Tuesday 31 January 2017

Paddington, Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel is located at Five Ways, on the corner of Glennmore Road and Broughton Street, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. This heritage listed pub was built in 1888 and has recently been repainted in shades of grey which follows a trend around Sydney. It was previously painted in a cream colour which can be seen here.

Monday 30 January 2017

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 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 changes often, as seen here.

Sunday 29 January 2017

Ryde, Holy Cross College

Holy Cross College is located along Victoria Road, in the north western suburb of Ryde. The sculpture in the front garden was presented in 1940 to this Catholic school which was established in the tradition of the Patrician Brothers. The heritage listed main building was designed by J.J. Sheerin and built in 1896 in the Federation Free Classical architectural style.

Saturday 28 January 2017

Martin Place, Colonial State Bank

The Colonial State Bank building is located along Martin Place between Elizabeth Street and Phillip Street. It was built in 1986 in the post modern architectural style as the headquarters of the NSW State Bank, later taken over by Colonial in 1996 to form the Colonial State Bank, until itself was taken over in 2000 by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. This 36-storey tower sits on a 2-storey atrium with the former banking chamber now containing the Sydney newsdesk of the Seven Network's Sydney-based Seven News. The top of the Capita Centre in nearby Castlereagh Street can be seen in the reflection.

Friday 27 January 2017

Paddington, town hall

The Paddington Town Hall clock tower rising above the trees along Oxford Street, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. It was designed by John Edward Kemp and built in 1891 in the Victorian Free architectural style.

Thursday 26 January 2017

Ultimo, Broadway

This commercial building is located along Broadway, in the inner city suburb of Ultimo. The three storey building, comprised of five commercial terraces, was built in the Victorian Free Classical architectural.style.

Wednesday 25 January 2017

Double Bay, wharf

The Double Bay ferry wharf is located at the end of Bay Street, in the eastern suburb of Double Bay. This family is fishing off the wharf which provides access to the Eastern Suburbs ferry services on Sydney Harbour.

Tuesday 24 January 2017

Chippendale, warehouse

This former warehouse is located on the corner of Myrtle Street and Shepherd Street, in the inner city suburb of Chippendale. It now has a mix of commercial and residential space. It houses the Art & Technology of Make-Up College which provides training for the film, television, theatre, special effects and fashion industries. 
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Sunday 22 January 2017

Kingsgrove, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church is located along Shaw Street in the southern suburb of Kingsgrove. Designed by architects Maclurcan and Brown and built in 1970, it was the first church in Australia, and one of the first in the world, to have a central altar.

Saturday 21 January 2017

Goulburn Street, North

"North" is a boutique apartment block located along Goulburn Street. It was designed by Harry Seidler and built in 2004. It is notable for every apartment having a wave-shaped balcony arranged in a vertically staggered pattern.

Friday 20 January 2017

Thursday 19 January 2017

Sydney Tower

Sydney Tower rises above the tree tops in Hyde Park North. Sydney Tower is Sydney's tallest structure and the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere. It stands 309 metres above the Sydney central business district, along Market Street, between Pitt Street and Castlereagh Street. Standing above the Westfield Sydney shopping centre, the "Westfield" logo was installed on the tower in 2011.

Wednesday 18 January 2017

Australian National Maritime Museum, sculpture

"Johnnie and Mehmet", is a kinetic and aural sculpture located at the Australian National Maritime Museum created in 2016 by Alexander Knox. It commemorates World War I, when Australia’s only remaining submarine, HMAS AE2, made a daring and hazardous incursion into the Dardanelles and the Sea of Marmara, playing a game of cat and mouse with the Ottoman torpedo boat Sultanhisar. The sculpture represents sailors from AE2 and Sultanhisar, Johnnie and Mehmet, who perform a visual ceremony, signalling to each other in semaphore-like movements derived from maritime languages, punctuated by sounds from the maritime world. The former enemies meet again today at the museum in the context of the friendship between Australia and Turkey.

Tuesday 17 January 2017

Erskineville, town hall

Erskineville Town Hall and Council Chambers is located along Erskineville Road, in the inner city suburb of Erskineville. It was designed by Lindsay Scott and built in 1938 in the Inter-War Mediterranean architectural style. As Macdonaldtown Municipality, it was originally incorporated in 1872 but in 1894 part of Macdonaltown became a new suburb known as Erskineville. Small, inner city municipalities were amalgamated in 1949, and Erskineville became part of the City of Sydney. It is now used as a community hall.

