Wednesday, 17 August 2016

McMahons Point, Sydney Harbour Bridge

This ferry makes its way across Lavender Bay towards the MacMahons Point ferry wharf, viewed from a private wharf in the north shore suburb of McMahons Point. The Alexander is a First Fleet Class ferry acquired in 1985 and is part of the fleet that operates on the Inner Harbour. It was named Alexander, after the one of eleven ships of the First Fleet that sailed to Australia in 1787. The Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House provide an iconic backdrop.

I'm going on holidays for the next few weeks so I'll be taking a break from posting until mid-September.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Barangaroo, Sculpture at Barangaroo

"Sculpture at Barangaroo" is a temporary exhibition from 6 August until 21 August 2016 in Barangaroo Reserve, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. "The Grove" was created by Margarita Sampson in 2014 and originally displayed at Marks Park in Tamaramaas part of "Sculpture by the Sea". The two pieces in this work are part of series exploring our vanishing relationship with nature, shelter and community. Each work resembles a pod, fruit, dwelling or tree with branches and antlers extending from the top.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Barangaroo, water pumping station

This former water pumping station is located near the Towns Place entrance of Barangaroo Reserve, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. This sewage pumping station was decommissioned during the building of the headland park. The building was moved 100 metres, restored and redeveloped as a toilet block.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Barangaroo, Sculpture at Barangaroo

"Sculpture at Barangaroo" is a temporary exhibition from 6 August until 21 August 2016 in Barangaroo Reserve, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. "One Journey Ends: another begins...?" was created by Sally Kidall and has Sydney Harbour as a backdrop. Sitting under a transparent nylon fabric tent is a simple bamboo boat with two large oars. Lined with growing grass, it carries a cargo of plastic bags filled with water. The fact that the grass may grow – or die – during the exhibition is key to the artwork’s concept and speaks to the troubled world we live in.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Barangaroo, Sculpture at Barangaroo

"Sculpture at Barangaroo" is a temporary exhibition from 6 August until 21 August 2016 in Barangaroo Reserve, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. "Harlequin Shuttle" was created by Ken Unsworth in 2014 and was originally displayed as part of "Sculpture by the Sea" an annual outdoor sculpture exhibition at Bondi and Tamarama. This 8-metre tall work stands among the plants and trees along Wululugul Walk near Munns Slipway.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Barangaroo Reserve, Harbour Control Tower


The beginning of the end of the Sydney Ports Harbour Control Tower at Barangaroo Reserve, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. The tower was once used by the Sydney Harbour port facilities before they were moved to Port Botany. The former container terminal has been transformed into a foreshore park, with a naturalistic rocky outcrop and landscaped with native trees and shrubs. The tower is being demolished after it was decided that it did not have any heritage value.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Barangaroo, Sculpture at Barangaroo

"Sculpture at Barangaroo" is a temporary exhibition from 6 August until 21 August 2016 in Barangaroo Reserve, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. "Horizon" was created by Lucy Humphrey in 2013 and was originally displayed on a cliff at Tamarama as part of "Sculpture by the Sea", an annual outdoor sculpture exhibition. This two-tonne acrylic sphere, filled with 1800 litres of water, reflects the images of Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, upside down. More art work can be seen in my previous two posts.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Barangaroo, Sculpture at Barangaroo

"Sculpture at Barangaroo", a temporary exhibition from 6 August until 21 August 2016 in Barangaroo Reserve, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. The four-metre high window has been installed looking out towards Munn's Slipway and Darling Harbour and the nearby stove has been built around a fig tree. They are part of an art installation called "Empirical View" created by Marcus Tatton acknowledging the site’s history.
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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Barangaroo, Sculpture at Barangaroo

"Sculpture at Barangaroo", a temporary exhibition from 6 August until 21 August 2016 in Barangaroo Reserve, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. This seven metre high firewood chimney has been installed in Barangaroo Reserve, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. It is part of an art installation called "Empirical View" created by Marcus Tatton for "Sculpture at Barangaroo", acknowledging the site’s history.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Arncliffe, tunnel mural

This is part of a mural on the wall of a new pedestrian tunnel which opened last week, under the railway line in the southern suburb of Arncliffe. Students at the nearby Al Zahra College provided drawings centred on the school's vision and purpose, which the artist used to create this mural.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Hurstville, Church of Christ

Friday, 5 August 2016

Blackwattle Bay, Anzac Bridge

Sunset view across Blackwattle Bay towards the Anzac Bridge, apartments in Pyrmont and the Sydney skyline from Blackwattle Bay Park, in the inner city suburb of Glebe.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Cabarita, monument

The William Beach monument is located in Cabarita Park, near Cabarita ferry wharf, in the inner west suburb of Cabarita. It commemorates world champion sculler William Beach who was unbeaten as World Sculling Champion from 1884 to 1887.

Rose Bay, war memorial

The Rose Bay war memorial is located in Lyne Park in the eastern suburb of Rose Bay. The war memorial was dedicated on 21st April 1935 but commemorates World War 1, World War 2, the Korean War and Vietnam War. In front of the memorial is a gate which came from an old mansion called Colebrook, which was located in the nearby suburb of Double Bay.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Rose Bay

A young lady is preoccupied with her mobile phone and missing the spectacular view across the bay, from the walkway along the foreshore in the eastern suburb of Rose Bay. 

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Cockatoo Island, cranes

Cockatoo Island is the largest island in Sydney Harbour. From 1839 it was a penal establishment with prison barracks, a military guardhouse and official residences built by convicts. The island was used for ship repair and shipbuilding activities after the first dry dock was completed by convicts in 1857. It became Australia's biggest shipbuilding and dockyard facility in the 20th century until maritime industrial activity ceased in 1992. These days, Cockatoo Island is a tourist attraction and a cultural events venue for art exhibitions and music festivals.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Barangaroo, Sydney skyline (Theme Day: My City's Skyline)

This view of Barangaroo and the Sydney skyline was taken before the urban renewal project began along the foreshore of Darling Harbour. The new parklands, commercial and residential buildings, which are still under construction, have now altered this skyline considerably. 
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