Thursday, 31 December 2020

Westfield Sydney, Christmas

This entrance to Westfield Sydney Centrepoint shopping centre is on the corner of Market Street and Castlereagh Street. This column has been decorated with greenery, fairy lights and a festive message: 'Tis The Season.

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Glebe, Christmas Tree

This Christmas Tree surrounded by summer flowers is located in Foley Park, on the corner of Glebe Point Road and Bridge Road, in the inner city suburb of Glebe.

Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Monday, 28 December 2020

Cartier, boutique, panthers

The flagship Sydney boutique for luxury retailer Cartier was built in 2015 along Castlereagh Street. This year for Christmas, it was adorned by their signature panthers.

Sunday, 27 December 2020

Hurstville, park, Christmas

This Christmas gift decoration has been installed in Hurstville Interchange Open Air Gallery Park, near the ramp to the railway station in the southern suburb of Hurstville.

Saturday, 26 December 2020

Pitt Street Mall, skybridge, Christmas

These skybridge walkways link the Westfield Sydney Centrepoint to Myer Department Store over Pitt Street Mall. The Christmas trees installed along the walkways were created by Avatree and have drawn inspiration from Australian eucalyptus trees.
Linked to: Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 25 December 2020

Pitt Street Mall, Christmas

 This Christmas star is part of the decorations installed above Pitt Street Mall for the festive season. The buildings on this side of the mall are JP Morgan, Sydney Tower and the Westfield Sydney Centrepoint shopping centre.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 24 December 2020

The Rocks, Kendall Lane, Christmas

Kendall Lane in The Rocks has been transformed into Mistle Toe Lane for Christmas with giant mistletoe decorations and neon lights hanging above.

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Ramsgate, surf life saving club

The Ramsgate Surf Life Saving Club is located along The Grand Parade in the southern suburb of Ramsgate Beach. The surf club was founded in 1934 on the foreshore of Botany Bay and this club house was refurbished in 2013.

Monday, 21 December 2020

Bexley, school, mural

This mural is located on the front wall of the main building at Bexley Public School, along Forest Road in the southern suburb of Bexley. It was painted by Year 6 leaders in 2019 and features natives animals such as a magpie, kangaroo, emu, goanna, a tree and a fire. This heritage listed primary school was built in 1925 in the Inter-War style and was an extension of the school buildings on the opposite side of the road which remained as the infants school.

Sunday, 20 December 2020

Auburn, St Joseph's Hospital

St Joseph's Hospital is located on the corner of Alice Street and Normanby Road, in the western suburb of Auburn. This heritage listed building was originally 'Duncraggan Hall', a residence designed by Harry Kent and built in 1876 in the Victorian Italianate style. The estate was sold to the Sisters of Charity in 1892 and became 'St. Josephs Sanitorium for Consumptives'. In 1903, 'St Josephs Hospital Two' was constructed on the land and the nuns occupied the building as their convent. It is now part of St Vincent’s Care Services.

Saturday, 19 December 2020

Museum of Contemporary Art, sculpture

This sculpture is located in the Circular Quay West forecourt of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia at The Rocks. 'Secret World of a Starlight Ember' was created in 2020 by Lindy Lee, who currently has a show at the museum celebrating her 40 year career.

Friday, 18 December 2020

Pyrmont, Johnstons Bay, sunset

A sunset view across Johnstons Bay to Rozelle from the inner city suburb of Pyrmont. A couple of canoeists make their way past the pylons and remnants of an old wharf which have been retained as a 'pole garden', beside Pirrama Park.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 17 December 2020

Newington Wharf, crane

A crane at Newington Wharf, in the western suburb of Sydney Olympic Park. The old Armory Wharf serviced Newington Armorythe former Royal Australian Navy armament depotThe tramway lines connect Armory Wharf with various buildings on the reserve. The small sign instructs visitors to "help prevent the spread of COVID-19" with warnings.

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Newington Armory, Gunpowder Magazine

Newington Armory is located at the end of Jamieson Street, in the western suburb of Sydney Olympic Park. The Gunpowder Magazine was constructed in 1897 in the Federation style for the New South Wales Military Forces. It consists of three wide barrel-vaulted store rooms. The building is surrounded by flying buttresses added later, apparently to give extra support to the vaults, and by earthen banks to contain blasts. The site was vacated in 1996 with part of the land redeveloped as the Sydney 2000 Olympics Athlete's Village, now the suburb of Newington. The heritage-listed depot is now used for tourism. 

