Sunday, 31 January 2021

Sydenham Green, monument

  This monument is located in Sydenham Green, a recreation area which has been created around Railway Road, in the inner west suburb of Sydneham. The memorial was built in 2019 on the site of what was the first Coptic Orthodox Church in Australia. It consists of polished concrete arches joined by a stainless-steel Coptic Cross as the centerpiece. The colourful aluminum discs in the archway are representative of heaven and feature the Coptic colours. The former church was originally built in 1884 as the Tempe Park Methodist Church and in 1968 became the  St Mary and St Mina Coptic Orthodox Church. It was demolished in 2017 under the pretext that the building had become life-threatening in the wake of a fire. The foundation plaques from the original church have been installed beside it.

Saturday, 30 January 2021

Clovelly, rocks

Swimmers at sunset near the rocks at Clovelly Beach, in the eastern suburb of Clovelly

Friday, 29 January 2021

South Maroubra, beach

A perfect summer day on South Maroubra Beach looking south towards Malabar Headland National Park, in the southern suburb of Maroubra.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday

Thursday, 28 January 2021

Brighton-Le-Sands, boardwalk and kiosk

The promenade leading to the boardwalk along Lady Robinsons Beach at Botany Bay in the southern suburb of Brighton-Le-Sands.The Le Sands Pavilion contains restaurants, a kiosk cafe and the bathers pavilion.

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Balmain East, shop

This corner shop and residence now houses a bridal designer's boutique on the corner of Darling Street and Nicholson Street, in the inner west suburb of Balmain East. The ivy grows rampantly at this time of year.

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Barangaroo, International Towers

Looking across Darling Harbour to the International Towers at Barangaroo and the Sydney skyline from Illoura Reserve, in the inner west suburb of Balmain East.

Monday, 25 January 2021

Caringbah, mural

 This mural is on the rear roller door and wall of a cafe in Park Lane, in the southern suburb of Caringbah.

Sunday, 24 January 2021

Petersham, All Saints Anglican Church

All Saints Anglican Church is located on the corner of Stanmore Road and Church Street, in the inner west suburb of Petersham. This heritage listed church was designed by B. Blackhouse and built in 1871 in the Gothic Revival style.

Saturday, 23 January 2021

Pyrmont, pole garden

 These pylons and remnants of the old wharf in Johnstons Bay have been retained as a 'pole garden' beside Pirrama Park, in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont. 

Friday, 22 January 2021

Pyrmont, Johnstons Bay, sunset

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

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Maroubra, South Maroubra Beach

 This lifeguard tower on the sand at South Maroubra Beach provides a clear view of swimmers and surfers in the Pacific Ocean on a perfect summer day, in the eastern suburb of Maroubra.

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Maroubra, beach showers

 These outdoor showers are located at the beach near the South Maroubra Surf Lifesaving Club, in the eastern suburb of Maroubra.

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

La Perouse, Frenchmans Bay

 A view of boats moored in Frenchmans Bay near Frenchmans Beach, from a La Perouse Point lookout in the eastern suburb of La Perouse. Port Botany is in the distance.

Monday, 18 January 2021

Marrickville, graffiti art

 This graffiti art is on the walls of a warehouse along Victoria Road, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville.

Sunday, 17 January 2021

Matraville, Pioneer Memorial Park, First Fleeters Memorial

 The First Fleeters Memorial is in Pioneer Memorial Park, which is part of the Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, in the eastern suburb of Matraville. It was installed here in 2016 to commemorate twelve First Fleeters reinterred here with eleven granite panels on the perimeter etched with the ships’ names, each listing the names of those who sailed with the First Fleet. This statue which is part of the memorial is of Admiral Arthur Phillip, first Governor of New South Wales who led the British settlement and colonisation of Australia. 

Saturday, 16 January 2021

Wolli Creek, Cooks River

A view of the pontoon on the Cooks River at Tempe at dusk, looking towards the southern suburb of Wolli Creek.


Friday, 15 January 2021

Rozelle, Johnstons Bay, sunset

 
A sunset view across Johnstons Bay to the western pylon of the Anzac Bridge and industrial silos at Glebe Island at Rozelle from Pirrama Park, in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont. 
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Newtown, cafe

This former cafe and restaurant is located along King Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. It has gone out of business and the shopfront now remains vacant like a lot of shops since the pandemic began. The curious decorations on the power pole are a range of thongs (or flip flops) and other footwear to create some sort of strange art installation.

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

La Perouse, Frenchmans Beach

Looking across Frenchmans Beach on Frenchmans Bay, in the eastern suburb of La Perouse. The Boatshed restaurant, off Anzac Parade, overlooks the beach.

Monday, 11 January 2021

Marrickville, mural

This mural of kookaburras is on the rear roller doors of a warehouse along Chalder Street, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. 'City Feathers' was created by Karen Farmer in 2019. The artwork extends to the front of the warehouse where it features magpies.

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Auburn, Western District Chinese Church

The Western District Chinese Church is located along Harrow Road is located along Harrow Street, in the western suburb of Auburn. The building stands beside the Auburn Baptist Church and was originally built as the church hall. It is still also used for the church's youth group and community activities.

Saturday, 9 January 2021

Sandringham, Bado-Berong Creek

 
Bado-Berong Creek runs through Scott Park and forms a natural border between the southern suburbs of Sandringham and Sans Souci. 

Friday, 8 January 2021

Balmain, sunset

A view of the sunset behind Rozelle and Cockatoo Island from a pontoon on the Parramatta River, in the inner west suburb of Balmain.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday. 

Thursday, 7 January 2021

Belmore, amenities building

 This amenities building is located in front of the car park along Redman Parade, in the south western suburb of Belmore. This heritage listed building was built in the 1950s to match a nearby bus shelter built in the 1940s in the same style.

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Homebush, railway station

A view of the Loftus Crescent entrance of Homebush railway station, 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. The lift in the centre, which connects the street with the concourseis a recent addition built in the same style.

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Homebush, railway station

 
A view of the concourse which stretches over the platforms at Homebush railway station, 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.

Monday, 4 January 2021

Marrickville, mural

 This mural is on the walls of a warehouse along Victoria Road, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. It was created in 2018 by street artist Reubszz.

Sunday, 3 January 2021

South Granville, Burmese Christian Church

The Burmese Christian Church is located along Clyde Street, in the western suburb of South Granville.  The church was originally the South Granville Baptist Church.

Saturday, 2 January 2021

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.
Linked to: Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 1 January 2021

Pitt Street Mall, Christmas (Theme Day: Photo of the Year)

 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 MorganSydney Tower and the Westfield Sydney Centrepoint shopping centre. I featured a similar photo during the year which was taken at dusk and can be seen here but this one was taken earlier in the evening.
Linked to: Skywatch FridayTheme Day.

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