Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Tamarama, Sculpture by the Sea

Waterlily 2009, by Jack Clutterbuck
Chardin’s Table (After The Attributes Of Civilian Music) by David Horton 
Space 2004 by Eiji Hayakawa 
In Search Of The Sea by Peter Tilley 
Transition by Greer Taylor
The 16th annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition is currently located along the coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama, from the 18th October to 4th November 2012. These sculptures are located on the cliffs at Tamarama with a Pacific Ocean backdrop.
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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Tamarama, Sculpture By The Sea

Whale Hide 2 by Tony Davis
Finding Alternatives (3 elements) by Mike MacGregor

No Return by Ken Unsworth AM


Stationary Shape by Haruyuki Uchida
Regenerate by Kate Dunn
Eastern 1983/1985 by Sir Anthony Caro
The 16th annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition is running until 4th November 2012. It is located on the two kilometre coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama. These sculptures are located at Marks Park in Tamarama.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Tamarama, Sculpture By The Sea

The Change Room by Peter Zappa
Kaleidoscope Cube by Alex Richie
Sculpture: Shelter <> Flow: Resistance_Beacon_v2.0 by Michael Dickson

Dump by Paul Caporn
The 16th annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition is currently running along the coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama. These sculptures at the beach at Tamarama have the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Tamarama, Sculpture By The Sea

Sea's Nest by Zhang Yangen
Barrel Roll by Peter Lundberg 
Embrace-Sentinel Series by Richard Rhodes
Twice Twist Bands
-Done- by Thomas Reifferscheid
Sculpture by the Sea is the world's largest annual free public outdoor sculpture exhibition. The 16th annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition is running from 18th October to 4th November 2012. It is located on the two kilometre coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama. These sculptures at Marks Park in Tamarama have the Pacific Ocean and North Bondi as a backdrop.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

HSBC Centre, 580 George

HSBC Centre is a 37 storey skyscraper in a contemporary art deco architectural style, that was completed in 1988. It is located on the corner of George Street and Bathurst Street. Also known as 580 George, this building contains commercial office and retail space. The main entrance to the commercial tower is on George Street and the retail section can also be accessed via a pedestrian underpass from Town Hall railway station.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Anzac Bridge

The view from the Anzac Bridge walkway, looking towards Pyrmont and the city skyline.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Parramatta, obelisk

This obelisk was erected in Parramatta Park in 1890 to mark the location of an astronomical observatory that once stood here. According to the inscription, Parramatta Observatory was founded in 1822 by Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, Governor of New South Wales. The transit stones, which remain in their original location, formed a stable base for the transit instrument – a telescope that moved on a north south axis which was used to measure longitude and the exact positions of the stars. In 1828, Surveyor Thomas Mitchell used these stones as a meridian mark for the first trigonometric survey of Australia. The observatory was closed in 1848 and the building was demolished in 1876 after it became dilapidated.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Parramatta, The Bath House

The Bath House is a historic structure in Parramatta Park, in the western suburb of Parramatta. It was designed by Colonial Architect S. L. Harris and built in 1823 for Governor Thomas Brisbane. Water was pumped into it from the nearby river, while used water was run off into a nearby duck pond. In 1886, the bath house was converted to a pavillion for picnics or as a bandstand. Unfortunately the domes and turret were removed at this time.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Parramatta, Boer War Memorial

The Boer War Memorial is located in Parramatta Park, in the western suburb of Parramatta. It commemorates Australian participation in the Boer War. The Volunteer Lancers were the first Australian troops to arrive in South Africa in 1899. The memorial was erected in 1904 using four Doric columns, the entablature blocks and the cornice from the former Parramatta Courthouse, designed by Mortimer Lewis in 1837. In the centre of the memorial, a broken pillar signifies "life broken short" to remember the lives lost in the war.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Parramatta, Prince Alfred Park, rotunda

This rotunda is located in Prince Alfred Park, in the western suburb of Parramatta. This 1.6 hectare park was originally the site of Australia’s first gaol which was completed in 1797. The park honours Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, who was the second son of Queen Victoria and the first British monarch to visit Australia in 1867-68. On his second, whilst picnicking in the beachfront suburb of Clontarf on the 12 March 1868, he was wounded in the back by a revolver fired by Henry James O'Farrell.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Parramatta, Gollan Memorial Clock Tower

