Saturday 31 October 2015

Friday 30 October 2015

Sydney skyscrapers

These commercial buildings are viewed from Chifley Square. Deutsche Bank Place is a 39 storey building which was completed in 2005. It is located on the corner of Phillip Street and Hunter Street. 8 Chifley is a 34 storey building which was completed in 2013. It is bounded by Elizabeth Street, Park Street and Castlereagh Street.
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Thursday 29 October 2015

Wednesday 28 October 2015

Pyrmont, Tied to Tide

"Tied to Tide" is a kinetic artwork located along the boardwalk on the waterfront of Pyrmont Point Park, in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont. This artwork on Johnstons Bay was created by Jennifer Turpin and Michaelie Crawford in 1999. It is described as an ‘aquatic instrument’ involving eight identical arms of recycled hardwood beams and red ladders which are ‘played’ by the winds, tides and waves to independently rise, fall, pivot and rotate.

Tuesday 27 October 2015

Pyrmont, Waterfront Park, Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis is a major artwork created in 2008 which is located along the walkway in Waterfront Park, in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont. According to the sculptor, Anton James: The sculpture is based on the simple observation that the transformation taking place at Jacksons Landing reflects our changing perceptions about the landscape. The pieces that make up "Metamorphosis", like the basic elements of the site, remain constant, only their orientation and one's perception of them changes. Waterfront Park is part of Jacksons Landing, the residential and commercial property redevelopment that has taken place on the former site of the former site of a sugar refinery, rum distillery and cooperage which built rum barrels, operated by the Colonial Refining Company, later CSR Limited. The newer apartments in the background near the water are called Reflections and the older redeveloped building is called Cooperage, with a reminder to its previous use.

Monday 26 October 2015

Pyrmont, Distillery Hill

These apartment buildings on Distillery Hill near Refinery Square, are located on the former site of a sugar refinery and rum distillery, in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont. The building with the yellow trim is called The Distillery, behind it is a building with green and brown trim called Refinery Apartments and the one directly behind Waterfront Park is called Knox on Bowman.

Sunday 25 October 2015

Kensington, Sacred Heart Monastery

The Sacred Heart Monastery is located along Roma Avenue in the eastern suburb of Kensington. This heritage listed building was designed by Sheerin & Hennessy and built in 1895 in the Victorian Gothic architectural style.

Saturday 24 October 2015

Yowie Bay, marina

A sparkling blue day at the marina in the southern suburb of Yowie Bay. Yowie is an Aboriginal name meaning "place of echoes" but there appears to be no relationship to the mythical Australian creature called a Yowie.

Friday 23 October 2015

Tuesday 20 October 2015

Walsh Bay, Into The Trees II

This sculpture is located at the Walsh Bay wharves, in the inner city suburb of Millers Point. "Into The Trees II" was created by Linda Bowden in 2010 and installed in this area as part of the Walsh Bay Sculpture Walk.

Monday 19 October 2015

Newtown, graffiti art

This large mural is on the side wall of a laundrette on the corner of King Street and Holt Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. It was created by graffiti artist Phibs who has created a few murals around the city such as one at Stanmore.

Sunday 18 October 2015

Frazer Memorial Fountain, St Marys Road

The Frazer Memorial Fountain is a former drinking fountain which is now located on a traffic island at the intersection of St Marys Road and Prince Albert Road. This heritage listed, baroque-inspired, Victorian Gothic sandstone fountain with granite basins was one of two donated to the city in 1884 by John Frazer MLC, a wealthy businessman and philanthropist. It sits directly behind St Mary's Cathedral and is close to the southern entrance of The Domain.

Saturday 17 October 2015

Friday 16 October 2015

Carss Park, Tidal Baths

Sunset over a tidal marker in the middle of the Carss Park Tidal Baths, a netted swimming area in Kogarah Bay, in the southern suburb of Carss Park.

Thursday 15 October 2015

Balmain, Montrose

"Montrose" is a house located along Thames Street, in the inner west suburb of Balmain. This heritage listed weatherboard house was constructed around 1885 in the Victorian architectural style but had additions made in the Federation architectural style. It is now part of a retirement village run by the Salvation Army.

Tuesday 13 October 2015

Anzac War Memorial, western entrance

The western entrance of the Anzac War Memorial, which stands in Hyde Park South. The building was designed by Bruce Dellit in the Art Deco architectural style and completed in 1934. The bas reliefs that sit above the entrances were created by Rayner Hoff, who also created the powerful "Sacrifice" sculpture inside. The building was built as a memorial to the Australian Imperial Force of World War I and is the focus of commemoration ceremonies on Anzac Day, 25th April, which marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the war.

Monday 12 October 2015

Strathfield, Santa Sabina College

Santa Sabina College is a Catholic, Dominican, private school located along The Boulevarde, in the western suburb of Strathfield. This was originally part of Santa Sabina Convent and is now the administration building.

Sunday 11 October 2015

Strathfield, Santa Sabina College

Santa Sabina College is a Catholic, Dominican, private school located along The Boulevarde, in the western suburb of Strathfield. The Santa Sabina Convent building, now the administration building, was designed by Sheerin and Hennessy and built in 1894 in the Dutch Renaissance architectural style.

Saturday 10 October 2015

Sydney Olympic Park, Northern Water Feature

This pool is part of the Northern Water Feature, at Sydney Olympic Park in the western suburb of Homebush Bay. The fountains consist of rows of water plumes, with the first two rows on granite terraces that cascade water down to this pool with another row of water plumes. Haslam Pier is the walkway beside them that leads to a lookout to Haslams Creek. A view of the whole water feature can be seen here.

Friday 9 October 2015

Sydney Olympic Park, Olympic Boulevarde

These light towers line Olympic Boulevarde at Sydney Olympic Park, in the western suburb of Homebush Bay. This view is looking towards Haslams Creek at sunset.

Thursday 8 October 2015

Newtown, Town Hall Hotel

Town Hall Hotel is located along King Street in the inner city suburb of Newtown. It stands beside the entrance of Newtown railway station and opposite Newtown Town Hall.

Tuesday 6 October 2015

The Rocks, Quay Chambers

Quay Chambers is a heritage listed building located along George Street at The Rocks. It was built as a commercial building in 1913 in the Federation architectural style. In 1988, a large commercial building called the Duty Free Store Galleria was erected behind it with the shopfront facade and building incorporated into the complex.

Monday 5 October 2015

Circular Quay East, promotion

This chalk artwork was created at East Circular Quay as a promotion for Keep Australia Beautiful Week. This three-dimensional chalk image of a rubbish bin, with scattered rubbish around it, has views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. The scenic location was chosen to encourage people to think twice before dropping their rubbish.

Saturday 3 October 2015

Sydney Opera House, ferry

Sydney Ferries operate on Sydney Harbour and its connected waterways. They make their way past the Sydney Opera House arriving at or departing from the Circular Quay ferry terminal. This Rivercat Class ferry is part of the fleet that cruises up the Parramatta River. It was acquired in 1995 and named after Nicole Livingstone, an Australian swimmer.
 Linked to: Weekend Reflections.

Friday 2 October 2015

Rushcutters Bay

A view across Rushcutters Bay and Elizabeth Bay towards the Sydney skyline and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This sunset view is from Yarranabbe Park, in the eastern suburb of Darling Point.

Thursday 1 October 2015

Bronte Park (Theme Day: Shelter)

This picnic shelter is located at Bronte Park overlooking Nelson Bay and Bronte Beach, in the eastern suburb of Bronte.
Linked to: Theme Day.
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