Tuesday, 31 July 2012

St Peters, recycling centre

These enormous Olympic Rings are located at the entrance of a recycling centre in the inner west suburb of St Peters, just off Princes Highway. During the Sydney 2000 Olympic Gamesthese types of rings were illuminated and displayed around the city at various live sites. This monochrome set was salvaged and appropriately displayed outside this recycling centre.

Monday, 30 July 2012

Sydney Olympic Park, Eight Women

"Eight Women" is a contemporary sculpture created by Imants Tillers, in Cathy Freeman Park at Sydney Olympic Park. It celebrates the eight women who were involved in lighting the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games Cauldron. A ceremonial medley of seven of Australia's greatest female Olympic athletes carried the Torch in the Opening Ceremony to light the Olympic Cauldron, as a tribute to a century of women's participation in the Olympic Games. They were Betty Cuthbert, Raelene Boyle, Dawn Fraser, Shirley Strickland, Shane Gould, Debbie Flintoff-King, and Cathy Freeman. The eighth woman represented is Australian Paralympian, Louise Sauvage, who ignited the Paralympic Cauldron. Since the London 2012 Olympics are currently being held, I thought I would share this Sydney Olympic themed monument now.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Moore Park, pedestrian bridge

This pedestrian bridge crosses South Dowling Street, or the lowered part of the Eastern Distributor motorway, linking the eastern suburbs of Surry Hills and Moore Park. A golfer is on his way to the nearby Moore Park Golf Course. 

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Friday, 27 July 2012

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Mascot, fire station

This fire engine is seen here departing from Mascot fire station, along Coward Street in the eastern suburb of Mascot. The fire station was designed by Spain, Cosh & Minnet in the Federation Free style and built in 1912. It was closed in 1945 but reopened in 1980 after the restructuring of the Sydney Fire District.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Mascot, St Therese's Catholic Church

St Therese's Catholic Church is located in the eastern suburb of Mascot. It stands near St Therese's Catholic School, on the corner of Sutherland Street and Coward Street. This red brick church was designed by Clement Glancey and built in 1940, in the InterWar Spanish Mission architectural style..

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Erskineville, theatre

This former theatre is located on King Street, in the inner city suburb of Erskineville. While it is technically located in Erskineville, it is close to St Peters railway station and was in fact known as the St Peters Theatre, when it was a World Picture Palace. It was designed by Emile Sodersten in the Federation Romanesque architectural style and built in 1927. The cinema closed in 1960 and the building was subsequently used as a warehouse. It now houses a gym upstairs and shops on the street level.

Monday, 23 July 2012

North Cronulla Beach, tower

The lifesaver's tower sits behind North Cronulla Beach, one of the beaches in the southern suburb of Cronulla. It is located on the edge of Dunningham Park, near the North Cronulla Lifesavers Club. It's the middle of winter so there are no swimmers at the beach and no lifesavers on duty in the tower. There are plenty of surfers in wetsuits out in the surf though.

Friday, 20 July 2012

Centennial Park, palm trees

These streaky clouds hang above these palm trees in Centennial Park, in the eastern suburbs. The two rows of Canary Island Date Palms line the walkway that runs beside Busby's Pond.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Cook and Phillip Park, MasterChef Dining

MasterChef Dining is a temporary, pop-up restaurant set up in a large white tent structure in the forecourt of St Mary's Cathedral, adjoining Cook and Phillip Park. MasterChef Australia is a popular reality game show currently screening in Australia, which features amateur cooks competing to become a master chef. This restaurant utilises the talents of former contestants from the first three seasons of the television series.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Cronulla, Oak Park Pavilion

Oak Park Pavilion is located in the southern suburb of Cronulla. This art deco style building is located on the edge of Oak Park, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A beach pavilion is where people can change in or out of their swimwear and shower the salt water off before leaving the beach.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Glebe, Presbyterian Church

