Saturday, 31 May 2014

Martin Place, Vivid Sydney Festival


The Vivid Sydney Festival is an annual festival of light, music and ideas which is running from 23 May to 9 June 2014. Martin Place has been lit up for the first time this year. This former office building is currently being redeveloped but work has ceased during the festival and the skeleton of the building is lit up at night with these colourful light reflections.

Friday, 30 May 2014

Sydney Park, chimneys

A cloudy sky above the chimneys at Sydney Park, in the inner city suburb of Alexandria, on the border with St Peters. These chimneys were once part of brickworks which operated here from 1840 until 1970 before being redeveloped as parkland.
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Thursday, 29 May 2014

Kyeemagh, baths

Kyeemagh Baths are located on the shore of Botany Bay, in the southern suburb of Kyeemagh. There are a number of these netted swimming enclosures along Lady Robinson Beach including ones at Brighton-Le-Sands, Ramsgate and Sandringham. In the distance are the airport runways at Mascot that jut into the bay and the cranes from Port Botany.
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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Rozelle, White Bay Hotel

The White Bay Hotel was a historic hotel along Victoria Road, n the inner city suburb of Rozelle. It was first built in 1861, rebuilt in 1916, and refurbished in 1925 and 1933. It was popular with wharfies (wharf labourers) at the White Bay Container Terminal. After becoming landlocked by roads and with no local workers in the area, it closed in 1992. It had been waiting renovations when on 5 September 2008 it was destroyed by a suspicious fire and immediately demolished so this is a historical photo now.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Rozelle, White Bay Power Station

The White Bay Power Station is located along Robert Street, in the inner city suburb of Rozelle. Sitting on the shore of White Bay, this heritage listed former coal-fired power station was commissioned in 1917 and decommissioned in 1983. It is currently owned by the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority which is currently undertaking necessary preservation work to reduce further degradation and ensure the potential for future uses.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Darling Harbour, mosaic

This mosaic is located on the walkway between the Sydney Exhibition Centre and the Chinese Garden of Friendship at Darling Harbour. The mosaic features the emblem of New South Wales and was created for the state's bicentenary in 1988 when the Darling Harbour was redeveloped. The Exhibition Centre has recently been demolished as part of another major redevelopment so I don't know if this mosaic will survive.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Darling Island, walkway

This walkway is located long the shore of Darling Island, in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont. Darling Island was levelled and joined to the mainland with hewn rock in the late 1840s. It became home to shipbuilding yards of the Australian Steam Navigation Company and redeveloped in the 2000s with apartment  buildings that have spectacular views of Sydney Harbour. Barangaroo and the Harbour Control Tower can be seen in the distance.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Circular Quay, kiosk

This bus ticket booth is located in the square behind the bus stands, along Alfred Street at Circular Quay. These types of kiosks can be seen around the city and can be newsagents, florists, fruit and vegie shops, cafes or information booths.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Newtown North Public School

Newtown North Public School is located along Carillon Avenue, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. The West Wing was constructed in 1897 in the Federation Free architectural style with Arts and Crafts architectural style features.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Newtown, street art

This is part of a mural on the side of a shop on the corner of King Street and Rochford Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. The artwork was created by Peque and dedicated to his crew of mural artists. This wall has featured a number of artworks by this artist over the years which can be seen here and here

Friday, 16 May 2014

Vaucluse House, stable

This heritage building is located on the Vaucluse House estate, which gave its name to the eastern suburb of Vaucluse. It was originally used as the stable for Vaucluse House, a mansion designed by Henry Browne Hayes and built in 1803 in the the Gothic Revival style. This two storey sanstone building with stalls, carriage and tack rooms and fruit storage areas was designed by George Cookney and built in 1829.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Darling Harbour, Viking vessel, Jorgen Jorgensen

The Jorgen Jorgensen was moored at the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour for a recent Vikings exhibition. It was built and launched in Perth, Australia in 1987 as a reconstruction of the 9th century Gokstad Viking ship. The ship was named after the Danish adventurer Jorgen Jorgenson (1780-1841) who was transported as a convict to Tasmania and led a colourful life in colonial Australia in the early 1800s.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Botanic Gardens, Japanese Lantern

This Japanese Lantern is located in the Japanese Garden in the Royal Botanic GardensThe Japanese Garden was established in 1921 and featured three sandstone lanterns of varying heights. This lantern is one of three white granite lanterns which were donated by Sydney's sister-city Nagoya, Japan in 1983.

Monday, 12 May 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 this kangaroo, from Sydney rock carvings, some of which are now lost. The names of people, places, animals, tools and rituals from the many groups of Aboriginal people in the Sydney area are also etched along the kerb.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Kogarah, Kirkplace

Kirkplace is a church located along Derby Street, in the southern suburb of Kogarah. The presbyterian church moved into the lower ground floor of this office building in 2009, from the adjacent Soldiers' Memorial Presbyterian Church. Next to it, is the heritage listed church built in 1928 and hall built around 1890 are now a medical centre and a physotherapist's sports clinic.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Kogarah, Soldiers' Memorial Presbyterian Church

The Soldiers' Memorial Presbyterian Church is located on the corner of Derby Street and Kensington Street, in the southern suburb of Kogarah. This heritage listed building was built in 1928 in the Inter War architectural style. It replaced the adjacent Presbyterian Church which was built around 1890 and then became the church hall. When Kirkplace opened in the office building beside it in 2009, the church building became a medical centre.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Kogarah, Presbyterian Church

This former Presbyterian Church is located in Kensington Street, in the southern suburb of Kogarah. It was built around 1890 in the Victorian Gothic architectural style. It became a church hall when a new Soldiers' Memorial Presbyterian Church was built next to it in 1928. When Kirkplace opened in the office building behind it in 2009, the church became a medical centre and the hall was converted for use by a physiotherapy and sports clinic.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Watsons Bay, bridge

This footbridge is located along a walkway at the northernmost point of the South Head peninsula, in eastern suburb of Watsons Bay. It provides views across Sydney Harbour to the North Head peninsula, in the northern suburb of Manly.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Paddington, Juniper Hall

Juniper Hall is located on the corner of Oxford Street and Ormond Street, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. This heritage listed building was designed by Robert Cooper and built in 1825 in the Georgian architectural style. In recent times it has been used as a portrait and photographic gallery and is now home of the Historic Houses Association of Australia.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Queen's Square, Taronga Wild! Rhinos

This is my last look at the "Taronga Wild! Rhinos" public art exhibition which was located around the city from February to April. "Chupa Chups" was created by Rain Hart, inspired by a a strong tribal feel. It was located in Queen's Square, in front of the Hyde Park Barracks Museum, near St Mary's Cathedral. All the rhinos will be on display at The Star casino in Pyrmont from 10th May and will be auctioned off on 14th May to raise funds for Taronga Zoo’s Black Rhino breeding program and conservation projects.

Friday, 2 May 2014

Waverley, tower

This telecommunications tower, behind a telephone exchange rises above a row of town houses in Birrell Street, in the eastern suburb of Waverley. Originally known as the Waverley Radio Telephone Tower, this 82 metre structure was built in 1945 and supports radio systems for telephone, television and data services.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Kogarah, substation (Theme Day: Squares)

This electricity substation is located along Railway Parade, in the southern suburb of Kogarah. It was commissioned in 2010, with the design prepared to complement future commercial development along the road but also fit in with the local residential area. Many square vents and square bricks. I still prefer the old heritage substations around the city, as seen here.
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