Sunday 31 August 2014

Balmain, St Augustine's Catholic Church

St Augustine's Catholic Church is located along Eaton Street, in the inner west suburb of Balmain. The heritage listed redbrick and sandstone church with a prominent tower was designed by Albert Edmund Bates and built in 1908 in the Federation Gothic architectural style. It stands alongside the former church which was built in 1851 in sandstone. 

Saturday 30 August 2014

Birchgrove, Snails Bay

This view across Snails Bay towards the Sydney Harbour Bridge from the inner west suburb of Birchgrove. The wharf can be accessed from a walkway that runs along the foreshore of Birchgrove Park.

Friday 29 August 2014

Woolloomooloo, fence

This fence is located along Nicholson Street, blocking off traffic into the pedestrian mall in Forbes Street, in the inner city suburb of Woolloomooloo. The preserved sandstone pillars and fence once surrounded the port facilities at Woolloomooloo Bay.

Thursday 28 August 2014

Woolloomooloo Bay Hotel

The Woolloomooloo Bay Hotel is located on the corner of Cowper Wharf Roadway and Bourke Street, in the inner city suburb of Woolloomooloo. It was formerly the Macquarie Hotel designed by Ernest Lindsay Thompson and built in 1922 in the Inter-War Free Classical style.
linked to: Signs, Signs

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Annandale, house

'Hockington' is a heritage listed house located along Johnston Street, in the inner west suburb of Annandale. It was built around 1888, in the Victorian Free Classical architectural style and is part of the Witches' Houses precinct.

Tuesday 26 August 2014

Annandale, Bicentennial Park

The Esther Abrahams Pavilion is located in Bicentennial Park, in inner west suburb of Annandale. It is named after the woman, who with her husband George Johnston, founded the Annandale Estate which lent its name to the suburb. The park is on the foreshore of Rozelle Bay, with the Anzac Bridge just seen in the distance.

Monday 25 August 2014

Rozelle, mural

This mural is on the front of a warehouse along Mullens Street, in the inner west suburb of Rozelle. "Brick By Brick" was created by Guilherme and Debora, a couple known as Geebs, involved in graffiti, illustration and 2D animation. It depicts the the former port facilities at nearby White Bay and surrounding warehouses. It won first prize in the 2013 Wall to Wall Competition, which seeks to minimise graffiti in the local area whilst offering artists an opportunity to showcase their skills, style and creativity.

Sunday 24 August 2014

Russell Lea, St Andrew's Anglican Church

St Andrew's Anglican Church is located along Byrne Avenue, in the inner west suburb of Russell Lea. While the church gives its address as Abbotsford, it is officially in Russell Lea although it is on the border. The red bricks and white trims are often seen in triple-fronted houses built in the 1950s and 1960s but you don't see many churches built in this style.

Friday 22 August 2014

Thursday 21 August 2014

Paddington, hospital

This heritage listed building and chimney were originally part of the Royal Hospital For Women, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. It was opened in 1905 and was run by the Benevolent Society until 1992. The hospital transferred to a new site in Randwick in 1997 and this main building was redeveloped into an apartment block.

Wednesday 20 August 2014

Maroubra, monument

This monument is located along Marine Parade, overlooking Maroubra Beach, in the eastern suburb of Maroubra. The anchor is from the 'Tekapo', a steamship wrecked on shallow reef at southern end of Maroubra Beach in 1899. It was recovered in 1986 by local diver Greg Tannos and installed here near the Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club.

Tuesday 19 August 2014

The Rocks, shop and residence

This heritage listed shop and residence is located on the corner of Cumberland Street and at The Rocks. It was designed by Walter Liberty Vernon and built in 1912 in the Classic Free Style Edwardian architectural style. It had not changed much until 1966, when some changes were proposed by the then owner, the Maritime Services Board. It was restored in 1996 and has been used as a shop and residence again since.

Monday 18 August 2014

The Rocks, Harrington Street, mural

This is one of four murals that have been painted on the underpass of the Cahill Expressway where it crosses Harrington Street, at The Rocks. The award winning murals were created by Geoff Williams in 2011, depicting the city as it was in the past. It is based oh a photo which shows Harrington Street being excavated to its current level. Following the outbreak of the plague in 1900, the State Government seized control of The Rocks and began to straighten and realign the streets, which had evolved without planning from the convict period.

Saturday 16 August 2014

Rozelle, pontoon

A bridge connects this pontoon floating on Iron Cove to King George Park, on the foreshore of the inner west suburb of Rozelle. The Iron Cove Bridge can be seen in the distance linking Rozelle with Drummoyne.

