Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Alexandria, Sydney Park, wetlands

Sydney Park is a large recreational area in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. The former brickworks were transformed into parkland and cascading wetlands.

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

La Perouse, Yarra Bay

Looking across Yarra Bay to Frenchmans Beach in the eastern suburb of La Perouse. The wind was perfect for windsurfing and kitesurfing enthusiasts.

Monday, 27 September 2021

Brighton-Le-Sands, mural

This mural has been painted on three large shipping containers in Cook Park overlooking Lady Robinsons Beach and Botany Bay, in the southern suburb of Brighton-Le-Sands. The local council placed the three shipping containers here recently after several large trees were illegally cut down by chainsaws. New trees have now been planted and the containers will stay in place to give them time to grow and become established and to deter future vandalism at the site. The mural features a yellow tailed black cockatoo amongst the blooms of a native Banksia tree, feasting on the pods.

Sunday, 26 September 2021

Arncliffe, St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church

St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church is located along Wollongong Road, in the southern suburb of Arncliffe. This former Methodist Church was built in 1907, which became part of the Uniting Church of Australia in 1977 and in 1980 a Coptic Orthodox Church.

Saturday, 25 September 2021

Botany Bay, cruiser

A cruiser moored in Botany Bay near the foreshore of Lady Robinsons Beach, in the southern suburb of Monterey. Perfect weather last weekend for sunbaking on the deck.

Friday, 24 September 2021

La Perouse, rocks

 

These seagulls have gathered on the rocks on the shore of Botany Bay, in the eastern suburb of La Perouse.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday, Saturday Critters.

Thursday, 23 September 2021

Randwick, light rail stop


 The Randwick Light Rail Stop is located along High Street, which runs between the Wales Medical Centre and the Prince of Wales Hospital, in the eastern suburb of Randwick. It is the final destination on the L2 Randwick Light Rail service and this tram will soon be departing for Circular Quay. 
Linked to: Signs, SignsThankful ThursdayRuby Tuesday.

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Randwick, Corana and Hygeia

 'Corana and Hygeia' are terrace houses located along Avoca Street, in the eastern suburb of Randwick. These heritage listed homes were built in 1894 in the Victorian architectural style. These former residential buildings are now a boutique hotel known as The Lurline Randwick. This hotel had a different colour scheme a few years ago which can be seen here.

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Maroubra, beach

Looking across to the patrolled area of Maroubra Beach, in the eastern suburb of Maroubra. Surf patrols for this season began on Sydney beaches this weekend.

Monday, 20 September 2021

Newtown, graffiti art

This graffiti art is on the side wall of a house, on the corner of King Lane and Dickson Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown.
Linked to: Monday MuralBlue MondayPink Saturday, Through My Lens.

Sunday, 19 September 2021

Gladesville, Christ Church

Christ Church is an Anglican church located on the corner of Victoria Road and Jordan Street in the north western suburb of Gladesville. It was designed Albert Bond, Cyril Blackett and Arthur Blackett. It was built in 1878 and was extended in 1886 and 1962.

Saturday, 18 September 2021

Sans Souci, marina, sunset

 
A sunset view across a pontoon at the marina on the Georges River, in the southern suburb of Sans Souci.

Friday, 17 September 2021

Monterey, Botany Bay

Looking at the sky above Monterey Baths, the netted swimming enclosure in Botany Bay from Lady Robinsons Beach, in the southern suburb of Monterey.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Brighton-Le-Sands, Lady Robinsons Beach

 This entrance to Lady Robinsons Beach on Botany Bay is from Cook Park, in the southern suburb of Brighton-Le-Sands.

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Brighton-Le-Sands, Botany Bay

This White-faced Heron forages for food along the fence between Cook Park and Lady Robinsons Beach, in the southern suburb of Brighton-Le-Sands. The view across Botany Bay is clear to Port Botany.

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Botanic Gardens, bench

The Henry Kendall memorial seat is located in the Royal Botanic Gardens. The art deco style seat of carved sandstone was commissioned by Mrs A. Hamilton-Grey and designed by Wilfred Rhodes in memory of the poet Henry Kendall. It features two winged horses, Pegasus from Greek mythology, which were carved by L. Bicego in 1939. The back of the seat has inscribed lines from Kendall's works: "All my days have been the days of a laborious life and ever on my struggling soul has burnt the fierce light of this hurried sphere." This bench was previously located near the Woolloomooloo Gate entrance but has been moved outside the PlantClinic now.

Monday, 13 September 2021

Newtown, graffiti art

This graffiti art is on the garage roller door of a shop, on the corner of King Lane and Dickson Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown.

Sunday, 12 September 2021

Newtown, Sydney Buddhist Centre

 
The Sydney Buddhist Centre is located along Enmore Road, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. It is part of the Triratna Buddhist Community which draws on Buddhist traditions and meditation for daily life. 
Linked to: Shadow Shot Sunday, InSPIREd Sunday.

