Sunday, 31 March 2019

St Mary's Cathedral, sculpture

This bronze statue of Cardinal Patrick Moran stands beside the stairs leading up to the Cathedral Square entrance of St Mary's Cathedral. It was created by Bertram Mackennal and erected in 1933 to commemorate the third Roman Catholic Archbishop of Sydney. It accompanies the statue of Michael Kelly.

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Alexandria, Sydney Park, wetlands

Sydney Park is a large recreational area in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. The former brickworks were transformed into parkland and four cascading wetlands. 

Friday, 29 March 2019

Botany Bay, navigation mark & boat ramp

A plane takes off from Sydney Airport at Mascot, as the sun sets behind it and is reflected on Botany Bay. The navigation mark is near the Foreshore Road Bay Boat Ramp, in the eastern suburb of Botany.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Sandringham, Georges River 16ft Sailing Club

The Georges River 16ft Sailing Club is located along Sanoni Avenue and on the beach, in the southern suburb of Sandringham. The club stands close to where the Georges River meets Botany Bay and was formed in 1927, originally racing 16ft Skiffs.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

King Street, Culwulla Chambers and Ashington Court

Culwulla Chambers and Ashington Court are commercial buildings located along King Street. Culwulla Chambers is a twelve storey building built in 1912 in the Federation Free style. Ashington Court is a six storey building built in 1888 in the Victorian Free Classical style.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Newtown, factory

This former factory is located on the corner of Australia Street and Lennox Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. It was originally built as a bakery at the turn of the 20th century and then expanded in 1921 to manufacture clothing until the late 1980s, when it was converted into a residential property.

Monday, 25 March 2019

St Peters, street art

This street art is located on the corner of May Lane and Caroline Lane, in the inner city suburb of St Peters. It was created by street artist Reubszz.

Sunday, 24 March 2019

St Mary's Cathedral, memorial

This memorial stands near the College Street entrance of St Mary's Cathedral. It was presented to the church to commemorate the centenary of the Armenian genocide in 2015.

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Alexandria, Sydney Park, wetlands

A couple of ducks swimming across a pond in Sydney Park, a large recreational area in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. The former brickworks here have been transformed into parkland with four cascading wetlands that attract birds. 

Friday, 22 March 2019

Iron Cove, pontoon

A sunset view across Iron Cove on the Parramatta River towards Haberfield and Rodd Point. This view down the ramp to the pontoon is from Sensory Park in the inner west suburb of Lilyfield.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Paddington, shop and house

This former corner shop is located on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Sutherland Street, in the inner eastern suburb of Paddington. It is now a wellbeing centre.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Paddington, shop and house

This former corner shop is located on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Hargrave Lane, in the inner eastern suburb of Paddington. It is now home to a cosmetic surgery practice.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Paddington, shop and house

This former corner shop is located on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Hargrave Street, in the inner eastern suburb of Paddington. It is no longer operating as a shop but is now only a private residence.

Monday, 18 March 2019

Newtown, mural

This is part of a mural on the side of a shop at the corner of King Street and Dickson Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Richard Johnson Square, monument

The Richard Johnson Obelsik is a Gothic Revival monument located in Richard Johnson Square, on the corner of Bligh Street and Hunter Street. It is on the site of the first church built in Australia, opened on 23 August 1793. The square was named for the first Anglican clergyman in Australia and pioneer farmer, Richard Johnson. This church burnt down on 1 October 1798 and the monument was completed on 19 March 1925.

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Alexandria, Sydney Park, wetlands

Sydney Park is a large recreational area in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. The former brickworks were transformed into parkland which features four cascading wetlands that attract many animals and birds. 