Thursday 14 August 2014

Alexandria, Sydney Park, chimneys

These chimney stacks at Sydney Park, in the inner city suburb of Alexandria, are viewed from the entrance at the corner of King Street and Sydney Park Road near St Peters railway station. They were once part of brickworks which operated from 1840 until 1970 before being redeveloped as parkland. The same chimneys decorated at Christmas can be seen here.
Linked to: Signs, Signs

Wednesday 13 August 2014

Circular Quay, ferry and bridge

This view of Circular Quay out across Sydney Harbour to the Sydney Harbour Bridge is from the walkway between Circular Quay railway station and the Circulaar Quay wharves. The Borrowdale is a First Fleet Class ferry that was acquired in 1985 and is part of the Sydney Ferries fleet that operates services on inner harbour routes. It was named Borrowdale, after the one of eleven ships of the First Fleet that sailed to Australia in 1787.

Tuesday 12 August 2014

Drummoyne, house

'Takapunna' is a house on the corner of Park Avenue and Renwick Street, in the inner west suburb of Drummoyne. This heritage listed freestanding terrace house was built around 1890, in the Victorian Filigree architectural style.

Monday 11 August 2014

Stanmore, graffiti art

The large scale mural by graffiti artist Phibs on the facade of this warehouse along Salisbury Road, in the inner west suburb of Stanmore. It contains Ozanam Industries, which is involved in packaging and assembly services. It is run by St Vincent de Paul Society and provides employment for people with a disability.

Sunday 10 August 2014

Vaucluse, St Michael's Anglican Church

A view of St Michael's Anglican Church from the ornate entrance on the corner of Vaucluse Road and Gilliver Avenue, in the eastern suburb of Vaucluse. This heritage listed sandstone church was designed by Edmund Blacket in the Gothic architectural style and built in 1877. 

Friday 8 August 2014

Thursday 7 August 2014

Tempe, Harry's Cafe De Wheels

This Harry's Cafe De Wheels is located along the Prices Highway, in the inner west suburb of Tempe. This franchise opened in 2010 but the drive-in restaurant has had previous lives as Deno's Diner and Cobb & Co Drive-In Restaurant. It features the iconic Harry's Cafe De Wheels sign as seen on the original cafe at Woolloomooloo.

Wednesday 6 August 2014

Garden Island, dockyard

Garden Island is located in the eastern suburb of Potts Point. This view is across Woolloomooloo Bay from Mrs Macquarie's Point at The Domain. The island has supported naval activities since 1788 and was originally used as a garden bed to grow food for ship crews. The land between Potts Point and Garden Island was reclaimed to expand the site for engineering facilities. It is a major marine engineering and refit centre for the Royal Australian Navy and Thales Australia. This precinct features a number of heritage buildings which were built in the 1880s and 1890s.

Tuesday 5 August 2014

Woolloomooloo, post box

This historic post box is located along along Cowper Wharf Road, at the corner of Forbes Street, in the inner city suburb of Woolloomooloo. These cylindrical cast iron red painted pillar boxes were first produced in 1861 by Triggs and Marr. They feature a letter slot towards the top and a finial of a stylised waratah with embossed acanthus leaves on top of the box. 

Monday 4 August 2014

Woolloomooloo, warehouse

This former warehouse building on Woolloomooloo Wharf was built in 1915 and was a working wharf until the 1970s. It has been converted to a hotel, apartments and restaurants. The bridge links to a newer apartment building that sits on the end of the wharf.
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Saturday 2 August 2014

Woolloomooloo, marina

These boats are moored at the marina which runs along Woolloomooloo Wharf. The redeveloped wharf in Woolloomooloo Bay, also known as the Finger Wharf, features a hotel, apartments and restaurants.
Linked to: Weekend Reflections

Friday 1 August 2014

Woolloomooloo, Harry's Cafe De Wheels (Theme Day: Take Away Shop)

Harry's Cafe De Wheels is located along Cowper Wharf Road, in the inner city suburb of Woolloomooloo. Sitting on the shore of Woolloomooloo Bay, near the Garden Island naval dockyard, this take away shop is an iconic Sydney landmark which now also has a number of franchises around the city and suburbs. The meat pies, sausage rolls, pasties and hot dogs on the menu are a popular part of the city's nightlife. Harry's Cafe De Wheels was originally a caravan cafĂ© operated by Harry Edwards in the 1930s. "Harry's Tiger" is the signature dish which consists of a chunky lean beef pie topped with mushy peas, mash potato and gravy.
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