Monday, 1 June 2020

Banksia, Gardiner Park (Theme Day: Park)

Gardiner Park is located on the corner of Wolli Road and Gardiner Avenue, in the southern suburb of Banksia. It features cricket pitches and playing fields for rugby league and soccer. This rose garden is alongside pathways from the Gardiner Avenue entrance.

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Sans Souci, mural

This mosaic is located beside the entrance of St Finbar's Catholic Primary School in the southern suburb of Sans Souci. Another can be seen here.

Saturday, 30 May 2020

Wolli Creek, Cooks River, railway bridge

The railway bridge over the Cooks River links the inner west suburb of Tempe to the southern suburb of Wolli Creek, where the apartment buildings stand. This view is from parkland near Tempe Velodrome.

Friday, 29 May 2020

Wolli Creek, Cooks River, sunset

The sun sets behind the railway lines and is reflected in the Cooks River, in the southern suburb of Wolli Creek.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 28 May 2020

EY Sweeney building

The EY Sweeney building is located along George Street. This 40 storey building was designed by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp and built in 2015. A crane stands beside it at the redevelopment site of the former Gold Fields House. In the foreground, is the partly demolished former nightclub 'Jacksons on George'.
Linked to: Signs, Signs.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Moore Park, Comrie Memorial Fountain

Comrie Memorial Fountain is located along Federation Way, in the eastern suburb of Moore Park. The drinking fountain was located near St James Church at Queens Square and was originally erected in 1903 as a gift from Mrs Sophia Louisa Comrie, It was designed to be used by humans, horses and dogs. In 1934 it was moved to Drivers Road in Moore Park, where it stood until falling into disrepair and dismantled in 1995. It was reconstructed in 2011, close to the Robertson Road Gates entrance of Centennial Park.

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Allawah, railway station

This view of Allawah, railway station platforms is from the footbridge leading to the concourse, in the southern suburb of Allawah. It is serviced by the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line. This station opened in 1925 when the Illawarra Line was duplicated. The train departing the station is an Oscar (outer suburban car) which provides services from Sydney Central to Kiama.

Monday, 25 May 2020

Newtown, mural

This mural is painted on the side of a house, beside the car park along Lennox Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. The Devine Within was created in 2016 by Alex Lehours, a Sydney-based illustrator, artist and designer. It explores the contrast between opposing elements. Man and nature, fiction and non-fiction, black and white as well as the past and present. In a dark and chaotic world like the one we live in it is important to recognise the beauty and harmonious balance that can be found between all things that are different.

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Rockdale, Harvest Church of Christ

The Harvest Church of Christ is located along Bryant Street, in the southern suburb of Rockdale. It was formerly the Rockdale Community Church of Christ before it became an Indonesian church in 2011. I posted a photo of the old church and its signage here.

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Wolli Creek, railway bridge

A train crosses the railway bridge over the Cooks River, heading towards the inner west suburb of Tempe from the southern suburb of Wolli Creek, where the apartment buildings stand.

Friday, 22 May 2020

Glebe, sunset

Sunset view across Blackwattle Bay, in the inner city suburb of Glebe.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Lilyfield, Leichhardt North, light rail stop

This lift provides entry to Leichhardt North Light Rail Stop from Darley Road, in the inner west suburb of Lilyfield. This stop is on the Central to Dulwich Hill line of the Sydney light rail network.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Vaucluse, Gardeners Cottage

The Gardeners Cottage is located off Fig Tree Road in Nielsen Park, in the eastern suburb of Vaucluse. This heritage listed sandstone cottage was built in the Victorian Gothic Revival Style for the gardener of the nearby Greycliffe House, built in 1851.

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Carlton, railway station

This view of Carlton railway station platforms is from the concourse, in the southern suburb of Carlton. It is serviced by the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line. This heritage listed station was built in 1889 as part of the Illawarra Line from Redfern to Hurstville. This photo was taken ten years ago before the benches and signs were updated.

Monday, 18 May 2020

Newtown, mural

This is part of a mural painted on the side wall of a supermarket, beside the car park along Lennox Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. Women’s Honour was created in 2020 by Brad Robson, a Sydney-based contemporary painter and street artist. The notable women from the local area were chosen by peers to celebrate empowerment, equality, social justice and inclusion.

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Rockdale, Church of Christ

The former Rockdale Community Church of Christ was located along Bryant Street, in the southern suburb of Rockdale. It became the Harvest Church of Christ, an Indonesian church in 2011.

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Cooks River

A view of the Cooks River from Unwins Bridge which carries Bayview Avenue over the river, linking the inner west suburbs of Tempe and Undercliffe. The railway bridge in the distance links Tempe with the southern suburb of Wolli Creek where the apartment buildings stand.