Sunday 15 January 2017

Kingsgrove, St Thomas' War Memorial Church

St Thomas' War Memorial Church is an Anglican church located along Morgan Street, in the southern suburb of Kingsgrove. It was built in 1952 and the dedication reads: Lest we forget our spiritual heritage and those who died in its defence. It stands beside the former St Thomas' Anglican Church.

Friday 13 January 2017

Thursday 12 January 2017

Castlereagh Street, sculpture

This sculpture of a bicycle adorned with pots of flowers and a chalkboard sign is being used to promote a new Vietnamese restaurant along Castlereagh Street.

Wednesday 11 January 2017

Woolloomooloo, marina

These boats are moored at the marina in the inner city suburb of Woolloomooloo. Woolloomooloo Wharf, also known as the Finger Wharf, is on the other side of Woolloomooloo Bay and has been, redeveloped into a hotel, apartments and restaurants. A humourous artwork in the suburb teaches you to spell the suburb name by splitting it up as "wool" "loo" "moo" "loo".

Tuesday 10 January 2017

Woolloomooloo, Sculpture On the Wharf

Sculpture On the Wharf is an outdoor exhibition at the Finger Wharf and promenade in the inner city suburb of Woolloomooloo. It is being held from 18th November 2016 to 18th March 2017. "5ARCx12 – Blickachsen 2" by Bernar Venet is one of the artworks on the promenade, along Cowper Wharf Road close to the corner of Lincoln Crescent.

Saturday 7 January 2017

East Circular Quay, Bennelong Apartments

The Eastern Pontoon wharf and Bennelong Apartments at East Circular Quay viewed from the ferry terminal wharves at Circular Quay. A wider view which shows the proximity to the Sydney Harbour Bridge can be seen here.

Friday 6 January 2017

Circular Quay, Sydney skyline

A view of Circular Quay from the Overseas Passenger Terminal, as a ferry and cruiser are just departing from the wharves of the Circular Quay ferry terminal. Circular Quay railway station sits behind with the elevated Cahill Expressway above it, rising to the Sydney city skyline. This shot is from a few years ago, so there have been some additions to the skyline since then.

Thursday 5 January 2017

Broadway, Grace Brothers department store

These clock towers rise above the corners of the flagship buildings of the former Grace Brothers department store along Broadway. The original five storey building on the left was built in 1904 inthe Federation/Edwardian architectural style and stands in Glebe, while the matching building on the right was completed in 1923 and stands in Ultimo. In 1998, these buildings were restored and redeveloped. The 1904 building became part of The Broadway Shopping Centre, a shopping mall with retail space, cinemas, restaurants and car park. The 1923 building is now UniLodge, student accommodation for the nearby University of Sydney.

Monday 2 January 2017

Criterion Hotel, mural

The Criterion Hotel is located on the corner of Park Street and Pitt Street. It was designed by Copeman, Lemont and Keesing and built in 1936 in the Inter-War Art Deco style. "Peace Justice & Unity" is the mural on the side wall of Pilgrim House in Pitt Street. It was commissioned by Pitt Street Uniting Church and created by the artists of Public Art Squad: David Humphries, Rodney Monk and Ashley Taylor in 1984. In 2001, when the building was being refurbished, the mural was painted over. Public Art Squad embarked on a campaign for the mural's reinstatement, raising funds from The NSW Premier, the City of Sydney Lord Mayor, Uniting Church, Multiplex and donations from a wide range of community members. In 2003, the mural was reinstated by the original artist team.

Sunday 1 January 2017

Hyde Park, Archibald Fountain (Theme Day: Photo of the Year)

The Archibald Fountain is an art deco style fountain in Hyde Park, near College Street, designed by French artist Francois Sicard and unveiled on 14 March 1932. The fountain is named after J.F. Archibald, owner and editor of The Bulletin, a newspaper which later became a magazine that encouraged writers to write about Australia. Last year, marked the ten year anniversary of the first photo I posted on this blog which was also a photo of this fountain which can be seen here. I returned to the fountain to take more photos including the one I posted on the anniversary here and this photo posted today from the same angle as the original.
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