Sunday 30 September 2018

Chippendale, Blackfriars Public School

The former Blackfriars Public School is located on the corner of Buckland Street and Blackfriars Street, in the inner city suburb of Chippendale. It was designed by George Allen Mansfield and built in 1885 in the the Victorian Free Gothic style. At the time, it was thought that the grand design was due to the government wanting to outshine the St Benedict’s Catholic and St Barnabas’ Anglican schools. It is now part of the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).

Saturday 29 September 2018

Cumberland Street, Bridge Stairs

This view out to Cumberland Street at The Rocks is from an arched opening on the landing, half way up Bridge Stairs, which lead up to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. A puddle from recent rain has created a wonderful reflection of the railings, arch and trees.

Friday 28 September 2018

Quay Apartments

Quay Apartments is located on the corner of Phillip Street and Albert Street near Circular Quay. This 29 storey residential building was built in 1984 with unobstructed views of Sydney Harbour. This shot was taken from the walkway along the Cahill Expressway above Circular Quay railway station.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 27 September 2018

Phoenix Chambers, Soul Pattinson Chemist

Phoenix Chambers or the former Soul Pattinson Chemist is located along Pitt Street Mall. It was designed by Mansfield Bros and built in 1886 in the Victorian Italianate style. Washington H. Soul Pattinson & Co. first occupied moved their business to a shop on this site in 1873 until the building burnt down in 1886. The building which rose from the ashes was named Phoenix Chambers and features a statue of a phoenix with spreaded wings, located centrally on the parapet with a flag pole mounted behind. The steel awning added in 1929 is in character with the building which remained a chemist until it was just vacated recently in 2018.
Linked to: Signs, Signs.

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Randwick, school

The heritage listed classroom buildings of Randwick Public School are located along Cowper Street, in the eastern suburb of Randwick. The trees in the playground prevent a clear view of them from the street but the leaves drop in winter, making it easier.

Tuesday 25 September 2018

Monday 24 September 2018

Lilyfield, Orange Grove Public School, mural

This mural is on the wall of Orange Grove Public School, located along Perry Street in the inner west suburb of Lilyfield.

Sunday 23 September 2018

Paddington, New Manse

The New Manse stands beside the former St John's Presbyterian Church, along Regent Street, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. This heritage listed, two storey building was designed by Charles H. Slatyer and built in 1904 in the Federation Arts and Crafts architectural style. It was built as the home of the minister replacing the Old Manse built in 1845, on the other side of the church along Oxford Street. It was restored and redeveloped  and is now home to a cosmetic clinic.

Saturday 22 September 2018

King Street Wharf, water taxis

These water taxis are moored at King Street Wharf at Darling Harbour. The Australian National Maritime Museum is in the distance.

Friday 21 September 2018

Wollstonecraft, Oyster Cove Gasworks

The remains of the Oyster Cove Gasworks are located along Wondakiah Drive, in the north shore suburb of Wollstonecraft. This was originally the site of Robey's Sugar Works, later taken over by the Colonial Sugar Refinery Co. In the late 1860s the Australian Mineral Oil Co. established a kerosene works here and from around 1890, part of the site was also used by the Neokratine Safety Explosive Co of N.S.W. The North Shore Gas Co took over in 1912 with construction of coal gasworks from 1913 to 1917, which operated until 1987. Wondakiah residential development was built here from 1998 with restoration and redevelopment of the remaining structures on site which are the Boiler House, the Exhauster House, the Carburetted Water Gas Plant and the Chimney.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 20 September 2018

Darlinghurst, corner shop

This former corner shop with attached terrace residence is located on the corner of Riley Street and Stanley Stree, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. This heritage listed building was purpose built as a butchery at ground floor with residence above around 1880, in the Victorian Free Classical Style. It is now home to Verde, an Italian restaurant and bar.

Wednesday 19 September 2018

Richard Johnson Square, monument

This ornate monument is located in Richard Johnson Square, on the corner of Bligh Street and Hunter Street. It looks like it was used as a street lamp in the past.

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Darlinghurst, Stonewall Hotel

The Stonewall Hotel is located along Oxford Street, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. The heritage listed building was designed by Mansfield Brothers and built in 1880 in the Victorian Free Classical style as a branch of the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney. It was altered in 1959, 1962 and 1978 by architects Laurie and Heath as it transformed into residences and then a bar and restaurant. It took its name from the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar and recreational tavern in the Greenwich Village neighbourhood of Lower Manhattan, New York City. It was the site of the Stonewall riots of 1969, which is widely considered to be the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for gay and lesbian rights.

Monday 17 September 2018

Kogarah, mural

This mural appears on the side wall of a shop on the corner of Queen Victoria Street and Warialda Street, in the southern suburb of Kogarah. "Cruise" was created in 2018 by artist James Kradphej.

Sunday 16 September 2018

Kingsgrove, St Ursula's College

St Ursula's College is a Catholic high school for girls, located along Caroline Street, in the southern suburb of Kingsgrove. The Ursuline Sisters came to the Kingsgrove Parish in 1949 when they were invited to take over St Bernadette's School at Bexley North from the Sisters of Mercy. Within a few years they had established a convent at this site and opened Our Lady of Fatima Primary School. St Ursula's College was opened in 1957.