Saturday, 11 September 2021

Alexandria, Sydney Park, wetlands

Looking across a pond in Sydney Park, a large recreational area in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. The former brickworks here have been transformed into parkland and wetlands. Stormwater is collected and recycled from surrounding suburban streets to provide constant running water in the wetlands. These poles are remnants of an old structure and if you look closely, you can see a cormorant with outstretched wings sunning itself on the first pole.

Friday, 10 September 2021

Alexandria, Sydney Park, wetlands

Sydney Park is a large recreational area in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. The former brickworks were transformed into parkland and wetlands. This view across one of the ponds is towards the chimney stacks at the north-west corner of the park, near St Peters. A fallen tree trunk has become lodged on the cascade and sprouted new leaves.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Arncliffe, railway station

 
Arncliffe railway station is on the Illawarra railway line, in the southern suburb of Arncliffe. This night view of the Firth Street entrance looks towards the former ticket office and station master's office on the concourse. The railway station opened in 1884 and the lifts from the street to the concourse and down to the platforms were installed in 2016. A daytime view of this entrance can be seen here.
Linked to: Signs, SignsThankful Thursday.

Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Arncliffe house

 'Belmont' is a heritage listed house located along Wollongong Road, in the southern suburb of Arncliffe. It was built in the late 1800s in the Victorian style. The property is associated with Thomas and Alexander Milsop who made their fortunes in the Kurrajong Goldfield near Forbes. Their other property on the same block is 'Fairview'.

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Arncliffe, house

 'Fairview' is a heritage listed house located along Wollongong Road, in the southern suburb of Arncliffe. It was built in the late 1800s in the Victorian style. The property is associated with Thomas and Alexander Milsop who made their fortunes in the Kurrajong Goldfield near Forbes. Their other property on the same block is 'Belmont'.

Monday, 6 September 2021

Watsons Bay, Camp Cove

Camp Cove Beach and Green Point Reserve are located in the eastern suburb of Watsons Bay. The Sydney skyline can be seen in the distance across Sydney Harbour.
Linked to: Blue Monday, Through My Lens.

Sunday, 5 September 2021

Earlwood, Uniting Church

The Earlwood Uniting Church is located along William Street, in the inner west suburb of Earlwood. The Earlwood Methodist Church was built here in 1922. Alterations and enlargements were made in subsequent years with the Methodist War Memorial Hall opening in 1955. The Uniting Church in Australia was formed in 1977 and today this church also conducts "Beth Eden" Indonesian services.

Saturday, 4 September 2021

Alexandria, Sydney Park, wetlands

A couple of ducks glide across a pond in Sydney Park, a large recreational area in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. Some spring flowers have begun to bloom on the trees and bushes. The former brickworks here have been transformed into parkland with four cascading wetlands that attract birds. Stormwater is collected and recycled from surrounding suburban streets to provide constant running water in the wetlands.

Friday, 3 September 2021

Sans Souci, Bonney Street Wharf

  This sunset reflected in Kogarah Bay is viewed from the Bonney Street Wharf, in the southern suburb of Sans Souci.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 2 September 2021

Arncliffe, railway station

Arncliffe railway station is on the Illawarra railway line. This view of the Firth Street entrance looks towards the former ticket office and station master's office on the concourse.

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Erskineville, art (Theme Day: Right Under Your Nose)


This artwork is located on the facade of a former warehouse along Rochford Street, in the inner city suburb of Erskineville. "The Lips" features a mural created by artist Rachel Szalay in 2020, celebrating the Australian Golden Wattle and Flowering Gum Trees. The warehouse was built in the 1930s and was previously used as a co-working space for creative industry freelancers, small businesses and entrepreneurs. It has now been redeveloped and converted into a couple of residential properties. I photographed this artwork when the lips featured a different design, which can be seen here and originally when they were a plain red, which can be seen here
Linked to:  Theme DayWordless Wednesday, Wednesday WisdomMonday MuralBlue MondayRuby Tuesday.

Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Bicentennial Park, fountain

 This fountain stands at one end of an avenue of plane trees, located at the highest point of Bicentennial Park. in the western suburb of Sydney Olympic Park. At the other end is the Treillage Tower, a 3 storey, 17 metre high viewing tower constructed with trellis. Treillage is a French word for lattice, which was commonly used in gardens in the 16th century. 

Monday, 30 August 2021

Marrickville, mural

  
This mural is on the back wall and roller door of a bicycle shop on the corner of Frampton Lane and Seymour Lane, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville.

Sunday, 29 August 2021

Earlwood, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

These sculptures are on the facade of the Parish Office, one of the buildings in the grounds of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church along Homer Street, in the inner west suburb of Earlwood. The buildings were built in the Mediterranean Style.
Linked to: Shadow Shot SundayInSPIREd Sunday.

