Thursday 28 February 2013

Paddington, Reservoir Gardens

One of the entrances to the Paddington Reservoir Gardens, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. This former underground reservoir was renovated in 2009 to create an urban sanctuary with lawns, flower beds, shaded seating and a fish pond. 

Wednesday 27 February 2013

Rookwood, vault

This sandstone family vault built in the Gothic Revival architectural style is located in the Anglican section of Rookwood Cemetery, in the eastern suburb of Rookwood. Continuing the look around Rookwood from the last three days.

Tuesday 26 February 2013

Rookwood, chapel

The Sacred Heart Catholic Chapel in Rookwood Necropolis, in the western suburb of Rookwood. The chapel was built in 1928, when the railway line had been extended and Mortuary Station Number Three was built nearby. The funeral train services were discontinued in 1948. The chapel wasfully restored in 2011 and is used again for funeral services.

Monday 25 February 2013

Rookwood, vault

This family vault was built in 1927 in the art deco architectural style is located in the Anglican section of Rookwood Cemetery. This family vault was built for Frederick Poate, Surveyor-General of New South Wales, his wife Julia Poate and their descendants.
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Sunday 24 February 2013

Rookwood, shrine

This shrine is located in the Rookwood Necropolis, in the western suburb of Rookwood. It was erected in 1972 in the Catholic section, in memory of the souls of the departed whose bodies are buried in the cemetery.
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Thursday 21 February 2013

Glebe, viaduct

This viaduct cuts through the middle of Wentworth Park, in inner west suburb of Glebe. It was built in 1922 to carry the freight railway line between Darling Harbour and Rozelle Goods Yards. It now carries the Metro Light Rail line, a tram between Central railway station and Lilyfield. Sydney Tower and the MLC Centre can be seen in the distance.

Wednesday 20 February 2013

Ultimo, Powerhouse Museum

The Powerhouse Museum is located along Harris Street, in the inner city suburb of Ultimo. This view of the museum includes the former Ultimo post office in the foreground which is on the corner of William Henry Street. The museum is located in the former Ultimo power station built in 1899 to power Sydney's electric tram system, which finished service in 1961. The Powerhouse Museum opened in 1988 and houses a collection of exhibits covering history, science, technology, design, industry, decorative arts, music, transport and space exploration.

Tuesday 19 February 2013

Ultimo, Powerhouse Museum, fire engines

These historic fire engines are on display at the Powerhouse Museum, in the inner city suburb of Ultimo, near Darling Harbour. The red one is a horse-drawn, steam pump fire engine made by Merryweather & Sons at Greenwich, England, in 1895 and used at Broken Hill, New South Wales. The green one is a portable, single cylinder four horsepower steam engine made by Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies, Orwell Works, at Ipswich, England in 1904 and used at Parkes, New South Wales.

Monday 18 February 2013

Glebe, incinerator

The former Glebe Incinerator is located at the end of Forsyth Street, in the inner west suburb of Glebe. It was designed by Walter Burley Griffin and built in 1933 in the art deco architecural style. It operated until 1949 and then the furnace and flue were demolished in 1952. The remaining part of the shed and chimney stack were restored and reinterpreted in 2006 and the building is now used as a community hall and function centre.

Sunday 17 February 2013

Centennial Park, sculpture

This sculpture of forged steel reeds stands amongst natural reeds beside the Duck Pond in Centennial Park. It is part of the award winning Wetland Interpretive Maze, which contains sculptures by Jane Cavanough created in 1998 from recycled materials.

Saturday 16 February 2013

Sans Souci, marina, sunset

A sunset view of the marina at the St George Motor Boat Club at sunset, in the southern suburb of Sans Souci. The boats are reflected in the waters of the Georges River, with the Captain Cook Bridge in the distance. A daytime view can be seen here.

Thursday 14 February 2013

Strand Arcade, Valentine's Day decorations

The historic Strand Arcade is a shopping arcade that runs between George Street and Pitt Street, which was built in 1891 in the Victorian architectural style. This year the sky bridges have been decorated with hearts and flowers for Valentine's Day.

Tuesday 12 February 2013

Customs Square, sand sculpture

This life size sand sculpture of the inside of an aircraft was located in Customs Square at Circular Quay last week. It was part of a Qantas Airlines and Gold Coast Tourism promotion  and was created by a team of sand sculptors from Sand In Your Eyes .

Monday 11 February 2013

Botanic Gardens, Lion Gate

The Lion Gate leads to the Lion Gate Lodge, originally the home of the Head Gardener in the Royal Botanic Gardens. The lodge is now a function centre and it was renamed in 1979 after the two iron statues, "The Lion" and "The Lioness", which guard this gate. They were presented to the Botanic Gardens in 1912 by the executors of the estate of Edward Sanders and restored in 1989.

Sunday 10 February 2013

Botanic Gardens, tree

This Bottle Tree with a severe lean has been braced to prevent it toppling onto the footpath in the Royal Botanic Gardens.
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Friday 8 February 2013

Matraville, Pioneer Memorial Park

The clouds roll in over the monuments in Pioneer Memorial Park, which is part of the the Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, in the eastern suburb of Matraville. The park was created in 1976 as a memorial of early pioneers and prominent citizens of the colony of New South Wales and features memorials that were transported from early Sydney burial grounds.

Thursday 7 February 2013

Haymarket, Australian Chinese Ex-Services Monument

The Australian Chinese Ex-Services Monument is located on the corner of Liverpool Street and Dixon Street in Haymarket. It was unveiled in 2003 as a tribute to war veterans of Chinese descent who have served in the Australian armed forces.

Tuesday 5 February 2013

Maroubra, St Johns Anglican Church

St Johns Anglican Church is located along Maroubra Road in the eastern suburb of Maroubra. It feautures an impressive white bell tower against a blue sky which doesn't actually contain a bell these days.

Monday 4 February 2013

Glebe, The Nag's Head Hotel

The Nag's Head Hotel is located along St Johns Road, in the inner city suburb of Glebe. This pub was built in the 1860s and was originally known as the Town Hall Hotel, being opposite Glebe Town Hall. In 1986 it was refurbished and renamed.

Sunday 3 February 2013

Milsons Point, Sydney Harbour Bridge

This view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is from the north shore suburb of Milsons Point. A small gazebo is located in this small reserve along Alfred Street South, outside the North Sydney Olympic Swimming Pool. 

Saturday 2 February 2013

Circular Quay, cafe

This cafe is located on the foreshore at East Circular Quay with great views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline. The brick and sandstone building with timber and roughcast gables on each fa├žade was the former Harbourmaster's Office. 
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