Thursday 30 November 2017

Ultimo, Powerhouse Museum

These former tram sheds are located at the end of MacArthur Street, between Omnibus Lane and The Goods Line, in the inner city suburb of Ultimo. The Ultimo Tram Depot opened in 1899 adjacent to the Ultimo Power Station and Darling Harbour railway line for tram services operating from Erskineville to Pyrmont and Ryde. The tram sheds were converted to offices in 1981 as part of the Powerhouse Museum (Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences) development.

Wednesday 29 November 2017

Haymarket, hotel

The entrance to "The Ultimo", a boutique hotel along Ultimo Road, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. This heritage listed building was designed by George McRae and built in 1910 in the Federation Free architectural style. It was a purpose built market stores building opposite Paddy's Market, originally the vegetable market. 

Tuesday 28 November 2017

Centennial Park, houses

These semi-detached houses are located along Cook Road in the eastern suburb of Centennial Park. The heritage listed houses were built in the Federation Queen Anne architectural style.

Monday 27 November 2017

Erskineville, warehouse

This former warehouse is located on the corner of Union Street and Iredale Street, just off King Street, in the inner city suburb of Erskineville. The mural covers the facade and side wall of this building which is now used as a yoga and wellness centre.

Saturday 25 November 2017

Dawes Point, Walsh Bay

This view of Walsh Bay at Dawes Point features a bridge leading to the glass entrance of a private boat marina along Pier 6/7, the Wharf Theatre in the former warehouse building on Pier 5 and a glimpse of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Friday 24 November 2017

Deutsche Bank Place

Deutsche Bank Place is a 39 storey office building completed in 2005, located on the corner of Phillip Street and Hunter Street.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 23 November 2017

Circular Quay, ferry

This ferry at Circular Quay ferry wharf is a new Emerald class ferry operated by Sydney Ferries which entered service on Sydney Harbour in 2017. It is named Fred Hollows for a New Zealand-Australian ophthalmologist who became known for his work in restoring eyesight for many people in Australia and other countries.
Linked to: Signs, Signs

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Carss Park, cottage

Carss Cottage is a sandstone cottage located at the end of Carwar Avenue, in the southern suburb of Carss Park. It stands in the middle of Carss Bush Park, a recreational area which overlooks Kogarah Bay and the Carss Park Tidal Baths. This heritage listed mid-Victorian homestead was built in 1860 by William Carss and has lent its name to the suburb.

Monday 20 November 2017

St Peters, mural

This vivid mural along May Lane is on the back wall of a commercial building on the corner of King Street and Goodsell Street, in the inner city suburb of St Peters. It was created by street artists PeQue and Swaze and features three types of Sydney trains from history: S Set, Millennium and Standard suburban. Two of the chimney stacks at Sydney Park can be seen in the distance.

Sunday 19 November 2017

Watsons Bay, St Peter's Anglican Church

St Peter's Anglican Church is located along Old South Head Road, in the eastern suburb of Watsons Bay. This heritage listed sandstone church was designed by Edmund Blacket in the Gothic Revival architectural style and built in 1864. An organ vestry was added to the south side of the church in 1902.
Linked to: Shadow Shot Sunday, InSPIREd Sunday, Sundays In My City

Saturday 18 November 2017

Pyrmont, boat

A late afternoon view across Johnstons Bay, in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont. The "Mari Nawi" is a boat which was repaired and refurbished in 2018 by Tribal Warrior, a not-for-profit community organisation initiated and directed by Aboriginal people with Aboriginal Elders. It operates cruises on Sydney Harbour and is picking up passengers here from the wharf at Pirrama Park. The Elizabeth is an apartment building in the former office block for CSR Limited, joined by new apartment blocks along the foreshore.

Friday 17 November 2017

Redfern, bar

This building is located on the corner of Regent Street and Wells Street, in the inner city suburb of Redfern. The Mont De Piete is an institutional pawnbroker and lending agency, run as a charity in Europe from Renaissance times until today. The lower text refers to Alexander Margoschis, a local pawnbroker who was involved in a notorious murder nearby in 1887. The building now houses what is described as an old world gin bar, which also does cocktails.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 16 November 2017

Sydney Town Hall, banners

These banners are located along George Street, outside the Sydney Town Hall. The rainbow flag banners along with the message "It's a Yes" celebrates the win for Marriage Equality, announced yesterday following a public vote. The City of Sydney has supported the "Yes" vote with banners across the city. Lumiere, is the office building in the distance.