Saturday 15 September 2018

Darling Harbour, boat

This boat is moored at Aquarium Wharf, the wharf outside Sydney Aquarium at Darling Harbour. It is painted with promotions for Discovery Channel, Shark Week.

Friday 14 September 2018

Marrickville, Cooks River, sunset

This sky at sunset 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.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 13 September 2018

Barangaroo, Westpac Place

A clash of heritage and contemporary architecture at the intersection of Napoleon Street with Sussex Street and Hickson Road. The sandstone and iron fence runs along Sussex Street. The stairs and glass lift lead up to a new footbridge over the road which link to the new developments at Barangaroo. Westpac Place is the skyscraper in the distance with the weather beacon barometer on the roof inside an illuminated white glass tower. The clearway sign indicates that parking is not allowed along the street for a special event this Sunday and parked cars will be towed away.

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Paddington, Montrose Flats

"Montrose Flats" is located on the corner of Stewart Street and Gordon Street, in the inner city eastern suburb of Paddington. This heritage listed mansion was built in 1869 in the Victorian Regency architectural style. This house went from being a private mansion, to rental premises, a private hospital, flats and now having a commercial/residential use.
Linked to: Wordless Wednesday, Wonderful Wednesday, Wednesday Around The World, Photo Souvenir.

Tuesday 11 September 2018

Moore Park, Sydney Cricket Ground

Both Sydney teams were in the Australian Football League (AFL) final on Saturday night, played at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) at Moore Park. The Greater Western Sydney Giants thrashed the Sydney Swans, in a one-sided game of Australian Rules football. The clock tower at the former Sydney Showgrounds, now Fox Studios, rises above the Bill O'Reilly Stand.

Monday 10 September 2018

Marrickville, street art

This is part of a long mural painted on the side of a house on the corner of Illawarra Road and Cahir Lane, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. This street art was created by graffiti artists Scott Nagy and Krimsone in 2017. Another part of the mural can be seen here.

Sunday 9 September 2018

Kingsgrove,Tin Lành Vietnamese Evangelical Church

Tin Lành Vietnamese Evangelical Church is located along Stoney Creek Road, in the southern suburb of Kingsgrove. It was originally built as the Kingsgrove Baptist Church in 1953. A Baptist Church had been on this site since 1875.
Linked to: Shadow Shot SundaySundays In My CityInSPIREd Sunday..

Saturday 8 September 2018

Darling Harbour, catamaran

This catamaran is at King Street Wharf in Darling Harbour. "Inswiabon" is part of the Captain Cook Cruises fleet, owned by Sealink.
Linked to: Weekend Reflections.

Friday 7 September 2018

New South Wales Masonic Club and ANZ Bank Centre

A view of the New South Wales Masonic Club and ANZ Bank Centre from Castlereagh Street. The twelve storey sandstone building Masonic Club was built in 1925 in the Inter-war Commercial Palazzo architectural style. It was built for the Masonic Lodge as a Gentleman's Club with upper level hotel rooms, which are now the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel. The ANZ Bank Centre is a 46 storey commercial office building designed by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp and completed in 2013. Much of the office space is used by ANZ Bank and it has a pedestrian plaza linking Castlereagh Street with Pitt Street which features a few restaurants and cafes.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 6 September 2018

Arncliffe, railway station

Arncliffe railway station is on the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Linein the southern suburb of Arncliffe. This view is from Platform 1 and 2 towards the ticket office and entrances. In 2016, a shelter was installed along Platform 2, along with new stairs, lifts from the street to the concourse and down to the platforms, ticket scanners, benches, bins and signs. The signage across the Sydney Trains network has been upgraded to an orange colour scheme with a big "T" for Trains at entrances. You can see what it looked like in the past here.

Wednesday 5 September 2018

Darling Harbour, flag

A water taxi passes the giant flagpole with a giant Australian flag, which rises above Cockle Bay in Darling Harbour, with Pyrmont Bridge and Darling Harbour hotels as a backdrop.

Tuesday 4 September 2018

Turrella, Cairnsfoot

"Cairnsfoot" is a heritage listed house along Loftus Street, in the southern suburb of Turrella. It was built in 1884 in the Victorian Italianate architectural style. In recent times times it had been part of a school for children with special needs.

Monday 3 September 2018

Marrickville, street art

This is part of a long mural painted on the side of a house on the corner of Illawarra Road and Cahir Lane, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. This street art was created by graffiti artists Scott Nagy and Krimsone in 2017.

Sunday 2 September 2018

St Philip's Anglican Church

St Philip's Anglican Church is bounded by York Street, Jamison Street and Clarence Street. This view is of the Clarence Street entrance with the Suncorp Place building in the background. This heritage listed church was designed by Edmund Blacket and built in 1858 in the Victorian Academic Gothic architectural style. It is the third church to be located on Church Hill on the site of the first church constructed in Australia in 1793 and is named in honour of the first Governor, Arthur Phillip.

Saturday 1 September 2018

Paddington, school (Theme Day: Teach)

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. This is one of the two additional wings which were designed by W E Kemp and built in 1893 in the Federation Free Classical architectural style.
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