The Art Cube Exhibition was recently held in the southern suburb of Cronulla. It featured three giant cubes in Cronulla Mall, painted by twelve local and international artists. They were located outside the recently vacated Commonwealth Bank building which was built in 1938 in the art deco architectural style. A photo of the old bank can be seen here.
Monday 31 March 2014
Sunday 30 March 2014
This bench is located in Sydney Harbour National Park, in the eastern suburb of Watsons Bay. It provides views of Camp Cove and Sydney Harbour.
Saturday 29 March 2014
Tom Uglys Bridge crosses the Georges River between the southern suburbs of Blakehurst and Sylvania. This view at dusk is from the southern end at Sylvania between the truss bridge on the left, which opened in 1929 and the box girder bridge on the right, which opened in 1987. The name of the bridge comes from Tom Uglys Point, on the northern end at Blakehurst, believed to be named after local resident Tom Huxley and transformed by the mispronunciation by local Aborigines.
Friday 28 March 2014
A blue sky filled with scattered clouds above St Mary's Cathedral, viewed from the corner of College Street and St Marys Road.
Thursday 27 March 2014
|Ichnotraces by Cassandra Daw and Felicity Yorston|
|The Collector by Ilija Uzunoski|
|Regeneration of the Princess by Blaze Krstanoski-Blazeski|
|Home Shell by Adam Galea|
|Columns in Space by William Maguire|
Wednesday 26 March 2014
|Canute by Simon Grimes|
|Harley by Vikki Holik-Blazley|
Lightning Strikes I and II by Lou Steer
|Make A Splash by Lou Steer|
Tuesday 25 March 2014
|On This Earth by Rhonda Castle|
|Block Play by Beata Geyer and James Culkin|
|Eagle Eye by Rhonda Castle|
|Dromornis Stironii (Going Going Gone) by Cassndra Daw and Lou Steer|
|A Man And A Woman by Rafae Munahe|
The Outdoor Gallery Exhibition is an annual event that takes place at Cook Park, on the Botany Bay foreshore in the southern suburb of Kyeemagh. It is part of the Rockdale Arts Festival which runs from 16 March to 13 April 2014. The festival showcases the talent of local emerging and professional artists who work in any medium that can be displayed and left outdoors, permanently exposed to the elements.
Monday 24 March 2014
Sunday 23 March 2014
The Palace Garden Gate is a Macquarie Street entrance at the Royal Botanic Gardens. The Garden Palace was a large purpose-built exhibition building constructed to house the Sydney International Exhibition in 1879. It was constructed primarily from timber, which assured its complete destruction when engulfed by fire in 1882. The only remains of the Garden Palace are its carved sandstone gateposts and wrought iron gates.
Saturday 22 March 2014
The Australian Monument to the Great Irish Famine (1845-1852) is located at the Hyde Park Barracks, along Macquarie Street. The Hyde Park Barracks were originally built to house male convicts in 1818 but were adapted in 1848 to house refugees. The monument commemorates a special emigration scheme designed to resettle over 4,000 destitute girls from the workhouses of Ireland in Australia between 1848 and 1850. This memorial features a dislocated sandstone wall and two glass panels inscribed with the names of 400 of these girls. A table cast in bronze, split in two on either side of the wall, has a simple table with a bowl on one end and a simple institutional table setting with utensils on the other end. It represents an element of continuity and a link between the two sides of the lives of those who immigrated.
Friday 21 March 2014
This commercial building formerly known as the Pacific Power Building is located at 201 Elizabeth Street. The office and retail building is bounded by Elizabeth Street, Park Street and Castlereagh Street. This 40 storey building was completed in 1978 and is currently Sydney's 20th tallest building.
Thursday 20 March 2014
Darling Harbour has launched a new 'inflatable' brand identity with promotional signs in the style of inflated balloons. Hourbourside, a dining, leisure and shopping centre on the western side of Cockle Bay, features this giant "SHOP" sign above the main entrance.
Wednesday 19 March 2014
This water fountain is located in the square in front of St Mary's Cathedral which is part of Cook and Philip Park. The wooden footbridge allows you to walk through the fountain and view the various displays of water squirting into the air.
Tuesday 18 March 2014
This contemporary sculpture is located on the corner of College Street and Stanley Street, opposite Hyde Park. "Calai Deviations" was created by Sarah Robson in 2011 in coated aluminium, cast bronze and patina.
Monday 17 March 2014
This painted rhino sculpture is part of the "Taronga Wild! Rhinos" public art exhibition to raise awareness and funds for Taronga Zoo’s Black Rhino breeding program and conservation projects. It is located outside the Harbourside retail complex at Darling Harbour. "Time To" was created by Lara Johnson, an aspiring zookeeper and artist. It was sponsored by Dubbo City Council whose city's slogan 'time to smile' identifies with the plight of the rhino, and the knowledge that it is 'time to act' to save them.
Sunday 16 March 2014
This bridge links Bare Island to the eastern suburb of La Perouse. Bare Island is located at the mouth of Botany Bay with the southern suburb of Kurnell seen here in the distance. It features a historic military fort and tunnels built in 1885 to protect Sydney from sea attack when it was feared an invasion from Russia was imminent.
Saturday 15 March 2014
The tall ship Young Endeavour is moored in Conwong Bay, in the eastern suburb of La Perouse. The Young Endeavour was a gift from the United Kingdom to the Government and people of Australia in 1988 to mark the Bicentenary of Australia. The Royal Australian Navy maintains the ship and operates the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme, a sail training program to serve Australian youth with experience at sea.
