Saturday, 31 March 2018

Australian National Maritime Museum, boat and memorial

Two exhibits of the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. The MB172 is an elegant timber motor boat which once ferried naval officers but now transports museum staff and guests on Sydney Harbour. It was built by the Royal Australian Navy at Garden Island dockyard and worked mostly on on Port Phillip and later Jervis Bay. The art work is entitled ‘… the ocean bed their tomb’ and takes the form of a floating stainless steel wreath, which is six metres in diameter,  but is usually partly submerged in the water. It was created by Warren Langley and unveiled in 2015 to commemorate the disappearance of submarine HMAS AE1 and the loss of its 35 crew in 1914.
Linked to: Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 30 March 2018

Enfield, St Thomas Anglican Church

St Thomas Anglican Church is located along Coronation Parade, in the inner west suburb of Enfield. This heritage listed church was designed by John Frederick Hilly and built in 1848 in the Gothic architectural style.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Pyrmont, wharf

The Pyrmont Bay ferry wharf is on the western side of Darling Harbour, in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont. It was built in 2015 and is serviced by Sydney Ferries with services operating to Barangaroo and Circular Quay. The James Craig is a Tall Ship moored outside Wharf 7 of Sydney Wharfas part of the permanent display of the Australian National Maritime Museum. The 19th Century square rigger was restored to full sailing condition in 2003 and regularly goes to sea with 80 passengers.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Balmain, shipyard

These ferries and boats are moored at Balmain Shipyard, located at the southern end of Mort Bay, in the inner city suburb of Balmain. The dockyards have been a base for ferry operations as far back as the 1860s.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Darlinghurst, bank

The former ANZ bank building is located on the corner of Oxford Street and Brisbane Street, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. This heritage listed building was designed by Ernest Scott & Green and built in the Federation Free Classical architectural style in 1911 for the Union Bank. It is now used as an office space and has the local member of the state parliament as a tenant on the ground floor.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Chippendale, street art

This street art is located along Knox Street, in the inner city suburb of Chippendale. It was created by graffiti artists Gus and Ceikos.

Sunday, 25 March 2018

The Great Synagogue

 The Great Synagogue is located on Elizabeth Street, and stretches back to Castlereagh Street. This heritage listed building, designed by architect Thomas Rowe, was consecrated in 1878. The Great Synagogue consists of two main sections: the original synagogue, the house of worship with ladies’ gallery at the Elizabeth Street end, and this five storey modern section at the Castlereagh Street end behind the facade of the original Beadle’s residence.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Pyrmont, sculpture

This sculpture is located on the corner of Harris Street and Scott Street, in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont. on the corner of Harris Street and John Street, in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont. "Insect With Lead" was created by Richard Goodwin in 2011.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Pyrmont, weather vane

This weather vane or weathercock is located on the community centre at Refinery Square off Bowman Street, in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont. This building was the former main office or administration building of the Colonial Sugar Refining (CSR) Co Ltd, which had a major sugar mill, sugar refinery, rum distillery and building products manufactured here. The weathercock was manufactured at the coppersmiths workshop by copper artisans C. Marsden Sr and G. Orpwood Sr. It was erected as a memorial for the relief of the Siege of Mafeking, in South Africa during the Second Boer War, where British Forces under the command of Colonel Robert Baden-Powell were besieged from October 1899 to May 1900. It was originally placed on the high point of the refinery but after the demolition of the factory was preserved and reinstated here in 2010.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Pyrmont, Terminus Hotel

The Terminus Hotel is located on the corner of Harris Street and John Street, in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont. This heritage listed pub was built in 1900 in the Victorian architectural style and then remodelled in 1917 in the Federation Free architectural style. It was once known as the Cooper's Arms Hotel because it was close to a rum distillery cooperage, which was part of the Colonial Sugar Refining (CSR) Co Ltd. It became the Terminus Hotel since it stood at the end of the tram service from the city to Pyrmont. It was abandoned in 1983 and became dilapidated and overgrown with vines, which can be seen here. It was restored and redeveloped in 2018 and reopened this month.
Linked to: Signs, Signs.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Pyrmont, community centre

The former main office or administration building of the Colonial Sugar Refining (CSR) Co Ltd, at Refinery Square off Bowman Street, in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont. The heritage listed building was built in 1906 in the Federation architectural style. CSR Limited had a major sugar mill, sugar refinery and associated industries at this location. Over the years, the company diversified operations into rum distillery, building products and eventually mining. The site was redeveloped into a high rise residential estate with the main office now used as a community centre leading to a gymnasium and pool.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Pyrmont, gate house

The former gate house at the Colonial Sugar Refining (CSR) Co Ltd, along Bowman Street leading into Refinery Square, in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont. The heritage listed building was built in 1906 in the Federation Queen Anne architectural style. CSR Limited had a major sugar mill, sugar refinery and associated industries at this location. Over the years, the company diversified operations into rum distillery, building products and eventually mining. The site was redeveloped into a high rise residential estate with the gate house now used as a security office.

Monday, 19 March 2018

St Peters, street art

This super hero street art is located on the corner of May Lane and Caroline Lane, in the inner city suburb of St Peters.

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Balmain, corner shop

This former corner shop and residence is located on the cormer of Beattie Street and Harris Street, in the inner city suburb of Balmain.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Yowie Bay, marina

The Yowie Bay marina in the southern suburb of Yowie Bay. Yowie is an Aboriginal name meaning "place of echoes". Yowie is also the name of a mythical Australian creature called a but there appears to be no relationship to the name of this suburb.
Linked to: Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Australian Consolidated Press Building

The former Australian Consolidated Press Building is located between Elizabeth Street and Castlereagh Street. This view of the heritage listed 12 storey office building is from Castlereagh Street, with some similarities to the nearbySt James Trust Building. The lower six levels were originally the Evening News Building, designed by Bruce Dellit at Spain & Cosh and built in 1925 in the Inter-war Commercial Palazzo architectural style. The upper six levels were designed by Harry Seidler and built in 1961.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Darlinghurst, Eternity Playhouse

The Eternity Playhouse is a theatre on the corner of Burton Street and Palmer Street, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. The heritage-listed building was originally built by the Baptist Church as the Burton Street Tabernacle, designed by John Stone and built in 1887 in the Victorian Free Classical architectural style. In 2013, it was restored and transformed into a theatre. Inspired by a sermon at the Burton Street Tabernacle, where Rev John Ridley said he wished that he could "shout eternity through the streets of Sydney", Arthur Stace took to the streets of Sydney with a piece of chalk, writing the word "Eternity" on the footpaths of Sydney’s streets for over 35 years. The theatre is named in his honour and his famous "Eternity" script is used for the name on the marquee.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Darlinghurst, house

This three storey house is located along Stanley Street, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst.
Linked to: Wordless Wednesday, Wednesday Around The World, Wonderful Wednesday.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Darlinghurst, Tradesman's Arms Hotel

The Tradesman's Arms Hotel is on the corner of Palmer Street and Liverpool Street, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. This heritage listed building was designed by Copeman and Lemont and built in 1913 in the Federation Free Classical architectural style. After being refurbished in 2016, it is now known as the East Village Hotel.

Monday, 12 March 2018

St Peters, mural

This mural along Goodsell Street is on the side of a commercial building on the corner of King Street, in the inner city suburb of St Peters. It was created by graffiti artist and church pastor Matthew “Mistery” Peet. This building also has a vivid mural on the back wall along May Lane which can be seen here.

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Woollahra, All Saints Anglican Church

All Saints Anglican Church is located along Ocean Street, in the eastern suburb of Woollahra. This heritage listed sandstone church was designed by Edmund Blackett and built in 1882 in the French Geometric Gothic architectural style.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Australian National Maritime Museum, art

This art work is located at the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. It was created by Warren Langley and unveiled in 2015 to commemorate the disappearance of submarine HMAS AE1 and the loss of its 35 crew members in 1914. The work is entitled ‘… the ocean bed their tomb’ and takes the form of a floating stainless steel wreath, six metres in diameter.

Friday, 9 March 2018

St James Trust Building

St James Trust Building is located between Elizabeth Street and Castlereagh Street. This view of the heritage listed 12 storey office building is from Castlereagh Street. It was formerly known as the Manchester Unity Building, designed by John P. Tate & Young and built in 1924 in the Inter-war Commercial Palazzo architectural style. The building was commissioned as the headquarters of the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows, a society founded on Masonic principles that acted as an insurance company for its members. It was extensively refurbished in 1983 and the facade was restored in 1998.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Haymarket, Paddy's Markets

This hand painted sign is on a wall at Paddy's Markets, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. Paddy's Markets have operated in Haymarket since 1834 and this is part of a series of murals designed by a local artist David Doyle to mimic some of the past advertising signs. Other signs at the markets can be seen here, here and here.
Linked to: Signs, Signs


Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Sydney skyline

The Sydney skyline viewed from the wharves at Pyrmont, bathed in golden afternoon light.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Newtown, bank

This branch of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia is located along King Street, in the inner west suburb of Newtown. This heritage listed bank was built around 1940 in the Inter War Stripped Classical architectural style.

Monday, 5 March 2018

Chinatown, Lunar New Year

These two giant Dog Lanterns stand guard along the Dixon Street pedestrian mall, at the corner of Little Hay Street in Chinatown, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. The 3.8 metre patterned sculptures were created by Fan Dongwang to celebrate the Chinese New Year Festival. In the Chinese zodiac, every year is symbolised by an animal and this year is the Year of the Dog.

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Newtown, Baptist Church

Newtown Baptist Church is located on the corner of Church Street and Lennox Street in the inner city suburb of Newtown. This heritage listed church was designed in the Gothic Revival architectural style and built in 1873. The spire in the distance belongs to St Stephen's Anglican Church located nearby along Church Street.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Darlinghurst, ATM

This Automatic Teller Machines (ATM) is located outside the ANZ Bank branch along Oxford Street, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. To celebrate the bank's sponsorship of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, the ATMs have been transformed into GayTMs. To celebrate the 40th anniversary tonight, the ATMs in Darlinghurst, Newtown and Bondi have been covered in light reflecting rainbow prisms in celebration of LGBTIQ culture.
 Linked to: Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 2 March 2018

Circular Quay, Lunar Lanterns, Tiger

Lunar Lanterns were installed around Circular Quay to celebrate the Chinese New Year Festival. In the Chinese zodiac, every year is symbolised by an animal and this year is the Year of the Dog. This giant lantern installation of a Tiger was created by Kevin Bathman and installed above the walkway leading to Wharf 6 at Circular Quay. The zodiac symbol of the Tiger can be characterised as enthusiastic, courageous, ambitious and a born leader.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Circular Quay, Lunar Lanterns, Pig (Theme Day: Play)

Lunar Lanterns were installed around Circular Quay to celebrate the Chinese New Year Festival. In the Chinese zodiac, every year is symbolised by an animal and this year is the Year of the Dog. This lantern installation featuring many Pigs was created by John Deng. In the western world, people say ‘pigs might fly’ so this artwork explores both eastern and western notions. The zodiac symbol of the Pig can be characterised as honourable, philanthropic and optimistic. They can be incredibly focused and achieve great things.
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