Friday, 31 January 2014

Sydney Harbour, sunset

This view of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge across Sydney Harbour is from Mrs Macquaries Point, in The Domain. 
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Thursday, 30 January 2014

Bondi, Birrell Street Manor

Birrell Street Manor is located on the corner of Birrell Street and Tasman Street, in the eastern suburb of Bondi. This eccentric 19th century building, which has been a saddlery, a butcher's shop and a grocery store, is now part residence, part chiropractor and osteopath studio.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Randwick, Rainbow Street Public School

The Rainbow Street Public School is located along Rainbow Street, in the eastern suburb of Randwick. This brightly coloured, heritage listed building was built in 1929. Today is the first day back at school for public school students after the summer holidays.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Randwick, fire station

This Randwick fire station is located along The Avenue, in the eastern suburb of Randwick. It was designed by by Walter Liberty Vernon in the Federation Free architectural style and built in 1908.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Macquarie Street, Australia Day CARnivale

The Australia Day CARnivale is an annual event organised by Supercar d’Elegance collaborated with the Australia Day Council NSW. This 1949 Ford Anglia Tourer was one of the cars displayed on Macquarie Street outside the Hyde Park Barracks Museum yesterday. The event, also known as a Concours d’Elegance, is a gathering of prestigious vehicles which extends into nearby streets and surrounding precincts.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Kurnell, monument

This small monument is located on the rocky shore at Silver Beach, in the southern suburb of Kurnell. It marks the first landing on Australian soil by Captain James Cook, on the shore of Botany Bay in 1770. The English explorer, navigator and cartographer led the first recorded European expedition to navigate and map the eastern coastline of Australia. When the First Fleet arrived here to create a colony, they found this area unsuitable for settlement, so they moved further north, arriving at Sydney Cove in Port Jackson on 26 January 1788. This day is now celebrated as Australia Day, our national day. The grander Captain Cook Memorial Obelisk is located in the reserve behind the beach but this monument remains as a marker for the actual spot where the expedition came ashore.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Cockle Bay, boat

This boats is moored in Cockle Bay at Darling Harbour, near the Western Distributor flyovers, on a beautifully sunny day.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Millers Point, South African War Memorial

The South African War Memorial stands in Observatory Park on Observatory Hill, in the inner city suburb of Millers Point. The memorial is a sandstone block obelisk with semi-circular stone surround, faced with a bronze dedicatory name plaque and a guns dating back to this era. It is dedicated in 1940 to the volunteers from New South Wales who answered the call to who responded to the call to fight in the Boer War (1899-1902) in South Africa. This location provides a great view towards Dawes Point and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

State Library of New South Wales, Mitchell Wing

The front entrance of the Mitchell Wing of the State Library of New South Wales, is located along Shakespeare Place, off Macquarie Street. The State Library of New South Wales is the oldest library in Australia. The Mitchell Wing was completed in 1910 and built to house the immense and unrivalled collection of Australiana donated by book collector David Scott Mitchell to the people of New South Wales. The facade of this heritage listed building is designed in the Neo Classical architectural style. The "Form 1 Planet" sign in the scene on the banners is promoting a photographic exhibition currently in the Exhibition Galleries.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Sydney Hospital, Robert Brough Memorial Fountain

The ornate Robert Brough Memorial Fountain is located near the Nightingale Wing of Sydney Hospital. This three tiered cast iron fountain from the Colebrookdale (UK) factory features a group of brolgas surmounted by black swans. It is dedicated to Robert Brough (1857 - 1906) an actor born in England and made his debut there as a comedian in 1870. He and his actress wife, Florence Trevelyn, travelled to Australia in 1885, where their combined talents in musical comedy endeared them to audiences.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Botanic Gardens, Exxopolis

'Exxopolis' is a large-scale inflatable sculpture temporarily located outside the Royal Botanic Gardens on the Sydney Opera House forecourt for the Festival of Sydney. This luminarium is a labyrinth of tunnels and spacious domes constructed of translucent vinyl filled with a kaleidoscope of light and colour. The name Exxopolis acknowledges Eggopolis, the first luminarium created by Architects of Air, the ‘GG’ having been replaced by ‘XX’ to refer to the 20th luminarium design and the 20th anniversary of the company. In 2011, "'Mirazozo'" was another luminarium located at this site.