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Newington, Laboratory

Newington Armory is located at the end of Jamieson Street, in the western suburb of Sydney Olympic Park. The Laboratory was constructed in 1897 in the Federation style for the New South Wales Military Forces. The building was used to examine ammunition, make up cartridges and fill shells. The tramway line runs alongside the building.

Monday, 14 December 2020

Newington, art

These indigenous shields and information boards are located at Newington Armory, which is located at the end of Jamieson Street, in the western suburb of Sydney Olympic Park. Each of the four shields surrounding the information boards feature different indigenous art.

Sunday, 13 December 2020

Auburn, St John's Catholic Primary School

St John's Catholic Primary School is located on the corner of Alice Street and Queen Street, in the western suburb of Auburn. The original Catholic Church was built on this site in 1893 but later demolished to build this school. The Alphonsus Memorial Building was built in 1930 in the Inter War style.

Saturday, 12 December 2020

Campbells Cove, Sydney Harbour Bridge,The Chain

 "The Chain" is a sculpture created as a promotion for the designer brand Bottega Veneta. The sculpture is a replica of the gold gourmette chain which is used by the brand as handbag straps or jewellery. This travelling sculpture has already visited ports in Japan and China. It is currently located at Campbells Cove in The Rocks, with the Sydney Harbour Bridge as a backdrop.

Friday, 11 December 2020

Belmore, railway station

The entrance to Belmore railway station, in the south western suburb of Belmore. The station opened in 1895 with a line from Sydenham to Belmore. Today the station is served by Sydney Trains T3 Bankstown line services.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 10 December 2020

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Petersham, town hall

The entrance and clock tower of Petersham Town Hall, located on the corner of Crystal Street and Frederick Street, in the inner west suburb of Petersham. It was designed by Rudder & Grout and built in 1938 in the art deco and inter-war style.

Tuesday, 8 December 2020

Petersham, villas

"Mabel Villas" are located on the corner of Frederick Street and Church Streetm in the inner west suburnb of Petersham. These semi detached terrace houses were built in the Victorian Italianate style.

Monday, 7 December 2020

Petersham, mural

This mural is located on the side of a shop on the corner of Addison Road and John Street, in the inner west suburb of Petersham. 'The Island' was created by street artist Fintan Magee in 2019 as a joint work with a local organisation Settlement Services International. It features two refugees Shohrat Tursun and Dilnigar Alim who are sitting on an island.

Sunday, 6 December 2020

Auburn, St John of God Catholic Church

St John of God Catholic Church is located on the corner of Alice Street and Queen Street, in the western suburb of Auburn. It was built in 1915 in the Federation style. 

Saturday, 5 December 2020

Friday, 4 December 2020

Rydalmere, ferry wharf

 This ferry wharf is on the northern side of the Parramatta River, in the north western suburb of RydalmereThe Sydney RiverCats are a class of catamarans operated by Harbour City Ferries on the Parramatta River from Circular Quay to Parramatta.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 3 December 2020

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Yennora, railway station

Yennora railway station is located Railway Street, in the western suburb of Yennora. This heritage listed railway station was opened in 1927 as  a private siding for Mrs McCreadie. Today it is served by Sydney Trains T2 Inner West & Leppington line and T5 Cumberland line services.

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Petersham, cafe (Theme Day: Comfort Food)

 'Big Brekky' is a cafe located on the corner of Stanmore Road and Albert Street, in the inner west suburb of Petersham. 'Brekky' is Australian slang for Breakfast. The cafe features homestyle and gourmet breakfasts, burgers and sandwiches on the menu. 

Monday, 30 November 2020

Eveleigh, Carriageworks, art

CarriageWorks is a multi-venue arts centre in the inner city suburb of Eveleigh. The Carriageworks sign structure has been used to create a unique neon artwork called "Remember Me" by Indigenous artist Reko Rennie. The building behind it is Yaama Dhinawan, a hospitality college specialising in indigenous culture and cuisine, at this training, community and function centre. Yaama Dhinawan means Hello Emu, and an indigenous mural of an emu has been painted on the wall.

Sunday, 29 November 2020

Saturday, 28 November 2020

Friday, 27 November 2020

Pyrmont, Johnstons Bay, sunset

A sunset view across Johnstons Bay to Rozelle from the inner city suburb of Pyrmont. A 'pole garden' has been created from the pylons and remnants of an old wharf beside Pirrama Park.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Sandringham, Lady Robinsons Beach

This entrance to
 Lady Robinsons Beach on the shore of Georges River at t
he mouth of Botany Bay, is from Riverside Drive near Waldron Street in the southern suburb of Sandringham.

