Friday, 31 August 2018

8 Chifley

8 Chifley is a 34 storey commercial building which is bounded by Elizabeth Street, Phillip Street and Hunter Street. It was designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners together with Lippmann Partnership and completed in 2013. The building behind it is Deutsche Bank Place, a 39 storey building which is located on the corner of Phillip Street and Hunter Street. This view is from Hunter Street and has been made possible from this angle following the demolition of a number of buildings along Hunter Street for a new development.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Botanic Gardens, Palm Grove Centre

The Palm Grove Centre Garden Shop is located in the Royal Botanic Gardens. The Palm Grove was established near the Middle Garden in 1862 along with Australia's first zoo and aviary. This facilities building was converted in 2000 to house a cafe restaurant and a shop which sells Botanic Gardens merchandise such as gardening books, artworks and gifts. There are also seeds and 100% raw and unheated honey collected from their beehives.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Paddington, parsonage

The former parsonage of St Matthias Anglican Church is located along Oxford Street, in the inner city eastern suburb of Paddington. Although the church is heritage listed, this former parsonage has not yet been included. It now houses Sven-San, a restaurant with a fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian cuisines.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Queen Victoria Building, Royal Clock

The Royal Clock hangs from the glass ceiling of the Queen Victoria Building. This clock was designed by Neil Glasser and made by Thwaites & Reed of Hastings in England. When activated, on the hour between 9am and 9pm, it displays animated scenes of English royalty. The six scenes are: King Cnut commanding the tide to halt; King Harold dying on the field at the Battle of Hastings in 1066; King John signing the Magna Carta in 1215 with Stephen Cardinal Langton present; Henry VIII and his six wives; Queen Elizabeth I knighting Sir Francis Drake aboard the Golden Hind in 1588; The execution of King Charles I in 1649. The Queen Victoria Building was designed by George McRae and completed in 1898 in the Romanesque architectural style replacing the original Sydney markets on this site. It was restored in 1986 and houses retail shops, cafés, and restaurants.

Monday, 27 August 2018

Summer Hill, art

This part of a mural on the side of wall of Summer Hill Village shopping centre, along the walkway that leads to Darrel Jackson Gardens, in the inner west suburb of Summer Hill.

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Surry Hills, St Sophia Greek Orthodox Church

St Sophia Greek Orthodox Church is located along Bourke Street, in the inner city suburb of Surry Hills. This heritage listed church was originally built as a Congregational Church known as St Sophia and Her Three Daughters. It was designed by William Boles and built in 1880 in the Victorian Gothic architectural style.

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Surry Hills, hotel

The former Pelican Hotel is located along Bourke Street, in the inner city suburb of Surry Hills. The heritage listed building was built in 1858 in the Victorian Georgian architectural style and known as the Emerald Isle Hotel, later the Gulgong Hotel. It now houses a boutique hotel and a French restaurant.
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Friday, 24 August 2018

New South Wales Masonic Club

The New South Wales Masonic Club is located along Castlereagh Street. This heritage listed building was designed by C. W. Chambers and built in 1925 in the Inter-war Commercial Palazzo architectural style. The twelve storey sandstone building was built by the Masonic Lodge as a Gentleman's Club with a notable double volume main Dining Room. The upper levels featured hotel type rooms, now known as the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel.
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Thursday, 23 August 2018

Barangaroo, wharf

This ferry wharf, in inner city suburb of Barangaroo, is used by the fast ferry to Manly. A water taxi is seen here making its way from Darling Harbour with the wharves at Pyrmont in the background.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Millers Point, shops

This group of terrace shops and residences is located along Argyle Place, between Argyle Lane and High Street, in the inner city suburb of Millers Point. The heritage listed building was built in 1910 in the Federation architectural style.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Chipping Norton, Homestead Park

Homestead Park, on the southern shore of Chipping Norton Lake, in the south western suburb of Chipping Norton. The Homestead is a heritage listed house built in the 1884 in the Victorian Italianate architectural style. Together with this old windmill and water tank, it stands as an example of the farms around this area in the early era.

Monday, 20 August 2018

St Peters, street art

This street art is on the side of a house along May Lane, on the corner of May Street, in the inner city suburb of St Peters.

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Panania, Holy Trinity Anglican Church

Holy Trinity Anglican Church is located along Lambeth Street in the south western suburb of Panania.

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Balmain, shipyard and ferry

A Sydney ferry passes by the  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.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.
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Friday, 17 August 2018

Observatory Tower

Observatory Tower is located along Kent Street, in the inner city suburb of Millers Point. Overlooking Observatory Hill, the tower is home to 199 luxury apartments. It was originally built in 1964 as the IBM Centre, an office building with 21 storeys. In 1996 it was converted to apartments with 10 storeys added to the original steel structure.
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Thursday, 16 August 2018

Millers Point, Abraham Mott Hall

Abraham Mott Hall is a community building located where Watson Road meets Argyle Street, in the inner city suburb of Millers Point. The heritage listed building was built in 1904 in the Federation Arts and Crafts architectural style as the Coal Lumpers' Hall for the Coal Lumpers' Union. Coal lumpers were workers who moved coal and played an essential role on the Sydney waterfront. In 1960, it was named to honour Abraham Mott, a well respected local resident who was active in community affairs. The bus shelter along Argyle Street, formerly the Tram Waiting Room at the Millers Point Terminus, was also built in the Federation architectural style.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