Friday, 15 May 2020

Dolls Point, Cook Park

This Norfolk Island Pine is located on the edge of Cook Park, overlooking Lady Robinsons Beach, in the southern suburb of Dolls Point. The clouds were rolling in from Botany Bay to threaten the sunny day.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Dolls Point, Botany Bay

This walkway runs behind Lady Robinsons Beach on the shore of Botany Bay, in the southern suburb of Dolls Point.

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Tempe, railway station

Tempe railway station was built in 1884 and is located in the inner west suburb of Tempe. This station was once a junction of the Illawarra and East Hills railway lines but is now only served by Sydney Trains T4 Illawarra line. 

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Maroubra, Mahon Pool

Pacific Ocean waves hit Mahon Pool, a rock pool  in the eastern suburb of Maroubra. It is located to the north of Maroubra Beach along the cliffs, at the base of Jack Vanny Reserve, off Marine Parade.

Monday, 11 May 2020

Petersham, mural

This mural is on the side of Cafe Nowa, a Nepalese restaurant on the corner of Crystal Street and Frederick Street, in the inner west suburb of Petersham. It was created by graffiti artist Kuya Jon in 2019.

Sunday, 10 May 2020

Matraville, Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, obelisk

The Freedom Obelisk is located in Centenary Park, in the Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park cemetery, in the eastern suburb of Matraville. The four plaques read: Freedom is the legacy, Freedom to worship; Freedom to enjoy this land - its beauty; Freedom to walk, to sit, to think; Freedom to play, to laugh, to run.

Saturday, 9 May 2020

Wolli Creek, rowers club

A rower and her dog make their way past the on Cooks River, in the southern suburb of Wolli Creek. Rowers On Cooks River is the rowing club on the foreshore, which has a couple of new apartment buildings rising behind it.

Friday, 8 May 2020

Arncliffe, railway station, sunrise

Looking at the sunrise across the railway station platforms, in the southern suburb of Arncliffe.

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Camperdown, University of Sydney, walkway

The Eastern Avenue pedestrian mall is a walkway in the University of Sydney which leads to the City Road entrance of the campus, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. It looks quite deserted right now during the coronavirus lockdown.

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Camperdown, University of Sydney, Main Building


The Main Building is part of the Quadrangle Group of buildings on the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. It was designed by Edmund Blacket and James Barnet and built c.1854 in the Victorian Academic Gothic architectural style. The main entrance and clock is viewed from the opposite end of the Quadrangle.

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Tempe, taxis

These taxis are in the car park of the Robyn Webster Sports Centre, located in Tempe Reserve, in the inner west suburb of Tempe. Dozens of unneeded taxis stripped of their number plates have been grounded as business has taken a hit during the coronavirus lockdown. The Aboriginal mural painted on the outside of the building is called 'Gift Given' and was created by Bronwyn Bancroft.

Monday, 4 May 2020

Newtown, mural

This mural is viewed from Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. Wyrd Sisters was created in 2017 by Steven Nuttall, aka the graffiti artist Ox King and sprawls across the entirety of the back boundary wall of a property along Australia Street. The characters reference the three witches from Macbeth and reflect the weird characters, animals and plants seen around the park.

Sunday, 3 May 2020

Rookwood, grave

All Souls Chapel is an Anglican church in Rookwood Necropolis in the western suburb of Rookwood. It was built in 1926 in the art deco architectural style as a gift from Andrew and Annie Eliza Sinclair. The couple was buried directly behind the church with this double monument in marble and sandstone dedicated to them.

Saturday, 2 May 2020

Tempe, Unwins Bridge

Unwins Bridge carries Bayview Avenue over the Cooks River linking the inner west suburbs of Tempe and Undercliffe. This 5-span steel beam bridge was designed by John A McDonald and completed in 1891. This view from Mackey Park in Marrickville extends to the apartment buildings in the southern suburb of Wolli Creek. A family is seen here in canoes heading to the nearby River Canoe Club of New South Wales.

Friday, 1 May 2020

Pitt Street Mall (Theme Day: Shopping)

The facades of these heritage buildings are located along Pitt Street Mall. The former Bank of New South Wales was designed by G.A. Mansfield and built in 1893 in the Victorian style. It was later part of the facade for the Skygarden shopping centre before redeveloped and incorporated into Sydney Westfield shopping centre. The commercial building on the left was built in 1903 in the Federation Free Classical style with Victorian influences. It now provides and entrance to a long escalator which rises to the fifth level food court in the Westfield shopping centre. Phoenix Chambers or the former Soul Pattinson Chemist is the building partially seen on the far left designed by Mansfield Bros and built in 1886 in the Victorian Italianate style. The rent per square metre for Pitt Street Mall is ranked seventh among the world's most expensive retail strips. The shops are temporarily closed and the pedestrian mall is deserted due to the corona virus.
Linked to: Theme Day, Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Kogarah Bay, reserve

The view from the reserve at the end of Wharf Road in the southern suburb of Kogarah Bay, looking across the bay it is named after, towards Sans Souci.

