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. 
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