Sunday, 30 June 2019

Strathfield, Santa Sabina Chapel

Santa Sabina Chapel was built in 1960 and is part of the Santa Sabina College, a Catholic Dominican private school located along The Boulevarde, in the western suburb of Strathfield. 

Saturday, 29 June 2019

Blackwattle Bay, marina

Blackwattle Bay marina in front of Anzac Bridge, in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont.
Linked to: Weekend ReflectionsAll Seasons.

Friday, 28 June 2019

Museum of Contemporary Art, sunset

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia at The Rocks, with scattered clouds above at sunset. This former Maritime Services Board Building was built in the art deco architectural style in 1952. The museum was opened in 1991, originally as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

Thursday, 27 June 2019

The Rocks, neon sign

This neon sign is located at the end of Atherden Street, off Playfair Street, at The Rocks. It features famous landmarks from this area such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australian Steamship Navigation Company building and The Rocks Markets stalls.
Linked to: Signs, Signs.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Waterloo, sculpture

This sculpture is located in a small reserve along Powell Street, in the inner city suburb of Waterloo. The suburb was developed with small businesses in light industry in the late nineteenth century and remained industrial throughout the twentieth century. Luke Muras and Company, a blacksmithing and engineering firm, built a factory on this site in 1915. The building was demolished in 2001 to build a residential development called Mondrian Apartments and the sculpture was created to commemorate it.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Strathfield, Santa Sabina College

Santa Sabina College is a Catholic Dominican private school located along The Boulevarde, in the western suburb of Strathfield. It was originally built in 1894 as the Santa Sabina Convent, designed by Sheerin and Hennessy in the Dutch Renaissance style.

Monday, 24 June 2019

Museum of Contemporary Art, Triple Tangle

This mural is part of an ongoing program of wall works commissioned for the Circular Quay foyer of the Mordant Wing of the Museum of Contemporary Art. "Triple Tangle" was created by Gemma Smith in 2018 and is a complex system of broad, looping lines that appear to weave over and under each other.

Sunday, 23 June 2019

The Rocks, Vivid Sydney, Bubble Magician

"Bubble Magician" is an artwork along George Street at The Rocks, as part of the Vivid Sydney festival. It was created by Lu Yang and Yang Liu from China. It was an interactive artwork which let users blow gently into a mouthpiece which altered the colours of the bubbles.

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Sydney Opera House, Vivid Sydney, Lighting of the Sails

The Sydney Opera House was illuminated for the Vivid Sydney Festival, the festival of light, music and ideas. The theme of Lighting of the Sails, this year was Austral Flora Ballet by Chinese-American visual artist and filmmaker Andrew Thomas Huang.

Friday, 21 June 2019

The Rocks, Vivid Sydney, Nostalgia Above


"Nostalgia Above" is an artwork which was suspended above Kendall Lane, beside the Discovery Museum at The Rocks, as part of the Vivid Sydney festival. These vivid colour projections are programmed as weather systems moving across spheres creating the illusion of rolling cloudscapes. These clouds come to life through animated sequences forecasting weather predictions, demonstrating that there are always brighter, more positive days around the corner.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Campbells Cove, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Vivid Sydney

"Ballerina" is an animated artwork installed for the Vivid Sydney festival. It was located near Campbells Cove at The Rocks, with the Sydney Harbour Bridge as a backdrop.

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Customs House Square, Vivid Sydney

These turtles were an art installation in Customs House Square, at Circular Quay during the Vivid Sydney festival. It was promoting a larger exhibition of animals at Taronga Zoo.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Herald Square, Vivid Sydney

Regal Peacock was an art installation in Herald Square, at Circular Quay during the Vivid Sydney festival. 

Monday, 17 June 2019

Customs House, Vivid Sydney

Customs House at Circular Quay featured colourful, animated light projections on the facade of during the Vivid Sydney festival. 

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Strathfield, Holyrood

Holyrood is a heritage listed house on the corner of The Boulevarde and Jersey Road, in the inner west suburb of Strathfield. It was built by steel industrialist Charles Hoskins as "Illyria" in c.1890 but was renamed "Holyrood" in 1911 by W. J. Adams. The elaborate stone façade in the Baroque style came from the original City Bank building in Pitt Street, designed by George Allen Mansfield of Mansfield Brothers, which was gutted by a fire in 1890. The stonework was dismantled and transported in sections to the site. A Victorian Italianate style building stands behind the façade which after 1936 became part of Catholic private school Santa Sabina College.

