Friday, 30 June 2017
Thursday, 29 June 2017
The Novotel Hotel, on the corner of Olympic Boulevarde and Dawn Fraser Avenue, dominates the skyline at Sydney Olympic Park in the western suburb of Homebush Bay. The contemporary architecture of the hotel, which was built in 2000, matches the nearby Stadium Australia and Sydney Olympic Park railway station.
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Stadium Australia is the former Olympic Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park, in the western suburb of Homebush Bay. It was completed in 1999 to host the 2000 Summer Olympics. It is now known commercially as ANZ Stadium and had been previously known as Telstra Stadium.
Tuesday, 27 June 2017
This survey pillar is located in the Botanic Gardens overlooking Sydney Harbour between Bennelong Point and Mrs Macquaries Point. The plaque reads: "This Survey Observation Pillar has been established to monitor Opera House Deflection movements and provide local control station for Sydney Integration Surveys. May 1976." Also known as triangulation stations or triangulation pillars, these are used for long term monitoring and observations.
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Monday, 26 June 2017
This mural is located on the laneway wall at Fred Kelly Place, in the inner west suburb of Five Dock. "What's For Dinner?" is a ceramic tile painting created by Virginia Arregui in 2016 to celebrate the multicultural diversity of the suburb's community. The artwork features architectural styles from around the world harmoniously built side by side with the title of the work enticing the viewer to imagine what food is being prepared in the kitchens of these homes, evoking the tastes and smells of global cuisines.
Sunday, 25 June 2017
The Boer War Memorial is located in Parramatta Park, in the western suburb of Parramatta. It commemorates Australian participation in the Boer War when volunteer Lancers were the first Australian troops to arrive in South Africa in 1899. The memorial was erected in 1904 using four Doric columns, the entablature blocks and the cornice from the former Parramatta Courthouse, designed by Mortimer Lewis in 1837. In the centre of the memorial, a broken pillar signifies "life broken short" to remember the lives lost in the war. The cannon on top of the memorial made by Cornelius King in 1822 was one of six nine-pounder field guns used for the defence of Port Jackson at Dawes Point, as were the two Georgian cannons on either side.
Saturday, 24 June 2017
Friday, 23 June 2017
These old monuments, gravestones and family vaults are located in Rookwood Necropolis, in the western suburb of Rookwood. It is the largest multicultural cemetery in the southern hemisphere, covering an area of over 300 hectares. It has been operating since 1867 and it has been estimated that approximately one million people have been buried here.
Thursday, 22 June 2017
This neon sign has been displayed in an apartment window of the Sirius building, viewed from Playfair Street at The Rocks. The building was built in 1979 in the Brutalist architectural style to house public tenants. It is scheduled for demolition and the "SOS" (Save Our Sirius) sign has been installed by residents who have been protesting against it, with some arguing for the preservation of the building for heritage listing.
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
This giant wood-carved chess set is located in front of the fountain along Darling Walk, which links Harbour Street to Tumbalong Park and the Darling Quarter at Darling Harbour.
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
The heritage listed administration building of Randwick Public School is located along Cowper Street, in the eastern suburb of Randwick.
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Monday, 19 June 2017
Yaama Dhinawan is a hospitality college specialising in indigenous culture and cuisine, at this training, community and function centre in the inner city suburbs of Eveleigh. It is located at CarriageWorks, a multi-venue arts centre dedicated to the development and presentation of contemporary arts which is housed in the old Eveleigh railway yards and features theatre spaces, gallery and exhibition spaces, rehearsal rooms, a scenery workshop and office space. Yaama Dhinawan means Hello Emu, and an indigenous mural of an emu has been painted on the building.
Sunday, 18 June 2017
The Armenian shrine in Rookwood Necropolis, the largest multicultural cemetery in the southern hemisphere, in the western suburb of Rookwood. The inscription reads: This memorial was erected to the sacred memory of all Armenian martyrs and Armenian people meeting in peace throughout the world.
Saturday, 17 June 2017
This art installation is located in the arcade at the end of Bulletin Place for the Vivid Sydney Festival, which ends tonight. "Supernova" creates a starry night sky with an array of cantilevered umbrellas which open and close, with their material glowing. When they are all fully open, there's a flash of bright light and the supernova is revealed.
Friday, 16 June 2017
The clock tower above Sydney Terminal Building at Central railway station has been illuminated with light projections for the Vivid Sydney Festival, which is running from 26 May to 17 June 2017. "Transported Through Time" was created by The Electric Canvas and celebrates the evolution of rail transportation in Sydney and conjures the trains of the future. It takes a journey from the steam train and the iconic red rattler, through to animations of the trains of the future.
