Friday, 28 February 2014

Kogarah, St George Private Hospital

A perfectly sunny day with a blue sky above was about to turn overcast and grey when the clouds quickly rolled in, as seen in the reflections in these windows of the St George Private Hospital in the southern suburb of Kogarah. I happened to be in the right place at the right time to capture such a shot.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Maroubra Beach

The signs warn of a dangerous current at the northern end of Maroubra Beach but one lone swimmer is still contemplating the surf.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Botany, St Matthew's Anglican Church

St Matthew's Anglican Church is located along Botany Road in the eastern suburb of Botany. The original church on this site was erected in 1841 and this church which replaced it in 1862 is amongst the oldest in Australia.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Botany, School of Arts

The Botany School of Arts building is located along Botany Road in the eastern suburb of Botany. It was built in 1867 in the Victorian architectural style. It now houses the John Brotchie Memorial Pre-School, named after a former Town Clerk of Botany Council. The mural at the front is in the style of a children's painting.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Maroubra Beach

The view from the cliff above the northern end of Maroubra Beach in the eastern suburb of Maroubra. The name of the suburb is a local Aboriginal word meaning "place of thunder".

Friday, 21 February 2014

Maroubra, Holy Family Catholic Church

The Holy Family Catholic Church is located along Maroubra Road, in the eastern suburb of Maroubra. This heritage listed church was built in 1940 in the Neo-Romanesque architectural style.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Coogee, rotunda

Grant Reserve is located directly to the south of Coogee Beach, in the eastern suburb of Coogee. This domed rotunda and grassed amphitheatre host live performances, with the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Moore Park, Royal Hall of Industries

The Royal Hall of Industries is located along Drivar Avenue in the eastern suburb of Moore Park. It was built in 1913 in the Federation architectural style. It was also known as the as the Showbag Pavilion, in the days when it was part of the Royal Agricultural Society's Showground. The Sydney Royal Easter Show is similar to a State Fair and showbags were originally free sample bags from vendors or brand groups. These days it is part of The Entertainment Quarter and hosts special events, fairs and festivals.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Darling Harbour, footbridge

This contemporary footbridge was reconstructed in 2012 as part of the Darling Quarter redevelopment at Darling Harbour. It takes pedestrians over Harbour Street, from Liverpool Street to the new office developments near Tumbalong Park.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Little Bay, sculpture

This sculpture is located along the coast looking out on the Pacific Ocean, in the eastern suburb of Little Bay. The bronze sculpture depicts a painting on an ease of a historic event at this coastline. The event was the world’s largest sculpture created in 1969, when international artist Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude wrapped the coastline in fabric, calling it: “Wrapped Coast – One Million Square Feet, Little Bay, Sydney, Australia”. The inscription reads: Remembering Christo and Jeanne-Claude -1969.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Martin Place, Living Colour

This "Living Colour" floral display has been installed along Martin Place to add some colour to the city. The new orange "T" signs, indicating the entrances to Martin Place railway station, have been installed here. These signs are on trial at the moment but have been criticised by designers this week who believe will cause confusion and aren't an improvement on the pictograms they will replace.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Botanic Gardens, Lewis Wolfe Levy Fountain

The Lewis Wolfe Levy Fountain is located in the Royal Botanic Gardens. This Art Nouveau fountain was created by English sculptor Charles Bell Birch, commissioned by the family of politician and businessman Lewis Wolfe Levy in 1889. It is surmounted with a bronze statue of a young woman (supposedly the Goddess Diana) with a heron, reeds and frogs at the base. The four corners of the fountain have large bronze drinking bubblers mounted on them.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Botanic Gardens, Taronga Wild! Rhinos

"Taronga Wild! Rhinos" is an art event featuring a huge herd of wildly colourful rhino sculptures installed around Sydney from February to April 2014. This mass public art exhibition helps raise awareness and valuable funds for Taronga Zoo’s Black Rhino breeding program and conservation projects. This colourful rhino is located in the Royal Botanic Gardens, near Farm Cove. "Put A Lid On It" was created by Jane Gillings using discarded plastic container lids and bottle caps.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Garden Island, ADV Ocean Shield

The Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield is an Offshore Support Vessel which is usually moored at the Garden Island dockyards, in the eastern suburb of Potts Point. The ship was built for a Norwegian shipping company and originally named MVS Skandi Bergen. During construction, the vessel was sold to the Royal Australian Navy. It began naval service on 30 June 2012, when it was renamed Ocean Shield.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Garden Island, hammerhead crane

This hammerhead crane dominates the skyline at Garden Island naval dockyard, in the eastern suburb of Potts Point. Built in 1951, it is one of only 15 still standing in the world but has not been used since 1996, so will soon be demolished. Garden Island is a major marine engineering and refit centre for the Royal Australian Navy and Thales Australia. This view across Woolloomooloo Bay, in Sydney Harbour, is from The Domain.
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Thursday, 6 February 2014

Government House Gate, car

This vintage car is parked outside the Government House Gate at the Royal Botanic Gardens. This 1930 Buick seven-seater sedan was being used as a wedding car, bringing the occupants here to this picturesque location to have their wedding.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Government House

Government House is located in the grounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens. It was the official residence of 27 Governors of New South Wales from 1846 to 1996. Since then, the Historic Houses Trust has managed it as a museum and a 'working State House' with public guided tours, vice-regal receptions and government, community and cultural events taking place there every week. Government House was designed by Edward Blore and built from 1837 to 1847, in the Gothic Revival architectural style.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Martin Place, Taronga Wild! Rhinos

"Taronga Wild! Rhinos" is an art event that features a huge herd of wildly colourful rhino sculptures installed around Sydney in February. This mass public art exhibition helps raise awareness and valuable funds for Taronga Zoo’s Black Rhino breeding program and conservation projects. This rhino is located in Martin Place outside the studios of Channel 7one of the sponsors. "Sunrise: Wake up with friends" was created by the crew of the breakfast show Sunrise and signed by the presenters.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Botanic Gardens, Government House Gate (Theme Day: Entry)

The Government House Gate is one of the main entrances of the Royal Botanic Gardens. It stands beside the Conservatorium of Music and leads to Government House. This view is from just inside the Royal Botanic Gardens, looking back towards Conservatorium Road, Macquarie Street and the Sydney skyline.
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