Saturday, 31 October 2020

Newington Nature Reserve, Wanngal Wetland, weir

Newington Nature Reserve is located along the Parramatta River in the western suburb of Sydney Olympic Park. This 48 hectare nature reserve was part of the Newington Royal Australian Navy Armament Depot before it became part of the Parklands of Sydney Olympic Park in September 2000. This weir is part of the Wanngal Wetland.

Friday, 30 October 2020

Sans Souci, marina, sunset

This sunset view across the Georges River is from the St George Motor Boat Club, in the southern suburb of Sans Souci.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 29 October 2020

Newington Armory, I AM

 This sculpture stands on the shore of the Parramatta River near Newington Armory, in the western suburb of Sydney Olympic Park. It was created for the Invictus Games, an international adaptive multi-sport event in which wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans take part in nine sports. The third Invictus Games were held in Sydney in 2018, at Sydney Olympic Park venues  "I AM" is the motto of the games, which is short for "I am the master of my fate". 

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Newington Armory, tunnel

This tramway tunnel leading to the Armory Gallery is located at Newington Armory, the former Royal Australian Navy armament depot, in the western suburb of Sydney Olympic Park. The tramway lines were built from Armory Wharf to various buildings on the reserve. The gallery is Building 18, one of the largest armament storehouses on the site, surrounded by earthen banks to contain blasts. It now houses a flexible exhibition space that can accommodate 500 visitors. 

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Newington Armory, guardhouse

This guardhouse is located at Newington Armory, the former Royal Australian Navy armament depot, in the western suburb of Sydney Olympic Park. The heritage-listed guardhouse overlooked the magazine buildings, incorporated a cell for detention of soldiers and contained the lamp room, where lamps were stored and refilled when not in use.

Monday, 26 October 2020

Newington Armory, art

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

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Newtown, church hall

This church hall stands beside Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church located along Kings Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. The heritage listed building was built in 1862 in the Victorian Academic style. An additional floor was added in 1998 for the Greek Welfare Centre, which provides social services for the local community.

Saturday, 24 October 2020

Auburn, Botanic Gardens, Japanese Gardens Lake

The Japanese Gardens Lake is located in Auburn Botanic Gardens, in the western suburb of Auburn. The botanic gardens were established in 1977 and cover an area of 9.7 hectares (24 acres).
Linked to: Weekend Reflections, All Seasons.

Friday, 23 October 2020

Pyrmont, Johnstons Bay, sunset

A sunset view across Johnstons Bay from the inner city suburb of Pyrmont. The pylons from the old wharf have been retained beside a new concrete jetty at Pirrama Park.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Homebush, shops

These heritage listed two storey commercial buildings with shops and residences are located along The Crescent, in the western suburb of Homebush. 
Linked to: Signs, Signs, Thankful Thursday.

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Homebush, railway station

A view of the Homebush railway station platforms from the concourse, in the western suburb of Homebush. 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 services.

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Fairfield, railway station

The entrance to Fairfield railway station from The Crescent, in the western suburb of Fairfield. This heritage listed railway station was opened in 1856 as part of the Main South line from Granville to Liverpool. Today it is served by Sydney Trains T2 Inner West & Leppington line and T5 Cumberland line services. The jib crane in the forecourt commemorates the former goods yard which was north of station, accessed by a single track adjacent to where the crane is now.

Monday, 19 October 2020

Belmore, mural

This mural is painted on the side wall of The Corner Grill Cafe, a take-away shop on the corner of Burwood Road and Yangoora Street, in the south western suburb of Belmore.

Sunday, 18 October 2020

Newtown, Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church

Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church is located along Kings Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. This heritage listed church was designed by N.Trengrovse and built in 1856 in the Victorian Academic Style.

Saturday, 17 October 2020

Parramatta River, sunset

A sunset view across the Parramatta River to Drummoyne and Cockatoo Island, from the inner west suburb of Balmain.