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Sydney Park, pond

Looking 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 and wetlands. Stormwater is collected and recycled from surrounding suburban streets to provide constant running water in the wetlands.

Friday, 14 June 2019

Sydney Park, chimneys

The sun sets behind the chimneys at Sydney Park, in the inner city suburb of Alexandria, on the border with St Peters. These were once part of the brickworks which operated here from 1840 until 1970 before being redeveloped as parkland and wetlands.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 13 June 2019

The Rocks, hotel

This bed and breakfast hotel is located along Cumberland Street at The Rocks. The heritage listed building was originally a pair of three-storey terrace houses built in the Federation style, part of a public housing tenement constructed by the Housing Board between 1912 and 1924. They remained tenanted until the 1970s and subsequently occupied by squatters. They were restored in 1995 and now operate as Sydney Harbour Bed and Breakfast accommodation.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Balmain East, wharf

The Balmain East ferry wharf sits at the end of Darling Street, in the inner west suburb of Balmain East. A First Fleet Class ferry prepares to depart and North Sydney, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Barangaroo are in the distance.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Tempe, house

Tempe House sits on the southern shore of the Cooks River, in the southern suburb of Wolli Creek. It was designed by John Verge and built by Alexander Brodie Spark in 1836 in the Georgian style. It was named after the 'Vale of Tempe', a beautiful valley in ancient Greek legend, set at the foot of Mount Olympus in Greece.

Monday, 10 June 2019

Pyrmont, art

This metallic artwork is located above the entrance to Pyrmont Bay light rail station along Murray Street, in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont. 

Sunday, 9 June 2019

St Mary's Cathedral, statues

These statues depicting the crucifixion of Jesus are in St Mary's Cathedral.

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Berrys Bay, wharf

Looking across Berrys Bay from Waverton Peninsula Reserve, in the north shore suburb of Waverton.

Friday, 7 June 2019

Blackwattle Bay, Sydney Fish Markets

Looking across Blackwattle Bay at sunset to Glebe and Anzac Bridge from the Sydney Fish Markets, in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Darling Harbour, Clearview

Clearview, seen here moored at King Street Wharf at Darling Harbour, is a large cruising glass vessel with high surround glass windows which provide unrestricted views.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Sydney Opera House, Vivid Sydney

Looking across Farm Cove from the Royal Botanical Gardens to the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, lit up for Vivid Sydney festival, which runs from 24 May to 15 June, 2019. Beams of light rise into the night sky from the Overseas Passenger Terminal as ferries depart and arrive at the wharves at Circular Quay.

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Sydney Harbour, Vivid Sydney

Looking across Sydney Harbour from the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Sydney Opera House, lit up for Vivid Sydney festival, which runs from 24 May to 15 June, 2019. Beams of light rise into the night sky from the Overseas Passenger Terminal as ferries depart and arrive at the wharves at Circular Quay.

Monday, 3 June 2019

AMP Building, Vivid Sydney

The AMP Building is a skyscraper in Alfred Street, close to Circular Quay. It is seen here lit up for the Vivid Sydney festival, which runs from 24 May to 15 June, 2019.

Sunday, 2 June 2019

Banksia, St Savvas of Kalymnos Orthodox Church, art

These artworks featuring religious icons are on the windows of St Savvas of Kalymnos Orthodox Church, located along the Princes Highway, in the southern suburb of Banksia. 

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Darlinghurst, memorial (Theme Day: Pink)

This memorial is located in Green Park, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Holocaust Memorial was designed by Russell Rodrigo and Jennifer Gamble and opened in 2001. In the form of a pink triangle and black poles, it commemorates the gay men and lesbian women who were murdered, tortured or persecuted because of their sexuality, by the Nazis during World War II. The pink triangle was one of the Nazi concentration camp badges, used to identify male prisoners who were sent there because of their homosexuality. Green Park is near the Sydney Jewish Museum and Darlinghurst is considered the heart of Sydney's gay and lesbian population.
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