Monday, 31 October 2016

Erskineville, mural

This Oscar outer suburban train is passing through the railway station in the inner city suburb of Erskineville. The mural was painted by the children of Erskineville Public School under the guidance of a local artist. It depicts their school which can partly be seen above, at street level.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Sydney Harbour, Sydney skyline

Looking across Sydney Harbour towards the Sydney skyline, from the north shore suburb of Milsons Point. The Lady Northcott is the Lady Class ferry which is making its way to Circular Quay.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Camperdown, University of Sydney, gates

These gates are located on the corner of City Road and Parramatta Road, beside the Gardener’s Lodge Cafe on the grounds of Victoria Park, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. The Gardener’s Lodge was designed by James Barnet and built in 1885 in the Victorian Gothic Revival architectural style. The gates provided a grand main entrance to the University of Sydney and the lodge was the former home of the university's groundskeeper, who tended the sweeping lawns and gardens surrounding the campus.The sign advertises the cafe which has operated in the adjoining restored building since 2012. The Institute Cervantes building is located across City Road.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Goldsmiths Buildings

Goldsmiths Buildings is a heritage listed building located along Goulburn Street. It was built in 1888 combining Victorian Italianate with Free Classical architectural syles. It has previously housed a Union Bank and ANZ Bank branch and is now used for retail and commercial space. It is in desperate need of a refurbishment.
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Sunday, 23 October 2016

Saturday, 22 October 2016

The Rocks, Suez Canal, art

This is one of the life-size caricatures located in a narrow laneway known as Suez Canal, at The Rocks. Constructed in the late 19th century, this laneway runs between George Street and Harrington Street, with the name supposedly a pun on "sewers canal". The backlit caricatures which glow at night depict the people who frequented the area in the late 19th century, who were involved in prostitution, slavery and opium.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Rozelle, theatre

The former Rozelle Theatre is located along Lilyfield Road in the inner west suburb of Rozelle. It was designed by architect Charles Bohringer and built in 1927, replacing a theatre that was on this site from 1912. It closed in 1960 and was converted into a reception centre. It now has shops on the ground floor and apartments on the floors above.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Ultimo, Mary Ann Park

Mary Ann Park is located along Mary Ann Street in the inner city suburb of Ultimo. The Sydney Technical College building, which is part of the Sydney Institute of TAFE (Technical and Further Education), is on the opposite site of the road. It was designed by William Kemp and built in 1891 in the Federation Romanesque architectural style.
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Monday, 17 October 2016

Haymarket, mural

This mural has recently been painted on the wall of a ten storey hotel along Harbour Street, between Pier Street and Little Pier Street, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. The artwork is of Jenny Munro, founder of the Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy, who has been fighting for Aboriginal housing rights for more than four decades and is being celebrated for her contribution to the community. It was created by street artist Matt Adnate and is part of the ANZ Street Art Project series, where four murals have transformed unused walls around the city. 

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Glebe, manse

"Reussdale" is the former presbyterian manse along Bridge Road, in the inner city suburb of Glebe. It was the house of minister of the Glebe Presbyterian church which stands alongside it. This heritage listed building was designed by Ferdinand Reuss Snr and built in 1870 in the Victorian Rustic Gothic architectural style.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Friday, 14 October 2016

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Wynyard Street, Terraced

"Terraced" is a multi-site photographic installation that places large-scale images of terraced houses on other buildings around the city. The side wall of this convenience store on the corner of Wynyard Street and York Street features one of these displays. The artworks were photographed by artist James Voller has photographed in inner city suburbs such as Redfern, Darlinghurst and Surry Hills. It is part of the "Art and About Sydney" which features temporary art installations around the city

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

General Post Office

The western façade of the General Post Office (GPO) building, along George Street near the corner of Martin Place. The GPO was constructed in stages from 1866 to 1891 and was designed by colonial architect James Barnet in the Victorian Free Classical architectural style.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Marrickville, street art

This street art appears on the side of a terrace house on the corner of Smith Street and Fitzroy Street, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. It has been used as a colourful way to cover graffiti and tags but as can partially be seen here, this hasn't prevented the taggers from moving onto the next available wall, on the left.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Rookwood, family vault

The John Paul Family Vault is a large monument in Rookwood Cemetery. The following information is from his obituary. Mr John Paul, who died in 1925 at his residence, Wolseley Road Point Piper, had reached the advanced age of 85. He started a business in Erskine Street in 1863 in the firm of Potts and Paul Ship Chandlers. Later, he founded the firm of Paul and Gray Ltd. in Sussex Street, and was the head of that firm until his retirement. He was associated with sea sports and sea life and was understood to be one of the oldest members of the Sydney branch of the League of Ancient Mariners. He leaves two sons, Dr. Norman Paul and Dr. Oscar Paul, both of whom practise in Macquarie Street.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

263 Clarence Street

This office and retail building is located along Clarence Street between between Market Street and Druitt Street. It's not a remarkeable building but the glass facade features an interesting geometric design.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Centennial Park, Federation Gateway

Federation Gateway, near Anzac Parade in the eastern suburb of Moore Park. it provides a grand opening to Federation Way from Moore Park to Centennial Park. This contemporary gate stands eight metres tall in timber, copper, bronze and cast iron and is inspired by the geometry of tree canopies. It was designed by Australian architect and urban designer, Alexander Tzannes and built in 2001 for the the Australian Centenary of Federation.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Chippendale, bank

The former English, Scottish and Australasian Bank is located along Broadway, in the inner city suburb of Chippendale. It was designed by Robertson and Marks and built in 1930 in the Inter-War Free Classical architectural style. When I photographed this building it was a bar, bistro and nightclub. It is now known as Jesuit House, a residence for graduates from Jesuit schools and serves as a volunteer study, socialising and planning centre and outreach to the poor.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Arncliffe, tunnel mural

This is part of a mural on the wall of a new pedestrian tunnel which opened recently, 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, 2 October 2016

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Surry Hills, warehouse (Theme Day: Abandoned)

The Griffith's Teas Building is an abandoned warehouse building in the inner city suburb of Surry Hills. This heritage listed former warehouse is a triangular building along Wentworth Avenue and Commonwealth Street, meeting at Goulburn Street. It was designed by Kent, Budden and Greenwell and built in 1915 in the Federation architectural style for Griffith's Bros Pty Ltd, who were Tea, Coffee and Cocoa Merchants. It was owned by property moguls who had a portfolio of properties around Sydney which they planned to restore but lay abandoned or derelict for many years. They have set up a charitable foundation which has recently sold this building for redevelopment as apartments.
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