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Pyrmont Bridge

A view of Pyrmont Bridge looking towards the Sydney skyline. This footbridge is practically deserted at this time of self isolation and social distancing due to the corona virus.

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Dulwich Hill. Dulwich Grove, light rail stop


The Dulwich Grove light rail stop, viewed from New Canterbury Road, in the inner west suburb of Dulwich Hill. This tram is just departing from this stop on the Central to Dulwich Hill line of the Sydney Light Rail Network.

Monday, 27 April 2020

Botanic Gardens, Horses of the Desert Mounted Corps

This memorial is located along Macquarie Street. on the south west external wall of the Royal Botanic Gardens. The cast bronze wall plate depicts an Australian Light Horse Trooper with three horses. It is dedicated to approximately 140,000 horses, only one of which was allowed back into Australia, that served in the Desert Campaign in the First World War. 
Inscriptions: Erected by members of The Desert Mounted Corps and friends to the Gallant Horses who carried them over Sinai Desert into Palestine 1915 - 1918. They suffered wounds thirst, hunger and weariness. Almost beyond endurance but never failed. They did not come home. We will never forget them.

Sunday, 26 April 2020

Kingsgrove, St Thomas' War Memorial Church

St Thomas' War Memorial Church is an Anglican church built in 1952, located along Morgan Street, in the southern suburb of Kingsgrove. It stands beside the former St Thomas' Anglican Church.

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Undercliffe, Cooks River

Looking across the Cooks River towards Gough Whitlam Park, in the inner west suburb of Undercliffe.

Friday, 24 April 2020

Circular Quay, ferry and bridge

This fast ferry is moored at the Circular Quay ferry wharves with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background. This photo was taken a few years ago, which is why the people walking along the shore are not social distancing.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Globe Theatre

The former Globe Theatre, located along George Street, was designed by Clarence Backhouse in the Renaissance/Moorish style in 1914. The exterior originally had a huge globe surmounted on top of the central pediment of the building. The theatre closed in 1924, when a new floor was erected across the building at the level of the former balcony, and the upper area became a radio studio, while the ground floor was converted for retail use. There are plans to redevelop the building but the National Trust has put in a submission to the City of Sydney to oppose the proposed demolition.
Linked to: Signs, Signs.

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Tempe, railway station

The concourse entrance to Tempe railway station viewed from the car park beside Richardson Crescent, in the inner west suburb of Tempe. Tempe once was a junction of the Illawarra and East Hills railway lines but now is only served by Sydney Trains T4 Illawarra line. The station was originally built in 1884 and this footbridge was built in 1918 by Dorman Long.

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Earlwood, substation

This electricity substation No.266 is located along William Street, in the inner west suburb of Earlwood. This heritage listed building was built in 1928 in the Interwar Georgian Revival and Mediterranean styles by the Municipal Council of Sydney.

Monday, 20 April 2020

Newtown, graffiti

This graffiti art is on the wall of a warehouse along Gladstone Lane, in the inner west suburb of Newtown.

Sunday, 19 April 2020

Rookwood, cemetery

These old monuments and family vaults are located in Rookwood Necropolis, in the western suburb of Rookwood.

Saturday, 18 April 2020

Woolwich, dock

Woolwich Dock is a historic shipyard of Sydney Harbour, in the lower north shore suburb of Woolwich. Sitting in a sandstone cutting, it provides boat owners with berthing, repair and maintenance services. A First Fleet Class ferry is seen in the distance on the Lane Cove River heading towards the Parramatta River. The skyscrapers at North Sydney and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are in the distance.

Friday, 17 April 2020

Bexley, St Elmo

"St Elmo" is a heritage listed house along Harrow Road, in the southern suburb of Bexley. It was designed by William Kenwood and built in 1897 in the Victorian architectural style with some Federation architectural style features.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 16 April 2020

Bexley, Forest Inn Hotel

The Forest Inn Hotel was built is located along Forest Road between Stoney Creek Road and Kingsland Road South, in the southern suburb of Bexley. The hotel was originally known as Hotel Bexley. 
Linked to: Signs, Signs.

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Hurstville, Memorial Square

Memorial Square is located along Forest Road, in the southern suburb of Hurstville. The Hurstville War Memorial which stands in the centre of the square was was erected in 1922 to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. 

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Newtown, shops

This heritage listed commercial building is located along King Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. This two storey building is adjacent to the Mission Uniting Church and is part of the school hall built in 1890. The front section of the hall was demolished in 1916 and replaced by these shops designed by Alfred Newman and built in the Federation Free style. It was once home to Bray’s Music Store but now houses a florist and a Latin restaurant. The outdoor tables have currently been removed due to social distancing regulations but customers can sit on the chairs when they wait for their takeaway orders.

Monday, 13 April 2020

Newtown, graffiti

This graffiti art is on the laneway entrance and rollerdoor of a shop and residence along Thumby Lane, in the inner west suburb of Newtown.
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