Tuesday 31 May 2016

The Rocks, Observer Hotel

The Observer Hotel is located on the corner of George Street and Mill Lane in The Rocks. This three storey heritage listed building was designed by Halligan & Wilton and built in 1908 in the Federation Free architectural style. 
 Linked to: Our World Tuesday

Monday 30 May 2016

Redfern, mural

This mural of an Aboriginal boxer is on a former warehouse and power pole on the corner of Cleveland Street and Eveleigh Street, in the inner city suburb of Redfern. It was created by graffiti artist Anthony Lister in 2015 on the facade of Work-Shop, which provides courses in life skills and alternative art.

Saturday 28 May 2016

Wednesday 25 May 2016

Rockdale, The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel is located along Princes Highway in the southern suburb of Rockdale. It was designed by Rudder and Grout and built in 1941 in the art deco architectural style.

Paddington, fountain

This fountain is located in the Oxford Street Reserve, on the corner of Oxford Street and Elizabeth Street, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. It was installed in 1968 and features the figure of a child sitting on an urn mounted on a pedestal.

Monday 23 May 2016

Museum of Contemporary Art, Corde du Roi

This mural adorns the foyer of the Mordant Wing of the Museum of Contemporary Art. "Corde du Roi" was created by Stephen Bush in 2016 and conveys a sense of the awesome power of nature in relationship to the human figure, while also depicting humanity’s desire and capacity to tame the natural world.

Sunday 22 May 2016

Hurstville, St Mary’s Star of the Sea

The former St Mary’s Star of the Sea convent is located on the corner of Forest Raod and Croydon Road, in the southern suburb of Hurstville. It was built in 1886 and is now part of Bethany College, a Catholic girl's high school.

Thursday 19 May 2016

The Rocks, sculpture

This sculpture is on the wall of the Customs Officers Stairs at The Rocks. It is a war memorial created by Lyndon Dadswell, a lieutenant who created sculptures of his war time experience serving with the Australian infantry in the Middle East. The plaque below reads: In memory of the men of the 6th Australian division who sailed from these shores during World War 2 (1939-1945) to serve in North Africa, Greece, Syria, Ceylon and Papua New Guinea.

Tuesday 17 May 2016

Eveleigh, Locomotive Workshop

The former Eveleigh Railway Yards are part of the Australian Technology Park, in the inner city suburb of Eveleigh. This heritage listed Locomotive Workshop along Locomotive Street was built in 1877, consisting of 16 bays originally used for one or more trades required to repair or manufacture locomotives and their components. It now houses commercial office and exhibition space.

Monday 16 May 2016

Alexandria, house

This heritage listed terrace house is located along Garden Street, in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. It was built in 1893 in the Victorian Filigree architectural style and served as the mayor's residence, next to the Alexandria Town Hall.

Friday 13 May 2016

Sans Souci, Bonney Street Wharf

This sunset is viewed from Bonney Street Wharf, in the southern suburb of Sans Souci, looking out on Kogarah Bay. This vivid sunset was a result of the combination of smoke from hazard reduction burns around the city and clearing storm clouds.

Thursday 12 May 2016

North Sydney, Mount Street

This entrance to North Sydney railway station is located on the corner of Pacific Highway and Mount Street, in the north shore suburb of North Sydney. On weekdays this is a very busy commercial precinct but on a Sunday this entrance is locked and there aren't many people around. The heritage listed  building in the foreground on the right is the former Bank of New South Wales built in 1931 in the Inter-War Free Classical architectural style.

Wednesday 11 May 2016

McMahons Point, ferry wharf

The McMahons Point ferry wharf is located at the end of Henry Lawson Avenue, on Sydney Harbour, in the north shore suburb of McMahons Point. The Sydney Opera House can be seen in the distance past the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This is a historical photo now since this wharf is currently being demolished and will be replaced by a new one soon.

Tuesday 10 May 2016

Sydney Hospital, North Wing

The North Wing of Sydney Hospital is located along Macquarie Street, viewed from the rear. This heritage listed building is part of a three building complex with a central administration block linked to north and south ward wings. They were designed by Thomas Rowe and John Kirkpatrick and constructed between 1884 and 1894 in the Victorian architectural style. 

Monday 9 May 2016

Rozelle, Easton Park, mural

This is part of the mural on the amenities building in Easton Park, along Lilyfield Road in the inner west suburb of Rozelle. It was created by Sheo White in 2010 for the 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. The mural features various sports and leisure activities that can be experienced in the park. Other parts of the mural can be seen here and here.

Sunday 8 May 2016

Rockdale, St Petka Macedonian Orthodox Church

St Petka Macedonian Orthodox Church is located along Railway Parade, in the southern suburb of Rockdale. I've featured this church today because The Resurrection of Christ Macedonian Orthodox Church, also in this suburb, was destroyed by fire this week after Orthodox Easter celebrations. That congregation was formed when a dispute within the church resulted in a split.

Saturday 7 May 2016

Alexandria, Sydney Park, wetlands

Sydney Park is a large inner city recreational area in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. It features a number of ponds and wetlands that attract many animals and birds. This is a view of the pond in the south-east corner of the park.

Friday 6 May 2016

Pyrmont, pole garden

A sunset view of the pylons of a former wharf which form a 'pole garden' beside Pirrama Park, in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont. The site was previously used for the water police headquarters. The White Bay Cruise Terminal can be seen in the distance across Johnstons Bay.

Thursday 5 May 2016

Art Gallery of New South Wales, The Questioning Column

'The Questioning Column' is an artwork that adorns a column outside the front entrance of the Art Gallery of New South Wales in The Domain. It was created by Sheila Hicks out of acrylic fibres for the 20th Biennale of Sydney, Australia's largest contemporary arts festival.

Tuesday 3 May 2016

Queen's Square, Prince Albert

The statue of Prince Albert is located in Queen's Square, north of Hyde Park at the intersection of Macquarie Street and St James Road. It was unveiled in 1866 and stands on the eastern side of Macquarie Street, facing the statue of his wife Queen Victoria on the western side.

Sunday 1 May 2016

Marrickville, water pumping station (Theme Day: Smell)

A water pumping station is located along the railway line, at the end of Carrington Road, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. The heritage listed site features the sewage pumping station, the former engineer's house, boiler house and chimney. It was built in 1900 in the Federation Romanesque architectural style. It is one of the oldest sewage pumping stations still in active service in the Sydney Water system and has the dual function of carrying sewage and stormwater. It was formerly powered by a coal fired boiler which is why it required a chimney stack.
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