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Turrella, railway station

The entrance to Turrella railway station
 from Reede Street, in the southern suburb of Turrella. The station opened in 1931 when the East Hills line opened from Tempe to East Hills. It is now served by Sydney Trains T8 Airport & South Line services. The former industrial warehouses and factories nearby have been redeveloped into high rise apartments in recent years. 

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Stanmore, railway station

A view of Stanmore railway station platform 3, in the inner west suburb of Stanmore. The heritage listed station was built in 1855, as part of the Main Suburban Line from Redfern to Parramatta. Today it is served by Sydney Trains T2 Inner West & Leppington line.

Monday, 23 November 2020

Marrickville, mural

 This mural is on the side of a warehouse on the corner of Chapel Street and Victoria Road, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. It was created by street artist Brad Robson.

Sunday, 22 November 2020

Guildford, St Mary's Anglican Church

St Mary's Anglican Church is located on the corner of Guildford Road and Bolton Street, in the western suburb of Guildford. This heritage listed church was built in 1937 in the Gothic style.
Linked to: Shadow Shot SundayInSPIREd Sunday.

Saturday, 21 November 2020

Guildford, railway station

The entrance to Guildford railway station from Military Road, in the western suburb of Guildford. This heritage listed railway station was opened in 1876 but the footbridge and this entrance were built in 2002. It is served by Sydney Trains T2 Inner West & Leppington line and T5 Cumberland line services.

Friday, 20 November 2020

Pyrmont, Johnstons Bay, sunset

A sunset view across Johnstons Bay to Rozelle from the inner city suburb of Pyrmont. The pylons and remnants of an old wharf have been retained as a 'pole garden', beside Pirrama Park.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 19 November 2020

Annandale, North Annandale Hotel

North Annandale Hotel is located on the corner of Johnston Street and Booth Street, in the inner west suburb of Annandale. A Victorian Style pub was originally built on this site in 1878 and was replaced by this Art Deco Style hotel in 1938 and listed by the Australian Institute of Architects in the Register of Significant 20th Century buildings.

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Wentworth Point, school

 

Wentworth Point Public School is located on the corner of Burroway Road and Hill Road, in the western suburb of Wentworth Point. This sports car parked along Hill Road matches the colour scheme of the contemporary school building which was built in 2017.
Linked to: Wordless Wednesday, Over the Moon, My Corner of the World, Wednesday Wisdom.

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Ryde, Wind Vanes

Wind Vanes is an artwork in Ryde Wharf Reserve, in the north western suburb of Ryde. The reserve is on the shore of the Parramatta River near Ryde Bridge. The artwork was created in 2008 by Jane Cavanough and Graham Bartholomew using tallow wood, galvanised steel and copper to create a wind responsive work. The three tapered poles are topped with a carved rowing boat, referencing the marine history of the area. The poles arise out of a decorative mosaic paving with a marine theme created by Indigenous artists Adrina Khobane and Rebecca Jones.

Monday, 16 November 2020

Hurstville, sculpture and mural

The Miles Franklin 
statue is located on the corner of MacMahon Street and Dora Street, in the southern suburb of Hurstville. Miles Franklin, best known for her classic Australian novel “My Brilliant Career”, lived and worked in the Hurstville area. This colourful mural was created in 2020 by artist Mandy Schoene-Salter, also known as MAN.De and replaces a former mural which depicted scenes from the life of Miles Franklin.

Sunday, 15 November 2020

Sydney Olympic Park, war memorial

 This war memorial located in the flower garden, on the corner of Olympic Boulevard and Sarah Durack Avenue, in the western suburb of Sydney Olympic Park. "There But Not There" are six foot tall Tommy Soldier silhouette sculptures which were created to commemorate the centenary of the end of Wold War 1, on 11 November 2018.

Saturday, 14 November 2020

Sydney Olympic Park, creek and fountain

 A view of part of the Northern Water Feature, in the western suburb of Sydney Olympic Park. A green algal bloom currently covers a large part of Haslams Creek rising up to The Pyramid. A view of the fountain in operation can be seen here.

Friday, 13 November 2020

Sydney Olympic Park, Australia Towers

Australia Towers are two apartment buildings along Australia Avenue, in the western suburb of Sydney Olympic Park. Australia Towers​ I and Australia Towers II were built in 2015 and were the first residential development in the former Sydney Olympic Games precinct.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 12 November 2020

Sydney Olympic Park, Southee Complex

 The Southee Complex is located on the corner of Showground Road and Grand Parade, in the western suburb of Sydney Olympic Park. The complex houses Exhibition Halls 5 & 6 of the Sydney Showgrounds, a purpose built venue for the annual Sydney Royal Easter Show.

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