular Quay railway station sits behind with the elevated Cahill Expressway above it, rising to the Sydney city skyline. This shot is from a few years ago, so there have been some additions to the skyline since then.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Broadway, Grace Brothers department store

These clock towers rise above the corners of the flagship buildings of the former Grace Brothers department store along Broadway. The original five storey building on the left was built in 1904 inthe Federation/Edwardian architectural style and stands in Glebe, while the matching building on the right was completed in 1923 and stands in Ultimo. In 1998, these buildings were restored and redeveloped. The 1904 building became part of The Broadway Shopping Centre, a shopping mall with retail space, cinemas, restaurants and car park. The 1923 building is now UniLodge, student accommodation for the nearby University of Sydney.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Huntley Point, ferry wharf

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Woolloomooloo, Sculpture On the Wharf

Sculpture On the Wharf is an outdoor exhibition at the Finger Wharf and promenade in the inner city suburb of Woolloomooloo. "Sunsurf" by Jason Aslin is one of the artworks along the promenade, with the Finger Wharf and Woolloomooloo marina as a backdrop.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Criterion Hotel, mural

The Criterion Hotel is located on the corner of Park Street and Pitt Street. It was designed by Copeman, Lemont and Keesing and built in 1936 in the Inter-War Art Deco style. "Peace Justice & Unity" is the mural on the side wall of Pilgrim House in Pitt Street. It was commissioned by Pitt Street Uniting Church and created by the artists of Public Art Squad: David Humphries, Rodney Monk and Ashley Taylor in 1984. In 2001, when the building was being refurbished, the mural was painted over. Public Art Squad embarked on a campaign for the mural's reinstatement, raising funds from The NSW Premier, the City of Sydney Lord Mayor, Uniting Church, Multiplex and donations from a wide range of community members. In 2003, the mural was reinstated by the original artist team.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Hyde Park, Archibald Fountain (Theme Day: Photo of the Year)

The Archibald Fountain is an art deco style fountain in Hyde Park, near College Street, designed by French artist Francois Sicard and unveiled on 14 March 1932. The fountain is named after J.F. Archibald, owner and editor of The Bulletin, a newspaper which later became a magazine that encouraged writers to write about Australia.
Last year, marked the ten year anniversary of the first photo I posted on this blog which was also a photo of this fountain which can be seen here. I returned to the fountain to take more photos including the one I posted 
on the anniversary here and this photo posted today from the same angle as the original.

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Sydney Harbour Bridge, jet boat

It's New Year's Eve and the focus is on Sydney Harbour again. This Shark Boat is seen here returning towards the Eastern Pontoon wharf at East Circular Quay after a speed sightseeing adventure. This view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is from the steps of the Opera House, a couple of years ago. This was the last year that they were building large structures in the middle of the bridge to project special images during the fireworks displays.

Friday, 30 December 2016

Garden Island, dockyard

A clear blue sky above Garden Island, the home port for the naval fleet based on the east coast of Australia, located in the eastern suburb of Potts Point. It is a major marine engineering and refit centre for the Royal Australian Navy and Thales Australia. The island has supported naval activities since 1788 and was originally used as a garden bed to grow food for ship crews. Land was reclaimed between Potts Point and Garden Island to expand the site for engineering facilities. This view is from Mrs Macquarie's Point, across Woolloomooloo Bay.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Woolloomooloo, Sculpture On the Wharf

Sculpture On the Wharf is an outdoor exhibition at the Finger Wharf and promenade in the inner city suburb of Woolloomooloo. "Tranquility" by Andrew Kasper stands on the wharf, with the Finger Wharf and Woolloomooloo marina as a backdrop. The signs along the edge of the wharf are a regular feature.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Woolloomooloo, Sculpture On the Wharf

Sculpture On the Wharf is an outdoor exhibition at the Finger Wharf and promenade in the inner city suburb of Woolloomooloo. It is being held from 18th November 2016 to 18th March 2017. "Helix" by David Ball stands along the promenade, seen here framing a naval ship at the Garden Island dockyard.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

David Jones department store, Christmas windows

The animated Christmas display windows at the Elizabeth Street store of the David Jones department store. This year, Santa has asked a team of polar bears to prepare the presents and load the sleigh for take-off.

Monday, 26 December 2016

St Mary's Cathedral, The Lights of Christmas

Sunday, 25 December 2016

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, every night from 8th December until tonight 25th December. This view is from Cathedral Square, beside Cook and Philip Park. "The Madonna and Child" series features painted images from the renaissance to modern day. Merry Christmas.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

St Mary's Cathedral, Christmas Nativity Scene

Friday, 23 December 2016

Brighton-Le-Sands, Christmas Tree

This Christmas Tree is located in Cook Park, behind Lady Robinsons Beach along Botany Bay, in the southern suburb of Brighton-Le-Sands.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Martin Place, LEGO Christmas Sleigh

This LEGO Christmas Sleigh has been installed in Martin Place, outside the General Post Office. for the festive season. It was created by certified professional, Ryan McNaught with over 10,000 LEGO bricks. It has a Sydney summer feel with the two elves playing cricket and the sign pointing to the North Pole on a sandy island with a crab and beach ball.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Cammeray, Tunks Park

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Customs Square, Christmas Tree

Monday, 19 December 2016

Rowe Street, art

This photograph has been installed on a wall of the MLC Centre on the corner of Rowe Street and Lees Court. It shows the Lincoln Cafe which operated here during the 1940s and a1950s. Rowe Street is off Pitt Street and originally ran to Castlereagh Street before the MLC Centre was built in the 1970s. Rowe Street was a centre of bohemian life with, cafes, boutique shops and galleries behind the Theatre Royal.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Kingsgrove, South West Chinese Christian Church

The South West Chinese Christian Church is located along Morgan Street, in the southern suburb of Kingsgrove. It was built in 1940 as St Thomas' Anglican Church.

Saturday, 17 December 2016

World Square, World Tower

World Tower is a skyscraper located along Liverpool Street at World Square. World Tower was completed in 2004 and is the tallest residential building in Sydney with 75 storeys above ground and 10 storeys below. World Square is a large development covering a complete city block, which features a shopping centre, a hotel, office buildings and residential apartment towers covering a complete city block.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Alfords Point, sunset

The sun sets over bushland in the southern suburb of Alfords Point, viewed from Lugarno.