Tuesday, 31 March 2020

World Square, Year of the Rat

This fun sculpture has been installed in the World Square shopping centre this year to celebrate the Year of the Rat. ‘The Ratrobats’ are part of a troupe of eight, showing off their acrobatic skills, inspired by the ancient tradition of Chinese acrobats and performers.

Monday, 30 March 2020

Dulwich Hill. Dulwich Grove, light rail stop

The Dulwich Grove light rail stop is located below New Canterbury Road, in the inner west suburb of Dulwich Hill. This stop is on the Central to Dulwich Hill line of the Sydney Light Rail Network. The shelters along this line feature perforated metal screen artwork by local artist Graham Chalcroft, inspired by native birds seen in the adjacent GreenWay bushcare site. A graffiti artist has also created some insect art on the building above.

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Putney, Kissing Point, pontoon

This pontoon is at Kissing Point along the north shore of the Parramatta River, in the north western suburb of Putney. Rivendell School, formerly the Thomas Walker Convalescent Hospital, stands on the southern shore, in the western suburb of Concord West.

Friday, 27 March 2020

Petersham, shops

This row of shops is located on the corner of New Canterbury Road and Maria Street, in the inner west suburb of Petersham. The facade of the building features some surviving elements of decorative mouldings and floral imprints.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Petersham, Commercial Bank Company

The former Commercial Bank is located on the corner of New Canterbury Road and Livingstone Road, in the inner west suburb of Petersham. This heritage listed building was built in the Inter-war Functionalist style in 1915 for the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney. In 1981, following the merger of the CBC Bank and National Bank, it became a National Australia Bank branch. It is now part of an apartment development.
Linked to: Signs, Signs.

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Petersham Town Hall

Petersham Town Hall is 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. Marrickville Municipal Council was enlarged by merging with Petersham and St Peters councils in 1949 and this space is now used as a community hall and community centre.

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

World Square, Year of the Rat

This fun sculpture has been installed in the World Square shopping centre this year to celebrate the Year of the Rat. ‘The Ratrobats’ are part of a troupe of eight, showing off their acrobatic skills, inspired by the ancient tradition of Chinese acrobats and performers.

Monday, 23 March 2020

Newtown mural

This mural is on the wall of a warehouse, on the corner of Thumby Lane and Phillip Lane, in the inner west suburb of Newtown. It was created by street artist Reubszz.

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Dulwich Hill, St Paul of the Cross, presbytery

The presbytery for the St Paul of the Cross Catholic church, is located on the corner of New Canterbury Road and Myra Road, in the inner west suburb of Dulwich Hill. It was built in 1911 as a one storey bungalow in the Federation style, adjacent to the church. The cottage was extended in 1937 with the addition of a second storey.

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Ryde Bridge

A catamaran passes under Ryde Bridge, also known as Uhrs Point Bridge, carries Concord Road over the Parramatta River linking the northern suburb of Ryde with the inner west suburb of Rhodes. It comprises of a steel truss vertical-lift bridge (northbound) and a concrete fixed-span bridge (southbound).

Friday, 20 March 2020

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Rockdale, Station House

"Station House" is a commercial building located along Tramway Arcade, in the southern suburb of Rockdale. It features shops on the ground floor and offices on the first floor. 

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Haberfield, Richard Memorial Garden

The Richard Stanton memorial sculpture is on a plinth, in the middle of Richard Stanton Memorial Garden in the inner west suburb of Haberfield. It was created to acknowledge the foresight of Richard Stanton, who created Australia's first 'Garden Suburb'. Marion light rail stop can be seen in the background.

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

World Square, Year of the Rat

This fun sculpture has been installed in the World Square shopping centre this year to celebrate the Year of the Rat. ‘The Ratrobats’ are part of a troupe of eight, showing off their acrobatic skills, inspired by the ancient tradition of Chinese acrobats and performers.

Monday, 16 March 2020

Newtown, mural

This mural is on the facade of the New Theatre, along King Street in the inner city suburb of Newtown. It was created by graffiti artist Ears in 2015.