Friday, 15 March 2019

Alexandria, Sydney Park, pond

Sydney Park is a large recreational area in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. The former brickworks were transformed into parkland which features a number of ponds and wetlands that attract many animals and birds. This view across one of the ponds is towards the chimney stacks at the north-west corner of the park, near St Peters.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Conservatorium High School

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music is part of the University of Sydney, School of Music. This is the main entrance, along Conservatorium Road, which is part of an extension that was built in 2001. The original Greenway Building, which sits alongside it, was built as the stables for the nearby Government House in 1821 and converted to the Conservatorium of Music in 1916. The Conservatorium High School is a selective, co-educational and specialist music secondary school also on this site. The raised metal lettering of the signs create shadows on the sandstone facade.
Linked to: Signs, Signs

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Sydney Mint Museum, gate house

The gate house of the Sydney Mint Museum, along Macquarie Street. A bronze sculpture of Governor Lachlan Macquarie stands in the garden beside it.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Botanic Gardens, Lion Gate Lodge

Lion Gate Lodge was built in 1878 in the Victorian style, originally the home of the Head Gardener in the Royal Botanic Gardens, it can now be hired for functions. It sits just inside the Lion Gate which has the two iron statues, "The Lion" and "The Lioness", standing guard outside. They were presented to the Botanic Gardens in 1912 and were restored in 1989.

Monday, 11 March 2019

Newtown, mural

This mural is on the back wall of a house along Holmwood Lane, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. It features a laughing kookaburra which has caught a snake in its beak.

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Botanic Gardens, The Calyx

These carnivorous plants are part of the "Plants with Bite" display currently at The Calyx, an exhibition space in the Royal Botanic Gardens. It includes glass blown sculptures of these plants standing in a man made pond with artificial smoke.

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Botanic Gardens, Lotus Pond, flowers

The Lotus Pond is located in the Royal Botanic Gardens and is linked to the Main Pond. The lotus or water lilies that surround the fountain in the middle of the pond are currently in bloom. 

Friday, 8 March 2019

Hyde Park, Sydney Tower

Looking across Hyde Park to Sydney Tower at night, with the J.P.Morgan building on the right. 
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Botanic Gardens, The Calyx

This man made island is located in the middle of the entrance to The Calyx, an exhibition space in the Royal Botanic Gardens. The installation seen here promotes "Plants with Bite", the display of carnivorous plants.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Paddington, Windsor Castle Hotel

The former Windsor Castle Hotel is located on the corner of Windsor Street and Elizabeth Street, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. Originally built as a pub in the late 1880s by Heinrich Dorhauer, only the facade was kept when the building was redeveloped into a residential property.

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

The Domain, Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool

The Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool, located in The Domain, was once known as the Sydney Domain Baths and is the oldest continuous bathing facility in Sydney. The baths were rebuilt in 1968 and renamed after Andrew Charlton, known as Boy Charlton, a world champion swimmer and Olympic gold medallist in 1924 and 1932. The pool provides scenic views of Wolloomooloo Bay, Sydney Harbour, Garden Island dockyard and Wolloomooloo wharf.

Monday, 4 March 2019

Newtown, mural

This mural is located on the wall of a terrace house along Church Street in the inner city suburb of Newtown. "Flood Emergency Supply Drop" was created by street artist Fintan Magee in 2012.

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Hurstville, Baptist Church

The former Hurstville Baptist Church is located on the corner of Dora Street and Queens Road in the southern suburb of Hurstville. It was built in 1934 in the Inter War architectural style and is now used a youth centre. The church hall was built behind it in 1936 in the same style.

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Zetland, East Village, lift

This decorated lift is located in the East Village shopping centre, in the inner city suburb of Zetland. The interior has been transformed into a "Disco Lift" with sparkly rainbow theme decorations, disco lights and music for the annual Sydney Mardi Gras. Tonight is the 41st annual Sydney Mardi Gras parade.
Linked to: Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 1 March 2019

Botanic Gardens, mosaiculture (Theme Day: Green)

This mosaiculture is horticultural art in the shape of a koala, located in the Royal Botanic Gardens. The Silver Falls Dichondra for the body was planted in December and has grown over the summer, while the ears are Spanish Moss.
Linked to: Theme Day, Floral Friday Foto.
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