Monday, 20 January 2014

State Library of New South Wales, statue

This bronze statue of Lieutenant General Sir Richard Bourke (1777–1855) stands outside the State Library of New South Wales, off Macquarie Street. He was an Irish-born Governor of New South Wales from 1831-1837. The sculpture on a granite plinth was created by Edward Hodges Baily and unveiled in 1842.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

East Circular Quay, Research

This sculpture is located at Bennelong Apartments, beside Moore Stairs at East Circular Quay. "Research" was created by Tom Bass in 1956-1959. It was formerly located on the ICI Building at this location which was replaced by this apartment building in 2000.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Circular Quay, boat

This cruise boat departs from the Eastern Pontoon wharf at East Circular Quay. That's the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, spanning Sydney Harbour, in the background.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Hyde Park, Sacrilege

This artwork is currently located in Hyde Park, near St Mary's Cathedral, during the Sydney Festival from the 9th January 2014 to 26th January 2014."Sacrilege", by artist Jeremy Deller, reimagines Stonehenge as a life-size inflatable castle which people can bounce on. It was originally commissioned by Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art and the Mayor of London for the London 2012 Festival.
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Thursday, 16 January 2014

Paddington, shops

This commercial and residential building is located along Oxford Street, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. It contains four shops on the ground floor and flats above on the first floor.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Paddington, Reservoir Gardens

Paddington Reservoir Gardens are on the corner of Oxford Street and Oatley Road, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. The remains of a former 19th century underground reservoir were redeveloped in 2009 to create an urban sanctuary with lawns, flower beds, shaded seating and a fish pond water feature.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Paddington, Paddington Arms Hotel

The Paddington Arms Hotel is located along Oxford Street, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. This is another example of a monumental façade found along this shopping strip.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Paddington, bank

This Commonwealth Bank branch is located along Oxford Street in the inner city suburb of Paddington. The monumental façade of this shopfront is one of many found along this shopping strip.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Bondi Junction, Holy Cross Catholic Church

Holy Cross Catholic Church is located along Adelaide Street, in the eastern suburb of Bondi Junction. This heritage listed brick building in the parish of Woollhara was designed by Austin Mackay in the art deco architectural style and built in 1940.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Rose Bay, ferry wharf

The Rose Bay ferry wharf reflected in Sydney Harbour, in the eastern suburb of Rose Bay.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Sydney Harbour, boat

The view across Sydney Harbour at sunset, towards Garden Island and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The boat seems to always be moored here, off the eastern suburb of Darling Point.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Paddington, Paddington Inn

The Paddington Inn is located on the corner of corner of Oxford Street and William Street, in the inner city suburb of Paddington.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Paddington, John Thompson Fountain

The John Thompson Fountain is located in Walter Read Reserve, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. It is part of the Paddington Reservoir Gardens, the redeveloped 19th century reservoir, at the corner of Oatley Road and Oxford Street. John Thompson was a poet and broadcaster who loved Paddington.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Paddington, Imperial Hotel

The Imperial Hotel is located on the corner of Oxford Street and Underwood Street, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. It was built in 1910 in the Edwardian architectural style and has been owned by the same family for over 100 years. Yesterday was the twelfth day of Christmas so the decorations on the facade should be coming down now.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Rookwood Memorial Gardens and Crematorium

The Rookwood Memorial Gardens and Crematorium are located in the middle of Rookwood Cemetery, in the western suburb of Rookwood. This heritage listed building features the East Chapel, West Chapel, South Chapel and Columbarium Room. It was designed by architect Frank Bloomfield in the Italianate architectural style. Opening in 1925, it is the oldest and longest serving crematorium in Australia.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Rookwood, sundial

The sun dial is located in the Rookwood Memorial Gardens alongside the Crematorium, in the western suburb of Rookwood. It features plaques dedicated to the memory of members of the Powell family.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

The Rocks, gas lamp

This gas street lamp is located along Harrington Street at The Rocks. Gas lighting in the streets of Sydney was inaugurated in 1841. The first electric street lights were switched on in 1904. This is one of a few remaining gas lights and it is still functioning.

Friday, 3 January 2014

The Rocks, Argyle Bridge, lamp post

The Argyle Bridge, built in 1911, carries Cumberland Street over the Argyle Cut and Argyle Street at The Rocks. These obelisk shaped pylons with original light fittings are on either side of the road at the north and south approaches to the bridge.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

The Rocks, Village Bizarre

This unusual location sign featuring a nest and giant egg was located in Argyle Street at The Rocks. It was one of the signs used to promote the annual The Rocks Village Bizarre. The event features night market stalls on Friday nights in November and December along with some very crazy and bizarre entertainment.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

The Rocks, New Year's Eve

The Australian Steamship Navigation Company building and Campbell's Stores with the replica of a square-rigged colonial sailing ship mast, at The Rocks. The New Year's Eve 2013 theme was "Shine" with these banners designed by artist and musician Reg Mombassa displayed around the city. This shot is in the reverse direction of the one I featured yesterday.
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