The George Smith Memorial Hall is located along Newcombe Street, in the eastern suburb of Paddington. This heritage listed building was built around 1910 in the Federation Romanesque architectural style for the former Paddington Methodist Church, now Paddington Uniting Church. It now houses offices for the Uniting Church, Eastside Arts, Paddington Markets and Community Mental Health Services.
Tuesday, 31 July 2018
Monday, 30 July 2018
This is one of four relief panels which adorns the facade of the Art Gallery of New South Wales along Art Gallery Road at The Domain. The original wing and facade were built between 1896 and 1909. The Trustees decided to beautify it with a series of six bronze relief panels designed to depict the six "distinctive historical art periods" of the Assyrian, Egyptian, Grecian, Roman, Gothic and Renaissance but only the four older of the six intended panels were ever completed. The Assyian period is represented by "Assur Natsir Pal, King of Assyria" created by Gilbert Bayes PRBS in 1906. It depicts Ashurnasirpal II, from 883-859 B.C., with the Queen at the opening of a new building. After the death of Tiglath-Pileser III, Assyria had been reduced to comparative powerlessness, but under him the boundaries of the empire were extended, palaces, temples and other buildings were built, whose elaborate sculptures and rich paintings culminated the first period of Assyrian Art. The name "Giotto" is one of 32 artists lettered in bronze below the entablature.
Sunday, 29 July 2018
Paddington Town Hall is located on the corner of Oxford Street and Oatley Road, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. This heritage listed building was designed by John Edward Kemp and built in 1891 in the Victorian Free Classical architectural style.
Saturday, 28 July 2018
The Old Manse stands beside the former St John's Presbyterian Church, along Oxford Street, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. This heritage listed, two storey building was built in the Colonial Georgian architectural style in 1845 and was used as a school house. The church and manse were redeveloped in 2015 and this building is now home to the offices of a real estate agent.
Friday, 27 July 2018
This sunset view is reflected in the Cooks River, between the inner west suburb of Marrickville and the south western suburb of Earlwood. This view is from a reserve close to Undercliffe Bridge which carries Illawarra Road over the river.
Thursday, 26 July 2018
"Pendower" is a heritage listed house located along Oxford Street, in the eastern suburb of Paddington. It was built in the Federation Queen Anne architectural style as a residence but in recent years has been used as an art gallery known as The Caspium Gallery. A sign declares that it is currently "For Lease".
Wednesday, 25 July 2018
Paddington Public School is located along Oxford Street, in the eastern suburb of Paddington. This heritage listed building was designed by G A Mansfield and built in 1856 in the Victorian Italianate architectural style. The two additional wings were designed by W E Kemp and built in 1893 in the Federation Free Classical architectural style.
Tuesday, 24 July 2018
This artwork has been installed in Taylor Square, on the corner of Oxford Street and Flinders Street, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. "40 Years of Love" was created by the Goldberg Aberline Studio (GAS) for the City of Sydney as a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. The symbols featured include those for repression, adversity, freedom, inclusion, diversity and love.
Monday, 23 July 2018
Sunday, 22 July 2018
Paddington Uniting Church is located long Oxford Street, in the eastern suburb of Paddington. This heritage listed building was designed by Thomas Rowe and built in 1877 in the Victorian Romanesque architectural style as the Paddington Methodist Church.
Saturday, 21 July 2018
The Lotus Pond in the Royal Botanic Gardens has no plants visible above the water in the middle of winter. The fountain in the centre is known as the Bird Bath Fountain, first installed before 1879 but replaced in 1987, due to damage. The pond looks very different in spring.
Friday, 20 July 2018
Thursday, 19 July 2018
Merchant Pacific House is a commercial building along York Street, opposite the Queen Victoria Building. The heritage listed former warehouse was designed by Spain, Cosh & Minett and built in 1915 in the Federation architectural style. It was previously known as Leitch House.
Tuesday, 17 July 2018
Monday, 16 July 2018
This is one of four relief panels which adorns the facade of the Art Gallery of New South Wales along Art Gallery Road at The Domain. The original wing and facade were built between 1896 and 1909. The Trustees decided to beautify it with a series of six bronze relief panels designed to depict the six "distinctive historical art periods" of the Assyrian, Egyptian, Grecian, Roman, Gothic and Renaissance but only the four older of the six intended panels were ever completed. The Egyptian period is represented by "Queen Hatasu of Egypt" created by Countess Feodora Gleichen in 1906 and unveiled in 1907. It depicts Queen Hatasu, or Hatshepsut, giving directions for the construction of her famous avenue of Ram-headed Sphinxes, from her temple, Deir-el-Bahari, to the bank of the Nile, and thence to the farther shore of the Temple of Karnak. The name "Raphael" is one of 32 artists lettered in bronze below the entablature.
