Thursday, 31 May 2018

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, planted to form the word Pollination.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Paddington, Four in Hand Hotel

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

Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney Super Dome

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

St Peters, mural

This mural along the railway laneway, on a wall extending behind a comic book shop on the corner of King Street, in the inner city suburb of St Peters.

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Camperdown Cemetery, St Stephen's Anglican Church

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

Circular Quay, ferries

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

Sydney Town Hall

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.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Botanic Gardens, mosaiculture

This mosaiculture is horticultural art in the shape of a bee. It stands at an intersection of walkways in the Royal Botanic Gardens, to promote the "Pollination" display at The Calyx exhibition space.
Linked to: Signs, Signs, Floral Friday Foto, Fences Around The World.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Sydney Olympic Park, walkway

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

Sydney Olympic Park, Abattoir Heritage Precinct

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

The Rocks, George Street, mural

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, Andrews monument

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

Garden Island, HMAS Adelaide

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

Sans Souci, Kogarah Bay, sunset

This sunset view of a small reserve with a walkway leading down to Kogarah Bay, is from The Promenade, in the southern suburb of Sans Souci. A daytime view can be seen here.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Reserve Bank of Australia

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.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Sydney Opera House, ferry

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

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 Rocks, George Street, mural

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

State Library of New South Wales, Mitchell Wing

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

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

Sydney Harbour, sunset

A sunset view across Sydney Harbour to the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, viewed from Mrs Macquaries Point in The Domain.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Kyeemagh, Sculpture @ Bayside

"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

Kyeemagh, Sculpture @ Bayside

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

Kyeemagh, Sculpture @ Bayside

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
Sculpture @ Bayside is an annual 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, to showcase the area’s growing diversity and is a stimulating platform for artistic and cultural celebration to the region.

Monday, 7 May 2018

Kyeemagh, Sculpture @ Bayside

Day on the Bay by Miriam Ross
Lion by Prince Chiota
Horses by Prince Chiota
Spirit Entities by Karolina Venter
Sculpture @ Bayside is an annual 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, to showcase the area’s growing diversity and is a stimulating platform for artistic and cultural celebration to the region.

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Kyeemagh, Sculpture @ Bayside

Curved Angel by William Upjohn
The Crab by Joy Heylen
Circulation by Janny Grant
Birdsong by Andrea Jones
Parterre by Paul Selwood
Sculpture @ Bayside is an annual event that takes place at Cook Park, on the Botany Bay foreshore in the southern suburb of Kyeemagh. The temporary outdoor exhibition showcases the area’s growing diversity and is a stimulating platform for artistic and cultural celebration to the region.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Circular Quay, ferry

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

Deutsche Bank Place

Deutsche Bank Place is a skyscraper located on the corner of Phillip Street and Hunter Street. This 42-storey office block was designed by Norman Foster and built in 2005. The buildings in the foreground are along Macquarie Street and Sydney Tower is in the distance.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Circular Quay, Sydney Heritage Walk, plaque

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

Randwick, substation

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

Queen Victoria Building, wishing well (Theme Day: Laugh)

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."
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