Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Chinatown, Lunar New Year, Rabbit

 

These two giant Rabbit Lanterns are located along the Dixon Street pedestrian mall, at the corner of Little Hay Street in Chinatown, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. Standing in front of a contemporary arch or gate structure, they were created by artists Yuxiao Wang and Meilun Gao. The pair of luminous rabbits are decorated with translucent perspex strips that dispel colourful lights when illuminated.
Linked to: Through My LensTuesday TreasuresTravel TuesdayRuby Tuesday.

Monday, 30 January 2023

World Square, Lunar New Year, Rabbit

 This artwork has been installed in the World Square shopping centre for Lunar New Year to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit.
Linked to: Monday MuralBlue MondayPink Saturday, Floral Friday FotoGarden Affair.

Sunday, 29 January 2023

Haymarket, Canopy Edge, Lunar New Year

These lanterns have been installed to celebrate Lunar New Year at Darling Square, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. Canopy Edge is a public space designed by ASPECT Studios, which provides a canopy for shade, shelter and amenity on the western edge of the square. The timber canopy is an extension of the timber ribbons which wrap around nearby The Exchange, the unique spiral-like building which looks like a hive.
Linked to: Shadow Shot SundaySunday Best, My Sunday Snapshot.

Saturday, 28 January 2023

Hurstville, Lunar New Year, Rabbit

 
This sculpture has been installed in Hurstville Plaza for Lunar New Year to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. The plaza has been created where Diment Way once connected Forest Road to Crofts Avenue, in the southern suburb of Hurstville.
Linked to: Weekend ReflectionsAll SeasonsRuby Tuesday, Pink Saturday.

Friday, 27 January 2023

Wolli Creek, Cooks River

   
A sunset view of the bridge linking to a pontoon on the Cooks River, in the inner west suburb of Tempe. The apartments across the river are in the southern suburb of Wolli Creek.

Thursday, 26 January 2023

Dawes Point, Sydney Opera House

Looking across Sydney Cove to the Sydney Opera House from Dawes Point Reserve, near Campbells Cove.

Wednesday, 25 January 2023

Kurnell, Solander Monument

 
The Solander Monument is located in the Kamay Botany Bay National Park, in the southern suburb of Kurnell. Daniel Solander was a Swedish botanist who accompanied Captain James Cook, the English explorer, navigator and cartographer on the first recorded European expedition, to navigate and map the eastern coastline of Australia. The south headland of Botany Bay is called Solander Point and this monument was erected by the Swedish community in 1914. An oil tanker is moored at the long oil refinery wharf in the distance. 
Linked to: Wordless WednesdayMy Corner of the World.

Tuesday, 24 January 2023

Kurnell, The Eyes of the Land and the Sea


This large bronze sculpture is located on the shore of Botany Bay, in the southern suburb of Kurnell. It is one of the three sculptures installed in 2020 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the encounter between Aboriginal Australians and the crew of the HMB Endeavour, commanded by James Cook. 'The Eyes of the Land and the Sea' was designed by Alison Page and Nik Lachacjzak and is described as an ‘abstraction of the ribs of the HMB Endeavour and the bones of the Gweagal totem the whale’. Each rib or bone has a different surface treatment, including carvings and text to represent the numerous layers of culture and history in Kamay Botany Bay.
Linked to: Through My LensTuesday TreasuresTravel Tuesday, Blue Monday.

Monday, 23 January 2023

Zetland, mural

 
This artwork is on a hoarding around a development work site at Green Square, in the inner city suburb of Zetland. 
Linked to: Monday Mural.

Sunday, 22 January 2023

Kurnell, Banks Monument

The Banks Monument is located in the Kamay Botany Bay National Park, in the southern suburb of Kurnell. Joseph Banks was a botanist on the expedition of the Endeavour led by James Cook that explored the eastern coast of Australia in 1770 and landed here at Botany Bay. The memorial was unveiled in 1947 and consists of a column and semi-circular seat of polished trachyte, with an oval floor. A bronze head of Sir Joseph Banks decorates the column, with an explanatory plaque.

