Tuesday 30 April 2013

The Rocks, windmill

The Rocks Windmill has been installed in The Rocks Square from 12th April to 12th May. This four-storey windmill hosts events which explore the history and culture of The Rocks through art, science and imagination. It is a functioning wheat mill, providing hands-on experience for grinding wheat into flour. It is also an intimate venue for productions and events.

Monday 29 April 2013

Paddington, The Captain Cook Hotel

The Captain Cook Hotel is located on the corner of Flinders Street and Moore Park Road, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. It was designed by John Burcham Clamp in the Federation Anglo-Dutch architectural style and built in 1914. It features a large bust of Captain James Cook, navigator and astronomer who led the voyage of the first Europeans to reach the east coast of Australia, landing at Botany Bay in April 1770.

Sunday 28 April 2013

Woolloomooloo, railway line

This railway bridge carries the Eastern Suburbs Railway Line between Kings Cross and Martin Place, over the inner city suburb of Woolloomooloo. This Oscar suburban train is about to enter the enter the tunnel below The Domain.

Saturday 27 April 2013

Darling Harbour, Sydney skyline

This view of the Sydney skyline is from a wharf at the Australian National Maritime Museum on Cockle Bay at Darling Harbour. Some of the landmark buildings seen here are Sydney Tower and the MLC Centre dominating the sky and Sydney Sea Life Aquarium and Wild Life Sydney Zoo at King Street Wharf.

Thursday 25 April 2013

Anzac Memorial, Sacrifice

"Sacrifice" is a sculpture located inside the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park. It was created by Rayner Hoff as the central motif of the memorial’s design, symbolising the spirit of courage, endurance and sacrifice. It depicts a body of a young Anzac soldier lying over a shield and sword.The ANZAC memorial was opened in 1934 as a permanent memorial to those from New South Wales who served in The Great War 1914 - 1918.  Today in Australia and New Zealand is Anzac Day, commemorating the anniversary of the landing of the Australians and New Zealanders at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, Turkey in 1915.

Wednesday 24 April 2013

Circular Quay, ferry

This ferry has just departed from the Circular Quay ferry wharves, in front of the Circular Quay railway station. The Friendship is a First Fleet Class ferry acquired in 1986 that is part of the fleet that operates on the Inner Harbour routes. It was named Friendship, after the one of eleven ships of the First Fleet that sailed to Australia in 1787.

Tuesday 23 April 2013

Kogarah, taxi (Theme Day: St George's Day)

This St George Cab with the fiery dragon logo is parked at a taxi rank in the southern suburb of Kogarah. The St George District of Sydney is made up of the suburbs in the local government areas of the City of Hurstville, the City of Rockdale and the Municipality of Kogarah. Many other local businesses also and institutions have "St George" in their title including St. George Bank, St. George Hospital, St. George Illawarra Dragons (NRL Rugby League Team), St. George College of TAFE (Technical and Further Education), St. George Girls High School and the St George and Sutherland Shire Leader newspaper.
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Monday 22 April 2013

Darlinghurst, mural

This artwork is part of "We Are Here", a 15-metre-high, 75-metre-long mural lining the walls of buildings along Foley Street, a laneway in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. This giant artwork which was created by Australian street artists, illustrators and photographers, depicts some of the city’s most significant people and events using paint, collage, drawing, paste-ups, stencils and photography.
Linked to: Monday MuralBlue Monday.

Sunday 21 April 2013

Cockle Bay

Looking across Cockle Bay at Darling Harbour, the small footbridges link the wharves to pontoons and the large bridge carries the Western Distributor freeway from the city to Pyrmont, over the entrance to Tumbalong Park.

Friday 19 April 2013

Darling Harbour, Australian National Maritime Museum

These vessels are displayed at the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. The HMAS Vampire is a Daring class destroyer built in 1956. It served the Royal Australian Navy from 1959 to 1986. The HMAS Onslow is an Oberon class submarine built in 1968. Ir was decommissioned in 1999 but is still close to operational condition.

Thursday 18 April 2013

Darling Harbour, Australian National Maritime Museum

These two vessels are on permanent display at the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. The Commonwealth Lightship 4 Carpentaria, is a floating unmanned lighthouse that was built in 1917. It was anchored in locations where a permanent light could not be built, until it was retired in 1985. The HMAS Advance is a navy patrol boat that was commissioned in 1968 and served out of Darwin, Northern Territory until 1980.

