Monday, 29 February 2016

Arncliffe, house

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Arncliffe, St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church

St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church is located along Wollongong Road, in the southern suburb of Arncliffe. This former Methodist Church was built in 1907 and became part of the Uniting Church of Australia in 1977 and in 1980 a Coptic Orthodox Church.

Saturday, 27 February 2016

5 Martin Place

This office building is part of a 2015 redevelopment of the former Commonwealth Trading Bank Building on the corner of Martin Place and Pitt Street. This side of the 19-storey building faces the forecourt of the MLC Centre building. The enormous mural attached to the exterior is an op art puzzle known as "Wrestling" by artist Josef Albers. It was created in 1976 and installed on the original building on this site.
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Friday, 26 February 2016

Anzac War Memorial

This is a detailed shot of the south eastern corner 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 sculptures and bas-reliefs that adorn the building were created by Rayner Hoff, who also created the powerful "Sacrifice" sculpture inside. It was built as a memorial to the Australian Imperial Force of World War I and is the focus of commemoration ceremonies.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Randwick, signs

This orthodontic surgery is located in a former residential building on the corner of Botany Street and High Street, near the Prince of Wales Hospital and Royal Hsospital for Women, in the eastern suburb of Randwick. The information and advertising signs along with the directional and street signs almost overwhelm this corner.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Barangaroo, Southern Swan

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Newtown, shops

These heritage listed buildings are located along King Street, on the corner of Whateley Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. The three-storey C. Whatley commercial building was built in 1887 in the Victorian Free Classical architectural style. It now houses a Vietnamese restaurant and a travel agent. The two-storey former Government Savings Bank of New South Wales is a representative example of a Federation Free architectural style commercial building. It now houses a liquor shop.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Newtown, mural

This mural is on the side wall of a shop, located on the corner of King Street and Hordern Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. It was created to promote the annual Woodford Folk Festival.


Sunday, 21 February 2016

Voyager Point, footbridge

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Yowie Bay

These waterside homes with boat ramps are on the Port Hacking estuary in southern suburb of Yowie Bay.

Friday, 19 February 2016

Peakhurst Heights, park

A winding path through Gannons Park, in the southern suburb of Peakhurst Heights.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Druitt Street, Lunar Lanterns, Tiger

Lunar Lanterns were installed around the city to celebrate the 20th anniversary of City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival. In the Chinese zodiac, every year is symbolised by an animal and this year is the Year of the Monkey. This giant Tiger lantern is located on the southern forecourt of the Queen Victoria Building, near Druitt Street. It was created by artist Hu Ming who was born in China and now lives in Sydney. The word for word translation of the four Chinese Characters on the image are: 四 – Four / 季 – Seasons / 平 – Peaceful / 安 – Safe, however, the translation and meaning of the whole phrase is "Always at peace. Always be safe". Tigers are brave, competitive, unpredictable and self-confident.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Pitt Street Mall, Lunar Lanterns, Pig

Lunar Lanterns were installed around the city to celebrate the 20th anniversary of City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival. In the Chinese zodiac, every year is symbolised by an animal and this year is the Year of the Monkey. The patchwork Pig with her piglets, designed by Alex Sommer and Brad Clark, was located in the Pitt Street pedestrian mall. Pigs are diligent and generous, with great focus and concentration in achieving their goals.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Chinatown, Lunar Lanterns, Dog

Lunar Lanterns have been installed around the city to celebrate the 20th anniversary of City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival. In the Chinese zodiac, every year is symbolised by an animal and this year is the Year of the Monkey. The Dog lantern is located in the Dixon Street pedestrian mall near Goulburn Street in Chinatown, in Haymarket. It was designed by Alex Sommer and Brad Clark and created in Chinese fabric. Dogs are loyal and honest, amiable and kind, although they are not always good at communicating.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Pitt Street Mall, Lunar Lanterns, Rooster and Rat

Lunar Lanterns have been installed around the city to celebrate the 20th anniversary of City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival. In the Chinese zodiac, every year is symbolised by an animal and this year is the Year of the Monkey. These Rooster and Rat lanterns are located in the Pitt Street pedestrian mall. Roosters with their bright vibrant colours perfectly represent their independent and quick-witted nature. Rats are quick-witted, resourceful and ready to take advantage of every opportunity.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Customs House Square, Lunar Lanterns, Rabbit

Lunar Lanterns have been installed around the city to celebrate the 20th anniversary of City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival. In the Chinese zodiac, every year is symbolised by an animal and this year is the Year of the Monkey. Customs House Square in front of Customs House at Circular Quay featured 14 Rabbits in elegant silk waistcoats, practicing Tai Chi and one up on the balcony watching. The artist, Claudia Chan Shaw who is also the festival curator as well as author, fashion designer and television host, is seen here being interviewed. Rabbits are friendly, outgoing and prefer the company of others. They also have exquisite taste in both dress and the arts.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Chinatown, Lunar Lanterns, Snake

