Saturday, 25 May 2019

Sydney Park, bridge

A bridge across the wetlands in Sydney Park, a large recreational area in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. The Autumn colours are reflected in the pond.

Friday, 24 May 2019

Sydney Park, pond

This Autumn view at dusk is reflected in a pond in Sydney Park, a large recreational area in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. The former brickworks here have been transformed into parkland and wetlands. 

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Newtown, school

The former Newtown Primary School is on the corner of King Street and Newman Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. It was designed by George Allen Mansfield as a two storey Victorian Free Gothic building in 1875, with later additions in 1892 and a three storey tower at the main entrance in 1921. It is now part of the Newtown High School of the Performing Arts. A war memorial, located just outside the school, was erected in memory of all former pupils who served in the First World War.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Paddington, Reservoir Gardens, Head On Photo Festival

The Paddington Reservoir Gardens are on the corner of Oxford Street and Oatley Road, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. The heritage listed reservoir was built in 1866 and redeveloped in 2009 to create an urban sanctuary. It just hosted an exhibition as part of the Head On Photo Festival, promoting the work of photographers at all stages of career, encouraging excellence and innovation, making photography accessible to all and raising awareness of important issues through photography. 

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Paddington, Reservoir Gardens

An entrance to the Paddington Reservoir Gardens, on the corner of Oxford Street and Oatley Road, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. The heritage listed reservoir was built in 1866 as a vital source of water but ceased supplying water in 1899. It was redeveloped in 2009 to create an urban sanctuary with lawns, flower beds, shaded seating and a fish pond water feature.

Monday, 20 May 2019

Newtown, mural

This mural is located on the wall of a house on the corner of King Lane and Dickson Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. It was created by street artist PeQue and his VRS crew in 2017.

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Beverly Hills, church hall

This church hall is located on the corner of Ponyara Road and Warrawee Place, in the southern suburb of Beverly Hills. It stands opposite the Regina Coeli Memorial Church.

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Barangaroo, International Towers

Tower Three is one of three new skyscrapers known as International Towers, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. The three towers have been built 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 is the view from Hickson Road.
Linked to: Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 17 May 2019

Pyrmont, Blackwattle Bay

This pontoon at Sydney Fish Markets is on Blackwattle Bay, viewed at sunset along with Anzac Bridge and the Blackwattle Bay marina, in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Penshurst, hotel

The Penshurst Hotel is located on the corner of Penshurst Street and Victoria Avenue, in the southern suburb of Penshurst. This heritage listed hotel was built in 1932 in the Inter-War style.
Linked to: Signs, Signs.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Penshurst, railway station

The entrance to Penshurst railway station, in the southern suburb of Penshurst. It is served by Sydney Trains T4 line services on the Illawarra & South Coast Line. Penshurst station opened in 1886 with a single line from Hurstville to Sutherland. It was relocated south to its current location in 1905 when a deviation double track was built.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Narwee, railway station

The entrance to Narwee railway station, in the southern suburb of Narwee. It is served by Sydney Trains T8 Airport & South Line services. The station opened in 1931 when the East Hills line opened from Tempe to East Hills but has seen many changes in the years since then including the installation of a glass lift or elevator.

Monday, 13 May 2019

Redfern, graffiti art

This graffiti art is on the side of a former warehouse, on the corner of Cleveland Street and Eveleigh Street, in the inner city suburb of Redfern. It was created by street artist PeQue who has created many artworks around Sydney including one in St Paters. The warehouse is now used by Work-Shop, a creative concept which provides courses in life skills and alternative art.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Beverly Hills Baptist Church

Beverly Hills Baptist Church is located along Warrawee Place, in the southern suburb of Beverly Hills.

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Alexandria, Sydney Park, wetlands

Sydney Park is a large recreational area in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. The former brickworks were transformed into parkland and four cascading wetlands. Stormwater is collected and recycled from surrounding suburban streets to provide constant running water in the wetlands.