Sunday, 15 July 2018
St Brigid's Roman Catholic Church and School is located along Kent Street, in the inner city suburb of Millers Point. It was originally a single storey, two classroom stone building designed by Ambrose Hallen and Mortimer Lewis, built in 1835 in the Georgian architectural style. The sanctuary was added in the late 1860s in matching stone. The upper level was a dramatic change made in 1933, designed by Roarty & Roarty in the art deco style.
Saturday, 14 July 2018
The view across Main Pond in the Royal Botanic Gardens on a clear Winter day, towards the Venus Fountain statue in the Main Pond of the Royal Botanic Gardens. The original marble sculpture was erected before 1880 but had badly deteriorated and was replaced in 1994 by a copy cast in bronze.
Friday, 13 July 2018
The Astor is a residential apartment building located on the corner of Macquarie Street and Phillip Lane. This heritage listed, thirteen storey building was designed by Esplin & Mould and constructed in 1923 in the Interwar Free Classical architectural style.
Thursday, 12 July 2018
‘PlantClinic’ is a plant disease research laboratory, in the Royal Botanic Gardens. It was opened in 2017 and conducts research and scientific work on plant diseases that pose a significant threat to Australia. The buildings above are Sydney Tower, MLC Centre, Deutsche Bank Place and Chifley Tower.
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Tuesday, 10 July 2018
The Henry Kendall memorial seat when it was located near the Woolloomooloo Gate entrance of the Royal Botanic Gardens. The art deco style seat of carved sandstone was commissioned by Mrs A. Hamilton-Grey and designed by Wilfred Rhodes in memory of the poet Henry Kendall. It features two winged horses, Pegasus from Greek mythology, which were carved by L. Bicego in 1939. The back of the seat has inscribed lines from Kendall's works: "All my days have been the days of a laborious life and ever on my struggling soul has burnt the fierce light of this hurried sphere."
Monday, 9 July 2018
This is one of four relief panels which adorns the facade of the Art Gallery of New South Wales along Art Gallery Road at The Domain. The original wing and facade were built between 1896 and 1909. The Trustees decided to beautify it with a series of six bronze relief panels designed to depict the six "distinctive historical art periods" of the Assyrian, Egyptian, Grecian, Roman, Gothic and Renaissance but only the four older of the six intended panels were ever completed. The Grecian period is represented by "Phryne before Praxiteles" created by Percival Ball at the Singer and Sons Foundry in England in 1900 and unveiled in 1903. Phryne was an ancient Greek courtesan and model shown before the sculptor Praxiteles from the fourth century BC. The name "Titian" is one of 32 artists lettered in bronze below the entablature.
Sunday, 8 July 2018
Saturday, 7 July 2018
A view of Towns Place North from Pier 8/9 Wharf on Walsh Bay, in the inner city suburb of Millers Point. The two storey timber-framed weatherboard building was built in 1910 as a detached office building for the port facilities at the Walsh Bay wharves. The former warehouses along The Promenade have been converted to apartments with shops, restaurants and cafes.
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Friday, 6 July 2018
Thursday, 5 July 2018
The NSW Police Wall of Remembrance is located in the Crescent Precinct of The Domain. It was erected in 1999 for New South Wales police officers who have lost their lives in the course of their duty. The front of the memorial with the list of police officers' names can be seen here. City buildings including Sydney Tower can be seen in the distance.
Wednesday, 4 July 2018
A side view of the heritage listed water reservoir which is located along Paul Street, in the eastern suburb of Waverley. Nicknamed "Stonehenge", Waverley Reservoir No.1 was completed in 1887 and was the last of four reservoirs built to augment the Botany Swamps Scheme. The other three reservoirs were Crown Street Reservoir in 1859, Paddington Reservoir in 1864 and Woollahra Reservoir in 1880.
Tuesday, 3 July 2018
The former Commercial Bank building is located between Flinders Street and Bourke Street at Taylor Square, in the inner city suburb of Surry Hills. It was built in 1910 and was previously home to the Taylor Square Hotel and once known as the T2 building.This building previously featured an artwork on its facade called "Always Was, Always Will Be" by Reko Rennie.
Monday, 2 July 2018
Sunday, 1 July 2018
The Eternal Rest Complex is a contemporary chapel located on the corner of Barnet Avenue and Haslem Drive, in Rookwood Cemetery in the western suburb of Rookwood. "Victory" is the sculpture of Jesus Christ created by Linda Karfeld and dedicated in 2004.