Lunar Lanterns have been installed around the city to celebrate the 20th anniversary of City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival. In the Chinese zodiac, every year is symbolised by an animal and this year is the Year of the Monkey. The Snake lantern is located in the Thomas Street pedestrian mall near Ultimo Road in Chinatown, in Haymarket. The lantern was designed by Alex Sommer and Brad Clark, inspired by the ancient art of Chinese basket making and reminiscent of a snake charmer's basket. Snake are private, wise and intuitive.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Lunar Lanterns, Dragon

Lunar Lanterns have been installed around the city to celebrate the 20th anniversary of City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival. In the Chinese zodiac, every year is symbolised by an animal and this year is the Year of the Monkey. This Dragon lantern, created by artist Fan Dongwang is located in Hickson Road Reserve with a backdrop of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Dragon is a symbol of good fortune and a sign of intense power, representing China’s emerging cultural identity.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Chinatown, Lunar Lanterns, Goat

Lunar Lanterns have been installed around the city to celebrate the 20th anniversary of City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival. In the Chinese zodiac, every year is symbolised by an animal and this year is the Year of the Monkey. The Goat lantern is located in the Dixon Street pedestrian mall near Little Hay Street in Chinatown, in Haymarket. It has been brought from Guangzhou, the city in Southern China, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the sister city agreement with Sydney signed in 1986. The Chinese Gardens in Sydney’s Darling Harbour were a gift to the people of Sydney from Guangzhou. Goats are wise, dependable and calm, as well as creative, compassionate and fond of the quiet life.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Martin Place, Lunar Lanterns, Horse

Lunar Lanterns have been installed around the city to celebrate the 20th anniversary of City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival. In the Chinese zodiac, every year is symbolised by an animal and this year is the Year of the Monkey. The western end of Martin Place features the Horse lantern, recalling the might of China’s ancient armies, depicting a chariot led by terracotta war horses. It was created by artist Jiahua (Justin) Qian, born in Nanjing, now living and working in Sydney. Horses are animated, active and energetic. They love to be in a crowd and to take centre-stage.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Martin Place, Lunar Lanterns, Ox

Lunar Lanterns have been installed around the city to celebrate the 20th anniversary of City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival. In the Chinese zodiac, every year is symbolised by an animal and this year is the Year of the Monkey. The eastern end of Martin Place features this giant lantern of the Ox, comprising of illuminated Mahjong tiles. It was created by Tianli Zu who was born in Beijing and now lives in Sydney. The colour red evokes passion and radiant energy, while jade green represents good fortune and prosperity. The Ox is known for its diligence, dependability, strength and determination.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Sydney Opera House, Lunar Lanterns, Monkey

Lunar Lanterns have been installed around the city to celebrate the 20th anniversary of City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival. In the Chinese zodiac, every year is symbolised by an animal and this year is the Year of the Monkey. The forecourt of the Sydney Opera House features these lanterns created by Australian artist Laurens Tan. The three wise monkeys, who see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil, are perched on top of a pencil with the Chinese characters for “Sydney”. Monkeys are cheeky, fun loving, inquisitive and wise, as well as charismatic, loyal and charming.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Liverpool, Pioneers’ Memorial Park

Pioneers’ Memorial Park is located along the Hume Highway, between Campbell Street and Macquarie Street, in the south western suburb of Liverpool. This was originally the site of the cemetery of St Luke's Anglican Church. In 1970, the cemetery was converted into a rest park, featuring the original headstones in a memorial wall.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Liverpool, Georges River

This view of the Georges River is from Lighthorse Park, in the south western suburb of Liverpool, as a flock of ducks fly past.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Liverpool, Lighthorse Park, steam engine

Lighthorse Park sits beside the Georges River in the western suburb of Liverpool. This restored steam engine produced by Marshall, Sons & Co, sits in the middle of the park. Lighthorse Park also contains a war memorial dedicated to mounted troops known as the Australian Light Horse Brigade.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Surry Hills, Hotel Stellar

The Hotel Stellar is located on the corner of Wentworth Avenue and Wemyss Lane, in the inner city suburb of Surry Hills. This heritage listed building began as a four storey warehouse designed by Robertson Marks Architects and built in the Federation architectural style in 1918. Three new floors were added in 1925 when it was named Roylt House. It was predominately used by the garment industry until 1972 when it ws partly renovated to suit Stellar Mining, a sapphire mining and polishing business. In 1980, it was remodelled to an inner city residential serviced apartment development known as Stellar House. It was repainted in the historic 1925 heritage colour and renovated in 2013 to it's present 4-star level of hotel accommodation.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

South Coogee

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Newtown, shops

This building is located along King Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. It is heritage listed for being a good example of a commercial building in the Victorian Free Classical architectural style. It now houses a Chinese and a Seafood restaurant.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Newtown, cafe (Theme Day: Scene from a Coffee House)

This cafe is located on the corner of Missenden Road and Longdown Street and in the inner city suburb of Newtown. It is part of a heritage listed row of former Victorian Filigree style terrace houses designed by Herbert S Thompson and constructed in 1890. This is the original Campos coffee shop which has established a great reputation with its brand of coffee now available across Australia in Campos coffee shops and many other cafes. The cafe has been painted in the company colour of olive green and features a mural of their logo which is a latte art rosetta. 
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