Sunday 31 July 2016

Saturday 30 July 2016

Cockle Bay, Sydney Boat Show

Cockle Bay at Darling Harbour is currently looking very crowded with all these boats on display for the Sydney International Boat Show, which is being held from 28 July to 1 August 2016. This year the event has expanded to Glebe Island with a free ferry service operating between the two locations.

Friday 29 July 2016

Arncliffe, houses

"Gladstone and Wentworth" are located along Forest Road, in the southern suburb of Arncliffe. These heritage listed semi detached terrace houses were built in 1886 in the Victorian architectural style. These terraces have been repainted in recent years using a different colour scheme but I prefer this former colour scheme.

Thursday 28 July 2016

Arncliffe, railway station

Arncliffe railway station is on the Illawarra railway line in the southern suburb of Arncliffe. This photo from Platform 1 and 2 towards the ticket office and entrance is historical now, since work began recently to upgrade the station. Lifts are being installed, as well as shelters along the platforms, new stairs, benches, bins and signs.
Linked to: Signs, SignsGood Fences.

Monday 25 July 2016

Erskineville, art

This former industrial building is located on the corner of Roachford Street and Knight Street, in the inner city suburb of Erskineville. It is one of the buildings in this street which is home to Commune Studios, a co-working space for creative industry freelancers, small businesses and entrepreneurs. It is a collective of creatives from many fields – design, photography, film, journalism, public relations, events – all working under one roof. The roller door features artwork which is constantly updated and this unusual mural has since been replaced by another mural.

Saturday 23 July 2016

Monterey, Scarborough Ponds

Scarborough Ponds are located in Scarborough Park, north of Barton Street, in the southern suburb of Monterey.

Tuesday 19 July 2016

Bexley, School of Arts

The School of Arts is located along Forest Road, in the southern suburb of Bexley. This heritage listed building was built in 1924 in the Inter War architectural style, with California Bungalow features which resemble houses in this area. Alterations and additions to the building were made in 1935 to accommodate a baby health centre.

Monday 18 July 2016

Marrickville, mural

This mural is located on the wall of a former industrial building on the corner of Railway Parade and Marrickville Road, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. It is now an entertainment venue which is home to the Camelot Lounge and Django Bar which host live music performances and functions. The mural was created by Hugues Sineux in 2015 as a homage to dance halls and music venues. It is inspired by the film Le Bal and draws on the cubist work of Sonia Delaunay to create a merry ballroom scene in full swing, attended by an eclectic bunch of characters drawn in stylised forms.

Sunday 17 July 2016

Darlinghurst, St Pauls Lutheran Church

St Pauls Lutheran Church is located along Stanley Street in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. The St Pauls congregation was formed in 1915 and this church was built in 1961 as St Paul's Lutheran Peace Memorial Church.

Saturday 16 July 2016

Walsh Bay, ferry wharf

The Walsh Bay ferry wharf sits alongside Pier 2, in the inner city suburb of Dawes Point. In the background you can see a row of terrace houses above the sandstone outcrop and below the southern onramp to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Friday 15 July 2016

Anzac Bridge, Anzac Memorial

Two Anzac Memorials featuring bronze sculptures of Australian and New Zealand soldiers on plinths, are located at the western approach of the Anzac Bridge at Rozelle. The sculpture of an Australian ANZAC soldier facing west was unveiled on ANZAC Day in 2000. This sculpture of a New Zealand ANZAC soldier facing east was added in 2008.

Thursday 14 July 2016

Camperdown, war memorial

This war memorial is located in Camperdown Park, in the inner west suburb of Camperdown. The war memorial is a marble statue of an Australian soldier, with rifle, standing atop a sandstone plinth. The memorial and a garden of Rosemary for remembrance are surrounded by a picket fence. It commemorates those who from the suburb who died in service or were killed in action during World War 1. The inscription reads: In Memory Of The Men Who Enlisted Locally And Fell In The Great War 1914-1919 Having Faithfully Served Their King And Country. Erected By The Citizens Of Camperdown.

Monday 11 July 2016

Marrickville, timber mill, mural

This mural is located on the wall of a timber mill along Marrickville Road, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. "The River Settler" was created by street artist Fintan Magee as a site specific work, referencing the wild colonial heritage of Australia's original timber industry. Rallis Timber is one of Australia's oldest and most significant timber mills and this artwork is a homage to the wild outback heritage and lifestyle.

Sunday 10 July 2016

Lilyfield, church

This former Uniting Church is located along Lilyfield Road, in the inner city suburb of Lilyfield. It was originally a Methodist Church an is now the home of an aged care community centre.

Saturday 9 July 2016

Hotel Downing, statues

This squad of statues has been installed outside Hotel Downing, located along Castlereagh Street. They are replicas of the Terracotta Army, a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang the first Emperor of China, whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.

Friday 8 July 2016

Drummoyne Bay

This late afternoon view across Drummoyne Bay towards Wallumatta Bay and the north shore suburb of Henley is from Taplin Park, in the inner west suburb of Drummoyne.

Thursday 7 July 2016

Drummoyne, post office

Drummoyne Post Office is located along Victoria Road, in the inner west suburb of Drummoyne. It was built 1906 in the Federation Arts and Crafts architectural style but had modifications made in 1938 in the art deco architectural style.

Tuesday 5 July 2016

Darling Harbour, Pumphouse

Pumphouse is a pub located along Little Pier Street at Darling Harbour. It was originally designed and built as Hydraulic Pumping Station No.1 in 1891 in the Italianate Baroque architectural style for the Sydney and Suburban Hydraulic Power Company. Water was pumped from Sydney's water supply and stored in a large water tank (which can still be seen in the historic bar). The water was then pumped across the city to variuous buildings which utilised the water under pressure as a source of power. In 1975 it was restored to become the Pumphouse Brewery and Tavern, selling boutique, craft and house brew beers.

Monday 4 July 2016

Chippendale, Carlton & United Brewery, Vivid Sydney

These animated light projections on the facade of the heritage-listed former Carlton & United Brewery were displayed during the Vivid Sydney festival. This building is part of the Central Park redevelopment, in the inner city suburb of Chippendale. "X Factory" was created by Ample Projects, showcasing the dynamic factory as it once was, exploring technology, the changing workplace and the great shift from human labour to automated and intelligent machines.

Saturday 2 July 2016

Woolwich, mooring posts

These mooring posts are located along the foreshore of the Parramatta River, part of the marina at the end of Margaret Street, in the lower north shore suburb of Woolwich. Low tide reveals barnacles on the sandstone wall and the Sydney skyline can be seen in the far distance.

Friday 1 July 2016

The Rocks, First Fleet Park, map (Theme Day: Look Down)

This giant map of Sydney Cove, now Circular Quay, which doubles as a bench is located in First Fleet Park. This view is looking down from the walkway beside the Cahill Expressway, above Circular Quay railway station as a jogger jogs past. The park is near the site of the landing of the First Fleet in 1788, so has a strong historical association with the first European settlement in Australia and the subsequent development of the colony. The map was installed when the park was redeveloped for the bicentennary and shows Sydney Cove in 1808 and compares it to Circular Quay in 1988. 
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