Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Botanic Gardens, Lotus Pond

The Lotus Pond is linked to the Main Pond in the Royal Botanic Gardens. The pond is almost completely covered in lotus or water lilies in spring, which will now bloom over summer. The fountain in the middle and the lamp to the right side are almost lost amongst the plants. The pond looks very different in autumn and winter.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Botanic Gardens, Herb Garden

Monday, 29 December 2014

Botanic Gardens, Wuganmagulya

"Wuganmagulya" is an artwork in the walkway along the shore of Farm Cove, in the Royal Botanic Gardens. It was created by indigenous artist Brenda L. Croft in 2000 and comprises terrazzo and stained concrete insets into the pathway depicting figures such as these sea creatures from Sydney rock carvings, some of which are now lost. Wuganmagulya is the Aboriginal name for Farm Cove.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Botanic Gardens, sundial

This sundial stands in the middle of the Herb Garden, in the Royal Botanic Garden. It is an armillary sphere sundial made of silicon bronze that weighs 1500kg and is 2.4m tall with a 1.5m internal ring diameter. It was designed by John Ward and Margaret Folkard in 1994 and features herbs modelled in clay in high relief by sculptor Karen Rumpf from drawings by Botanic Gardens’ illustrator Marion Westmacott.

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Government House, fountain

Friday, 26 December 2014

St Mary's Cathedral, The Lights of Christmas





"The Lights of Christmas" was a light projection show on the façade of St Mary's Cathedral every night from 9th December until 25th December.This view of the illuminated façade is from Cathedral Square, beside Cook and Philip Park. This year's theme is "Service" and one of the animation series featured "The Twelve Days of Christmas" song which begins with a partridge in a pear tree.

Thursday, 25 December 2014

St Mary's Cathedral, The Lights of Christmas

"The Lights of Christmas" is a light projection show on the façade of St Mary's Cathedral, every night from 9th December until tonight 25th December. This view is from Cathedral Square, beside Cook and Philip Park. "The Madonna and Child" series features painted images from the renaissance to modern day. Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Pitt Street Mall, LEGO Christmas Tree

The LEGO Christmas Tree is located in Pitt Street Mall outside Westfield Sydney Centrepoint shopping centre. The tree is constructed from LEGO bricks, has a koala up near the top and is surrounded by presents, toy soldiers, candy canes, a reindeer, a sleigh and a life-sized Santa with a surfboard because it's Summer in Australia.
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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Commercial Traveller’s Association Building, The Lights of Christmas




The Commercial Traveller’s Association Building is located at the MLC Centre, on the corner of Martin Place and Castlereagh Street. The facade of the building was featuring The Lights of Christmas, a light projection show from 8th December. It was interrupted last week by the nearby tragic siege in Martin Place. The area in front of this building has since become a memorial to the two victims with thousands of people leaving flowers and tributes.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Australian Mutual Fire Insurance Building, The Lights of Christmas

The former Australian Mutual Fire Insurance Building is located on the corner of Pitt Street and King Street at the entrance of Pitt Street Mall. The facade of the building is featuring The Lights of Christmas, a light projection show from 27th November until 25th December.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

St Mary's Cathedral, The Lights of Christmas






St Mary's Cathedral is featuring the "The Lights of Christmas", a light projection show, from 9th December until 25th December. The illuminated 75 metre high façade is viewed here from Cathedral Square, beside Cook and Philip Park. 

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Liverpool Arms Hotel, The Lights of Christmas


































The former Liverpool Arms Hotel is located on the corner of Pitt Street and King Street at the entrance of Pitt Street Mall. The facade of the building is featuring The Lights of Christmas, a light projection show from 27th November until 25th December.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Sydney Tower, Glasshouse

These three different buildings along Pitt Street Mall are viewed from King Street at dusk. From left to right, they are the Glasshouse office tower, the J.P. Morgan building and Sydney Tower.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Botanic Gardens, The Palm House

The Palm House is located in the Royal Botanic Gardens. It was erected in 1876 and is the oldest glasshouse in New South Wales. It is now used for exhibitions and as a function centre. It recently hosted an art exhibit called "Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?" which brought together the work of three artists who share a pleasure in drawing the natural world.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Botanic Gardens, Japanese Lantern

This Japanese Lantern is located beside the Lotus Pond, in the Royal Botanic Gardens. The pond is filled with lotus or water lilies at this time of year. The Japanese Garden was established in 1921 and features sandstone lanterns made by F.J. Read.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Woolloomooloo, corner shop

This former corner shop and residence is located on the corner of Forbes Street and Wilson Street, in the inner city suburb of Woolloomooloo. It was built in 1885 in the Victorian Italianate architectural style. Beside it, along Forbes Street, are a couple of terrace houses and another residential building built in the Victorian style. The colours are very eye-catching.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Woolloomooloo, school

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Redfern, St. Saviour’s Anglican Church

St. Saviour’s Anglican Church is located along Young Street, in the inner city suburb of Redfern. This heritage listed church was designed by Cyril and Arthur Blacket and built in 1885 in the Victorian Romanesque architectural style.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Circular Quay, Ship Inn

The Ship Inn is located on the corner of Pitt Street and Alfred Street at Circular Quay. This heritage listed hotel was designed in the Federation Free Classical style and built in 1902. It has been incorporated into the Gateway office building behind it.

Friday, 12 December 2014

The Rocks, Gloucester Street, terrace houses

These heritage listed terrace houses are located along Gloucester Street at the Rocks. They were built in 1914 in the Federation or Edwardian architectural style and are good examples of public housing constructed in this era. The terraces stand in the block between Gloucester Street and Cambridge Street. Gloucester Street was raised in 1910 which means the pavement in front of this building is not aligned with the road. The terraces have been continued to be used for public housing until recently when the state government has decided to sell high-value public housing properties.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

The Rocks, Susannah Place Museum

The entrance to the Susannah Place Museum is down the stairs from Gloucester Street and along the Cumberland Place laneway at The Rocks. Susannah Place is a terrace of four houses built by Irish immigrants in 1844 and includes a recreated corner shop whose window can be seen here. The heritage listed museum allows visitors to experience how families lived, worked and played in the past.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Darlinghurst, Taylor Square, fountain

This fountain is located in Taylor Square, on the corner of Oxford Street and Flinders Street, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. It is located beside a pedestrian mall that was once part of Bourke Street, featuring traffic bollards look like giant screws. The stormwater from the paved areas of Taylor Square is collected via grates, treated and used in the fountain. The artwork on the former Commercial Bank building in the distance was supposed to be temporary but is popular and remains.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Circular Quay, cafe

This heritage listed building is located along the foreshore of Sydney Harbour at East Circular Quay. The former Harbour Master's Office was constructed in 1910 in the Federation architectural style and is now the Portobello Caffe.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Pitt Street, mural

"Here, Now" is a public art installation on the side of an office building in Pitt Street, near Park Street. It was created by Sydney-based graffiti artist Elliott Routledge also known as Numskull for the Art & About Sydney Festival.
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