Friday, 10 May 2019

Sans Souci, marina, sunset

This sunset view across the Georges River is from the St George Motor Boat Club, in the southern suburb of Sans Souci.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Bardwell Park, railway station

The view from the entrance of Bardwell Park railway station, looking down to the platform, in the southern suburb of Bardwell Park. It is served by Sydney Trains T8 Airport & South Line services.The station opened in 1931 when the East Hills line opened from Tempe to East Hills.
Linked to: Signs, Signs.

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Pyrmont, wharves

Sydney Wharf Apartments are in the redeveloped warehouse buildings on wharf 8 & 9 at Pyrmont Bay, in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont. They were once part of Sydney's port facilities and have been converted to apartments, restaurants and a marina on the bay. The Sydney skyline of office buildings is in the distance.

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Dolls Point, Primrose House

Primrose House is located on the corner of Russell Avenue and Malua Street, in the southern suburb of Dolls Point. It was built in 1891 in the Victorian style and was originally the Scarborough Hotel at the Sans Souci Pleasure Grounds. It became a convalescent hospital for war wounded from 1913 and then bought by the charity Dr Barnardos Homes to house orphans and abandoned children. It was renamed after it was purchased by St George District Hospital in 1936, after chairman and solicitor Herman B. Primrose. It was used as an annex of the hospital until 1992 and then used as a day hospital for the frail and elderly. It was later restored and redeveloped and opened in 2018 as the Scots College Brighton Preparatory School for boys Kindergarten to Year 6.

Monday, 6 May 2019

Dolls Point, mural

This mosaic mural is on the side of the amenities building in Depena Reserve, in the southern suburb of Dolls Point. This is one of four murals created by Steven Vella in 2008. It depicts the view from the foreshore here across Botany Bay.The building was rebuilt in 2018 but the murals were saved. Others can be seen here and here.

Sunday, 5 May 2019

St Mary's Cathedral

The facade of St Mary's Cathedral viewed from Cathedral Square in Cook and Philip Park.

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Pyrmont, Tablet House

Tablet House is located between Refinery Drive and Refinery Square off Bowman Street, in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont. This heritage listed building was built in 1908 in the Federation style as a warehouse for the Colonial Sugar Refining (CSR) Co Ltd, which had a major sugar mill, sugar refinery, rum distillery and building products manufactured here.  In 2000, it was adaptively converted to residential as part of the Jacksons Landing development.

Friday, 3 May 2019

Sydney Harbour, sunset

A sunset view across Sydney Harbour from McKell Park, in the eastern suburb of Darling Point.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Pyrmont, Mount Street Walk

Mount Street Walk rises above Harvey Street, in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont. This set of stone stairs with 27 steps features red, blue and green aluminium strips that tell the stories of significant events from Pyrmont’s history.
Linked to: Signs, Signs.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Kyeemagh, Sculpture @ Bayside (Theme Day: Purple)

Twist and Pop by John Fitzmaurice
Bass Clef by Michelle Klisowsky
United Series by Takahiko Sugawara
Looking at the Horizon of a Black Hole by Daniel Krause
Emoji III by Aldo Bilotta
Sculpture @ Bayside is an annual event that takes place at Cook Park, on the Botany Bay foreshore, in the southern suburb of Kyeemagh. This outdoor exhibition runs from 6 April to 30 April 2019 and features the best artworks from the Bayside Arts Festival.
Linked to: Theme Day, Wordless Wednesday, Over the MoonFences Around The World .

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Kyeemagh, Sculpture @ Bayside

Endeavour by Mick Thomson
Fly Away by Sue Corbet
Contemplation by Sue Corbet
Regret by Louis Pratt
Weight of Faith by Adam Galea
Sculpture @ Bayside is an annual event that takes place at Cook Park, on the Botany Bay foreshore, in the southern suburb of Kyeemagh. This outdoor exhibition runs from 6 April to 30 April 2019 and features the best artworks from the Bayside Arts Festival.