Saturday, 28 August 2021

Watsons Bay, wharves

These wharves are at the Boating Safety Education Centre in the eastern suburb of Watsons Bay.

Friday, 27 August 2021

Sydney Harbour, sunset

A view of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge across Sydney Harbour from Mrs Macquaries Point.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 26 August 2021

Como, tidal baths

 
The Como Tidal Baths are located at the end of Cremona Road, in the southern suburb of Como. The timber and netted pool is on the Georges River near the Como Railway Bridge.

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Bicentennial Park, pavilions

Platanus Pavilion is located in Bicentennial Park, in the western suburb of Sydney Olympic Park. It provides shelter and barbecue facilities for visitors who picnic in the park.

Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Dobell Memorial Sculpture

The Dobell Memorial Sculpture is located on a traffic island, at the corner of Bond Street and Pitt Street. It was created by Herbert ‘Bert’ Flugelman in 1979 and commemorates landscape and portrait artist William Dobell. This controversial stainless steel sculpture, nicknamed the "Silver Shish Kebab", was originally installed in Martin Place but was moved to this less prominent location in 1999.

Monday, 23 August 2021

Darlinghurst, mural

 This mural is painted on the side of a record shop along Goulburn Street, between Crown Street and Arnold Lane, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. It was created by notable graffiti artist Phibs.

Sunday, 22 August 2021

Earlwood, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Epiphany House

These sculptures are on the facade of Epiphany House, one of the buildings in the grounds of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church along Homer Street, in the inner west suburb of Earlwood. The buildings were built in the Mediterranean Style.
Linked to: Shadow Shot SundayInSPIREd Sunday.

Saturday, 21 August 2021

Cockle Bay, jet boat

 
A jet boat moored along the western foreshore of Cockle Bay at Darling Harbour, with the city skyline reflected in the bay. This photo is from the a few years back when the monorail track still ran along Pyrmont Bridge.
 Linked to: Weekend ReflectionsAll Seasons.

Friday, 20 August 2021

Canterbury, Cooks River

 
A sunset view of the Cooks River from Prouts Bridge which carries Canterbury Road, in the inner west suburbs of Canterbury.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 19 August 2021

Kyeemagh, sculpture

"The Crab" by Joy Heylen is a sculpture located at this entrance to Lady Robinsons Beach, on the Botany Bay foreshore, in the southern suburb of Kyeemagh. In 2018, it was part of Sculpture @ Bayside, an annual outdoor exhibition that takes place at Cook Park and has remained on permanent display here since then.
Linked to: Signs, SignsThankful Thursday.

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Kyeemagh, Endeavour Bridge

Endeavour Bridge carries General Holmes Drive across the Cooks River from the eastern suburb of Mascot to the southern suburb of Kyeemagh, close to Botany Bay. It is named after the HMB Endeavour, the ship commanded by Captain James Cook, an English explorer, navigator and cartographer. The crew of the Endeavour arrived in Botany Bay in 1770 and was the first recorded European expedition to navigate and map the eastern coastline of Australia.

Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Kyeemagh, rock groyne


This sea wall or rock groyne is located at the mouth of the Cooks River into Botany Bay, in the southern suburb of Kyeemagh. It is one of many sea walls along Lady Robinson Beach which have been built to protect the sandy foreshore. The container terminals and vessel berths of Port Botany seaport can be seen in the distance. 

Monday, 16 August 2021

Marrickville, mural

 This is part of a mural on the side of a shop on the corner of Victoria Road and Central Lane, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. The other part of the mural can be seen here.

Sunday, 15 August 2021

Banksia, St Savvas of Kalymnos Orthodox Church

 St Savvas of Kalymnos Orthodox Church is located along the Princes Highway, in the southern suburb of Banksia. This church building was formerly used by the Banksia Free Church. It became an Orthodox Church in 2016 and the onion domes are recent additions.
Linked to: Shadow Shot SundayInSPIREd Sunday.

Saturday, 14 August 2021

Ryde Bridge

 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.
 Linked to: Weekend ReflectionsAll Seasons.

Friday, 13 August 2021

Sydney Harbour, boats

 
A sunset view of boats on Sydney Harbour  in the eastern suburb of Darling Point. The Sydney Harbour Bridge in the distance and a ferry is heading for the Darling Point ferry wharf.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 12 August 2021

Kyeemagh, Lady Robinsons Beach


This entrance to Lady Robinsons Beach is at the mouth of the Cooks River into Botany Bay, in the southern suburb of Kyeemagh. The sign with the windsock provides safety information for the beach and the smallest sign points to the off-leash dog area. This location is popular with fisherman so another sign provides information on legal size and bag limits of saltwater fish which can be caught here. The container terminals and vessel berths of Port Botany seaport can be seen in the distance.
Linked to: Signs, SignsThankful ThursdayRuby Tuesday.

Wednesday, 11 August 2021

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