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Dulwich Hill, St Paul of the Cross, hall

The former St Paul of the Cross Catholic church, now the parish hall, is located along New Canterbury Road, in the inner west suburb of Dulwich Hill. It was built in 1909 in the Federation style beside the current church built in 1925 and has also served as a school.

Friday, 13 March 2020

Barangaroo, barge crane

This crane barge is moored in Darling Harbour at Barangaroo. It is being used in the construction of a new foreshore to the north of Barangaroo.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 12 March 2020

Martin Place, advertisement

This promotion in the middle of Martin Place was created by Remedy Kombucha, which is a fermented iced tea. Two colourful tents house a sideshow alley, an Australian term for the cluster of attractions at public events such as agricultural shows. They typically comprise of a variety of amusement rides, games, and concession booths, run by independent operators known as 'showies'. At Remedy Alley, they have knock down tin cansthe laughing clowns gamecannon blast and a whack-a-mole game.

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

AGC sculpture

The AGC sculpture created by Tom Bass in 1963 in copper. It was commissioned by AGC (Australian Guarantee Corporation) Australia for AGC House, on the corner of Phillip Street and Hunter Street. When the building was demolished in 2002, the work was salvaged, restored and reinstalled into Deutsche Bank Place. It takes the form of a mechanical corporate tree in which the branches symbolise the various interests of AGC, as it existed in 1962. The two top branches represent the dominant lending arm and the supporting arm is insurance. These branches support a wheel that symbolises the automobile which was the first reason for hire purchase. At the base, there are two protective arms, similar to tree roots that signify the importance of security and stability.

Monday, 9 March 2020

Dulwich Hill, graffiti art

This graffiti art is on the side of a house on the corner of Hercules Street and Kintore Street, in the inner west suburb of Dulwich Hill.

Saturday, 7 March 2020

Dulwich Hill, St Paul of the Cross

St Paul of the Cross is a Catholic church located along New Canterbury Road, in the inner west suburb of Dulwich Hill. The church was designed by Austin Mackay and built in 1925 in the Romanesque Revival style.

Circular Quay, light rail stop

The Circular Quay Light Rail Stop is located at the northern end of the Central Business District on Alfred Street, between Pitt Street and Loftus Street, beside Circular Quay railway station. It is the final destination on the CBD and South East Light Rail service, which opened in December 2019. These trams will soon be departing for the eastern suburb of Randwick and Chalmers Street at Central railway station, at the southern end of the Central Business District.

Friday, 6 March 2020

Arncliffe, railway station, sunrise

Looking at the sunrise across the railway station platforms, in the southern suburb of Arncliffe.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Rockdale, library

Rockdale Library is located along the the Prices Highway in the southern suburb of Rockdale. The library, built in 2016, was previously housed in the Rockdale Town Hall building.

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Darling Harbour, Chinese Garden of Friendship, statue

This is one of two statues which stand outside the main entrance into the Chinese Garden of Friendship at Darling Harbour. The two imperial guardian lion (or shi) statues, one male and one female, protect the entrance.

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Canterbury, pub

The Canterbury Hotel is located on the corner of Canterbury Road and Tincombe Street, in the inner west suburb of Canterbury. This heritage listed pub was designed by C. C. Ruwald and built in 1941. It was formerly known as the Hotel Canterbury and Inter War Hotel. The parapet with winged horses as decoration, reflects the proximity of Canterbury Racecourse.

Monday, 2 March 2020

Rockdale, mural

This mural is on the side of the Nineteen43 cafe along Geeves Avenue, in the southern suburb of Rockdale. It was created by street artists Scott Nagy and Krimsone.

Sunday, 1 March 2020

Sydney Town Hall (Theme Day: Municipal Building)

Sydney Town Hall is on the corner of Geoorge Street and Druitt Street. The heritage listed building was designed by John H. Wilson and completed in 1889 in the Grand Victorian Second Empire architectural style.
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