Saturday, 21 January 2023

Millers Point, boats


These rescue boats and harbour pilot boats are moored at Moore's Wharf on Sydney Harbour in the inner city suburb of Millers Point. The Operational Headquarters of the Port Authority of New South Wales is located here. Pier 9 of the Walsh Bay wharves is seen opposite and the office buildings and apartments seen in the distance are at North Sydney and McMahons Point.
Linked to: Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 20 January 2023

Tamarama, MacKenzies Bay

A sunset view across MacKenzies Bay from the Coastal Walk in the eastern suburb of Tamarama, looking towards Bronte.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday

Thursday, 19 January 2023

Martin Place, railway station


The concourse at Martin Place railway station features a bright orange train logo pointing to escalators heading to the platforms. The station opened in 1979 and this exit to Martin Place between Macquarie Street and Phillip Street features a photograph of the concourse from the early days.
Linked to: Little Things ThursdaySigns, Signs, Thankful Thursday.

Wednesday, 18 January 2023

Sydney Opera House, ferry


The Fishburn is a First Fleet Class ferry acquired in 1985 and is part of the fleet that operates on the Inner Harbour. It was named Fishburn, after one of eleven ships of the First Fleet that sailed to Australia in 1787. It's seen here making its way past the Sydney Opera House heading towards the Circular Quay ferry terminal.This view is from the Overseas Passenger Terminal.
Linked to: Wordless WednesdayMy Corner of the World.

Tuesday, 17 January 2023

Vaucluse House

Vaucluse House is located along Wentworth Road, in the eastern suburb of Vaucluse. This heritage listed mansion was designed by Henry Browne Hayes and built in 1803 in the the Gothic Revival style with additions made in 1828. The fountain was installed in the pleasure garden in 1862. In 1915 Vaucluse House became Australia’s first official house museum.

Monday, 16 January 2023

Pitt Street Mall, mural

 This mural is on the facade of a currently unoccupied shop in the Westfield Sydney shopping centre along Pitt Street Mall, in the middle of the central business district. The graffiti artist in the artwork looks quite lifelike.
Linked to: Monday MuralBlue Monday, Pink Saturday.

Sunday, 15 January 2023

North Bondi, beach

 
Looking across the beach in the eastern suburb of North Bondi. The murals decorate the wall behind Wally Weekes Pool, below Biddigal Reserve and apartments stretch to Ben Buckler point. It's late afternoon and a couple of lifeguard beach buggies have driven down to the shore for lifeguards to monitor swimmers.
Linked to: Shadow Shot SundaySunday Best, My Sunday Snapshot.

Saturday, 14 January 2023

Barangaroo, ferry

The Me-Mel MiniCat ferry travelling past the boardwalk in front of Crown Sydney at Barangaroo. This MiniCat ferry is a small catamaran built in 2019 to operate a trial On-Demand ferry service. Me-Mel is an indigenous word for Goat Island, an island in Sydney Harbour.
Linked to: Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 13 January 2023

Pyrmont, wharf, sunset

 
A sunset view across Johnstons Bay to Rozelle, from the Pirrama Park wharf, in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 12 January 2023

Brighton-Le-Sands, bank

 

The former Commonwealth Bank is located along Bay Street, in the southern suburb of Brighton-Le-Sands. It was built in the art deco style. It now houses a Thai restaurant and office space on the first floor. A view of the bank before it was redeveloped can be see here.
Linked to: Little Things ThursdaySigns, Signs, Thankful Thursday.

Wednesday, 11 January 2023

Mascot, presbytery

The presbytery for St Therese's Catholic Church is located along Sutherland Street, in the eastern suburb of Mascot. It was built in 1954 and the statue of St Therese can be seen on the right.
Linked to: Wordless WednesdayMy Corner of the World.

Tuesday, 10 January 2023

Drummoyne, St Bede's Anglican Church, rectory


The rectory for St Bede's Anglican Church is located along College Street, in the inner west suburb of Drummoyne. This heritage listed house was built in 1910 in the Federation Arts and Crafts style.
Linked to: Through My Lens, Tuesday TreasuresTravel Tuesday.