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Thursday, 15 June 2017
The Concourse is a cultural centre in the north shore suburb of Chatswood. It has been illuminated with light projections for the Vivid Sydney Festival, which is running from 26 May to 17 June 2017. "Future City, Smart City" is an animated feature which tells the story of a fantastical future where communities of airborne homes emerge, with greenhouses and water farms harvesting clouds, all powered by waste, wind and the sun..
Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Steampunk Waterworld is an art installation at the reflection pool on The Concourse, in the north shore suburb of Chatswood. The artwork was created by The Electric Canvas the Vivid Sydney Festival, which is running between 26 May and 17 June 2017.
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Voxelscape is an art installation at Chatswood Interchange, in the north shore suburb of Chatswood. It fills the air space with more than 9,000 LED light spheres, creating a three-dimensional light show viewable from any level of Chatswood Interchange, the shopping centre which links Chatswood railway station with the bus terminal and Chatswood Mall. This view is towards the Chatswood railway station platforms and entrance. The artwork was created by The Electric Canvas for the Vivid Sydney Festival, which is running between 26 May and 17 June 2017.
Monday, 12 June 2017
The Commercial Traveller’s Association Building is located at the MLC Centre, on the corner of Martin Place and Castlereagh Street. The facade of the building is currently featuring "Urban Tree 2.0" a light projection show for the Vivid Sydney Festival, which is running between 26 May and 17 June 2017.
Sunday, 11 June 2017
St Anne's Catholic Church is located along St Annes Square, in the western suburb of Strathfield South. This church was built in 1953 and stands alongside the former church which was built in 1864 and then became the church hall.
Saturday, 10 June 2017
Sydney Park is a former brickworks that has been transformed into 44 hectares of parkland, in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. A number of ponds and wetlands have been recreated as they once were in this area, which attract many water birds and animals.
Friday, 9 June 2017
A view across the platforms of Liverpool railway station from Newbridge Road bridge, in the south western suburb of Liverpool. This C Set train built in 1986 is waiting at the platform.
Thursday, 8 June 2017
This "SYDNEYLAND" sign is an art installation created by Alexander Berlage and Jeremy Allen for the Vivid Sydney Festival. The illuminated letters beam across Sydney Harbour at night for the duration of the festival between 26 May and 17 June 2017. It is located at the edge of the Botanic Gardens along Tarpeian Way, the pathway that runs along the edge of the steep cliff known as the Tarpeian Wall. When the rock at Bennelong Point was cut away in 1880, to build the road that now leads to the Opera House, the wall and the path were named after the Tarpeian Rock, which overlooks the Roman Forum.
Wednesday, 7 June 2017
Woolwich Lookout at Clarkes Point Reserve is a cantilevered platform which juts out over Woolwich Dock's sandstone cutting, in the lower north shore suburb of Woolwich. It provides views across Lane Cover River to Greenwich and the city skyline in the distance. The Woolwich Pier Hotel can also been seen here nearby.
Tuesday, 6 June 2017
The former Municipality of Enfield council chambers are located along Liverpool Road, on the corner of Coronation Parade, in the south western suburb of Enfield. It was designed by DT Morrow & Gordon and built in 1930 in the inter war architectural style. The Council of the Municipality of Enfield was incorporated in 1889 and abolished in 1949.
Monday, 5 June 2017
This is part of a curious artwork installed on a hoarding at the edge of Barangaroo Reserve at Nawi Cove, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. "All You Can Eat Seafood Buffet" by Joan Ross is part of "Aurora Eora", an exhibition of public artworks. It depicts the area and inhabitants from past eras.
Sunday, 4 June 2017
The former St Anne's Catholic Church is located along St Annes Square, in the western suburb of Strathfield South. This church was built in 1864 and became the church hall when a new church was built alongside it in 1953.
Saturday, 3 June 2017
These cannons are on display at the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour, with the museum's boats and ships on display in the background. King Street Wharf and the central business district is in the distance.
Friday, 2 June 2017
Sydenham railway station is on the Illawarra railway line and is a junction of the Bankstown and East Hills lines, in the inner west suburb of Sydenham. It opened on 15 October 1884 as Marrickville when the Illawarra line opened to Hurstville. It was renamed Sydenham on 19 January 1895 when the Bankstown line opened to Belmore and a new railway station was built closer to the centre of Marrickville.
Thursday, 1 June 2017
A mixture of native and introduced trees and plants in Scarborough Park, in the southern suburb of Monterey.