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 (Theme Day: Covid-19)

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

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. 

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.

Sunday, 12 April 2020

Newtown, chapel

The WN Bull Funeral Chapel is located along King Street, in the inner west suburb of Newtown.

Saturday, 11 April 2020

Canterbury, railway station

This Waratah or B Set train is departing Canterbury railway station, in the inner west suburb of Canterbury. The station opened in 1895, when the Bankstown line opened from Sydenham to Belmore.

Friday, 10 April 2020

Wolli Creek, Cooks River

A view across the Cooks River from Tempe at dusk, looking towards the southern suburb of Wolli Creek.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 9 April 2020

Newtown, shop

This commercial building is located along King Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. It was built in the Victorian Classical architectural style. The shop on the ground floor has a Juice Bar and sells Vietnamese Pork Rolls or Bánh mì (a baguette split lengthwise and filled with savoury ingredients like pulled pork and salad vegetables).
Linked to: Signs, Signs.

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Newtown, shops

This commercial building is located along King Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. The W.Thompson building was built in 1885 in the Victorian Classical architectural style. It now houses a Vietnamese restaurant and a jewellery store.

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Newtown, railway station

The overhead booking office of Newtown railway station is located along King Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. This heritage listed building was built in 1892 and modified in 1927.

Monday, 6 April 2020

Newtown, graffiti

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

Sunday, 5 April 2020

Darlinghurst,, St. Peter's Anglican Church

St. Peter's Anglican Church is located on the corner of Bourke Street and St Peters Street, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. This heritage listed church was designed by O. H. Lewis and built in 1867 in the Gothic Revival style.

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Earlwood, Cooks River

The Cooks River looking east between Marrickville and Earlwood. Marrickville Golf Course is located along the north bank of the river, while Beaman Park and a bicycle track run along the south bank.

Friday, 3 April 2020

Wolli Creek, Cooks River

A sunset view across the Cooks River from Tempe, looking towards the southern suburb of Wolli Creek.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Dudley House

Dudley House is a commercial building located along George Street which features Downtown Souvenirs on the ground floor and offices upstairs. Sydney Tower rises above. 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, 1 April 2020

Bellevue Hill, Aspinall House, The Scots College (Theme Day: School)

Aspinall House is part of The Scots College, along Victoria Road, in the eastern suburb of Bellevue Hill. This heritage listed building was built in 1883 as St Killian's, a house for Judge Joshua Frey Josephson. It was converted to a boarding school house when Scots College moved to Bellevue Hill in 1895 and renamed after the first Principal Rev. Arthur Aspinall.
Linked to: Theme Day, Wordless WednesdayMy Corner of the WorldOver the Moon.
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