Friday, 16 October 2020

Stanmore, stack

This heritage listed brick sewer vent stack and cottage are located on the corner of Corunna Street and Percival Lane West, in the inner west suburb of Stanmore. The vent's circular base forms part of the brick fence of the cottage built in the Edwardian Federation style. The name plate on the vent reads "Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage 1900".
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Circular Quay, light rail stop

The Circular Quay Light Rail Stop is located along Alfred Street, beside Circular Quay railway station. It is the final destination on the CBD and South East Light Rail service. This tram will soon be departing for the eastern suburb of Randwick. Quay Apartments is the residential building in the background.

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Leichhardt, post office

This former post office is located on the corner of Norton Street and St Johns Road, in the inner west suburb of Leichhardt. This heritage listed building was designed by James Barnet and built in 1888 in the Victorian Academic Classical and Victorian Italianate styles. It was sold in 1992 and the main part of the building now houses a private legal office, while the post office only occupies the small side annexe.

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Leichhardt, town hall

Leichhardt Town Hall is located on the corner of Norton Street and Marion Street, in the inner west suburb of Leichhardt. This heritage listed building was designed by Drake & Walcotand built in 1888 in the Victorian Free Classical style. The previous colour scheme can be seen here.

Monday, 12 October 2020

Leichhardt, mural

This colourful mural is on the wall of the Styles Street Children's Community Long Day Care Centre in the inner city suburb of Leichhardt.

Sunday, 11 October 2020

Leichhardt, All Souls Anglican Church


All Souls Anglican Church is located on the corner of Norton Street and Marion Streets, in the inner west suburb of Leichhardt. This heritage listed church was designed by Blackett & Sons and was constructed in 1883 in the Victorian Academic Gothic style. 

Saturday, 10 October 2020

Wolli Creek, Cooks River, railway bridge

A Tangara train travels on the railway bridge over the Cooks River from 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, 9 October 2020

Wolli Creek, 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, 8 October 2020

Balmain, Police and Community Youth Club

The Police and Community Youth Club (PCYC) is located along Darling Street, in the inner west suburb of Balmain. PCYC is a not-for-profit organisation delivering a broad range of youth and community activities and support for young people to be the best that they can be through personal development programs in partnership with NSW Police Youth and Crime Prevention Command.

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Stanmore, Weekley Park

 
All paths lead into the centre of Weekley Park, bounded by Percival Road, Albany Road and Clarendon Road, in the inner west suburb of Stanmore. 
Linked to: Wordless WednesdayOver the Moon, My Corner of the WorldWednesday Wisdom.

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Dulwich Hill, Johnson Park, gazebo

This gazebo is located in Johnson Park, located along Constitution Road, in the inner west suburb of Dulwich Hill. 

Monday, 5 October 2020

Camperdown, mural

This mural is painted on the side of a house, on the corner of Salisbury Road and Australia Street, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. "On the Way to Where I Was Going" was created in 2018 by Sydney based artist Sharon Billinge. It reflects the history and the sense of vibrancy in the suburb.

Sunday, 4 October 2020

Saturday, 3 October 2020

Newington Nature Reserve, Wanngal Wetland

Newington Nature Reserve is located along the Parramatta River in the western suburb of Sydney Olympic Park. This 48 hectare nature reserve was part of the Newington Royal Australian Navy Armament Depot before it became part of the Parklands of Sydney Olympic Park in September 2000. It is comprised of the Wanngal Wetland and the Wanngal Woodland.

Friday, 2 October 2020

Newington Wharf

A crane at Newington Wharf, in the western suburb of Sydney Olympic Park. A Sydney RiverCat ferry is speeding past on the Parramatta River, travelling from Circular Quay to Parramatta.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Newington Armory, Wharf Canteen

The Armory Wharf Canteen is located at the end of Jamieson Street, in the western suburb of Sydney Olympic Park. It was originally known as Building 12, the Wharf Transport Office, associated with Newington Wharf which serviced
Newington Armory. It features some of the original signage which outlines the Newington Wharf Safe Loadings and some of the newer signs for the shop which operates for tourists.
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