Friday 14 March 2014
The Annandale Creative Arts Centre is located in the Uniting Church building along Johnston Street, in the inner west suburb of Annandale. It provides space for innovative arts practise, community involvement in the arts and creative expression of faith and worship. This heritage listed building was built in 1891 in the Victorian Romanesque architectural style.
Thursday 13 March 2014
These ANZ Bank Automatic Teller Machines (ATM) are located along Pitt Street. A number of ATMs around the city this year were transformed into a "GAYTM" to celebrate the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras which was held in the city recently. The machines are colourfully decorated and have different textures including fake fur. The bank is donating the operator fees for non-ANZ cardholders from their GAYTMs to non-profit counselling and support organisation Twenty10 for the duration of the campaign. There are ten of these ATMs around the city including "Mo' Town" which celebrates the iconic disco moustache that dates back to the 1970s and "Pride" which celebrates the rainbow as a symbol of gay pride.
Wednesday 12 March 2014
These two pleasure boats skilfully manoeuvre around each other in Cockle Bay, near King Street Wharf. This view was from Pyrmont Bridge at Darling Harbour. Most big cities around the world have a Hop On Hop Off Bus to see the city sights. Sydney also has a Hop On Hop Off Ferry to see the harbour sights. Sydney Jet is a jet boating service which operates from Cockle Bay.
Tuesday 11 March 2014
The Shelbourne Hotel is located on the corner of Sussex Street and Market Street, beside the Darling Park Footbridge. This heritage listed building was built in 1902 from a design by Wilson, Neave and Berry. It is an elaborate example of commercial Federation architecture, in a modified American Romanesque style.
Monday 10 March 2014
The hunt for painted rhino sculptures installed around Sydney continues. "Taronga Wild! Rhinos" is a public art exhibition to raise awareness and funds for Taronga Zoo’s Black Rhino breeding program and conservation projects. This rhino is located outside the shops at Darling Quarter. "Unicorn Horn" was created by Lara Porter who imagined if the rhino were to become extinct, its horn might become mythical like that of the unicorns, to future generations.
Sunday 9 March 2014
St Catherine Greek Orthodox Church is located along Coward Street, in the eastern suburb of Mascot. The parish was formed in 1980 with services in the hall of St Therese's Catholic Church and a year later in the former Anglican church on Tunbridge Street. This building, completed in 1994, is a little difficult to photograph entirely so this was the best angle I could manage.
Saturday 8 March 2014
The Ross Jones Memorial Pool is located next to the Surf Life Saving Club at Coogee Beach, in the eastern suburb of Coogee. It was built in 1947 and the National Trust has observed that the pool is significant due to the unique design, which includes concrete piers that extend above the wall resembling turrets at the top of a sandcastle. It is named in honour of Roscoe Samuel Jones, a Randwick Council Alderman and President of the Coogee Surf Life Saving Club.
Friday 7 March 2014
A sunset view across Sydney Harbour, viewed from Mrs Macquaries Point in The Domain, features the iconic silhouettes of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I've posted a few of these sunset views but I can't get enough of them.
Thursday 6 March 2014
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Wednesday 5 March 2014
The Gap is an ocean cliff on the South Head peninsula, in eastern suburb of Watsons Bay. This view is from the northern end of a walkway, looking out on the Pacific Ocean. The cliff is popular for sightseers but it has gained infamy for suicides. Several measures have been implemented to dissuade those at risk including physical deterrents such as inward-leaning fences to deter people from jumping, security cameras that monitor the area and several purpose-built Lifeline counselling phone booths which also provide information from support groups.
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Tuesday 4 March 2014
This anchor is located at The Gap, an ocean cliff on the South Head peninsula in eastern suburb of Watsons Bay. The Dunbar was a sailing ship carrying 63 passengers and 59 crew that was shipwrecked the rocky cliff at the foot of The Gap with only one survivor. The Dunbar's anchor was recovered fifty years later and placed on the cliffs here with a memorial tablet.
Monday 3 March 2014
"Taronga Wild! Rhinos" is an art event featuring a huge herd of painted rhino sculptures installed around Sydney from February to April. This mass public art exhibition helps raise awareness and valuable funds for Taronga Zoo’s Black Rhino breeding program and conservation projects. This peculiar rhino is located in the mall at Martin Place, off Elizabeth Street. "Camouflage" was created by Hans Hulsbosch and plays with the idea of disguising the rhino as a zebra to hide from the poachers.
Sunday 2 March 2014
These two Rivercat Class ferries are moored at the Circular Quay ferry wharves on Sydney Harbour, with Sydney Harbour Bridge as a backdrop. The Betty Cuthbert acquired in 1992 and the Marjorie Jackson acquired in 1993 are part of the fleet that cruises up the Parramatta River. They were named after Betty Cuthbert and Marjorie Jackson, Australian athletes and Olympic gold medallists.
Saturday 1 March 2014
The former Australian Workers Union Building is located along Castlereagh Street. It was built in 1877 in the Victorian architectural style for the New South Wales Protestant Hall Company Ltd. It is listed on the Register of the National Estate and known for the first public airing of Australia's national anthem "Advance Australia Fair" on 30 November 1878. The building was renamed Empire House in the mid-1920s and in 1938 was taken over by the Australian Workers Union as the headquarters. It was sold in 1979 but remained derelict for many years. It was redeveloped in 2013 and now houses "Alpha" a Greek restaurant and "Foodstore" cafe on the ground floor, with "The Hellenic Club" on the upper floors. Here a group of lunchtime diners chat on the footpath, as they depart.