Tuesday 16 April 2013

Barrack Street, Youngsters

Youngsters” is an art installation located in the Barrack Street pedestrian mall, as part of the Art and About Sydney festival. This is one of two bronze sculptures of children dressed in hoodies, baggy pants and sneakers, created by Caroline Rothwell. The other sculpture can be seen hereThe festival brings art to the city laneways and public spaces transforming them into intriguing and inviting places. 

Monday 15 April 2013

Glebe, town hall

Glebe Town Hall is located on St Johns Road between Vernon Street and Lodge Street, in the inner west suburb of Glebe. It was designed by Ambrose Thornley Jr in the Victorian Free Classical architectural style and built in 1891. In 1968, the Municipality of Glebe was merged with Leichhardt Council but the building continues to be used as a community and function centre.

Sunday 14 April 2013

Glebe, shops

These heritage listed shops and residences are located on the corner of St Johns Road and Ross Street, in the inner west suburb of Glebe. They were built from 1890 in the Federation Free Classical architectural style.

Saturday 13 April 2013

Pyrmont, Jones Bay

This view across Jones Bay to Barangaroo and the Sydney Harbour Bridge is from the inner city suburb of Pyrmont. The boats are moored beside Jones Bay Wharf and the old warehouse building on Darling Island was originally part of Sydney's port facilities. The wharves have now been redeveloped for commercial and residential purposes.

Thursday 11 April 2013

Hyde Park, mounted police

The annual RSL and Schools Remember ANZAC Commemoration Service was held yesterday at the ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park. The service has been a collaboration between schools and the New South Wales Returned and Services League every year since 1953. These school children were keen to pat the horses ridden by the NSW mounted police.

Tuesday 9 April 2013

The Domain, Domain Lodge

Domain Lodge, also known as St Mary's Lodge, is located along Mrs Macquaries Road, at the entrance to The Domain, near St Mary's Cathedral. This sandstone building was built  in 1835 as a gatehouse lodge for The Domain parkland. 

Monday 8 April 2013

Darlinghurst, terrace houses

These terrace houses are located along Flinders Street, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. These terrace houses have been built in the Victorian style architecture but painted in colours which are more usual with Federation style architecture. These colours had a revival in recent years but the trends now seem to be going towards more neutral colours such as greys and beiges.

Sunday 7 April 2013

Kyeemagh, Outdoor Gallery Exhibition

Himantopus Leucocephaws (Pied Stilts) by Leonie Worthington
Bay Watch Critters by Geoff Harvey
High Chair by Adam Galea
The Rockdale Outdoor Gallery Exhibition was located at Cook Park, in the southern suburb of Kyeemagh. This outdoor sculpture walk, near the shore of Botany Bay, ran between Saturday 16 March and Sunday 24 March.

Saturday 6 April 2013

Kyeemagh, Outdoor Gallery Exhibition

Vitaliity by Blaze Krstanoski Blazeski 
Spun Out by Ella Szpindler and Pamela Dunne
The Rockdale Outdoor Gallery Exhibition was located at Cook Park, in the southern suburb of Kyeemagh. This outdoor sculpture walk, near the shore of Botany Bay, ran between Saturday 16 March and Sunday 24 March.

Thursday 4 April 2013

Botanic Gardens, Opera on Sydney Harbour

"Opera on Sydney Harbour" is now an annual event held at Mrs Macquaries Point in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Carmen is being performed on this purpose-built floating stage on Farm Cove, between 22 March and 14 April. The stage features this huge, blood-red, Hollywood-style sign spelling the name of the title character. 
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Tuesday 2 April 2013

Surry Hills, bank

The facade of this former bank building at Taylor Square, in the inner city suburb of Surry Hills, features this brightly coloured temporary artwork. "Always Was, Always Will Be" was created by Reko Rennie and explores what it means to be an urban Aboriginal in contemporary Australian society. This view is from the Bourke Street side and includes one of the red heritage post boxes that can be found in various locations around the inner city. A front view can be seen here
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Monday 1 April 2013

Darlinghurst, Oxford Street, rainbow (Theme Day: Pedestrians Crossing)

This "Rainbow Crossing" was installed across Oxford Street at Taylor Square, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. The crossing was installed on a trial basis for this year's Sydney Mardi Gras, but many people have signed a petition to make it a permanent, visual acknowledgement of the significance of Oxford Street to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. I know this theme day is supposed to be about pedestrians actually crossing but due to my aversion of having people in my photos, I didn't actually capture any shots with pedestrians on this crossing.
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