Saturday, 30 September 2017

Barangaroo, skyscrapers

The three skyscrapers known as International Towers and Westpac Place, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. The apartments in the foreground are along Wulugul Way behind Barangaroo Wharves. The afternoon sun is reflected across Darling Harbour, viewed from Pyrmont.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Broadway, Grace Brothers department store, clock tower


This clock tower and globe lamp are part of the former Grace Brothers department store along Broadway, in the inner city suburb of Glebe. It was built in 1904 in the Federation/Edwardian architectural style as the flagship building of the department store and a matching building across the road was completed in 1923. Grace Bros vacated the Broadway store in 1992 and these buildings were restored and redeveloped in 1998. This building became part of The Broadway Shopping Centre, a shopping mall with retail space, cinemas, restaurants and car park.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Paddington, St John's Presbyterian Church

The former St John's Presbyterian Church is located along Oxford Street, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. This heritage listed building was designed by Henry Robertson and built in 1857 in the Victorian Picturesque Gothic architectural style. In 2015, it was converted into a high-end fashion boutique.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Botanic Gardens, The Calyx

"Pollination" is a flower exhibit at The Calyx, an indoor and outdoor exhibition space at the Royal Botanic Garden. The colourful garden beds feature orchids, daisies, gardenias and lilies. The green wall stands at 6 metres high and spans 50 metres and features dicondra, syngonium and heuchera.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Liverpool, TAFE College

The entrance to Liverpool College, formerly Liverpool Hospital, is located along College Street, in the south western suburb of Liverpool. The main hospital building with the octagonal tower was designed by convict architect Francis Greenway and built in the 1820s in the Colonial Georgian architectural style, as were the two Gate-Keepers Cottages flanking the main entrance. Over the years, these heritage listed buildings have been used for different purposes such as the Colonial Medical Service Hospital, Benevolent Asylum, Government Asylum, State Hospital and Asylum, before becoming a Technical and Further Education (TAFE) college.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Darlinghurst, art

This mural is painted on the side of a record shop along Goulburn Street, between Crown Street and Arnold Lane, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. The wall of "Record Store" has featured a number of different murals over the years. This rainbow coloured mural with two hands forming a love heart has recently been installed as part of the Marriage Equality campaign which Australia is currently voting on. 

Sunday, 24 September 2017

The Rocks, St Patrick's Catholic Church

St Patrick's Catholic Church is located on the corner of Grosvenor Street and Harrington Street at The Rocks. The heritage listed church was designed by John Broadbent, reworked by John Frederick Hilly and built in 1844 in the Old Colonial Gothic Picturesque architectural style.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Botanic Gardens, The Calyx

These palm trees are located in the centre of the outdoor exhibition space of The Calyx in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Many colourful spring flowers are currently on display indoors and outdoors.

The Rocks, chimney

This octagonal chimney stack rises above the former electricity power station, mining museum and chemical laboratory, located between George Street and Hickson Road at The Rocks. This heritage listed building was designed by the Government Architect, Walter Liberty Vernon in the Federation Warehouse style with Romanesque and Art Nouveau detailing. The electricity power station and workshops were constructed by 1902 with the mining museum chemical laboratories and chimney constructed by 1909. It became known as the Earth Exchange in 1990 but then became office space in 1996.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Dawes Point, sentry box

This sentry box is on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour, near the Sydney Harbour Bridge, in the inner city suburb of Dawes Point. This cylindrical sandstone building was built c.1880 to observe the foreshore area for defensive purposes. It was located next to Explosives Wharf (now Ives Steps Wharf) which was built around the same time to transport explosives from Goat Island to the Dawes Point Battery.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Walsh Bay, Tri

This kinetic sculpture sits at the end of Pier 8 of Walsh Bay wharves on Sydney Harbour, in the inner city suburb of Millers Point. "Tri" was created by Phil Price in 2004 and installed here as part of the Walsh Bay Sculpture Walk. Made from carbon fibre composite, the top three sections move in the wind.The Sydney Harbour Bridge can just be seen behind Pier 7 and Milsons Point is in the distance. 

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

York Street, QVB Chambers

QVB Chambers is a commercial building along York Street, opposite the Queen Victoria Building (QVB). The heritage listed former warehouse was built in 1922 in the Federation architectural style. It has previously been known as Globe & Pennon House, Namkwong House and Eagley Building.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Darlinghurst, art

This mural is painted on the side of a record shop along Goulburn Street, between Crown Street and Arnold Lane, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. It was created by illustrator Sindy Sinn.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

North Sydney, St Peter's Presbyterian School Hall

St Peter's Presbyterian School Hall is located along Blues Point Road, in the northern suburb of North Sydney. This heritage listed building was designed in the Victorian Georgian architectural style and built in the late nineteenth century. It was once part of the school on this site associated with the nearby St Peters Presbyterian Church.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Hornsby, water clock