This sandstone clock tower is located in Prince Alfred Park, in the western suburb of Parramatta. The park honours Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, who was the second son of Queen Victoria. The Gollan Memorial Clock Tower was erected in 1954 to commemorate the services to the district of the Honourable G C Gollan, Member of the Legislative Assembly and former cabinet minister.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Parramatta, Buttons Bridge

Buttons Bridge crosses the Parramatta River, in the western suburb of Parramatta. This pedestrian bridge was built in 1931 and links historic Parramatta Park to the central business district of Parramatta.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Undercliffe, Cooks River, sunset

A sunset view across the Cooks River towards Waterworth Park, in the southern suburb of Undercliffe.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club

 
The Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club sits on the cliff above Tamarama Beach, in the eastern suburb of Tamarama. The club was one of the first surf life saving clubs established in Australia in 1906. This club house was built in 1939 to replace the original wooden building which was destroyed by fire. The Surf Club Project involves a paint company and local tradesmen painting every surf club in Australia. The project was kicked off at Tamarama in 2011. Original colours are used and the iconic sign writing was also reproduced.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Leichhardt, rotunda

This rotunda is located in the middle of  Pioneers Memorial Park, in the inner west suburb of Leichhardt. This unique, contemporary rotunda was built in 1988 for Australia's Bicentennary, which marked the anniversary of European settlement in Australia in 1788.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Leichhardt, war memorial

This war memorial is located in Pioneers Memorial Park, in the inner west suburb of Leichhardt. The grey marble obelisk with a sculpture of a lady was created in 1922 as a World War 1 memorial and originally stood at the corner of Marion Street and Norton Street. This site was originally Balmain Cemetery which was used for burials until 1908. It became a public park in 1941 and the graves were moved to other cemeteries. The war memorial was moved to the park in 1949 and also became a monument for soldiers killed in World War 2. 

Monday, 15 October 2012

Leichhardt, Pioneers Memorial Park

The Norton Street entrance of the Pioneers Memorial Park, located in the inner west suburb of Leichhardt. The site was formerly Balmain Cemetery and became a place of recreation in 1941, when it was renamed to pay tribute to the pioneers of the district. The war memorial and a rotunda can be seen from here.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Pyrmont, Giba Park

Giba Park is on a cliff-top at Pyrmont Point overlooking Sydney Harbour, in the inner city suburb of Sydney. These benches carved from sandstone provide views of the city skyline and Pyrmont wharves.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Wolli Creek, Cooks River

The heritage listed Tempe House, on the foreshore of the Cooks River, is now surrounded by high rise apartment buildings in the southern suburb of Wolli Creek.
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Friday, 12 October 2012

Kyeemagh, Botany Bay, rainbow

The end of the rainbow appears in the middle of Botany Bay, viewed from the southern suburb of Kyeemagh.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Glebe, Jubilee Park, tram stop

This tram stop is located at Jubilee Park in the inner city suburb of Glebe. It was opened in 2000 as part of the Metro Light Rail line, which runs from Central railway station to Lilyfield. It utilised the former Darling Harbour branch of the Metropolitan Goods railway line.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

La Perouse, Bare Island

Looking across Conwong Bay to Bare Island on Botany Bay, which is linked by a bridge to the eastern suburb of La Perouse. This view is from the New South Wales Golf Club.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Matraville, Pioneer Memorial Park

Pioneer Memorial Park is part of the the Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, in the eastern suburb of Matraville. It was created in 1976 as a memorial of early pioneers and prominent citizens of the colony of New South Wales. It features 746 surviving memorials that were transported here in 1901 from the early Sydney burial grounds, Town Hall Cemetery, beside St Andrew's Cathedral and the Sydney Burial Ground, also known as Sandhills or Devonshire Street Ground Cemetery.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Balmain, public buildings

This heritage building is located along Darling Street, in the inner west suburb of Balmain. It was designed by James Barnet with elements of Victorian Academic Classical, Victorian Free Classical and Victorian Italianate architectural styles. The building was completed in 1887 and contains the Balmain Post Office with a clock tower, the Balmain Court House with a dome and the Balmain Police Station.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Birchgrove, Ballast Point Park, walkway

This walkway runs along the northern side of Ballast Point Park, in the inner west suburb of Birchgrove. It provides great views of Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Rozelle, Bridgewater Park

This walkway is along the edge of Bridgewater Park, in the inner west suburb of Rozelle. The marina is on Iron Cove, opposite Birkenhead Point.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Drummoyne, Birkenhead Point

The glass roof above the Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre, in the inner west suburb of Drummoyne. It spans between two former warehouse and factory buildings built in the 19th century, that were converted to retail space in the early 1980s.
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