The Abbey is a heritage listed sandstone building which was the former Presbyterian Church in the inner city suburb of Glebe. This church was originally designed by Thomas Rowe in the Victorian Academic Gothic architectural style and built in 1876 on the corner of Parramatta and Glebe Point Road. In 1927, traffic noise caused the church to be move, stone by numbered stone, to its present location in Bridge Road. It was almost demolished in the 1970s but a credit squeeze saved it from development. It had been used as a restaurant in recent years but was recently restored and put up for sale.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Pyrmont, Blackwattle Bay, Anzac Bridge

The lights from Anzac Bridge create long reflections in Blackwattle Bay, looking towards the inner city suburb of Pyrmont and the Sydney skyline, on a stormy evening.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

The Rocks, Australian Steamship Navigation Company building

The Australian Steamship Navigation Company building (ASNC) is located on the corner of Hickson Road and George Street at The Rocks. This warehouse and office building was designed by William Wardell in the Federation Anglo-Dutch style and completed in 1884. It now features galleries, retail space, restaurants and commercial office space. This is just up the road from the buildings I featured earlier in the week.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

The Rocks, telephone box

This heritage telephone box is located along George Street, in The Rocks. These red Temperate Style public phone boxes were installed until the 1980s by the Post Master General and later Telecom Australia. There aren't many of these remaining in operation apart from some in historical precincts such as The Rocks.

Monday, 9 July 2012

The Rocks, Sailor's Home

The former Sailor's Home is located along George Street at The Rocks. The original block was designed by Weaver & Kemp and built in 1864 in the Victorian Italianate architectural style, as cheap, clean accommodation for sailors. The streetfront block was designed by Spain & Cosh and built in 1926 in the Inter-War Free Classical architectural style. A continuous parapet in Classical Revival style links the blocks. The Sailor's Home hosted sailors until the 1970s and now houses a gallery and a restaurant.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

The Rocks, Coroner's Court

The former Coroner's Court building is located along George Street at The Rocks. It was designed by Walter Liberty Vernon and built in 1906, in the Federation Free Style of architecture. It also once incorporated the now demolished city morgue, which was behind the court on Circular Quay West. It was a coroner's court until 1971 and now houses a gallery and shop.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Sydney Park, chimneys

The sun drops down behind these trees and chimneys at Sydney Park, which is in the inner city suburb of Alexandria, on the border with St Peters. These chimneys were once part of brickworks begun by Henry Goodsell in 1840. Bedford Brickworks were opened by Josiah Gentle in 1893, later taken over by Austral Brickworks in 1933. The brickworks operated here until 1970 before being redeveloped as parkland.
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Thursday, 5 July 2012

Eveleigh, Carriageworks, sign

This sign is located at the entrance to CarriageWorks, a multi-venue arts centre in the inner city suburb of Eveleigh. CarriageWorks is housed in the former Eveleigh railway yards which were built between 1880 and 1889. The railway workshops on this site closed in 1988 and the heritage buildings were redeveloped into an art centre dedicated to the development and presentation of contemporary arts.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Newtown, silo apartments


These former grain silos have been converted into apartments, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. They are part of the former Crago Flour Mills, a former industrial estate beside the railway lines, which has had its factory buildings and silos reused in a new residential estate.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Newtown, court house

The Newtown Court House is located along Australia Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. It was designed by Colonial Architect James Barnet and built in 1885, in the Victorian Italianate architectural style and is still in use today as a local court.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Newtown, street art

This is part of a mural on a shop on the corner of King Street and Rochford Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. The artwork was created by Days One, who are Peque and Sykoh. The theme is: "This summer Sky is the limit… Make money money… say make money money!!" It features a masked graffiti artist kangaroo, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney skyline.
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Sunday, 1 July 2012

Alexandria, The Grounds (Theme Day: Chimneys)

This tall factory chimney rises above the Alexandria Creative Parkin the inner city suburb of Alexandria. It was once used by the James Barnes linseed oil factory and is now part of "The Grounds of Alexandria", which is a former factory building which has been transformed into a café, bakery and in-house roastery. On the corner of Bourke Road and Huntley Street, it features an organic vegetable and herb garden supplying the kitchen, a courtyard with a fountain and a children's play area.
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