"Man, Time and the Environment", also known as the Hornsby Water Clock is a fusion of kinetic sculpture, decorative fountain, musical instrument and a functional clock. It is located in Hornsby Mall, a pedestrian mall in Florence Street, in the northern suburb of Hornsby. This work, unveiled in 1993, was created by Australian sculptor Victor Cusack from cast bronze, stainless steel, and toughened plate glass. It features sculpted forms of the fauna of Hornsby Shire from a rainbow lorikeet, to a cormorant, blue tongue lizard, fruit bat and possum.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Wollstonecraft, Oyster Cove Gasworks

The remains of the Oyster Cove Gasworks are located along Wondakiah Drive, in the north shore suburb of Wollstonecraft. This was originally the site of Robey's Sugar Works, later taken over by the Colonial Sugar Refinery Co. In the late 1860s the Australian Mineral Oil Co. established a kerosene works here and from around 1890, part of the site was also used by the Neokratine Safety Explosive Co of N.S.W. The North Shore Gas Co took over in 1912 with construction of coal gasworks from 1913 to 1917, which operated until 1987. Wondakiah residential development was built here from 1998 with restoration and redevelopment of the remaining structures on site which are the Boiler House, the Exhauster House, the Carburetted Water Gas Plant and the Chimney.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Newtown, mural

This mural is on the side wall of a house on the corner of Holmwood Street and King Lane, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. It was created by graffiti artist Phibs who has created a few murals around the city such as one nearby in Holt Street.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Croydon Park, Uniting Church Disability Services

Uniting Church Disability Services building is located along Georges River Road near the corner of Brighton Avenue, in the inner west suburb of Croydon Park. It sits beside the Croydon Park Uniting Church, which suggests it may have originally been built as a church hall and administration building. They provide help with supported accommodation and independent living, decision making and respite care for people in the community with disabilities.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Ultimo, The Goods Line, sculpture

This contemporary sculpture is located along an urban walkway known as "The Goods Line", in the inner city suburb of Ultimo. It is in front of one of the buildings of the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). The Goods Line was built along a disused rail corridor from Central railway station from Railway Square to Darling Harbour and also features a linear park and open space.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Barangaroo, International Towers

Tower Two is one of three new skyscrapers known as International Towers, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. The three towers have been built in the block bounded by Barangaroo Avenue, Watermans Quay, Scotch Road and Exchange Place, with the walkways Shipwright Walk and Mercantile Walk between them. This is the view from Wulugul Walk along the foreshore, with the Alexander Residences apartments in the foreground.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Queen Victoria Building, sculptures

These domes and sculptures stand above the George Street entrance of the Queen Victoria Building, which houses retail shops, cafés, and restaurants. The Queen Victoria Building was designed by George McRae and completed in 1898 in the Romanesque architectural style and restored in 1986. The sign reads: This stone was set July 29, 1896 by I.E.Ives, Mayor of Sydney. The sculptures, created by William Priestly MacIntosh and installed in 1899, are: a female figure representing Wisdom and Justice, a male figure representing Labour and Industry and another male figure representing Commerce and Exchange.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Circular Quay, ferry and bridge

This view of a ferry at Circular Quay ferry wharves, stretching to Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge is from the viewing platform above Circular Quay railway station. The Queenscliff is a Freshwater Class ferry acquired in 1983 and is part of the fleet that operates from Circular Quay to Manly. It was named Queenscliff after the northern suburb near Manly.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Sydney Town Hall, Druitt Street

This side view of part of the Sydney Town Hall is from the corner of Druitt Street and York Street. The heritage listed building was designed by John H. Wilson and completed in 1889 in the Grand Victorian Second Empire architectural style. It is Spring now and the leaves on the trees have just started to grow.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Haymarket, In Between Two Worlds

"In Between Two Worlds" is an art installation located in Chinatown at Haymarket. This artwork, created by artist Jason Wing, explores themes of heaven and earth featuring painted wall murals, etched granite floor murals and 30 suspended illuminated spirit figures. This night view is from Hay Street, looking down Kimber Lane. A daytime view can be seen here.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Croydon Park, Uniting Church

Croydon Park Uniting Church is located on the corner of Georges River Road and Brighton Avenue, in the inner west suburb of Croydon Park. It was built in 1918 in the Federation Romanesque architectural style.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Sydney Harbour Bridge, ferry

This ferry makes its way across Circular Quay and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The midday sun is shining down on Sydney Harbour, viewed from East Circular Quay near the Sydney Opera House.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Barangaroo, International Towers

Tower Three is one of three new skyscrapers known as International Towers, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. The three towers have been built in the block bounded by Barangaroo Avenue, Watermans Quay, Scotch Road and Exchange Place, with the walkways Shipwright Walk and Mercantile Walk between them. This is the view from Wulugul Walk along the foreshore, with the Alexander Residences apartments in the foreground.
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