Wednesday 15 November 2017

Tamarama, rocks

Looking past the craggy cliff to the Pacific Ocean, beside the beach in the eastern suburb of Tamarama.

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Pitt Street Mall, League of Giants

The "League of Giants" is an installation in Pitt Street Mall which was created to promote the 2017 Rugby League World Cup which is currently being held in Australia. It features larger than life, giant rugby league players which represent the fourteen participating nations in the tournament. Each player stands three metres tall and weighs 400 kilograms, glowing with internal LED lighting.

Monday 13 November 2017

St Peters, hotel mural

This colourful mural has been painted on the back laneway wall of the Sydney Park Hotel, located on the corner of King Street and Lord Street, in the inner city suburb of St Peters.

Sunday 12 November 2017

NAB Plaza, Bird Totem

"Bird Totem" is a contemporary sculpture located in the middle of the National Australia Bank plaza on the corner of George Street and Jamison Street. The six metre sculpture made of bronze was created in 1988 by Adrian Mauriks.

Saturday 11 November 2017

Hunter Street, monument

This monument is located on the corner of Phillip Street and Hunter Street, outside 8 Chifley, an office building built in 2013. It features three historical maps of Sydney titled 1807 a divided city, 1903 hustle and bustle and 2013 the square is born. On the opposite side of Hunter Street is an artwork titled "Lightwall Crucimatrilux", an integrated wall of glass and mirror panels which is a continuation of the cafe wall that bounds the south side of Chifley Square. It was created by Simeon Nelson in collaboration with architecture firm Hassell.

Friday 10 November 2017

Rookwood, Russian Memorial

A view from inside the Russian Memorial in Rookwood Necropolis, in the western suburb of Rookwood. It was built by Michael Bakich and the inscription reads: In memory of all Russian Orthodox people resting in peace throughout the world. Memorial consecrated by Archbishop Theodosy 7th May 1978. 

Thursday 9 November 2017

Tamarama, news van

This television news van was located in Marks Park for an outside broadcast for Seven News from the Sculpture By The Sea, outdoor sculpture exhibition in the eastern suburb of Tamarama.

Wednesday 8 November 2017

Tamarama, cliffs

The view out to the Pacific Ocean from the cliffs and rock pools along the shore of the eastern suburb of Tamarama.

Tuesday 7 November 2017

Redfern, pub

The former London Tavern is located along Regent Street, in the inner city suburb of Redfern. It was a Tooth's hotel until it closed in the early 1970s and is now converted to three shops and residences.

Monday 6 November 2017

Bondi, mural

This mural has been painted on the side of a restaurant bar on the corner of Bondi Road and Boonara Avenue, in the eastern suburb of Bondi.

Sunday 5 November 2017

Paddington, parsonage

The former parsonage of the Paddington Methodist Church is located along Newcombe Street, in the eastern suburb of Paddington. "The Nest" is a heritage listed building that was built in 1884 in the Victorian Italianate architectural style with Gothic detailing. The Methodist Church became part of the Uniting Church in 1977 and the parsonage was converted to a child care centre in 1991.

Saturday 4 November 2017

Circular Quay

A view of Circular Quay from the walkway beside Cahill Expressway above Circular Quay railway station, out to Sydney Harbour stretching from the Sydney Harbour Bridge across to the Sydney Opera House. It's Spring and the Jacaranda trees in First Fleet Park at The Rocks are in full bloom. A busy moment at the quay with a cruise ship at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, the whale watching cruise boat and various ferries arriving or departing from the Circular Quay ferry wharves.

Friday 3 November 2017

St Peters, railway station

The clouds rolled in quickly as a Millennium train arrives at St Peters railway station, in the inner city suburb of St Peters. The chimney stacks are from the former brickworks, now part of Sydney Park.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday

Thursday 2 November 2017

Australian National Maritime Museum, exhibition

"Step Inside the Box" is an outdoor exhibition currently on display at the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. Six brightly coloured shipping containers have been transformed into exhibition spaces covering the themes: Ship, Cargo, Port, Ocean, Build, Things.

Wednesday 1 November 2017

Darling Harbour, Hard Rock Cafe (Theme Day: Rock 'n' Roll)

Hard Rock Cafe Sydney is located on the first and second levels of Harbourside Shopping Centre on the waterfront at Darling Harbour. It was established at this site in 2011 but had previously been located in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst from 1989. Hard Rock Cafe is a chain of rock ’n’ roll-themed restaurants throughout the world, which first opened in London in 1971, with live music and displays of rock and roll memorabilia.
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