Monday, 29 April 2019

Kyeemagh, Sculpture @ Bayside

A Burden by Suzie Bleach
What's that Skip? by Matt Hill
Giant Dragonfly by Tobias Bennett
Come out, Come out Hippo, Wherever you are by Gillie Schattner
Pacifica Australis #3 - Tiger Nautilus Shell by Christopher Diaz
Sculpture @ Bayside is an annual event that takes place at Cook Park, on the Botany Bay foreshore, in the southern suburb of Kyeemagh. This outdoor exhibition runs from 6 April to 30 April 2019 and features the best artworks from the Bayside Arts Festival.
Linked to: Amaze Me Monday, Blue Monday, Through My Lens.

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Banksia, St Savvas of Kalymnos Orthodox Church

St Savvas of Kalymnos Orthodox Church is located along the Princes Highway, in the southern suburb of Banksia. This church building was formerly used by the Banksia Free Church, which broke away from St. Paul's Church of England in Kogarah in 1890 to form their own congregation. It became an Orthodox Church in 2016 and features a reproduction of an icon of the saint on the windows.

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Alexandria, Sydney Park, wetlands

A couple of swans swimming across a pond in Sydney Park, a large recreational area in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. The former brickworks here have been transformed into parkland with four cascading wetlands that attract birds. Stormwater is collected and recycled from surrounding suburban streets to provide constant running water in the wetlands.

Friday, 26 April 2019

Pyrmont, Blackwattle Bay

Looking across Blackwattle Bay at sunset, to Anzac Bridge and the Blackwattle Bay marina, from the Sydney Fish Markets in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Regiment Square, The Royal Australian Regiment Memorial

The Royal Australian Regiment Memorial is located in Regiment Square, along George Street where it once met Wynyard Street. This war memorial was created by Dennis Adams OAM and dedicated in 1976 to commemorate the foundation of Australia's regular operational infantry regiment. It consists of a gently curved wall of Sydney sandstone onto which a series of bronze bas-relief sculptures are attached to represent the soldiers of the original three battalions of the Royal Australian Regiment. An infantryman standing in the pond in front represents the nine battalions that served in South East Asia. It originally remembered soldiers who fought in Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Malaya and Borneo. It has since had Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and East Timor added. Today is ANZAC Day, which marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War in 1915.
Linked to: Signs, Signs.

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Lismore Hotel

The facades of the former Lismore Hotel are located on the corner of Pitt Street and Wilmot Street. This heritage listed building was built in 1902 in the Federation Free Classical Style. It has also been known as the Johnston's Family Hotel, Joyce's Family Hotel and Currier's Arms Hotel. It was demolished internally and rebuilt within the original facades in 1997 as part of the Century Tower a high-rise residential development. It now houses a liquor shop on the ground level.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Darling Point, ferry wharf

A sunset view of Darling Point ferry wharf, which sits at the end of McKell Park, in the eastern suburb of Darling Point. The Friendship is a First Fleet Class ferry which is part of the fleet that operates on the Inner Harbour. It was named Friendship, after the one of eleven ships of the First Fleet that sailed to Australia in 1787.

Monday, 22 April 2019

Glebe, mural

"Memories of Trams" is a mural on the side wall of a terrace house on the corner of Glebe Point Road and Hereford Road, in the inner west suburb of Glebe. It was painted by Wallwork in 2017 and was interpreted from a 1953 photograph here by Lenny Manny. Trams ran along Glebe Point Road until 1958.
Linked to: Monday Mural, Amaze Me Monday, Blue Monday, Through My Lens.

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Randwick, Uniting Church

Randwick Uniting Church is located along Rae Street, in the eastern suburb of Randwick. This heritage listed church was designed by Bolster and Justelius and built in 1883 in the Ecclesiastic Gothic style.

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Barangaroo, skyscrapers

Looking across Darling Harbour to the three International Towers skyscrapers at Barangaroo. They rise above apartments along Wulugul Way, behind Barangaroo Wharves as a First Fleet class ferry is seen making its away across the front.
Linked to: Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 19 April 2019

Sans Souci, wharf, sunset

This sunset view across the Georges River to Kogarah Bay, is from the southern suburb of Sans Souci.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Newtown, house

This former house built in the Interwar style is located along Church Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. It now houses a medical practice.
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