The Rocks, View Terrace

"View Terrace" are two heritage listed terrace houses along Gloucester Street in The Rocks. They were built in 1892 in the Victorian Italianate architectural style as part of an original line of five terrace houses. In 1911-1912 Cumberland Street was realigned and in doing so broke through the Gloucester Street alignment at Argyle Street which resulted in some of the terraces being demolished, The road level was raised by three metres and stairs built to Cumberland Street. They had remained as housing until 1980 when they became vacant and were in bad condition for a number of years. They were retained and conserved as part of a four level office development built behind them in 1986 along Cambridge Street.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Barangaroo, wharf

These fast ferries, operated by Captain Cook Cruises, run from the ferry wharf in inner city suburb of Barangaroo to various locations on Sydney Harbour and beyond such as Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, Luna Park, Sydney Fish Market, White Bay Cruise Terminal, Manly and Watsons Bay. The Australian National Maritime Museum at Pyrmont can be seen in the distance. 

Monday, 13 August 2018

Paddington, mural

This mural appears on the side wall of a medical centre on the corner of Young Street and Oxford Street, in the inner city eastern suburb of Paddington. "Interwoven" was created in 2017 by artist Nastia Gladushchenko.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Paddington, war memorial

The Paddington War Memorial is located outside the Victoria Barracks along Oxford Street, in the inner city, eastern suburb of Paddington. It was erected in 1922 and features a single granite monolith set on three granite steps. The base has been squared with names engraved and gilded on three of the four polished granite sides. Inscription reads: For King and Country. In honor of the Paddington men who fought and in loving memory of those who fell during the Great War 1914-1918. Erected by the citizens of Paddington. Their duty done. Greater love hath no man.

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Darling Harbour, Starship Sydney

Starship Sydney, seen here moored at King Street Wharf at Darling Harbour, is a large cruising glass vessel with three metre high surround glass windows which provide unrestricted views. It has a sister ship called Starship Aqua.
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Friday, 10 August 2018

Lilyfield, wharf

A sunset view of a wharf on Iron Cove from the foreshore at Sensory Park, in the inner west suburb of Lilyfield.
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Thursday, 9 August 2018

Millers Point, Glover Cottages

The "Glover Cottages" are located on top of a rock shelf above Kent Street, in the inner city suburb of Millers Point. These heritage listed, semi-detached stone cottages were built in 1820 as part of a group of buildings owned by James Glover. Some of these were demolished and redeveloped in the 1880s, while more were demolished during the black plague resumption works in 1900, with only Glover Cottages surviving. It features one of the one hundred and one green plaques which were erected around Sydney in 1988, celebrating historic places, people and events.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Dawes Point, house

This historic house built in the Georgian architectural style is located in Windmill Street, in the inner city suburb of Dawes Point.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Dawes Point, Garrison Terrace

"Garrison Terrace" is a row of heritage listed terrace houses along Lower Fort Street, in the inner city suburb of Dawes Point. This house is located on the corner of Lower Fort Street and Trinity Avenue and was designed by Charles Rosenthal and James Louat and built around 1907 in the Federation Queen Anne architectural style.

Monday, 6 August 2018

Paddington, graffiti art

This graffiti art appears on the back wall of a building in William Street, in the inner city eastern suburb of Paddington.

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Paddington, St Francis of Assisi's Catholic Church

St. Francis of Assisi's Catholic Church is located along Oxford Street, in the inner city eastern suburb of Paddington. This heritage listed church was designed by John Bede Barlow and built in 1890 in a combination of Victorian Academic Gothic and Victorian Romanesque architectural styles. Additions were made in 1915, designed by Bart Moriarty.

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Suncorp Place

Suncorp Place is one of Sydney's tallest skyscrapers rising 42 levels above Grosvernor Street, George Street and Lang Street. It was designed by Joseland & Gilling architects and completed in 1982 as commercial offices for Qantas, then became the AAPT Centre and now Suncorp Place.

Friday, 3 August 2018

Iron Cove, pontoon

Sunset view across Iron Cove on the Parramatta River towards Haberfield and Rodd Point, viewed from behind the ramp down to the pontoon, from Sensory Park in the inner west suburb of Lilyfield.
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Thursday, 2 August 2018

Millers Point, Roslyn Packer Theatre

Roslyn Packer Theatre is located along Hickson Road, in the inner city suburb of Millers Point, opposite the Walsh Bay wharves. It seats up to 896 people and is managed by the Sydney Theatre Company, which was established in 1978 and also manages The Wharf Theatre located opposite at piers 6/7. The theatre integrates heritage elements of the former Bond Stores into the venue. It was originally known as the Sydney Theatre but was renamed in 2015, to honour the philanthropist and supporter of the arts.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Darlinghurst, bandstand (Theme Day: Music)

This bandstand pavilion is located in Green Park, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. The heritage listed, two storey octagonal bandstand with a brick enclosed ground floor, was erected in 1925 to host public band concerts which were a popular feature of Sydney life in the interwar years. It was converted to a café in the early 1990s with an enclosed first floor. Set in its western wall is the foundation stone of the park which was originally on the corner of Victoria Street and Burton Street and is inscribed ‘Green Park Benjamin Palmer Mayor 1875-76’. 
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