Monday 31 December 2018
Sunday 30 December 2018
Saturday 29 December 2018
Friday 28 December 2018
Thursday 27 December 2018
Wednesday 26 December 2018
Tuesday 25 December 2018
"The Lights of Christmas" is a light projection show on the façade of St Mary's Cathedral, on every night from 5th December until Christmas night 25th December. This view is from Cathedral Square, beside Cook and Philip Park. Merry Christmas!
Monday 24 December 2018
Sunday 23 December 2018
Saturday 22 December 2018
Friday 21 December 2018
Thursday 20 December 2018
The Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour, viewed from Barangaroo. The Australian National Maritime Museum was designed by Phillip Cox and opened in 1991. The museum houses exhibitions that explore Australia's links with the sea and how maritime activities and issues have shaped the lives of people in Australia. The Endeavour replica and the Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse can be seen here. The museum has a large new sign on this side.
Wednesday 19 December 2018
"Glebe Villa" or "Redland" and "Carlyle" are a pair of two-storey attached terrace houses along Glebe Point Road, in the inner west suburb of Glebe. The heritage listed houses were built in 1884 in the Victorian Italianate style.
Tuesday 18 December 2018
The former Valhalla Cinema is located along Glebe Point Road, in the inner west suburb of Glebe. The cinema opened in 1937 as the Astor and operated until 1959. It reopened in 1968 and operated until 2005 under various names such as the Filmor Red Star Cinema, the New Arts Cinema and the Curzon Cinema and the Valhalla from 1979. The heritage listed façade and row of shops were designed by Kaberry & Chard and built in the art deco style. The cinema was converted into offices in 2008.
Monday 17 December 2018
This mural is on the side wall of the former Valhalla Cinema, along Glebe Point Road, in the inner west suburb of Glebe. Titled "Kelly & her Gang", I suspect Kelly is or was, a local identity and her gang were her colourful friends from the inner city. The title is a play on the Australian film "Ned Kelly and His Gang" released in 1906 and believed to be the first narrative movie ever made in the world. It tells the story of bushranger Ned Kelly and his gang of outlaws.
Linked to: Monday Mural, Amaze Me Monday, Blue Monday, Through My Lens.
Linked to: Monday Mural, Amaze Me Monday, Blue Monday, Through My Lens.
Sunday 16 December 2018
St John's Bishopthorpe Church is an Anglican church located on the corner of Glebe Point Road and St Johns Road, in the inner city suburb of Glebe. This heritage listed church was designed by Edmund Blacket and John Horbury Hunt and built in 1870 in the Victorian Romanesque style. The vestry and tower, both designed by Cyril Blacket, were completed in the early twentieth century.
Saturday 15 December 2018
The marina along Pier 7 at Walsh Bay at dusk, in the inner city suburb of Dawes Point. The heritage listed Walsh Bay wharves were originally part of Sydney's port facilities but have now been converted into theatres, offices, hotels, apartments, restaurants, cafes and shops. The former warehouse building on Piers 6/7 is used for apartments.
Linked to: Weekend Reflections.
Friday 14 December 2018
Chifley Tower is located at 2 Chifley Square and is bounded by Hunter, Phillip and Bent Streets. It contains an office tower and the Chifley Plaza retail area. Built in 1992, Chifley Tower is the second tallest skyscraper in Sydney, at 241 metres when measured to the top of its spire. The square and tower are named after Ben Chifley, a former Prime Minister of Australia. This view is from Hunter Street towards Elizabeth Street and has been made possible from this angle following the demolition of a number of buildings along Hunter Street for a new development.
Thursday 13 December 2018
Wednesday 12 December 2018
The Botany War Memorial is located in Boralee Park, on the corner of Bay Street and Daniel Street, in the eastern suburb of Botany. It was unveiled by Governor Sir Walter Davidson KCMG on May 5th 1923. It features a luted granite column surmounted by a sphere and crown, resting on a sandstone and granite base on three steps. The names of soldiers have been engraved on polished granite. Inscription reads: Their name liveth evermore.
Tuesday 11 December 2018
The Hyde Park Obelisk is located on the western edge of Hyde Park, along Elizabeth Street. This view is from the park towards OTC House, an office building on the corner of Bathurst Street. This monument was unveiled in 1857 by Lord Mayor George Thornton and was originally used as a sewerage vent, so was jokingly referred to as Thorton's Scent Bottle. It is 22 metres high, including the 6.5 metre high square sandstone base and a filigreed bronze pyramid vent at the top. This obelisk was modelled on Cleopatra's Needle, on the banks of London's Thames River. The red, green and white banners feature Christmas decorations.
Monday 10 December 2018
Sunday 9 December 2018
St Paul's Anglican Church is located on the corner of Gregory Street and Nymboida Street, in the eastern suburb of South Coogee. As you can see from the sign, last night parishioners participated in the annual "Carols By The Sea" at nearby Grant Reserve at Coogee Beach.
Saturday 8 December 2018
A view of Moore's Wharf at dusk, located on Walsh Bay in the inner city suburb of Millers Point. It is the Operational Headquarters of the Port Authority of New South Wales. The vessels moored at Moore's Wharf are used by Sydney Ports Corporation on Sydney Harbour. The wharf was established in the 1830s by Henry Moore, the first Australian P&O Cruises agent. The sandstone warehouse was built by William Long using convict labour and stone quarried on site. The warehouse was originally located further west but in 1978 was moved, stone by stone, to its present location.
Friday 7 December 2018
Thursday 6 December 2018
This sign for a gourmet food delivery service has been painted on the side of a shop on the corner of National Street and Prosper Lane, in the inner west suburb of Rozelle. It is now a butcher's shop but the hand painted sign for the previous business remains.
Wednesday 5 December 2018
This ferry is departing from the ferry wharf in the inner west suburb of Balmain East. The Emerald class ferry operated by Sydney Ferries entered service on Sydney Harbour in 2017 and is named after "May Gibbs", the popular Australian children's author. The Sydney Harbour Bridge and Barangaroo Reserve are in the distance.
Tuesday 4 December 2018
This heritage listed former warehouse is located beside Iloura Reserve, on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour, in the inner west suburb of Balmain East. The J. Fenwick & Co. Boat Store was built in 1875 for the Fenwick Tug Boat Company, which was the earliest tug boat operator on Sydney Harbour. An adjacent administration building was demolished in 2008 to extend the open space of Iloura Reserve and the building was restored in 2011 with a new forecourt, turf banks and terraced outlooks.
Monday 3 December 2018
This mural is on the side of a warehouse on the corner of Cleveland Street and Woodburn Street, in the inner city suburb of Redfern. It was created by graffiti artist Phibs who has created a few murals around the city including two in Newtown and Stanmore.
Sunday 2 December 2018
Saturday 1 December 2018
Friday 30 November 2018
Gazebo is a luxury apartment tower opposite Fitzroy Gardens at Kings Cross, at the corner of Elizabeth Bay Road and Baroda Street, in the eastern suburb of Elizabeth Bay. It was built in 1969 in the International Style, originally as the Gazebo Hotel. The Gazebo ceased operating as a hotel in the late 1990s and in 2005 its conversion to apartments was complete.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday