"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, planted to form the word Pollination.
Thursday, 31 May 2018
Wednesday, 30 May 2018
The Four in Hand Hotel is located on the corner of Sutherland Street and Elizabeth Street, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. This historic hotel has been the subject of plans to convert it into a private residence. Following protests from local residents, the local council has placed a conservation order on the building and applied for a heritage listing to save it.
Tuesday, 29 May 2018
The Sydney Super Dome is a large multipurpose arena located at Sydney Olympic Park, at Homebush Bay. It was completed in 1999 as part of the facilities for the 2000 Summer Olympics, It is currently known as the Qudos Bank Arena and hosts many concerts and events.
Monday, 28 May 2018
Sunday, 27 May 2018
Camperdown Cemetery is an historic cemetery located along Church Street in the inner-city suburb of Newtown. St Stephen's Anglican Church is located within the present bounds of the cemetery. It was designed by Edmund Blacket and built in 1874 in the Gothic Revival architectural style.
Saturday, 26 May 2018
These ferries have simultaneously reversed back from the Circular Quay ferry wharves, spun around and are heading towards Sydney Harbour, passing the apartments at East Circular Quay. The Sydney RiverCats are a class of catamarans operated by Harbour City Ferries on the Parramatta River from Circular Quay to Parramatta.
Friday, 25 May 2018
Some interesting cloud patterns in an autumn sky above Sydney Town Hall. The heritage listed building was designed by John H. Wilson and completed in 1889 in the Grand Victorian Second Empire architectural style. It has had continual use as the offices of the local council of the City of Sydney and as the city's civic and cultural centre.
Thursday, 24 May 2018
Wednesday, 23 May 2018
The trees along the pedestrian mall at Sydney Olympic Park, in the western suburb of Homebush Bay, have turned various shades of autumn colours. The walkway is bounded by Olympic Boulevarde, Cathy Freeman Park, Dawn Fraser Avenue, Showground Avenue and extends beyond to Sydney Olympic Park Railway Station.
Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Abattoir Heritage Precinct is bounded by Herb Elliott Avenue, Showground Road and Dawn Fraser Avenue, at Sydney Olympic Park, in the western suburb of Homebush Bay. This building was originally the administration block for the State Abattoirs, designed by Walter Liberty Vernon and built in 1915 in the Federation architectural style. The buildings were redeveloped for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games for use by the Sydney Olympic Park Authority. They are now used for sporting administration offices, visitor information and a café. Maiden Gardens, named after botanist and public servant Joseph Henry Maiden, is a Federation style garden.
Monday, 21 May 2018
This mural is painted on the front of a couple of traffic signal boxes along George Street, at The Rocks. They are close to the Brown Bear Lane mural and extend the theme of that artwork which depicts Brown Bear Lane in 1901, once located close to this spot. The signal boxes are under the railway viaduct which was built in 1956 to nearby Circular Quay railway station.
Sunday, 20 May 2018
Camperdown Cemetery is an historic cemetery located along Church Street in the inner-city suburb of Newtown. The cemetery was founded in 1848 and was for twenty years the main general cemetery for Sydney, with the total number of burials being about 18,000. St Stephen's Anglican Church is located within the present bounds of the cemetery. John Roote Andrews was a monumental mason who carved most of the monuments and headstones in this cemetery. He provided his family with this memorial in the Scottish style, with a canopy supported on four small caryatids and decorated with the thistle and vast majority of them are from Sydney sandstone and are the product of the flag of St Andrew.
Saturday, 19 May 2018
The HMAS Adelaide (L01) is a Canberra class landing helicopter dock ship of the Royal Australian Navy. It was launched in 2012 and is seen here at the Garden Island dockyard, the home port of the naval fleet based on the east coast of Australia. It is named for the city of Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. Garden Island is a marine engineering and refit centre for the Royal Australian Navy and Thales Australia with the docks extending along Woolloomooloo Bay from Potts Point to Woolloomooloo. This view across Woolloomooloo Bay is from Mrs Macquaries Point in The Domain at sunset.
Friday, 18 May 2018
Thursday, 17 May 2018
The front entrance and foyer of the heritage listed Reserve Bank of Australia along Martin Place. The Reserve Bank building is a 22 storey office tower bounded by Macquarie Street, Martin Place and Phillip Street. It was designed by F.J.Crocker and built in 1964 in the Post War International architectural style. The foyer wall mural was designed and installed by local artist Bim Hilder. It is made up of many separate small parts of beaten copper and bronze, quartz crystal and semi-precious stones.
Linked to: Signs, Signs, Thursday Doors.
Linked to: Signs, Signs, Thursday Doors.
Wednesday, 16 May 2018
This Emerald class ferry, operated by Sydney Ferries, is part of the fleet that cruises up the Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River. It was acquired in 2017 and named after Victor Chang, a pioneering Australian heart surgeon. It's seen here making its way past the Sydney Opera House heading towards the Circular Quay ferry terminal.
Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Hyde Park Towers is a commercial and residential building along Elizabeth Street. The heritage listed building was built in 1913 in the Federation Free Classical architectural style, as the ironmongery for the for the Mark Foys department store opposite. It was converted into a service station and car park in 1934, known as the Hercules Motors Parking Station. When part of the building was demolished and redeveloped into a 32 storey apartment block in 1995, the street facade with the crest of the department store was retained for commercial and retail use.
Monday, 14 May 2018
The Brown Bear Lane mural is painted on the side wall of a shop along George Street, at The Rocks. It depicts Brown Bear Lane in 1901, which was located close to this spot. The Rocks' very first pub, The Romping Horse, was located on the corner of the lane from 1789, later known as The Brown Bear (1836–1900). The lane became Little Essex Street but disappeared around 1913 when a row of shops was built between Essex Street and this location. The row was partly demolished in 1956 when the railway viaduct was built, connecting to nearby Circular Quay railway station.
Sunday, 13 May 2018
The front entrance of the Mitchell Wing of the State Library of New South Wales, the oldest library in Australia, is located along Shakespeare Place, off Macquarie Street. The Mitchell Wing was completed in 1910 and built to house the collection of Australiana donated by book collector David Scott Mitchell to the people of New South Wales. The facade of this heritage listed building is designed in the Neo Classical architectural style.
Saturday, 12 May 2018
Aurora Place is a commercial and residential development bounded by Phillip Street, Bent Street and Macquarie Street. It comprises of a 41 storey commercial tower, an 18 storey residential building and supporting retail facilities around the piazza. Aurora Place was designed by Renzo Piano, Mark Carroll and Shunji Ishida and completed in 2000. This view is from the Royal Botanic Gardens with Chifley Tower on the left and Governor Phillip Tower on the right.
Friday, 11 May 2018
Thursday, 10 May 2018
"Signposts for the Universe" by Leon Lester is an artwork which was part of the 7th annual Sculpture @ Bayside, an event that takes place at Cook Park, on the Botany Bay foreshore in the southern suburb of Kyeemagh. The temporary outdoor exhibition ran from 15 April to 4 May 2018 and features the best artworks from the Bayside Arts Festival.
Wednesday, 9 May 2018
|Wings of Dreams by Peter Steller|
|Angle Angel by William Upjohn|
|Constellation by Johann Tovar Carrera|
|Revolution by John Rayson|
Sculpture @ Bayside is an annual event that takes place at Cook Park, on the Botany Bay foreshore in the southern suburb of Kyeemagh. This outdoor exhibition ran from 15 April to 4 May 2018 and features the best artworks from the Bayside Arts Festival.
Tuesday, 8 May 2018
|Safe Place by Adam Galea|
|Tracks by Keith Bender|
|Stretching the Imagination by Susan Dorothea White|
|Uninvited by Dana Lundmark|
|In the Morning Sun by Piotr Ozerski|
Monday, 7 May 2018
|Day on the Bay by Miriam Ross|
|Lion by Prince Chiota|
|Horses by Prince Chiota|
|Spirit Entities by Karolina Venter|
Sunday, 6 May 2018
|Curved Angel by William Upjohn|
|The Crab by Joy Heylen|
|Circulation by Janny Grant|
|Birdsong by Andrea Jones|
|Parterre by Paul Selwood|
Saturday, 5 May 2018
This ferry has just arrived at a Circular Quay ferry wharf, with the Sydney Opera House in the background. The Golden Grove is a First Fleet Class ferry, acquired by Sydney Ferries in 1986 and is part of the fleet that operates on the Inner Harbour. It was named Golden Grove, after the one of eleven ships of the First Fleet that sailed to Australia in 1787.
Friday, 4 May 2018
Thursday, 3 May 2018
This brass plaque is located along the footpath on the edge of First Fleet Park at Circular Quay. There are 20 Sydney Heritage Walk plaques around the city and this one features Circular Quay in 1905. It features a photo and reads: Some large shipping was still using Circular Quay but ferries dominated the scene. The early ferries used sail and oar, with steam taking over by the mid 1800s. The steam ferries were gradually replaced by diesel ferries last century and they now share the harbour passenger trade with Jet Cats. When the Sydney Harbour Bridge opened in 1932 passenger numbers halved, but today's ferries carry millions of people a year and remain a major form of transport for Sydneysiders.
Wednesday, 2 May 2018
The electricity substation No.341 is located on the corner of Canberra Street and Bundock Lane, in the eastern suburb of Randwick. It was designed by W.H. White for the Municipal Council of Sydney in 1930 in the Interwar Mediterranean architectural style. It resembles a house with decorative brickwork and a balcony.
Tuesday, 1 May 2018
The Legend of Islay is a monument outside the Queen Victoria Building, on the corner of George Street and Druitt Street. The 60 centimetre bronze statue of a Queen Victoria's favourite pet, a Cairn terrier named Islay, propped up on a sandstone wishing well was erected in 1987. It stands near a sculpture of Queen Victoria herself and a stone from the Blarney Castle is embedded in the brickwork. When you approach the dog talks: “Hello, my name is Islay. I was once the companion and friend of the great Queen Victoria. Because of the many good deeds I have done for deaf and blind children I have been given the power of speech. If you cast a coin into the wishing well now, I will say thank you." If you throw a coin in the wishing well, he says, "Thank you, woof, woof."