Monday, 9 January 2023

Barangaroo, Watermans Cove


 This panoramic view is from the boardwalk at Barangaroo in front of Watermans Cove. Behind the cove are apartments including Anadara along King Street Wharf, the W Hotel at Cockle Bay, the Barangaroo ferry wharvesthe Sofitel Hotel at Darling Harbour and the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Sunday, 8 January 2023

St James, Homeless Jesus


Homeless Jesus” is a bronze sculpture near the King Street entrance of St James Anglican Church. It was created by Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz and unveiled in 2018. Over 100 Homeless Jesus statues have been installed throughout the world inculding Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy (in the Vatican), Spain and Poland. The sculpture is intended to be a translation of a chapter of the bible where Jesus likens himself to a homeless person to teach about the need for compassion.
Linked to: Shadow Shot SundaySunday Best, My Sunday Snapshot.

Saturday, 7 January 2023

Hyde Park Barracks, Noël Sydney

Hyde Park Barracks along Macquarie Street, featured these light projections, as part of the Noël Sydney Christmas Festival held in Macquarie Street and the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.
Linked to: Weekend Reflections, Monday Mural.

Friday, 6 January 2023

Royal Botanic Garden, Noël Christmas Skyshow, Noël Sydney

Royal Botanic Garden featured the Noël Christmas Skyshow, involving hundreds of dancing drones forming Christmas images for the Noël Sydney Christmas Festival.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 5 January 2023

Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Noël Sydney




The Sydney Conservatorium of Music in the Royal Botanic Garden featured these light projections, as part of the Noël Sydney Christmas Festival held in Macquarie Street and the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

Wednesday, 4 January 2023

State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie Street Wing, Noël Sydney

The Macquarie Street Wing of the State Library of New South Wales featured these light projections, as part of the Noël Sydney Christmas Festival from 9 to 24 December 2022. The Noël Light Trail was along Macquarie Street, leading to the Royal Botanic Garden.
Linked to: Wordless WednesdayMy Corner of the World.

Tuesday, 3 January 2023

State Library of New South Wales, Mitchell Wing, Noël Sydney

The Mitchell Wing of the State Library of New South Wales featured these light projections, as part of the Noël Sydney Christmas Festival from 9 to 24 December 2022. The Noël Light Trail was along Macquarie Street, leading to the Royal Botanic Garden.
Linked to: Through My Lens, Tuesday TreasuresTravel Tuesday.

Monday, 2 January 2023

Sydney Hospital, Noël Sydney

 
Sydney Hospital along Macquarie Street featured these light projections, as part of the Noël Sydney Christmas Festival from 9 to 24 December 2022. The Noël Light Trail was along Macquarie Street, leading to the Royal Botanic Garden.
Linked to: Blue Monday, Through My Lens.

Sunday, 1 January 2023

Cambells Cove, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Vivid Sydney (Theme Day: Photo of the Year)

 
My favourite photo from the past year was during the Vivid Sydney festival, at Campbells Cove at The Rocks. "Future Natives" are animated light sculpture of stylised native birds, created by Chris Daniel. The colours change to represent the Crimson Rosella, Rainbow Lorikeet, Sacred Kingfisher, King Parrot, Galah, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, Eastern Rosella, Red-rumped Parrot, Glossy Black Cockatoo, and Little Corella. The light show on the Sydney Harbour Bridge is called "Our Connected City" and was created by Mandylights. I featured a similar photo during the year which was taken minutes earlier and can be seen here
Linked to: Theme Day.

Saturday, 31 December 2022

Sydney Mint Museum, Noël Sydney

The Sydney Mint Museum along Macquarie Street featured these light projections, as part of the Noël Sydney Christmas Festival from 9 to 24 December 2022. The Noël Light Trail was along Macquarie Street, leading to the Royal Botanic Garden.
Linked to: Blue Monday, Pink SaturdayWeekend Reflections.

Friday, 30 December 2022

Martin Place, Christmas

 
A view of decorations in the Martin Place pedestrian mall, looking past the entrance to Martin Place railway station towards the giant Christmas Tree in front of the General Post Office.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.
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